Zhao, Y., W. Mao, K. Zhang, Y. Ma, H. Li, and W. Zhang, 2017: Climatic variations in the boundary layer height of arid and semiarid areas in East Asia and North Africa. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 95, 181-197.
https://doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2017-010 Graphical Abstract with highlights
- From 1900 to 2010, in arid and semiarid area over East Asia, the BLH of the western areas had a decreasing trend, and the east had a rising trend (Fig. 1). While in arid and semiarid areas in North Africa, the BLH of the areas had a rising trend and other regions had a decreasing trend.
- On the spatial distribution, the BLH, sensible heat flux, latent heat flux and volumetric soil water had a good corresponding relationship.
- On the temporal change, in East Asia, the BLH had a stronger correlation with the thermodynamic factors than the dynamic factors (Fig. 1), while in the North Africa, the BLH had a stronger correlation with the dynamic factors. Besides, the upper level stratification also has some influence on the BLH’s change.