Research-Paleoclimate modeling


Influence of Tibetan plateau uplift on the evolution of Asian monsoon and the aridification of Asian inland


    Liu and Yin (2002, PPP) performed numerical simulations for the scenario of a phased uplift of the Tibetan Plateau. They concluded that the East Asian monsoon is more sensitive to the uplift of the Plateau than the South Asian monsoon, while the winter monsoon in the northern part of East Asia is more sensitive to the uplift than the summer monsoon. The effects of the Plateau on the Asian monsoon system would appear only after the plateau surface reaches certain height. Additionally, the uplift of the plateau significantly enhanced the aridification of inland Asia.

Liu X.D. and Z.Y. Yin, 2002: Sensitivity of East Asian monsoon climate to the Tibetan Plateau uplift, Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol , 22(9), 1075-1089.

 Changes in the Tibetan Plateau topography in the 11 experiments