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Climate protection and motor vehicle regulations: Evaluation of motor vehicle regulations in China in the context of greenhouse gas management

Natural Resources Forum, Special Issue: Transport, 34(4): 266–274, November 2010

04 Jan 2011

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Climate change requires a re-evaluation of the regulations pertaining to motor vehicles from the perspective of greenhouse gas (GHG) management. This article evaluates the regulations of motor vehicles in China from that perspective. Technology-based regulations on motor vehicles play an important role in reducing GHG emissions. However,...

The influence of sensible heat on monsoon precipitation in central and eastern Tibet

Meteorological Applications, Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 452–462, December 2010

04 Jan 2011

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The sensible heat over the Tibetan Plateau influences the atmospheric circulation of East Asia and North America, and also the monsoon precipitation on the Plateau. Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) analysis of the patterns of the monsoon precipitation at 17 meteorological stations in central and eastern Tibet shows that the sensible...

A seasonal forecast scheme for spring dust storm predictions in Northern China

Meteorological Applications, Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 433–441, December 2010

04 Jan 2011

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The theme discussed in the present study is that of spring dust storm seasonal forecasts in Northern China. A comprehensive investigation of observations collected from 65 stations in Northern China, which studied strong winds for 35 years (1971–2005) and dust storms for 48 years (1961–2008), concluded that strong winds, which...

Timing and duration of growth hiatuses in mid Holocene massive Porites corals from the northern South China Sea

Journal of Quaternary Science, Volume 25, Issue 8, pages 1284–1292, December 2010

04 Jan 2011

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Growth hiatuses in massive corals are usually indicative of past ecological or environmental stresses. Among 37 fossil Porites colonies surveyed from the reef flat of Dadonghai fringing reef at Sanya, Hainan Island, northern South China Sea, seven of them were found to show clear evidence of past mortality, representing a population of...

ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF POTENTIAL SOURCE ROCKS IN THE TERTIARY DINGQINGHU FORMATION, NIMA BASIN, CENTRAL TIBET

Journal of Petroleum Geology, Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 67–85, January 2011

04 Jan 2011

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The Tertiary Nima Basin in central Tibet covers an area of some 3000 km2 and is closely similar to the nearby Lunpola Basin from which commercial volumes of oil have been produced. In this paper, we report on the source rock potential of the Oligocene Dingqinghu Formation from measured outcrop sections on the southern and northern...

Episodic growth of zircon in UHP orthogneisses from the North Dabie Terrane of east-central China: implications for crustal architecture of a collisional orogen

Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Volume 28, Issue 9, pages 979–995, December 2010

04 Jan 2011

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Zircon U-Pb dating of three orthogneiss samples from the North Dabie terrane (NDT) is undertaken in order to reconstruct their formation and evolutionary histories, and also the crustal architecture of the Dabie orogen after Triassic subduction and exhumation. SHRIMP zircon U-Pb dating, in combination with back scattered electron (BSE)...

U–Pb zircon geochronology of coesite-bearing eclogites from the southern Dulan area of the North Qaidam UHP terrane, northwestern China: spatially and temporally extensive UHP metamorphism during continental subduction

Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Volume 28, Issue 9, pages 955–978, December 2010

04 Jan 2011

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Coesite-bearing eclogites from >100 km2 in the southern Dulan area, North Qaidam Mountains (NQM) of western China, contain zircon that records protolith crystallization and ultra high pressure (UHP) metamorphism. Sensitive High-Resolution Ion Microprobe (Mass Spectrometer) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry...

Precipitation-use efficiency along a 4500-km grassland transect

Global Ecology and Biogeography, Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 842–851, November 2010

04 Jan 2011

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Aims: Clarifying the spatiotemporal variations in precipitation-use efficiency (PUE), the ratio of vegetation above-ground productivity to annual precipitation, will advance our understanding of how ecosystems' carbon and water cycles respond to climate change. Our goal is to investigate the variations in PUE at...

Community structure and composition in response to climate change in a temperate steppe

Global Change Biology, Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 452–465, January 2011

04 Jan 2011

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Climate change would have profound influences on community structure and composition, and subsequently has impacts on ecosystem functioning and feedback to climate change. A field experiment with increased temperature and precipitation was conducted to examine effects of experimental warming, increased precipitation and their interactions...

Application of the 3D magnetotelluric inversion code in a geologically complex area

Geophysical Prospecting, Volume 58, Issue 6, pages 1177–1192, November 2010

04 Jan 2011

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The WSINV3DMT code makes the implementation of 3D inversion of magnetotelluric data feasible using a single PC. Audio-magnetotelluric data were collected along two profiles in a Cu-Ni mining area in Xinjiang, China, where the apparent resistivity and phase curves, the phase tensors and the magnetic induction vectors indicate a complex 3D...

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