Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10383–10393, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10383-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10383–10393, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10383-2017

Research article 05 Sep 2017

Research article | 05 Sep 2017

Tracing changes in atmospheric moisture supply to the drying Southwest China

Chi Zhang et al.

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AR by Chi Zhang on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jul 2017) by Andreas Stohl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jul 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Aug 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (07 Aug 2017) by Andreas Stohl
AR by Chi Zhang on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Aug 2017) by Andreas Stohl
AR by Chi Zhang on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Precipitation over Southwest China (SWC) has decreased significantly in recent years. By tracking precipitation moisture, we found that the reduced precipitation results from the reduced moisture supply from the extended west, which is influenced by the South Asian summer monsoon and the westerlies. Further study revealed the dynamic variations in circulation dominate the interannual variations in SWC precipitation. Changes in circulation systems may be related to the recent changes in SSTs.
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