Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Research article
07 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 07 Sep 2017

Dominance of climate warming effects on recent drying trends over wet monsoon regions

Chang-Eui Park, Su-Jong Jeong, Chang-Hoi Ho, Hoonyoung Park, Shilong Piao, Jinwon Kim, and Song Feng


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Short summary
In dry monsoon regions, a decrease in precipitation induces drying trends. In contrast, the increase in potential evapotranspiration due to increased atmospheric water-holding capacity, a secondary impact of warming, works to increase aridity over the humid monsoon regions despite the increase in precipitation. Our results explain the recent drying in the humid monsoon regions. This also supports the drying trends over the warm and water-sufficient regions in future climate.
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