Irreversible hotter and drier climate over inner East Asia

IMAGE: Tree-ring data from Siberian larch and other tree species show that heatwaves and soil drying of the Mongolian Plateau have accelerated in the past two decades. The region’s climate regime… view more  Credit: Ken Shono, Unsplash Mongolia’s semi-arid plateau may soon become as barren as parts of the American Southwest due to a “vicious cycle” […]

Irreversible hotter and drier climate over inner East Asia

Trees tell a heatwave and drought history of inner East Asia. The image shows a landscape in inner Mongolia, northern China, a Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) tree-ring sample, and a figure showing tree-ring-based heatwave and soil moisture reconstructions from Zhang et al. Science (2020). Credit: Peng Zhang, Hans Linderholm, Zhang et al., Science (2020) […]