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We characterized drought by linking climate anomalies with the change in precipitation–runoff relationships in China's Loess Plateau, where drought is of major concern for revegetation. Multi-year drought causes a change in the precipitation–runoff relationship in this water limited area. The drought causing a decrease in runoff ratio is vital to ecosystem management. The revegetation in the Loess Plateau should live with the spatially varied drought.
HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1749–1766, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1749-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1749–1766, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1749-2018

Research article 09 Mar 2018

Research article | 09 Mar 2018

Characterizing drought in terms of changes in the precipitation–runoff relationship: a case study of the Loess Plateau, China

Yuan Zhang et al.

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We characterized drought by linking climate anomalies with the change in precipitation–runoff relationships in China's Loess Plateau, where drought is of major concern for revegetation. Multi-year drought causes a change in the precipitation–runoff relationship in this water limited area. The drought causing a decrease in runoff ratio is vital to ecosystem management. The revegetation in the Loess Plateau should live with the spatially varied drought.
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