Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Research article
25 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 25 Mar 2021

The precipitation variability of the wet and dry season at the interannual and interdecadal scales over eastern China (1901–2016): the impacts of the Pacific Ocean

Tao Gao, Fuqiang Cao, Li Dan, Ming Li, Xiang Gong, and Junjie Zhan


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (12 Oct 2020) by Dominic Mazvimavi
AR by Fuqiang Cao on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2020) by Dominic Mazvimavi
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Feb 2021) by Dominic Mazvimavi
AR by Fuqiang Cao on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The rainfall in eastern China is principally concentrated from April–September. Changes are roughly coincident with phase shifts of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in both the dry (October–March) and wet (April–September) seasons, and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) triggers a stronger effect on precipitation in the wet season. The interannual and interdecadal rainfall variability over eastern China is substantially modulated by drivers originating from the Pacific Ocean.