Articles | Volume 25, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4531–4548, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4531-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4531–4548, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4531-2021

Research article 24 Aug 2021

Research article | 24 Aug 2021

Impacts of land use and land cover change and reforestation on summer rainfall in the Yangtze River basin

Wei Li et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (25 Jan 2021) by Nadav Peleg
AR by Wei Li on behalf of the Authors (04 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Apr 2021) by Nadav Peleg
RR by Emma Daniels (04 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (18 May 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Jun 2021) by Nadav Peleg
AR by Wei Li on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Jul 2021) by Nadav Peleg
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (28 Jul 2021) by Nadav Peleg
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Short summary
Reforestation can influence climate, but the sensitivity of summer rainfall to reforestation is rarely investigated. We take two reforestation scenarios to assess the impacts of reforestation on summer rainfall under different reforestation proportions and explore the potential mechanisms. This study concludes that reforestation increases summer rainfall amount and extremes through thermodynamics processes, and the effects are more pronounced in populated areas than over the whole basin.