Mechanisms for stronger warming over drier ecoregions observed since 1979

  title={Mechanisms for stronger warming over drier ecoregions observed since 1979},
  author={Liming Zhou and Haishan Chen and Wenjian Hua and Yongjiu Dai and Nan Wei},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
Previous research found that the warming rate observed for the period 1979–2012 increases dramatically with decreasing vegetation greenness over land between 50°S and 50°N, with the strongest warming rate seen over the driest regions such as the Sahara desert and the Arabian Peninsula, suggesting warming amplification over deserts. To further this finding, this paper explores possible mechanisms for this amplification by analyzing observations, reanalysis data and historical simulations of… 
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