Articles | Volume 379
Proc. IAHS, 379, 31–36, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-31-2018
Proc. IAHS, 379, 31–36, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-31-2018

Pre-conference publication 05 Jun 2018

Pre-conference publication | 05 Jun 2018

Stability and tilting of regional water cycle over Tarim Basin

Hongquan Zhang and Zhuguo Ma

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The water consumption imbalance in Tarim Basin is caused by human activities and tilts the humidity profile over the basin. As a result, more water vapour spills from the western part of the basin and causes precipitation to increase in adjacent areas. At the same time, the Westerlies carry the low humidity air mass out of the eastern part of the basin to make the downwind Gobi Desert and surrounding areas drier.