Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Research article
29 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 29 Jun 2017

Complex principal component analysis of mass balance changes on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau

Jingang Zhan, Hongling Shi, Yong Wang, and Yixin Yao


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AR by zhan jingang on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Mar 2017) by Valentina Radic
RR by Pangaluru Kishore (14 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Apr 2017) by Valentina Radic
AR by zhan jingang on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 May 2017) by Valentina Radic
Short summary
The mass balance change on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the result of interactions between the atmospheric vapor and the surface water resources. We evaluated the spatial characteristics and principal components of mass balance change using CPCA and wavelet analysis. The results reflect the change in four major different atmospheric circulation patterns and their contribution percentages to mass balance. The novelty of the phase information revealed their impact area and travel route in detail.