Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
22 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 22 Jun 2023

Change in the potential snowfall phenology: past, present, and future in the Chinese Tianshan mountainous region, Central Asia

Xuemei Li, Xinyu Liu, Kaixin Zhao, Xu Zhang, and Lanhai Li

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Quantifying change in the potential snowfall phenology (PSP) is an important area of research for understanding regional climate change past, present, and future. However, few studies have focused on the PSP and its change in alpine mountainous regions. We proposed three innovative indicators to characterize the PSP and its spatial–temporal variation. Our study provides a novel approach to understanding PSP in alpine mountainous regions and can be easily extended to other snow-dominated regions.