Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

The correspondence between geographic position and climatic ordinations of the major vegetation zones of China: a Procrustes analysis approach

E. Feoli, J. Podani and C. Y. Sun
Abstracta Botanica
Vol. 17, Special volume: Contributions in memoriam P. Juhász-Nagy (1993), pp. 141-146
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43519439
Page Count: 6
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($29.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
The correspondence between geographic position and climatic ordinations of the major vegetation zones of China: a Procrustes analysis approach
Preview not available

Abstract

The relationship between climatic ordinations and the geographic position of meteorological stations has been studied via Procrustes analysis in order to measure the effects of some geographic features on climatic variation within phytoclimatic zones of China. The analysis showed that for nearly all phytoclimatic zones there is a high correspondence between the position of the metereological stations in multidimensional climatic space and in the territory. This means that the climatic variation follows a regular pattern in the territories of phytoclimatic zones. However, multiple regression confirmed that Procrustes measures of dissimilarity within each zone are significantly correlated with the standard deviation of altitude and the number of rivers of that zone. This indicates that these two geographic features affect the pattern of climatic variation.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[141]
    [141]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
142
    142
  • Thumbnail: Page 
143
    143
  • Thumbnail: Page 
144
    144
  • Thumbnail: Page 
145
    145
  • Thumbnail: Page 
146
    146