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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
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
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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.
Abstracta Botanica © 1993 Akadémiai Kiadó