ABSTRACT

Gough, W.A. and Shi, B., 2020. Impact of coastalization on day-to-day temperature variability along China's east coast. Journal of Coastal Research, 36(3), 451–456. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Annual day-to-day temperature variability is examined for 16 urban areas along China's east coast. This day-to-day temperature framework was used to compare these cities and to discern differences between coastal locations and those inland from the coast. The day-to-day variation of the minimum temperature of the day was found to be the clearest indicator of coastalization, particularly when the effects of latitude were included. In addition, this metric was found to be superior and more nuanced than traditional measures of continentality and coastalization. An inland transect from Shanghai Pudong to Nanjing within the Yangtze River delta is suggestive of the relationship between the day-to-day temperature metrics and inland displacement and elevation. This work supports the further utility of the day-to-day temperature variation framework in detecting subtle changes in the thermal response to local meteorological and geographical features and may provide a useful tool for assessing marine impacts on climate data.

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