(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Response of karst springs to climate change and anthropogenic activities : the Niangziguan Springs, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAO Y. (1) ; WANG Y. (2) ; ZHU Y. (3 4) ; LIN Y. (5) ; WEN J.-C. (6) ; YEH T.-C. J. (7 8) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Water Environment and Resources, Normal Univ., Tianjin, CHINE
(2) College of Computer and Information Engineering, Normal Univ., Tianjin, CHINE
(3) College of Environment and Resources, Shanxi Univ., Taiyuan, CHINE
(4) School of Environment, Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(5) Dep. of Mathematics, Univ., Slippery Rock, ETATS-UNIS
(6) Dep. of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Univ., Yunlin, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE
(7) Dep. of Hydrology and Water Resources, Univ. Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS
(8) Dep. of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan City, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE


Discharge from the largest karst spring in north China, the Niangziguan Springs, has been declining since the 1950s. This paper examines the response of these springs to climatic change and anthropogenic influence by attempting a model-based discrimination between phases in the stream discharge record. In Niangziguan Springs Basin, the exploitation of karst groundwater began in 1979. Accordingly, the spring discharge data were divided into two phases: pre-1979 and post-1979. Using grey system theory, a discharge model was estimated for the first phase. Then extrapolating the model and using a water balance calculation, the AA. discerned the respective effects on climate change and human activities on depletion of spring discharge for the second phase


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no5 [pp. 634-649]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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