IGSNRR OpenIR
Contrasting groundwater depletion patterns induced by anthropogenic and climate-driven factors on Alxa Plateau, northwestern China
Wang, Tian-Ye1,2; Wang, Ping1; Zhang, Yi-Chi1; Yu, Jing-Jie1,2; Du, Chao-Yang1; Fang, Yuan-Hao3
2019-09-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY
ISSN0022-1694
Volume576Pages:262-272
Corresponding AuthorWang, Ping(wangping@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Yu, Jing-Jie(yujj@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe groundwater storage of China's Alxa Plateau (AP), one of the driest plateaus in the World, with a mixed landscape of deserts, including the Gobi, natural riparian oases and mosaic groundwater-fed irrigation areas, is vulnerable to global climate change and enhanced human activities. In this study, we revealed the temporal and spatial pattern of the changes in groundwater storage (GWS) across the AP by integrating satellite observations, hydrological modelling and ground data during the period of 2003-2016. Our results showed the GWS experienced a significant decreasing trend across the AP, while the precipitation did not significantly change. GWS continues to decrease in the center of the AP, i.e., the Badain Jaran Desert, which is likely associated with the fact of increasing evapotranspiration. The anthropogenic influences were reflect as the long-term extraction of groundwater has strongly depleted the GWS in the southeastern AP; however, in the northwestern part of the AP, groundwater depletion has been relieved due to the water diversion project with general increasing river runoff. Furthermore, based on our analysis and a broad review of the studies in other sub-regions over the AP, the possible regional flow path was proposed with particular addressing on the likely influence by anthropogenic activities. The dynamics in the GWS among the different hydrogeological units is likely interconnected through regional groundwater flow paths. Decreasing of GWS in the central AP, which would lead to reducing groundwater discharge to the northwestern AP, might further cause the groundwater depletion in the northwestern AP. Our results emphasize the tempo-spatial patterns in GWS change and the associated hydrological and ecological processes across the dry plateau. Identifying and untangling the various processes that impact on groundwater storage would allow us to develop more effective water management strategies.
KeywordGroundwater depletion Water storage change GRACE Arid area Alxa Plateau
DOI10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.06.057
WOS KeywordBADAIN JARAN DESERT ; HEIHE RIVER-BASIN ; ULAN BUH DESERT ; EVAPOTRANSPIRATION PRODUCTS ; VEGETATION RESPONSES ; WATER MANAGEMENT ; LAND EVAPORATION ; QILIAN MOUNTAINS ; TIBETAN PLATEAU ; LOWER REACHES
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41671023] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41877165] ; Science & Technology Basic Resources Investigation Program of China[2017FY101302] ; Science & Technology Basic Resources Investigation Program of China[2017FY101301] ; NSFC-RFBR[41811530084] ; NSFC-RFBR[18-55-53025 TcDEH_a]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Science & Technology Basic Resources Investigation Program of China ; NSFC-RFBR
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Geology ; Water Resources
WOS SubjectEngineering, Civil ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Water Resources
WOS IDWOS:000486092200020
PublisherELSEVIER
Citation statistics
Cited Times:3[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/69572
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Ping; Yu, Jing-Jie
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Proc, 11A Datun Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Hohai Univ, Dept Hydrol & Water Resources, Nanjing 210098, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Wang, Tian-Ye,Wang, Ping,Zhang, Yi-Chi,et al. Contrasting groundwater depletion patterns induced by anthropogenic and climate-driven factors on Alxa Plateau, northwestern China[J]. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY,2019,576:262-272.
APA Wang, Tian-Ye,Wang, Ping,Zhang, Yi-Chi,Yu, Jing-Jie,Du, Chao-Yang,&Fang, Yuan-Hao.(2019).Contrasting groundwater depletion patterns induced by anthropogenic and climate-driven factors on Alxa Plateau, northwestern China.JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY,576,262-272.
MLA Wang, Tian-Ye,et al."Contrasting groundwater depletion patterns induced by anthropogenic and climate-driven factors on Alxa Plateau, northwestern China".JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY 576(2019):262-272.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Wang, Tian-Ye]'s Articles
[Wang, Ping]'s Articles
[Zhang, Yi-Chi]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Wang, Tian-Ye]'s Articles
[Wang, Ping]'s Articles
[Zhang, Yi-Chi]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Wang, Tian-Ye]'s Articles
[Wang, Ping]'s Articles
[Zhang, Yi-Chi]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.