Hongxiu WangUniversity of Saskatchewan | U of S
PostDoctoral Fellow at Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan.
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Ecohydrological investigations commonly use the stable isotopes of water (hydrogen and oxygen) as a conservative ecosystem tracer. This approach requires accessing and analyzing water constrained within plant and soil matrices. Generally, there are six steps that researchers must pass through to retrieve hydrogen and oxygen isotope values from thes...
Soil evaporation is a key process in the water cycle and can be conveniently quantified using δ2H and δ18O in bulk surface soil water (BW). However, recent research shows that soil water in larger pores evaporates first and differs from water in smaller pores in δ2H and δ18O, which disqualifies the quantification of evaporation from BW δ2H and δ18O...
Extracting water from soils is often a critical step for obtaining soil water isotope information. Cryogenic vacuum extraction (CVE), the most widely used laboratory-based removal technique, produces biased isotope composition and the mechanisms causing the biases remain uncertain. Here, we conducted spiking tests on soil samples oven-dried at 105°...
Soil evaporation is a key process in the water cycle and can be conveniently quantified with δ2H and δ18O in bulk surface soil water (BW). However, recent research shows that larger soil pore water evaporates first and differs from small pore water in δ2H and δ18O, which disqualifies quantification of evaporation from BW δ2H and δ18O. We hypothesiz...
The direct H2Oliquid–H2Ovapour equilibration method utilizing laser spectroscopy (DVE‐LS) is a way to measure soil pore water stable isotopes. Various equilibration times and calibration methods have been used in DVE‐LS. Yet little is known about their effects on the accuracy of the obtained isotope values. The objective of this study was to evalua...
Based on the fact that most of the control factors of dam deformation behavior are fuzzy, and there exist no clear and absolute boundaries between different deformation grades, the variable fuzzy model is firstly applied to the dam deformation evaluation. Compared with other methods, the model could scientifically identify the relative membership d...