Mingming Luo

Mingming Luo
China University of Geosciences · School of Environmental Studies

PhD

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The contaminant transport processes in karst water systems have a direct impact on the quality and utilization of karst water resources. The storage and release of contaminants or conservative solutes during the solute transport process is a common phenomenon in karst aquifers. The impact of the storage and release is more prevalent after focused r...
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Karstification degree is a key factor in controlling the characteristics of karst GFP. In this study, hydrogeology, karst development, hydrograph, artificial and natural tracers and hydrochemistry were integrated to characterize the groundwater flow patterns (GFP) in the Cambrian-Ordovician karst aquifer in Xiangxi River Basin. Groundwater samples...
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Identifying the source of tunnel inrush is essential for its prediction and mitigation. In this work, hydrological, hydrochemical, and isotopic methods were used to identify the source of water inrush into the deep Xiakou tunnel of south China. In addition, a rainfall-runoff model was calibrated to predict its anticipated runoff volume and temporal...
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Although numerous studies on hydrogeochemistry in karst catchments have been performed, some challenges in understanding their hydrogeochemical behavior remain due to the unique architecture of karst groundwater systems and the high heterogeneity of the karst medium. Here we used a multicriteria approach combining hydrodynamic, hydrochemical, and s...
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Temperature, discharge, and stable isotope ratios of five karst springs in a mountainous area of Zigui County, Hubei Province, Central China, were analyzed. The purpose was to illustrate the heat exchanges linked to circulation depth in the exposed karst water systems through the development of a method for estimating heat input and heat flux durin...
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Solute storage and release in groundwater are key processes in solute transport for groundwater remediation and protection. In karst areas where concentrated recharge conditions exist, pollution incidents can easily occur in springs that are hydraulically connected to densely inhabited karst depressions. The intrinsic heterogeneity common in karst...
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Karst wetland is a special, complex and fragile type of wetland. With increasing economic and agricultural activities, the negative impacts of human activities on water quality particularly on karst wetland is also increasing. In this paper multiple datasets and methods including hydrological, hydrochemical and stable isotope data were used to eluc...
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As an intuitive way, the method of limestone tablets (MLT) is often used in dissolution rate calculation and carbon cycle research of carbonate rocks. To clarify the influential factors and spatial suitability of MLT in karst carbon cycle study, 30 MLT test sites in China from north to south were collected and the tablets’ dissolution rate (TDR) wa...
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Identification and estimation of groundwater runoff components in karst groundwater systems to improve understanding of karst water circulation and water-rock interactions is essential for water resources assessment and development. A Gaussian mixture model is presented for identifying and estimating karst groundwater runoff components based on the...
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As the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) has raised wide concerns over the environmental and ecological impacts since its dramatic effect on the downstream flow regime of the Yangtze River. Since 2003, the TGD has progressed from the initial operation period to the full operation period, with different effects on th...
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Karst watersheds are often treated as non-karst watersheds that can lead to several hazards. Hence, how do karst watersheds differ from non-karst watersheds and what are the effects of karstification on groundwater availability and quality? In this study, we contrast between a karst and non-karst watershed by elucidating their geomorphological pecu...
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Slag heaps are formed by mining waste materials, and the improper treatment of leachate from such heaps can threaten nearby aquifers. The Zhehai slag heap in Yunnan Province, China, contains 2.7 million tons of zinc and cadmium slag, and is considered a heavy metal source threatening the local groundwater safety, however, the severity of contaminat...
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The likelihood of catastrophic floods in the Mississippi River correlates with a direct measure of variability, the magnitude of the day-to-day variations in river stage. At several sites along the Middle Mississippi River, the annual average daily stage change has increased twofold, from ~0.12 m=day in the mid to late 1800s to 0.2-0.25 m=day at th...
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Natural dissolution and denudation are the essential processes of karstification; however, their intensities depend on geographic and climatic conditions. Field dissolution tests of carbonate tablets were conducted in Hubei Province over a three years period to determine the impact of precipitation, lithology, altitude, vegetation and soil on carbo...
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Amid surging population and industrial growth, there is a need to assess the vulnerability of groundwater to pollution. In this study, the case of Xingshan County in South China where karst groundwater is a major water source is presented. Field survey revealed hazardous landuse practices in highly karstified areas. To delineate areas of high vulne...
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To be better understand the hydrological and thermal behavior of karst systems in South China, seasonal variations in flow, hydrochemistry and stable isotope ratios of five karst springs were used to delineate flow paths and recharge processes, and to interpret their thermal response. Isotopic data suggest that mean recharge elevations are 200–820...
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A novel stage projection method is used to estimate present-day flood levels at 12 sites on the Missouri River, using present-day rating curves and historical discharge estimates. These results are compared to several other flood estimates, including methods based only on historical stage data, and official “100-year” flood (base flood) levels dete...
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Flooding in the Mississippi basin has become increasingly uncertain, and a succession of progressively higher, peak annual water levels is observed at many sites. Many record levels set in the central USA by the huge 1993 flood have already been superseded. Methodology developed elsewhere that recognizes trends of river stages is used to estimate p...
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The Xiangxi River basin, South China, is a steep terrane with well-developed karst features and an important Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer. Meteoric water in this mountainous area features a mean δ¹⁸O elevation gradient of –2.4 ‰/km. This gradient was used to estimate mean recharge elevations of 760 m for Shuimoxi (SMX) spring, 1,060 m for Xiangshuid...
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A theoretical, dimensionless rainfall-runoff model was used to simulate the discharge of Wulongdong spring in western Hubei Province, South China. The single parameter (time constant τ) in the model is easy to obtain by fitting the recession rate of the observed hydrographs. The model was scaled by simply matching the total annual flow volume of th...
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The Xiangxi River basin, South China is a steep terrain that hosts an extensive karst aquifer system with rapid subsurface runoff. The karst networks are best developed in Cambrian carbonates along the NNW and NNE directions, congruent with the predominant orientations of fissures, the permeability tensor, surface features, and flow channels. Trace...
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The huge winter storm of December 23–29, 2015 delivered heavy rainfall in a broad swath across the USA, deluging East-Central Missouri. Record high river levels were set at many sites, but damages were most pronounced in developed floodplain areas, particularly where high levees were built or river channels greatly narrowed. An average of 20 cm of...
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Xiangxi River Basin, located in western Hubei Province in central China, is a karst ridge-trough area with an inhomogeneous and complicated distribution of water resources. This paper compares the characteristics of surface and subsurface floods in this karst basin, utilizing a one-parameter Darcian model and the traditional exponential model. The...
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In the mining area, the situation of land cover is usually quite complicated because of the mining activities. The accuracy of land cover classification plays a significant role in the rational exploitation of mineral resources and effective monitoring of the ecological environment in mining area. Nowadays, incorporating the spectral characteristic...

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