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Total nitrogen inflow and outflow from a large river swamp basin to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Y. Xu
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 June 2006
Abstract River corridor wetland restoration and freshwater diversion from the lower Mississippi River are being considered as two major options to reduce nitrogen input to the Gulf of Mexico.Expand
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Recent decadal growth of the Atchafalaya River Delta complex: Effects of variable riverine sediment input and vegetation succession
Abstract The Mississippi River Delta Plain has experienced substantial wetland loss from subsidence, erosion, and sea level rise, threatening coastal communities and the ecosystems that support them.Expand
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Spatiotemporal variability of climate and streamflow in the Songhua River Basin, northeast China
Summary The Songhua River Basin (SRB) is located in the high latitude region of China’s far northeast and is sensitive to global warming. This study utilized long-term meteorological and riverExpand
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Riverine sediment inflow to Louisiana Chenier Plain in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Abstract The Louisiana Chenier Plain is a geomorphologic extension of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain, highly influenced by sediments originating from the Mississippi River. With the Mississippi RiverExpand
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Transport and Retention of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Carbon in North America’s Largest River Swamp Basin, the Atchafalaya River Basin
  • Y. Xu
  • Environmental Science
  • 3 April 2013
Floodplains and river corridor wetlands may be effectively managed for reducing nutrients and carbon. However, our understanding is limited to the reduction potential of these natural riverineExpand
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Topographic Effects on Soil Organic Carbon in Louisiana Watersheds
  • Biao Zhong, Y. Xu
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental management
  • 1 April 2009
Terrestrial carbon storage is influenced by a number of environmental factors, among which topographic and geomorphological features are of special significance. This study was designed to examineExpand
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Development and application of a remote sensing-based salinity prediction model for a large estuarine lake in the US Gulf of Mexico coast
Summary Salinity in estuaries is highly variable due to river discharge, tidal motion, and winds. Information on the spatial and temporal changes in salinity can provide important ecologicalExpand
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Organic Nitrogen Retention in the Atchafalaya River Swamp
  • Y. Xu
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrobiologia
  • 21 March 2006
Freshwater diversions from the lower Mississippi River into the region’s wetlands have been considered an alternative means for reducing nitrogen loading. The Atchafalaya River Swamp, the largestExpand
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: The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) has been used for hydrologic analyses at various watershed scales. However, little is known about the model's performance in coastal watersheds. In thisExpand
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A Deterministic Model for Predicting Hourly Dissolved Oxygen Change: Development and Application to a Shallow Eutrophic Lake
Predicting dissolved oxygen (DO) change at a high frequency in water bodies is useful for water quality management. In this study, we developed a deterministic model that can predict hourly DO changeExpand
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