Modelling the response of surface water quality to the urbanization in Xi'an, China.

@article{He2008ModellingTR,
  title={Modelling the response of surface water quality to the urbanization in Xi'an, China.},
  author={Hongming He and Jie Zhou and Yongjao Wu and Wanchang Zhang and Xiuping Xie},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={731-49}
}
The study investigated the response of surface water quality to urbanization in Xi'an, China. We qualitatively described the change in urban land use from 1996 to 2003, analyzed the status of the surface water environment, and constructed a model of urban expansion to simulate the water environment's response to urbanization. Our results revealed that patterns of land use changed dramatically, the rate of economic growth exceeded that of urbanization during the study period, and increasing… CONTINUE READING

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