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Local Meteoric Water Lines in a Semi-Arid Setting of Northwest China Using Multiple Methods

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College of Geography and Environmental Science, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China
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Key Laboratory of Resource Environment and Sustainable Development of Oasis of Gansu Province, Lanzhou 730070, China
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Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Department of Physics, University of Patras, GR-265 00 Patras, Greece
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Academic Editor: Frédéric Huneau
Water 2021, 13(17), 2380; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172380
Received: 9 June 2021 / Revised: 10 August 2021 / Accepted: 16 August 2021 / Published: 30 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Hydrology)
The local meteoric water lines (LMWLs) reflect water sources and the degree of sub-cloud evaporation at a specific location. Lanzhou is a semi-arid city located at the margin of the Asian monsoon, and the isotope composition in precipitation around this region has aroused attention in hydrological and paleoclimate studies. Based on an observation network of stable isotopes in precipitation in Lanzhou, LMWLs at four stations (Anning, Yuzhong, Gaolan and Yongdeng) are calculated using the event-based/monthly data and six regression methods (i.e., ordinary least squares, reduced major axis, major axis regressions, and their counterparts weighted using precipitation amount). Compared with the global meteoric water line, the slope and intercept of LMWL in Lanzhou are smaller. The slopes and intercepts calculated using different methods are slightly different. Among these methods, precipitation-weighted least squares regression (PWLSR) usually had the minimum average value of root mean sum of squared error (rmSSEav), indicating that the result of the precipitation weighted method is relatively stable. Higher precipitation amount and lower air temperature result in larger slopes and intercepts on an annual scale, which is out of accordance with the summertime. View Full-Text
Keywords: stable isotope; local meteoric water line; precipitation-weighted regression; Lanzhou city stable isotope; local meteoric water line; precipitation-weighted regression; Lanzhou city
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Chen, F.; Wang, S.; Wu, X.; Zhang, M.; Argiriou, A.A.; Zhou, X.; Chen, J. Local Meteoric Water Lines in a Semi-Arid Setting of Northwest China Using Multiple Methods. Water 2021, 13, 2380. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172380

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Chen F, Wang S, Wu X, Zhang M, Argiriou AA, Zhou X, Chen J. Local Meteoric Water Lines in a Semi-Arid Setting of Northwest China Using Multiple Methods. Water. 2021; 13(17):2380. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172380

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Chen, Fenli, Shengjie Wang, Xixi Wu, Mingjun Zhang, Athanassios A. Argiriou, Xin Zhou, and Jufan Chen. 2021. "Local Meteoric Water Lines in a Semi-Arid Setting of Northwest China Using Multiple Methods" Water 13, no. 17: 2380. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172380

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