Trend of dissolved inorganic nitrogen at stations downstream from the Three-Gorges Dam of Yangtze River.

TitleTrend of dissolved inorganic nitrogen at stations downstream from the Three-Gorges Dam of Yangtze River.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSun CC, Shen ZY, Xiong M, Ma FB, Li YY, Chen L, Liu RM
JournalEnvironmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)
Volume180
Pagination13-8
Date Published2013 Sep
Abstract

The TRAMO/SEATS program, combined with the Hodrick-Prescott (HP) filter, was used to detect trends and potential change points in time series of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) at three stations along the Yangtze River. The trend components were extracted, and two change points were successfully detected. The components revealed that DIN has been increasing at all the stations since the 1990s, although variations exist. Changes visible before 2002 illustrate the differences in agriculture development among regions upstream from the stations. The Three-Gorges Dam (TGD), which began to impound in 2003, led to years of different trends. The DIN concentration, which had been trending upward prior to that date, began a slightly downward trend because of NH4(+) depletion. Readings at the Yichang station revealed this trend most strongly; those at the Hankou station less so. The Datong station was far enough away from the TGD so that no obvious effects were seen.

DOI10.1155/2013/379850
Alternate JournalEnviron. Pollut.