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Huang Tianming
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  No.19, Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Education and Appointments:
  • B.S., Hydrology, Lanzhou University, Gansu, China, 2000-2004
  • M.Sc., Hydrogeology, Lanzhou University, Gansu, China, 2004-2007
  • Ph.D., Hydrogeology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics (IGG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, 2007-2010
  • Postdoctor, IGG, CAS, Nov 2010 to Dec 2012
  • Associate Professor, IGG, CAS, Jan 2013 to present

Research Interests:
  • Groundwater recharge and water quality (following land-use change)
  • Geochemical and isotopic tracers
  • Paleohydrology and climate
  • Groundwater baseline quality 
  • Water resources in (semi)arid regions
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Supported Projects:
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (41672254) Groundwater recharge mechanism in typical loess tableland (2017-2020) 
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (41202183) The characteristics of water chemistry and isotopes in soil profiles moisture in a loess-plain: implication for groundwater recharge (2013-2015) 
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project (2012T50136)
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project (20110490581)
  • Open Research Fund of State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basin (IWHR-SKL-201102) 

Selected Publication:

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  • Huang T, Li Z, Mayer B, Nightingale M, Li X, Li G, Long Y, Pang Z (2020) Identification of geochemical processes during hydraulic fracturing of a shale gas reservoir: a controlled field and laboratory water-rock interaction experiment. Geophysical Research Letters 47, e2020GL090420,
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Yang S, Yin L (2020) Impact of afforestation on atmospheric recharge to groundwater in a semiarid area. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125, e2019JD032185, doi: 10.1029/2019JD032185
  • Huang T, Ma B, Pang Z, Li Z, Li Z, Long Y (2020) How does precipitation recharge groundwater in loess aquifers? Evidence from multiple environmental tracers. Journal of Hydrology 583, 124532, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124532
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Li Z, Li Y, Hao Y (2020) A framework to determine sensitive inorganic monitoring indicators for tracing groundwater contamination by produced formation water from shale gas development in the Fuling Gasfield, SW China. Journal of Hydrology 581, 124403, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124403
  • Huang T, Li Z, Ma B, Long Y (2019) Tracing the origin of groundwater nitrate in an area affected by acid rain using dual isotopic composition of nitrate. Geofluids 2019, 8964182, doi: 10.1155/2019/8964182
  • Huang T, Ma B (2019) The origin of major ions of groundwater in a loess aquifer. Water 11(12), 2464, doi: 10.3390/w11122464
  • Huang T, Fan Y, Long Y, Pang Z (2019) Quantitative calculation for the contribution of acid rain to carbonate weathering. Journal of Hydrology 568: 360–371 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Liu J, Ma J, Gates J (2017) Groundwater recharge mechanism in an integrated tableland of the Loess Plateau, northern China: insights from environmental tracers. Hydrogeology Journal doi: 10.1007/s10040-017-1599-8 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Liu J, Yin L, Edmunds WM (2017) Groundwater recharge in an arid grassland as indicated by soil chloride profile and multiple tracers. Hydrological Processes 31(5): 1047-1057 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Li J, Xiang Y, Zhao Z(2017) Mapping groundwater renewability using age data in the Baiyang alluvial fan, NW China. Hydrogeology Journal 25(3): 743-755 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Tian J, Li Y, Yang S, Luo L (2017) Methane content and isotopic composition of shallow groundwater: implications for environmental monitoring related to shale gas exploitation. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 312(3):577-585 [link]
  • Huang T, Hao Y, Pang Z, Li Z, Yang S (2017) Radioactivity of soil, rock and water in a shale gas exploitation area, SW China. Water 9(5), 299, doi: 10.3390/w9050299 [link]
  • Huang T, Yang S, Liu J, Li Z (2016) How much information can soil solute profiles reveal about groundwater recharge? Geosciences Journal 20: 495-502. [link]  
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Edmunds WM (2013) Soil profile evolution following land-use change: implications for groundwater quantity and quality. Hydrological Processes 27: 1238-1252 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Yuan L (2013) Nitrate in groundwater and the unsaturated zone in (semi)arid northern China: baseline and factors controlling its transport and fate. Environmental Earth Sciences 70: 145-156 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z, Chen Y, Kong Y (2013) Groundwater circulation relative to water quality and vegetation in an arid transitional zone linking oasis, desert and river. Chinese Science Bulletin 58: 3088-3097[link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z (2012) The role of deuterium excess in determining the water salinisation mechanism: a case study of the arid Tarim River Basin, NW China. Applied Geochemistry 27: 2382-2388 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z (2011) Estimating groundwater recharge following land-use change using chloride mass balance of soil profiles: a case study at Guyuan and Xifeng in the Loess Plateau of China. Hydrogeology Journal  19: 177-186 [link]
  • Huang T, Pang Z (2010) Changes in groundwater induced by water diversion in the Lower Tarim River, Xinjiang Uygur, NW China: evidence from environmental isotopes and water chemistry. Journal of Hydrology 387: 188-201 [link]
  • Pang Z, Yuan L, Huang T, Kong Y, Liu J, Li Y (2013) Impacts of human activities on the occurrence of groundwater nitrate in an alluvial plain: A multiple isotopic tracers approach. Journal of Earth Science 24(1): 111-124 [link]
  • Yuan L, Pang Z, Huang T (2012) Integrated assessment on groundwater nitrate by unsaturated zone probing and aquifer sampling with environmental tracers. Environmental Pollution 171: 226-233 [link]
  • Pang Z, Kong Y, Froehlich K, Huang T, Yuan L, Li Z, Wang F (2011) Processes affecting isotopes in precipitation of an arid region. Tellus B 63: 352-359 [link]
  • Pang Z, Huang T, Chen Y (2010) Diminished groundwater recharge and circulation relative to degrading riparian vegetation in the middle Tarim River, Xinjiang Uygur, Western China. Hydrological Processes 24: 147-159 [link]
  • Ma J, Ding Z, Edmunds WM, Gates JB, Huang T (2009) Limits to recharge of groundwater from Tibetan Plateau to the Gobi desert, implications for water management in the Mountain front. Journal of Hydrology 364: 128-141 [link]
  • Ma J, Ding Z, Wei G, Zhao H, Huang T (2009) Sources of water pollution and evolution of water quality in the Wuwei basin of Shiyang river, Northwest China. Journal of Environmental Management 90: 1168-1177 [link] 
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