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Effect of Soluble Salt Loss via Spring Water on Irrigation-Induced Landslide Deformation

Zonglin Zhang, Runqiang Zeng, Xingmin Meng, Yi Zhang, Shufen Zhao, Jianhua Ma, Yunqi Yao
2020 Water  
Landslide exposes the previously blocked groundwater discharge. High concentrations of soluble salt form salt sinters that can be observed near discharge passages. Based on existing laboratory investigation results of soil leaching and shearing reported in the literature, the effect of the soluble salt loss via spring water on irrigation-induced landslide deformation was studied under large-scale conditions. During our field investigation of landslides in the Heitai terrace of the Yellow
more » ... upper reaches in Gansu Province, China, 35 spring outlets were found, and the Heitai terrace was divided into five subareas, based on the difference in spring flow. Deformation data for the terrace were obtained by small baseline subset technology (SBAS-InSAR). These data were analyzed in combination with the amount of soluble salt loss, to explore the correlation between the deformation of the landslide and the soluble salt loss in the loess irrigation area. The results showed that the cumulative deformation and the loss of soluble salt were increasing continuously in the terrace. Although the increasing intensity of each subarea was different, the changing intensity of the two during the corresponding monitoring period was highly consistent. The statistical analysis revealed a strong positive correlation between the accumulated loss of soluble salt via spring water and the accumulated displacement of the terrace edge (p < 0.01). After the slope k between the two was tested by the Grubbs test and t-test, the k was no abnormality (α = 0.05) and difference (Sig > 0.05), further providing the basis for confirming the existence of this positive correlation. When the loss of soluble salt in rock and soil increased gradually, the accumulated deformation of the terrace edge also increased continuously. The findings of this study are of great significance for understanding the formation mechanism of landslides and the identifying landslide revival in irrigation areas of the Loess Plateau.
doi:10.3390/w12102889 fatcat:ywqntdmrqraqvk7wqi3ov74upq

Impact of Water Level Fluctuations on Landslide Deformation at Longyangxia Reservoir, Qinghai Province, China

Shufen Zhao, Runqiang Zeng, Hongxue Zhang, Xingmin Meng, Zonglin Zhang, Xiangpei Meng, Hong Wang, Yi Zhang, Jun Liu
2022 Remote Sensing  
The construction of Longyangxia Reservoir has altered the hydrogeological conditions of its banks. Infiltration and erosion caused by the periodic rise and fall of the water level leads to collapse of the reservoir banks and local deformation of the landslide. Due to heterogeneous topographic characteristics across the region, water level also varies between different location. Previous research on the influence of fluctuations in reservoir water level on landslide deformation has focused on
more » ... gle-point monitoring of specific slopes, and single-point water level monitoring data have often been used instead of water level data for the entire reservoir region. In addition, integrated remote sensing methods have seldom been used for regional analysis. In this study, the freely-available Landsat8 OLI and Sentinel-2 data were used to extract the water level of Longyangxia Reservoir using the NDWI method, and Sentinel-1A data were used to obtain landslide deformation time series using SBAS-InSAR technology. Taking the Chana, Chaxi, and Mangla River Estuary landslides (each having different reservoir water level depths) as typical examples, the influence of changes in reservoir water level on the deformation of three wading landslides was analyzed. Our main conclusions are as follows: First, the change in water level is the primary external factor controlling the deformation velocity and trend of landslides in the Longyangxia Reservoir, with falling water levels having the greatest influence. Second, the displacement of the Longyangxia Reservoir landslides lags water level changes by 0 to 62 days. Finally, this study provides a new method applicable other areas without water level monitoring data.
doi:10.3390/rs14010212 fatcat:fuwaisutljfubdv2oxhhdgkhae

RBMX suppresses tumorigenicity and progression of bladder cancer by interacting with the hnRNP A1 protein to regulate PKM alternative splicing

Qiuxia Yan, Peng Zeng, Xiuqin Zhou, Xiaoying Zhao, Runqiang Chen, Jing Qiao, Ling Feng, Zhenjie Zhu, Guozhi Zhang, Cairong Chen
2021 Oncogene  
AbstractThe prognosis for patients with metastatic bladder cancer (BCa) is poor, and it is not improved by current treatments. RNA-binding motif protein X-linked (RBMX) are involved in the regulation of the malignant progression of various tumors. However, the role of RBMX in BCa tumorigenicity and progression remains unclear. In this study, we found that RBMX was significantly downregulated in BCa tissues, especially in muscle-invasive BCa tissues. RBMX expression was negatively correlated
more » ... tumor stage, histological grade and poor patient prognosis. Functional assays demonstrated that RBMX inhibited BCa cell proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion in vitro and suppressed tumor growth and metastasis in vivo. Mechanistic investigations revealed that hnRNP A1 was an RBMX-binding protein. RBMX competitively inhibited the combination of the RGG motif in hnRNP A1 and the sequences flanking PKM exon 9, leading to the formation of lower PKM2 and higher PKM1 levels, which attenuated the tumorigenicity and progression of BCa. Moreover, RBMX inhibited aerobic glycolysis through hnRNP A1-dependent PKM alternative splicing and counteracted the PKM2 overexpression-induced aggressive phenotype of the BCa cells. In conclusion, our findings indicate that RBMX suppresses BCa tumorigenicity and progression via an hnRNP A1-mediated PKM alternative splicing mechanism. RBMX may serve as a novel prognostic biomarker for clinical intervention in BCa.
doi:10.1038/s41388-021-01666-z pmid:33564070 fatcat:tsj6moaiozcehf2vuhdzdftl7a

Evaluation of the Effects of Forest on Slope Stability and Its Implications for Forest Management: A Case Study of Bailong River Basin, China

Siyuan Wang, Minmin Zhao, Xingmin Meng, Guan Chen, Runqiang Zeng, Qiang Yang, Yi Liu, Biao Wang
2020 Sustainability  
Previous studies have shown that the mechanical effects of vegetation roots on slope stability can be classified as additional cohesion effects and anchorage effects. The present study investigated the combined mechanical effects (additional cohesion effects and anchorage effects) of vegetation on a slope with coarse-grained soil in the mountainous region (significantly prone to slope failure) of Gansu Province, China. A detailed survey of tree density, root system morphology and slope profiles
more » ... was conducted, and we also assessed the soil cohesion provided by the root systems of monospecific stands of Robinia pseudoacacia growing in different locations on the slope. The measured data were incorporated into a numerical slope model to calculate the stability of the slope under the influence of trees. The results indicated that it was necessary to consider the anchoring effect of coarse roots when estimating the mechanical effects of trees on slope stability. In particular, the FoS (factor of safety) of the slope was increased by the presence of trees. The results also demonstrated that vegetation increased slope stability. The reinforcing effects were most significant when the trees were planted along the entire slope. Although the reinforcing effects contributed by trees were limited (only 4–11%), they were essential for making optimal use of vegetation for enhancing slope stability. Overall, vegetation development can make a major contribution to ecosystem restoration in the study region.
doi:10.3390/su12166655 fatcat:6cabrkuju5fldf2idsp72gkcfi

Detection of Land Subsidence Associated with Land Creation and Rapid Urbanization in the Chinese Loess Plateau Using Time Series InSAR: A Case Study of Lanzhou New District

Guan Chen, Yi Zhang, Runqiang Zeng, Zhongkang Yang, Xi Chen, Fumeng Zhao, Xingmin Meng
2018 Remote Sensing  
Runqiang Zeng was mainly involved in the geotechnical test and contributed to the revising of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10020270 fatcat:ckrb6svunfbfxmdjpbmtuw6zfi

A Literature Review of Poverty Alleviation in the Spirit of the Elderly*

Yan Chen, Yuxin Zhu, Pengfei Niu
2020 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2020)   unpublished
Li Runqiang (2017) and Shen Zejin (2016) think that the connotation is the lack of "ambition" and "intelligence".  ...  Zeng Shu (2013) believed that the spiritual care for the left behind elderly was carried out through the state, family relatives, rural grass-roots autonomous organizations, non-profit social organizations  ... 
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.200316.318 fatcat:6js4265czngyvp5qvyc74rkrze


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