Spatial and temporal distributions of nutrients (N and P) and heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd) in the intertidal sediments at Dongtan wetland of the Changjiang River (Yangtze River) Estuary were examined by laying one transect running seaward to landward during January, April, June, August and October of 2005. Total nitrogen (TN) and heavy metal concentrations in the intertidal sediment showed an increasing trend from open bare flat to the high marsh, with the maximum concentrations in the high marsh and the minimum values in open bare flat. In contrast, sediment total phosphorus (TP) concentrations changed little among sampling sites. One-way ANOVA found that there were significantly temporal variations of nutrients and heavy metals concentrations in the intertidal sediment (P <0.05). The concentrations of heavy metals generally showed an increasing trend from January to October. As compared with other large estuaries, heavy metal contamination in the intertidal sediment of the Changjiang River Estuary was relatively low.
On the basis of the idea in our work (Jiang and Wallace, 1991), the horizontal structure of SST pattern, the atmospheric response to SST change and the atmospheric forcing of the ocean in the Northern Pacific during the cold season are discussed. The results show that PNA pattern is the most prominent normal mode in the atmosphere-ocean interaction in the Northern Pacific during the cold season.
The presented method for numerical typhoon wave prediction is composed of a scheme for real time pressure forecasts, a marine wind numerical model and a typhoon wave numerical model.In the Northwest Pacific Ocean and China seas where water depth is over 20 m, a hybrid wave model[Wen Shengchang, Zhang Dacuo, Chen Bohai and Guo Peifang.1989, Acta Oceannlogica Sinica, 8 (1), 1-14; Zhang Dacuo, Wu Zengmao, Jiang Decai, Rang Wei, Chen Bohai, Tai R'eitao, R'en Shengchang, Xu Qichun and Guo Peifang.1992, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 11 (2), 157-178] is employed with 10°×10° grids, while in the South China Sea and East China Sea where typhoon frequently appears, the WAM model (WAMDI Group.1988, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 18, 1755-1810) of shallow water version is embedded with (1/4)°× (1/4)° grids.The boundary condition at the open boundary of the WAM model is provided by the hybrid model.After 3 a of testing forecasts (Yang Chuncheng, Dai Mingrui and Zhang Dacuo.1992, International Symposium on Tropical Cyclone Dusaaters, October 12-16, Beijing, 404-409)and improvement, this system was put into operational use on the forecasting computer network of National Marine Environment Forecast Center of China in June, 1993.The wave predictions of 22 typhoon events show that the system is stable and prompt, and the forecast results are satisfactory.This system provides reliable numerical products for the disaster-prevention forecasts.The product is broadcasted in CCTV News at every noon.