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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 148913, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/148913
Research Article

Influence of the Three Gorges Project on the Water Resource Components of Poyang Lake Watershed: Observations from TRMM and GRACE

1Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430077, China
2Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang 330022, China
3State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China

Received 11 December 2014; Revised 24 March 2015; Accepted 8 April 2015

Academic Editor: Charles Jones

Copyright © 2015 Xiaobin Cai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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