Articles | Volume 26, issue 19
Research article
06 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2022

Impacts of different types of El Niño events on water quality over the Corn Belt, United States

Pan Chen, Wenhong Li, and Keqi He


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-138', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pan Chen, 27 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-138', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pan Chen, 27 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Aug 2022) by Stacey Archfield
AR by Pan Chen on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Sep 2022) by Stacey Archfield
Short summary
The study assessed changes in total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) loads in response to eastern Pacific (EP) and central Pacific (CP) El Niño events over the Corn Belt, USA, using the SWAT model. Results showed that EP (CP) El Niño events improved (exacerbated) water quality in the region. Furthermore, EP El Niño had a much broader and longer impact on water quality at the outlets, but CP El Niño could lead to similar increases in TN/TP loads as EP El Niño at the specific watersheds.