(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Environmental change, hillslope erosion and suspended sediment : some observations from Hong Kong

published at : Sediment sources and sediment delivery under environmental change. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PEART M.R. (1) ; HILL R.D. (2) ; FOK L. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Hong Kong, HONG-KONG
(2) Div. Ecology & Biodiversity, School Biological Sciences, Univ., Hong Kong, HONG-KONG


Evidence of environmental changes in Hong Kong, including vegetation, climate and the frequency of hillfires is presented. Field observations made in the Northwest New Territories provide evidence that hillfires increase soil erosion on slopes and result in higher storm-period concentrations of suspended sediment. Monitoring carried out in a small drainage basin reveals that lanslides deliver sediment in an upland stream giving very high concentrations and affecting sediment properties, with the C and N content declining under the influence of landslides


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 79, no 3 [pp. 198-204]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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