(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Bedforms and bed material transport pathways in the Changjiang (Yantze) Estuary

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WU J. (1) ; WANG Y. (2) ; CHENG H. (3) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Marine Geology, Tongji Univ., Shanghai, CHINE
(2) College of Marine Geoscience, Ocean Univ., Qingdao, CHINE
(3) State Key Lab. of estuarine & Coastal Resaerch, East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, CHINE


This study aims to investigate the bed features in the tide-dominated Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary using a side-scan sonar and a depth recorder, and to examine the bed material transport pathways on the basis of the maximized gross bedform-normal transport. The bed material migrations in terms of relative maximum gross transport show a satisfactory agreement with the sonar mapping in the dry season. The relative maximum gross transport as an independent estimator of migration direction, can be used to effectively determine the bed material transport directions in the Changjiang Estuary


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 104, no3-4 [pp. 175-184]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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