(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Recent changes of water and sediment load in the Yellow River basin, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MIAO C. (1 2) ; NI J. (1 2) ; BORTHWICK A.G.L. (3) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Water and Sediment Sciences, CHINE
(2) Univ., Peking, CHINE
(3) Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


This study considers the annual hydrologic series of the water discharge and sediment load of the Yellow River basin obtained from 15 gauging stations (10 mainstream, 5 tributaries). The Mann-Kendall test method was adopted to detect both gradual and abrupt change of hydrological series since the 1950s. With the exception of the area draining to the Upper Tangnaihai station, results indicate that both water discharge and sediment load have decreased significantly (p<0.05). It is suggested that the abrupt change of the water discharge from the late 1980s to the early 1990s arose from human extraction, and that the abrupt change in sediment load was linked to disturbance from reservoir construction


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 34, no4 [pp. 541-561]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 11 fig., 9 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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