(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Sediment load and storage in the lower Yellow River during the late Holocene

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHI C. (1) ; ZHANG L. (1) ; XU H. (1 2) ; GUO L. (1 2) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE


This study determined sediment storage on the floodplains of the lower Yellow River in 5 historical periods after the year 602 BC mainly based on data of boreholes, radiocarbon dates in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain and maps of historical changes of the lower Yellow River channel. Furthermore, the mean annual sediment outputs from the upper and middle reaches of the Yellow River were calculated in the 5 periods through investigating the sediment delivery ratio of the lower Yellow River under different conditions of artificial levees. The Loess Plateau is the principal sediment source of the Yellow River. The comparison of historical changes in sediment load of the lower Yellow River with those in the natural conditions and in human activities on the plateau reveals that the changes in sediment yield from the plateau could be attributed mainly to the variations of population, cultivating area, and climate changes on the plateau


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 92, no3 [pp. 297-309]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.




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