(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Effect of ENSO events on sediment production in a large coastal basin in northern Peru

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TOTE C. (1 3) ; GOVERS G. (1) ; VAN KERCKHOVEN S. (1) ; FILIBERTO I. (2) ; VERSTRAETEN G. (1) ; EERENS H. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, K.U., Leuven, BELGIQUE
(2) Unidad de Gestión de Proyecto Binacional Catamayo-Chira, c/Chirichigno s/n, Piura, PEROU
(3) Flemishe Inst. for Technological Research, Centre for Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes, Mol, BELGIQUE


The Catamayo-Chira basin is an interesting case study for investigating these geomorphic implications. The aims were: (i) to study the effect of ENSO on stream flow and sediment yields in the basin, (ii) to investigate if ENSO events affect sediment yields in the post-ENSO period and (iii) to understand which factors control the ENSO and post-ENSO basin response. The analysis indicates the increase of vegetation growth in the lower basin is not the main reason explaining considerable sediment flux decrease in post-ENSO periods. During strong ENSO events, sediment in alluvial stores in the lower part of the basin is removed due to enlarging and deepening of channels. The decrease in sediment export will last for several years until the equilibrium is re-established


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no13 [pp. 1776-1788]

Bibliographic references : 62 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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