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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Sediment and water discharge assessment on Santiago and Pánuco Rivers (Central Mexico) : the importance of topographic and climatic factors

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUÑOZ-SALINAS E. (1) ; CASTILLO M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Regional Geology, UNAM, Mexico, MEXIQUE

Abstract

This study explores the main factors controlling sediment and water discharge in the Santiago and Pánuco Rivers, the two largest rivers of central Mexico. Santiago River flows over a tectonically active margin draining to the Pacific Ocean, and Pánuco River flows into the passive margin of the Gulf of Mexico. Mean annual and monthly values of suspended sediment load and water discharge spanning around 50 years were used to evaluate sediment load and water discharge in these two rivers. The results indicated that Santiago River delivers to the ocean around 45% more sediment than Pánuco River. However, the AA. found that Santiago River has about half the water discharge of Pánuco River. The difference in sediment and water discharge for both rivers are related to annual rainfall, and also to El Niño Southern Oscillation events

Source

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 : 2013, vol. 95, no2 [pp. 171-183]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/geoa.12007

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