(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Suspended sediment load in the turbidity maximum zone at the Yangtze River Estuary : The trends and causes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YANG Y. (1) ; LI Y. (1) ; SUN Z. (1) ; FAN Y. (1) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Water Environment Simulation, School of Environment, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE


Based on the analysis of suspended sediment elements at estuaries, influence of human activities and estuarine regulation projects on the turbidity maximum zone was studied according to the measurement data between 1959 and 2011. It was found that human activities had little effect on the seaward water while the sharp decrease of sediment volume and concentration in runoff led to the sharp decrease of turbidity maximum zone in the estuary. The suspended sediment concentration in North Passage was low in upstream and downstream because of the decrease of seaward sediment and coarsening of bed material, while it was relatively high in the middle due to the influence of sediment cross the north jetty


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2014, vol. 24, no1 [pp. 129-142]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : 16 fig.



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