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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Environmental consequences of human activity on the Yellow River and its delta, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MEI-E REN ; WALKER H.J. ;

Abstract

The Yellow River is unique among the major rivers of the world because of its extremely heavy sediment load in relation to its small discharge. The Yellow River has changed courses numerous times during the past 5000 to 6000 years. The abandoned deltas are eroding, whereas the present delta being formed in Bohai Bay is growing rapidly. Human activity, including extensive agriculture, heavy water consumption, the use of river-control structures, and war, has been responsible for many of the changes occurring in the Yellow River and its delta

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 19, no5 [pp. 421-432]

Bibliographic references : 15 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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