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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1994)

Document title

Impact of climate change and human activity on flow and sediment of the rivers - the Yellow River (China) example

published at : Environmental concern - Environmental policy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REN M. ;

Abstract

The Yellow River, China, is known for its extremely heavy sediment load and very small flow. As to the prediction of climate change at regional level precision is subject to great uncertainty, human activities will have more significant effect on changes of flux and sediment of the river over the next 20 years. Owing to the development of irrigation and industry and possible success of soil conservation in the Loess Plateau, it is expected that the flow of the Yellow River to the sea will be reduced to about half of the present amount and the sediment load decreased 4-5 x 10[8] tons/yr

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1994, vol. 33, no 4 [pp. 443-447]

Bibliographic references : 6 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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