(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1992)

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Human impact on coastal landform and sedimentation. The Yellow River example

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This paper documents a unique case of the dominating role of man in coastal evolution and hydrological changes in North Jiangsu province. Owing to human breaching of dikes on the Lower Yellow River in 1128, a large anthropogenic delta, the Abandoned Yellow River Delta was formed. Its rapid growth and quick decay over a period of 400 years further illustrates the overwhelming influence of human activity in triggering coastal changes. Man's diversion of the Yellow River to Jiangsu has also resulted in a dramatic change of the drainage pattern and hydrology of North Jiangsu


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1992, vol. 28, no4 [pp. 443-448]

Bibliographic references : 15 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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