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Transport and deposition of river sediment in the Changjiang estuary and adjacent continental shelf

Continental Shelf Research

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Abstract

Hydrographic observations, suspended-sediment measurements, and historical data indicate transport paths and sinks for sediment within the Changjiang estuary and adjacent shelf. Most of the sediment transported by the Changjiang to the ocean is carried through the North Channel of the South Branch. Sediment transport is directly related to river stage, but tidal phase (spring vs neap tides) also plays an important role. An estimated 40% of the sediment load in the river is deposited in the estuary, mostly in and seaward of the South Channel. The remaining sediment is deposited directly offshore during flood seasons, but much is resuspended and carried southward by subsequent winter storms. ?? 1985.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Transport and deposition of river sediment in the Changjiang estuary and adjacent continental shelf
Series title:
Continental Shelf Research
Volume
4
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Continental Shelf Research
First page:
37
Last page:
45
Number of Pages:
9