Air Temperature Regulates Erodible Landscape, Water, and Sediment Fluxes in the Permafrost‐Dominated Catchment on the Tibetan Plateau

  title={Air Temperature Regulates Erodible Landscape, Water, and Sediment Fluxes in the Permafrost‐Dominated Catchment on the Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Dongfeng Li and Irina Overeem and Albert J. Kettner and Yin-jun Zhou and Xixi Lu},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
Approximately 40% of the Tibetan Plateau (TP) is underlain by continuous permafrost, yet its impact on fluvial water and sediment dynamics remains poorly investigated. Here we show that water and sediment dynamics in the permafrost‐dominated Tuotuohe basin on the TP are driven by air temperature and permafrost thaw, based on 33‐year daily in situ observations (1985–2017). Air temperature regulates the seasonal patterns of discharge and suspended sediment concentration (SSC) by controlling the… 

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