Erosion potential of the Yangtze Delta under sediment starvation and climate change

@inproceedings{Yang2017ErosionPO,
  title={Erosion potential of the Yangtze Delta under sediment starvation and climate change},
  author={Hai-Bo Yang and Shufen Yang and Kehui Xu and Hailong Wu and Bohui Shi and Qiaoyun Zhu and Wenxin Zhang and Zongtong Yang},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Deltas are widely threatened by sediment starvation and climate change. Erosion potential is an important indicator of delta vulnerability. Here, we investigate the erosion potential of the Yangtze Delta. We found that over the past half century the Yangtze’s sediment discharge has decreased by 80% due to the construction of >50,000 dams and soil conservation, whereas the wind speed and wave height in the delta region have increased by 5–7%, and the sea level has risen at a rate of 3 mm/yr… CONTINUE READING
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