Exceptional increases in fluvial sediment fluxes in a warmer and wetter High Mountain Asia

  title={Exceptional increases in fluvial sediment fluxes in a warmer and wetter High Mountain Asia},
  author={Dongfeng Li and Xixi Lu and Irina Overeem and Desmond E. Walling and Jaia Syvitski and Albert J. Kettner and Bodo Bookhagen and Yin-jun Zhou and Ting Zhang},
  pages={599 - 603}
Description Muddied waters The climate of High Mountain Asia is becoming warmer and wetter. Li et al. present data showing that rivers originating in this region have experienced large increases in runoff and sediment fluxes over the past six decades, most dramatically since the mid-1990s. The authors project that sediment flux from those rivers could more than double by 2050 in the case of extreme climate change, with potentially serious impacts on the region’s hydropower capacity, food… 

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