Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity, Taiwan

  title={Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity, Taiwan},
  author={David R. Montgomery and Michelle Y.-F. Huang and Alice Y.-L. Huang},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  pages={15 - 20}
Abstract Reservoir sedimentation data and sediment yields from Taiwanese rivers show increased soil erosion in response to both 20th century changes in land use and a more recent increase in typhoon frequency and intensity. Decadal variations of up to 5- to 20-fold in suspended-sediment rating curves demonstrate supply-limited transport and correspond to increased sediment delivery from hillslopes due to changes in land use, regional ground shaking during the Chi-Chi earthquake, and post-2000… 
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