River discharge changes in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

  title={River discharge changes in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau},
  author={Jianting Cao and Dahe Qin and Er-si Kang and Yuanyuan Li},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
Annual mean discharge data of the five large rivers in the exorheic region of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau from 1956 to 2000 are analyzed for trends with the Mann-Kendall nonparametric trend test. The results reveal that though in general no increasing trends exist in the total river discharges, significant regional differences of river discharge exist, reflecting the decreasing trends of discharge in the Yellow River and the Tongtian River (upper Changjiang River), an increasing trend in Yalong… 

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