Seasonal sediment yield patterns of U.S. rivers

  title={Seasonal sediment yield patterns of U.S. rivers},
  author={Lee Wilson},
The sedihydrogram is a double log plot of mean monthly sediment yield against mean monthly water yield. A line connecting consecutive months indicates the seasonal rhythm of erosion and runoff occurring in a drainage basin. Sediment regimes seen on the sedihydrogram are explained by a model that relates basin hydrology to the dominance of common air masses. Mediterranean and continental climate and erosion regimes are well expressed in U.S. rivers. Mediterranean regimes in the western United… CONTINUE READING