Some rainfall-related thresholds for erosion and sediment yield in the upper Yangtze River basin

@article{Xu2009SomeRT,
  title={Some rainfall-related thresholds for erosion and sediment yield in the upper Yangtze River basin},
  author={Jiongxin Xu},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={1183-1192}
}
This study examines rainfall thresholds for erosion and sediment yield in the upper Yangtze River basin. Sediment reduction effects of soil conservation measures depend on the magnitudes of rainstorm. When the latter is less than a critical threshold, sediment reduction effects of soil conservation measures are positive; when this magnitude is exceeded, the effect is negative. An analysis based on data from the Jialingjiang River shows that the sediment reduction by soil conservation measures… CONTINUE READING

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