Yield of sediment in relation to mean annual precipitation

  title={Yield of sediment in relation to mean annual precipitation},
  author={Walter Basil Langbein and Stanley Alfred Schumm},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  • W. LangbeinS. Schumm
  • Published 1 December 1958
  • Environmental Science
  • Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Effective mean annual precipitation is related to sediment yield from drainage basins throughout the climatic regions of the United States. Sediment yield is a maximum at about 10 to 14 inches of precipitation, decreasing sharply on both sides of this maximum in one case owing to a deficiency of runoff and in the other to increased density of vegetation. Data are presented illustrating the increase in bulk density of vegetation with increased annual precipitation and the relation of relative… 

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