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Article: Coastal erosion along the Changjiang Deltaic shoreline, China: History and prospective

TitleCoastal erosion along the Changjiang Deltaic shoreline, China: History and prospective
Authors
KeywordsCoastal Erosion
Delta Development
Navigation Channel
Shanghai
Shoreline Movement
The Changjiang River
The Three-Gorge Dam
Water Diversion
Issue Date1998
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ecss
Citation
Estuarine, Coastal And Shelf Science, 1998, v. 46 n. 5, p. 733-742 How to Cite?
AbstractThere are three large engineering works that are now under construction or to be constructed in the coming decade in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River catchment and its estuary, i.e. the Three-gorge Dam, the south-to-north water diversion schemes and the deepwater navigation channel. These engineering works are expected to reduce significantly the sediment supply into the deltaic coastal system, slow or reverse the development of the Changjiang River delta and enhance coastal erosion processes. Consequently, these changes will reduce land resources for reclamation and threaten the coastal defence, which are of primary importance for the protection of Shanghai's socio-economic development. In order to understand further the mechanism of the Changjiang delta development, especially of coastal erosion, this paper examines historical responses of the Changjiang delta growth and its shoreline movement to the sediment supply from the fiver basin in a millennium to decade time scale. This study shows that the deltaic growth rate has been very sensitive to the changes in sediment supply to the deltaic coastal system, though the mechanism that induced such changes may be different. Based on an estimate of 10-20% decrease in sediment discharge caused by the three engineering works, not to mention an additional impact of future global sea-level rise, it is believed that coastal erosion along the deltaic shoreline will become inevitable, resulting in a great stress on the land resource and coastal protection for Shanghai in the coming decades.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151002
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorZong, Yen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:15:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:15:42Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.citationEstuarine, Coastal And Shelf Science, 1998, v. 46 n. 5, p. 733-742en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-7714en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151002-
dc.description.abstractThere are three large engineering works that are now under construction or to be constructed in the coming decade in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River catchment and its estuary, i.e. the Three-gorge Dam, the south-to-north water diversion schemes and the deepwater navigation channel. These engineering works are expected to reduce significantly the sediment supply into the deltaic coastal system, slow or reverse the development of the Changjiang River delta and enhance coastal erosion processes. Consequently, these changes will reduce land resources for reclamation and threaten the coastal defence, which are of primary importance for the protection of Shanghai's socio-economic development. In order to understand further the mechanism of the Changjiang delta development, especially of coastal erosion, this paper examines historical responses of the Changjiang delta growth and its shoreline movement to the sediment supply from the fiver basin in a millennium to decade time scale. This study shows that the deltaic growth rate has been very sensitive to the changes in sediment supply to the deltaic coastal system, though the mechanism that induced such changes may be different. Based on an estimate of 10-20% decrease in sediment discharge caused by the three engineering works, not to mention an additional impact of future global sea-level rise, it is believed that coastal erosion along the deltaic shoreline will become inevitable, resulting in a great stress on the land resource and coastal protection for Shanghai in the coming decades.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ecssen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Scienceen_US
dc.subjectCoastal Erosionen_US
dc.subjectDelta Developmenten_US
dc.subjectNavigation Channelen_US
dc.subjectShanghaien_US
dc.subjectShoreline Movementen_US
dc.subjectThe Changjiang Riveren_US
dc.subjectThe Three-Gorge Damen_US
dc.subjectWater Diversionen_US
dc.titleCoastal erosion along the Changjiang Deltaic shoreline, China: History and prospectiveen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1006/ecss.1997.0327en_US
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dc.identifier.volume46en_US
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