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Article: Major impacts of sea-level rise on agriculture in the Yangtze delta area around Shanghai

TitleMajor impacts of sea-level rise on agriculture in the Yangtze delta area around Shanghai
Authors
KeywordsAgricultural Production
Floods
Groundwater Table
Peri-Urban Agriculture
Saline Intrusion
Sea-Level Rise
Shanghai
Yangtze Delta
Issue Date1999
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apgeog
Citation
Applied Geography, 1999, v. 19 n. 1, p. 69-84 How to Cite?
AbstractThe projected rise in sea level for the next century will have profound impacts on peri-urban agricultural production in the Yangtze delta area. This paper assesses the major impacts of the rise in sea level on coastal processes, flood hazards and saline water incursion in relation to sustainable development of peri-urban agriculture in the deltaic plain around Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It is concluded that the rise in sea level will cause coastal erosion along the southern coast and slow sedimentary accretion in a number of shoals within the Yangtze estuary. This change will severely limit the extent of intertidal flats available for land reclamation. The rise in sea level will also increase flood risk, raise the groundwater table and prolong waterlogging. Consequently, agricultural yields will be seriously reduced. During dry seasons, saline water will dominate the deltaic area for much longer periods and shortages of freshwater for agriculture are expected to be more pronounced. Four counter-measures have been adopted by the Shanghai Municipal Government in an attempt to mitigate the effects of sea-level rise.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151013
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.565
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.306
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorZong, Yen_US
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dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationApplied Geography, 1999, v. 19 n. 1, p. 69-84en_US
dc.identifier.issn0143-6228en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151013-
dc.description.abstractThe projected rise in sea level for the next century will have profound impacts on peri-urban agricultural production in the Yangtze delta area. This paper assesses the major impacts of the rise in sea level on coastal processes, flood hazards and saline water incursion in relation to sustainable development of peri-urban agriculture in the deltaic plain around Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It is concluded that the rise in sea level will cause coastal erosion along the southern coast and slow sedimentary accretion in a number of shoals within the Yangtze estuary. This change will severely limit the extent of intertidal flats available for land reclamation. The rise in sea level will also increase flood risk, raise the groundwater table and prolong waterlogging. Consequently, agricultural yields will be seriously reduced. During dry seasons, saline water will dominate the deltaic area for much longer periods and shortages of freshwater for agriculture are expected to be more pronounced. Four counter-measures have been adopted by the Shanghai Municipal Government in an attempt to mitigate the effects of sea-level rise.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apgeogen_US
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Geographyen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Productionen_US
dc.subjectFloodsen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater Tableen_US
dc.subjectPeri-Urban Agricultureen_US
dc.subjectSaline Intrusionen_US
dc.subjectSea-Level Riseen_US
dc.subjectShanghaien_US
dc.subjectYangtze Deltaen_US
dc.titleMajor impacts of sea-level rise on agriculture in the Yangtze delta area around Shanghaien_US
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