Modeling the Yellow River sediment flux and its deposition patterns under climatological conditions SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Modeling the Yellow River sediment flux and its deposition patterns under climatological conditions
Author(s)
Lu, Jing; Qiao, Fangli; Wang, Xiaohua; Teng, Yong; Jung, Kyung Tae; Liu, Yanguang
Publication Year
2013-06
Abstract
A numerical sediment transport model was embedded into a coupled wave-tide-circulation model to quantitatively estimate the suspended sediment fluxes (SSF) and distribution in different areas for the Yellow River derived sediment. The model is validated by comparing model simulated sediment deposition rates with those from observations. Simulated results show that the SSF of the Yellow River across two major sections (the Bohai Strait and the 37A degrees N section) are highest during September and October, whereas for the 32A degrees N section the flux is negligibly small (less than 0.1 kg/s). We demonstrate that the sediment flux is primarily driven by the buoyancy forcing of the Yellow River freshwater discharge and modulated by the wind-driven surface wave and circulation patterns in this region. The SSF across the Bohai Strait is about 30 % of the Yellow River discharge, while across the 37A degrees N section it is 15.8 %. Therefore, about 70 % of the total discharged Yellow River sediments are deposited in the Bohai Sea, 14.1 % in the North Yellow Sea, and 13.9 % in the South Yellow Sea. There are two deposition branches in the Yellow Sea. The primary one is located off the eastern tip of the Shandong Peninsula and extends to the southwest off the coastline, which is consistent with the observed "a"broken vertical bar aEuroe-shape deposition pattern. This simulated tongue shape deposition pattern is isolated from the north by the strong resuspension off the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula. The secondary branch extends to the middle of the South Yellow Sea and has been strengthened by resuspension process. The two deposition branches are separated by the wintertime Yellow Sea Warm Current in the bottom layer.
ISSN
1616-7341
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3177
DOI
10.1007/s10236-013-0626-0
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN DYNAMICS, v.63, no.6, pp.709 - 722, 2013
Publisher
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Subject
NORTHERN ADRIATIC SEA; SPM TRANSPORT; BOHAI; WAVE; RESUSPENSION; DYNAMICS; DELTA
Keywords
Sediment dynamics; Deposition; Resuspension; Vertical mixing; Yellow River
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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