Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 379–384 | Cite as

Types and distribution patterns of modern tidal channels along the Huanghe River Delta coast

  • Yin Yan-hong
  • Wang Yu-rong
  • Liu Xian-qi


There are three major types of tidal channels along the coast of the Huanghe (Yellow) River Delta: tidal inlets, tidal creeks, and tidal channels developed from abandoned river channels. The tidal inlets develop mainly in two areas with weak erosion and barrier islands. The tidal channels formed from abandoned river channels mainly developed in the area of the new delta lobes formed since 1934. Tidal creeks developed in the intertidal zone and distributed along almost all parts of the Huanghe River Delta coast, but their scales and features are different.

Key words

tidal channels tidal inlets tidal creeks Huanghe River Delta 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yin Yan-hong
    • 1
  • Wang Yu-rong
    • 2
  • Liu Xian-qi
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Marine GeologyMLNRQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesWingdaoChina
  3. 3.Bureau of Water ResourcesPingyi County, Shandong ProvinceChina

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