Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 230–240 | Cite as

Thresholds of geographic environmental elements in sediment yield of drainage basins

  • Chen Hao 
  • Zhou Jinxing 
  • Cai Qiangguo 
  • Lu Zhongchen 
  • Li Zhongyan 


Threshold of environmental elements in drainage basin sediment yield refers to, under effect of climate, underlying surface and human activity, a turning point of abrupt changes in drainage sediment yield related to environmental element characteristics. Previous studies on threshold of sediment yield of relevant drainage basins were mainly concentrated on impact of natural zones with a few researches on impact of other environmental elements. Particularly studies on compound environmental element threshold in drainage basin sediment yield remain blank today. Studies indicate that sediment yield in drainage basins is affected by compound interactions and complex actions. Based on single element analysis, the present paper gives quantitatively compound threshold of environmental elements affecting sediment yield of the drainage basin between Hekouzhen and Tongguan in the middle Yellow River by the method of multi-variant, polynomial formula regression analysis.


middle Yellow River environmental element sediment sediment delivery mudule threshold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Hao 
    • 1
  • Zhou Jinxing 
    • 2
  • Cai Qiangguo 
  • Lu Zhongchen 
    • 3
  • Li Zhongyan 
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Forestry ScienceChinese Academy of Forestry ScienceBeijingChina
  3. 3.Research Center for Eco-Environment SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  4. 4.Computing Institute of Science and EngineeringNorth China Electric Power UniversityBeijingChina

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