Taming the Yellow River: Silt and Floods

Proceedings of a Bilateral Seminar on Problems in the Lower Reaches of the Yellow River, China

  • Lucien M. Brush
  • M. Gordon Wolman
  • Huang Bing-Wei

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sandra S. Batie
    Pages 1-19
  3. Klaus W. Flach, John M. Laflen
    Pages 73-84
  4. Mark H. Houck
    Pages 85-97
  5. M. Gordon Wolman
    Pages 139-161
  6. Ben Chie Yen
    Pages 163-196
  7. Huang Bingwei
    Pages 197-199
  8. Chen Yongzong, Jing Ke, Lu Jinfa, Zhang Xunchang
    Pages 275-288
  9. Tang Keli, Zhong-zi, Kong Xiao-ling
    Pages 299-313
  10. Zhao Yean, Pan Xiandi, Fan Zuoying, Han Shaofa
    Pages 477-516
  11. Hu Yisan, Xu Fuling
    Pages 617-636
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 687-691

About this book


About four years ago Dr. Gilbert White visited China and sowed the seeds of this project through conversations with Drs. Huang and Gong of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Mr. Long of the Yellow River Conservancy Commission. After some additional rounds of communications by letter, the plan for a workshop evolved and Drs. Wolman and Brush visited with Dr. Sabadell of the Nat_ional Science Foundation to begin the initial planning. In March 1987 Dr. Brush visited China and the details were worked out for the October 1987 workshop. At the outset it was recognized that the 10 American scientists and engineers ltad very Ii ttle knowledge of the Yellow River and none had ever seen it. Therefore, it became important that field trips be scheduled before the workshop to better set the stage for fruitful discussions. It was also acknowledged that the American participants could not present papers about the Yellow River per se so their offerings reflected their general knowledge of rivers using other rivers as examples. On the other hand the Chinese participants were all well into the difficult problems of harnessing the Yellow River and made their presentations accordingly. Despite these differences the subject matter was the unifying thread and cross communication was excellent.


Erosion Sediment Sedimentation Water supply fluvial hydrology safety silt soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucien M. Brush
    • 1
  • M. Gordon Wolman
    • 1
  • Huang Bing-Wei
    • 2
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7605-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2450-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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