Sediment Resuspension Process in the Modern Yellow River Delta

  • Yonggang JiaEmail author
  • Xiaolei Liu
  • Shaotong Zhang
  • Hongxian Shan
  • Jiewen Zheng
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In this chapter, the process of sediment erosion and resuspension was studied through in situ observations and wave flume experiments. Sediments are more frequently resuspended by wind waves in the Yellow River Delta, the contribution of waves and currents to sediment resuspension was evaluated while also a conceptual model for sediment resuspension in this delta area was constructed. More importantly, our wave flume experiments found that once seabed liquefaction occurred, the process of sediment resuspension could be significantly changed. More sediments would be resuspended in addition to that eroded by wave orbital velocities, and these lately resuspended sediments seems to come from the interior of the seabed, rather than seabed surface as the conventional opinion holds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonggang Jia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaolei Liu
    • 1
  • Shaotong Zhang
    • 2
  • Hongxian Shan
    • 1
  • Jiewen Zheng
    • 3
  1. 1.Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Environment and Geological Engineering, College of Environmental Science and EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  2. 2.College of Marine GeosciencesOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao)QingdaoChina

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