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Sediment yield and spurious correlation. Toward a better portrayal of the annual suspended-sediment load of rivers

Auteurs :
WAYTHOMAS, C. F.
WILLIAMS, G. P.

Description :
Two alternative methods for portraying the annual suspended-sediment load of a river are suggested. One method consists of plotting supended-sediment load (tons per year) against distance downstream. Such plots indicate that annual suspended-sediment load does not necessarily have a linear relationship with distance. The second method consists of plotting annual suspended-sediment load against drainage-basin area. Both methods more accurately portray fundamental relations between annual sediment load and drainage-basin characteristics than does the yield-area relation because spurious correlation is avoided.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1988, vol. 1, n°. 4, p. 309-316, Références bibliographiques : 17 réf.

Date :
1988

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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