Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1955–1962, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-1955-2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1955–1962, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-1955-2015

Research article 02 Sep 2015

Research article | 02 Sep 2015

Selective deposition response to aeolian–fluvial sediment supply in the desert braided channel of the upper Yellow River, China

H. Wang et al.

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Rivers flow through aeolian dunes and always adopt braided stream channels in response to aeolian and fluvial sediment supplies. Here our results indicate that these braided rivers are distinguished from coarser-grained thalweg beds and finer-grained bar or floodplain surfaces and develop a significant lateral selective deposition in bed sediment. The traditional downstream fining shows no significance in this braided channel, primarily due to aeolian sand supplies.
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