Erodibility of Seabed Sediments in the Modern Yellow River Delta

  • Yonggang JiaEmail author
  • Xiaolei Liu
  • Shaotong Zhang
  • Hongxian Shan
  • Jiewen Zheng
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The erodibility of intertidal sediments is a key factor affecting coastal erosion and sediment resuspension. In this chapter, a geological engineering study is undertaken to determine the spatial distribution of sediment erodibility in the modern Yellow River Delta. The critical shear stress of sediments is measured both with a mini-annular flume and a Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM) along the coastline of the Yellow River Delta (i.e., deposited in different historical periods), where the geotechnical properties of sediments are also determined. The influencing factors are identified and implications for sediment erosion and microtopography formation in this unique area are also discussed.


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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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