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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 549-556, 2019
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 549-556, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 30 Jan 2019

Research article | 30 Jan 2019

Emergent stationarity in Yellow River sediment transport and the underlying shift of dominance: from streamflow to vegetation

Sheng Ye et al.
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Our study shows that there is declining coupling between sediment concentration and discharge from daily to annual scales for gauges across the Yellow River basin (YRB). Not only the coupling, but also the magnitude of sediment response to discharge variation decreases with long-term mean discharge. This emergent stationarity can be related to sediment retardation by vegetation, suggesting the shift of dominance from water to vegetation as mean annual discharge increases.
Our study shows that there is declining coupling between sediment concentration and discharge...