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Discharge and suspended sediment transport in the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar: Centennial and decadal changes

Furuichi, T., Win, Z. and Wasson, Robert J. (2009). Discharge and suspended sediment transport in the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar: Centennial and decadal changes. Hydrological Processes,23(11):1631-1641.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 75039815xPUB70
Title Discharge and suspended sediment transport in the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar: Centennial and decadal changes
Author Furuichi, T.
Win, Z.
Wasson, Robert J.
Journal Name Hydrological Processes
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 11
ISSN 0885-6087   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-65949119333
Start Page 1631
End Page 1641
Total Pages 10
Abstract Among the large rivers rising on the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent high mountains, the discharge and suspended sediment load of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River are the least well known. Data collected between 1969 and 1996 at Pyay (Prome) are analysed to provide the best available modern estimate of discharge (379 ± 47 × 109 m3/year) and suspended sediment load (325 ± 57 × 106 t/year) for the river upstream of the delta head. A statistical comparison with data collected in the nineteenth century (1871 to 1879) shows discharge has significantly decreased in the last ∼100 years. Regression and correlation analyses between discharge in the modern period and indices of El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) show a relationship.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.7295   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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