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Zheng Dandan, Kuang Jian, Gui Yuhui, Bing He. Recognition and Causes of Channel Evolution in the Downstream of Yuan River in the Qing Dynasty. Journal of Earth Science. doi: 10.1007/s12583-021-1600-2
Citation: Zheng Dandan, Kuang Jian, Gui Yuhui, Bing He. Recognition and Causes of Channel Evolution in the Downstream of Yuan River in the Qing Dynasty. Journal of Earth Science. doi: 10.1007/s12583-021-1600-2

Recognition and Causes of Channel Evolution in the Downstream of Yuan River in the Qing Dynasty

doi: 10.1007/s12583-021-1600-2
  • Received Date: 22 Jul 2021
  • Research on recognition and causes of channel evolution is an important means to reshape the evolutionary history of river landform. This paper aims to study the channel evolution in the downstream of Yuan River in Hunan province, China in the Qing Dynasty via Landsat 8 satellite image data and relevant literature so as to establish the modes of channel evolution and discuss the significance of historical climate change. It is suggested that the paleochannel in the downstream of the Yuan River ware reflected in the late Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty, the Kangxi and Qianlong periods of the Qing Dynasty, the late Qing Dynasty, and World War II (1939-1945) and classified that the three main modes of river evolution. The research result shows a good correlation between channel revolution, flood events and climate change. Plenty of flood events that occurred from Late Qing Dynasty to the World War II(1939-1945) caused high frequency of channel revolution, which demonstrates the combined effects of climate change and human activities.


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