FORMATION, TRANSPORT AND BREAKDOWN OF NEAR-BED HIGH-CONCENTRATED MUD SUSPENSION WITHIN THE NORTH PASSAGE OF THE CHANGJIANG ESTUARY
AbstractThe turbidity maximum region of the Changjiang Estuary would potentially produce near-bed high-concentrated mud suspension (HCMS), which significantly contributes to the sediment transport and morphology within estuary channel. However, the near-bed high-concentrated mud suspension is technologically difficult to be observed and measured in traditional survey methodology. HCMS can frequently occur around an estuary as a result of sediment deposition, mass or bulk erosion, and convergence under physical mechanisms (Bruens et al., 2002; Winterwerp, 2002, 2011).
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