Effect of Three Gorges Project on Dynamical Sedimentation and Geomorphological Evolution of the Yangtze River Estuary and Delta

The partners are East China Normal University and Ocean University of China. The project was headed by Prof. Yang Shilun and focus on 1) quantify the impact of the Three Gorges Dam on long term trends of water and sediment flux into estuary and seasonal rhythm; 2) reveal the response of geomorphic process of estuary-delta to fluvial water and sediment flux variations and its seasonal change; 3) identify the influence of the Three Gorges Dam on the dynamic sedimentation and geomorphological evolution of river delta.

NSFC Key Project
Project Period: 
2012-01 to 2015-12
East China Normal University
Ocean University of China
Yang Shilun