SEA LEVEL RISE OF THE ZHUJIANG RIVER DELTA AND NEOTECTONICS
- Publish Date: 1993-03-20
- sea level rise /
- the Zhujiang River Delta /
Abstract: A linear regression analysis of 28 selected tide-gauge stations of the Zhujiang Estuary shows that there has been a tendency of local sea level rise at a rate of 2.028 mm per year. The origin of the variation is significantly attributed to the local tectonic movement of discrepant fault-block. Based on this, four types of relative local sea level changes are classified. According to calculation, half of the fertile land, or 800 km2 of the delta plain will have been submerged by sea water by about 2040. This will yield a significant influence on the economic construction and human activities.
|Citation:||Zeng Zhaoxuan, Liu Nanwei, Hu Nan, Qiu Shijun, Huang Shan, Li Pingri, Fang Guoxiang, Huang Guangqing, Zhu Gongwu. SEA LEVEL RISE OF THE ZHUJIANG RIVER DELTA AND NEOTECTONICS[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 1993, 3(1): 44-50.|