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Volume 367
Proc. IAHS, 367, 326–332, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-367-326-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Proc. IAHS, 367, 326–332, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-367-326-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  03 Mar 2015

03 Mar 2015

Suspended sediment yield mapping of Northern Eurasia

K. A. Maltsev, O. P. Yermolaev, and V. V. Mozzherin K. A. Maltsev et al.
  • Kazan Federal University, Department of the Landscape Ecology, Institute of Ecology and Geography, 18 Kremlevskay St, Kazan, Russia, 420008 Kazan, Russia

Keywords: Suspended sediment yield, GIS, thematic map, watershed boundaries, Northern Eurasia

Abstract. The mapping of river sediment yields at continental or global scale involves a number of technical difficulties that have largely been ignored. The maps need to show the large zonal peculiarities of river sediment yields, as well as the level (smoothed) local anomalies. This study was carried out to create a map of river sediment yields for Northern Eurasia (within the boundaries of the former Soviet Union, 22 × 106 km2) at a scale of 1:1 500 000. The data for preparing the map were taken from the long-term observations recorded at more than 1000 hydrological stations. The data have mostly been collected during the 20th century by applying a single method. The creation of this map from the study of river sediment yield is a major step towards enhancing international research on understanding the mechanical denudation of land due mainly to erosion.

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