Graphics Library >> Vital Water Graphics >> Global sediment loads

Global sediment loads

Global sediment loads

File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 28 kb -
Uploaded 25 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2005
From collection: Vital Water Graphics
Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
Asia exhibits the largest runoff volumes and, therefore, the highest levels of sediment discharge. This graphic shows the amounts of suspended sediments discharged, in millions of tonnes per year, in the major regions of the world. The levels of suspended sediments are increased by soil erosion and land degradation, and may affect aquatic ecosystems negatively.
Downloads: 145     Rating: 3
  • Water consumption - top countries
  • Renewable freshwater supplies, per river basin
  • carbon_cycle
  • Regulation of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
  • Water withdrawal and consumption
  • Benefits from marine and coastal ecosystems and activities
  • Causes of sea level rise from climate change
  • Phosphate levels in major basins