Articles | Volume 24, issue 10
Research article
05 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 05 Oct 2020

Frequency and magnitude variability of Yalu River flooding: numerical analyses for the last 1000 years

Hui Sheng, Xiaomei Xu, Jian Hua Gao, Albert J. Kettner, Yong Shi, Chengfeng Xue, Ya Ping Wang, and Shu Gao

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