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Xing Li, J. Paul Liu*, Yoshiki Saito, Van Lap Nguyen, 2017, Recent evolution of the Mekong Delta and the impact of dams.  Earth Science Review, 175: 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.10.008  *corresponding author.

Liu, J.P. D.J. DeMaster, T. T. Nguyen, Y. Saito, V.L. Nguyen, X. LI, 2017. Stratigraphic Formation of the Modern Mekong Delta and Its Recent Shoreline Changes. Oceanography,  30 (3) 72-83. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.316

Nittrouer, C.A., DeMaster, D.J., Eidam, E.F., Nguyen, T.T., Liu., J.P., Ogston., A.S. and Phung, P.V., 2017. The Mekong continental shelf: primary sink for deltaic sediment particles and their passengers. Oceanography, this volume. 30 (3) 60-70. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.314

Liu, J.P., D.J. DeMaster, C.A. Nittrouer, E.F. Eidam, and T.T.Nyuyen. 2017. A seismic study of the Mekong subaqueous delta:
proximal versus distal accumulation. Continental Shelf Research, 147: 197-212.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.07.009
DeMaster, D.J., J.P. Liu, E.F. Eidam, C.A. Nittrouer, and T.T. Nguyen. 2017. Determining rates of sediment accumulation on the Mekong shelf: Timescales, steady-state assumptions, and radiochemical tracers. Continental Shelf Research. 147, 182-196.

Eidam, E.F., C.A. Nittrouer, A.S. Ogston, D.J. DeMaster, J.P. Liu, T.T. Nguyen, and T.N. Nguyen. 2017. Dynamic controls on shallow clinoform geometry: Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Continental Shelf Research. 147, 165-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.06.001

Shuhuan Du, Jianguo Liu, Hongqiang Yan, Longbin Sha, Paul Liu, Zhong Chen, Muhong Chen, 2017.  Strong influence of the western Pacific on hydrological changes in the northeastern South China Sea during the last 7300 years. Quaternary Science Reviews. In review.

Wei wen, Dai Zhijun, J. Paul Liu, 2017.  Long-term morphodynamic development and response to artificial interferences: Changjiang (Yangtze) estuarine marginal shoal, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.  In review.  *S

Wei, W., Dai, Z., Mei, X., Liu, J.P., Gao, S., Li, S., 2017. Shoal morphodynamics of the Changjiang (Yangtze) estuary: Influences from river damming, estuarine hydraulic engineering and reclamation projects. Marine Geology 386, 32-43.   http://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2017.02.013  * S

Li, Xing, J. Paul Liu, and Bo Tian. 2016, "Evolution of the Jiuduansha Wetland and the Impact of Navigation Works in the Yangtze Estuary, China." Geomorphology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.10.031.

Gao, S., Liu, Y., Yang., Y. Liu, J. P.Zhag Y., Wang., Y.P. 2015.  Evolution status of distal mud deposits associated with the Pearl River, northern South China Sea continental shelf., Journal of Asian Earth Sciences , Volume 114, Part 3, 15 December 2015, Pages 562–573 .   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.07.024

XIA Fei, ZHANG Yongzhan, WANG Ruifa, J. Paul LIU, ZHANG Zhenke, PENG Xiuqiang, 2015. Review for the studies on sedimentation range of the Abandoned Yellow River subaqueous delta, North Jiangsu plain coast. ACTA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA. Vol 70 , No. 1, 29-48.
*S 苏北废黄河水下三角洲沉积范围研究述评

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Qian Ge, J. Paul Liu, Zuo Xue, Fengyou Chu, 2014. Dispersal of the Zhujiang River (Pearl River) derived sediment in the Holocene.   Acta Oceanologica Sinica.  Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 1-9
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Zhou, L., Liu, J., Saito, Y., Liu, J.P., Li, G., Liu, Q., Gao, M., Qiu, J., 2014. Fluvial system development and subsequent marine transgression in Yellow River (Huanghe) delta and its adjacent sea regions during last glacial maximum to early Holocene. Continental Shelf Research 90, 117-132.

Xue, Z., Paul Liu, J., DeMaster, D., Leithold, E.L., Wan, S., Ge, Q., Nguyen, V.L., Ta, T.K.O., 2014. Sedimentary processes on the Mekong subaqueous delta: Clay mineral and geochemical analysis. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 79, Part A, 520-528. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.07.012  

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Liu, J.P. and Wang, H.J. 2013. Flux and fate of the Yellow River-derived Sediment to the Sea, in the book of Biogeochemical Dynamics at major River-Coastal Interfaces:  Linkages with Global Climate Change. Ed. By Tom Bianchi.  Cambridge Press. p138-154.

Liu, J.,  Kong, X., Saito, Y., Liu, P., Yang, Z., Wen, C.,  2013. Subaqueous deltaic formation of the Old Yellow River (AD 1128–1855) on the western South Yellow Sea. Marine Geology 344, 19-33.


XIA Fei, ZHANG Yongzhan, WANG Qiang, YIN Yong, Karl W. WEGMANN, J. Paul LIU. 2013.
Evolution of sedimentary environments of the middle Jiangsu coast, South Yellow Sea since late MIS 3. J. Geogr. Sci. 2013, 23(5): 883-914   DOI: 10.1007/s11442-013-1051-5
Xia Fei, Yin Yong, Wang Qiang, Zhang Yongzhan, and Liu Jingpu, 2012, Sequence Stratigraphy of the central Part of North Jiangsu Coasts since Late MIS3, Eastern China. Acta Geologica Sinica, Vol. 86. No. 10. p1696-1712.


Zuo Xue, Ruoying He, J.Paul Liu, John C. Warner, 2012. Modeling transport and deposition of the Mekong River sediment,. Continental Shelf Research, vol 37. p66–78. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.02.010



Kehui Xu, Anchun Li, J. Paul Liu, John D. Milliman, Zuosheng Yang, Char-Shine Liu, Shuh-Ji Kao, Shiming Wan, Fangjian Xu. 2012. Provenance, structure, and formation of the mud wedge along inner continental shelf of the East China Sea: A synthesis of the Yangtze dispersal system. Marine Geology, 291-294,  pp. 176-191      doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2011.06.003


Paleoenvironmental records from the northern South China Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum
Ge Q, Chu FY, Xue Z, Liu, JP, Du YS, Fang YX, 2010.  ACTA OCEANOLOGICA SINICA   Volume: 29   Issue: 3   Pages: 46-62   Published: MAY 2010


Zuo Xue, J. Paul Liu, Qian Ge, 2010. Changes in hydrology and sediment delivery of the Mekong River in the last 50 years: connection to damming, monsoon, and ENSO. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 35. doi: 10.1002/esp.2036


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Shuqing Qiao, Zuosheng Yang, Jingpu Liu, Xiaoxia Sun, Rong Xiang, Xuefa Shi, Dejiang Fan, Yoshiki Saito, 2010, Records of late-Holocene East Asian winter monsoon in the East China Sea: Key grain-size component of quartz versus bulk sedimentsQuaternary International, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2010.01.020

Zuo Xue, J.Paul Liu, Dave DeMaster, Lap Van Nguyen, Thi Kim Oanh Ta. 2010
Late Holocene Evolution of the Mekong Subaqueous Delta, Southern Vietnam.
Marine Geology, Vol.269, No.1-2, Page 46-60. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.12.005



Citations: 36

Liu J.P., Xue Z., Ross K., Wang H.J., Yang Z.S., Li A.C., Gao S. 2009.

Fate of sediments delivered to the sea by Asian large rivers: Long-distance transport and formation of remote alongshore clinothems. SEPM-The Sedimentary Record, Vol. 7, No. 4, Page 4-9.

High-resolution figures: Liu_Figures_all6.pdf



Citations: 35

Chu, Z. X., S. K. Zhai, X. X. Lu, J. P. Liu, J. X. Xu, and K. H. Xu. 2009. A quantitative assessment of human impacts on decrease in sediment flux from major Chinese rivers entering the western Pacific Ocean,  Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 36, L19603, doi:10.1029/2009GL039513




Kehui Xu, John D. Milliman, Anchun Li, J. Paul Liu, Shuh-Ji Kao, Shiming Wan, 2009

Yangtze- and Taiwan-derived sediments on the inner shelf of East China Sea
Continental Shelf Research, Volume 29, Issue 18, Pages 2240-2256. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.08.017    




J.P. Liu, C.S. Liu, K.H. Xu, J.D. Milliman, J.K. Chiu, S.J. Kao, S.W. Lin., 2008.

Flux and Fate of Small Mountainous Rivers Derived Sediments into the Taiwan Strait
Marine Geology, Vol. 256, pp. 65-76doi: j.margeo.2008.09.007


Figure of the Taiwan Rivers and Sediment Fluexes to the Sea

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Citations: 51

Wang, H.J., Yang, Z.S., Wang, Y., Saito, Y. and Liu, J.P. (2008) Reconstruction of sediment flux from the Changjiang (Yangtze River) to the sea since the 1860s. Journal of Hydrology,  Volume 349, Issues 3-4, pp. 318-332 (1 February 2008) doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.11.005      PDF (3522 K)


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Citations  25

Wang Z.H., Liu, J.P., Zhao B.C., 2008. Holocene depocenter shift in the middle-lower Changjiang River basins and coastal area in response to sea level change, Frontiers of Earth Science in China, FES-08052-WZH.3d


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J.D. Milliman, S.W. Lin, S. J. Kao, J. P. Liu, C.S. Liu, J. K. Chiu and Y.C. Lin, 2007, Short-term Changes in Seafloor Character due to Flood-Derived Hyperpycnal Discharge: Typhoon Mindulle, Taiwan, July 2004, Geology. vol. 35, no.9, p.779-782. doi: 10.1130/G23760A.1;


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Citations   46

Zhenxia Liu, Serge Berné, Yoshiki Saito, Hua Yu, Alain Trentesaux, Katsuto Uehara, Ping Yin, J. Paul Liu, Chaoxing Li, Guanghai Hu, et al. 2007 Internal architecture and mobility of tidal sand ridges in the East China Sea,  Continental Shelf ResearchVolume 27, Issue 1315 July 2007Pages 1820-1834

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Yang, Z.S. and Liu J.P.*, 2007. A unique Yellow River derived distal subaqueous delta in the Yellow Sea, Marine Geology, 240 (1-4), 169-176.    doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2007.02.008 


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Citations: 90

Liu, J.P., Xu, K.H., Li, A.C., Milliman, J.D., Velozzi, D.M., Xiao, S.B., Yang Z.S., 2007.

Flux and Fate of Yangtze River Sediment Delivered to the East China Sea, Geomorphology,  85 (3-4), 208-224. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.03.023.


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[Citation] 287 

Houjie Wang, Zuosheng Yang, Y. Saito, J. Paul Liu, Xiaoxia Sun , 2007. Stepwise Decreases of the Huanghe (Yellow River) Sediment Load (1950-2004): Impacts of Climate Change and Human Activities, Global and Planetary Change, 57(3-4), 331-354.  doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2007.01.003


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Liu, J.P.  A.C. Li, K.H. Xu, D.M. Velozzi, Z.S. Yang, J.D. Milliman, D.J. DeMaster, 2006.

Sedimentary features of  the Yangtze River-derived along-shelf clinoform deposit in the East China Sea, Continental Shelf Research, Vol. 26, pages 2141-2156.  doi:10.1016/j.csr.2006.07.013.



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Citations: 150

Xiao, S.B Li, A.C., Liu, J.P. Chen, M.H. Zheng, . F.  Xie, Q.. Jiang, F.Q Li, T.G. 2006. Coherence between solar activity and the East Asian winter monsoon in the past 8000 years from Yangtze River-derived mud in the East China Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol: 237, No. 2-4, page 293-304. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.12.003


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H.J. Wang,  Z.S. Yang, Y. Saito, J. P. Liu and X.X. Sun, 2006. The Huanghe (Yellow River) water discharge over the past 50 years: Connections to impacts from ENSO events and dams. Global and Planetary Change, 50, 212-225. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.01.005


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Xiao, S.B., Li, A.C., Chen M.H., Liu, J.P., Li, Q.Y., Jiang, F.Q., Li, T.G., Xie, Q., Xiang, R., Chen, Z., 2005. Recent 8 ka Mud Records of the East Asian Winter Monsoon from the Inner Shelf of the East China Sea. Earth Science-Journal of China University of Geosciences. Vol. 30 No. 5. 1-9 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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Liu, J.P. and Milliman, J.D., 2004. Reconsidering Melt-water Pulses 1A and 1B: Global Impacts of Rapid Sea-level Rise. Journal of Ocean University of China, 3(3): 183-190.  10.1007/s11802-004-0033-8


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Citations:  49

Liu, J.P., Milliman, J.D., Gao, S. and Cheng, P., 2004. Holocene development of the Yellow River's subaqueous delta, North Yellow Sea. Marine Geology, 209(1-4): 45-67. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2004.06.009 


Figure-18 (in color) Postglacail Sea-level Curve

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Citations:  281

Liu, J.P., Milliman, J.D. and Gao, S., 2002. The Shandong mud wedge and post-glacial sediment accumulation in the Yellow Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, 21(4): 212-218.


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J.P. Liu , P. Cheng, S. Gao, K. Farnsworth and  J. D. Milliman, 1999, A preliminary report about the recent cruise in the North Yellow Sea and Bohai StraitLand-Sea Link in Asia, 44-48.



Z.S. Yang, J.D. Milliman, J.Galler, J.P. Liu, and X.G. Sun, 1998.  Yellow River's Water and Sediment Discharge Decreasing Steadily, EOS, Vol.79, No. 48.


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Cheng, P., Gao, S, Liu, J.P., Guan, Z.Z., Wang, G.Z. and Milliman, J,D.,2001. Preliminary study of Holocene sediments distribution over the Northwestern Yellow Sea. Quaternary Research. 379.
Yu, H.-J., Liu, J.-P., Shan, Q.-M, 1998.
Probe into the origin, development and evolution model of shelf desertizational environment in the last stage of Pleistocene. Chin. J. Oceanol. and Limnol. Vol.16, no.4. p326-332.

Zhao S.L., Yu H.J., Liu J.P., 1997. Origin, development and evolutionary model of shelf desertization environment in late stage of Upper Pleistocene, Science in China (D), Vol.40 No.2: 207-214.

Liu J.P. , 1996. Cold-dry environment extended into the shelf during  the LGM period. Marine Sciences, 2:28-30.

Liu J.P., Lin J., 1995. The variation of Typhoon of the North-West Pacific during the Last Glacial Period and its Influence on the Shelf Environment, Marine Sciences, 5:26-28.

Liu J.P. , Yu H.J., 1995. Origin of the buried and exposed loess in the China's coastal zone, Dedicated to 14th INQUA Congress Collection, Berlin, Geological Hazards and Environmental Studies of China Offshore Areas, 164-168.
Liu J.P., 1995. The paleooceanographic features in the northwest Pacific region during the LGM period, Marine Sciences 3:14-16.

Liu J.P., Zhao S.L., 1995. The origin of the exposed loess along coastal zone and the buried loess in the Bohai Sea bottom.

Zhao S.L., Liu J.P., 1995.
Transgressions and rapid changes in the Bohai Sea area since Late Pleistocene. Scientia Geologica Sinica, Supplementary(I), 239-245.