Movie:Low Gradient Delta Evolution


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Key Attributes

Domain: coastal
Keywords: Delta Evolution
Model name: DELTASIM, fluvial-deltaic model
Name: Irina, Overeem
Where: Volga Delta
When: --

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Grade level: Graduate / Professional

Statement: Low gradient delta system migration

Abstract: This simulation shows a longitudinal cross-section of a low gradient delta system migrating over its shelf while sea level fluctuates. It mimics the Volga delta building out in the Caspian Sea over the last 10,000 yrs.




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  • Overeem, I., Kroonenberg, S.B., Veldkamp, A., Groenesteijn, K., Rusakov, G.V.†, Svitoch, A.A., 2003. Small-scale stratigraphy in a large ramp delta: recent and Holocene sedimentation in the Volga delta, Caspian Sea. Sedimentary Geology 159, 133-157., 10.1016/S0037-0738(02)00256-7
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  • Overeem, I., Veldkamp, A., Tebbens, L., Kroonenberg, S.B., 2003. Modelling Holocene stratigraphy and depocentre migration of the Volga delta due to Caspian Sea-level change. Sedimentary Geology 159, 159-175., 10.1016/S0037-0738(02)00257-9
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