CSDMS 2.0: Moving Forward

Growth and Abandonment: Quantifying First-order Controls on Wave Influenced Deltas.

Jaap Nienhuis

WHOI/MIT, United States

What determines the style of river delta growth? How do deltas change after fluvial sediment supply is cut off? River delta evolution is characterized by the progradation and transgression of individual (deltaic) lobes: the delta cycle. We investigate the behaviour of wave-influenced deltas with a simple shoreline model, and quantitatively relate several first-order controls.

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Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group