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Deltas: Landforms, Ecosystems and Human Activities

Proceedings

Series: IAHS Proceedings and Reports ("Red Books") Volume: 358

By: Gordon Young (Editor), Gerardo ME Perillo (Editor)

256 pages, 103 b/w photos and illustrations, 27 tables

IAHS Press

Paperback | Jun 2013 | #211748 | ISBN-13: 9781907161360
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About this book

Deltas are environmental and economic hot spots, occupy about 1% of the global land surface, are home to some 500 million people and often are vibrant ecosystems. Deltas pose great challenges, whether marine or lacustrine as regions of purely natural conditions or regions of intense human activity set in the context of complex and often rapidly changing natural environments. Physically they are complex systems, the end-products of catchment processes involving water supply, sediment delivery and water quality – elements that are fast changing over time as a result both of human influences and change in climatic drivers. Tides, waves, sea level changes, storm surges, tsunamis and littoral currents all impact. The contributions result from a joint symposium of the International Associations of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO).


Contents

- Preface by Gordon Young & Gerardo M. E. Perillo     v-vi
- A vision for a coordinated international effort on delta sustainability Efi Foufoula-Georgiou     3-11
- Changing fluvial sediment inputs to the world’s deltas Des E. Walling     12-26
- Salinity and tides in deltas. Can we predict tidal processes and salinity intrusion in poorly gauged deltas? Hubert H. G. Savenije     29-38
- The effect of river discharge on tidal dynamics in three alluvial estuaries: the Scheldt, Modaomen and Yangtze cases Huayang Cai, Hubert H. G. Savenije & Marco Toffolon     39-47
- Backwater hydrodynamics and sediment transport in the lowermost Mississippi River Delta: Implications for the development of fluvial-deltaic landforms in a large lowland river Jeffrey A. Nittrouer     48-61
- Explaining the physical relation between estuary shape and bankfull discharge Jacqueline Isabella Anak Gisen & Hubert H. G. Savenije     62-64
- Changes in hydrological regime and morphology of river deltas in the Russian Arctic Dmitry Magritsky, Vadim Mikhailov, Vladislav Korotaev & Dmitry Babich     67-79
- Bioavailability of sediment-associated metals in the Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada Leah Hagreen, Mike Stone, Warren Norwood & Jacqueline Ho     80-87
- Geochemical mapping of Spitsbergen in the High Arctic using overbank sediments of deltas and floodplains Rolf Tore Ottesen & Jim Bogen     88-95
- Estuarial-deltaic system of the Amur River Polina Sokolova & Tamara Ponomareva     96-98
- Monitoring flood propagation in the Niger River Inner Delta in Mali: prospects with the low resolution NOAA/AVHRR data Adama Mariko, Gil Mahe & Didier Orange     101-109
- Relationships between water level at hydrological stations and inundated area in the River Niger Inner Delta, Mali Gil Mahe, Adama Mariko & Didier Orange     110-115
- Geomorphic mapping and human activities along the southwestern Nigeria coastline Shakirudeen Odunuga, Abiodun Ajijola, Aiyede Patience, Thaddeus Delima & Abel Akpan     116-123
- Analysis of surface water quality of upstream Niger Delta System O. Adeaga, G. Mahe, C. Dieulin, F. Elbaz-Poulichet, N. Rouche, J. L. Seidel & E. Servat     124-125
- Environmental risk and water-resource management near the Port Harcourt refinery, Niger Delta Rodney L. Stevens, Enuvie Akpokodje & Onwusameka Ogbowuokara     126-128
- Perception of hydrological changes and adaptation strategies in the Inner Niger Delta, Mali Aida Zare, Mahamadou Illou, Severe Fossi, Torou Mohamadou Bio, Gil Mahe, Jean-Emmanuel Paturel & Bruno Barbier     129-130
- Farming practices and anthropogenic delta dynamics Kimberly G. Rogers, James P. M. Syvitski, Irina Overeem, Stephanie Higgins & Jonathan M. Gilligan     133-142
- The perils of human activity on South American deltas: lessons from Colombia’s experience with soil erosion Juan D. Restrepo A.     143-152
- Effect of anthropogenic factors on the mangrove ecosystem in the Sundarban delta in India U. C. Sharma & Vikas Sharma     153-158
- Flood-tidal and fluvial deltas of Tuggerah Lakes, Australia: Human impacts on geomorphology, sedimentology, hydrodynamics and seagrasses Wayne D. Erskine     159-167
- Interdisciplinary research on new approaches for future management of the River Elbe Elmar Fuchs, Eva-Maria Bauer, Maike heuner, Carolin Schmidt-Wygasch & Uwe Schröder     168-175
- A story of water, salt and sediments: constraints for adaptive management in the River Rhone delta Philippe Chauvelon, Olivier Boutron, Aurelien Loubet, Alain Sandoz & Patrick Höhener     176-184
- Late Pleistocene–Holocene deltas in southern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Walter D. Melo, Gerardo M. E. Perillo, Mauricio M. Perillo, Roberto Schilizzi & M. Cintia Piccolo     187-195
- Water balance and nutrient delivery in a densely populated delta for a future sustainable environment Didier Orange, Thi Nguyet Minh Luu, Thi Phuong Quynh Le, Hong Thai Tran, Julien Nemery, Lan Anh Le, Gilles Billen, Josette Garnier & Georges Vachaud     196-202
- Influence of ecosystem on hydrochemistry and stable isotope of surface and groundwaters in the Yellow River Delta Fadong Li, Qiang Liu, Qiuying Zhang, Jing Li, Yan Zhang, Shuai Song, Guangshuai Zhao & Nong Zhu     203-208
- What can we learn from recent development of the Atchafalaya River Delta, USA and the Yellow River Delta, China? Timothy Rosen, Y. Jun Xu, Zongwen Ma & Xuegong Xu     209-217
- Geomorphology and sedimentology of the Mogo Creek fluvial delta, NSW, Australia Wayne D. Erskine & Ruth Borgert     218-225
- Hydrological process and its ecological effects on a re-established freshwater wetland in the Yellow River Delta, China Liu Bo, Liu Ge, Shu Longcang, Wang Xingong & Zhu Bing     226-233
- Analysis of Krishna and Godavari river outflows to evaluate effects on river mouth changes Sarraju Venkata Vijaya Kumar     234-235
- The Mekong River Delta – variation of sedimentation and morphology in a mega-delta Daniel Unverricht, Witold Szczucin'ski, Thanh Cong Nguyen, Christoph Heinrich, Karl Stattegger, Klaus Schwarzer, Niko Lahajnar & Thuyen Xuan Le     236-238


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