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An historic vs. present day comparison of longwave pulses to a deltaic system
Author : SCOTT C. HAGEN(1), MATTHEW V. BILSKIE(2), ROBERT R. TWILLEY(3) & ALEXANDRA CHRISTENSEN(4)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT
Population densities on deltaic coasts throughout the world are and have been historically high due to rich fertile soils and plentiful natural resources. However, the combination of changes to sediment supply, river flows, subsidence and sea level rise has resulted in the disappearance of deltas around the globe (Syvitski et al. 2005). A first step in understanding the functional response (i.e., with respect to hurricane storm surge) to these deltaic changes involves comparing and contrasting historic (c. 1855) and present day (c. 2005) longwave hydrodynamics in and around two distinct coastal basins in the central Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. For this present effort river inflows, tides, wind-waves, and hurricane storm surge are simulated through the SWAN+ADCIRC framework (Dietrich et al. 2011).
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 02/10/2015
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