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Fluvial sediment supply and relative sea-level rise

Fluvial sediment supply and relative sea-level rise
Fluvial sediment supply and relative sea-level rise
The world’s deltas are facing a sustainability crisis, with many at high risk of being ‘drowned’ as a result of relative sea-level rise. The only factor that can potentially offset relative sea-level rise is the deposition of fluvial sediment on the surface of deltas. As a result, an understanding of trends in fluvial sediment supply to deltas is critical for understanding the potential of different deltas to adapt to the threat of drowning. Here trends of sediment supply to three of the world’s deltas (the Ganges-Brahmaputra, Mahanadi and Volta) are considered and the prospects for the future of these and other deltas discussed, focusing on how human activity can be modified to promote a more sustainable future for at-risk deltas.
103-126
Palgrave Macmillian
Darby, Stephen
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Appeaning Addo, Kwasi
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Hazra, Sugata
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Nicholls, Robert
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Nicholls, R.
Adger, W.
Hutton, C.
Hanson, S.
Darby, Stephen
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Nicholls, R.
Adger, W.
Hutton, C.
Hanson, S.

Darby, Stephen, Appeaning Addo, Kwasi, Hazra, Sugata, Rahman, Munsur and Nicholls, Robert (2020) Fluvial sediment supply and relative sea-level rise. In, Nicholls, R., Adger, W., Hutton, C. and Hanson, S. (eds.) Deltas in the Anthropocene. Cham. Palgrave Macmillian, pp. 103-126. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-23517-8_5).

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Abstract

The world’s deltas are facing a sustainability crisis, with many at high risk of being ‘drowned’ as a result of relative sea-level rise. The only factor that can potentially offset relative sea-level rise is the deposition of fluvial sediment on the surface of deltas. As a result, an understanding of trends in fluvial sediment supply to deltas is critical for understanding the potential of different deltas to adapt to the threat of drowning. Here trends of sediment supply to three of the world’s deltas (the Ganges-Brahmaputra, Mahanadi and Volta) are considered and the prospects for the future of these and other deltas discussed, focusing on how human activity can be modified to promote a more sustainable future for at-risk deltas.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 August 2019
Published date: 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 434359
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434359
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ORCID for Stephen Darby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8778-4394
ORCID for Robert Nicholls: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9715-1109

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 15 May 2020 00:33

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Author: Stephen Darby ORCID iD
Author: Kwasi Appeaning Addo
Author: Sugata Hazra
Author: Munsur Rahman
Author: Robert Nicholls ORCID iD
Editor: R. Nicholls
Editor: W. Adger
Editor: C. Hutton
Editor: S. Hanson

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