As we enter the final week for AGU 2017 abstract submission, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract to session EP031. Progress in research on the world’s major river deltas
The world’s major river deltas are densely populated and vital to global food security, commerce, energy production, and industrial development. Many of these deltaic regions are rapidly sinking into the sea due to a number of natural and anthropogenic factors, including reduced sediment input, river engineering, coastal land subsidence, and sea level rise. Over the past decades, the world’s major river deltas have experienced rapid population increase and urbanization. The anthropogenic activities have interfered with delta-forming processes and, in return, the altered deltaic forming processes are affecting humans, presenting a dynamically coupled natural-human system. This session aims at bringing together the latest research on the world’s large deltas as a complex dynamic system between the natural and human environments. We encourage submissions based on field, modeling, and synthetic studies concerning deltaic geomorphology, sediment transport, estuarine hydrology, spatial organization, population dynamics, and policy making in the world’s vulnerable deltas.
Yi-Jun Xu, Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Zhongyuan Chen, East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China
Kam-Biu Liu, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Nina Lam, Louisiana State University, Department of Environmental Studies, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
A special issue of Water (www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/river_deltas) will be published collecting full papers presented at the session.
Submission deadline: August 2
- Jun Xu, Ph.D.
Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA