Accession Number:

ADA522849

Title:

Sedimentary Dynamics of the Rhone, Korean and Other World Deltas and Estuaries

Descriptive Note:

Annual project rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER INST OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Coordinate the EuroSTRATAFORM modeling effort. Model the hydrological routing of water and sediment into the Northern Adriatic and the Gulf of Lions. Determine the impact of changes in climate, humans, and sea levels, on the transfer and dispersal of sediment from land to sea. Assess the magnitude and grain size of the sediment load discharged to the global coastal zone. Provide a hydrological assessment of Korean rivers in preparation of the DRI Tidal Flats project. 1 Coordinate the EuroSTRATAFORM modeling efforts designed to formulate diagnostic models on how sedimentary processes contribute to the stratigraphic record. 2 Determine the long-term and short-term climate changes, and the perturbations from human impacts, on the hydrological routing of water and sediment e.g., floods, droughts of the Po, selected rivers along the Apennines, and the Rhone and Tet Rivers. 3 Understand how delta lobe switching imparts a recognizable signature on margin architecture e.g., through plume sedimentation. 4 Simulate the dynamic response of a continental margin to large-amplitude sea-level changes, with particular reference to continental shelf sedimentary deposits.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE