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Deltas : landforms, ecosystems and human activities

Author: G J YoungG M E PerilloHafzullah AksoyJ BogenAlexander GelfanAll authors
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire : International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 2013.
Series: IAHS publication, no. 358.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G J Young; G M E Perillo; Hafzullah Aksoy; J Bogen; Alexander Gelfan; Gil Mahé; Phillip Marsh; H H G Savenije; International Association of Hydrological Sciences,
ISBN: 9781907161360 1907161368
OCLC Number: 858245203
Notes: "Proceedings of HP1, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2013."
Description: ix, 240 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / by Gordon Young & Gerardo M.E. Perillo --
1. Overview papers. A vision for a coordinated international effort on delta sustainability / Efi Foufoula-Georgiou ; Changing fluvial sediment inputs to the world's deltas / Des E. Walling --
2. General theory. Salinity and tides in deltas. Can we predict tidal processes and salinity intrusion in poorly gauged deltas? / Hubert H.G. Savenije ; 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 ; 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 ; Explaining the physical relation between estuary shape and bankfull discharge / Jacqueline Isabella Anak Gisen & Hubert H.G. Savenije --
3. Artic/cold regions. Changes in hydrological regime and morphology of river deltas in the Russian arctic / Dmitry Magritsky, Vadim Mikhailov, Vladislav Korotaev & Jacqueline Ho ; Geochemical mapping of Spitsbergen in the high arctic using overbank sediments of deltas and floodplains / Rolf Tore Ottesen & Jim Bogen ; Estuarial-deltaic system of the Amur river / Polina Sokolova & Tamara Ponomareva --
4. West Africa. Monitoring food propagation in the Niger river inner delta in Mali : prospects with the low resolution NOAA/AVHRR data / Adama Mariko, Gil Mahe & Didier Orange ; Relationships between water level at hydrological stations and inundated area in the river Niger inner delta, Mali / Gil Mahe, Adama Mariko & Didier Orange ; Geomorphic mapping and human activities along the southwestern Nigeria coastline / Shakirudeen Odunuga, Abiodun Ajijola, Aiyede Patience, Thaddeus Delima & Abel Akpan ; 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 ; Environmental risk and water-resource management near the Port Harcourt refinery, Niger delta / Rodney L. Stevens, Enuvie Akpokodje & Onwusameka Ogbowuokara ; Perception of hydrological changes and adaptation strategies for the inner Niger delta, Mali / Aida Zare, Mahamadou Illou, Severe Fossi, Torou Mohamadou Bio, Gil Mahe, Jean-Emmanuel Paturel & Bruno Barbier --
5. Human influences on and uses of deltas. Farming practices and anthropogenic delta dynamics / Kimberly G. Rogers, James P.M. Syvitski, Irina Overeem, Stephanie Higgins & Jonathon M. Gilligan ; The perils of human activity on South American deltas : lessons from Colombia's experience with soil erosion / Juan D. Restrepo A. ; Effect of anthropogenic factors on the mangrove ecosystem in the Sundarban delta in India / U.C. Sharma & Vikas Sharma ; Flood-tidal and fluvial deltas of Tuggerah lakes, Australia : human impacts on geomorphology, sedimentology, hydrodynamics and seagrasses / Wayne D. Erskine ; Interdisciplinary research on new approaches for future management of the river Elbe / Elmar Fuchs, Eva-Maria Bauer, Maike heuner, Carolin Schmidt-Wygasch & Uwe Schröder ; 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 --
6. Geomorphology/ecosystems. 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 ; 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 Tran4 Julien Nemery, Lan Anh Le, Gilles Billen, Josette Garnier & Georges Vachaud ; 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 ; 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 ; Geomorphology and sedimentology of the Mogo Creek fluvial delta, NSW, Australia / Wayne D. Erskine & Ruth Borgert ; 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 ; Analysis of Krishna and Godavari River outflows to evaluate effects on river mouth changes / Sarraju Venkata Vijaya Kumar ; The Mekong River delta : variation of sedimentation and morphology in a mega-delta / Daniel Unverricht, Witold Szczuciński, Thanh Cong Nguyen, Christoph Heinrich, Karl Stattegger, Klaus Schwarzer, Niko Lahajnar & Thuyen Xuan Le.
Series Title: IAHS publication, no. 358.
Responsibility: editors in chief: Gordon Young, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, Gerardo M.E. Perillo, CONICET-UNS Instituto Argentino de Oceanografia, Argentina and Departmento de Geologia, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina ; associate editors: Hafzullah Aksoy, Jim Bogen, Alexander Gelfan, Gil Mahé, Phillip Marsh & Hubert Savenije.

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"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)."--Provided by publisher.

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