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River Deltas - Recent Advances

Andrew James Manning

HR Wallingford


Sedimentation Dynamics Sedimentation Transport River Delta Classification Hydrodynamics Tidal Effects Water Column Mixing Species Diversity Biological/Chemical Factors Sustainability Anthropogenic Stress Sea Level Rise Severe Weather Effects

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Typically bordering between land and sea, river deltas are among the most diversely utilized waterways on the planet. River deltas are extremely important environments socio-economically, and their usage places ever increasing stresses on these very sensitive aquatic regions. The size and shape of a delta tends to be controlled by the balance between watershed processes that supply sediment, and receiving basin processes that redistribute, and export the sediment. The size, location and geometry of a receiving basin also has an important role in delta evolution. Numerical models are often the tool used for predicting the evolution and changes occurring within river delta environments on both various spatial and temporal scales.

This book will draw on scientific research to examine the following river delta related issues: classification, circulation hydrodynamics, ecosystems, sedimentation, anthropogenic stresses, and response to extreme events. These key topics will each be supported by case study examples of river deltas from around the world.

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Date completed: April 28th 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: July 18th 2020

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Review results due: October 6th 2020

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Expected publication date: December 5th 2020

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Andrew James Manning

HR Wallingford

Professor Andrew J. Manning is a Principal Scientist (Rank Grade 9) in the Coasts & Oceans Group at HR Wallingford (UK) and has over 23 years of scientific research experience (in both industry and academia) examining natural turbulent flow dynamics, fine-grained sediment transport processes, and assessing how these interact, (including both field studies and controlled laboratory flume simulations). Andrew also lectures in Coastal & Shelf Physical Oceanography at the University of Plymouth (UK). Internationally, Andrew has been appointed Visiting / Guest / Adjunct Professor at five Universities (Hull, UK; Delaware, USA; Florida, USA; Stanford, USA; TU Delft, Netherlands), and is a highly published and world-renowned scientist in the field of depositional sedimentary flocculation processes. Andrew has contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in marine science, of which more than 60 have been published in international scientific journals, plus over 180 articles in refereed international conference proceedings, and currently has an H-index of 24. He supervises graduates, postgraduates and doctoral students focusing on a range of research topics in marine science. Andrew has led numerous research projects investigating sediment dynamics in aquatic environments around the world with locations including: estuaries, tidal lagoons, river deltas, salt marshes, intertidal, coastal waters, and shelf seas.

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