About the book
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.