About the book
The effective management of many aquatic and terrestrial environments requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implications, especially where there is any anthropogenic involvement. Numerical models are often the tool used for predicting the transport and fate of sediment movement in these situations, as they can estimate the various spatial and temporal fluxes. However, the physical sedimentary processes can vary quite considerably depending upon whether the local sediments are fully cohesive, non-cohesive, or a mixture of both types. For this reason for more than half a century, scientists, engineers, hydrologists, and mathematicians have all been continuing to conduct research into the many aspects which influence sediment transport.
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.