EP031:
Progress in research on the world’s major river deltas





Session ID#: 23857

Session Description:
The world’s major river deltas are densely populated and vital to global food security, commerce, energy production, and industrial development. Many of these deltaic regions are rapidly sinking into the sea due to a number of natural and anthropogenic factors, including reduced sediment input, river engineering, coastal land subsidence, and sea level rise. Over the past decades, the world’s major river deltas have experienced rapid population increase and urbanization. The anthropogenic activities have interfered with delta-forming processes and, in return, the altered deltaic forming processes are affecting humans, presenting a dynamically coupled natural-human system. This session aims at bringing together the latest research on the world’s large deltas as a complex dynamic system between the natural and human environments. We encourage submissions based on field, modeling, and synthetic studies concerning deltaic geomorphology, sediment transport, estuarine hydrology, spatial organization, population dynamics, and policy making in the world’s vulnerable deltas.
Primary Convener:  Yi-Jun Xu, Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Conveners:  Zhongyuan Chen, East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China, Kam-Biu Liu, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Nina Lam, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Zachary D Tessler1, Charles J Vorosmarty1, Irina Overeem2 and James P Syvitski3, (1)Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Environmental Sciences Initiative, New York, NY, United States, (2)CSDMS/INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)CSDMS Facility, INSTAAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Rebecca L Caldwell, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States
Yi-Jun Xu, Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Philip S.J. Minderhoud1, Sepehr Eslami Arab2, Hung Van Pham2, Gilles Erkens3, Maarten van der Vegt4, Gualbert Oude Essink3, Esther Stouthamer2 and Piet Hoekstra5, (1)Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (3)Deltares, Delft, Netherlands, (4)Utrecht Univ Fac Geoscience, Utrecht, Netherlands, (5)Utrecht University, Utrecht, 3584, Netherlands
Hui WU, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Shuwei Zheng1, Yi-Jun Xu2, Heqin Cheng3, Bo Wang4, Wei Xu3 and Shuai hu Wu3, (1)East China Normal University, State Key Labortary of Esturarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China, (2)Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)East China Normal University, State Key Labortary of Esturarine and Coastal Research, Shang Hai, China, (4)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Zhongyuan Chen and Maotian Li, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Bo Wang, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Yi-Jun Xu, Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Robert Eugene Turner, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Michael Kearney, Univ Maryland, College Park, MD, United States and Randall W Parkinson, Florida International University, Sea Level Solutions Center, Miami, FL, United States
Gohar A Mahar, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Geography, Karachi, Pakistan
Sanjeev Joshi and Yi-Jun Xu, Louisiana State University, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Yuankun Wang, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China and Dong WANG, Nanjing University, Department of Hydrosciences, Nanjing, China
Marianne Dietz, Kam-Biu Liu, Thomas Anthony Bianchette and Qiang Yao, Louisiana State University, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Weiguo Zhang1, Can Ge2, Chenyin Dong3, Feng Wang4, Huan Feng5, Jianguo Qu6 and Lizhong Yu2, (1)East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China, (2)East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, (3)Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, (4)East China Normal Univerisity, Shanghai, China, (5)Montclair State Univ, Montclair, NJ, United States, (6)East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China
Heng Cai, Nina Lam and Lei Zou, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Yang Yang and Shu Gao, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Weilun Gao1, Dongdong Shao1, Wang Zheng Bing2, Wei Yang1, Tao Sun1 and Baoshan Cui3, (1)Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, (2)Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, (3)Beijing Normal University, School of Environment, Beijing, China
Liang Zhou, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China and Shu Gao, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Junghyung Ryu, Thomas A Bianchette, Kam-Biu Liu, Qiang Yao and Kanchan Maiti, Louisiana State University, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States