EP010:
Dynamic Deltas: Processes and Records of Change





Session ID#: 23949

Session Description:
Deltas serve as geologic textbooks which capture climatic, tectonic, and sedimentological signatures over time scales spanning many orders of magnitude. These dynamic depocenters are sensitive to perturbations, and evolve through unique autogenic and allogenic processes. Understanding how deltas operate through stratigraphic exploration, observational programs, experiments, and modeling is key to predicting how they will evolve under rapidly changing boundary conditions. This session welcomes studies of deltas from diverse environments at all temporal and spatial scales, in order to further our knowledge of these critical regions.
Primary Convener:  Emily Eidam, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Conveners:  Elizabeth L Chamberlain, Tulane University of Louisiana, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States and Jeff Obelcz, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • NS - Near Surface Geophysics
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Index Terms:

1825 Geomorphology: fluvial [HYDROLOGY]
1861 Sedimentation [HYDROLOGY]
3022 Marine sediments: processes and transport [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ton Hoitink, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, Netherlands, Wang Zheng Bing, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Bart Vermeulen, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, Ymkje Huismans, Deltares, Marine and Coastal Systems Department, Delft, Netherlands and Karl Kastner, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Yuichi Niwa, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, Toshihiko Sugai, Univ Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, Yoshiaki Matsushima, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Odawara, Japan and Shinji Toda, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Robert J. Hollis1, Davin J. Wallace1 and Michael D. Miner2, (1)University of Southern Mississippi, Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA, United States
John C Ayers, Brooke Patton, David Christopher Fry and Steven Lee Goodbred Jr, Vanderbilt University, Dept Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nashville, TN, United States
Basim M. Al-Zaidi1, Ahmed Moussa2 and Enrica Viparelli1, (1)University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States, (2)Nile Research Institute (NRI), National Water Research Center (NWRC), Cairo, Egypt
Austin John Chadwick1, Sarah Steele1, Jose Silvestre2 and Michael P Lamb1, (1)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
Douglas A Edmonds, Indiana University, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, Alejandra C Ortiz, North Carolina State University `, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Raleigh, NC, United States and Samapriya Roy, Indiana University, Geography, Bloomington, IN, United States
Andrew Jean Courtois, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Samuel J Bentley, Louisiana State University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Kehui Xu, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Ioannis Y Georgiou, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States, Jillian M Maloney, Coastal Studies Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Michael D. Miner, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA, United States, Jason D Chaytor, US Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States and James Smith, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
James Emerson Smith IV1, Samuel J Bentley2, Andrew Jean Courtois1, Jeff Obelcz3, Jason D Chaytor4, Jillian M Maloney3, Ioannis Y Georgiou5, Kehui Xu6 and Michael D. Miner7, (1)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Coastal Studies Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (4)US Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States, (6)Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (7)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA, United States
Shan Zheng, Wuhan, China
Xinxin Li, Southern University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen, China, Zhaoru Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Institute of Oceanology, Shanghai, China, Terry Wade, Texas A & M University, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), College Station, TX, United States, Anthony Hayden Knap, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States and Chuanlun Zhang, Southern University of Science & Technology, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Shenzhen, China
Matthew John Czapiga, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States and Gary Parker, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Hongxu Ma1, Laurel Larsen1 and Wayne Wagner2, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States
Robert Lynn Stewart and David Gaeuman, Trinity River Restoration, Weaverville, CA, United States
Jason D Chaytor1, Wayne E. Baldwin1, William W Danforth1, Samuel J Bentley2, Michael D. Miner3 and Melanie Damour4, (1)US Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)LSU Dept of Geology and Geophysics, and Coastal Studies Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA, United States, (4)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States
Alejandro Tejedor1, Anthony Longjas1, Douglas A Edmonds2, Ilya V Zaliapin3, Tryphon T. Georgiou4, Andrea Rinaldo5 and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou1, (1)University of California Irvine, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Indiana University, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, (3)University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (4)University of California, Irvine, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, (5)EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Katherine M Ratliff, Duke University, Nicholas School of Environment, Durham, NC, United States, Eric Hutton, Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System, Boulder, CO, United States and A. Brad Murray, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States
Richard P Hale, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, Carol Wilson, Coastal Studies Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Jeff Bomer, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Steven Lee Goodbred Jr, Vanderbilt University, Dept Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nashville, TN, United States and Rachel Louise Bain, Vanderbilt University, Earth and Environmental Science, Nashville, TN, United States
John M. Swartz, David C Mohrig, Sean P S Gulick and Timothy A Goudge, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States
Jeffrey A Nittrouer, Rice University, Houston, TX, United States and Tian Yang Dong, Rice Univ, Houston, TX, United States
Gerard Salter, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Earth Science, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Vaughan R Voller, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States and Chris Paola, Univ Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Micheal Amos1, Amanda Rose Whaling2 and John Shaw1, (1)University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (2)Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, United States
Tian Yang Dong1, Jeffrey Nittrouer2, Brandon J McElroy3, Hongbo Ma4, Matthew John Czapiga5, Elena Il'icheva6, Maksim Pavlov6 and Gary Parker7, (1)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Rice University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States, (3)University of Wyoming, Geology and Geophysics, Laramie, WY, United States, (4)Rice University, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States, (5)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Urbana, IL, United States, (6)V.B Sochava Institute of Geography Siberian Branch Russian Academy of Science, Laboratory of Hydrology and Climatology, Irkutsk, Russia, (7)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
Irina Overeem, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Mette Bendixen, Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tara Ann Yocum, University of New Orleans, Earth and Environmental Science, New Orleans, LA, United States, Ioannis Y Georgiou, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States and Kyle M Straub, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, United States
Jacqueline E Rambo, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Wonsuck Kim, University of Texas, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States and Kim Miller, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States