Human activities have changed the shapes of river deltas

Nick van de Giesen*

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A model has been devised that quantitatively describes how the shape of a river delta is affected by sediments, tides and waves. It reveals that the area of delta land is increasing globally, as a result of human activities upstream.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-474
Number of pages2
Issue number7791
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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  • Environmental sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean sciences


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