Application of scientific understanding of balances between sedimentation, production of accommodation space, and process transitions to the prediction of future changes expected for large, heavily populated, low-lying deltas. This schematized prediction of the lower Mississippi River below New Orleans shows the predicted new land (delta surface) that could be built over the next 100 years depending on sediment flux, sea level rise, and subsidence rate [from Kim et al., 2009].
Details: From GeoPRISMS Draft Science Plan
Media Type: Illustration
Data Type: Interpretation:Geologic
Device Type: NotApplicable
Investigator: Wonsuck Kim