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What Role do Hurricanes Play in Sediment Delivery to Subsiding River Deltas?

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, December 2015
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Title
What Role do Hurricanes Play in Sediment Delivery to Subsiding River Deltas?
Published in
Scientific Reports, December 2015
DOI 10.1038/srep17582
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Authors

James E. Smith, Samuel J. Bentley, Gregg A. Snedden, Crawford White

Abstract

The Mississippi River Delta (MRD) has undergone tremendous land loss over the past century due to natural and anthropogenic influences, a fate shared by many river deltas globally. A globally unprecedented effort to restore and sustain the remaining subaerial portions of the delta is now underway, an endeavor that is expected to cost $50-100B over the next 50 yr. Success of this effort requires a thorough understanding of natural and anthropogenic controls on sediment supply and delta geomorphology. In the MRD, hurricanes have been paradoxically identified as both substantial agents of widespread land loss, and vertical marsh sediment accretion. We present the first multi-decadal chronostratigraphic assessment of sediment supply for a major coastal basin of the MRD that assesses both fluvial and hurricane-induced contributions to sediment accumulation in deltaic wetlands. Our findings indicate that over multidecadal timescales, hurricane-induced sediment delivery may be an important contributor for deltaic wetland vertical accretion, but the contribution from hurricanes to long-term sediment accumulation is substantially less than sediment delivery supplied by existing and planned river-sediment diversions at present-day river-sediment loads.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 26 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 27%
Student > Master 6 23%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 15%
Professor 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 12 46%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 8 31%
Unspecified 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Other 2 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 December 2015.
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