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December 10, 2017 – Researchers from Rice University led Coastal SEES collaborators to two locations on the Mississippi River delta to investigate coastal land development. The first stop was the West Bay Diversion, which was engineered in 2003 to divert water and sediment to build land for coastal restoration. Land in West Bay is now […]

Held October 15-20, 2017 in Qingdao and Dongying, China International collaborators from the U.S. (Rice University, Boston College, CalTech, John Hopkins, and the University of Illinois) and China (Tsinghua & Ocean Univeristy) met to discuss delta building dynamics, the role of anthropogenic influence on on deltas, and the socioeconomic impacts of both natural and human-induced […]

Sedimentary dispersal systems with fine-grained beds are common, yet the physics of sediment movement within them remains poorly constrained. We analyze sediment transport data for the best-documented, fine-grained river worldwide, the Huanghe (Yellow River) of China, where sediment flux is underpredicted by an order of magnitude according to well-accepted sediment transport relations. Our theoretical framework, […]