Hydrological regime of the Rhône Delta and dynamics of its coastline
Authors: Mikhailova, M.; Isupova, M.
Source: Water Resources, Volume 33, Number 6, December 2006 , pp. 595-607(13)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:Specific features of the hydrological regime of the Rhône River and the nearshore zone of its mouth are discussed. The processes of seawater intrusion into the delta branches are described. The information on the history of the delta evolution and development is presented along with the reconstruction of the Holocene evolution of the Rhône Delta and analysis of formation peculiarities of the present-day delta. Channel processes in the Rhône Delta and the dynamics of the delta coastline are described; characteristics of the deep-water fan are discussed, and the data on sediment balance are given.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2006