Experimental delta evolution in tidal environments: Morphologic response to relative sea-level rise and net deposition

Alvise Finotello, Nathan Lentsch, Chris Paola

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2000-2015
Number of pages16
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 2019

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) via the Delta Dynamics Collaboratory (Grant No. EAR-1135427 to Paola); by the BanglaPIRE project, NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (Grant No. IIA 09-68354 to Paola); by the University of Padova (Grant No. BIRD 168939 to Finotello); and also by the SAFL Industrial Consortium for Experimental Stratigraphy (Paola). The authors are grateful to Chris Ellis, Dick Christopher, Erik Steen, Ben Erickson and the whole engineering staff at SAFL for their invaluable technical support during the experiments. Special thanks go to K. Francois-King, S. Harrington and the PCA team for their contributions to this research. We are grateful for constructive reviews from G. Mariotti and M. Kleinhans, which helped improve this paper. Time-lapse videos of all the experiments described in the text can be found at the following link: https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/195978 The authors declare no conflict of interest.


  • fluvial delta
  • laboratory experiment
  • relative sea-level rise
  • tidal channels
  • tide-influenced delta

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