Morphological Stability of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

Project: PhD

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Delta’s worldwide are dynamic systems inhabited by hundreds of millions of people. It is therefore, critical to understand the stability and sustainability of deltas to predict how they evolve over time. Although there have been interesting development in establishing how deltas evolve and the processes intertwine at global and local scale, we still lag behind explaining the lateral instability of the world’s largest delta: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) delta. One of the major challenge that impedes us understand the morphodynamics of the delta is data scarcity, especially in regards to intertidal areas (tidal marshes, mangroves, tidal flats), sedimentation and tidal properties that limit our understanding of the occuring instability of channels in the GBM delta. Therefore, in this project, we aim to conceptualise the tidal dynamics and evolution of intertidal area to better grasp the hydrodynamic mechanisms contributing to channel instability in GBM delta, supported bu hydrographic observations carried out in field campaigns.
Effective start/end date1/10/22 → …


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