A REDUCED COMPLEXITY MODEL APPLIED TO SIMULATE INLAND DELTA FORMATION. Topography of inland deltas.
What is it about?
In this paper we have applied a reduced complexity model which was originally developed for coastal deltas to an inland delta, using the Okavango as reference. Elevation and slope based metrics have been used to describe the delta shape and change. Furthermore we have set up a small‐scale laboratory experiment to verify the modeling results and elucidate the time evolution of the delta system.
Why is it important?
The simple topographic measure presented, highlights the difference between inland and coastal deltas insofar as topographic slope in the latter case increases dramatically at the land‐ocean interface.
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