Subsidence and Relative Sea Level History in the Ganges Delta and Other Large Delta Plains

EAS Fall 2018 Seminar Series Presents: Dr. Celine Grall, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Subsidence and Relative Sea Level History in the Ganges Delta and Other Large Delta Plains

The subsidence and the relative sea level history in the world largest delta plain, the Ganges Delta will be addressed in this presentation. 

Results that will be presented include the first stratigraphic reconstruction of the Holocene relative sea level history in this region, numerical modelling that aims to quantify the Holocene subsidence driving forces and a quick comparison between the Holocene subsidence rates and the present shoreline migration. This will give us the opportunity to open the discussion about subsidence driving forces in other large delta plains and the negative impact that human modification may have on subsidence and relative sea level in large delta plains.

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    11:00 am - 11:50 am
Location: Ford Environmental, Science & Technology (ES&T) Building, Rm. L1205
Fee(s): Free

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