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Restoration sedimentology

River regulation and sea-level rise have damaged deltaic ecosystems as well as the sedimentological processes that support them. More scientific effort needs to be directed towards restoring land-building processes in our vanishing deltas.

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Figure 1: Land-building sediment budget in a delta.
Figure 2: The morphology of deltaic land resulting from a sediment supply of a, sand and b, silt.


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Edmonds, D. Restoration sedimentology. Nature Geosci 5, 758–759 (2012).

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