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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Evolution of the Irrawaddy delta region since 1850

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HEDLEY P.J. (1) ; BIRD M.I. (1) ; ROBINSON R.A. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography and Geosciences, Univ., St Andrews, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

The AA. present a time series of coastline change for the Irrawady delta region of Myanmar using the earliest available navigation chart from 1850, and a set of topographic maps and satellite imagery dating from 1913 to 2006. In contrast to many deltas worldwide, the AA. suggest that the coastline encompassing the Irrawaddy delta and the Salween River is more or less in equilibrium, and that sediment deposition currently balances subsidence and sea level rise. This study additionally provides a baseline on which shoreline changes since Cyclone Nargis, and the impacts of future reduction in mangrove forest density, can be evaluated

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical journal / ISSN 0016-7398 / CODEN GGJOAR

Editor : Royal Geographical Society, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1893)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 176, no2 [pp. 138-149]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3441

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2009.00346.x

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