Sedimentation and subsidence in the Mississippi river delta

Published on
November 11, 2021

SGL/NCL coastal geologist Liz Chamberlain explains in a podcast by the Delta Dispatches Radio Show that unravelling the history of the Mississippi delta helps understanding the dynamics of, and interaction between, sedimentation and subsidence.

This knowledge is vital for both natural and artificial coastal restauration of the Mississippi delta and thus for the protection of coastal communities and nature areas.  Experience and insight gained in the Mississippi delta can be used for protecting coastal communities in many other deltas around the globe.

Podcast: Delta Dispatches: New Science on Subsidence and the Mississippi River Delta

Related publication: Does Load-Induced Shallow Subsidence Inhibit Delta Growth?