Deltas at risk

@article{Syvitski2008DeltasAR,
  title={Deltas at risk},
  author={J. Syvitski},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={23-32}
}
The long-term sustainability of populated deltas is often more affected by large-scale engineering projects than sea-level rise associated with global warming and the global ocean volume increase. On deltas, the rate of relative eustatic sea-level rise is often smaller than the rate for isostatic-controlled subsidence and of the same order of magnitude as natural sediment compaction. Accelerated compaction associated with petroleum and groundwater mining can exceed natural subsidence rates by… Expand
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