Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 30 | Number 3 | September 2017

Special Issue on Sedimentary Processes Building a Tropical Delta Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Mekong System

On the Cover: Landsat image of Mekong Delta and adjacent ocean on September 18, 2014, during period of intense fieldwork described in the special issue section. Shown are the turbid distributary channels, complex mangrove shorelines, and surface plumes extending into the East Sea. Image was processed by MDA Information Systems, and is oriented so north is up on the page.
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Volume 30 Issue 03

How Tidal Processes Impact the Transfer of Sediment from Source to Sink: Mekong River Collaborative Studies
By Andrea S. Ogston, Mead A. Allison, Robin L. McLachlan, Daniel J. Nowacki, and J. Drew Stephens

A Question of Scale: How Turbulence Around Aerial Roots Shapes the Seabed Morphology in Mangrove Forests of the Mekong Delta
By Julia C. Mullarney, Stephen M. Henderson, Benjamin K. Norris, Karin R. Bryan, Aaron T. Fricke, Dean R. Sandwell , and Daniel P. Culling

Buried Alive or Washed Away: The Challenging Life of Mangroves in the Mekong Delta
By Sergio Fagherazzi, Karin R. Bryan, and William Nardin

The Mekong Continental Shelf: The Primary Sink for Deltaic Sediment Particles and Their Passengers
By Charles A. Nittrouer , David J. DeMaster, Emily F. Eidam, Thanh T. Nguyen, J. Paul Liu, Andrea S. Ogston, and Phach V. Phung

Stratigraphic Formation of the Mekong River Delta and Its Recent Shoreline Changes
By J. Paul Liu, David J. DeMaster, Thanh T. Nguyen, Yoshiki Saito , Van Lap Nguyen, Thi Kim Oanh Ta, and Xing Li

Modeling the Process Response of Coastal and Deltaic Systems to Human and Global Changes: Focus on the Mekong System
By Ehab Meselhe, Dano Roelvink, Christopher Wackerman, Fei Xing, and Vo Quoc Thanh

Sedimentation and Survival of the Mekong Delta: A Case Study of Decreased Sediment Supply and Accelerating Rates of Relative Sea Level Rise
By Mead A. Allison , Charles A. Nittrouer, Andrea S. Ogston, Julia C. Mullarney, and Thanh T. Nguyen

Special Issue Guest Editors

Charles Nittrouer, University of Washington
Julia Mullarney, University of Waikato
Mead Allison, Tulane University
Andrea Ogston, University of Washington


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Office of Naval Research through grant N00014-17-1-2888 to the University of Washington, Seattle.