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SENSE PhD Graduate: Maximiliano Sassi

SENSE PhD Graduate Maximiliano Sassi

Location, date and time:


Aula, building 362, Gen. Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen

February 11, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Dissertation title:

Discharge regimes, tides and morphometry in the Mahakam delta channel network

Thesis summary:

The Mahakam delta in Indonesia constitutes a text book example of a mixed tide and fluvial dominated delta. Understanding the factors that control the division of water and sediment discharge over channels in the delta is relevant in the contexts of geology, ecology and river engineering. In the Mahakam river and its delta, the tide interacts with the river outflow. River-tide interaction exerts an influence on the discharge regimes and on the division of water and sediment at the bifurcations in the delta. Bifurcations control the dispersal of sediments that eventually govern the shape and evolution of the delta. In this thesis, spatial and temporal aspects of delta evolution are shown to be reflected in scaling relations between the geometric properties of delta channels and the discharge conveyed by the channels, which is known as downstream hydraulic geometry (HG). Downstream HG relations as established in this research, feature a transition from the landward part to the seaward part of the delta characterized by a clear break in scaling behavior. The variation of river discharge throughout the network is largely impacted by river-tide interaction, which is captured by downstream HG relations.

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Group: Wageningen University, Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management
Promotor: R. Uijlenhoet
Co-supervisor: A.J.F. Hoitink

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Mini-symposium Discharge regimes, tides and morphometry in the Mahakam Delta Channel Network

On the occasion of the PhD defence by Maximiliano Gabriel Sassi a mini-symposium is organised in the Forum building on 11 February, from 13.00 hours onwards.
Title: Discharge regimes, tides and morphometry in the Mahakam Delta Channel Network.
Lectures are given by Ton Hoitink (Wageningen), Stuart Lane (Lausanne), Huub Savenije (Delft) and Jim Best (Illinois).
Registration before 8 February.

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Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on December 19, 2012 04:14:31 PM +01:00