Millennial to annual volume changes in the Humber Estuary

Townend, I.H.; Wang, Z.B.; Rees, John. 2007 Millennial to annual volume changes in the Humber Estuary. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 463 (2079). 837-854. 10.1098/rspa.2006.1798

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Analysis of stratigraphic records and historic charts has allowed comparison of Holocene and historical rates of accommodation space change in the Humber Basin. Apparent rate differences are explained using a morphological model and an analytical approach to separate out the effect of differing forcing signals. This understanding is then used to construct a simple behavioural model of how estuary volumes change over time that is consistent over millennial to annual time-scales. Given the desire to promote the sustainable management of estuaries, the approach provides a means to identify the natural variability that should be anticipated. Distinguishing such signals from influences such as sea-level rise is also important for the proper attribution of impacts due to climate change.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1098/rspa.2006.1798
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
ISSN: 0962-8444
Additional Keywords: Sea level changes, Humber estuary, Holocene, Morphology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 26 Jun 2009 14:26

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