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Region of freshwater influence (ROFI) and its impact on sediment transport in the lower Mekong Delta coastal zone of Vietnam

Nguyen, NM, San, DC, Nguyen, KD, Pham, QB, Gagnon, AS, Mai, ST and Anh, DT (2022) Region of freshwater influence (ROFI) and its impact on sediment transport in the lower Mekong Delta coastal zone of Vietnam. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 194 (7). ISSN 0167-6369

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The delta of the Mekong River is one of the largest in the world, with the Mekong River carrying a large amount of sediments in its Region of Freshwater Influence (ROFI). This study investigates the flow structure and movement of both suspended and bedload sediments in the ROFI of the Lower Mekong Delta (LMD) in order to identify areas prone to sediment accretion and erosion. This is accomplished by applying the three-dimensional Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity (CROCO) model and then calculating the sediment budget of different stretches of the coastline. The model outputs, depicting areas experiencing sediment accretion and erosion along the coastline of the LMD, are then compared against observations obtained during the period 1990–2015 and demonstrate the ability of the model to identify areas particularly prone to erosion and where preventive actions against coastal erosion should focus.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: his version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-022-10113-9
Uncontrolled Keywords: accretion and erosion; CROCO model; ROFI; sediment transport; Mekong Delta; Environmental Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Springer
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SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 30 May 2023 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/s10661-022-10113-9
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16978
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