Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 43–64, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-43-2022
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 43–64, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-43-2022

Research article 12 Jan 2022

Research article | 12 Jan 2022

From apex to shoreline: fluvio-deltaic architecture for the Holocene Rhine–Meuse delta, the Netherlands

Marc J. P. Gouw and Marc P. Hijma

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Digitaal Basisbestand Paleogeografie van de Rijn-Maas Delta K. M. Cohen and E. Stouthamer https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-x7g-sjtw

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If you were to navigate an entire delta by boat, you would clearly see that the general characteristics of the channels change throughout the delta. The drivers behind these changes have been studied extensively. Field studies encompassing the entire delta are rare but give important insights into these drivers that can help other researchers. The most important drivers are channel lateral-migration rate, channel-belt longevity, creation of accommodation space and inherited floodplain width.