Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
01 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2023

Marsh-induced backwater: the influence of non-fluvial sedimentation on a delta's channel morphology and kinematics

Kelly M. Sanks, John B. Shaw, Samuel M. Zapp, José Silvestre, Ripul Dutt, and Kyle M. Straub


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'General comment on egusphere-2023-545', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Kelly Sanks, 23 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-545', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Kelly Sanks, 23 Aug 2023
  • AC3: 'Cover Letter', Kelly Sanks, 23 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Kelly Sanks on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (08 Sep 2023) by Paola Passalacqua
ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2023) by Niels Hovius (Editor)
AR by Kelly Sanks on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
River deltas encompass many depositional environments (like channels and wetlands) that interact to produce coastal environments that change through time. The processes leading to sedimentation in wetlands are often neglected from physical delta models. We show that wetland sedimentation constrains flow to the channels, changes sedimentation rates, and produces channels more akin to field-scale deltas. These results have implications for the management of these vulnerable coastal landscapes.