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Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 451–466, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-451-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 451–466, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-451-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Jun 2018

Research article | 12 Jun 2018

On the Holocene evolution of the Ayeyawady megadelta

Liviu Giosan et al.

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Here we provide the first results on the evolution of the Ayeyarwady delta, the last unstudied megadelta of Asia. In addition to its intrinsic value as a founding study on the Holocene development of this region, we advance new ideas on the climate control of monsoonal deltas as well as describe for the first time a feedback mechanism between tectonics and tidal hydrodynamics that can explain the peculiarities of the Ayeyarwady delta.
Here we provide the first results on the evolution of the Ayeyarwady delta, the last unstudied...
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