Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Research article
02 Jun 2020
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2020

Morphological evolution of bifurcations in tide-influenced deltas

Arya P. Iwantoro, Maarten van der Vegt, and Maarten G. Kleinhans

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Short summary
We investigated the effect of tides on the morphodynamic evolution of bifurcations in tide-influenced deltas. Using results from a numerical morphodynamic model (Delft3D), we found that tides cause less asymmetric bifurcations and thereby keep both downstream channels open. Our results explain why avulsion rarely occurs in tide-influenced deltas, whereas it occurs more often in river-dominated deltas.