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Water quality modelling of the Mekong River basin: climate change and socioeconomics drive flow and nutrient flux changes to the Mekong Delta (2019)
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Whitehead, P., Jin, L., Bussi, G., Voepel, H., Darby, S., Vasilopoulos, G., …Hung, N. (2019). Water quality modelling of the Mekong River basin: climate change and socioeconomics drive flow and nutrient flux changes to the Mekong Delta. The Science of the total environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.315

The Mekong delta is recognised as one of the world's most vulnerable mega-deltas, being subject to a range of environmental pressures including sea level rise, increasing population, and changes in flows and nutrients from its upland catchment. With... Read More

Low-angle dunes in the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary: Flow and sediment dynamics under tidal influence (2018)
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Hackney, C. R., Hu, H., Wei, T., Yang, Z., Hackney, C., & Parsons, D. R. (2018). Low-angle dunes in the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary: Flow and sediment dynamics under tidal influence. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 205, (110-122). doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2018.03.009. ISSN 0272-7714

It has long been highlighted that important feedbacks exist between river bed morphology, sediment transport and the turbulent flow field and that these feedbacks change in response to forcing mechanisms. However, our current understanding of bedform... Read More

The influence of flow discharge variations on the morphodynamics of a diffluence-confluence unit on a large river: Impacts of discharge variation on a diffluence-confluence unit (2017)
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Hackney, C. R., Darby, S. E., Parsons, D. R., Leyland, J., Aalto, R., Nicholas, A. P., & Best, J. L. (2018). The influence of flow discharge variations on the morphodynamics of a diffluence-confluence unit on a large river: Impacts of discharge variation on a diffluence-confluence unit. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, 43(2), 349-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4204

© 2017 The Authors. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Bifurcations are key geomorphological nodes in anabranching and braided fluvial channels, controlling local bed morphology, the routing of sediment and wa... Read More

Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (2017)
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Chapman, A., Darby, S., Tompkins, E., Hackney, C., Leyland, J., Van, P. D. T., …Nicholas, A. (2017). Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, 59(2), (34-38). ISSN 2525-2461

This paper explains how the management of the full-dyke system in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta affects rice cultivation, and outlines how alternative dyke management strategies could offer more sustainable adaptations in the... Read More

Extreme flood-driven fluvial bank erosion and sediment loads: direct process measurements using integrated Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) and hydro-acoustic techniques: Direct measurement of flood-driven erosion using MLS and MBES (2016)
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Hackney, C. R., Parsons, D. R., Aalto, R., Best, J. L., Darby, S. E., Lague, D., …Nicholas, A. P. (2017). Extreme flood-driven fluvial bank erosion and sediment loads: direct process measurements using integrated Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) and hydro-acoustic techniques: Direct measurement of flood-driven erosion using MLS and MBES. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, 42(2), 334-346. doi:10.1002/esp.4078

Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This methods paper details the first attempt at monitoring bank erosion, flow and suspended sediment at a site during flooding on the Mekong River induced by the passage of tropical cyclones. We deployed int... Read More

Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity (2016)
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Darby, S. E., Hackney, C. R., Leyland, J., Kummu, M., Lauri, H., Parsons, D. R., …Aalto, R. E. (2016). Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity. Nature, 539(7628), (276-279). doi:10.1038/nature19809. ISSN 0028-0836

© 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved. The world's rivers deliver 19 billion tonnes of sediment to the coastal zone annually, with a considerable fraction being sequestered in large deltas, home to over 500... Read More

Modulation of outer bank erosion by slump blocks: disentangling the protective and destructive role of failed material on the three-dimensional flow structure (2015)
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Hackney, C., Best, J., Leyland, J., Darby, S. E., Parsons, D., Aalto, R., & Nicholas, A. (2015). Modulation of outer bank erosion by slump blocks: disentangling the protective and destructive role of failed material on the three-dimensional flow structure. Geophysical research letters, 42(24), (10663-10670). doi:10.1002/2015GL066481. ISSN 0094-8276

The three-dimensional flow field near the banks of alluvial channels is the primary factor controlling rates of bank erosion. Although submerged slump blocks and associated large-scale bank roughness elements have both previously been proposed to div... Read More