• Academic publication

A one-dimensional biomorphodynamic model of tidal flats: Sediment sorting, marsh distribution, and carbon accumulation under sea level rise

Zhou Z, Ye Q and Coco G (2016)
Advances in Water Resources 93(B), 288-302

  • A biomorphodynamic model coupling two-way biophysical interactions is developed.
  • Vegetated and bare tidal flats respond differently to wave action.
  • Sea level rise (SLR) drives landward migration of salt marshes and mud zone.
  • Differential deposition results in steeper marsh-edge transition zone.
  • Carbon accumulation on marshlands may be enhanced with an increasing SLR rate.

Biomorphodynamics, Tidal flats, Salt marshes, Sediment sorting, Sea level rise, Carbon accumulation