Delta Surface-Subsurface

Example strike section
Model planview with strike section A-A’ shown.

River deltas are depositional environments, and remnants of past surface configurations are preserved in the subsurface. Based in this premise, we sought to relate surface morphology to subsurface form. In collaboration with researchers at the University of Delaware, we then looked to relate the geometry of material in the subsurface to groundwater transport behavior.

Publications


Hariharan, J., Xu, Z., Michael, H. A., Paola, C., Steel, E., & Passalacqua, P. (2021). Linking the Surface and Subsurface in River Deltas - Part 1: Relating Surface and Subsurface Geometries. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029282. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029282


Xu, Z., Hariharan, J., Passalacqua, P., Steel, E., Paola, C., & Michael, H. A. (2021). Linking the Surface and Subsurface in River Deltas - Part 2: Relating Subsurface Geometry to Groundwater Flow Behavior. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR029281. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029281