Jim Best's Mekong work published in Nature

Posted on 10.23.2016
Mekong River PhotoFluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity  Stephen E. Darby	Christopher R. Hackney	Julian Leyland	Matti Kummu	Hannu Lauri	Daniel R. Parsons	James L. Best	Andrew P. Nicholas	Rolf Aalto AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19809 Received 03 February 2016 Accepted 22 August 2016 Published online 19 October 2016

Professor Jim Best, the Jack and Richard Threet Professor of Sedimentary Geology, is part of an international team studying the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam, the world’s third largest river delta.  The team focused on understanding and predicting the quantity of sediment supplied to the Mekong River delta, and the role of tropical cyclones in this sediment flux.  Sediment supply to the world's great deltas is of great societal importance in more fully assessing the risks faced by these vulnerable coastal systems.

They published their study in Nature, 19 October 2016:
"Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity"
Stephen E. Darby, Christopher R. Hackney, Julian Leyland, Matti Kummu, Hannu Lauri, Daniel R. Parsons, James L. Best, Andrew P. Nicholas, Rolf Aalto

Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19809

See more on the College of LAS News web page:
http://www.las.illinois.edu/news/article/?id=19592&/news//news/2016/riverdelta16/