Life on a Tectonically Active Delta: Convergence of Earth Science and Geohazard Research in Bangladesh with Education and Capacity Building

Lead PI: Dr. Michael S. Steckler , Mr. Leonardo Seeber

Unit Affiliation: Marine and Polar Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2010 - August 2018
Inactive
Asia ; India ; Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will examine sediments and stratigraphic architecture of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta as a record of fundamental fluvial and tectonic processes as well as the interactions between them. This will be done by drilling about 250 wells and using electrical resistivity profiles and marine multichannel seismic reflection along rivers and flooded areas to image subsurface features and correlate between wells.

OUTCOMES: So far two journal publications and two websites have been produced.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$4,770,167

RESEARCH TEAM:

Won-Young Kim

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Vanderbilt University, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Queens College-CUNY, Dhaka University, University of Bremen, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Physical Research Laboratory, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Valcanologia

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0968354&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

earthquakes river avulsion seismology geology and tectonics sedimentation seismic reflection electrical resistivity wells floods risk tectonics

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