Fluvial Geomorphology

Rates and Spatial Patterns of Riverbank Erosion

For nearly a decade, UD geosciences faculty and students have worked on various geomorphic and sedimentologic studies of the gravel-bed, bedrock South River in Virginia. We have used a wide variety of geospatial techniques and and traditional geologic field work to map the nature and spatial scales of erosion and deposition along the 24 miles of this mercury-contaminated system. On going research attempts to improve our understanding of patterns of erosion and deposition and the timescales for which contaminant move into and out of this system.

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Michael O'Neal

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Professor Geological Sciences


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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