Climate and human pressures can influence the evolution of estuarine sediment dynamics concurrently, but the understanding and quantification of their cause‐effect relationships are still challenging due to the occurrence of complex hydro‐morpho‐sedimentary feedbacks. The Garonne Tidal River (GTR, upper Gironde Estuary, France) is a clear example of a system stressed by both anthropogenic and climate change, as it has been subject to decreasing river discharges, natural morphological changes, and gravel extraction. To understand the relative effect of each hydrological and geomorphological pressure on the turbidity maximum zone (TMZ), the sediment dynamics in the GTR over the last six decades was evaluated using the width‐averaged idealized iFlow model.
We installed our “mobile lab” on the banks of the Garonne tidal river to test our protocol to measure the settling velocity and concentration of suspended sediments.
First field campaign of EC2CO PlasticBEACH project. Tracking microplastics at Aquitaine beaches
This study investigates the influence of large-scale climate variability on winter river discharge and precipitation across western Europe. We analyze 60 years of monthly precipitation and river flow data from 18 major western-European rivers and its relationship with dominant teleconnection patterns and climate indices in this region.
We had a great time measuring currents at Arcachon Bay. It’s not every day one has a picnic in the middle of sandbanks