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Feb 5, 2014 6:07 AM by AP

2 La scientists on international Mekong Delta team

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two scientists from a Baton Rouge-based research nonprofit are on an international team organized by the U.S. Office of Naval Research to study Vietnam's Mekong River Delta.

Mead Allison is director of physical processes and sediment systems and Ehab Meselhe is director of natural systems modeling and monitoring at The Water Institute of the Gulf.

Allison will join other team members Sunday on a weeklong trip to the Mekong Delta.

The Office of Naval Research funded the project to foster partnership between American and Vietnamese research institutions studying the Mekong Delta. The delta shares many cultural, economic and ecological similarities to the Mississippi River Delta and Louisiana's coast, including land loss and the impacts of climate change and human modification.


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