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freshwater marsh vegetation
2014-08-27 03:00:52

Research by Indiana University geologists suggests that an intermediate amount of vegetation -- not too little and not too much -- is most effective at stabilizing freshwater river deltas.

Is The Western Wall In Jerusalem Wearing Away?
2014-08-13 03:48:17

Visitors to the Western Wall in Jerusalem can see that some of its stones are extremely eroded. This is good news for people placing prayer notes in the wall's cracks and crevices, but presents a problem for engineers concerned about the structure’s stability.

Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle.

Geophysicist And Mathematicians Team Up To Describe How River Rocks Round
2014-02-13 13:58:08

For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream.

2014-01-09 12:20:02

Soil erosion and vegetation change indicate approximately 400 years of intensive land use around the city of Mahendraparvata in the Phnom Kulen region beginning in the mid 9th century, with marked change in water management practices from the 12th century.

Economical Solutions For Maintaining Critical Delta Environments
2013-12-10 08:47:46

Millions of people across the world live or depend on deltas for their livelihoods.

2013-12-04 19:18:10

Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses

2013-10-30 10:39:33

The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia – which mainly consist of permafrost – continue to erode at an ever quickening pace.

2013-09-11 23:21:42

Drainage & Erosion Solutions, LLC was awarded the "Best of the Best" designation for excellence in Waterproofing Virginia and Water Damage Virginia by Follow Media Consulting, Inc.

Rising Sea Waters Threaten Hawaiian Shorelines
2013-08-31 08:19:16

After examining other influences on shoreline change including waves, sediment supply and littoral processes, and anthropogenic changes, the best explanation for the difference in island-wide shoreline trends, such as beach erosion or accretion, is the differing rates of relative sea-level rise on Hawaiian islands.


Latest Erosion Reference Libraries

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

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