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Chaos Causes Beauty
2014-04-11 10:57:36

Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.

Permafrost Thawing Could Accelerate Global Warming
2014-04-08 15:41:51

A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends.

2014-04-04 23:01:07

AquaZen Therapy, the combination of CranioSacral Therapy while suspended in the therapeutic mineral waters of the natural mineral hot springs at The Springs Resort & Spa, results in an impressive

Small Asteroid Regolith Formed By Thermal Fatigue
2014-04-04 06:21:44

Small asteroids contain a layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust known as a regolith composed of centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles.

Five New Species Of Armored Spiders Discovered Lurking In The Darkness Of Chinese Caves
2014-03-14 13:38:59

Lurking in the darkness of caves In Southeast China, scientists discover and describe five new species of Armored spiders.

Sink Hole Swallows Car In Chevy Chase, Maryland
2014-03-07 05:05:08

NASA has revealed a new analysis of airborne radar data collected in 2012 which shows that the instruments detected the presence of a massive sinkhole that later collapsed and forced people to be evacuated in the Bayou Corne, Louisiana region later on that year.

2014-03-06 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and

Idaho, Mars Canyons Share Similarities: Carved By Massive Megafloods
2014-01-17 09:15:38

The shared geological features found in U-shaped bedrock canyons both in south-central Idaho and on the surface of Mars are likely the result of massive floods, according to research appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

East Antarctica Is Pushing Around Its Softer-Mantled Western Half
2013-12-12 07:51:20

West Antarctica is losing weight in the form of billions of tons of ice per year, making its mantle rock softer. This rock is being nudged westward by the harder mantle beneath East Antarctica.


Latest Geomorphology Reference Libraries

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
2013-04-18 01:20:13

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in western North Dakota in the United States. The park contains 70,446 acres of land that is separated into three distinct badland areas known as the Elkhorn Ranch Unit, the South Unit, and the North Unit. Roosevelt  first visited the area in 1883, while hunting for bison, and is said to have “fallen in love” with the badlands. After investing a large sum of money into the Maltese Cross Ranch, Roosevelt had his own cabin built, which he later...

Badlands National Park
2013-03-05 09:07:20

Badlands national Park is located in the southwest region of South Dakota. It holds 242,756 acres of land, with 64,144 acres comprising a protected wilderness area. The park was designated as a national monument in 1929 and established in 1939, but attained national park status in 1978. The Stronghold Unit area of the park is managed by the National Park Service and the Oglala Lakota tribe and holds many sights including those used for Ghost Dances in the 1890’s, a bomb and gunnery range...

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2009-07-06 18:07:31

A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....

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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.