Latest National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics Stories
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.
Rapid advances in the new and developing field of restoration sedimentology will be needed to protect the world's river deltas from an array of threats.
The Gulf of Mexico: what role will the Mississippi River play in oil washing ashore and into delta wetlands?
Water in Earth's critical zone; declining water resources in the US west; "zebra stripes" in rock; dark energy under the sea-floor; undersea volcanic eruptions; Sumatra earthquake zone among topics.
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