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2010-07-21 14:47:00

NOVATO, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the State Water Resources Control Board released its long awaited draft report, identifying new flow criteria for the endangered Delta ecosystem.

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2010-07-06 10:30:16

The method predicted 2008 dust storm at New Mexico’s White Sands Dune Field using temperature images from NASA’s Earth-orbiting ASTER instrument, team reports in the Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface.

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2010-06-17 13:35:16

The Gulf of Mexico: what role will the Mississippi River play in oil washing ashore and into delta wetlands?

2010-04-29 07:00:00

HOUSTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sale of South Florence Field, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana Dune Energy (NYSE Amex: DNE) announced it has reached an agreement in principle to sell its interests in the South Florence field for $30 million to a private party.

2010-04-14 05:18:00

CARRABELLE, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For three hours, firefighters from the Carrabelle, Lanark and Apalachicola, Florida, filled sand bags to build a forty-five foot long storm surge wall.

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2010-04-05 11:05:00

Surplus food can be a double-edged sword for bottom-feeders in the ocean deep, according to a new study in the April issue of Ecology.

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2010-03-16 14:44:01

An interdisciplinary team of physicists and geologists led by the University of Pennsylvania has made a major step toward predicting where and how large floods occur on river deltas and alluvial fans.

2010-03-02 17:59:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Hise, a 3rd generation owner of CEMCO, is serving her first term on the NSSGA M&S Division Executive Committee. Executive Committee members serve for 1 year terms for up to three terms.

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2010-01-19 11:56:19

The sediments of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation were deposited during the Late Jurassic between around 160 and 145 million years ago, the age of the reptiles.

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2010-01-11 09:20:00

The new species is the largest of its type in the Middle East, but its habitat is endangered.


Latest Sedimentology Reference Libraries

River Delta
2013-04-18 22:36:25

A river delta is a landform that is created at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, estuary, lake, sea, or reservoir. These deltas are built from the deposition of the sediment that is carried by the river as the flow exit’s the mouth of the river. Over a long period of time, this deposition constructs the distinctive geographic pattern of a river delta. The creation of a delta is made up of three core forms: the bottomset, topset, and foreset/frontset. Bottomset...

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2005-05-26 11:13:08

In geology, a conglomerate is a rock consisting of other stones that have been cemented together. Conglomerates are sedimentary rocks consisting of subangular clasts and are thus differentiated from breccias, which consist of angular clasts. Both conglomerates and breccias are characterized by clasts larger than sand (>2 mm). There are two varieties of conglomerate, defined by texture: paraconglomerates and orthoconglomerates. Paraconglomerates are one of two varieties of conglomerate...

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