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Oil's Impact on Black Mangrove Trees

Students learn about the basic ecology of mangrove ecosystems. They build a model to understand how a black mangrov...

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erosion

Erosion is the geological process in which earthen materials are worn away and transported by natural forces such a...


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coastal plain

A coastal plain is a flat, low-lying piece of land next to the ocean


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delta

Deltas form as rivers empty their water and sediment into another body of water, such as an ocean, lake, or another...


Article

A Desert Created by Water

Large animals like elephants, lions, and giraffes live in Namibia's deserts. How do these animals survive there? Th...

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Mississippi Delta Formations

Map of historical and present deltaic formations at the mouth of the Mississippi River



Article

silt

Encyclopedic entry. Silt is a solid, dust-like sediment that water, ice, and wind transport and deposit. Silt is m...

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Paleogeography of Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana in Kenya has only been around for the past 200,000 years, but the expanding and receding shores of the...


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sediment

Encyclopedic entry. Sediment is solid material that is moved and deposited in a new location. Sediment can consist...


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Minas Basin

The incoming tide of the Minas Basin rushes in on bay mud.


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basin

A basin is a depression, or dip, in the Earth’s surface

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alluvial fan

An alluvial fan is a triangle-shaped deposit of gravel, sand, and smaller materials called alluvium.



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Sediment Core

Photo of a kneeling woman with a sediment core.

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moraine

Encyclopedic entry. A moraine is material left behind by a moving glacier. This material is usually soil and rock.