News tagged with delta

Dutch create world's largest man-made wave

In a country where most people live below sea level, studying the oceans is a matter of survival. Now Dutch scientists have created the world's biggest man-made wave in a bid to prepare for the worst.

dateOct 05, 2015 in Engineering
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ESA image: Mississippi swampland

This Sentinel-2A 'colour vision' image captures part of the Mississippi swamps on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River, south of New Orleans and north of the Mississippi Delta.

dateSep 18, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Unusual Delta algae bloom worries researchers

On a sunny August afternoon, a team of federal researchers cut a circuitous path through the heart of California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta doing real-time monitoring of water quality. Again and again, they made the same ...

dateSep 07, 2015 in Environment
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Predicting the shape of river deltas

The Mississippi River delta is a rich ecosystem of barrier islands, estuaries, and wetlands that's home to a diverse mix of wildlife—as well as more than 2 million people. Over the past few decades, the shape of the delta ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Delta Cephei's hidden companion

To measure distances in the universe, astronomers use cepheids, a family of variable stars whose luminosity varies with time. Their role as distance calibrators has brought them attention from researchers for more than a ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Astronomy
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