News tagged with sedimentation

Clays can expand under pressure

It was always believed that water is "squeezed" out of the clay structure under pressure but physicists at Umea University in Sweden together with German colleagues show that this appear to be not always true if excess of ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Materials Science
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Cyclone rusty's rains stirred up sediment

In the wake of Cyclone Rusty's heavy rains from the week of Feb. 25 when it made landfall near Port Hedland on the Pilbara coast of Western Australia, sediment filled many rivers and tributaries that flowed northwest into ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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