News tagged with sedimentation

Sediment discovery could save millions

New research tracking the movement of dredged sediment around Liverpool Bay could save millions of pounds, according to scientists at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool.

Apr 16, 2013
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Final frontiers: The deep sea

With the global population now well over seven billion people there are few remaining parts of the world relatively untouched by human activity. We assess the current state and future prospects of five final ...

Apr 12, 2013
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Diatoms explain release of CO2

(Phys.org) —Scientists have found unexpectedly high concentrations of opal, a mineral containing silicate, in marine sediments during the transition periods from ice ages to warm phases. The explanation ...

Apr 10, 2013
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Swiss dam fault kills thousands of trout

Thousands of trout were killed in Switzerland after technical trouble at a hydroelectric dam stemmed the water flow in a national park, the Swiss news agency ATS reported.

Mar 31, 2013
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Ocean cores reveal eruption dynamics

(Phys.org) —Using information gathered from samples of deep sea sediments, researchers from the University of Bristol report new findings regarding the dynamics of the eruption of Mount Tambora, Indonesia ...

Mar 27, 2013
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