News tagged with sediment transport

Thawing ice makes the Alps grow

The Alps are steadily "growing" by about one to two millimeters per year. Likewise, the formerly glaciated subcontinents of North America and Scandinavia are also undergoing constant upward movement. This is due to the fact ...

dateNov 10, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Coastal reefs may add to erosion woes

Planning for beachfront homes in WA could be improved following an analysis of Yanchep's reefs and beaches over 34 years which found reefs did not always reduce coastal erosion, as was previously thought.

dateJan 08, 2016 in Environment
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Pebbles that disrupt landscapes

Transported by water or wind, sediments have a significant impact on the environment, and we cannot really quantify the magnitude of these events. A doctoral student at EPFL has proposed a new mathematical approach to these ...

dateMay 23, 2014 in Environment
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Charting the slopes of sediment transport

In the Earth Surface Dynamics Lab at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) the behavior of rivers is modeled through the use of artificial rivers—flumes—through which water can be pumped at varying rates over ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers model behavior of stream flow

Eighty billion metric tons is an unfathomable amount to the human brain. Yet that number is the estimation of the global amount of sediment eroded on a yearly basis over the continental surface of the earth. An estimated ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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