Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Oceans are a Salty Place – from 3% to 4%.

From NASA’s new Aquarius satellite: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/aquarius/multimedia/gallery/pia14786.html NASA’s new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity, or saltiness, of Earth’s ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission’s anticipated discoveries. Its rich tapestry of global salinity patterns … Continue reading

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Is it warm in here, or that my imagination?

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What can Shipoke do?

When a city is built at a ferry landing on a flood plain, what should the government be doing to protect its residents?

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Best Farm Soil Flows to Sea

From NASA  Earth Observatory: Nearly a week after Hurricane Irene drenched New England with rainfall in late August 2011, the Connecticut River was spewing muddy sediment into Long Island Sound and wrecking the region’s farmland just before harvest. The Thematic … Continue reading

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Hudson now competing with Mississippi for “Big Muddy” title.

NASA Earth Observatory gives this explanation: The color of the water generally depends on the amount and type of sediment, as the green, tan, and deep brown areas have varying degrees of suspended silt, sand, mud, leaf tannins, and other organic matter. … Continue reading

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