06 Jul '17, 11am

Dynamic pond transformation in the Mississippi River Delta is driven by the wind. New #Landsat study:

Wind is a force to be reckoned with. It can stir up monsoons, carry dust thousands of miles, and sculpt rock into sinuous arches. But sometimes, the effects of wind go unnoticed for years, like when it carves away slowly at the edges of a pond. A new study shows that winds are responsible for the widespread growth of ponds in three watersheds along the Mississippi River. The paper , published in April 2017 in Geophysical Research Letters , shows that wind-driven waves can erode pond banks, leading them to migrate in the direction of the wind. In effect, researchers have shown that wind-driven erosion, which nibbles away coastlines and the edges of larger bodies of water, can also happen inland on small scales. The researchers analyzed roughly 10,000 satellite images taken between 1982 and 2016, examining land and water pixels to look for inland change across the Mississipp...

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=90522

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Winds Trigger Pond Growth

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Michael Kors travels across the pond for fall ads

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luxurydaily.com 05 Jul '17, 6pm

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navy.mil 09 Jul '17, 11am

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 09 Jul '17, 10pm

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cleantechnica.com 06 Jul '17, 10am

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 07 Jul '17, 2pm

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solarindustrymag.com 07 Jul '17, 9pm

Electric utility Mississippi Power , along with project partners D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI) and DEPCOM P...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Jul '17, 10pm

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