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Satellite view of a river changing course over time

Humor / odd : Kottke.org

Rivers change course as they flow through the years. This is an animation of the fast-changing Ucayali River in Peru built from satellite imagery over the past 30 years. See also meander maps of the Mississippi River, available as p...

Floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin driven by sediment supply

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment.

Sediment supply drives floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment. The findings have implication for the ...

Two Spots on the Humboldt River

Academics / Geology : Looking For Detachment

The active channel of the Humboldt River, NV, at a fairly sharp bend.An old meander, now filled with salt bush, wild rose, and other scrub, and frequented by many mosquitoes. View Humboldt River in a larger map These stitched photos...

Criticality in the planform behavior of the Ganges River meanders

Academics / Geology : GeoScienceWorld

The critical point of planform transition from straight to meandering in the wandering Ganges River is identifiable. Recent remote-sensing data indicate that four similar meanders cut off, or attempted to cut off, after ~31–35 yr, p...

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