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River delta areas can provide clue to environmental changes, Texas A&M prof says
Date:5/11/2009

ow and the Yangtze, are among the top five in the world in terms of sediment discharge.

"Also, many scientists are expecting global temperatures to rise over the next 50 years due to climate changes, and how will these changes affect precipitation and soil erosion issues? We really don't know now because in many cases, land-use change by growing populations can be very short-term and unpredictable, making modeling very difficult. These deltaic sediments might be able to give us some clues about what is ahead for us."


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Contact: Thomas Bianchi
tbianchi@tamu.edu
979-845-5137
Texas A&M University
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