Thursday, January 29, 2009

An image of Earth...

from space showing the Mississippi delta, a highly-constructive fluvial-dominated delta (click to enlarge.) It should be obvious why the term "birds-foot delta" is applied to this landform. The Atchafalaya River can be seen on the left side of the image.

Image credit: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, 11 February 2005.

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