Daily Archives: August 30, 2010

Drainage Basin

The land based part of the hydrological cycle is called the Drainage Basin System. A drainage basin is the name given to the area of land which is drained by a river. When water reaches the surface there are a … Continue reading

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New View of Tectonic Plates Through Computer Modeling of Earth’s Mantle Flow, Plate Motions, and Fault Zones

Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed new computer algorithms that for the first time allow for the simultaneous modeling of Earth’s mantle flow, large-scale tectonic plate … Continue reading

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