Category Archives: Rivers

Riverbed Carbon Stored in Ganges-Brahmaputra basin in India May be Very Old

The soils and sediments at the bottom of rivers are rich in organic material. They can store carbon for thousands of years according to a study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Despite often high rates of erosion and sediment … Continue reading

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China maps Brahmaputra, Indus and reveals new facts

Chinese scientists have completed a first of its kind study to pinpoint the sources of the Brahmaputra and Indus rivers using satellite images, and have found that the length and drainage areas of both rivers exceeded earlier estimates.Researchers from the … Continue reading

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River Stages:Middle Course of the River – Meanders & Ox-bow Lakes

In this stage the river channel has become much wider and deeper as the channel has been eroded and the river has been fed by many tributaries upstream. Consequently, despite the more gentle gradient the velocity of flow may be … Continue reading

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Amazing places around the world

Lencois Maranhenses – A desert with lagoons Located in the State of Maranhao, on the north shore of Brazil, the Lenois Maranhenses National Park is an area of about 300 square kms of blinding white dunes and deep blue lagoons, … Continue reading

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