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Uploaded: 10/07/07 1:36 PM GMT
Mississippi Delta
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A Landsat image of the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana, a giant bird’s foot shape protruding into the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River deposits sediment into the ocean and new land appears – this has happened most conspicuously along the south-western tip of the delta. Left to their own devices, rivers change course over time and the Mississippi is no exception. Geologists surmise that the Mississippi changed course numerous times over the past 10,000 years, wandering across a roughly 320-kilometre (200-mile) range along the Gulf Coast.



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10/07/07 10:38 PM GMT
Things are changing all the time in that region with alot of land being lost and gained perhaps.Fine image.
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10/10/07 6:04 AM GMT
Great photo. Had this in VB and gave it very high marks. I like explanation. Very informative.

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I'll meet you at the edge of the sunlight, just behind the shadows. The Ghost
10/10/07 2:46 PM GMT
Thanks so much for sharing this example of the planet changing before our eyes and for taking the time to include the detailed description.
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some pictures say a thousand words... others speak silently to the soul
10/10/07 6:31 PM GMT
So what camera did you use on that? I'm guessing not a 35mm.
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10/10/07 8:51 PM GMT
hm.ahm.great image.i like the blue water in this picture.
Great shot
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10/10/07 10:32 PM GMT
This is a really cool shot. Strangely beautiful. Nice work.
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10/11/07 1:53 AM GMT
Great shot, it looks so amazing!!
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02/27/09 5:38 PM GMT
Stretching like a national Guitar as Paul Simon said...It's a guddun..R.
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When you get to retirement, you switch bosses - from the one who hired you to the one who married you
11/11/09 9:37 PM GMT
Never thought that the mississippi river could look that clean. Nice work!
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