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Sea Level History Locked In Mississippi Mud

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December 27, 2002
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University Of Illinois At Chicago
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Rising sea levels and subsiding land are combining to gobble up more than two acres of the Mississippi Delta every hour. There is little dispute that this ecologically and economically important region — and more significantly, the future of metropolitan New Orleans — is under threat. What isn't clear, however, is how fast different parts of the delta are subsiding.

Rising sea levels and subsiding land are combining to gobble up more than two acres of the Mississippi Delta every hour. There is little dispute that this ecologically and economically important region — and more significantly, the future of metropolitan New Orleans — is under threat. What isn't clear, however, is how fast different parts of the delta are subsiding.


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University Of Illinois At Chicago. (2002, December 27). Sea Level History Locked In Mississippi Mud. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021227071704.htm
University Of Illinois At Chicago. "Sea Level History Locked In Mississippi Mud." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021227071704.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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