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Sedimental journey

July 18, 2016 1:00 PM
Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu

By devising and creating different landforms using stream tables, sand, gravel, and rocks, students in Physical Geology Lab explore how water creates various landforms, like stream channels and deltas, through erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment. 

Working on their project are, left to right, are Sameer Nair-Desai, Junior Diaz, Nico Marley and Casey Vinder., An assortment of rocks are available for building landforms. , Professor of Practice Jeffrey Agnew, far left, discusses a project with Nicole Bond, Cole Stevens, George Hardtner and John Helow, left to right., A textbook explains the variety and causes of the different stream formations. The students must explain the goals, methods, observations, and outcomes of their experiments in a written report.