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Mississippi River Delta, U.S.A.
This account of the history and evolution of the Mississippi River Delta makes use of text, photographs, and satellite imagery to describe how the delta has formed and migrated throughout recent geologic history. Users can read about the formation and subsequent abandonment of various delta lobes and how deltaic landforms (back bays, levees, barrier islands) are formed and destroyed as a result of delta migration, rising sea level, and human activity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2364
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Geomorphology From Space'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Linda McNeely
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Distributed Active Archive Center

Contact: Steven J. Kempler
Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center