Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), a fuel additive, is highly mobile in groundwater, dissolving and traveling faster than the other petroleum constituents which tend to biodegrade and adsorb to soil particles. This...
This interactive lesson from NOVA Online shows how the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered, how its waves traveled thousands of kilometers largely unchanged, and what happened once the waves reached coastlines both...
The colligative properties of solutions consist of freezing point depression, boiling point elevation, vapor pressure lowering, and osmotic pressure. These properties ideally depend on changes in the entropy of the...
Waves play a major role in breaking down and building up coastline features. But other factors, including tides, currents, and sediment type, also determine how erosional and depositional processes shape coastlines....
Not so long ago, people living near volcanoes had little that might help them to anticipate an eruption. A deep rumble, a puff of smoke, and ash might foreshadow a major volcanic event. Or a volcano might erupt with no...
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