One thing that amazes me is how the silty sediment stays suspended in what appears to be a body of water with little movement. Any thoughts on the matter? LIKE
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Interesting ideas to ponder. I would imagine that the very fine silt would be homogeneous and not sink with slight stirring currents. I have not given it much thought; it seems reasonable.
I do like the colors. Some of the colors can be amazing. Also, what I find interesting is how sediments fill delta areas and choke of lakes into marsh areas and grassy areas. This photo is a good example of the filling process. Some deltas such as the Mississippi have very predictable fill rates. Many of these high lakes are now free from permanent ice and are currently filling with silt.
Not only are sediments filling the lakes, but vegetation of the newly exposed earth are taking root and growing.
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Photo taken in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Marblemount, WA 98267, USA
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