A recipe for island creation

Figure 1. (a) shows a satellite image of the Wax Lake Delta (from Google Earth) with locations of photos b and c indicated. (b) shows what much of the Wax Lake Delta is like, a sediment deposit that is still waist deep below the water. (c) shows what established islands look like. This study focused on how (b) becomes ©, an island that supports marsh. Photos by John Shaw.
Figure 2. Images of experiments run at University of Wyoming (WY), University of Arkansas (AR), Tulane University (TDB), University of Minnesota (XES), and University of Texas (UT). Blue dots show island locations over plotted over time, the green dot shows the center of flow spreading, the yellow lines show the angle of flow spreading. The green dashed arc shows is a circle fit to the measured island locations, the red arc shows the newly published prediction of island location. The white line in each image is 20 cm long.

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