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As Waters Clear, Scientists Seek to End A Muddy Debate
December 13, 2007
Geologists have long thought muds will only settle when waters are quiet, but new research by Indiana University-Bloomington and Massachusetts Institute of Technology geologists shows muds will accumulate even when currents move swiftly. Their findings appear in this week's issue of Science.
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