Department of Geosciences at UMass Amherst

Geologists lined up for photo in salt marsh, many wearing pants caked with mud.

HOW A MASSACHUSETTS SALT MARSH IS CHANGING WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT NEW ENGLAND’S COAST

New research shows that salt marshes grow from marine sediment washed ashore during storms, reversing commonly held assumptions

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PhD student Karin Lehnigk uncovers the backstory of Earth's Varied Landscapes

Karin's research studies the roles that ancient megafloods played in shaping the Channeled Scablands in the Northwestern United States and their implications for forming similar features on Mars.

Karin Lehnigk standing in front of desert canyon containing steel grey lake

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