My Research Endeavors: June 1-15

Last week I began crafting a tentative schedule regarding my summer research project. This week I have dispersed my research flyer via social media outlets like Facebook.  I have created a Facebook page that will be updated with pertinent information regarding my research and its findings. Below is my research blurb that will be used to continue to recruit participants.

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Searching for the Sands of Time

Each of the cores I collected in June brings to light new information about historical changes in sediment input to my field site from the Merrimack River. Each grain of sediment began its journey somewhere in the extensive Merrimack River watershed, from the rugged, rocky White Mountains of New Hampshire to the eroding, glacially-carved landscapes of the Merrimack Valley and northern Massachusetts. Together, the grains begin to form distinct layers, based on their size, shape, mineral composition, and organic content, among other characteristics. These characteristics track changes discernible by sight and touch, old but useful tools of sedimentology.

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