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June 23, 2011
Geology Word of the Week: D is for Delta
The Nile Delta as seen from Earth orbit. Photo courtesy ofNASA and taken from Wikipedia here. def. Delta:1. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (uppercase Δ, lowercase δ).2. A popular US airline with questionable service (except for those delicious little snacks they serve with your drink), often-delayed flights, and a hilarious in-flight safety video. 3. A triangle-shaped deposit of sediment that forms where a river or stream flows into …