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Unformatted text preview: Glacial history of Long Island, glacial moraines and glacial aquifers Coastal aquifers: water table is inclined oceanward, wedge of saltwater is inclined landward Saltwater intrusion mechanism by overpumping of groundwater, causes saltwater ascension Characteristics of Long Island groundwater (recharge basins) and sources of contamination New York City water: contributing drainage basins, water tunnels Soil Definitions of soil, soil horizons Factors in type of soil, fertility of soil, soil carbon and color of soil Processes in formation of soil Issues of land suitability for agriculture Factors and causes of soil erosion, soil erosion by water vs. soil erosion by wind, mitigation of soil erosion Production of grain for protein...
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- Fall '08