Throughout the history of the Turkana Basin, the dominant hydrographic systems that have fluctuated throughout the basin have been fluvial and lacustrine systems. While this fluctuating environment has been a main theme throughout most of the Geology module, students are now turning to studying current day environments to better understand sediment accumulation in past environments. While they just recently visited Lake Turkana’s shoreline, it was now time to examine a deltaic environment. During lacustrine stages in the basin, deltas form wherever a river meets a lake. Sediment accumulation is typically high at the delta due to sediment being supplied faster at the river mouth than it can be removed by lake processes.
Hi I'm Mattia. I am the teaching assistant for the TBI Field School Fall 2016. I recently graduated from American University in December 2015 and am an alumni of the field school. I am thrilled to be returning to this wonderful program and excited to share this life-changing experience with this year's students.