Friday, December 2, 2016

More sediment slugs, waves with our new CC media.

Today we did another three-hour with our new, finer, color-coded media.

The video and lighting are rough, but focus on the patterns; I see waves yet again, and some interacting with bank failures.  But also the bank failures might be caused by the passage of the slugs!

This finer media is more cohesive, and for that, and other reasons, displays very different behavior from our courser color coded media.

Dec 2 2016 new media run from Little River Research on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

River sediment "slugs" and waves visualized, for the first time?

Honestly, I'm way behind on the literature, but I know that we've all pictured sediment "slugs" and such from our field observations, at least since the late 1980's.  Maybe it's been described, but I doubt visualized before now.

So here's a placeholder. 

I've seen these pattern in our models for years.  We've recently developed a finer color-coded media that shows them more strongly.  Here's a short, rough, demonstration.

We're able to build the models, but have no funding now for research using them; I hope you'll do this!

Sediment waves/slugs visualized in an Emriver model from Little River Research on Vimeo.

One Year Anniversary at LRRD's New Location

November 17, 2016 was the 1-year anniversary of our move to our new location at
550 N. University Ave. in Carbondale. The new space has been perfect for us!

Beth's first day in the office.

Moving the shop. Couldn't drive a forklift around the old building!

Lots of storage space.

Science Agora Japan

Little River's Akiyo and Go Matsumoto displayed an Emriver Em2 at Science Agora in Japan in November (Agora is greek for "gathering place"). Science Agora "is an open arena for people from different sectors who desire a future society harmonized with science."