Tag Archives: fluvial geomorphology

Simulating river processes…ooh shiny, stream table!

I’ve got a shiny new Emriver Em2 river processes simulator (i.e., stream table), thanks to departmental equipment funds and enthusiastic colleagues. I’ve been on sabbatical this semester and away from campus, so I haven’t had a chance to play with … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, public science, science education

Anne’s picks of the literature: river and floodplain sediments

These four papers all attempt to understand what controls the sediments that make up the streambed and floodplain and that get preserved in the geologic record. White et al. look at how riffle positions are governed by valley width variations, while Jerolmack and Brzinski find striking similarities in grain size transitions observed in rivers and dune fields. Hart et al. examine the relationship between glacial advances and downstream sediment deposition, while Sambrook Smith et al. investigate the sedimentological record of floods. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, paper reviews

Anne’s picks of the June literature: Fluvial Geomorphology and Landscape Evolution

How do rivers erode bedrock streams, during big floods, and in the presence of groundwater? Laboratory and accidental experiments are providing some cool new insights. Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, paper reviews

Hydrogeology and geomorphology: Notes from GSA Monday and Tuesday

Some notes on the hydrogeology and geomorphology sessions and activities at the Geological Society of America meeting
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Categories: by Anne, conferences, geomorphology, hydrology

How to build a meandering river in your basement

Meandering rivers are the most common river form on Earth, yet building a meandering river in a laboratory flume eluded scientists for decades. A new paper in PNAS shows the first results of a self-maintaining, coarse-bedded meandering river in a flume.
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Categories: by Anne, geomorphology