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Scenic Saturday: Wood in Streams

One of our field trips in my Fluvial Processes class takes the students to the lower reaches of Mallard Creek, the urban stream that drains the northern portion of Charlotte, including our campus. For most of its length, Mallard Creek … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, environment, geomorphology, photos, publication, science education

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