Emriver em3

A modular and portable system perfect for research and teaching of river dynamic principles.


Em3 specifications
Dimensions 3 m x 1 m (9.8 ft x 3.2 ft)
Portability Moderately portable
Can be powered with a deep-cycle 12V battery.
Water 151 L (40 gal)
Media Amount 108 kg (240 lb)
Media Type Non color-coded
(can upgrade to color-coded)
Base Options Static, single, and dual-tilt
System Also Includes Reservoirs, pump, power supply, flow controller. Modeling accessories: Measuring tape, quartz and plastic stones and rocks, acrylic shapes to simulate culverts, plastic vegetation, dye injection bottles for visualizing flow, scoops, and scrapers. User and laboratory manual, river geomorphology DVD.

Download detailed specifications with photos.

UPGRADES - Modular options that can be added at any time.

  • Color-coded-by-size modeling media
  • Accessories
  • Research instruments
  • Tilting Base
    - Upgrade to a single-axis tilt or dual-axis tilt base to simulate river processes on a greater variety of landscapes. The tilting bases allow rapid changes in river valley slope and flow velocity which expand the capabilities of our models, allowing study of tectonic controls on river form, sedimentology, and delta geomorphology.
    - Single tilt allows modification of the slope. Dual tilt allows modification of the slope and roll.
    - Tilting is controlled by hand cranks.

See the Applications for Science and Teaching pages for examples of how to use the Em3.

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