A modular and portable system perfect for research and teaching of river dynamic principles.
Box 3 m x 1 m (9.8 ft x 3.2 ft);
Model footprint 3.25 m x 1.02 m (128 in x 40 in)
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.|
We have used the Emriver Em3 fluvial geomodel to demonstrate a variety of processes and resulting morphologies to undergraduate students. We’ve demonstrated different channel types, channel migration, point bar development and cut banks, meander cut-offs, erosional terracing, knickpoint migration, channel incision, delta development, the effects of base level on the depocenter, and delta-lobe switching. Overall, this geomodel has been a very useful educational tool to provide a visual example for some basic concepts of fluvial and deltaic geomorphology.Ioannis Georgiou