A storm hydrograph captured on video.

A storm hydrograph captured on video.

Two years ago, after a couple of attempts, I managed to catch an entire rainstorm and the resulting hydrograph in a small urban channel in Carbondale. I’m guessing nobody else has ever done this. What better way to introduce students to this concept?...

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Steve the Fluvial Geomorphologist?

Not the same ring as Joe the Plumber, but Kate had a lot of fun playing it, and anyway I missed my chance to talk to Obama, who drew 100,000 in nearby St. Louis yesterday. I try to keep partisan politics off this blog, but we do talk about science here, and no matter...

A day spent making pretty junk.

A day spent making pretty junk.

I joke now and then that I’ve owned a very nice shop for a while now, and have spent almost no time using it for fun. I can’t say I had fun today, but I did do something less like work than usual, which was work on a nice acrylic device we’re...

Vermont’s science-based river management program.

Vermont’s science-based river management program.

Besides being one of our favorite Emriver users, the Vermont DEC’s river management program has developed an impressive geomorphic assessment protocol and extensive outreach guidance and education. You can find an array of publications and other resources here,...

Flooding and science literacy.

Flooding and science literacy.

Our local Jackson County Mississippi peak looms. Highway 3 at Chester, my favorite route to St. Louis, will be closed. I like this quote from a NY Times blog interview with Kamyar Enshayan, a science educator in Iowa: Q. Why did the same practices that were blamed for...