Martian water in Carbondale, Illinois.

Martian water in Carbondale, Illinois.

McEwen et al.’s Science paper on Martian water yesterday is exciting stuff! Especially for us, because our models can simulate fluvial geomorphology on Mars.  The plastic media we use is particularly good at forming sapping channels, which are groundwater-driven...

Normal noises at LRRD.

Normal noises at LRRD.

We’ve been crazy busy at LRRD for the last few months.  I used what little blogging time I had to cover the lower Mississippi floods, and haven’t reported the cool things we’ve been up to.  Here are a few photos. We’ve done a lot of pro bono...

Bienvenue à LLRD, Jean-René Thélusmond !

Bienvenue à LLRD, Jean-René Thélusmond !

  Jean-René Thélusmond is a Haitian Fulbright Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jean-Rene has a BS in Natural Resources and Environment from the State University of Haiti. Jean-Rene has worked as an...

A month’s worth of good news.

A month’s worth of good news.

Time for blog dump, I’ve neglected this place. Because we’ve been overwhelmed with good things! Here you go: Lily spent last week in the Pacific Northwest at RRNW, attending talks and overseeing an Em2 model there. Jean-René Thélusmond, a Fulbright Scholar...

A holiday delta run using our Em4 model.

A holiday delta run using our Em4 model.

We finally had a little time to play with our newly-set up Em4, and did a casual time lapse last week.  I haphazardly changed variables now and then over a two-hour run as we did other work in the lab. The frames are taken every 30 seconds.  I changed flow rate,...