New faces at LRRD.

New faces at LRRD.

Exciting times at LRRD!   University budgets are in better shape.  We have a lot of orders, are starting to export, and are expanding after two years in this tough economy. We have a couple of new colleagues this week: Jordan Gibson (left), and (next) Nathan Speagle....

Fun with cardboard (and geomorphology).

Fun with cardboard (and geomorphology).

We’re a little loopy at LRRD now, from both overwork and excitement. Today we moved the Em4 model we hauled to GSA-Denver off a truck and into our lab. The rules of hydraulic similitude dictated a 4-meter length for the Em4.  It’s about the size of a car...

GSA Denver summary:  We had a blast!

GSA Denver summary: We had a blast!

We had a marvelous time at GSA–everybody worked so hard; thanks to my wife Kate, to Lily and Meriam, and also to Andrew Podoll, a treasured collaborator; here you see the entire crew. I really enjoyed watching Lily work with kids who dropped by.  She has so many...

GSA Denver day one.

GSA Denver day one.

A day I’ll always remember.  Kate, Lily, and I worked very hard this morning to get everything in its final place, and a year’s worth of planning came to fruition. We welcomed hundreds of delighted visitors from many countries tonight–here are a few...

Driving the Em4 to Denver!

Driving the Em4 to Denver!

    Kate and I are just a few hours from Denver now.  Today we passed Konza Prairie and the Flint Hills. We shared driving this big truck with beautiful skies but a 20mph+ crosswind all day, pretty exhausting. (Here’s Kate with our little travel companion,...