NSF MRI program and our Emriver Em4.

NSF MRI program and our Emriver Em4.

We are hoping that the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program will be a good source of funding for our Emriver Em4 geomodels. The models are mechanically and conceptually proven, and represent a very fertile base for further...

SIUC stream ecology class meets the Em4.

SIUC stream ecology class meets the Em4.

Matt Whiles brought his graduate stream ecology class to LRRD today for a short lecture and a couple of hours with our river models. This is the first time visiting class we’ve had since we installed our Em4, and we had a great time. I always enjoy working with...

Cara off to RRNW, more media work.

Cara off to RRNW, more media work.

We worked on modeling media issues this week, this time on methods to wash it to remove dust and other debris. Here Cara and Jesse agitate a batch. The street value of the exotic color-coded-by-size media in the buckets you see here beside an Em4 box is about $6,000....

Stereo camera mount for the Emriver Em2.

Stereo camera mount for the Emriver Em2.

Stephanie Rhodes, our new business manager since Jan 1, has been working feverishly on our new healthcare and payroll systems, among many other things. She’s doing a great job. Thanks to her I was able to get away from those things and my desk for a little while...

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

Thermoplastic sedimentology.

I’m pretty sure our work with plastic media will never end. I’ll be 90 years old and still messing with the vagaries of color, cost, shape, density, and size. Though we’ve talked to a lot of sedimentologists, it just now occurred to me that...