Little plastic particles, big rivers.

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

The plastic media we use for the Emriver model comes from post-industrial recyclers. It’s used as an abrasive to do things like take paint off airplanes. Getting it in certain colors, or color-coded by size, was a joke to them. Like asking for only the Budweiser...

Fluvial geomorphology and LRRD is busy!

Fluvial geomorphology and LRRD is busy!

Nicholas Pinter brought his grad students over today for a lunch discussion of the recent Walter and Merrits article in Science (bunch of links here). What a pleasure, and doesn’t our office look nice? Nicholas and Jonathan Remo (latter handing paper to former)...

Fun at Carbondale’s “Love at the Glove.”

Fun at Carbondale’s “Love at the Glove.”

Sponsored by Carbondale’s League of Art and Design, which seems composed of mostly SUIC students, this annual event features love and sex themed art at an SIUC studio and gallery housed in what used to be a glove factory. It’s never disappointed...

Climate change, within and without.

Climate change, within and without.

The killer flu strain going around SIUC came home with Kate and got me last Friday. I haven’t had a fever since 1980, but this weekend I went between 97.5 and 103F several times, whew. The fever finally broke last night. The first night I had high fever, I...

Hard work writing, and some good news.

Hard work writing, and some good news.

We cranked on our proposal, which now involves five principal investigators at SIUC, something like seven programs there, four high schools, and three other universities from UC-Berkeley east to the U of I Champaign-Urbana. At least Jessie got to have some fun (I...