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Tilting flume

Civil and Environmental Engineering 72-foot tilting flume. The flume is capable of recirculating water and up to 5mm sediment as a closed loop. It has an automated slope adjustment via electric jacks. The flume test section is 64 feet long, 2 feet wide, 3 feet deep. Current instrumentation includes:

- 33-foot streamwise linear actuator instrument carriage, with 2-foot vertically mounted actuator for instrument mounts

- Laser topographic profiler capable of full-width swathes at sub-mm precision/repeatability

- Laser PIV/PTV with two solid state laser modules (532nm and 405nm) and cameras for time-resolved PIV

- Ultraviolet lighting for sediment particle tracking studies

- Nortek vectrino II profiling acoustic Doppler velocimeter

- Several Sontek Flowtracker single-point acoustic Doppler velocimeters

- 4 tons local clean river sand

- Storage for additional sediment types and grades

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Delta basin

In the coming year, I will be constructing a dual purpose teaching/research delta and river basin lab. This facility will include a 3 m x 4.5 m basin, sediment feeders and recirculation pumps, overhead cameras, and laser topographic instrumentation. 

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1-D flume​​

I will be constructing a 4.8 m long, 15 cm wide, 90 cm tall teaching/research flume capable of recirculating currents for bedform experiments, basin height adjustment for 1-D delta experiments, and turbidity current experiments. This flume's primary purpose will be for instructional purposes for Stratigraphy and Sedimentation, Basin Analysis, and Advanced Stratigraphy courses. 

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Sediment sampling and field hydrodynamics equipment
I will be acquiring sediment sampling and other field equipment to add to the coastal hydrodynamics and sediment transport facilities at the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences (for a full list of PIES equipment and facilities - All UNO DoS equipment can be made available on contract, and we can help design sampling strategies depending on your needs. Current equipment includes:
Sediment sampling:
- Sequoia LISST-SL2 suspended sediment sampler, B-Reel, stainless davit.
- Sequoia LISST-100x laser in-situ sediment grain size analyzer
- Sequoia LISST-200x laser in-situ sediment grain size analyzer

USGS FISP P-61 point integrated sediment sampler, B-Reels, davits

- USGS FISP BLH-84 handheld bedload sampler with 3.5m wading rod
- USGS FISP BMH-60 handheld bed material sampler

- 3x USGS FISP DH-48 handheld depth integrated sediment samplers with up to 3m wading rods
- USGS FISP DH-81 handheld depth integrated sediment sampler with up to 3m wading rods
- UMN Livingston piston corer
- 15x Lowell Instruments Tilting Current Meters (5x TCM-4s and 10x TCM-1s)
- Teledyne RiverPro multi-frequency ADCP 1200 kHz main beams, 600 kHz vertical beam with drone boat and trimaran

- 2x SoFarOcean Spotter satellite integrated wave buoys, 1 satellite & 4G integrated buoy
- 2x SoFarOcean Smart Mooring cellular/satellite wave buoys with Bristlemouth dev kits for additional sensors

Misc Field Equipment:
- 6 laboratory/field cameras (GoPro hero5 & session, Sony RX100, Sony RX100 V, Canon SX280HS)
- DJI Mavic Air drone, 3DR Iris+ drone
- 2x Emlid Reach RS2 RTK GPS receivers
- 2x YSI ProDSS water quality handhelds with 20' cable, DO, total algae, conductivity/temp, turbidity, nitrate sensors
- YSI Castaway CTD


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