Experimental River Patterns

Experimental River Patterns
By Tal and Paola at the St. Anthony Falls Hydraulics Lab, University of Minnesota. Examines the influence of vegetation alone on the transition from braided stream to meandering stream pattern.

Alfalfa is grown periodically throughout the experiment and noticed a clear direct influence.

Details on the experiment and what is shown in the movie can be found at:

Tal, M., and Paola, C., 2007, Dynamic single-thread channels maintained by the interaction of flow and vegetation: Geology, v. 35, p. 347-350.

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Tal and Paola, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Univesity of Minnesota
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