This page compiles materials to help you get the most out of your Emriver model. Most of these resources were created by Emriver users. If you have research or curriculum material you’d like to see here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Discriminating Meandering and Braided Channel Patterns on the Basis of Discharge and Slope using a Physical Laboratory Model: the Emriver River Process Simulator
- Poster presented at the Geological Society of America, 2016. By Michael J. Zaleha, Michael Flis, and Jeffrey Sherman of Wittenberg University, Department of Geology.
- Qualitative and Quantitative Experiments Using the Em4 Physical Model (PDF)
- MS thesis by Timothy Edward Keenan, Saint Louis University
- The Use of Plastic Media in a Movable Bed Model to Study Sedimentary Processes in Rivers (PDF)
- MS thesis by Jean-Rene Thelusmond, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, partially funded by LRRD
- Thelusmond et al. 2013 “The Use of Plastic Media in a Movable Bed Model to Study Sedimentary Processes in Rivers” International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, Vol. 3, N0.2.
- Han B. and Endreny T. 2014. “Comparing MODFLOW simulation options for predicting intra-meander flux. Hydrol. Process. 28, 3824-3832. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10186
- Han B. and Endreny T. 2014. “Detailed river stage mapping and head gradient analysis during meander cutoff in a laboratory river” Water Resources Research, AGU. 50, 1689-1703. DOI: 10.1002/2013WR013580.
- Han B. and Endreny T. 2013. “Spatial and Temporal intensification of lateral hyporheic flux in narrowing intra-meander zones” Hydrol. Process. 27, 989-994. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9250
- Ruffing et al. 2014 “USING THE EMRIVER EM2 GEOMODEL IN THE CLASSROOM TO SIMULATE IMPACTS OF LAND USE AND RIVER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY” GSA Annual Meeting presentation from Kansas State University, Department of Geology
- Gough S.C. 2011 “ADVANCES IN THE USE OF NON-LITHIC MEDIA AND CLOSE RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY IN PHYSICAL MODELING OF FLUVIAL PROCESS” GSA from LRRD
- Londono, et al. 2010. “STUDENT EXPERIMENTS IN SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, LANDFORM MIGRATION, AND CHANNEL MODIFICATION IN NONCOHESIVE RIVER CHANNELS USING A LARGE SCALE LABORATORY STREAM MODEL” GSA presentation from Saint Louis University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
- Gough S.C. 2009 “USE OF THERMOPLASTIC SAND IN PHYSICAL MODELS OF FLUVIAL SYSTEMS”. GSA from LRRD
- Han B. and Endreny T. 2009. “Asymmetrical Changes in Hydraulic Gradient Along Valley and River Transects During Meander Cutoff Evolution” AGU from State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Advanced Curricula (post-secondary)
- “Hands-on” Remote Sensing of Physical Models in Exploration of Surficial Processes
- Paper on using our Emriver modeling media to demonstrate remote sensing concepts and procedures by Jeff Clark at Lawrence University
- Stream table lab (PDF) written by Brad Johnson at Davidson College
- Written for Environmental Geology 101
- Follow-up exercises to stream table lab (PDF)
Grades K-12 Curricula and Outreach Exercises
- Stream Table Lesson Packet
- For Grades 3-6
- Developed by Jennifer Guarino, Ecotone Education, and Larry Kasden for the Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District (ONRCD)
- Lessons by Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
- Ecosystems lesson plans (PDF)
- Lesson plans with state standards for VT CT MA NH for grades 3 – 6 (PDF)
- Educating Guidelines and Lesson Summaries by Gordon Clark at VT Institute of Natural Science (PDF) to teach students about the basic principles of river geomorphology, introduce vocabulary, review or introduce how water cycles through the environment, understand and explore how the Connecticut River has formed since the last Ice Age, explore the concept of a watershed, and explore the properties of erosion
- Inquiring About Erosion – Pomfret School, Vermont
- Stream dynamics and erosion control
- Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Earth Systems Contamination project (YouTube)
- High schoolers experiment with the effects of hydro-fracking on a nearby river
Public Outreach and Education; River Management
- Vermont Rivers and Roads Program
- The Vermont Agencies of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, developed the Rivers and Roads Program in which they use the Emriver Em2 geomodel to explain how rivers work, and how to design, construct, and maintain roads and bridges to create greater river stability and more flood-resilient transportation infrastructure. Case Study summary.
- Training packet courtesy of Shayne Jaquith, Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
- Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Watershed Management Division gives a demonstration to the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
- The Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation, part of Cleveland Metroparks, uses an Em2 to teach the public about enhancing and protecting urban watersheds.
Forums, Groups, Videos
- Matt Kuchta’s blog
- Time-lapse and high speed video of Emriver models, flumes and modeling media
- Emriver modeling media analysis
- Emriver customization and hacking
- Wild Trout Trust YouTube channel
- The Wild Trout Trust and the Severn Rivers Trust made a video series using the Emriver that “will look at specific scenarios and model their outcomes—which are often highly unexpected unless you have quite a lot of existing experience with geomorphology.”
- Each new video will be posted on the Severn Rivers Trust blog and the Wild Trout Trust blog
- The series has covered:
- Davidson Geology YouTube channel
- Meanders and deltas in an Em2
- Demonstration of River Water Flow Dynamics (YouTube)
- Representatives from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Watershed Management Division demonstrate flow dynamics with an Emriver at a Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission meeting in 2012
- River geomorphology videos by Little River Research & Design on the Carleton College SERC page
- Also see our River Geomorphology DVD page
- Studying Planetary Processes with an Emriver Geomodel – research by François Costard