The Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics group maintains the Environmental Flows and Transport Processes Laboratory. This laboratory houses facilities and instrumentation for investigating environmental fluid mechanics, transport processes in porous media, and reactive transport phenomena.
Facilities include two recirculating turbulent water flumes, soil-moisture and soil property characterization systems, flow cells for fractured rock and porous media experiments, and an analog glacier flume.
Instrumentation includes a laser-Doppler anemometer, an acoustic-Doppler anemometer, three lasers, laser-induced fluorescence equipment, in-situ tracer sensors, and high-resolution digital image acquisition systems. High-performance computing facilities are available for modeling environmental flow and transport processes and hydrologic systems.