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ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS LAB

Our lab is equipped with a number of instruments to support field-based research in the areas of hydrology / hydrodynamics and environmental fate and transport. The lab is equipped with a Turner 10-AU Field Fluorometer (with optical filters for Flourescein, Rhodamine and Ammonium), a Sontek River Surveyor M9 Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) for shallow river research, a 1200 kHz RD Instruments Rio Grande ADCP equipped with an OceanScience Riverboat for realtime deployments (river work), a 600 kHz TRDI Workhorse Monitor ADCP for measuring currents and waves (suitable for lake research / bottom deployments), a 1000 kHz TRDI V20 ADCP for shallow environments, NexSens Micro-T temperature loggers and mooring systems, Sontek Doppler Velocimeters (ADV), a 16 MHz MicroADV ideal for laboratory flume measurements, temperature and pressure transducers, data loggers, several flumes suitable for sediment transport studies, a Campbell OBS-3A turbidity and temperature monitoring system, Price AA current meters, GPS units for field research (a Magellan MobileMapper CX professional grade GPS unit with sub-meter resolution and a Garmin 62S, a recreational grade unit for creating waypoints and tracks with < 3m resolution in WAAS mode), depth sounders, high-resolution digital cameras for use during field work (e.g., a Nikon D7000 kit), several In-Situ (mini-TROLL) level loggers, a Turner (SCUFA) submersible flourometer for Rhodamine-WT and two small boats. Our computational lab is equipped with a number of workstations (with dual quad-core processors) and software packages (e.g., IDL, MATLAB, MAPLE, Tecplot, Kaleidagraph, Intel Fortran and C++ compilers with IMSL and Math kernel libraries, ArcGIS, Systat, Sigmaplot, GMS, SMS). In addition, the environmental engineering labs in our department have a number of analytical systems for detecting chemicals in water including HPLC systems, TOC analyzers,  and AA spectroscopy.

High-Performance Linux Clusters with Intel parallel compilers  

32-core Linux Workstations with 3 TB hard-drives and 64 GB memory

 

YSI 6600 V2 Multi-parameter Sonde (pH, DO, Turbidity, Depth, Conductivity etc.)
YSI ProOBOD Optical BOD/DO System

Turner 10-AU Field Fluorometer (with optical filters for Flourescein, Rhodamine WT and Ammonium)

Teledyne - RD Instruments Sentinel ADCP (V20, 1000 kHz) for shallow environments (new acquisition)

Ocean Science Riverboat equipped with radio modems for realtime deployments (river work)

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1200 kHz RD Instruments Rio Grande Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
Sontek Doppler Velocimeter

Sontek Argonaut ADV

600 kHz TRDI Workhorse Monitor ADCP
600 kHz TRDI Workhorse Monitor ADCP for measuring currents and waves (suitable for lake research / bottom deployments)
NexSens Micro-T temperature loggers and mooring systems
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Several battery packs for extended deployments
16 MHz MicroADV ideal for laboratory flume measurements Campbell OBS-3A turbidity and temperature monitoring system
Turner (SCUFA) Submersible Fluorometer for Rhodamine-WT
Turner (SCUFA) submersible flourometer for Rhodamine-WT
Magellan MobileMapper CX sub-meter / sub-foot accuracy GPS unit with an Ashtech geodetic antenna
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ADCP mounting frames for shallow deployments
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A 12 ft aluminum Jon boat for field work

ADCP mounting frames for deep-water deployments (with gimbal, battery packs, pinger locators etc.)
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Sontek M9 Riversurveyor

Inflatable dinghy for field work

Tilting Flume in the CEE Hydraulics Lab Equipped with a Sontek ADV