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.