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Recirculating Flume – River Dynamics Laboratory at Arizona State University

Ideal for precision sediment transport research with available placement for high-speed imagery cameras, laser sheet for PIV measurements, and ADV.

Size: 8.5m x 0.3m


  • Glass observation walls.
  • Plexiglass ‘sled’ window placed on surface- provides clear view of the bed, free of distortion created by light refraction in the water surface. 
  • False floor allows for instruments to enter from beneath the floor bed

Moored upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler

The use of a moored (sitting on the bottom) upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) allows to capture hydrodynamics of water column above the instrument. It is also possible to couple those profiles with variations in water depth.