landscape evolution

St. Anthony Falls drip box

The drip box was built in 2014 to drive rainsplash transport in the existing eXperimental Landscape Evolution (XLE) facility at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.

Experimental Landscape Evolution (XLE) facility

The Experimental Landscape Evolution (XLE) facility is housed at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota.

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Laboratory experiments simulating the geomorphic response to tectonic uplift

We present the results of an experimental study of topography dynamics under conditions of constant precipitation and uplift rate. The experiment is designed to develop a complete drainage network by the growth and propagation of erosion instabilities in response to tectonic perturbations. The quantitative analysis of topographic evolution is made possible by using telemetric lasers that perform elevation measurements at an excellent level of precision.

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Laboratory abrasion mills to study river incision into bedrock

Data from the manuscript Sklar and Dietrich, Sediment and rock strength controls on river incision into bedrock, Geology, v. 29, no. 12, p. 1087-1090.