Experimental sedimentology can provide valuable data for investigating long time scale geological processes, but experiments are labor intensive and require close monitoring. For experiments that take place over hundreds of hours and run continuously, the monitoring requires a grueling schedule, especially when combined with all of the other responsibilities of a graduate student. The automation system relieves the graduate student of the need to spend excessive amounts of time monitoring an experiment.
This system was designed specifically for the Tulane Delta Basin. It has been published to the Sediment Experimentalists Network in the hope that it may inspire and aid others in the future. While this manual may be used aid the design of similar systems at other labs, it is far from an 'out of the box' solution. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the authors for advice and information.
Please find a detailed, manual style description of this system at the following link: