Hands-on River Process Table Demonstration
October 22, 2019
Agricultural Engineering Building
UMass Amherst Campus
Handicap access available
Two demos on October 22 - 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
Professor Christine Hatch will give a presentation and brief introduction on the basic concepts of fluvial geomorphology, or, why rivers look and behave the way that they do. There will be an interactive demonstration allowing participants to observe central fluvial-geomorphology concepts on a scale model of a river where 2 minutes is equivalent to 100 years of river evolution. The river process table allows us to understand river shape and process, to predict channel responses/changes over time, and to design culverts, bridges, and roadways that are more resilient to severe precipitation events.
Refreshments will be served. Bring a mug.