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School of Geography

River Laboratory

The River Laboratory offers unparalleled facilities in London for research aimed at understanding the behaviour of rivers. Digital camera equipment and supporting software enables river morphology to be captured in 3D. Two flumes – a sediment transport demonstration channel and a river simulator – allow geographers and environmental scientists to explore the ways in which changes in the magnitude of river flows can affect not only the movement of materials downstream but the shape and configuration of the bed too.

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