The course will be a mix of lecture, discussion, working labs and field trips. (See here for times)

Field Work

Students installing a bedload trap in Switzerland. Notice the two blokes in full dry suits just standing their watching the poor girl doing all the hard work without even a pair of waders or gloves. Don't follow this as an example guys!

Lecture Slot

In general, I will try to make the lectures as interactive as possible. The first half of the course will consist of more lecture as we work our way through a lot of foundational material. In the second half of the course,  we will move away from so many lectures during the lecture slot and spend more time discussing scholarly literature and current research.


Labs will consist of:
  • Problem sets
  • Hands on modeling exercises to develop your skills in the application of hydraulic models to research questions
  • A few experiments (e.g. in flume)
  • Field Trips
    • A few will be drive-by, arm-waving, exercises followed by short question sets
    • A few will be geared at collecting specific field data to use as boundary conditions in the application of your own hydraulic models