Monthly Archives: September 2013

First vegetation block makes it into the flume!!!

It works! We have managed to get the first block of vegetation placed safely and securely, with very little sediment crumbling away from the sides and with he side of the block securely next to the flume wall, thanks to … Continue reading

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The plants are on the move…

Preparations have been underway for starting the jigsaw puzzling of the salt-marsh vegetation onto the sand base constructed in the wave flume. Before the plants can be moved into the flume, their exact position within the flume had to be … Continue reading

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More metal and cables…

The mobile instrument platform is almost ready – flow velocity and water pressure fluctuations will be recorded at a range of heights above the vegetation canopy to see how far the influence of the vegetation extends into the flow field … Continue reading

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A day for dirt and data prep…

Another busy day on Monday, with completion of the collection of our soil samples from the plant boxes. Not an easy task (as it involves balancing on the wooden sides of the pallets that contain our marsh sections and that … Continue reading

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A day for cleaning, weaving, and disentangling…

Experimental work requires people with a broad range of skills. Today we were meeting the intellectual challenges of window cleaning and weaving. Here some pics of men at work. First, the mechanism for holding and dragging a net through to … Continue reading

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Decision Day and Drag Discussion…

Another interesting couple of days. Yesterday was marked by the laying of the geotextile onto the sand base, on top of which the marsh blocks will be placed. And then there was the refinement of the construction of our sediment … Continue reading

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Nearly ready for the big move…

… with the sand base in place, the concrete slopes on the front and back, and the lights about to be mounted, we are nearly ready to send the plants on their short forklift truck journey into the flume building…The … Continue reading

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