SAFL faculty, staff, and students
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

Christopher Ellis, Senior Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory is a teaching and research facility currently under the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. It built its international reputation as a premier hydraulics laboratory on decades of high quality research in the various arenas of classical hydraulics such as the design and physical modeling of hydraulic structures and hydromachinery.  The past 35 years have seen a significant evolution in the Lab, one incorporating such contemporary topics as climate/ ecosystem dynamics, water quality and ecology, and earthscape evolution.  Without a doubt, it was this transition that positioned the Laboratory to envision and then guide for over a decade an NSF Science and Technology Center, the National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics.  This seminar will attempt to chronicle that transition.