StreamLab Collaboratory: Experiments, data sets, and research synthesis

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  • Arvind Singh,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    2. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Jonathan A. Czuba,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    2. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Efi Foufoula-Georgiou,

    Corresponding author
    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    2. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    • Corresponding author: E. Foufoula-Georgiou, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, 2 Third Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA. (efi@umn.edu)

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  • Jeffrey D. G. Marr,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Craig Hill,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Sara Johnson,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Chris Ellis,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • James Mullin,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Cailin H. Orr,

    1. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
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  • Peter R. Wilcock,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    2. Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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  • Miki Hondzo,

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    2. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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  • Chris Paola

    1. St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    2. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Abstract

[1] A series of community-led, large-scale laboratory experiments, termed “StreamLab”, were performed by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) with the purpose of advancing multidisciplinary research, education, and knowledge transfer at the interface of physical/chemical/biological processes in streams, science-based stream restoration practice, and environmental sensing technologies. Two series of experiments, StreamLab06 and StreamLab08, were conducted in the Main Channel of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, a flume 84 m long and 2.75 m wide with water fed by the Mississippi River at a rate of up to 8.5 m3/s. The purpose of this paper is to share with the broader community the data collected with the hope of stimulating further analysis and future experimental campaigns toward advancing our predictive understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes in streams. Toward this end, a brief summary of the results to date is included and some ideas for further research are provided.

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