Water Resources Research
StreamLab Collaboratory, Experiments, data sets, research synthesis
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.
Singh, A., J.A. Czuba, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, J.D.G. Marr, C. Hill, S. Johnson, C. Ellis, J. Mullin, C.H. Orr, P.R. Wilcock, M. Hondzo, and C. Paola, (2013). StreamLab Collaboratory: Experiments, data sets, and research synthesis, Water Resour. Res.49. 1746– 1752, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20142.