Going with the Flow
Sarah Steele, a sophomore majoring in planetary science, has been studying laboratory models to gain insight into what effects rising sea levels will have on river deltas.
Steele has been working in the lab of Geology Professor Michael Lamb with graduate student Austin Chadwick to study avulsions—events in which a river suddenly jumps its banks and begins following a new path. Her models use dye to show how water flows through a simulated delta.
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