Back to the mountains

How often do an industrial thermal camera and spectroradiometer end up in the hold of a Greyhound bus? The summer has come, and I am back in the Rockies for another summer field season focused on how alpine plant communities respond to climate change. Traveling with heavy research equipment is never easy, but after a…

Waves in the sand

Leaving for fieldwork in a few days – enjoy these videos of standing and traveling waves in a beachside stream. The dynamics look like they are controlled by thresholds reached during the buildup and transport of sand by water.