Fieldwork
LAB TOW TANK
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2D Wave Shoaling – Deep Water Shoaling Coefficient


3D vector animation Milwaukee 2012


Conservation of Linear Momentum for Fluid Flows


Detached island breakwater, as modeled with Celeris wave model


Dispersion Relation Simplifications for Short and Long Waves


Draining water from a cylindrical container


Lafayette chlorination chamber


Lake Michigan Drifter Animation

Lake Michigan drifters released in 2013

This animation shows the paths of 6 floating drifters that we released at the center of Lake Michigan in 2013. The drifters were equipped with satellite-tracked GPS units that reported location every 1 hour. The drifter paths illustrate the dominance of near-inertial surface layer motions in Lake Michigan’s interior during the summer. These motions are clockwise spirals with roughly 18 hour period and dominate motions in the surface layer of Lake Michigan between roughly May and December.

More details can be found in: Choi, J., Troy, C., Hawley, N., McCormick, M., & Wells, M. (2020). Lateral dispersion of dye and drifters in the center of a very large lake. Limnology and Oceanography, 65(2), 336-348.


Lake Michigan dune and beach erosion LIDAR drone survey


Lake Michigan Upwelling – Michigan Coast


Lake Michigan waves


March 10, 2020


Michigan City Thermal Transect 2009


Muskegon 2010 Lake Michigan Thermal Transect


Muskegon 2010 Spring Transect


Open channel flow: Introduction to specific energy


Prof. Cary Troy cutting line from Michigan City buoy anchor


Purdue wave tank – wave breaking


Shoaling diagonal waves on uniform slope – 20sec


Shoaling water waves – 10sec period


Shoaling waves – 4sec period


Stratified Gate Underflow – Kelvin Helmholtz


Waves refracting at the beach (10s period)