Understanding flows of soil and debris

USGS Debris Flume at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) debris flow flume at the Andrews Forest is featured in "Eos: Science News by AGU":  "A New Era of Debris Flow Experiments in the Oregon Woods"  

Dick Iverson, USGS scientist, ran experiments on the flume for three decades. His findings have been pivotal in modeling debris flow runout, which is critical in hazard assessments/predictions associated with landslides, volcanic eruptions, wildfire, and other natural disasters.