University of MInnesota
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL)
2 Third Ave. SE
Fields of interest
1) Near surface processes in the atmospheric boundary layer 2) Renewable energies 3) Turbulent flows 4) Flow measurement techniques 5) Particles turbulence interaction and sediment transport
Description of scientific projects
At SAFL (www.safl.umn.edu) several top class experimental facilities are available. Among those: 1) the atmospheric wind tunnel with independent control of free stream and surface temperatures allowing the study of the stratified and convective boundary layer. 2) A 120m met tower with 4 sonic anemometers, humidity and temperature sensors, and a movable LIDAR. 3) different scaled channels with recirculation of sediments and automated carts providing the spatio-temporally resolved bed topography.