Video: Sean D. Connell, New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, Division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

[via Sediment Transport Movies]

The XES06 experiment was conducted in the large experimental flume, also known as "Jurassic Tank" ( at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, part of the National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (

The experiment was designed to look at controls on sedimentation and morphology in a half-graben system fed by the interaction of a longitudinal transport system as well as smaller sediment sources on the hangingwall and footwall sides of the graben. The example shown here is from Stage 2 of the experiment, which emphasized footwall dominated sedimentation.

Details on the experiment and what is shown in the movie can be found at:

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