The Metronome is a unique flume specifically developed for tidal experiments. By tilting periodically it creates tidal currents. Complete estuaries and tidal basins can be created in a matter of days or weeks from a bare, flat sand bed. In these experiments, we can study the development of estuaries, that in reality would take thousands of years to form. We also found ways to simulate the river, waves, mud and vegetation. Also see uu.nl/metronome.
This video is part of the collection of videos made for the Bruningslecture of Utrecht University (bruningslecture.nl/).