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The Metronome

Turning the tide for river experiments

Rivers create fascinating patterns of sand and water. How this works is still unknown but essential for the people who live and work right next to it. Regular floods and rising sea levels make it urgent to study the way rivers influence our ecosystems. Professor Maarten Kleinhans is developing a new way to study the changing patterns of rivers. A machine called the Metronome can simulate the behaviour of rivers and might one day forecast the changing shape of our coast line.


Produced by Fast Facts<br />
Commissioned by Utrecht University<br />
With financial support from STW<br />
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Thanks to Tom de Kievith (Utrecht University), Dimitri van &lsquo;t Hart (Consmema)<br />
With images and animation from Jarno Verhoef, Edwin Paree (Rijkswaterstaat), Consmema<br />
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Made by: Moira van Dijk 2015<br />
In cooperation with<br />
Camera &amp; editing: Jonathan Massey<br />
Music: Daan van West<br />
Graphic design: SproetS