Finishing Field Work

Ok, so it’s the end of my 8th week of summer research and things seem like they’re finally starting to come together a little bit. Last week, Max Cunningham and I spent our last days in the field exploring variations in rock strength over the longitudinal profile of Renick Run. We spent 14 total days in the field and ended up with thousands of rock strength measurements for 19 cross sections. I am happy because I feel like we’ve accomplished something pretty rare; not many geomorphologists study any one stream as closely as I feel like we’ve studied Renick Run. Also, the initial data look encouraging. Though the results are noisy (and more to the point are Max’s research focus, not mine), there are some initial patterns that appear to show systematic changes in rock strength with cross-sectional channel geometry and distance along the longitudinal profile. But I’ll leave it to Max to discuss those in depth.

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The Associates of Dr. Bray Speak

Well, here comes the knitty gritty of what I have found so far– letters of correspondence between the Bray Associates and their American counterparts working with the Williamsburg Bray Schools. If anything, these letters may reveal the most to me about the day-to-day workings of the Williamsburg Bray School.

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