General Information

The Environmental Dynamics Laboratory (EDL) is part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California-Davis. The EDL works at the interface between the physics of the fluid environment, water quality and ecosystem health. Students, staff and other researchers are involved in a broad range of projects encompassing field data collection, laboratory experimentation and numerical modeling.


The EDL is housed in Room 1124, Ghausi Hall (formerly Engineering III). The laboratory is home to an array of field and laboratory equipment to support studies of mixing and transport processes in a vast range of environments. The laboratory is used to test and service instruments, prepare instrument arrays and packages for field deployments, and to download and analyze data.

Room 1122, next door to the EDL, is the calibration and clean room facility. This is used to calibrate thermistors immediately prior to and subsequent to deployment. The accuracy of calibration is better than 0.003 deg C. A computer controlled calibration bath allows for the calibration of up to 6 thermistors over the range 2-32 deg C in a period of 3 hours. The calibration room also houses an Agilent ICP-MS.

A fluid mechanics laboratory is housed in 1114 Ghausi Hall. Experimental facilities presently include an insulated tank for natural convection experiments and a 40 ft tilting flume (presently under repair).

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please contact:

Prof. S. Geoffrey Schladow
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-6932
Fax: (530) 752-7872
Email: gschladow@ucdavis.edu
Lab phone numbers:

Room 1124 Ghausi Hall (main laboratory) Phone: 530-754-6433
Room 1122 Ghausi Hall (clean room) Phone: 530-754-9247

Laboratory Location

The Environmental Dynamics Laboratory is located in Ghausi Hall (Formerly Engineering III) on the UC Davis Main Campus.

Driving Directions:

Exit I-80 at UC Davis/Old Davis Road.
Head North on Old Davis Road towards the UC Davis Central Campus.
Take first left past the information booth on to California Avenue.
Turn left on La Rue Road.
Park in VP 47 just past Bioletti Way.Walk north on Bioletti Way.
Turn right on Bainer Hall Drive.
Ghausi Hall will be one block down on right.

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