Analog Modeling Laboratory

several demonstrations: flubber glacier, shear boxes, sandbox, fault box, liquid nitrogen eruptionTeaching and research lab for modeling physical phenomena such as flowing glaciers and subducting lithosphere using analog materials such as sand, bouncing putty, corn syrup and gelatin.

Contacts: Dr. Peter Koons Dr. Scott Johnson


Sand, corn syrup, silly putty, flubber, corn starch (for oobleck), etc.



Shear boxes, wave tanks, fault box, sand box, etc.


Analog Subduction Model Videos

by previous UMaine students

subduction slab breakoff