Laboratory experiments modelling geophysical situations cover many separate disciplines within Geophysics. This session aims to provide a platform to present experimental techniques and data analysis methods independently of the narrower discipline to which they are applied. This way, established techniques may be introduced to new problems, or they may be improved by combining ideas from separate areas. Contributions are welcome to discuss any aspect of laboratory models in Geophysics, ranging from the conceptual design and the technical execution of the experiments to the analysis and interpretation of their results. While the session is part of the Nonlinear Process section, nonlinearity is not essential within the scope of this session. The session aims to cover a range of approaches in thematic groupings. One thematic focus will be devoted to detached shear layers in rotating fluids. These includes, for example, studies of transport in stable layers such as the Stewartson layer, instabilities of such shear regions, or coherent structures occurring in them. Another theme explores alternatives to the mainstream rotating/stratifed fluid-tank experiments. These could be addressing the use of novel fluids to model geophysical flow parameters, or address less common processes, for example flow in porous media.