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Modeling sediment movement and channel response to rainfall variability after a major earthquake (2018)
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Xie, J., Wang, M., Liu, K., & Coulthard, T. J. (2018). Modeling sediment movement and channel response to rainfall variability after a major earthquake. Geomorphology, 320, 18-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.07.022

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. The 2008 Wenchuan Ms 8.0 earthquake caused severe destruction in the mountainous areas of Sichuan Province, China. Landslips and mass movements led to substantial amounts of loose sediment accumulating in valleys that subsequentl... Read More

Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows (2018)
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Robins, P. E., Lewis, M. J., Freer, J., Cooper, D. M., Skinner, C. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2018). Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 63-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.02.015

© 2018 The Authors To mitigate against future changes to estuaries such as water quality, catchment and estuary models can be coupled to simulate the transport of harmful pathogenic viruses, pollutants and nutrients from their terrestrial sources, th... Read More

The effect of sampling effort on estimates of methane ebullition from peat (2017)
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Ramirez, J. A., Baird, A. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2017). The effect of sampling effort on estimates of methane ebullition from peat. Water Resources Research, 53(5), 4158-4168. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017wr020428

© 2017. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved. We investigated the effect of sample size and sampling duration on methane bubble flux (ebullition) estimates from peat using a computer model. A field scale (10 m), seasonal ( > 100 days) simu... Read More

Modelling the interaction of aeolian and fluvial processes with a combined cellular model of sand dunes and river systems (2017)
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Liu, B., & Coulthard, T. J. (2017). Modelling the interaction of aeolian and fluvial processes with a combined cellular model of sand dunes and river systems. Computers & geosciences, 106, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2017.05.003

Aeolian and fluvial processes are important agents for shaping the surface of the Earth, but are largely studied in isolation despite there being many locations where both processes are acting together and influencing each other. Using field data to... Read More

The potential impact of green agendas on historic river landscapes: Numerical modelling of multiple weir removal in the Derwent Valley Mills world heritage site, UK (2017)
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Howard, A. J., Coulthard, T., & Knight, D. (2017). The potential impact of green agendas on historic river landscapes: Numerical modelling of multiple weir removal in the Derwent Valley Mills world heritage site, UK. Geomorphology, 293, 37-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.05.009

The exploitation of river systems for power and navigation has commonly been achieved through the installation of a variety of in-channel obstacles of which weirs in Britain are amongst the most common. In the UK, the historic value of many of these... Read More

Two decades of numerical modelling to understand long term fluvial archives: Advances and future perspectives (2016)
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Veldkamp, A., Baartman, J. E. M., Coulthard, T. J., Maddy, D., Schoorl, J. M., Storms, J. E. A., …Whittaker, A. C. (2017). Two decades of numerical modelling to understand long term fluvial archives: Advances and future perspectives. Quaternary science reviews, 166, 177-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.10.002

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd The development and application of numerical models to investigate fluvial sedimentary archives has increased during the last decades resulting in a sustained growth in the number of scientific publications with keywords, ‘fluvial... Read More

The sensitivity of landscape evolution models to spatial and temporal rainfall resolution (2016)
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Coulthard, T. J., & Skinner, C. J. (2016). The sensitivity of landscape evolution models to spatial and temporal rainfall resolution. Earth surface dynamics European Geosciences Union, 4(3), 757-771. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-757-2016

© Author(s) 2016. Climate is one of the main drivers for landscape evolution models (LEMs), yet its representation is often basic with values averaged over long time periods and frequently lumped to the same value for the whole basin. Clearly, this h... Read More

The effect of pore structure on ebullition from peat (2016)
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Ramirez, J. A., Baird, A. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2016). The effect of pore structure on ebullition from peat. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121(6), 1646-1656. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015jg003289

The controls on methane (CH₄) bubbling (ebullition) from peatlands are uncertain, but evidence suggests that physical factors related to gas transport and storage within the peat matrix are important. Variability in peat pore size and the permeabilit... Read More

Modelling long term basin scale sediment connectivity, driven by spatial land use changes (2016)
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Coulthard, T. J., & Van De Wiel, M. J. (2017). Modelling long term basin scale sediment connectivity, driven by spatial land use changes. Geomorphology, 277, 265-281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.027

Changes in land use can affect local geomorphology and sediment dynamics. However, these impacts could conceivably lead to changes in geomorphological processes beyond the area of land use change, thereby evidencing a geomorphic connectivity in the l... Read More

Long-term landscape trajectory - Can we make predictions about landscape form and function for post-mining landforms? (2016)
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Hancock, G., Lowry, J., & Coulthard, T. (2016). Long-term landscape trajectory - Can we make predictions about landscape form and function for post-mining landforms?. Geomorphology, 266, 121-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.05.014

A significant issue for the application of numerical Landscape Evolution Models (LEMs) is their calibration/parameterisation and validation. LEMs are now at the stage of development where if calibrated, they can provide meaningful and useful results.... Read More

Hyper-resolution mapping of regional storm surge and tide flooding: comparison of static and dynamic models (2016)
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Ramirez, J. A., Lichter, M., Coulthard, T. J., & Skinner, C. (2016). Hyper-resolution mapping of regional storm surge and tide flooding: comparison of static and dynamic models. Natural hazards, 82(1), 571-590. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2198-z

Storm tide (combination of storm surge and the astronomical tide) flooding is a natural hazard with significant global social and economic consequences. For this reason, government agencies and stakeholders need storm tide flood maps to determine pop... Read More

Simulating the influences of groundwater on regional geomorphology using a distributed, dynamic, landscape evolution modelling platform (2015)
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Barkwith, A., Hurst, M. D., Jackson, C. R., Wang, L., Ellis, M. A., & Coulthard, T. J. (2015). Simulating the influences of groundwater on regional geomorphology using a distributed, dynamic, landscape evolution modelling platform. Environmental modelling & software : with environment data news, 74, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.09.001

A dynamic landscape evolution modelling platform (CLiDE) is presented that allows a variety of Earth system interactions to be explored under differing environmental forcing factors. Representation of distributed surface and subsurface hydrology with... Read More

Assessing riverine threats to heritage assets posed by future climate change through a geomorphological approach and predictive modelling in the Derwent Valley Mills WHS, UK (2015)
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Howard, A. J., Knight, D., Coulthard, T., Hudson-Edwards, K., Kossoff, D., & Malone, S. (2016). Assessing riverine threats to heritage assets posed by future climate change through a geomorphological approach and predictive modelling in the Derwent Valley Mills WHS, UK. Journal of cultural heritage, 19, 387-394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2015.11.007

Future climate change is likely to pose significant challenges for heritage management, especially in landscape settings, such as river valleys as the magnitude, intensity and nature of geomorphological processes alter in response to changing thresho... Read More

Predicting uncertainty in sediment transport and landscape evolution - the influence of initial surface conditions (2015)
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Hancock, G. R., Coulthard, T. J., & Lowry, J. B. C. (2016). Predicting uncertainty in sediment transport and landscape evolution - the influence of initial surface conditions. Computers & geosciences, 90(B), 117-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2015.08.014

© 2015. Numerical landscape evolution models were initially developed to examine natural catchment hydrology and geomorphology and have become a common tool to examine geomorphic behaviour over a range of time and space scales. These models all use a... Read More

Ebullition of methane from peatlands: does peat act as a signal shredder? (2015)
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Ramirez, J. A., Baird, A. J., Coulthard, T. J., & Waddington, J. M. (2015). Ebullition of methane from peatlands: does peat act as a signal shredder?. Geophysical research letters, 42(9), 3371-3379. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015gl063469

Bubbling (ebullition) of greenhouse gases, particularly methane, from peatlands has been attributed to environmental forcings, such as changes in atmospheric pressure. However, observations from peat soils suggest that ebullition and environmental fo... Read More

Evaluating the importance of catchment hydrological parameters for urban surface water flood modelling using a simple hydro-inundation model (2015)
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Yu, D., & Coulthard, T. J. (2015). Evaluating the importance of catchment hydrological parameters for urban surface water flood modelling using a simple hydro-inundation model. Journal of hydrology, 524(May), 385-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.02.040

The influence of catchment hydrological processes on urban flooding is often considered through river discharges at a source catchment outlet, negating the role of other upstream areas that may add to the flooding. Therefore, where multiple entry poi... Read More

In search of ‘lost’ knowledge and outsourced expertise in flood risk management (2015)
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Haughton, G., Bankoff, G., & Coulthard, T. J. (2015). In search of ‘lost’ knowledge and outsourced expertise in flood risk management. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 40(3), 375-386. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12082

This paper examines the parallel discourses of ‘lost’ local flood expertise and the growing use of commercial consultancies to outsource aspects of flood risk work. We critically examine the various claims and counter-claims about lost, local and ext... Read More

Simulating tidal and storm surge hydraulics with a simple 2D inertia based model, in the Humber Estuary, U.K (2015)
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Skinner, C. J., Coulthard, T. J., Parsons, D. R., Ramirez, J. A., Mullen, L., & Manson, S. (2015). Simulating tidal and storm surge hydraulics with a simple 2D inertia based model, in the Humber Estuary, U.K. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 155(March), 126-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.01.019

The hydraulic modelling of tidal estuarine environments has been largely limited to complex 3D models that are computationally expensive. This makes them unsuitable for applications which make use of live data to make real/near time forecasts, such a... Read More

Mapping the interactions between rivers and sand dunes: Implications for fluvial and aeolian geomorphology (2014)
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Liu, B., & Coulthard, T. J. (2015). Mapping the interactions between rivers and sand dunes: Implications for fluvial and aeolian geomorphology. Geomorphology, 231(February), 246-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.011

The interaction between fluvial and aeolian processes can significantly change Earth surface morphology. When rivers and sand dunes meet, the interaction of sediment transport between the two systems can lead to change in either or both systems. Howe... Read More

Exploratory modeling: Extracting causality from complexity (2014)
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Thomas, C., Coulthard, T., Eppinga, M., Larsen, L., & Thomas, C. W. (2014). Exploratory modeling: Extracting causality from complexity. Eos, 95(32), 285-286. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014eo320001

On 22 May 2011 a massive tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., killing 158 people. With winds blowing faster than 200 miles per hour, the tornado was the most deadly in the United States since modern record keeping began in the 1950s. ©2014. American Geo... Read More