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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

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

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

Integrating the LISFLOOD-FP 2D hydrodynamic model with the CAESAR model: implications for modelling landscape evolution (2013)
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Coulthard, T. J., Neal, J. C., Bates, P. D., Ramirez, J., de Almeida, G. A., & Hancock, G. R. (2013). Integrating the LISFLOOD-FP 2D hydrodynamic model with the CAESAR model: implications for modelling landscape evolution. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, 38(15), 1897-1906. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.3478

Landscape evolution models (LEMs) simulate the geomorphic development of river basins over long time periods and large space scales (100s-1000s of years, 100s of km2). Due to these scales they have been developed with simple steady flow models that e... Read More

Self-organized criticality in river basins: challenging sedimentary records of environmental change (2010)
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Van De Wiel, M. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2010). Self-organized criticality in river basins: challenging sedimentary records of environmental change. Geology, 38(1), 87-90. https://doi.org/10.1130/g30490.1

For many years researchers have linked increases in sediment and bedload from drainage basins to external factors such as increased rainfall. However, natural systems have always shown a high degree of scatter or nonlinearity in this response, which... Read More