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A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., & Cooper, C. (2017). A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends. Geophysical research letters, 44(23), 11,932-11,941. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075721

Meandering channels formed by geophysical flows (e.g., rivers and seafloor turbidity currents) include the most extensive sediment transport systems on Earth. Previous measurements from rivers show how helical flow at meander bends plays a key role i... Read More

A novel mixing mechanism in sinuous seafloor channels: Implications for submarine channel evolution (2017)
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Dorrell, R. M., Peakall, J., Burns, C., & Keevil, G. M. (2018). A novel mixing mechanism in sinuous seafloor channels: Implications for submarine channel evolution. Geomorphology, 303, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.11.008

Previous experimental studies of density currents in sinuous seafloor channels have almost exclusively studied hydrodynamics either by considering time independent, instantaneous, flow measurements or by compiling time-averaged flow measurements. Her... Read More

Pulse propagation in turbidity currents (2017)
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Ho, V. L., Dorrell, R. M., Keevil, G. M., Burns, A. D., & McCaffrey, W. D. (2018). Pulse propagation in turbidity currents. Sedimentology, 65(2), 620-637. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12397

© 2017 The Authors. Sedimentology © 2017 International Association of Sedimentologists Submarine turbidity currents are a key mechanism in the transportation of clastic sediments to deep seas. Such currents may initiate with a complex longitudinal fl... Read More

Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta (2017)
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Chapman, A., Darby, S., Tompkins, E., Hackney, C., Leyland, J., Van, P. D. T., …Nicholas, A. (2017). Sustainable rice cultivation in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, 59(2), 34-38. https://doi.org/10.31276/VJSTE.59%282%29.34

This paper explains how the management of the full-dyke system in the deep flooded zones of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta affects rice cultivation, and outlines how alternative dyke management strategies could offer more sustainable adaptations in the... Read More

An evaluation of the use of a multibeam echo-sounder for observations of suspended sediment (2017)
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Simmons, S. M., Parsons, D. R., Best, J. L., Oberg, K. A., Czuba, J. A., & Keevil, G. M. (2017). An evaluation of the use of a multibeam echo-sounder for observations of suspended sediment. Applied acoustics. Acoustique appliqué. Angewandte Akustik, 126, 81-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2017.05.004

The theory relating the acoustic backscatter from suspended sediments to the mass concentration of particles has been developed over several decades and is now routinely applied to provide measurements for commercial and scientific applications. Sing... Read More

Bicycle sharing system ‘success’ determinants (2017)
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Médard de Chardon, C., Caruso, G., & Thomas, I. (2017). Bicycle sharing system ‘success’ determinants. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 100, 202-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2017.04.020

Many municipalities assert bicycle sharing systems (BSS) as having many benefits, justifying their adoption, yet few explicitly state the purpose of their system making comparison or determination of success impossible. In addition, the apprehension... Read More

A 3D forward stratigraphic model of fluvial meander-bend evolution for prediction of point-bar lithofacies architecture (2017)
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Yan, N., Mountney, N. P., Colombera, L., & Dorrell, R. M. (2017). A 3D forward stratigraphic model of fluvial meander-bend evolution for prediction of point-bar lithofacies architecture. Computers & geosciences, 105, 65-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2017.04.012

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Although fundamental types of fluvial meander-bend transformations – expansion, translation, rotation, and combinations thereof – are widely recognised, the relationship between the migratory behaviour of a meander bend, and its r... Read More

An investigation of the wake recovery of two model horizontal-axis tidal stream turbines measured in a laboratory flume with Particle Image Velocimetry (2017)
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Simmons, S. M., McLelland, S. J., Parsons, D. R., Jordan, L., Murphy, B. J., & Murdoch, L. (2018). An investigation of the wake recovery of two model horizontal-axis tidal stream turbines measured in a laboratory flume with Particle Image Velocimetry. Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 19, 179-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2017.03.003

© 2017 International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, Asia Pacific Division. The uptake of tidal stream-turbine (TST) technology lags other renewable energy sources despite the advantages of predictability, stability and in... Read More

Rainfall-runoff properties of tephra: simulated effects of grain-size and antecedent rainfall (2017)
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Jones, R., Thomas, R. E., Peakall, J., & Manville, V. (2017). Rainfall-runoff properties of tephra: simulated effects of grain-size and antecedent rainfall. Geomorphology, 282, 39-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.023

Rain-triggered lahars (RTLs) are a significant and often persistent secondary volcanic hazard at many volcanoes around the world. Rainfall on unconsolidated volcaniclastic material is the primary initiation mechanism of RTLs: the resultant flows have... Read More