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Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going? (2022)
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Kavanagh, J. L., Annen, C. J., Burchardt, S., Chalk, C., Gallant, E., Morin, J., …Williams, R. (2022). Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going?. Bulletin of volcanology, 84(5), Article 53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-022-01547-7

Equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) are principles all scientific groups and organisations should strive to achieve as they secure working conditions, policies and practices that not only promote high-quality scientific output but also well-being... Read More about Volcanologists—who are we and where are we going?.

On the turbulence dynamics induced by a surrogate seagrass canopy (2022)
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Houseago, R. C., Hong, L., Cheng, S., Best, J. L., Parsons, D. R., & Chamorro, L. P. (2022). On the turbulence dynamics induced by a surrogate seagrass canopy. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 934, Article A17. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.1142

The distinct turbulence dynamics and transport modulated by a common seagrass species were investigated experimentally using a flexible surrogate canopy in a refractive-index-matching environment that enabled full optical access. The surrogate seagra... Read More about On the turbulence dynamics induced by a surrogate seagrass canopy.

Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels (2021)
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Chen, Y., Parsons, D. R., Simmons, S. M., Williams, R., Cartigny, M. J. B., Hughes Clarke, J. E., …Vendettuoli, D. (2021). Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels. Sedimentology, 68(4), 1358-1377. https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.12886

Submarine channels deliver globally important volumes of sediments, nutrients, contaminants and organic carbon into the deep sea. Knickpoints are significant topographic features found within numerous submarine channels, which most likely play an imp... Read More about Knickpoints and crescentic bedform interactions in submarine channels.

The Kasei Valles, Mars: a unified record of episodic channel flows and ancient ocean levels (2020)
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Duran, S., & Coulthard, T. J. (2020). The Kasei Valles, Mars: a unified record of episodic channel flows and ancient ocean levels. Scientific reports, 10(1), Article 18571. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75080-y

There is widespread evidence across Mars of past flows in major channel systems as well as more than one palaeo ocean level. However, evidence for the timing of channel flows and ocean levels is based on geographically diverse sources with a limited... Read More about The Kasei Valles, Mars: a unified record of episodic channel flows and ancient ocean levels.

Author Correction: Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution (Nature Communications, (2020), 11, 1, (3129), 10.1038/s41467-020-16861-x) (2020)
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Heijnen, M. S., Clare, M. A., Cartigny, M. J., Talling, P. J., Hage, S., Lintern, D. G., …Clarke, J. E. (2020). Author Correction: Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution (Nature Communications, (2020), 11, 1, (3129), 10.1038/s41467-020-16861-x). Nature communications, 11(1), Article 4425. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18394-9

© 2020, The Author(s). The original version of this Article contained an error in the labelling of the cross-section in Fig. 2g and the vertical axis in Fig. 2b. This has been corrected in both the PDF and HTML versions of the Article.

A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents (2020)
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Smith, G., Rowley, P., Williams, R., Giordano, G., Trolese, M., Silleni, A., …Capon, S. (2020). A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents. Nature communications, 11(1), Article 2873. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16657-z

Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) are a life-threatening volcanic hazard. Our understanding and hazard assessments of these flows rely on interpretations of their deposits. The occurrence of stratified layers, cross-stratification, and bedforms in... Read More about A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents.

Knickpoints in Martian channels indicate past ocean levels (2019)
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Duran, S., Coulthard, T. J., & Baynes, E. R. (2019). Knickpoints in Martian channels indicate past ocean levels. Scientific reports, 9(1), Article 15153. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51574-2

On Mars, the presence of extensive networks of sinuous valleys and large channels provides evidence for a wetter and warmer environment where liquid water was more abundant than it is at present. We undertook an analysis of all major channel systems... Read More about Knickpoints in Martian channels indicate past ocean levels.

Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes (2019)
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Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Hughes Clarke, J., Talling, P. J., …Watts, C. (2019). Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes. Geophysical research letters, 46(20), 11310-11320. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl084526

©2019. The Authors. Rivers (on land) and turbidity currents (in the ocean) are the most important sediment transport processes on Earth. Yet how rivers generate turbidity currents as they enter the coastal ocean remains poorly understood. The current... Read More about Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes.

Reconstructing the Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused the December 2018 Indonesian tsunami (2019)
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Williams, R., Rowley, P., & Garthwaite, M. C. (2019). Reconstructing the Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused the December 2018 Indonesian tsunami. Geology, 47(10), 973-976. https://doi.org/10.1130/G46517.1

Volcanogenic tsunamis are one of the deadliest volcanic phenomena. Understanding their triggering processes, and mitigating their effect, remains a major challenge. On 22 December 2018, flank failure of the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia generate... Read More about Reconstructing the Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused the December 2018 Indonesian tsunami.

Investigation of variable aeration of monodisperse mixtures: implications for pyroclastic density currents (2018)
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Smith, G. M., Williams, R., Rowley, P., & Parsons, D. R. (2018). Investigation of variable aeration of monodisperse mixtures: implications for pyroclastic density currents. Bulletin of volcanology, 80(8), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-018-1241-1

The high mobility of dense pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) is commonly attributed to high gas pore pressures. However, the influence of spatial and temporal variations in pore pressure within PDCs has yet to be investigated. Theory suggests that... Read More about Investigation of variable aeration of monodisperse mixtures: implications for pyroclastic density currents.