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Climate and Earth's Surface


Soil erosion in Co. Tyrone, October 2008.


RillGrow-simulated erosion on a
4m-long plot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The focus here is on developing current knowledge of earth surface processes, including interactions with climate (particularly future climates), to better inform environmental decision-making and management.

Current projects

1. Geomorphological and hydrological impacts of future climate and land use change.

This model-based research focuses mainly on Northern Ireland. Scenarios of future climate and land use are being developed for input to the WEPP model of soil erosion by water.

Oral presentation at European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010:


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2. Flow in Irish rivers

This statistically-based investigation of daily flows in Irish rivers explores possible connections with self-organized criticality (see below), and the opportunities for more 'holistic' catchment management.

Poster presentations at European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010 :