Geomorphology @ University of Nottingham
Geomorphological research within the River Science group includes a 5-year Specific Cooperative Agreement with the USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, Mississippi focusing on fundamental fluvial processes, and in particular, stream bank erosion in addition to the application of the principles of fluvial geomorphology to rivers in the UK. Recent projects examining improved methods for river management and maintenancehave been sponsored by HR Wallingford, the Environment Agency and Defra.

Work in this research theme also utilises geocomputational techniques, including Bayesian approaches and self-organising maps, to explore river channel dynamics in a range of fluvial environments.

Recent publications:

Harmar, O. P., Clifford, N. J., Thorne, C. R. and Biedenharn, D. S. (2005) Morphological changes of the Lower Mississippi River: Geomorphological response to engineering intervention. River Research and Applications 21(10): 1107-1131.

Parker, C., Simon, A. and Thorne, C. R. (2008) The effects of variability in bank material properties on riverbank stability: Goodwin Creek, Mississippi. Geomorphology 101: 533-543.

Wallerstein N. P. 2003. A One Dimensional Model for Bed Scour Due to a Channel Constriction and Model Application to Large Woody Debris Obstructions. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 28: 49-68.

Wallerstein N. P., Thorne C. R. 2004. Influence of large woody debris on morphological evolution of incised, sand-bed channels. Geomorphology 57: 53-73.

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