Monthly Archives: December 2021

SS21 #3 Phillips (2014) Badass Geomorphology

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.3682 Although the notion of geomorphological badassery may seem silly at first, Jonathan Phillips makes a compelling case for its usefulness as a conceptual framework. Reading this paper also led me down a winding rabbit hole of nonlinear dynamics and … Continue reading

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SS21 #1 Chatanantavet and Parker (2008) Experimental study of bedrock channel alluviation under varied sediment supply and hydraulic conditions

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2008JF001044 Salutation: Wonderfully thoughtful mathematical model of bedrock channel erosion that combines abrasion, “macroabrasion,” and plucking. What was awesome? It is a scienific frontier! From: Greg Tucker

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SS21 #2 Lü et al. (2021) Direct validation of dune instability theory

https://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2024105118 Salutation: This study was such a perfectly elegant and rigorous linkage of mathematical theory, physical mechanism, and field validation. What was awesome? It was helpful! It was surprising! It made a key connection for me. From: Kieran Dunne, Caltech

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