Author Archives: johnburnhamshaw

SS2023 #2 Kaiser, Ronellenfitch, Witthaut (2020) Discontinuous transition to loop formation in optimal supply networks

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19567-2 Without a doubt the paper I studied the closest this year. It gives exciting insight how and where loops can be expected to form in complex networks. Why was it cool? It served as an inspiration. It was well … Continue reading

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SS22 #1 Nijdam, Geurts, van Veldhuizen, Ebert (2009) Reconnection and Merging of Positive Streamers in Air

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0022-3727/42/4/045201 Beautiful work on streamer discharges. The authors were able to study in detail loop creation in discharge channels thanks to the innovative capturing technique. And it captured exactly the effect that I was … Continue reading

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SS21 #13 Budek et al. (2017) Effect of mobility ratio on interaction between the fingers in unstable growth processes

https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042218 Solicitation: This paper is one of the few out there to really get a handle on loops. The approach is so clever. It’s been a building block for me. What was awesome? It was a building a block for … Continue reading

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SS21 #12 Wang et al. (2008) Atlantic Warm Pool acting as a link between Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and Atlantic tropical cyclone activity

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2007GC001809 Salutation: This served as a critical paper for trying to connect the volcanoes and Atlantic multidecadal variability to tropical cyclone precipitation in my reconstruction. I genuinely could not stop thinking about this paper, and I think it set the … Continue reading

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SS21 #11 Hayes and Wallace (2019) Exploring records of Saharan dust transport and hurricanes in the western North Atlantic over the Holocene

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277379118307339 Salutation: This helped me develop a conceptual dynamic setting for the impact that local/regional volcanic eruptions—particularly the ash plumes—may have on tropical cyclones (TC) and TC precipitation. What was awesome? It had excellent figures and documentation, it was helpful, … Continue reading

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SS21 #10 Altman et al. (2021) Large volcanic eruptions reduce landfalling tropical cyclone activity: Evidence from tree rings

Salutation: This paper gave me the idea to explore the connections between volcanoes and tropical cyclone rainfall in tree rings. The authors use d18O in tree rings to look at changes tropical cyclone activity in response to volcanoes. Given that … Continue reading

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SS21 #9 Millet et al. (2021) The Rosebank Field, NE Atlantic: Volcanic characterisation of an inter‐lava hydrocarbon discovery

Salutation: It provides a comprehensive cross-field borehole based lithofacies interpretation, which indicates the complex lava-sediment interactions. This work deepened our understanding of volcanism and magmatism influences on the rift margin evolution. What was awesome? It’s a scientific frontier! From Hehe … Continue reading

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SS21 #8 DGL Zircon Database

Salutation: It is an amazing database for detrital zircon geochronological studies. With the database growing, it will provide us with a very convenient way to trace sediments from source to sink. What was awesome? Excellent figures and documentation, Helpful!, Surprising, … Continue reading

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SS21 #7 Ugelvig et al. (2016) Glacial landscape evolution by subglacial quarrying: A multiscale computational approach

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016JF003960 Salutation: We read this paper in a graduate discussion seminar, and I was impressed and delighted by their multi-scale approach to modeling glacial erosion by quarrying. It’s such a nice demonstration of how one can derive a “geologic scale” … Continue reading

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SS21 #6 Dongfeng Li et al. (2021) Exceptional increases in fluvial sediment fluxes in a warmer and wetter High Mountain Asia

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abi9649 Salutation: This study demonstrates impacts of modern climate change on sediment fluxes from high-mountain source areas, as warming and deglaciation generally increase sediment transport and change some of the source areas. It’s important work for understanding physical climate-change impacts … Continue reading

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