Fluvial Apophenia

Swiss Geomorphological Society Sponsored Seminar

Time

18:15 - 19:15

Venue

University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Room 007, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

Meeting place

University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Room 007
Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

The experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in meaningless data.

Portrait_Tom_Coulthard

Researchers use records of past floods stored in sedimentary archives to make inferences about past environments and to describe how climate and flooding may have changed. It is a seductive conclusion, to infer that drivers of landscape change can lead to changes in fluvial behaviour. This talk uses computer simulations of river morphodynamicsto explore how meaningful the link between drivers and fluvial change is.

Categories

  • Geomorphology
  • Modelling

Contact

PD Dr. Margreth Keiler
University of Bern
Institute of Geography (GIUB)
Abt. Physische Geographie
Hallerstrasse 12
3012 Bern
Switzerland

E-mail

Prof. Tom Coulthard is a professor of Physical Geography, at the University of Hull (UK). His research focuses on the numerical modelling of river morphodynamics in response to environmental change and non-linear behaviour.
Languages: English