The Land Surface Dynamics group is focused on determining the Earth surface response to climatic and tectonic forcing in terms of erosional and sedimentary fluxes and the consequent geomorphology of the continents. We evaluate and model the climatic and tectonic forcing of landscapes transmitted through the action of rivers, glaciers and hillslope processes, and consider the anthropogenic responses to these changes. We use a broad range of measurement techniques including topographic analysis, low temperature thermochronology and cosmogenic isotopes. A range of study areas include Iceland, the European Alps, Taiwan, the Apennines, the Sierra Nevada in California, the Pyrenees, the Patagonian Andes and the Himalayas. This collection contains research code and data used in our recent and forthcoming publications. This includes:

  • The DrEICH algorithm, a tool for predicting channel heads and extracting drainage networks from high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). This is presented in Clubb et al. (2014) "Objective extraction of channel heads from high‐resolution topographic data".
  • The Land Surface Dynamics Topographic Toolbox
    • Simon Marius Mudd, Boris Gailleton, Fiona Clubb, Stuart Grieve, and Declan Valters. (2019, June 13). LSDtopotools/LSDTT_documentation: LSDTopoTools2 v2.01 (Version v2.01). Zenodo.
    • Simon Marius Mudd, Fiona Clubb, and Martin Hurst. (2020, April 27). LSDtopotools/LSDTopoTools2: LSDTopoTools2 v0.3 (Version v0.3). Zenodo.

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