Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Tom Coulthard

Tom Coulthard

Professor of Physical Geography

Department of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

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Profile

Profile

Professor Coulthard completed his PhD in 1999 at the University of Leeds, UK. He then worked as a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberysytwyth before in 2005 being appointed as Professor of Physical Geography in the Geography Department at the University of Hull.

Teaching

Teaching

  • 16206 : Field Study (Tenerife)
  • 16273 : Research Methods
  • 16302 : Dissertation
  • 16387 : Literature Survey
  • 16439 : Dissertation (MPhys)
  • 16394 : Fluvial Processes and Management

Research Interests

Research

Professor Coulthard is Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Hull, with a strong research pedigree in modelling environmental systems, specialising in distributed and cellular modelling of fluvial and landscape systems. His research interests are diverse, spanning from modelling the impacts of environmental change, metal contamination in river systems and the impacts of vegetation on fluvial geomorphology. He is the originator of the CAESAR and CAESAR-Lisflood landscape evolution models and oversees the continuing development and application of these. More information can be found at http://www.coulthard.org.uk and http://code.google.com/p/caesar-lisflood/

He is a member of the important UK based NERC/EPSRC Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC) parts 1 and 2, has held three NERC grants (GT4/95/147/F, GST/02/0758, NER/A/S/2001/00454), and has supervised four PDRAs and seven research students. He has written over 40 papers in leading journals including Geology and Water Resources Research. In 2005 he was awarded the Warwick award from the British Geomorphological Research Group and in 2008 the Vice Chancellors Prize from the University of Hull.

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Recent Publications

Publications

Google Scholar profile

Coulthard, T. J., Ramirez, J., Fowler, H. J., and Glenis, V.: Using the UKCP09 probabilistic scenarios to model the amplified impact of climate change on river basin sediment yield, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 9, 8799-8840, doi:10.5194/hessd-9-8799-2012, 2012.

Coulthard, T.J., Van De Wiel, M.J. Modelling river history and evolution (2012) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370 (1966), pp. 2123-2142.

Coulthard, T.J., Hancock, G.R., Lowry, J.B.C. (2012) Modelling soil erosion with a downscaled landscape evolution model. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.3226

Hancock, G.R., Coulthard, T.J. Channel movement and erosion response to rainfall variability in southeast Australia (2012) Hydrological Processes, 26 (5), pp. 663-673.

 Hancock, G.R., Coulthard, T.J., Willgoose, G.R. Modeling erosion and channel movement - Response to rainfall variability in South East Australia (2011) MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, pp. 1874-1880.

Lowry, JBC, Coulthard TJ, Hancock GRF & Jones DJ (2011). Assessing soil erosion on a rehabilitated landform using the CAESAR landscape evolution model. In Mine Closure 2011: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Mine Closure, vol 1Mine site reclamation, 18-21 September. (eds) AB Fourie, M Tibbett & A Beersing, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, University of Western Australia, 613-621

Van De Wiel, M.J.,Coulthard, T.J., Macklin, M.G., Lewin, J. (2011) Modelling the response of river systems to environmental change: Progress, problems and prospects for palaeo-environmental reconstructions. Earth-Science Reviews. 103, 167-185.

G.R. Hancock, G.R., Coulthard, T. J., Martinez, C. & Kalma, J. D. (2011) An evaluation of landscape evolution models to simulate decadal and centennial scale soil erosion in grassland catchments. Journal of Hydrology, 308, 171-183.

Van De Wiel, M. J. & Coulthard, T. J. (2010) Self-organized criticality in river basins: Challenging sedimentary records of environmental change. Geology. v.38, no. 1, pp. 87–90. doi: 10.1130/G30490.1

Hancock, G. R., Lowry, J. B. C., Coulthard, T. J., Evans, K. G. & Moliere, D. R. (2009) A catchment scale evaluation of the SIBERIA and CAESAR landscape evolution models. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.1863

Welsh, K. E., Dearing, J. A., Chiverrell, R. C. & Coulthard, T. J. (2009) Testing a cellular modelling approach to simulating late-Holocene sediment and water transfer from catchment to lake in the French Alps since 1826. The Holocene. 19, 5 pp. 785–798.

Additional

Additional

Professor Coulthard completed his PhD in 1999 at the University of Leeds, UK. He then worked as a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberysytwyth before in 2005 being appointed as Professor of Physical Geography in the Geography Department at the University of Hull.

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