Scott D. Peckham

Scott D. Peckham CV

Research Associate


  • PhD, Geophysics: University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995
  • MS, Mathematics: Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1989
  • BS, Physics: Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1987
  • BS, Engineering Physics: Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1987

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information

(Office) 303 492-6752
(Fax) 303 735-8180
4001 Discovery Drive, SEEC Building


Hydrology, Geomorphology, Modeling, Cyberinfrastructure

Research Interests

Research interests include: cyberinfrastructure for modeling, hydrologic modeling, fluvial landscape evolution, seafloor and stratigraphic evolution, nonlinear PDEs, differential geometry, scaling theory, sediment plumes, coastal dynamics, efficient computer algorithms, source-to-sink sediment transport.


Dr. Scott D. Peckham is a research scientist at INSTAAR, which is a research institute at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Scott has been honored to pursue research as a NASA Global Change Student Fellow (1990-1993) and a National Research Council Research Associate (1995-1998).  His research interests include physically-based mathematical and numerical modeling, watershed-scale hydrologic systems, source-to-sink sediment transport, scaling analysis, differential geometry, component-based modeling, grid-based computational methods, efficient computer algorithms and fluvial landscape evolution models. Scott has authored numerous, open-source, earth surface process models including a spatially-distributed hydrologic model called TopoFlow and a fluvial landscape evolution model called Erode. He is also CEO and founder of Rivix, LLC which sells a software product for terrain and watershed analysis called RiverTools.


  • National Research Council Research Associate, National Research Council (NRC), 1995
  • NASA Global Change Student Fellow, NASA, 1990