Research Theme: Terrestrial Hydrosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Terrestrial Hydrosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Water is central to life on land, and this research covers the properties, processes, chemistry, and quality that pertains to it in whatever form it takes: solid, liquid, or gaseous; surface water or groundwater.


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Recent Publications

Jacquemart, M., Loso, M., Leopold, M., Ethan Welty, Berthier, E., Hansen, J. S. S., Sykes, J., Tiampo, K. 2020: What drives large-scale glacier detachments? Insights from Flat Creek glacier, St. Elias Mountains, Alaska. Geology, early online view. DOI: 10.1130/G47211.1

Hensley, R. T., Maggie Spangler, DeVito, L. F., Decker, P. H., Cohen, M. J., Michael Gooseff 2020: Evaluating spatiotemporal variation in water chemistry of the upper Colorado River using longitudinal profiling. Hydrological Processes, 34(8): 1782-1793. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13690

Benjamin Campforts, Vanacker, V., Herman, F., Vanmaercke, M., Schwanghart, W., Tenorio, G., Willems, P., Govers, G. 2020: Lithology and orographic precipitation control river incision in the tropical Andes. UNDER REVIEW, Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-2019-48

Armitage, J. J., Whittaker, A. C., Zakari, M., Benjamin Campforts 2018: Numerical modelling of landscape and sediment flux response to precipitation rate change. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6: 77-99. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-6-77-2018

Tenorio, G. E., Vanacker, V., Benjamin Campforts, Álvarez, L., Zhiminaicela, S., Vercruysse, K., Molina, A., Govers, G. 2018: Tracking spatial variation in river load from Andean highlands to inter-Andean valleys. Geomorphology, 308: 175-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.02.009

Benjamin Campforts, Schwanghart, W., Govers, G. 2017: Accurate simulation of transient landscape evolution by eliminating numerical diffusion: The TTLEM 1.0 model. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5: 47-66. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-5-47-2017

Vanacker, V., von Blanckenburg, F., Govers, G., Molina, A., Benjamin Campforts, Kubik, P. W. 2015: Transient river response, captured by channel steepness and its concavity. Geomorphology, 228: 234-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.09.013

Benjamin Campforts, Govers, G. 2015: Keeping the edge: A numerical method that avoids knickpoint smearing when solving the stream power law. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 120: 1189-1205. DOI: 10.1002/2014JF003376

Nienhuis, J. H., Ashton, A. D., Edmonds, D. A., Hoitink, A. J. F., Albert J. Kettner, Rowland, J. C., Törnqvist, T. E. 2020: Global-scale human impact on delta morphology has led to net land area gain. Nature, 577: 514-518. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1905-9

Ravindra Dwivedi, Christopher Eastoe, John Knowles, William E. Wright, Lejon Hamann, Rebecca Minor, Bhaskar Mitra, Tom Meixner, Jennifer McIntosh, Paul A. Ty Ferré, Christopher Castro, Guo-Yue Niu, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Nate Abramson, Shirley A. Papuga, Michael Stanley, Jia Hu, Jon Chorover 2020: Vegetation source water identification using isotopic and hydrometric observations from a subhumid mountain catchment. Ecohydrology, 13(1): article e2167. DOI: 10.1002/eco.2167

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