Most of the processes that shape the landscapes on which we live result from complex interactions between topography, fluids (water, wind, ice) and sediments across scales. But most of these processes are seldomly observed directly, but only can be deduced from correlate landforms. Therefore, experiments have been carried out in Earth System and Planetary Sciences to observe the unobservable and measure the unmeasurable, aiming to understand the basic mechanisms and boundary conditions under which sediment and flow movement shape the Earth's surface.
Experimental, theoretical and numerical contributions will be presented, that address:
- field experiments
- laboratory experiments
- scaled experiments
- develop model concepts based on experiments
- develop experimental approaches to conceptualise models
including individual processes like particle detachment and process combinations like rill dynamics, but also continuum and granular surface flow mechanics, particle and bedform dynamics, segregation processes or scale integration.