ICG2022-3

Experimental Geomorphology
Conveners: Cheryl McKenna Neuman, Artemi Cerda, Nelson Fernandes

This thematic session addresses physical modelling and experimentation using hardware facilities that are most often situated indoors in laboratories, but in some settings, may operate outdoors. Such work may involve, for example, scaled models based on similarity principles, analogue models involving similarity in either form or composition, and single-purpose facilities designed to explore a particular geomorphic process or bedform, often at 1:1 scale. In each case, factors governing the geomorphic processes under investigation are systematically manipulated within the experiment in order to isolate, understand and quantify their role, in some cases informing numerical model development, validation and calibration. The convenors of this session encourage submissions addressing a broad range of themes, inclusive of but not limited to the following topics:
i. granular flows and hillslopes;
ii. fluvial processes;
iii. aeolian processes;
iv. coastal and marine processes;
v. glacial and periglacial geomorphology;
vi. landscape and planetary processes;
vii. biophysical and ecogeomorphic processes;
viii. large-scale facility development and data management.