• Lecture
  • Institute of Geography
  • SGS

Fluvial Apophenia

Swiss Geomorphological Society Sponsored Seminar

2016
Nov 28
18:15 - 19:15
Venue
University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Room 007, Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

Meeting point

University of Bern, Institute of Geography, Room 007
Hallerstrasse 12, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
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The experience of seeing meaningful patterns or connections in meaningless data.

Researchers use records of past floods stored in sedimentary archives to make inferences about past environments and to describe how climate and flooding may have changed. It is a seductive conclusion, to infer that drivers of landscape change can lead to changes in fluvial behaviour. This talk uses computer simulations of river morphodynamicsto explore how meaningful the link between drivers and fluvial change is.

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Institute of Geography

Co-organiser

SGS

Contact

PD Dr. Margreth Keiler
University of Bern
GIUB
Abt. Physische Geographie
Hallerstrasse 12
3012 Bern
Switzerland


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Prof. Tom Coulthard is a professor of Physical Geography, at the University of Hull (UK). His research focuses on the numerical modelling of river morphodynamics in response to environmental change and non-linear behaviour.

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