Topic: Connectivity as a tool to investigate hydro-geomorphic systems
Speaker: Alejandro Tejedor, a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany
Brief introduction to the report:
Connectivity is at the same time the result and the driver of many processes acting on natural and engineered systems. Connectivity in geomorphic systems has been the subject of intense research in recent years tackling questions such as (1) what information about the bio-hydrogeomorphic processes can we learn from the emergent connectivity structures? (2) Can those emergent patterns be understood in terms of fundamental principles? (3) How does connectivity impact system dynamics, and particularly system response in the face of perturbations?
In this presentation He will use river deltas as a case study to illustrate the potential of an integrated approach that relies on network theory, remote sensing and modelling tools to understand and predict the structure and dynamics of geomorphic systems. By studying river deltas through the lens of their channel networks, he will show how they can make significant strides toward solving the inverse problem of inferring process from form, establish a methodology to compare, contrast and classify river deltas, and understand and predict their dynamic response under different forcing scenarios.
Time: 9:00am Sep. 11, 2019
Venue: Room A1101, IGSNRR
Host: Prof. CHEN Dong
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