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Division on Geomorphology

President: Daniel Parsons (gm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: vacant

Geomorphology is the scientific study of land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape them. Besides focusing on the diverse physical landscapes of the Earth, geomorphologists also study surfaces of other planets. Understanding landform history and dynamics, and predicting future changes through a combination of field observations, physical experiments, and numerical modelling is at the heart of geomorphology. The division brings together research on processes that build topography trough e.g. the effects of tectonic forces as well as processes that modify the terrain such as weathering, erosion through running water, waves, glacial ice, wind and gravitational forces. Division members also study the impact of humans on geomorphological processes and investigate how geomorphological knowledge can be applied to solve problems of relevance to societies.

News

EGU Geomorphology division 2019 awardees

We congratulate David L. Egholm for receiving the 2019 Ralph Alger Bagnold medal, and Giulia Sofia for receiving the EGU-wide 2019 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists. (Link)

New General Assembly schedule

The 2019 Gerneral Assembly will have a new schedule structure to keep up with the growing number of participants: Orals, posters, and PICOs presented throughout the day. (Read more).

Dan Parsons elected new GM Division president

Dan Parson's self-nomination for division president can be found here (116.4 KB) . See also his candidate interview on the the GM blog.

Recent awardees

David L. Egholm

David L. Egholm

  • 2019
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2019 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to David L. Egholm for shaping our thinking about glacial landscape evolution by effectively addressing many topical, big-picture problems through the judicious use of numerical models.


Elena Serra

Elena Serra

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Elena Serra Late-glacial to Holocene sediment dynamics in high Alpine regions – Insights from multimethodological approach on aeolian deposits (Sanetsch Pass, Switzerland)


Marco Tangi

Marco Tangi

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Marco Tangi CASCADE : a toolbox for network-scale sediment connectivity assessment


Yvonne Smit

Yvonne Smit

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Yvonne Smit Prediction of beach surface moisture with ModFlow modeled groundwater fluctuations for the purpose of aeolian sand transport


Giulia Sofia

Giulia Sofia

  • 2019
  • Arne Richter Awards for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2019 Arne Richter Awards for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Giulia Sofia for developing cutting-edge techniques for understanding geomorphic processes and land-use history with high-resolution topographic data, and quantifying human impact on the landscape.


Todd A. Ehlers

Todd A. Ehlers

  • 2018
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2018 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Todd A. Ehlers for original and fundamental contributions to our understanding of the coupling between climate, tectonics and erosion, and for outstanding community leadership in geomorphology.


Liran Goren

Liran Goren

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Awards is awarded to Liran Goren for her application of physical principles implemented with solid mathematical rigour into models of wide application in the Earth-surface sciences.


Charlotte Lyddon

Charlotte Lyddon

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Charlotte Lyddon Flood hazard assessment for a hyper-tidal estuary and river as a function of tide-surge-morphology interaction


Philip S. J. Minderhoud

Philip S. J. Minderhoud

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Philip S. J. Minderhoud Unraveling the relation between land use and subsidence. A case study from the Mekong delta, Vietnam


Simon Mould

Simon Mould

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Simon Mould Sociogeomorphic river recovery: integrating human and physical processes


Stephen E. Watkins

Stephen E. Watkins

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Stephen E. Watkins Quantifying sediment dynamics and intermittency of gravel bed rivers across the Corinth Rift, central Greece

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The EGU made several exciting announcements in October. Earlier this week we reported that beginning in 2020, the carbon dioxide emissions for the travel of all General Assembly participants will be offset. This represents a first for any major geoscience event and, along with a host of other greening initiatives, marks another important step towards minimising the meeting’s environmental impact.

Earlier this month EGU announced the winners of the 2020 awards and medals: 49 individuals who have made significant contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences and who will be honoured at the 2020 EGU General Assembly in May. We also announced the winners of the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards from the 2019 General Assembly.

In October the EGU also hosted its second-annual science policy event in Brussels. The gathering brought together geoscientists and policymakers to provide feedback regarding the themes recently chosen for Horizon Europe, the EU’s next research and innovation framework programme.

The call for abstracts for our annual conference is now open. If you are interested in presenting your work in Vienna in May, please be sure to submit your abstract by 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. If you would like to apply for Roland Schlich travel support to attend the meeting, please submit your abstract no later than 1 December 2019.

Only two weeks remain to provide input regarding EGU's activities, so please take five minutes to fill out the Membership Survey today!

In November, 2019 EGU members will have the opportunity to vote in the Union's autumn elections. Please check the elections page on our website for more information.

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