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Professor Thomas Coulthard

Professor of Physical Geography

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Summary

Professor Tom Coulthard chaired the independent review into the Hull floods and was lead author on the review's influential report.

He has a strong research pedigree in modelling environmental systems, specialising in distributed and cellular modelling of fluvial and landscape systems, and has written more than 50 papers in leading journals including Geology and Water Resources Research.

After his PhD (Leeds), Prof Coulthard worked as a lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, before being appointed as Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Hull in 2005.

Journal Article

Global sensitivity analysis of parameter uncertainty in landscape evolution models

Skinner, C. J., Coulthard, T. J., Schwanghart, W., Van De Wiel, M. J., & Hancock, G. (2018). Global sensitivity analysis of parameter uncertainty in landscape evolution models. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(12), 4873-4888. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4873-2018

Knickpoints in Martian channels indicate past ocean levels

Duran, S., Coulthard, T. J., & Baynes, E. R. (2019). Knickpoints in Martian channels indicate past ocean levels. Scientific reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51574-2

Modelling the interaction of aeolian and fluvial processes with a combined cellular model of sand dunes and river systems

Liu, B., & Coulthard, T. J. (2017). Modelling the interaction of aeolian and fluvial processes with a combined cellular model of sand dunes and river systems. Computers & geosciences, 106, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2017.05.003

Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows

Robins, P. E., Lewis, M. J., Freer, J., Cooper, D. M., Skinner, C. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2018). Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 63-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.02.015

Modeling sediment movement and channel response to rainfall variability after a major earthquake

Xie, J., Wang, M., Liu, K., & Coulthard, T. J. (2018). Modeling sediment movement and channel response to rainfall variability after a major earthquake. Geomorphology, 320, 18-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.07.022

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD supervisions

- Chloe Carter

- Jun Xie

- Sergio Duran

Recently Completed PhDs

- Shona Thomson

- Jessica Moloney

- Chloe Morris