EP028:
Modeling earth surface processes using computational fluid dynamics across scales





Session ID#: 26930

Session Description:
A wide spectrum of temporospatial scales is embedded in the dynamics of earth surface processes, e.g., the movement of fluids, the flux of sediment and solutes, and the resulted landscape evolution. Thus, the modeling of these processes requires a multi-scale approach. From a sand grain to regional scales, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a vital tool for our understanding of the underpinning mechanisms and their interactions. CFD has been applied to understand processes relevant to geomorphology and sediment source to sink, such as sedimentation, resuspension and turbidity currents. One of the grand challenges is to effectively integrate key processes of different scales through parameterizations, model coupling, adaptive mesh refinement, and assimilative methodology. This session welcomes contributions from researchers who use CFD to tackle earth surface process problems. Particularly, we welcome abstracts addressing how modeling at different scales can collectively improve our understanding and prediction of earth surface processes.
Primary Convener:  Xiaofeng Liu, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States
Conveners:  Tian-Jian Hsu, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States and Joe Calantoni, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
Index Terms:

0545 Modeling [COMPUTATIONAL GEOPHYSICS]
0560 Numerical solutions [COMPUTATIONAL GEOPHYSICS]
1815 Erosion [HYDROLOGY]
1824 Geomorphology: general [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Nadim Zgheib1, Juan Jose Fedele2, David C J D Hoyal3, Mauricio M Perillo4 and S Balachandar1, (1)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (2)ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, United States, (3)ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Houston, TX, United States, (4)ExxonMobil Spring, Spring, TX, United States
S Balachandar, Gainesville, FL, United States, Jorge Salinas, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States and Mariano I Cantero, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Bariloche, Argentina
Christopher Adam Unsworth1, Andrew Paul Nicholas1, Philip J Ashworth2, Jim Best3, Stuart N Lane4, Daniel R Parsons5, Gregory Sambrook Smith6, Chris Simpson7 and Robert John, Paul Strick7, (1)University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4, United Kingdom, (2)Univ of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom, (3)Univ. Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Geology, Geography & GIS, Mechanical Science and Engineering and Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, Champaign, IL, United States, (4)University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Lausanne, Switzerland, (5)University of Hull, Hull, HU6, United Kingdom, (6)University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, (7)University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
Yunxiang Chen1, Xiaofeng Liu1 and Kenneth D Mankoff2, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States, (2)Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Copenhagen, Denmark
Sourabh Apte, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and Chaitanya Ghodke, Oregon State University, School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States
Rachel Bosch and Dylan Ward, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Zhenhua Huang1, Cheng-Hsien Lee2 and Conghao Xu1, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)Tamkang University, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan
Yuncheng Xu, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Xiaofeng Liu, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States
Jennifer Guohong Duan, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States and Khalid Al-Asadi, University of Basrah,, Department of Civil Enginnering,, Bsarah, Iraq
Chris Thaxton1, James P Sherman1, Ian Andrew Krintz1, Alfred Scher1, David Ross1 and Donald Schlesselman2, (1)Appalachian State University, Physics and Astronomy, Boone, NC, United States, (2)Appalachian State University, Environmental Science Program, Boone, NC, United States
Liangyi Yue, Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States and Tian-Jian Hsu, Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Tian-Jian Hsu, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, Yeulwoo Kim, Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, Zhen Cheng, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Julien Chauchat, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, LEGI, Grenoble, France
Deidre Herbert1, Emily Astrom2, Ada Bersoza2, Scott Wasman2, Christine Angelini2 and Alex Sheremet2, (1)University of Florida, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (2)University of Florida, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), Gainesville, FL, United States
Cüneyt Baykal1, H. Begüm Balcı1, B. Mutlu Sumer2 and David R. Fuhrman3, (1)Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ankara, Turkey, (2)Technical University of Denmark, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Present address: BM SUMER Consultancy & Research), Kgs Lyngby, Denmark, (3)Technical University of Denmark, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
Tim Nagel, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Julien Chauchat, LEGI GINP CNRS, Grenoble, France, Cyrille Bonamy, LEGI CNRS, Grenoble, France, Xiaofeng Liu, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Park, PA, United States, Zhen Cheng, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Tian-Jian Hsu, Center for Applied Coastal Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Elena Bastianon1, Enrica Viparelli1, Alessandro Cantelli2 and Jasim Imran3, (1)University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States, (2)Shell Exploration & Production, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Univ South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States
Samuel P Bateman1, Julian Simeonov2 and Joe Calantoni2, (1)Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Aggelos Dimakopoulos1, Giovanni Cozzuto2, Tristal de Lataillade2 and Christopher E Kees3, (1)Wallingford, United Kingdom, (2)HR Wallingford, Wallingford, United Kingdom, (3)US Army Corps of Engineers, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, United States
Allison Penko1, Margaret Palmsten1, Donya P Frank2 and Samuel P Bateman1, (1)US Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, US Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Hui Fang, Xiaoxu Wu and Xiaofan Yang, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Honglei Sun1, Shanlin Xu1 and Rui Sun2, (1)Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, (2)Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, United States
Rui Sun1, Heng Xiao1, Kyle Strom1 and Honglei Sun2, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China