Geomorphology, complexity, and the emerging science of the Earth's surface

A. Brad Murray, Eli Lazarus, Andrew Ashton, Andreas Baas, Giovanni Coco, Tom Coulthard, Mark Fonstad, Peter Haff, Dylan McNamara, Chris Paola, Jon Pelletier, Liam Reinhardt

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The following is a white paper (adapted here for print) for the U.S. National Research Council's committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes, drafted at a National Science Foundation sponsored workshop associated with the 38th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, "Complexity in Geomorphology," held at Duke University in October 2007.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-505
Number of pages10
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009


  • Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium
  • Complex systems
  • Complexity
  • Earth-surface science
  • Emergence
  • Modeling
  • Morphodynamics
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Scaling
  • Self-organization
  • White paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes


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