School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Dr. Mikael Attal PhD

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Modelling of Landscape Dynamics
Room: 1.05b
Address: Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8533
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
Email: mikael.attal@ed.ac.uk
Web Page: http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/mattal
Research Institute: Global Change
Research Groups: Land Surface Dynamics
Research Interests: Within the Global Change research group, I am part of the Land Surface Dynamics research group. My research aims at producing a model of landscape evolution that would realistically predict how landscapes respond to a disturbance (tectonic or climatic) over a wide range of time scales (from days to millions of years). To do so, the model must track sediment particles (the ┐tools┐ for fluvial erosion) during their journey from hillslopes to sedimentary basins. My research focuses on understanding the coupling between hillslopes and rivers, characterizing and quantifying fluvial erosion and transport processes in mountain rivers and defining the role that sediments play in modulating fluvial erosion rates. Methods: analysis of real landscapes (collection of field data, DEM analysis) numerical modelling and experimental studies.
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