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Douglas Edmonds

representative publications

*student author primarily advised by Edmonds

*Moron, S., Amos, K.J., and Edmonds, D.A. In revision. Interactions between downstream changes in river pattern, channel geometry and grain size: insights from the Neales River, Australia. Sedimentology

Tejedor, A., Longjas, A, Edmonds, D.A., Zaliapin, I., Georgiou, T., Rinaldo, A., and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. In review. Entropy and optimality in river deltas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

*Moron, S., Amos, K., Edmonds, D.A., Payenberg, T., Sun, X., and Thyer, M. 2017. Avulsion triggering by El Niño-Southern Oscillation and tectonic forcing on the tropical Magdalena River, Colombia. Geological Society of America Bulletin DOI

Millard, C., Hajek, E., Edmonds, D.A. 2017. Evaluating controls on crevasse-spay size: Implications for floodplain-basin filling. Journal of Sedimentary Research 87:722-739.

*Olliver, E. and Edmonds, D.A. 2017. Defining the succession of land building for freshwater, intertidal wetlands within the Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 196:45-57.

*Ortiz, A.C., *Roy, S., and Edmonds, D.A. 2017. Land loss by pond expansion on the Mississippi River Delta Plain. Geophysical Research Letters 44:3635–3642.DOI

*Moron, S., Edmonds, D.A., and Amos, K. 2016. The role of floodplain width and alluvial bar growth as a precursor for the formation of anabranching rivers, Geomorphology. DOI

Rossi, V.M., Kim, W., Lopez, J.L., Edmonds, D.A., Geleynse, N., Olariu, C., Steel, R., Hiatt, M. and Passalacqua, P. 2016. Impact of tidal currents on delta-channel deepening, stratigraphic architecture and sediment bypass beyond the shoreline. Geology. DOI

Edmonds, D.A., Hajek, E.A., *Downton, N. and Bryk, A. 2016. Avulsion flow-path selection on rivers in foreland basins. Geology. DOI

*David, S.R., Edmonds, D.A. and Letsinger, S. 2016. Controls on the occurrence and prevalence of floodplain channels in meandering rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI

Twilley, R.T., Bentley, S.J., Chen, Q.J., Edmonds, D.A., Hagen, S.C., Lam, N., Willson, C.S., Xu, K., Braud, D. and Peale, H.R. 2016. Co-evolution of wetland landscapes, flooding and human settlement in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Sustainability Science 1-21. DOI

Tejedor, A., Longjas, A., *Caldwell, R.C., Edmonds, D.A., Zaliapin, I. and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. 2016. Quantifying the signature of sediment composition on the topologic and dynamic complexity of river delta channel networks and inferences towards delta classification. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43. DOI

*Nardin, W., Edmonds, D.A. and Fagherazzi, S. 2016. Influence of vegetation on spatial patterns of sediment deposition in deltaic islands during flood. Advances in Water Resources. DOI

Sawyer, A.H., Edmonds, D.A. and Knights, D. 2015. Surface water-groundwater connectivity in deltaic distributary channel networks. Geophysical Research Letters 42 DOI

Liang, M.L., Geleynse, N.G., Edmonds, D.A. and Passalacqua, P.P. 2015. A reduced-complexity model for river delta formation: Part II – Validation of the flow routing scheme, Earth Surface Dynamics 3.1:87-104

Nijhuis, A., Edmonds, D.A., *Caldwell, R.L., Cederberg, J.A., Slingerland, R.L., Best, J.L., Parsons, D.R., and Robinson, R.A.J. 2015. Fluvio-deltaic avulsions during relative sea-level fall: The case of the Goose River, Newfoundland-Labrador, Canada. Geology DOI

Fagherazzi, S., Edmonds, D.A., Nardin, W., Leonardi, N., Canestreslli, A., Falcini, F., Jerolmack, D., Mariotti, G., Rowland, J.C. and Slingerland, R.L. 2015. Dynamics of river mouth deposits. Review of Geophysics DOI.

Burpee A.P., Slingerland, R.L., Edmonds, D.A., Parsons, D., Best, J., Cederberg, J., McGuffin, A., *Caldwell, R.L., Nijhuis, A. and Royce, J. 2015. Grain size control on the morphology and stratigraphy of river-dominated deltas. Journal of Sedimentary Research DOI.

Liang, M.L., Geleynse, N.G., Edmonds, D.A. and Passalacqua, P.P. 2015. A reduced-complexity model for river delta formation: Part II – Validation of the flow routing scheme, Earth Surface Dynamics 3.1:87-104.

Burpee A.P., Slingerland, R.L., Edmonds, D.A., Parsons, D., Best, J., Cederberg, J., McGuffin, A., *Caldwell, R.L., *Nijhuis, A. and Royce, J. 2015. Grain size control on the morphology and stratigraphy of river-dominated deltas. Journal of Sedimentary Research DOI

Nardin, W. and Edmonds, D.A. 2014. Optimal vegetation height for sedimentation in deltaic freshwater marshes, Nature Geoscience 7(10):722-726 DOI

*Caldwell, R.C. and Edmonds, D.A. 2014. A numerical modeling study of the effect of sediment properties on delta process and morphology JGR-Earth Surface DOI

Edmonds, D.A. and Caldwell, R.C. 2014. River Delta Processes and Shapes, Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, ed. Y.Q. Wang.

Hajek, E.A. and Edmonds, D.A., 2014. Is river avulsion style controlled by floodplain morphodynamics? Geology, DOI.

Canestrelli, A., Nardin, W., Edmonds, D.A., Fagherazzi, S. and Slingerland, R.L. 2014. Importance of frictional effects and jet instability on the morphodyanmics of river mouth bars and levees. JGR-Oceans 119 DOI

Nardin, W., Mariotti, G., Edmonds, D.A., Guerico, R. and Fagherazzi, S. 2013. Growth of river mouth bars in sheltered bays in the presence of frontal waves. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 118:872–886 DOI

Snyder, N.P., Nesheim, A.O., Wilkins, B.C. and Edmonds, D.A. 2013. Predicting grain size in gravel-bedded rivers using digital elevation models: application to paraglacial watersheds in Maine. Geological Society of America Bulletin 125.1-2:148-163

Edmonds, D.A. 2012. Stability of backwater influenced bifurcations: a study of the Mississippi–Atchafalaya bifurcation. Geophysical Research Letters 39:L08402, DOI

Edmonds, D.A., Paola, C., Hoyal, D. and Sheets, B. 2011. Metrics to quantify the morphology of river deltas and their channel networks. Journal of Geophysical Research–Earth Surface,DOI

Edmonds, D.A., Shaw, J. and Mohrig, D. 2011. Topset–dominated deltas: a new model for river delta stratigraphy. Geology 39:1175-1178; DOI

Paola, C., Twilley, R., Edmonds, D.A., Kim, W., Mohrig, D., Parker, G., Viparelli, E. and Voller, V. 2011. Natural Processes in Delta Restoration: Application to the Mississippi Delta. Annual Reviews of Marine Science 25.

Wolinsky, M., Edmonds, D.A., Martin, J. and Paola, C. 2010. Delta Allometry: Growth Laws for River Deltas. Geophysical Research Letters 37:L21430, DOI

Edmonds, D.A., Slingerland, R.L., Best, J., Parsons, D. and Smith, N. 2010. The response of river–dominated delta networks to permanent changes in river discharge, Geophysical Research Letters 37:L12404, DOI

Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L. 2010. Significant effect of sediment cohesion on delta morphology, Nature–Geoscience 3:105-109, DOI

Edmonds, D.A., Hoyal, D., Sheets, B. and Slingerland, R. 2009. Predicting delta avulsions: Implications for coastal wetland restoration, Geology 37:759-762, DOI

Smith, N.D., Perez-Arlucea, M., Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L. 2009. Elevation adjustments of paired natural levees during flooding of the Saskatchewan River. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, DOI

Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L. 2008. Stability of delta distributary networks and their bifurcations. Water Resources Research 44:W09426, DOI

Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L. 2007. Mechanics of river mouth bar formation: Implications for the morphodynamics of delta distributary networks. Journal of Geophysical Research 112:F02034, DOI

In Preparation

Fagherazzi, S. Edmonds, D.A., Nardin, W., Leonardi, N., Canestreslli, A., Falcini, F., Jerolmack, D., Mariotti, G., Rowland, J.C. and Slingerland, R.L. (in press). Dynamics of river mouth deposits, Review of Geophysics

*David, S.R., Edmonds, D.A., and Letsinger, S. (in review). Mapping Floodplain Topography; Implications for Morphodynamics of Floodplains and their Channel Networks. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Twilley, R.T., Bentley, S.J., Chen, Q.J., Edmonds, D.A., Hagen, S.C., Lam, N., Willson, C.S., Xu, K., Braud, D., and Peale, H.R. (in review). Co-evolution of wetland landscapes, flooding and human settlement in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Sustainability Science.

Sawyer, A.H., Edmonds, D.A., and Knights, D. (in review). Surface water-groundwater interactions in river-dominated deltas. Geophysical Research Letters

*Moron, S., Edmonds, D.A. and Amos, K. (in review). A new explanation for the origin of anabranching rivers based on alluvial bar theory. Geophysical Research Letters

*Nardin, W., Edmonds, D.A., and Fagherazzi, S. (in review). Feedbacks between vegetation and sediment fluxes in deltaic islands during flood. Advances in Water Resources

abstracts

Slingerland, R. and Edmonds, D.A., AGU 2011, The Role of Vegetation in the Forms of Tropical Lowland Deltas, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (December 9, 2011).

Snyder, N.P., Nesheim, A.O., Wilkins, B.C. and Edmonds, D.A., Fall Meeting 2011, Predicting bed grain size in threshold channels using lidar digital elevation models, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (December 9, 2011).

Burpee, A., Slingerland, R. and Edmonds, D.A., AGU 2011, Relationships between sediment caliber and delta shoreline geometry and stratigraphy, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (December 6, 2011).

Caldwell, R. and Edmonds, D.A., AGU 2011, The effect of grain size distribution on river delta morphology, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (December 6, 2011).

Edmonds, D.A., AGU 2011, Will the Atchafalaya River Capture the Lower Mississippi River?, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (December 6, 2011).

Millard, C., Hajek, E. and Edmonds, D.A., Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Comparison of floodplain and avulsion–associated deposits in ancient fluvial successions: implicatins for crevasse–splay deposition and avultion style, GSA, Minneapolis, MN. (October 2011).

Edmonds, D.A., Hajek, E., Smith, P. and Millard, C., Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Controls on the thicknesses of heterolithic deposits below avulsion channels, Minneapolis, MN. (October 10, 2011).

Edmonds, D.A., Shaw, J. and Mohrig, D., Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Topset–dominated deltas: A new model for river delta stratigraphy. (October 10, 2011).

Edmonds, D.A., American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Defining the First Order controls on delta stratigraphy, Houston, TX. (April 2011).

Liang, M., Voller, V., Edmonds, D.A. and Paola, C., AGU Fall Meeting, Toward a Reduced Complexity Channel Resolving Model for Sedimentary Delta Formation, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (December 17, 2010).

Parsons, D, Edmonds, D.A., Best, J. and Slingerland, R., 18th ISC conference, Deltaic morphodynamics and bifurcation stability: Wax Lake Delta, LA, USA, International Sedimentologic Conference, Mendoza, Argentina. (September 27, 2010).

Edmonds, D.A. and Hoyal, D.C.JD, Sheets, BA, and Slingerland, RL, Downstream control on distributary channel avulsion, AAPG Annual Meeting, 2008, San Antonio, TX.

Edmonds, D.A. et al., A stability diagram for fine-grained cohesive bifurcations, EOS (American Geophysical Union Transactions), Fall Meeting 2007.

Edmonds, D.A., Hoyal, D.C.JD, Sheet, B. and Bloch, R.B., On the nature of delta distributary channel fill, AAPG Annual Meeting, 2007, Long Beach, CA

Edmonds D.A. et al., The Morphology and Stability of Bifurcations in the Mossy River Delta, Saskatchewan Canada, EOS (American Geophysical Union Transactions), Fall Meeting, 2006.

Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L., Genesis and Shapes of Delta Distributary Networks, AAPG annual meeting, 2006, Houston, TX.

Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L., Mechanics of River-dominated Delta Bifurcations, 8th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, Delft, Netherlands, Aug. 8-12, 2005.

Edmonds, D.A., Slingerland, R.L. and DeSibour, R.M., Geometric Properties of Bifurcating Delta Distributary Delta Channels, EOS (American Geophysical Union Transactions), Fall Meeting, 2004.