Prosesau Arwyneb y Ddaear

Earth's surface acts as the interface between the geologic, biologic, hydrologic, hydrodynamic and human processes that drive environmental change.

Our multidisciplinary research group includes experts interested in understanding the movement of water and sediment across and through Earth's surface.

We attempt to understand a future world with a warmer climate and different land uses.

We explain past and present landscapes through process measurements, laboratory experiments and numerical modelling.

Aims

We attempt to understand a future world with a warmer climate and different land uses.

We explain past and present landscapes through process measurements, laboratory experiments, and numerical modelling.

Funding

Hales, T. C. Resilience to Earthquake-induced Landslide Hazard in China (REACH). Natural Environmental Research Council Directed Programme. NE/N012240/1. 2015, £500,000

Cuthbert, M. O. Groundwater recharge in global drylands: processes, quantification & sensitivities to environmental change. NERC NE/P017819/1. August 2017-July 2022, £717,000

Singer, M., Roberts, D., Caylor, K. and Stella, J. Understanding and assessing riparian habitat vulnerability to drought-prone climate regimes on Department of Defense bases in the Southwestern USA. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, US Department of Defense. 2018-2022, $1,704,236

Singer, M. and Stella, J. Assessing riparian forest water sources in the Santa Clara River basin. The Nature Conservancy. 2017-2020, $82,085

Singer, M., Stella, J. and Caylor, K. Impacts of dynamic, climate-driven water availability on tree water use and health in Mediterranean riparian forests. National Science Foundation (Hydrologic Sciences). 2017-2020, $450,366

Stella, J., Singer, M. and Roberts, D. Linking basin-scale, stand-level, and individual tree water stress indicators for groundwater-dependent riparian forests in multiple-use river basins. National Science Foundation (Geography and Spatial Sciences). 2017-2020, $449,982 ($302,235 to UCSB)

Selected publications

Group Leader

Hydrological engineering in Switzerland

Dr T.C. Hales

Lecturer

Email:
halest@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4329

Academic staff

Hydrological engineering in Switzerland

Dr T.C. Hales

Lecturer

Email:
halest@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4329
Claire Earlie

Dr Claire Earlie

Lecturer in Coastal Processes

Email:
earliec@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5563
Daniel Hobley

Dr Daniel Hobley

Lecturer in Earth Sciences

Email:
hobleyd@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6213
Michael Singer

Dr Michael Singer

Lecturer in Physical Geography

Email:
singerm2@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6257
Adrian Chappell

Dr Adrian Chappell

Reader in Climate Change Impacts

Email:
chappella2@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0642
Dr Mark Cuthbert

Dr Mark Cuthbert

Research Fellow and Lecturer

Email:
cuthbertm2@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4051

Postgraduate students

Associated staff

Tiago Alves

Dr Tiago Alves

Darlithydd Gwyddorau'r Ddaear

Email:
alvest@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6754
Ake Fagereng

Dr Ake Fagereng

Lecturer

Email:
fagerenga@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0760
Hydrological engineering in Switzerland

Dr Liz Bagshaw

Lecturer

Email:
bagshawe@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4488
Phil Renforth

Dr Phil Renforth

Lecturer

Email:
renforthp@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 9672
Dr Sindia Sosdian

Dr Sindia Sosdian

Lecturer

Email:
sosdians@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4330
Tom Blenkinsop

Yr Athro Thomas Blenkinsop

Professor in Earth Science

Email:
blenkinsopt@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0232
Jing Ran

Dr Jing Ran

Research Associate

Email:
ranj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2251 0063
D Q Bowen

Yr Athro D.Q. Bowen

Professor Emeritus

Email:
bowendq@caerdydd.ac.uk

Air pollution and geoenvironmental laboratory

Air pollution

  • bespoke, mobile, high-volume air vacuum pump, 1,100 liters/minute
  • tiered foam impaction head, over 10micron, 10-2.5 micron, 2.5-1.0 micron, under 1 micron particles
  • three Model 3785 Condensation Particle Counters, for ambient air pollution monitoring
  • MicrodustPro handheld dust monitor
  • TSI air pollution monitor
  • nine 10 litres/minute vacuum air pumps
  • bespoke dry dust fine particles separator
  • preparation bench for SEM, XRD and ICP-MS samples.

Geoenvironmental

  • 4” submersible borehole pump with control panel and petrol generator
  • borehole bailers, slugs and downhole loggers
  • Heidolph leachate tumbler
  • Herdeus sample drying oven
  • double-distilled water maker
  • -80C freezer
  • sonic baths, desk top test tube agitators, weighting scales, heating plates, mini-centrifuge, sample storage facilities
  • preparation benches for sample filtering and gas monitoring
  • field water probes for pH, temp, DO.

Soils laboratory

  • mechanical sieve shakers
  • sieves and sample splitters
  • sedigraph particle size analyser
  • pyknometers
  • vacuum desiccator
  • hydrometers
  • 3 x Drying ovens
  • 1 x Muffle furnace
  • cone penetration test kit
  • 4 x electronic balances
  • 5 x lever arm oedometers and ancillaries
  • direct shear box rigs and ancillaries.

Field store: resistivity and shallow seismic

  • IRIS 72 Channel Electrical tomography system
  • GEM-2 Ground conductivity system with DGPS input
  • ATLAS COPCO vibrocorer with capability to sample to 10m depth through Quaternary and soft sediment.