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Modelling post-earthquake cascading hazards: Changing patterns of landslide runout following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal (2022)
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Kincey, M., Rosser, N., Densmore, A., Robinson, T., Shrestha, R., Pujara, D., …Arrell, K. (2023). Modelling post-earthquake cascading hazards: Changing patterns of landslide runout following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 48(3), 537-554. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5501

Coseismic landslides represent the first stage of a broader cascading sequence of geohazards associated with high-magnitude continental earthquakes, with the subsequent remobilization of coseismic landslide debris posing a long-term post-seismic lega... Read More about Modelling post-earthquake cascading hazards: Changing patterns of landslide runout following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal.

Automated determination of landslide locations after large trigger events: advantages and disadvantages compared to manual mapping (2022)
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Milledge, D., Bellugi, D., Watt, J., & Densmore, A. (2022). Automated determination of landslide locations after large trigger events: advantages and disadvantages compared to manual mapping. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 22(2), 481-508. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-481-2022

Earthquakes in mountainous areas can trigger thousands of co-seismic landslides, causing significant damage, hampering relief efforts, and rapidly redistributing sediment across the landscape. Efforts to understand the controls on these landslides re... Read More about Automated determination of landslide locations after large trigger events: advantages and disadvantages compared to manual mapping.

Strongly heterogeneous patterns of groundwater depletion in northwestern India (2021)
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Joshi, S., Gupta, S., Sinha, R., Densmore, A., Rai, S., Shekhar, S., …van Dijk, W. (2021). Strongly heterogeneous patterns of groundwater depletion in northwestern India. Journal of Hydrology, 598, Article 126492. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126492

Northwestern India has been identified as a significant hotspot of groundwater depletion, with major implications for groundwater sustainability caused by excessive abstraction. We know relatively little about the detailed spatial and temporal change... Read More about Strongly heterogeneous patterns of groundwater depletion in northwestern India.

Evolution of coseismic and post‐seismic landsliding after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal (2021)
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Kincey, M. E., Rosser, N. J., Robinson, T. R., Densmore, A. L., Shrestha, R., Pujara, D. S., …Swirad, Z. M. (2021). Evolution of coseismic and post‐seismic landsliding after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(3), Article e2020JF005803. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jf005803

Coseismic landslides are a major hazard associated with large earthquakes in mountainous regions. Despite growing evidence for their widespread impacts and persistence, current understanding of the evolution of landsliding over time after large earth... Read More about Evolution of coseismic and post‐seismic landsliding after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal.

Simple rules to minimise exposure to coseismic landslide hazard (2019)
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Milledge, D., Densmore, A., Bellugi, D., Rosser, N., Watt, J., Li, G., & Oven, K. (2019). Simple rules to minimise exposure to coseismic landslide hazard. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 19(4), 837-856. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-837-2019

Landslides constitute a hazard to life and infrastructure and their risk is mitigated primarily by reducing exposure. This requires information on landslide hazard on a scale that can enable informed decisions. Such information is often unavailable t... Read More about Simple rules to minimise exposure to coseismic landslide hazard.

Detection of slow‐moving landslides through automated monitoring of surface deformation using Sentinel‐2 satellite imagery (2024)
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Van Wyk De Vries, M., Arrell, K., Basyal, G., Densmore, A., Dunant, A., Harvey, E. L., …Dadson, S. (2024). Detection of slow‐moving landslides through automated monitoring of surface deformation using Sentinel‐2 satellite imagery. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 49(4), 1397-1410. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5775

Landslides are one of the most damaging natural hazards and have killed tens of thousands of people around the world over the past decade. Slow‐moving landslides, with surface velocities on the order of 10−2–102 m a−1, can damage buildings and infras... Read More about Detection of slow‐moving landslides through automated monitoring of surface deformation using Sentinel‐2 satellite imagery.

National‐Scale Rainfall‐Triggered Landslide Susceptibility and Exposure in Nepal (2024)
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Kincey, M. E., Rosser, N. J., Swirad, Z. M., Robinson, T. R., Shrestha, R., Pujara, D. S., …Dunant, A. (2024). National‐Scale Rainfall‐Triggered Landslide Susceptibility and Exposure in Nepal. Earth's Future, 12(2), Article e2023EF004102. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023ef004102

Nepal is one of the most landslide‐prone countries in the world, with year‐on‐year impacts resulting in loss of life and imposing a chronic impediment to sustainable livelihoods. Living with landslides is a daily reality for an increasing number of p... Read More about National‐Scale Rainfall‐Triggered Landslide Susceptibility and Exposure in Nepal.

Controls on debris-flow avulsions: White Mountains of California and Nevada (2024)
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Herbert, L., Santi, P., & Densmore, A. (2024). Controls on debris-flow avulsions: White Mountains of California and Nevada. Landslides, 21(4), 861-874. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-023-02207-3

The process by which debris flows shift from an active channel and branch out into new transport or depositional areas is termed “avulsion.” They pose serious risks for structures and populations on debris-flow fans, yet avulsion mechanisms are relat... Read More about Controls on debris-flow avulsions: White Mountains of California and Nevada.

Cosmogenic Nuclide Tracking of Sediment Recycling From a Frontal Siwalik Range in the Northwestern Himalaya (2023)
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Mandal, S. K., Densmore, A. L., Kapannusch, R., Scherler, D., Barnes, J. B., & Insel, N. (2023). Cosmogenic Nuclide Tracking of Sediment Recycling From a Frontal Siwalik Range in the Northwestern Himalaya. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 128(12), Article e2023JF007164. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023jf007164

The Himalayan orogen exports millions of tons of sediment annually to the Indo‐Gangetic foreland basin, derived from both hinterland and foreland fold‐thrust belts (FTB). Although erosion rates in the hinterland are well‐constrained, erosion rates in... Read More about Cosmogenic Nuclide Tracking of Sediment Recycling From a Frontal Siwalik Range in the Northwestern Himalaya.

Hydrological control of river and seawater lithium isotopes (2022)
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Zhang, F., Dellinger, M., Hilton, R. G., Yu, J., Allen, M. B., Densmore, A. L., …Jin, Z. (2022). Hydrological control of river and seawater lithium isotopes. Nature Communications, 13(1), Article 3359. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31076-y

Seawater lithium isotopes (δ7Li) record changes over Earth history, including a ∼9‰ increase during the Cenozoic interpreted as reflecting either a change in continental silicate weathering rate or weathering feedback strength, associated with tecton... Read More about Hydrological control of river and seawater lithium isotopes.

Creating an earthquake scenario in China: A case study in Weinan City, Shaanxi province (2022)
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Rodgers, J., Su, G., Qi, W., Milledge, D., Densmore, A., Davis, C., …Guo, C. (2022). Creating an earthquake scenario in China: A case study in Weinan City, Shaanxi province. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101305

In efforts to address government-identified gaps between top-down policies and local-level preparedness approaches, a team from China, the UK and the US undertook a transdisciplinary, participatory project to develop an earthquake scenario for two ad... Read More about Creating an earthquake scenario in China: A case study in Weinan City, Shaanxi province.

Pulsed carbon export from mountains by earthquake-triggered landslides explored in a reduced-complexity model (2021)
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Croissant, T., Hilton, R. G., Li, G. K., Howarth, J., Wang, J., Harvey, E. L., …Densmore, A. L. (2021). Pulsed carbon export from mountains by earthquake-triggered landslides explored in a reduced-complexity model. Earth Surface Dynamics, 9(4), 823-844. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-823-2021

In mountain ranges, earthquakes can trigger widespread landsliding and mobilize large amounts of organic carbon by eroding soil and vegetation from hillslopes. Following a major earthquake, the landslide-mobilized organic carbon can be exported from... Read More about Pulsed carbon export from mountains by earthquake-triggered landslides explored in a reduced-complexity model.

Changing Significance of Landslide Hazard and Risk After The 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake (2021)
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Rosser, N., Kincey, M., Oven, K., Densmore, A., Robinson, T., Pujara, D., …Dhital, M. (2021). Changing Significance of Landslide Hazard and Risk After The 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake. Progress in disaster science, 10, Article 100159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2021.100159

The 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake triggered in excess of 20,000 landslides across 14 districts of Central and Western Nepal. Whilst the instantaneous impact of these landslides was significant, the ongoing effect of the earthquake on changing... Read More about Changing Significance of Landslide Hazard and Risk After The 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake.

Modelling water levels of northwestern India in response to improved irrigation use efficiency (2020)
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Shekhar, S., Kumar, S., Densmore, A., van Dijk, W., Sinha, R., Kumar, M., …Kumar, D. (2020). Modelling water levels of northwestern India in response to improved irrigation use efficiency. Scientific Reports, 10, Article 13452. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-70416-0

The groundwater crisis in northwestern India is the result of over-exploitation of groundwater resources for irrigation. The Government of India has targeted a 20 percent improvement in irrigation groundwater use efficiency. In this perspective, and... Read More about Modelling water levels of northwestern India in response to improved irrigation use efficiency.

Long-term patterns of hillslope erosion by earthquake-induced landslides shape mountain landscapes (2020)
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Wang, J., Howarth, J. D., McClymont, E. L., Densmore, A. L., Fitzsimons, S. J., Croissant, T., …Hilton, R. G. (2020). Long-term patterns of hillslope erosion by earthquake-induced landslides shape mountain landscapes. Science Advances, 6(23), Article eaaz6446. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaz6446

Widespread triggering of landslides by large storms or earthquakes is a dominant mechanism of erosion in mountain landscapes. If landslides occur repeatedly in particular locations within a mountain range, then they will dominate the landscape evolut... Read More about Long-term patterns of hillslope erosion by earthquake-induced landslides shape mountain landscapes.

Spatial variation of groundwater response to multiple drivers in a depleting alluvial aquifer system, northwestern India (2019)
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van Dijk, W. M., Densmore, A. L., Jackson, C. R., Mackay, J. D., Joshi, S. K., Sinha, R., …Gupta, S. (2020). Spatial variation of groundwater response to multiple drivers in a depleting alluvial aquifer system, northwestern India. Progress in Physical Geography, 44(1), 94-119. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133319871941

Unsustainable exploitation of groundwater in northwestern India has led to extreme but spatially variable depletion of the alluvial aquifer system in the region. Mitigation and management of groundwater resources require an understanding of the drive... Read More about Spatial variation of groundwater response to multiple drivers in a depleting alluvial aquifer system, northwestern India.

Debris-flow volume quantile prediction from catchment morphometry (2019)
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De Haas, T., & Densmore, A. (2019). Debris-flow volume quantile prediction from catchment morphometry. Geology, 47(8), 791-794. https://doi.org/10.1130/g45950.1

Estimation of the volumes of potential future debris flows is a key factor in hazard assessment and mitigation. Worldwide, however, there are few catchments for which detailed volume-frequency information is available. We (1) reconstructed volume-fre... Read More about Debris-flow volume quantile prediction from catchment morphometry.

Monsoonal control on a delayed response of sedimentation to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (2019)
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Zhang, F., Jin, Z., West, A. J., An, Z., Hilton, R. G., Wang, J., …You, C. (2019). Monsoonal control on a delayed response of sedimentation to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Science Advances, 5(6), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aav7110

Infrequent extreme events such as large earthquakes pose hazards and have lasting impacts on landscapes and biogeochemical cycles. Sediments provide valuable records of past events, but unambiguously identifying event deposits is challenging because... Read More about Monsoonal control on a delayed response of sedimentation to the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

Fan‐surface evidence for debris‐flow avulsion controls and probabilities, Saline Valley, California (2019)
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Haas, T., Densmore, A., Hond, T., & Cox, N. (2019). Fan‐surface evidence for debris‐flow avulsion controls and probabilities, Saline Valley, California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 124(5), 1118-1138. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018jf004815

Debris‐flow fans form by shifts of the active channel, termed avulsions. Field and experimental evidence suggest that debris‐flow avulsions may be induced by depositional lobes that locally plug a channel or super‐elevation of the channel bed above t... Read More about Fan‐surface evidence for debris‐flow avulsion controls and probabilities, Saline Valley, California.

The isotopic composition and fluxes of particulate organic carbon exported from the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau (2019)
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Wang, J., Hilton, R. G., Jin, Z., Zhang, F., Densmore, A. L., Gröcke, D. R., …Joshua West, A. (2019). The isotopic composition and fluxes of particulate organic carbon exported from the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 252, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.02.031

Erosion of organic carbon from the terrestrial biosphere and sedimentary rocks plays an important role in the global carbon cycle across a range of timescales. Over geological timescales (>104 years), erosion and burial of particulate organic carbon... Read More about The isotopic composition and fluxes of particulate organic carbon exported from the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.

A New Method for Large-Scale Landslide Classification from Satellite Radar (2019)
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Burrows, K., Walters, R. J., Milledge, D., Spaans, K., & Densmore, A. L. (2019). A New Method for Large-Scale Landslide Classification from Satellite Radar. Remote Sensing, 11(3), Article 237. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11030237

Following a large continental earthquake, information on the spatial distribution of triggered landslides is required as quickly as possible for use in emergency response coordination. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) methods have the potential to over... Read More about A New Method for Large-Scale Landslide Classification from Satellite Radar.

Use of scenario ensembles for deriving seismic risk (2018)
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Robinson, T., Rosser, N., Densmore, A., Oven, K., Shrestha, S., & Guragain, R. (2018). Use of scenario ensembles for deriving seismic risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(41), E9532-E9541. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1807433115

High death tolls from recent earthquakes show that seismic risk remains high globally. While there has been much focus on seismic hazard, large uncertainties associated with exposure and vulnerability have led to more limited analyses of the potentia... Read More about Use of scenario ensembles for deriving seismic risk.

Carbon export from mountain forests enhanced by earthquake-triggered landslides over millennia (2018)
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Frith, N., Hilton, R., Howarth, J., Gröcke, D., Fitzsimons, S., Croissant, T., …Densmore, A. (2018). Carbon export from mountain forests enhanced by earthquake-triggered landslides over millennia. Nature Geoscience, 11(10), 772-776. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0216-3

Rapid ground accelerations during earthquakes can trigger landslides that disturb mountain forests and harvest carbon from soils and vegetation. Although infrequent over human timescales, these co-seismic landslides can set the rates of geomorphic pr... Read More about Carbon export from mountain forests enhanced by earthquake-triggered landslides over millennia.

Effects of debris-flow magnitude-frequency distribution on avulsions and fan development (2018)
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de Haas, T., Kruijt, A., & Densmore, A. (2018). Effects of debris-flow magnitude-frequency distribution on avulsions and fan development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(13), 2779-2793. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4432

Shifts in the active channel on a debris‐flow fan, termed avulsions, pose a large threat because new channels can bypass mitigation measures and cause damage to settlements and infrastructure. Recent, but limited, field evidence suggests that avulsio... Read More about Effects of debris-flow magnitude-frequency distribution on avulsions and fan development.

Distribution and characteristics of loess landslides triggered by the 1920 Haiyuan Earthquake, Northwest of China (2018)
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Zhuang, J., Peng, J., Xu, C., Li, Z., Densmore, A., Milledge, D., …Cui, Y. (2018). Distribution and characteristics of loess landslides triggered by the 1920 Haiyuan Earthquake, Northwest of China. Geomorphology, 314, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.04.012

On December 16, 1920, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5 occurred in Haiyuan County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Northwest of China. This earthquake triggered several thousand loess landslides which resulted in thousands of deaths and blockages... Read More about Distribution and characteristics of loess landslides triggered by the 1920 Haiyuan Earthquake, Northwest of China.

Tracing groundwater recharge sources in the northwestern Indian alluvial aquifer using water isotopes (delta-18O, delta-2H, and 3H) (2018)
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Joshi, S., Rai, S., Sinha, R., Gupta, S., Densmore, A., Rawat, Y., & Shekhar, S. (2018). Tracing groundwater recharge sources in the northwestern Indian alluvial aquifer using water isotopes (delta-18O, delta-2H, and 3H). Journal of Hydrology, 559, 835-847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.056

Rapid groundwater depletion from the northwestern Indian aquifer system in the western Indo-Gangetic basin has raised serious concerns over the sustainability of groundwater and the livelihoods that depend on it. Sustainable management of this aquife... Read More about Tracing groundwater recharge sources in the northwestern Indian alluvial aquifer using water isotopes (delta-18O, delta-2H, and 3H).

Satellite-based emergency mapping using optical imagery: experience and reflections from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes (2018)
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Williams, J., Rosser, N., Kincey, M., Benjamin, J., Oven, K., Densmore, A., …Dijkstra, T. (2018). Satellite-based emergency mapping using optical imagery: experience and reflections from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18, 185-205. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-185-2018

Landslides triggered by large earthquakes in mountainous regions contribute significantly to overall earthquake losses and pose a major secondary hazard that can persist for months or years. While scientific investigations of coseismic landsliding ar... Read More about Satellite-based emergency mapping using optical imagery: experience and reflections from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.

Counter-intuitive influence of Himalayan river morphodynamics on Indus Civilisation urban settlements (2017)
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Singh, A., Thomsen, K., Sinha, R., Buylaert, J., Carter, A., Mark, D., …Gupta, S. (2017). Counter-intuitive influence of Himalayan river morphodynamics on Indus Civilisation urban settlements. Nature Communications, 8(1), Article 1617. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01643-9

Urbanism in the Bronze-age Indus Civilisation (~4.6–3.9 thousand years before the present, ka) has been linked to water resources provided by large Himalayan river systems, although the largest concentrations of urban-scale Indus settlements are loca... Read More about Counter-intuitive influence of Himalayan river morphodynamics on Indus Civilisation urban settlements.

Avulsions and the spatio-temporal evolution of debris-flow fans (2017)
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de Haas, T., Densmore, A., Stoffel, M., Suwa, H., Imaizumi, F., Ballesteros-Cánovas, J., & Wasklewicz, T. (2018). Avulsions and the spatio-temporal evolution of debris-flow fans. Earth-Science Reviews, 177, 53-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.11.007

Debris flows are water-laden masses of sediment that move rapidly through channel networks and over alluvial fans, where they can devastate people and property. Episodic shifts in the position of a debris-flow channel, termed avulsions, are critical... Read More about Avulsions and the spatio-temporal evolution of debris-flow fans.

Scale-dependent erosional patterns in steady-state and transient-state landscapes (2017)
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Tejedor, A., Singh, A., Zaliapin, I., Densmore, A., & Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2017). Scale-dependent erosional patterns in steady-state and transient-state landscapes. Science Advances, 3(9), Article e1701683. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1701683

Landscape topography is the expression of the dynamic equilibrium between external forcings (for example, climate and tectonics) and the underlying lithology. The magnitude and spatial arrangement of erosional and depositional fluxes dictate the evol... Read More about Scale-dependent erosional patterns in steady-state and transient-state landscapes.

Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landsliding intensity and distribution for emergency response decision support (2017)
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Robinson, T., Rosser, N., Densmore, A., Williams, J., Kincey, M., Benjamin, J., & Bell, H. (2017). Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landsliding intensity and distribution for emergency response decision support. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17(9), 1521-1540. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-1521-2017

Current methods to identify coseismic landslides immediately after an earthquake using optical imagery are too slow to effectively inform emergency response activities. Issues with cloud cover, data collection and processing, and manual landslide ide... Read More about Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landsliding intensity and distribution for emergency response decision support.

Earthquakes drive focused denudation along a tectonically active mountain front (2017)
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Li, G., West, A., Densmore, A., Jin, Z., Zhang, F., Wang, J., …Hilton, R. (2017). Earthquakes drive focused denudation along a tectonically active mountain front. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 472, 253-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.040

Earthquakes cause widespread landslides that can increase erosional fluxes observed over years to decades. However, the impact of earthquakes on denudation over the longer timescales relevant to orogenic evolution remains elusive. Here we assess eros... Read More about Earthquakes drive focused denudation along a tectonically active mountain front.

Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landslide magnitude and distribution for emergency response decision support (2017)
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Robinson, T., Rosser, N., Densmore, A., Williams, J., Kincey, M., Benjamin, J., & Bell, H. (2017). Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landslide magnitude and distribution for emergency response decision support. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 17, 1521-1540. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2017-83

Current methods to identify coseismic landslides immediately after an earthquake using optical imagery are too slow to effectively inform emergency response activities. Issues with cloud cover, data collection and processing, and manual landslide ide... Read More about Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landslide magnitude and distribution for emergency response decision support.

Early to Late Pleistocene history of debris-flow fan evolution in western Death Valley (California) using cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al (2016)
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Dühnforth, M., Densmore, A. L., Ivy-Ochs, S., Allen, P., & Kubik, P. W. (2017). Early to Late Pleistocene history of debris-flow fan evolution in western Death Valley (California) using cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al. Geomorphology, 281, 53-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.020

Debris-flow fans with depositional records over several 105 years may be useful archives for the understanding of fan construction by debris flows and post-depositional surface modification over long timescales. Reading these archives, however, requi... Read More about Early to Late Pleistocene history of debris-flow fan evolution in western Death Valley (California) using cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al.

Quantitative morphology of bedrock fault surfaces and identification of paleo-earthquakes (2016)
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He, H., Wei, Z., & Densmore, A. (2016). Quantitative morphology of bedrock fault surfaces and identification of paleo-earthquakes. Tectonophysics, 693(Part A), 22-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.09.032

The quantitative analysis of morphologic characteristics of bedrock fault surfaces may be a useful approach to study faulting history and identify paleo-earthquakes. It is an effective complement to trenching techniques, especially to identify paleo-... Read More about Quantitative morphology of bedrock fault surfaces and identification of paleo-earthquakes.

Quantitative reconstruction of late Holocene surface evolution on an alpine debris-flow fan (2016)
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Schürch, P., Densmore, A., Ivy-Ochs, S., Rosser, N., Kober, F., Schlunegger, F., …Alfimov, V. (2016). Quantitative reconstruction of late Holocene surface evolution on an alpine debris-flow fan. Geomorphology, 275, 46-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.020

Debris-flow fans form a ubiquitous record of past debris-flow activity in mountainous areas, and may be useful for inferring past flow characteristics and consequent future hazard. Extracting information on past debris flows from fan records, however... Read More about Quantitative reconstruction of late Holocene surface evolution on an alpine debris-flow fan.

Reduced-complexity probabilistic reconstruction of alluvial aquifer stratigraphy, and application to sedimentary fans in northwestern India (2016)
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van Dijk, W., Densmore, A., Sinha, R., Singh, A., & Voller, V. (2016). Reduced-complexity probabilistic reconstruction of alluvial aquifer stratigraphy, and application to sedimentary fans in northwestern India. Journal of Hydrology, 541(B), 1241-1257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.08.028

Generating a realistic model of subsurface stratigraphy that fits data from multiple well locations is a well-established problem in the field of aquifer characterization. This is particularly critical for the alluvial fan-hosted aquifers in northwes... Read More about Reduced-complexity probabilistic reconstruction of alluvial aquifer stratigraphy, and application to sedimentary fans in northwestern India.

Earthquake science in DRR policy and practice in Nepal (2016)
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Oven, K., Milledge, D., Densmore, A., Jones, H., Sargeant, S., & Datta, A. (2016). Earthquake science in DRR policy and practice in Nepal

Nepal is a geologically active country with a long history of destructive earthquakes – most recently in the 2015 Gorkha earthquake sequence. There have been substantial advances in the scientic understanding of earthquake hazard in Nepal, but it is... Read More about Earthquake science in DRR policy and practice in Nepal.

Earthquake-triggered increase in biospheric carbon export from a mountain belt (2016)
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Wang, J., Jin, Z., Hilton, R., Zhang, F., Li, G., Densmore, A., …West, A. (2016). Earthquake-triggered increase in biospheric carbon export from a mountain belt. Geology, 44(6), 471-474. https://doi.org/10.1130/g37533.1

On geological time scales, the erosion of carbon from the terrestrial biosphere and its burial in sediments can counter CO2 emissions from the solid Earth. Earthquakes may increase the erosion of this biospheric carbon and supply it to mountain river... Read More about Earthquake-triggered increase in biospheric carbon export from a mountain belt.

Connectivity of earthquake-triggered landslides with the fluvial network: implications for landslide sediment transport after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (2016)
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Li, G., West, A., Densmore, A., Hammond, D., Jin, Z., Zhang, F., …Hilton, R. (2016). Connectivity of earthquake-triggered landslides with the fluvial network: implications for landslide sediment transport after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121(4), 703-724. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015jf003718

Evaluating the influence of earthquakes on erosion, landscape evolution, and sediment-related hazards requires understanding fluvial transport of material liberated in earthquake-triggered landslides. The location of landslides relative to river chan... Read More about Connectivity of earthquake-triggered landslides with the fluvial network: implications for landslide sediment transport after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

Active tectonics of the Ganzi-Yushu fault in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau (2016)
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Shi, F., He, H., Densmore, A., Li, A., Yang, X., & Xu, X. (2016). Active tectonics of the Ganzi-Yushu fault in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Tectonophysics, 676, 112-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.03.036

The ongoing convergence between India and Eurasia apparently is accommodated not merely by crustal shortening in Tibet, instead also by motions along strike slip faults which are usually boundaries between tectonic blocks, especially in the Tibetan P... Read More about Active tectonics of the Ganzi-Yushu fault in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau.

Linking the morphology of fluvial fan systems to aquifer stratigraphy in the Sutlej-Yamuna plain of northwest India (2016)
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van Dijk, W., Densmore, A., Singh, A., Gupta, S., Sinha, R., Mason, P., …Rai, S. (2016). Linking the morphology of fluvial fan systems to aquifer stratigraphy in the Sutlej-Yamuna plain of northwest India. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121(2), 201-222. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015jf003720

The Indo–Gangetic foreland basin has some of the highest rates of groundwater extraction in the world, focused in the states of Punjab and Haryana in northwest India. Any assessment of the effects of extraction on groundwater variation requires under... Read More about Linking the morphology of fluvial fan systems to aquifer stratigraphy in the Sutlej-Yamuna plain of northwest India.

Spatial distributions of earthquake-induced landslides and hillslope preconditioning in northwest South Island, New Zealand (2015)
Journal Article
Parker, R., Hancox, G., Petley, D., Massey, C., Densmore, A., & Rosser, N. (2015). Spatial distributions of earthquake-induced landslides and hillslope preconditioning in northwest South Island, New Zealand. Earth Surface Dynamics, 3(4), 501-525. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-3-501-2015

Current models to explain regional-scale landslide events are not able to account for the possible effects of the legacy of previous earthquakes, which have triggered landslides in the past and are known to drive damage accumulation in brittle hillsl... Read More about Spatial distributions of earthquake-induced landslides and hillslope preconditioning in northwest South Island, New Zealand.

Towards disaster resilience: A scenario-based approach to co-producing and integrating hazard and risk knowledge (2015)
Journal Article
Davies, T., Beaven, S., Conradson, D., Densmore, A., Gaillard, J., Johnston, D., …Wilson, T. (2015). Towards disaster resilience: A scenario-based approach to co-producing and integrating hazard and risk knowledge. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, 242-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.05.009

Quantitative risk assessment and risk management processes are critically examined in the context of their applicability to the statistically infrequent and sometimes unforeseen events that trigger major disasters. While of value when applied at regi... Read More about Towards disaster resilience: A scenario-based approach to co-producing and integrating hazard and risk knowledge.

Sediment storage and release from Himalayan piggyback basins and implications for downstream river morphology and evolution (2015)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Sinha, R., Sinha, S., Tandon, S., & Jain, V. (2016). Sediment storage and release from Himalayan piggyback basins and implications for downstream river morphology and evolution. Basin Research, 28(4), 446-461. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12116

Piggyback basins developed at the mountain fronts of collisional orogens can act as important, and transient, sediment stores along major river systems. It is not clear, however, how the storage and release of sediment in piggyback basins affects the... Read More about Sediment storage and release from Himalayan piggyback basins and implications for downstream river morphology and evolution.

Controls on fluvial evacuation of sediment from earthquake-triggered landslides (2015)
Journal Article
Wang, J., Jin, Z., Hilton, R., Zhang, F., Densmore, A., Li, G., & West, A. (2015). Controls on fluvial evacuation of sediment from earthquake-triggered landslides. Geology, 43(2), 115-118. https://doi.org/10.1130/g36157.1

Large earthquakes in active mountain belts can trigger landslides, which mobilize large volumes of clastic sediment. Delivery of this material to river channels may result in aggradation and flooding, while sediment residing on hillslopes may increas... Read More about Controls on fluvial evacuation of sediment from earthquake-triggered landslides.

A multi-dimensional stability model for predicting shallow landslide size and shape across landscapes (2014)
Journal Article
Milledge, D., Bellugi, D., McKean, J., Densmore, A., & Dietrich, W. (2014). A multi-dimensional stability model for predicting shallow landslide size and shape across landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119(11), 2481-2504. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014jf003135

The size of a shallow landslide is a fundamental control on both its hazard and geomorphic importance. Existing models are either unable to predict landslide size or are computationally intensive such that they cannot practically be applied across la... Read More about A multi-dimensional stability model for predicting shallow landslide size and shape across landscapes.

Low-cost inundation modelling at the reach scale with sparse data in the Lower Damodar River basin, India (2014)
Journal Article
Sanyal, J., Carbonneau, P., & Densmore, A. (2014). Low-cost inundation modelling at the reach scale with sparse data in the Lower Damodar River basin, India. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59(12), 2086-2102. https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2014.884718

Data unavailability is the main reason for limited applications of hydrodynamic models for predicting inundation in the developing world. This paper aims to generate moderately high-resolution hybrid terrain data by merging height information from lo... Read More about Low-cost inundation modelling at the reach scale with sparse data in the Lower Damodar River basin, India.

Analysing the effect of land use/cover changes at sub-catchment levels on downstream flood peaks: a semi-distributed modelling approach with sparse data (2014)
Journal Article
Sanyal, J., Densmore, A., & Carbonneau, P. (2014). Analysing the effect of land use/cover changes at sub-catchment levels on downstream flood peaks: a semi-distributed modelling approach with sparse data. CATENA, 118, 28-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.01.015

This paper aims to evaluate how varying degrees of land-use/cover (LULC) changes across sub-catchments affect a flood peak at the catchment outlet. The study site was the Konar catchment, a part of the upper Damodar Basin in eastern India. A HEC-HMS... Read More about Analysing the effect of land use/cover changes at sub-catchment levels on downstream flood peaks: a semi-distributed modelling approach with sparse data.

2D finite element inundation modelling in anabranching channels with sparse data: examination of uncertainties (2014)
Journal Article
Sanyal, J., Densmore, A., & Carbonneau, P. (2014). 2D finite element inundation modelling in anabranching channels with sparse data: examination of uncertainties. Water Resources Management, 28(8), 2351-2366. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-014-0619-x

Flood inundation modelling in developing countries is severely limited by the lack of high resolution terrain data and suitable imagery to map flood extents. This study assessed the predictive uncertainty of modelled flood extents generated from TELE... Read More about 2D finite element inundation modelling in anabranching channels with sparse data: examination of uncertainties.

Dilution of 10Be in detrital quartz by earthquake-induced landslides: Implications for determining denudation rates and potential to provide insights into landslide sediment dynamics (2014)
Journal Article
West, A., Hetzel, R., Li, G., Jin, Z., Zhang, F., Hilton, R., & Densmore, A. (2014). Dilution of 10Be in detrital quartz by earthquake-induced landslides: Implications for determining denudation rates and potential to provide insights into landslide sediment dynamics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 396, 143-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.058

The concentration of 10Be in detrital quartz (10Beqtz) from river sediments is now widely used to quantify catchment-wide denudation rates but may also be sensitive to inputs from bedrock landslides that deliver sediment with low 10Beqtz. Major lands... Read More about Dilution of 10Be in detrital quartz by earthquake-induced landslides: Implications for determining denudation rates and potential to provide insights into landslide sediment dynamics.

Seismic mountain building: Landslides associated with the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in the context of a generalized model for earthquake volume balance (2014)
Journal Article
Li, G., West, A., Densmore, A., Jin, Z., Parker, R., & Hilton, R. (2014). Seismic mountain building: Landslides associated with the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in the context of a generalized model for earthquake volume balance. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(4), 833-844. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013gc005067

Here we assess earthquake volume balance and the growth of mountains in the context of a new landslide inventory for the Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake in central China. Coseismic landslides were mapped from high-resolution remote imagery using an automa... Read More about Seismic mountain building: Landslides associated with the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in the context of a generalized model for earthquake volume balance.

Dating fan deposits with cosmogenic radionuclides (2013)
Book Chapter
Ivy-Ochs, S., Duehnforth, M., Densmore, A., & Alfimov, V. (2013). Dating fan deposits with cosmogenic radionuclides. In M. Schneuwly-Bollschweiler, M. Stoffel, & F. Rudolf-Miklau (Eds.), Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones (243-263). Springer Verlag

Hydraulic routing of extreme floods in a large ungauged river and the estimation of associated uncertainties: a case study of the Damodar River, India (2013)
Journal Article
Sanyal, J., Carbonneau, P., & Densmore, A. (2013). Hydraulic routing of extreme floods in a large ungauged river and the estimation of associated uncertainties: a case study of the Damodar River, India. Natural Hazards, 66(2), 1153-1177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-012-0540-7

Many developing countries are very vulnerable to flood risk since they are located in climatic zones characterised by extreme precipitation events, such as cyclones and heavy monsoon rainfall. Adequate flood mitigation requires a routing mechanism th... Read More about Hydraulic routing of extreme floods in a large ungauged river and the estimation of associated uncertainties: a case study of the Damodar River, India.

Sakurajima volcano: a physico-chemical study of the health consequences of long-term exposure to volcanic ash (2012)
Journal Article
Hillman, S., Horwell, C., Densmore, A., Damby, D., Fubini, B., Ishimine, Y., & Tomatis, M. (2012). Sakurajima volcano: a physico-chemical study of the health consequences of long-term exposure to volcanic ash. Bulletin of Volcanology, 74(4), 913-930. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-012-0575-3

Regular eruptions from Sakurajima volcano, Japan, repeatedly cover local urban areas with volcanic ash. The frequency of exposure of local populations to the ash led to substantial concerns about possible respiratory health hazards, resulting in many... Read More about Sakurajima volcano: a physico-chemical study of the health consequences of long-term exposure to volcanic ash.

Dynamic controls on erosion and deposition on debris-flow fans (2011)
Journal Article
Schürch, P., Densmore, A., Rosser, N., & McArdell, B. (2011). Dynamic controls on erosion and deposition on debris-flow fans. Geology, 39(9), 827-830. https://doi.org/10.1130/g32103.1

Debris flows are among the most hazardous and unpredictable of surface processes in mountainous areas. This is partly because debris-flow erosion and deposition are poorly understood, resulting in major uncertainties in flow behavior, channel stabili... Read More about Dynamic controls on erosion and deposition on debris-flow fans.

The role of late Quaternary upper-crustal faults in the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (2010)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Li, Y., Richardson, N., Zhou, R., Ellis, M., & Zhang, Y. (2010). The role of late Quaternary upper-crustal faults in the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(5B), 2700-2712. https://doi.org/10.1785/0120090294

The role of upper-crustal faulting in building and maintaining the extreme relief of the Longmen Shan region at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau has been strongly debated. The Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake of 12 May 2008 ruptured three distinct... Read More about The role of late Quaternary upper-crustal faults in the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.

The role of landslides in mountain range evolution (2010)
Journal Article
Korup, O., Densmore, A., & Schlunegger, F. (2010). The role of landslides in mountain range evolution. Geomorphology, 120(1-2), 77-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.09.017

We review the role of landslides in current concepts of the topographic development of mountain ranges. We find that many studies in this field address basin- or orogen-scale competition between rock uplift and fluvial bedrock erosion. Hillslopes in... Read More about The role of landslides in mountain range evolution.

Did incision of the Three Gorges begin in the Eocene? (2010)
Journal Article
Richardson, N., Densmore, A., Seward, D., Wipf, M., & Li, Y. (2010). Did incision of the Three Gorges begin in the Eocene?. Geology, 38(6), 551-554. https://doi.org/10.1130/g30527.1

Like the other large river systems that drain the area of the India-Asia collision, the Yangtze River was assembled through a series of Cenozoic capture events. These events are important for orogenic erosion and sediment delivery, but their timing r... Read More about Did incision of the Three Gorges begin in the Eocene?.

Spatial variations in catchment-averaged denudation rates from normal fault footwalls (2009)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Hetzel, R., Ivy-Ochs, S., Krugh, W., Dawers, N., & Kubik, P. (2009). Spatial variations in catchment-averaged denudation rates from normal fault footwalls. Geology, 37(12), 1139-1142. https://doi.org/10.1130/g30164a.1

We test the spatial correspondence between rock uplift in active normal fault footwalls in the western USA, and catchment-averaged denudation rates from cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN) analysis. We find that denudation rates vary along strike, dependin... Read More about Spatial variations in catchment-averaged denudation rates from normal fault footwalls.

Controls on sediment evacuation from glacially modified and unmodified catchments in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California (2008)
Journal Article
Dühnforth, M., Densmore, A., Ivy-Ochs, S., & Allen, P. (2008). Controls on sediment evacuation from glacially modified and unmodified catchments in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(10), 1602-1613. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.1694

The degree of glacial modification in small catchments along the eastern Sierra Nevada, California, controls the timing and pattern of sediment flux to the adjacent fans. There is a close relationship between the depth of fan-head incision and the pa... Read More about Controls on sediment evacuation from glacially modified and unmodified catchments in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California.

Extraordinary denudation in the Sichuan Basin: insights from low-temperature thermochronology adjacent to the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau (2008)
Journal Article
Richardson, N., Densmore, A., Seward, D., Wipf, M., Li, Y., Ellis, M., & Zhang, Y. (2008). Extraordinary denudation in the Sichuan Basin: insights from low-temperature thermochronology adjacent to the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(B4), Article B04409. https://doi.org/10.1029/2006jb004739

The eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau combines very high relief with almost no Tertiary foreland sedimentation and little evidence of Cenozoic tectonic shortening. While river incision and landscape development at the plateau margin have received... Read More about Extraordinary denudation in the Sichuan Basin: insights from low-temperature thermochronology adjacent to the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.

Transient landscapes at fault tips (2007)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Gupta, S., Allen, P., & Dawers, N. (2007). Transient landscapes at fault tips. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(F3), Article F03S08. https://doi.org/10.1029/2006jf000560

Fault growth produces patterns of displacement and slip rate that are highly variable in both space and time. This transience is most pronounced near fault tips, where along‐strike displacement gradients vary in time as the fault array lengthens. We... Read More about Transient landscapes at fault tips.

Active tectonics of the Beichuan and Pengguan faults at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau (2007)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Ellis, M., Li, Y., Zhou, R., Hancock, G., & Richardson, N. (2007). Active tectonics of the Beichuan and Pengguan faults at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Tectonics, 26(4), Article TC4005. https://doi.org/10.1029/2006tc001987

The steep, high-relief eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau has undergone rapid Cenozoic cooling and denudation yet shows little evidence for large-magnitude shortening or accommodation generation in the foreland basin. We address this paradox by us... Read More about Active tectonics of the Beichuan and Pengguan faults at the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.

Timing and patterns of debris flow deposition on Shepherd and Symmes Creek fans, Owens Valley, California, deduced from cosmogenic 10Be (2007)
Journal Article
Dühnforth, M., Densmore, A., Ivy-Ochs, S., Allen, P., & Kubik, P. (2007). Timing and patterns of debris flow deposition on Shepherd and Symmes Creek fans, Owens Valley, California, deduced from cosmogenic 10Be. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006jf000562

Debris-flow fans on the western side of Owens Valley, California, show differences in their depths of fan head incision, and thus preserve significantly different surface records of sedimentation over glacial-interglacial cycles. We mapped fan lobes... Read More about Timing and patterns of debris flow deposition on Shepherd and Symmes Creek fans, Owens Valley, California, deduced from cosmogenic 10Be.

Development and response of a coupled catchment fan system under changing tectonic and climatic forcing (2007)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Allen, P., & Simpson, G. (2007). Development and response of a coupled catchment fan system under changing tectonic and climatic forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006jf000474

Sediment fans are a potentially useful and underexploited recorder of Earth's climatic and tectonic history, but historical observations have led to conflicting views on the importance of tectonic, climatic, and lithologic variables in controlling fa... Read More about Development and response of a coupled catchment fan system under changing tectonic and climatic forcing.

The influence of landsliding on sediment supply and channel change in a steep mountain catchment (2006)
Journal Article
Schuerch, P., Densmore, A., McArdell, B., & Molnar, P. (2006). The influence of landsliding on sediment supply and channel change in a steep mountain catchment. Geomorphology, 78(3-4), 222-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.01.025

Rates of sediment supply by landsliding to an alluvial channel in a small catchment in central Switzerland were estimated over an 11-month study period. Fluvial sediment transport in the channel is independently monitored at the upstream and downstre... Read More about The influence of landsliding on sediment supply and channel change in a steep mountain catchment.

First-order topography over blind thrusts (2006)
Book Chapter
Ellis, M., & Densmore, A. (2006). First-order topography over blind thrusts. In S. Willett, N. Hovius, D. Fisher, & M. Brandon (Eds.), Tectonics, climate and landscape evolution (251-266). (Geological Society of America Special Paper). Geological Society of America

What sets topographic relief in extensional footwalls? (2005)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Dawers, N., Gupta, S., & Guidon, R. (2006). What sets topographic relief in extensional footwalls?. Geology, 33(6), 453-456. https://doi.org/10.1130/g21440.1

We use three large normal fault arrays in the northeastern Basin and Range Province, western United States, to document catchment development and relief production during fault growth. Fault slip and slip rates increase systematically along strike fr... Read More about What sets topographic relief in extensional footwalls?.

Evidence for Cenozoic tectonic deformation in SE Ireland and near offshore (2004)
Journal Article
Cunningham, M., Phillips, W., & Densmore, A. (2004). Evidence for Cenozoic tectonic deformation in SE Ireland and near offshore. Tectonics, 23(6), Article TC6002. https://doi.org/10.1029/2003tc001597

An integrated study of topography, bathymetry, high-resolution aeromagnetic data, and structural observations demonstrates significant Cenozoic fault activity in SE Ireland. Tectonically generated knickpoints and reddened fault breccias along topogra... Read More about Evidence for Cenozoic tectonic deformation in SE Ireland and near offshore.

Footwall topographic development during continental extension (2004)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Dawers, N., Gupta, S., Guidon, R., & Goldin, T. (2004). Footwall topographic development during continental extension. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, https://doi.org/10.1029/2003jf000115

We examine the progressive development of footwall topography associated with a set of active normal faults in the northeastern Basin and Range Province of the western United States. Fault length and displacement increase monotonically from northeast... Read More about Footwall topographic development during continental extension.

Landscape evolution at extensional relay zones (2003)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Dawers, N., Gupta, S., Allen, P., & Gilpin, R. (2003). Landscape evolution at extensional relay zones. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B5), Article 2273. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001jb001741

It is commonly argued that the extensional relay zones between adjacent crustal-scale normal fault segments are associated with large catchment-fan systems that deliver significant amounts of sediment to hanging wall basins. This conceptual model of... Read More about Landscape evolution at extensional relay zones.

Evolution of the Longmen Shan Foreland Basin (Western Sichuan, China) during the Late Triassic Indosinian Orogeny (2003)
Journal Article
Li, Y., Allen, P., Densmore, A., & Xu, Q. (2003). Evolution of the Longmen Shan Foreland Basin (Western Sichuan, China) during the Late Triassic Indosinian Orogeny. Basin Research, 15(1), 117-138. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2117.2003.00197.x

The Longmen Shan Foreland Basin developed as a flexural foredeep during the Late Triassic Indosinian orogeny, spanning the time period c. 227–206 Ma. The basin fill can be divided into three tectonostratigraphic units overlying a basal megasequence b... Read More about Evolution of the Longmen Shan Foreland Basin (Western Sichuan, China) during the Late Triassic Indosinian Orogeny.

Evidence for post-early Eocene tectonic activity in southeastern Ireland (2003)
Journal Article
Cunningham, M., Densmore, A., Allen, P., Phillips, W., Bennett, S., Gallagher, K., & Carter, A. (2003). Evidence for post-early Eocene tectonic activity in southeastern Ireland. Geological Magazine, 140(2), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0016756802007240

The role played by Cenozoic deformation in denudation and landscape development in Ireland has historically been difficult to assess because of the lack of widespread pre-glacial Cenozoic deposits onshore. Here we combine analysis of apatite fission-... Read More about Evidence for post-early Eocene tectonic activity in southeastern Ireland.

The post-Variscan thermal and denudational history of Ireland. (2002)
Book Chapter
Allen, P., Bennett, S., Cunningham, M., Carter, A., Gallagher, K., Lazzaretti, E., …Solla Hach, C. (2002). The post-Variscan thermal and denudational history of Ireland. In A. Doré, J. Cartwright, M. Stoker, J. Turner, & N. White (Eds.), Exhumation of the North Atlantic Margin: Timing, Mechanisms and Implications for Petroleum Exploration (371-399). Geological Society of London Special Publications

Topographic fingerprints of bedrock landslides (2000)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., & Hovius, N. (2000). Topographic fingerprints of bedrock landslides. Geology, 28(4), 371-374. https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613%282000%2928%3C371%3Atfobl%3E2.0.co%3B2

Bedrock landslides in mountainous regions may be triggered by either storms or earthquakes; the dominant mechanism in a region affects both landscape evolution and landslide hazard. We describe a simple observational test to distinguish between storm... Read More about Topographic fingerprints of bedrock landslides.

Sediment flux from an uplifting fault block (2000)
Journal Article
Allen, P., & Densmore, A. (2000). Sediment flux from an uplifting fault block. Basin Research, 12(3-4), 367-380. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2117.2000.00135.x

The stratigraphy of rift basins is a direct result of sediment liberation and transport through catchment–fan systems whose dynamics are controlled by both external and internal factors. We investigate the response of catchment–fan systems establishe... Read More about Sediment flux from an uplifting fault block.

Development of mountainous topography in the Basin Ranges, U.S.A (1999)
Journal Article
Ellis, M., Densmore, A., & Anderson, R. (1999). Development of mountainous topography in the Basin Ranges, U.S.A. Basin Research, 11(1), 21-41. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2117.1999.00087.x

We use the landcape evolution model Zscape to explore quantitatively the development of mountainous topography in the Basin and Range province (formerly the Basin Ranges), USA, as a function of faulting, surface processes and microclimate. Many of th... Read More about Development of mountainous topography in the Basin Ranges, U.S.A.

The generation and degradation of marine terraces (1999)
Journal Article
Anderson, R., Densmore, A., & Ellis, M. (1999). The generation and degradation of marine terraces. Basin Research, 11(1), 7-19. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2117.1999.00085.x

Marine terraces are ephemeral planar landforms. While tectonic and climatic forcings responsible for the generation of existing marine terraces have operated for at least 1 Myr, terraces have been completely removed by erosion above a given altitude... Read More about The generation and degradation of marine terraces.

Landsliding and the evolution of normal fault-bounded mountains (1998)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Ellis, M., & Anderson, R. (1998). Landsliding and the evolution of normal fault-bounded mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(B7), 15203-15219. https://doi.org/10.1029/98jb00510

Much of the tectonic and climatic history in high-relief regions, such as the mountains of the western U.S. Basin and Range province, is contained in the morphology of hillslopes, drainage networks, and other landforms that range in scale from 10−1 t... Read More about Landsliding and the evolution of normal fault-bounded mountains.

Hillslope evolution by bedrock landslides (1997)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., Anderson, R., McAdoo, B., & Ellis, M. (1997). Hillslope evolution by bedrock landslides. Science, 275(5298), 369-372. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.275.5298.369

Bedrock landsliding is a dominant geomorphic process in a number of high-relief landscapes, yet is neglected in landscape evolution models. A physical model of sliding in beans is presented, in which incremental lowering of one wall simulates baselev... Read More about Hillslope evolution by bedrock landslides.

Tectonic geomorphology of the Ash Hill fault, Panamint Valley, California (1997)
Journal Article
Densmore, A., & Anderson, R. (1997). Tectonic geomorphology of the Ash Hill fault, Panamint Valley, California. Basin Research, 9(1), 53-63. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2117.1997.00028.x

Panamint Valley, in eastern California, is an extensional basin currently bounded by active, dextral-normal oblique-slip faults. There is considerable debate over the tectonic and topographic evolution of the valley. The least-studied structure, the... Read More about Tectonic geomorphology of the Ash Hill fault, Panamint Valley, California.