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Research across the whole spectrum of the Earth Sciences, including the areas of Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mineral Sciences, Petrology, Palaeontology, Vulcanism, Marine Sciences, and Palaeoceanography

Earth Sciences is the most multidisciplinary of the Natural Sciences. Our understanding of the Earth and other planets is based on research across the whole spectrum of the Earth Sciences and includes the areas of Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mineral Sciences, Petrology, Palaeontology, Vulcanism, Marine Sciences, Palaeoceanography. We focus on particular aspects of the earth; its internal structure and evolution, the behaviour and properties of minerals as natural materials, oil, gas and other natural resources, Earth history as recorded in rocks and fossils, the origin of life and global climate change. We draw on the expertise of the neighbouring sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, material sciences, geography and the biological sciences.

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  • The ecomorphology of facultative bipedality in Lepidosauria: implications for the evolution of reptilian bipedality 

    Grinham, Luke
    Bipedality is a distinctive locomotor characteristic of some of the most noteworthy animals of all time, including dinosaurs and humans. However, the evolution of a bipedal locomotor mode is poorly understood in reptiles. ...
  • Modelling dispersion and mixing in geophysical flows 

    Bhamidipati, Neeraja
    This thesis is concerned with modelling geophysical flows. The problems considered in this work include dispersion in flows through heterogeneous porous rocks, turbulent mixing in the surface layer of the ocean, and mixing ...
  • Multiphase Fountains 

    Lippert, Martin
    In this thesis we present experimental studies and theoretical models on the rise height and entrainment of axisymmetric multiphase fountains. The aim of this thesis is to improve our understanding of these fundamental ...
  • Some problems in low Reynolds number environmental flows 

    Hinton, Edward (2020-07-01)
    This thesis investigates some problems in environmental fluid dynamics in which the role of inertia is negligible relative to viscous stresses and buoyancy forces. Simple models are developed to provide insight into the ...

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