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Stormy geomorphology: an introduction to the Special Issue

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Spencer, T 
Lane, S 
Darby, S 
Macklin, M 


jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThe degree to which the climate change signal can be seen in the increasing frequency and/or magnitude of extreme events forms a key part of the global environmental change agenda. Geomorphology engages with this debate through extending the instrumental record with palaeogeomorphological research; studying resilience and recovery of geomorphic systems under extreme disturbance; documenting the mediation by catchment organisation of transport processes during extreme events; applying new monitoring methods to better understand process‐response systems; and illustrating how process, experimental and modelling insights can be used to define the buffering of geomorphic systems and human assets from the effects of extremes, providing practical outcomes for practitioners. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</jats:p>



climate change, disturbance regime, climate extremes, landscape recovery, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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Natural Environment Research Council (NE/J015423/1)
European Commission (607131)
European Commission (603458)
Natural Environment Research Council (NE/N015878/1)
The authors are grateful to the British Society for Geomorphology, Wiley and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) as lead sponsors in support of the Fixed Term Working Group on Stormy Geomorphology which led to this collection of papers. We also acknowledge meeting support from Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS), NERC Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) and EU FP7 Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts – Toolkit (RISC-KIT). Underpinning research was funded through grants from UK NERC (NE/M010546/1 (Naylor), NE/J015423/1 (Spencer, Möller), NE/JO21970/1 (Darby)), USA National Science Foundation (BCS-1160301 and BCS-1222531, Magilligan) and the European Union (FP7-SPACE-2013 grant 607131 and FP7-ENV.2013 grant 603458, Möller, Spencer).