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Dr Thomas Smyth

Geography and Environmental Science
0151 291 2178


Dr Smyth is an aeolian and coastal geomorphologist, with experience in both laboratory and field-based teaching  and research. Particular areas of interest include computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of near surface flow in marine, terrestrial and martian environments, measurement of near-surface wind flow over complex topography using ultrasonic anemometry and GIS.

Selected Publications 

  • Quinn, R., Smyth, T.A.G. (2017) Process and patterns of flow, erosion and deposition at shipwreck sites: a computational fluid dynamic simulation. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
  • Hesp, P.A., Smyth T.A.G. (2017) Nebkha Flow Dynamics and Shadow Dune Formation. Geomorphology 282, pp27-38 DOI:
  • Smyth, T.A.G. (2016), A review of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) airflow over aeolian landforms. Aeolian Research, 22, 153-164
  • Jackson, D.W.T., M.C. Bourke, T.A.G. Smyth (2015) The dune effect on sand-transporting winds on Mars. Nature Communications, 6, 8796.
  • Smyth, T.A.G. and P.A. Hesp (2015), Aeolian dynamics of beach scraped ridge and dyke structures, Coastal Engineering, 99, 38-45


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