James Leonard Best

1969 …2019
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2019

Anthropogenic stresses on the world’s big rivers

Best, J. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Nature Geoscience. 12, 1, p. 7-21 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

river
hydrological change
civilization
finance
floodplain
2018

The adaptation of dunes to changes in river flow

Reesink, A. J. H., Parsons, D. R., Ashworth, P. J., Best, J. L., Hardy, R. J., Murphy, B. J., McLelland, S. J. & Unsworth, C., Oct 1 2018, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 185, p. 1065-1087 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

river flow
dune
sediment
flow velocity
kinematics

The planform mobility of river channel confluences: Insights from analysis of remotely sensed imagery

Dixon, S. J., Sambrook Smith, G. H., Best, J. L., Nicholas, A. P., Bull, J. M., Vardy, M. E., Sarker, M. H. & Goodbred, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 176, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

confluence
river channel
imagery
scour
analysis
2016

Predicting bedforms and primary current stratification in cohesive mixtures of mud and sand

Baas, J. H., Best, J. L. & Peakall, J., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 173, 1, p. 12-45 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

bedform
mud
stratification
sand
sediment
2015

Extremes in dune preservation: Controls on the completeness of fluvial deposits

Reesink, A. J. H., Van den Berg, J. H., Parsons, D. R., Amsler, M. L., Best, J. L., Hardy, R. J., Orfeo, O. & Szupiany, R. N., Nov 1 2015, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 150, p. 652-665 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

fluvial deposit
dune
erosion
meander
sediment transport
2012

Mitigating land loss in coastal Louisiana by controlled diversion of Mississippi River sand

Nittrouer, J. A., Best, J. L., Brantley, C., Cash, R. W., Czapiga, M., Kumar, P. & Parker, G., Aug 1 2012, In : Nature Geoscience. 5, 8, p. 534-537 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

spillway
sand
river
water column
land

Tributary, distributary and other fluvial patterns: What really represents the norm in the continental rock record?

Fielding, C. R., Ashworth, P. J., Best, J. L., Prokocki, E. W. & Smith, G. H. S., Jun 15 2012, In : Sedimentary Geology. 261-262, p. 15-32 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

tributary
geological record
rock
river
norm
2005

The fluid dynamics of river dunes: A review and some future research directions

Best, J. L., Dec 1 2005, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 110, 4, F04S02.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

dunes
Sediment transport
fluid dynamics
Fluid dynamics
rivers
1997
aggradation
relief
wave height
probability density function
experimental study