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Mark Smith Dr Mark Smith

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Room Garstang 10.36
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 31974

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Smith, M. W., and Warburton, J. 2018. Microtopography of bare peat: a conceptual model and objective classification from high-resolution topographic survey data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4336.

Quincey, D.J., Smith, M.W., Rounce, D.R., Ross, A.N., King, O. and Watson, C.S., 2017. Evaluating morphological estimates of the aerodynamic roughness of debris covered glacier ice. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42, 2541-2553.

Swindles, G.T. Morris, P.J., Whitney, B., Galloway, J.M., Gałka, M., Gallego-Sala, A., Macumber, A.L., Mullan, D., Smith, M.W., Amesbury, M.J., Roland, T.P., Sanei, H., Patterson, R.T., Sanderson, N., Parry, L., Charman, D.J., Lopez, O., Valderamma, E., Watson, E.J., Ivanovic, R.F., Valdes, P.J., Turner, T.E. and Lähteenoja, O. 2017. Ecosystem state shifts during long-term development of an Amazonian peatland. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13950

Watson, C.S., Quincey, D.J., Smith, M.W., Carrivick, J.L., Rowan, A.V. and James, M.R. 2017. Quantifying ice cliff evolution with multi-temporal point clouds on the debris-covered Khumbu Glacier, Nepal. J.  Glaciol., 1-15.

Mallalieu, J., Carrivick, J.L., Quincey, D.J., Smith, M.W. and James, W.H., 2017. An integrated Structure-from-Motion and time-lapse technique for quantifying ice-margin dynamics. Journal of Glaciology doi: 10.1017/jog.2017.48

Watson, C.S., Quincey, D.J., Carrivick, J.L., Smith, M.W., Rowan, A.V. and Richardson, R., 2017. Heterogeneous water storage and thermal regime of supraglacial ponds on debris‐covered glaciers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms doi:10.1002/esp.4236

James, M.R., Robson, S. and Smith, M.W., 2017. 3‐D uncertainty‐based topographic change detection with structure‐from‐motion photogrammetry: precision maps for ground control and directly georeferenced surveys. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.4125.

Pearson, E., Smith, M.W., Klaar, M.J., Brown, L.E. 2017. Can high resolution 3D topographic surveys provide reliable grain size estimates in gravel bed rivers? Geomorphology doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.05.015

Watson, C.S., Quincey, D.J., Carrivick, J.L. and Smith, M.W. 2017. Ice cliff dynamics in the Everest region of the Central Himalaya. Geomorphology 278, 238-251.

Carrivick, J.L., Smith, M.W. and Quincey, D.J. 2016. Structure from Motion in the Geosciences. New Analytical Methods in Earth and Environmental Science. Wiley Blackwell.

Watson, C.S., Quincey, D.J., Carrivick, J.L. and Smith, M.W. 2016. The dynamics of supraglacial water storage in the Everest region, central Himalaya. Global and Planetary Change doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.04.008.

Smith, M.W., Quincey, D.J., Dixon, T., Bingham, R.G., Carrivick, J.L., Irvine‐Fynn, T.D. and Rippin, D.M., 2016. Aerodynamic roughness of glacial ice surfaces derived from high resolution topographic data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface doi: 10.1002/2015JF003759.

Swindles, G., Morris, P., Wheeler, J., Smith, M.W., Bacon, K., Turner, T.E., Headley, A. and Galloway, J. 2016. Resilience of peatland ecosystem services over millennial timescales: evidence from a degraded British bog. Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12565.

Smith, M.W., Carrivick, J.L. and Quincey, D.J. 2015. Structure from Motion Photogrammetry in Physical Geography. Progress in Physical Geography 40(2) 247-275

Smith, M.W. 2015. Section 2.1.5: Direct acquisition of elevation data: Terrestrial Laser Scanning. In: Cook, S.J., Clarke, L.E. & Nield, J.M. (Eds.) Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition). British Society for Geomorphology; London, UK. ISSN: 2047-0371.

Smith, M.W. and Vericat, D. 2015. From experimental plots to experimental landscapes: topography, erosion and deposition in sub-humid badlands from Structure-from-Motion. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms doi:10.1002/esp.3747

Carrivick, J.L., Smith, M.W., Carrivick, D.M. 2015. High-resolution topography of the upper Tarfala valley. GFF.

Hardy, A.J., Mageni, Z., Dongus, S., Killeen, G.F., Macklin, M.G., Majambere, S., Ali, A.S., Msellem, M., Al-Mafazy, A.-W., Smith, M.W., Thomas, C. 2015. Mapping hotspots of malaria transmission from pre-existing hydrology, geology and geomorphology data in the pre-elimination context of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania. Parasites & Vectors 8: 41, doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0652-5.

Smith, M.W., Carrivick, J.L., Hooke, J., Kirkby, M.J. 2014. Reconstructing Flash Flood Magnitudes Using ‘Structure-from-Motion’: a rapid assessment tool. Journal of Hydrology 519, 1914‒1927.

Irvine-Fynn, T.D.L., Sanz-Ablanedo, E., Rutter, N., Smith, M.W., Chandler, J.H. 2014. Measuring glacier surface roughness using plot-scale, close-range digital photogrammetry. Journal of Glaciology 60, 957‒969.

Smith, M.W. 2014. Roughness in the Earth Sciences. Earth Science Reviews 136, 202‒225. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.05.016.

Vericat, D., Smith, M.W., Brasington, J. 2014. Patterns of topographic change in sub-humid badlands determined by high resolution multi-temporal topographic surveys. Catena 120, 164‒176.

Hardy, A.J., Gamarra, J.G.P., Cross, D.E., Macklin, M.G., Smith, M.W., Kihonda, J., Killeen, G.F., Ling’ala, G.N. and Thomas, C.J. 2013. Habitat hydrology and geomorphology control the distribution of malaria vector larvae in rural Africa. PLoS ONE 8(12): e81931. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081931

Smith, M.W. and Vericat, D. 2013. Evaluating shallow-water bathymetry from through-water terrestrial laser scanning under a range of hydraulic and physical water quality conditions. River Research and Applications doi:10.1002/rra.2687.

Carrivick, J.L., Smith, M.W., Quincey, D.J., Carver, S.J., 2013. Developments in budget remote sensing for the geosciences. Geology Today 29, (4) 138‒143.

Smith, M.W. 2013. Improving student engagement with employability: the project pitch assessment. Planet 26, 2‒7.

Smith, M.W., Macklin, M.G. and Thomas, C.J. 2013. Hydrological and geomorphological controls of malaria transmission. Earth Science Reviews 116, 109‒127.

Bracken, L.J., Wainwright, J., Ali, G.A., Tetzlaff, D., Smith, M.W., Reaney, S.M., and Roy, A.G. 2013. Concepts of hydrological connectivity: research approaches, pathways and future agendas. Earth Science Reviews 119, 17–34.

Smith, M.W., Vericat, D. and Gibbins, C. 2012. Through-water terrestrial laser scanning of gravel beds at the patch scale. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 37, 411−421. doi: 10.1002/esp.2254

Smith, M.W., Polglase, G. and Parry, C. 2012. Construction of student groups using Belbin: supporting group work in environmental management. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. doi:10.1080/03098265.2012.692156

Smith, M.W., Cox, N.J. and Bracken, L.J. 2011. Terrestrial laser scanning soil surfaces: a field methodology to examine surface roughness and overland flow hydraulics. Hydrological Processes 25, 842−860. doi:10.1002/hyp.7871.

Smith, M.W., Cox, N.J. and Bracken, L.J. 2011. Modeling depth distributions of overland flows. Geomorphology 125, 402−413. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.10.017

Smith, M.W., Bracken, L.J. and Cox, N.J. 2010. Toward a dynamic representation of hydrological connectivity at the hillslope scale in semi-arid areas. Water Resources Research 46, W12540, doi:10.1029/2009WR008496.

Smith, M.W., Cox, N.J. and Bracken, L.J. 2007. Applying flow resistance equations to overland flows. Progress in Physical Geography 31, 4, 363−387.