Dennis M. Fox

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Upscaling from a catchment scale to a regional scale is generally rendered difficult by the lack of relevant and precise data at the larger scale. In this case, a winter rill erosion hazard map was produced for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region using a linear regression erosion model originally designed for the catchment scale. Upscaling entailed adapting and(More)
Novel computational and small-scale experimental investigations were performed in order to better understand the high velocity flow behavior of gas-particle mixtures. The motion of solid objects impacted by the flow of the mixtures was measured by use of high-speed digital video photography. Computations were performed by use of an arbitrary Lagrangian(More)
Forest fires are common in Mediterranean environments and may become increasingly more frequent as the climate changes. Destruction of the forest cover and litter layer leads to greater overland flow and increased erosion rates. The greatest risk occurs during the first rainstorms following a major fire, so local authorities must act quickly to put erosion(More)
Experimental and computational investigations were performed in order to better understand the mechanical response of rigid targets with various geometries to the detonation of shallow buried explosives. The motion of the targets was measured by use of high-speed digital video photography. This work involved flat targets, targets that were downwardly(More)
Soil crusting decreases infiltration, increases erosion, and impedes vegetation establishment, so reducing the impact of crusting is of major importance in combating desertification. Although surface crusting has been the subject of considerable research over the past 50 years or more, the practical management of soil crusts remains a challenge for many(More)
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