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Professor Jim Best 

Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Professor

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Professor Jim Best is Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Professor within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.


Work history

Research interests

  • Interactions between turbulent flows and sediment movement
  • Turbulence modulation in sedimentological flows
  • Bedform dynamics
  • Braided river dynamics and deposits
  • The morphodynamics of river channel confluences
  • The sedimentology of large rivers
  • The fluvial-tidal transition: geomorphology and sedimentology
  • Density current dynamics and sedimentation
  • Methods and techniques in experimental sedimentology and geomorphology
  • The application of multibeam imaging within sedimentary environments
  • Basin evolution, paleoenvironments and sedimentology of the Western Irish Namurian Basin
  • Carboniferous palaeoenvironments of the mid-west USA

Research group

Earth Surface Dynamics

Sedimentology and stratigraphy: processes, environments and deposits

Big Rivers of the World: geomorphology, ecology and management

The Geology of County Clare, Western Eire: sedimentology, paleoecology and evolution of a sedimentary basin

Alluvial boundary layer dynamics and deposits

Advanced Clastic Sedimentology

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Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 37/3049

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