In its 10-year tenure, NCED has made major contributions to the growth of Earth-Surface Dynamics (ESD) through direct research in three Integrated Programs (IP) of Streams, Watersheds and Deltas. These contributions include:
Establishment of experimental geomorphology and stratigraphy as a major source of insight in ESD,
Integration of quantitative methods from engineering, physics, and applied math into ESD,
Advances in the coupling of life, especially vegetation, and landscape dynamics,
Integration of a variety of novel methods from stochastic hydrology, including nonlocal transport and multifractal spatial signatures, into ESD,
Advances in providing the scientific basis for restoring streams, and
Integration of subsurface structure and stratigraphic records into understanding present-day delta dynamics.
All data created or compiled by NCED-funded scientists is archived here.