## The Bruun Rule and Sea-Level Rise

In this water resources engineering/geomorphology blog post, we study the Bruun rule, a simple relationship between shoreline regression and sea-level rise that has been a mainstay in coastal science for over half a century.

## River Meandering Models

In this hydraulics/water resources engineering blog post, we discuss models used to investigate meandering phenomena in fluvial streams.

## Vorticity, Circulation, and Potential Vorticity

In this meteorology/oceanography blog post, we discuss the basic principles of conservation of circulation and potential vorticity in geophysical flows.

## Heat Flow and Rifting in the Lithosphere: Oceanic and Continental

In this geology/geophysics blog post, we discuss the theory of heat flow in the lithosphere and its relation to seafloor depth, the age of the Earth, and radiogenic heat.

## Clairaut’s Theorem and Classical Physical Geodesy

In this blog post, we discuss a seminal result in geophysics known as Clairaut’s theorem, and how it can be used to model the flattening of the Earth.

## Glacier Profiles: The Parabolic, Vialov, and Bueler Models

In this blog post, we study three simple theories used by earth scientists to describe glacier profiles: The parabolic model, the Vialov model, and the Bueler model. The advantages and shortcomings of each model are discussed.

## Bagnold’s Blown Sand Transport and Saltation

In this geology/geophysics/sediment transport quiz, we discuss the fascinating theory of sand grain saltation in dunes, from the pioneering work of Ralph Bagnold in the 1940s to some of the most recent developments.

## Air Pollution and the Gaussian Plume Model

In this blog post, we discuss the Gaussian plume approach to modelling of atmospheric pollutants. A solved example and a quick optimization of the plume model are included.

## Size Reduction, the Three Laws of Comminution, and the Bond Equation

In this blog post, we study three equations used by mineral processing engineers to model comminution/size reduction. Emphasis is placed on the Bond model. Two solved examples are included.

## Stomatal Conductance and Plant Transpiration

In this plant biology/agriculture blog post, we present a semiquantitative discussion of stomatal conductance in vascular plants. Factors involved in opening of stomata are discussed, and a solved example is provided.

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