Parker Receives Best Paper Award
Professor Gary Parker was selected to receive the 2012 British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) Wiley Blackwell Award for the best paper published in the BSG’s Journal, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. “A New Framework for Modeling the Migration of Meandering Rivers” was written by Parker, Y. Shimizu, G.V. Wilkerson, E.C. Eke, J.D. Abad, J.W. Lauer, C. Paola, W.E. Dietrich and V.R. Voller.
Parker's research interests are in river mechanics and morphology, sediment transport and two-phase solid fluid flow. His current efforts focus on downstream grainsize change in gravel rivers, migration of meander bends in sand bed rivers, formation of submarine alluvial fans due to sediment deposition from turbidity currents, evolution of channel cross-sectional shape, and nonlinear erodible bed mechanics.