Visualising geomorphology: improving communication of data and concepts through engagement with the arts

Stephen Tooth, Heather Viles, Ant Dickinson, Simon Dixon, Anna Falcini, Hywell Griffiths, Harriet Hawkins, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Julian Ruddock, Varyl R. Thorndycraft, Brian Whalley

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Previous Earth Surface Exchanges (ESEX) commentaries have raised concerns over the limited, possibly even decreasing, visibility of geomorphology as a discipline and a term (e.g. Tooth, 2009; Gregory et al., 2014; Woodward, 2015). Proposed solutions have focused on ways to improve communication of geomorphology, but have tended to emphasize traditional forms of academic dissemination, including meetings (Gregory et al., 2014) and textbooks (Woodward, 2015). The contention of this commentary is that greater engagement with the arts can provide alternative communication channels for our data and concepts, and thereby help to raise the visibility of geomorphology, both literally and metaphorically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793–1796
Number of pages4
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Issue number12
Early online date28 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2016

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