Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Greg Tucker Group


The Computational Geomorphology Group studies the processes that shape the Earth's surface. As the 18th century founders of geology recognized, our planet's surface is continually sculpted by processes that obey the basic laws of physics and chemistry. Most of these processes can be seen in action on today's Earth. We focus on discovering how the physics of processes like floods and landslides interact to shape the land surface, drive mass and energy across it, and determine how a landscape will respond to forcing from the atmosphere above and the solid earth below. We also develop software tools to enable computational modeling of earth-surface processes.

  

Current Projects

Landlab: lowering the barrier for earth-surface process modeling

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Extensional faulting and landscape evolution

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Past Projects

Taiwan tectonics and topography project

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Sediment transport and dispersion

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Debris flows and landscape evolution

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Rio Puerco flooding and erosion project

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From Peaks to Prairie: Two Natural Experiments in Decadal Landscape Evolution

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  • Barnhart, KR; Glade, RC; Shobe, CM; Tucker, GE (2019), Terrainbento 1.0: a Python package for multi-model analysis in long-term drainage basin evolution. Version: 1 GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT 12 (4) 1267-1297, issn: 1991-959X, doi: 10.5194/gmd-12-1267-2019
  • Collett, CM; Duvall, AR; Flowers, RM; Tucker, GE; Upton, P (2019), The Timing and Style of Oblique Deformation Within New Zealands Kaikura Ranges and Marlborough Fault System Based on Low-Temperature Thermochronology. Version: 1 TECTONICS 38 (4) 1250-1272, issn: 0278-7407, doi: 10.1029/2018TC005268
  • Kochanski, K; Anderson, RS; Tucker, GE (2019), The evolution of snow bedforms in the Colorado Front Range and the processes that shape them. Version: 1 CRYOSPHERE 13 (4) 1267-1281, issn: 1994-0416, doi: 10.5194/tc-13-1267-2019
  • Pelletier, JD, GA Barron-Gafford, H Gutierrez-Jurado, ELS Hinckley, E Istanbulluoglu, LA McGuire, GY Niu, MJ Poulos, C Rasmussen, P Richardson, TL Swetnam and GE Tucker (2018), Which way do you lean? Using slope aspect variations to understand Critical Zone processes and feedbacks. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 43 (5) 1133-1154, issn: 0197-9337, ids: GC3TV, doi: 10.1002/esp.4306
  • Kochanski, K, RS Anderson and GE Tucker (2018), Statistical Classification of Self-Organized Snow Surfaces. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 45 (13) 6532-6541, issn: 0094-8276, ids: GO2FL, doi: 10.1029/2018GL077616
  • Tucker, GE, SW McCoy and DEJ Hobley (2018), A lattice grain model of hillslope evolution. Earth Surf. Dyn. Version: 1 6 (3) 563-582, issn: 2196-6311, ids: GN6KO, doi: 10.5194/esurf-6-563-2018
  • Gray, HJ, GE Tucker and SA Mahan (2018), Application of a Luminescence-Based Sediment Transport Model. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 45 (12) 6071-6080, issn: 0094-8276, ids: GM8QY, doi: 10.1029/2018GL078210
  • Rengers, FK, LA McGuire, BA Ebel and GE Tucker (2018), The evolution of a colluvial hollow to a fluvial channel with periodic steps following two transformational disturbances: A wildfire and a historic flood. Geomorphology Version: 1 309 121-130, issn: 0169-555X, ids: GD5DP, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.01.003
  • Harbert, SA, AR Duvall and GE Tucker (2018), The Role of Near-Fault Relief Elements in Creating and Maintaining a Strike-Slip Landscape. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 45 (21) 11683-11692, issn: 0094-8276, ids: HC5GX, doi: 10.1029/2018GL080045
  • Strauch, R, E Istanbulluoglu, SS Nudurupati, C Bandaragoda, NM Gasparini and GE Tucker (2018), A hydroclimatological approach to predicting regional landslide probability using Landlab. Earth Surf. Dyn. Version: 1 6 (1) 49-75, issn: 2196-6311, ids: FV2JZ, doi: 10.5194/esurf-6-49-2018
  • Shobe, CM, GE Tucker and MW Rossi (2018), Variable-Threshold Behavior in Rivers Arising From Hillslope-Derived Blocks. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 123 (8) 1931-1957, issn: 2169-9003, ids: GT3QG, doi: 10.1029/2017JF004575
  • Langston, AL and GE Tucker (2018), Developing and exploring a theory for the lateral erosion of bedrock channels for use in landscape evolution models. Earth Surf. Dyn. Version: 1 6 (1) 1-27, issn: 2196-6311, ids: FS1IM, doi: 10.5194/esurf-6-1-2018
  • Gray, HJ, CM Shobe, DEJ Hobley, GE Tucker, AR Duvall, SA Harbert and LA Owen (2018), Off-fault deformation rate along the southern San Andreas fault at Mecca Hills, southern California, inferred from landscape modeling of curved drainages. Geology Version: 1 46 (1) 59-62, issn: 0091-7613, ids: FQ8CD, doi: 10.1130/G39820.1
  • Adams, JM, NM Gasparini, DEJ Hobley, GE Tucker, EWH Hutton, SS Nudurupati and E Istanbulluoglu (2017), The Landlab v1.0 OverlandFlow component: a Python tool for computing shallow-water flow across watersheds. Geosci. Model Dev. Version: 1 10 (4) 1645-1663, issn: 1991-959X, ids: ES8JP, doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-1645-2017
  • Glade, RC, RS Anderson and GE Tucker (2017), Block-controlled hillslope form and persistence of topography in rocky landscapes. Geology Version: 1 45 (4) 311-314, issn: 0091-7613, ids: EN6PK, doi: 10.1130/G38665.1
  • Gray, HJ, GE Tucker, SA Mahan, C McGuire and EJ Rhodes (2017), On extracting sediment transport information from measurements of luminescence in river sediment. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 122 (3) 654-677, issn: 2169-9003, ids: ES2IC, doi: 10.1002/2016JF003858
  • Hobley, DEJ, JM Adams, SS Nudurupati, EWH Hutton, NM Gasparini, E Istanbulluoglu and GE Tucker (2017), Creative computing with Landlab: an open-source toolkit for building, coupling, and exploring two-dimensional numerical models of Earth-surface dynamics. Earth Surf. Dyn. Version: 1 5 (1) 21-46, issn: 2196-6311, ids: EK6TT, doi: 10.5194/esurf-5-21-2017
  • Shobe, CM, GE Tucker and KR Barnhart (2017), The SPACE 1.0 model: a Landlab component for 2-D calculation of sediment transport, bedrock erosion, and landscape evolution. Geosci. Model Dev. Version: 1 10 (12) 4577-4604, issn: 1991-959X, ids: FQ3UQ, doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-4577-2017
  • Roy, SG, PO Koons, B Osti, P Upton and GE Tucker (2016), Multi-scale characterization of topographic anisotropy. Comput. Geosci. Version: 1 90 102-116, issn: 0098-3004, ids: DK3HL, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2015.09.023
  • Shobe, CM, GE Tucker and RS Anderson (2016), Hillslope-derived blocks retard river incision. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 43 (10) 5070-5078, issn: 0094-8276, ids: DP2UC, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069262
  • Roy, SG, PO Koons, P Upton and GE Tucker (2016), Dynamic links among rock damage, erosion, and strain during orogenesis. Geology Version: 1 44 (7) 583-586, issn: 0091-7613, ids: DQ7AH, doi: 10.1130/G37753.1
  • Tucker, GE, DEJ Hobley, E Hutton, NM Gasparini, E Istanbulluoglu, JM Adams and SS Nudurupati (2016), CellLab-CTS 2015: continuous-time stochastic cellular automaton modeling using Landlab. Geosci. Model Dev. Version: 1 9 (2) 823-839, issn: 1991-959X, ids: DN3AF, doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-823-2016
  • Rengers, FK, GE Tucker, JA Moody and BA Ebel (2016), Illuminating wildfire erosion and deposition patterns with repeat terrestrial lidar. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 121 (3) 588-608, issn: 2169-9003, ids: DJ6TL, doi: 10.1002/2015JF003600
  • Rengers, FK, GE Tucker and SA Mahan (2016), Episodic bedrock erosion by gully-head migration, Colorado High Plains, USA. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 41 (11) 1574-1582, issn: 0197-9337, ids: DW4LZ, doi: 10.1002/esp.3929
  • Roy, SG, GE Tucker, PO Koons, SM Smith and P Upton (2016), A fault runs through it: Modeling the influence of rock strength and grain-size distribution in a fault-damaged landscape. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 121 (10) , issn: 2169-9003, ids: EI9LS, doi: 10.1002/2015JF003662
  • Ebel, BA, FK Rengers and GE Tucker (2016), Observed and simulated hydrologic response for a first-order catchment during extreme rainfall 3 years after wildfire disturbance. Water Resour. Res. Version: 1 52 (12) 9367-9389, issn: 0043-1397, ids: EJ6HV, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019110
  • Rengers, F, M Lunacek and G Tucker (2016), Application of an evolutionary algorithm for parameter optimization in a gully erosion model. Environ. Modell. Softw. Version: 1 80 297-305, issn: 1364-8152, ids: DM3AD, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.02.033
  • Ebel, BA, FK Rengers and GE Tucker (2015), Aspect-dependent soil saturation and insight into debris-flow initiation during extreme rainfall in the Colorado Front Range. Geology Version: 1 43 (8) 659-662, issn: 0091-7613, ids: CO2VK, doi: 10.1130/G36741.1
  • Rengers, FK and GE Tucker (2015), The evolution of gully headcut morphology: a case study using terrestrial laser scanning and hydrological monitoring. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 40 (10) 1304-1317, issn: 0197-9337, ids: CO6HX, doi: 10.1002/esp.3721
  • Duvall, AR and GE Tucker (2015), Dynamic Ridges and Valleys in a Strike-Slip Environment. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 120 (10) 2016-2026, issn: 2169-9003, ids: CW3FE, doi: 10.1002/2015JF003618
  • Langston, AL, GE Tucker and RS Anderson (2015), Interpreting climate-modulated processes of terrace development along the Colorado Front Range using a landscape evolution model. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 120 (10) 2121-2138, issn: 2169-9003, ids: CW3FE, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003403
  • Langston, AL, GE Tucker, RS Anderson and SP Anderson (2015), Evidence for climatic and hillslope-aspect controls on vadose zone hydrology and implications for saprolite weathering. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 40 (9) 1254-1269, issn: 0197-9337, ids: CM3PB, doi: 10.1002/esp.3718
  • Harris, NB and GE Tucker (2015), Soils, slopes and source rocks: Application of a soil chemistry model to nutrient delivery to rift lakes. Sediment. Geol. Version: 1 323 31-42, issn: 0037-0738, ids: CK9JI, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2015.04.003
  • Roy, SG, PO Koons, P Upton and GE Tucker (2015), The influence of crustal strength fields on the patterns and rates of fluvial incision. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 120 (2) 275-299, issn: 2169-9003, ids: CD9AB, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003281
  • Rengers, FK and GE Tucker (2014), Analysis and modeling of gully headcut dynamics, North American high plains. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 119 (5) 983-1003, issn: 2169-9003, ids: AJ4DH, doi: 10.1002/2013JF002962
  • Griffin, ER, MC Perignon, JM Friedman and GE Tucker (2014), Effects of woody vegetation on overbank sand transport during a large flood, Rio Puerco, New Mexico. Geomorphology Version: 1 207 30-50, issn: 0169-555X, ids: AB8QW, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.025
  • Anderson, RS, SP Anderson and GE Tucker (2013), Rock damage and regolith transport by frost: an example of climate modulation of the geomorphology of the critical zone. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 38 (3) 299-316, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 103CY, doi: 10.1002/esp.3330
  • Godard, V, GE Tucker, GB Fisher, DW Burbank and B Bookhagen (2013), Frequency-dependent landscape response to climatic forcing. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 40 (5) 859-863, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 134VG, doi: 10.1002/grl.50253
  • Tucker, GE and P van der Beek (2013), A model for post-orogenic development of a mountain range and its foreland. Basin Res. Version: 1 25 (3) 241-259, issn: 0950-091X, ids: 147FZ, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2012.00559.x
  • McCoy, SW, GE Tucker, JW Kean and JA Coe (2013), Field measurement of basal forces generated by erosive debris flows. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 118 (2) 589-602, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 225VU, doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20041
  • Perignon, MC, GE Tucker, ER Griffin and JM Friedman (2013), Effects of riparian vegetation on topographic change during a large flood event, Rio Puerco, New Mexico, USA. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 118 (3) 1193-1209, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 238VC, doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20073
  • Bradley, DN and GE Tucker (2013), The storage time, age, and erosion hazard of laterally accreted sediment on the floodplain of a simulated meandering river. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 118 (3) 1308-1319, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 238VC, doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20083
  • Wilcox, T, K Mueller, P Upton, LK Powell, YG Chen, ST Huang, BJ Yanites and G Tucker (2013), Structural inheritance and erosional controls on thrust kinematics in western Taiwan. Geosphere Version: 1 9 (4) 1091-1101, issn: 1553-040X, ids: 221SM, doi: 10.1130/GES00819.1
  • Kean, JW, SW McCoy, GE Tucker, DM Staley and JA Coe (2013), Runoff-generated debris flows: Observations and modeling of surge initiation, magnitude, and frequency. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 118 (4) 2190-2207, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 292AH, doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20148
  • Anderson, SP, RS Anderson and GE Tucker (2012), Landscape scale linkages in critical zone evolution. C. R. Geosci. Version: 1 344 (12-Nov) 586-596, issn: 1631-0713, ids: 062NH, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2012.10.008
  • Bradley, DN and GE Tucker (2012), Measuring gravel transport and dispersion in a mountain river using passive radio tracers. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 37 (10) 1034-1045, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 983LU, doi: 10.1002/esp.3223
  • McCoy, SW, JW Kean, JA Coe, GE Tucker, DM Staley and TA Wasklewicz (2012), Sediment entrainment by debris flows: In situ measurements from the headwaters of a steep catchment. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 117 , Art. No. F03016, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 988CI, doi: 10.1029/2011JF002278
  • Attal, M, PA Cowie, AC Whittaker, D Hobley, GE Tucker and GP Roberts (2011), Testing fluvial erosion models using the transient response of bedrock rivers to tectonic forcing in the Apennines, Italy. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 116 , Art. No. F02005, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 751VM, doi: 10.1029/2010JF001875
  • Hoke, MRT, BM Hynek and GE Tucker (2011), Formation timescales of large Martian valley networks. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. Version: 1 312 (2-Jan) 1-12, issn: 0012-821X, ids: 867LP, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.053
  • Tucker, GE, SW McCoy, AC Whittaker, GP Roberts, ST Lancaster and R Phillips (2011), Geomorphic significance of postglacial bedrock scarps on normal-fault footwalls. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 116 , Art. No. F01022, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 737XW, doi: 10.1029/2010JF001861
  • Yanites, BJ, GE Tucker, HL Hsu, CC Chen, YG Chen and KJ Mueller (2011), The influence of sediment cover variability on long-term river incision rates: An example from the Peikang River, central Taiwan. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 116 , Art. No. F03016, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 813KZ, doi: 10.1029/2010JF001933
  • Langston, AL, GE Tucker, RS Anderson and SP Anderson (2011), Exploring links between vadose zone hydrology and chemical weathering in the Boulder Creek critical zone observatory. Appl. Geochem. Version: 1 26 S70-S71, issn: 0883-2927, ids: 858HZ, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.033
  • Wilcox, T, K Mueller, P Upton, YG Chen, ST Huang, BJ Yanites and G Tucker (2011), Linking Taiwans subcritical Hsuehshan Range topography and foreland basin architecture. Tectonics Version: 1 30 , Art. No. TC4011, issn: 0278-7407, ids: 810LT, doi: 10.1029/2010TC002825
  • Yanites, BJ and GE Tucker (2010), Controls and limits on bedrock channel geometry. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 115 , Art. No. F04019, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 680GU, doi: 10.1029/2009JF001601
  • Yanites, BJ, GE Tucker, KJ Mueller, YG Chen, T Wilcox, SY Huang and KW Shi (2010), Incision and channel morphology across active structures along the Peikang River, central Taiwan: Implications for the importance of channel width. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. Version: 1 122 (8-Jul) 1192-1208, issn: 0016-7606, ids: 605MI, doi: 10.1130/B30035.1
  • Yanites, BJ, GE Tucker, KJ Mueller and YG Chen (2010), How rivers react to large earthquakes: Evidence from central Taiwan. Geology Version: 1 38 (7) 639-642, issn: 0091-7613, ids: 614WE, doi: 10.1130/G30883.1
  • McCoy, SW, JW Kean, JA Coe, DM Staley, TA Wasklewicz and GE Tucker (2010), Evolution of a natural debris flow: In situ measurements of flow dynamics, video imagery, and terrestrial laser scanning. Geology Version: 1 38 (8) 735-738, issn: 0091-7613, ids: 624UT, doi: 10.1130/G30928.1
  • Wobus, CW, GE Tucker and RS Anderson (2010), Does climate change create distinctive patterns of landscape incision?. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 115 , Art. No. F04008, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 666CN, doi: 10.1029/2009JF001562
  • Tucker, GE and GR Hancock (2010), Modelling landscape evolution. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 35 (1) 28-50, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 556MF, doi: 10.1002/esp.1952
  • van Balen, RT, FS Busschers and GE Tucker (2010), Modeling the response of the Rhine-Meuse fluvial system to Late Pleistocene climate change. Geomorphology Version: 1 114 (3) 440-452, issn: 0169-555X, ids: 537KA, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.08.007
  • Bradley, DN, GE Tucker and DA Benson (2010), Fractional dispersion in a sand bed river. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 115 , Art. No. F00A09, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 572UM, doi: 10.1029/2009JF001268
  • Tucker, GE and DN Bradley (2010), Trouble with diffusion: Reassessing hillslope erosion laws with a particle-based model. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 115 , Art. No. F00A10, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 572UN, doi: 10.1029/2009JF001264
  • Yanites, BJ, GE Tucker and RS Anderson (2009), Numerical and analytical models of cosmogenic radionuclide dynamics in landslide-dominated drainage basins. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. F01007, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 398RY, doi: 10.1029/2008JF001088
  • Fleurant, C, GE Tucker and HA Viles (2008), Modelling cockpit karst landforms. Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. Version: 1 296 47-62, Ed. Gallagher, K; Jones, SJ; Wainwright, J, issn: 0305-8719, ids: BJP45, isbn: 978-1-86239-250-2, doi: 10.1144/SP296.4
  • Wobus, CW, JW Kean, GE Tucker and RS Anderson (2008), Modeling the evolution of channel shape: Balancing computational efficiency with hydraulic fidelity. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 113 (F2) , Art. No. F02004, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 289TK, doi: 10.1029/2007JF000914
  • Attal, M, GE Tucker, AC Whittaker, PA Cowie and GP Roberts (2008), Modeling fluvial incision and transient landscape evolution: Influence of dynamic channel adjustment. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 113 (F3) , Art. No. F03013, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 336BT, doi: 10.1029/2007JF000893
  • Fleurant, C, GE Tucker and HA Viles (2008), A model of cockpit karst landscape, Jamaica. Geomorphologie Version: 1(1) 3-14, issn: 1266-5304, ids: 303BL
  • Cowie, PA, AC Whittaker, M Attal, G Roberts, GE Tucker and A Ganas (2008), New constraints on sediment-flux-dependent river incision: Implications for extracting tectonic signals from river profiles. Geology Version: 1 36 (7) 535-538, issn: 0091-7613, ids: 322ZX, doi: 10.1130/G24681A.1
  • Whittaker, AC, M Attal, PA Cowie, GE Tucker and G Roberts (2008), Decoding temporal and spatial patterns of fault uplift using transient river long profiles. Geomorphology Version: 1 100 (4-Mar) 506-526, issn: 0169-555X, ids: 350XU, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.01.018
  • Lyew-Ayee, P, HA Viles and GE Tucker (2007), The use of GIS-based digital morphometric techniques in the study of cockpit karst. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 32 (2) 165-179, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 138YN, doi: 10.1002/esp.1399
  • Whittaker, AC, PA Cowie, M Attal, GE Tucker and GP Roberts (2007), Bedrock channel adjustment to tectonic forcing: Implications for predicting river incision rates. Geology Version: 1 35 (2) 103-106, issn: 0091-7613, ids: 132NC, doi: 10.1130/G20738.1
  • Whittaker, AC, PA Cowie, M Attal, GE Tucker and GP Roberts (2007), Contrasting transient and steady-state rivers crossing active normal faults: new field observations from the Central Apennines, Italy. Basin Res. Version: 1 19 (4) 529-556, issn: 0950-091X, ids: 235QN, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2007.00337.x
  • Solyom, PB and GE Tucker (2007), The importance of the catchment area-length relationship in governing non-steady state hydrology, optimal junction angles and drainage network pattern. Geomorphology Version: 1 88 (2-Jan) 84-108, issn: 0169-555X, ids: 244UX, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.10.014
  • Arnold, LJ, RM Balley and GE Tucker (2007), Statistical treatment of fluvial dose distributions from southern Colorado arroyo deposits. Quat. Geochronol. Version: 1 11th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating 2 (4-Jan) 162-167, Kardinal Schulte Haus, Cologne, GERMANY, JUL 24-29, 2005, issn: 1871-1014, ids: 178GU, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2006.05.003
  • Clevis, Q, GE Tucker, G Lock, ST Lancaster, N Gasparini, A Desitter and RL Brass (2006), Geoarchaeological simulation of meandering river deposits and settlement distributions: A three-dimensional approach. Geoarchaeology Version: 1 21 (8) 843-874, issn: 0883-6353, ids: 106KQ, doi: 10.1002/gea.20142
  • Wobus, CW, GE Tucker and RS Anderson (2006), Self-formed bedrock channels. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 33 (18) , Art. No. L18408, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 090IE, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027182
  • Cowie, PA, M Attal, GE Tucker, AC Whittaker, M Naylor, A Ganas and GP Roberts (2006), Investigating the surface process response to fault interaction and linkage using a numerical modelling approach. Basin Res. Version: 1 18 (3) 231-266, issn: 0950-091X, ids: 082QL, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2006.00298.x
  • Tucker, GE, L Arnold, RL Bras, H Flores, E Istanbulluoglu and P Solyom (2006), Headwater channel dynamics in semiarid rangelands, Colorado high plains, USA. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. Version: 1 118 (8-Jul) 959-974, issn: 0016-7606, ids: 058XO, doi: 10.1120/B25928.1
  • Istanbulluoglu, E, RL Bras, H Flores-Cervantes and GE Tucker (2005), Implications of bank failures and fluvial erosion for gully development: Field observations and modeling. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 110 (F1) , Art. No. F01014, issn: 2169-9003, ids: 905ER, doi: 10.1029/2004JF000145
  • Solyom, PB and GE Tucker (2004), Effect of limited storm duration on landscape evolution, drainage basin geometry, and hydrograph shapes. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 109 (F3) , Art. No. F03012, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 031NM, doi: 10.1029/2003JF000032
  • Tucker, GE (2004), Drainage basin sensitivity to tectonic and climatic forcing: Implications of a stochastic model for the role of entrainment and erosion thresholds. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 29 (2) 185-205, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 778EP, doi: 10.1002/esp.1020
  • Collins, DBG, RL Bras and GE Tucker (2004), Modeling the effects of vegetation-erosion coupling on landscape evolution. J. Geophys. Res.-Earth Surf. Version: 1 109 (F3) , Art. No. F03004, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 863PA, doi: 10.1029/2003JF000028
  • Gasparini, NM, GE Tucker and RL Bras (2004), Network-scale dynamics of grain-size sorting: Implications for downstream fining, stream-profile concavity, and drainage basin morphology. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 29 (4) 401-421, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 816FI, doi: 10.1002/esp.1031
  • Snyder, NP, KX Whipple, GE Tucker and DJ Merritts (2003), Importance of a stochastic distribution of floods and erosion thresholds in the bedrock river incision problem. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 108 (B2) , Art. No. 2117, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 663BR, doi: 10.1029/2001JB001655
  • Bogaart, PW, GE Tucker and JJ de Vries (2003), Channel network morphology and sediment dynamics under alternating periglacial and temperate regimes: a numerical simulation study. Geomorphology Version: 1 54 (4-Mar) 257-277, issn: 0169-555X, ids: 723RK, doi: 10.1016/S0169-555X(02)00360-4
  • Baldwin, JA, KX Whipple and GE Tucker (2003), Implications of the shear stress river incision model for the timescale of postorogenic decay of topography. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 108 (B3) , Art. No. 2158, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 667JD, doi: 10.1029/2001JB000550
  • Snyder, NP, KX Whipple, GE Tucker and DJ Merritts (2002), Interactions between onshore bedrock-channel incision and nearshore wave-base erosion forced by eustasy and tectonics. Basin Res. Version: 1 14 (2) 105-127, issn: 0950-091X, ids: 561FJ, doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2117.2002.00169.x
  • Tucker, GE and KX Whipple (2002), Topographic outcomes predicted by stream erosion models: Sensitivity analysis and intermodel comparison. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 107 (B9) , Art. No. 2179, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 634WU, doi: 10.1029/2001JB000162
  • Whipple, KX and GE Tucker (2002), Implications of sediment-flux-dependent river incision models for landscape evolution. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 107 (B2) , Art. No. 2039, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 609MP, doi: 10.1029/2000JB000044
  • Niemann, JD, NM Gasparini, GE Tucker and RL Bras (2001), A quantitative evaluation of Playfair's law and its use in testing long-term stream erosion models. Earth Surf. Process. Landf. Version: 1 26 (12) 1317-1332, issn: 0197-9337, ids: 494RZ, doi: 10.1002/esp.272
  • Tucker, GE, F Catani, A Rinaldo and RL Bras (2001), Statistical analysis of drainage density from digital terrain data. Geomorphology Version: 1 36 (4-Mar) 187-202, issn: 0169-555X, ids: 400KR, doi: 10.1016/S0169-555X(00)00056-8
  • Snyder, NP, KX Whipple, GE Tucker and DJ Merritts (2000), Landscape response to tectonic forcing: Digital elevation model analysis of stream profiles in the Mendocino triple junction region, northern California. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. Version: 1 112 (8) 1250-1263, issn: 0016-7606, ids: 339FD, doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(2000)112<1250:LRTTFD>2.3.CO;2
  • Tucker, GE and RL Bras (2000), A stochastic approach to modeling the role of rainfall variability in drainage basin evolution. Water Resour. Res. Version: 1 36 (7) 1953-1964, issn: 0043-1397, ids: 329VH, doi: 10.1029/2000WR900065
  • Gasparini, NM, GE Tucker and RL Bras (1999), Downstream fining through selective particle sorting in an equilibrium drainage network. Geol. Version: 1 27 (12) 1079-1082, issn: 0091-7613, ids: 263XH, doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1999)027<1079:DFTSPS>2.3.CO;2
  • Whipple, KX and GE Tucker (1999), Dynamics of the stream-power river incision model: Implications for height limits of mountain ranges, landscape response timescales, and research needs. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 104 (B8) 17661-17674, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 224LL, doi: 10.1029/1999JB900120
  • Tucker, GE and RL Bras (1998), Hillslope processes, drainage density, and landscape morphology. Water Resour. Res. Version: 1 34 (10) 2751-2764, issn: 0043-1397, ids: 124UN, doi: 10.1029/98WR01474
  • Tucker, GE and R Slingerland (1997), Drainage basin responses to climate change. Water Resour. Res. Version: 1 33 (8) 2031-2047, issn: 0043-1397, ids: XP366, doi: 10.1029/97WR00409
  • Tucker, GE and R Slingerland (1996), Predicting sediment flux from fold and thrust belts. Basin Res. Version: 1 8 (3) 329-349, issn: 0950-091X, ids: VF679, doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2117.1996.00238.x
  • TUCKER, GE and RL SLINGERLAND (1994), EROSIONAL DYNAMICS, FLEXURAL ISOSTASY, AND LONG-LIVED ESCARPMENTS - A NUMERICAL MODELING STUDY. J. Geophys. Res.-Solid Earth Version: 1 99 (B6) 12229-12243, issn: 0148-0227, ids: NT168, doi: 10.1029/94JB00320

Dr. Tucker teaches the following courses in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder:

  • GEOL 1010 Introduction to Geology
  • GEOL 3820 The Fluid Earth (normally offered every year during fall semester)
  • GEOL 5702 Geomorphology Seminar (normally offered each semester; topics vary)
  • GEOL 5700 Numerical Modeling in Earth Sciences (spring semester, even-numbered years) 

Members of Greg Tucker Group

Gregory Tucker

Professor

My interests lie in geomorphology and landscape evolution. My group seeks to understand the physics of diverse geomorphic processes, and how these processes interact to shape terrain and move sediment.

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Greg Tucker
Benson 246D
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309
Phone: 303-492-6985
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