I am a Professor of Physical Geography, specialising in fluvial geomorphology, at the
Geography Department, University of Hull, U.K. Please use the menu bar at the top to
navigate around these pages and have a look at my research, publications and links.
The main focus for my research is cellular modelling of river processes and landscape
evolution. I have written three computer models (CAESAR-Lisflood, CAESAR and
TRACER) that have been used to examine the effects of environmental change on river
evolution and to study the movement of contaminated river sediments.
I am also involved in research projects looking at the the impacts of vegetation on braided
and ephemeral/arid rivers. As well as the physical modelling of vegetation and braided
river dynamics. This includes using the Total Environment Simulator flume at the Deep,
Any enquiries/comments, please mail me at T.Coulthard@hull.ac.uk
Or phone on: +44 (1) 1482 466065
Tom Coulthard Professor of Physical Geography, University of Hull, UK.
Fluvial Geomorphology and the CAESAR model
What is CAESAR-Lisflood?
CAESAR is a cellular landscape evolution
model that is used to simulate the
geomorphic response of river basins to
environemntal change. CAESAR-Lisflood is a
new version featuring a hydrodynamic 2d
flow model (Lisflood FP)
Hull Floods 2007
Following the June 2007 floods in Hull, I was
asked to chair an indepedent review into the
floods. I have collected a series of relevant
reports and documents about the floods - see
the link above
News / Events
17/8/2011. CAESAR-Lisflood now released. A separate page (see links at top) has been
created along with some preliminary instructions for how to use the code.
1/7/2011. CAESAR now has a 2d hydrodynamic flow model (conserving mass and
intertia) based on the Lisflood ACC code (after Bates et al., 2010). Probably the biggest
update in CAESAR since it was first released and addresses a weakness in the old model -
the hydraulics. The code has been extensively re-written and re-formatted, though it still
retains much of the old GUI and takes previous CAESAR config files.
Importantly, it will also function as a full blown flood inundation model - flood waves -
etc.. and at its heart a validated flow model.
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