• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Thomas is an aeolian (windblown) and coastal geomorphologist who joined the University of  Huddersfield in 2019 from Liverpool Hope University. Thomas’s research focuses on measuring and modelling near surface fluid dynamics in aeolian, marine and Martian environments, predominantly investigating sand dune dynamics and shipwreck site formation processes. 

External positions

Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science, Liverpool Hope University


Postdoctoral research fellow, Flinders University


Academic Status, Flinders University

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blowout Earth & Environmental Sciences
dune Earth & Environmental Sciences
airflow Earth & Environmental Sciences
wind velocity Earth & Environmental Sciences
trough Earth & Environmental Sciences
beach Earth & Environmental Sciences
landform Earth & Environmental Sciences
computational fluid dynamics Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

Anchored Dunes

Hesp, P. & Smyth, T., 2019, Aeolian Geomorphology: A New Introduction. Livingstone, I. & Warren, A. (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, p. 157-178 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Flow dynamics over a foredune scarp

Piscioneri, N., Smyth, T. & Hesp, P., 1 Apr 2019, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 44, 5, p. 1064-1076 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wind velocity
wind direction

Topographic change and numerically modelled near surface wind flow in a bowl blowout

Smyth, T., Hesp, P., Walker, I., Wasklewisz, T., Gares, P. & Smith, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surface wind
wind velocity
3 Citations (Scopus)

Event‐scale dynamics of a parabolic dune and its relevance for mesoscale evolution

Delgado-Fernandez, I., Smyth, T., Jackson, D., Smith, A. & Davidson-Arnott, R., 5 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface . 123, 11, p. 3084-3100 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sediment transport
landform evolution
3 Citations (Scopus)
open system