Peer-reviewed publications in international journals

See my Google Scholar page for a fairly complete list of publications and citations. Click on the citation below to see a pdf.


Platt, A., Buscombe, D., Grams, P., Porter, R., Kaplinski, M., and Kohl, K

Estimating subsurface sand storage in a large mixed sand-gravel riverbed: Case study from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

GEOMORPHOLOGY, in review


Leary, K., and Buscombe, D.

Estimating Sand Bedload in Rivers by Tracking Dunes: a comparison of methods based on bed elevation time-series

EARTH SURFACE DYNAMICS, in review


Rubin, D., Buscombe, D., Wright, S., Topping, D., Grams, P., and Schmidt, J.

What Grain Size Reveals About Suspended-Sand Transport in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

J. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - EARTH SURFACE, in review


Ashley, T., McElroy, B., Buscombe, D., Grams, P., and Kaplinski, M.

Estimating Bedload From Suspended Load and Water Discharge in Sand Bed Rivers

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, in review


Buscombe, D., Carini, R., Harrison, S., Chickadel, C., and Warrick, J.

Optical wave gauging using deep neural networks

COASTAL ENGINEERING, in review


A Data-Driven Approach to Classifying Wave Breaking in Infrared Imagery

REMOTE SENSING 11 (7), 859; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11070859


Seeking the Shore: Evidence for Active Submarine Canyon Head Incision Due to Coarse Sediment Supply and Focusing of Wave Energy

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080396


Probabilistic Substrate Classification with Multispectral Acoustic Backscatter: A Comparison of Discriminative and Generative Models

GEOSCIENCES, 8 (11), 395.


Quantifying and Forecasting Changes in the Areal Extent of River Valley Sediment in Response to Altered Hydrology and Land Cover

PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 1-26, DOI: 10.1177/0309133318795846


How many measurements are required to construct an accurate sand budget in a large river? Insights from analyses of signal and noise

EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, DOI:10.1002/esp.4489


Landscape Classification with
Deep Neural Networks

GEOSCIENCES 8(7), 244; doi: 10.3390/geosciences8070244


Alluvial substrate mapping by automated
texture segmentation of recreational-grade
side scan sonar imagery

PLOS ONE 13(3): e0194373.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194373


Compositional signatures in acoustic backscatter over vegetated and unvegetated mixed sand-gravel riverbeds

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - EARTH SURFACE DOI: 10.1002/2017JF004302


Shallow water benthic imaging and substrate characterization using recreational-grade sidescan-sonar

ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE 89: 1 - 18


Estimating the settling velocity of bioclastic sediment from common grain-size
analysis techniques. 

SEDIMENTOLOGY, 10.1111/sed.12338


Spatially explicit spectral analysis of point clouds and geospatial data. 

COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES 86:92–108


Automated riverbed sediment classification using low-cost sidescan
sonar. 

JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING, 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001079,
06015019


A Evaluating Unsupervised Methods to Size and Classify Suspended Particles
using Digital in-line Holography. 

JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC & OCEANOGRAPHIC
TECHNOLOGY 32:1241–1256


A Comprehensive Field Study of Swash-Zone Processes, Part 1: Experimental
Design with Examples of Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Measurements. 

JOURNAL
OF WATERWAY, PORT, COASTAL, & OCEAN ENGINEERING 140:29–42


Autonomous bed-sediment imaging-systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size.

LIMNOLOGY & OCEANOGRAPHY: METHODS 12:390 - 406


Characterizing riverbed sediment using high-frequency acoustics 1: Spectral
properties of scattering

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - EARTH SURFACE
119: F003189


Characterizing riverbed sediment using high-frequency acoustics 2: Scattering signatures of Colorado River bed sediment in Marble and Grand Canyons

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - EARTH SURFACE 119: F003191


Transferable Wavelet Method for Grain Size-Distribution from Images of Sediment Surfaces and Thin Sections, and Other Natural Granular Patterns

SEDIMENTOLOGY 60:1709–1732


Barrier Dynamics Experiment (BARDEX): Aims, Design and Procedures

COASTAL ENGINEERING 63:3-12


Effective Shear Stress of Graded Sediment

WATER RESOURCES
RESEARCH, 48: W05506


Advances in the Simulation and Automated Measurement of Granular Material, Part 1: Simulations

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - EARTH
SURFACE 117: F02001


Advances in the Simulation and Automated Measurement of Granular Material, Part 2: Direct Measures of Particle Properties

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL
RESEARCH - EARTH SURFACE 117: F02002


Currents and sediment transport induced by a tsunami far from its source

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - OCEANS 117:C09028


Universal Approximation of Grain Size from Images of Non-Cohesive Sediment

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH - EARTH SURFACE 115: F02015


Grain Size Information from the Statistical Properties of Digital
Images of Sediment

SEDIMENTOLOGY 56:421-438


Cobble Cam: Grain-size measurements of sand to boulder from digital photographs and autocorrelation analyses

EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES & LANDFORMS 34: 1811-1821


BARDEX (Barrier Dynamics Experiment): taking the beach into the laboratory

JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH SI 56: 158-162


Sediment Trend Models Fail to Reproduce Small Scale Sediment Transport
Patterns on an Intertidal Beach

SEDIMENTOLOGY 55: 667-687


Morphological Change and Sediment Dynamics of the Beach Step on a Macrotidal Gravel Beach

MARINE GEOLOGY 249:167-183


Estimation of Grain Size Distributions and Associated Parameters from Digital
Images of Sediment

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY 210:1-10


Concepts in Gravel Beach Dynamics.

EARTH SCIENCE REVIEWS 79:33-52