Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Junior Research Fellowship



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2.54Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Understanding and quantifying the effect of variability in surface processes and the sedimentary record is vital for both predicting future landscape change and for deciphering landscape response to paleo-environmental conditions. These are of paramount importance for sustainable management of landscapes during a time of climate change and anthropogenic interference.

My research aims are centered around answering two broad questions: (a) How do modern geomorphic processes, which show variability over a wide range of spatiotemporal scales, interact and manifest themselves in landscape form and function?; (b) What is the depositional signature of these processes in the sedimentary record? To address these research questions, I use an interdisciplinary, integrated approach that combines an in-depth understanding of modern geomorphic processes and ancient sedimentary deposits with the hydrodynamics of sediment transport and loose-boundary hydraulics typically undertaken within a civil engineering context. I approach these problems using a suite of laboratory experiments, sediment-transport theory, targeted fieldwork, and field-data compilation. 

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ganti V, Chadwick AJ, Hassenruck-Gudipati HJ, et al., 2016, Experimental river delta size set by multiple floods and backwater hydrodynamics, Science Advances, Vol:2, Pages:e1501768-e1501768

Golombek MP, Warner NH, Ganti V, et al., 2014, Small crater modification on Meridiani Planum and implications for erosion rates and climate change on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Vol:119, ISSN:2169-9097, Pages:2522-2547

Ganti V, Chu Z, Lamb MP, et al., 2014, Testing morphodynamic controls on the location and frequency of river avulsions on fans versus deltas: Huanghe (Yellow River), China, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:41, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:7882-7890

Ganti V, Lamb MP, McElroy B, 2014, Quantitative bounds on morphodynamics and implications for reading the sedimentary record, Nature Communications, Vol:5

Ganti V, Paola C, Foufoula-Georgiou E, 2013, Kinematic controls on the geometry of the preserved cross sets, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Vol:118, ISSN:2169-9003, Pages:1296-1307

Ganti V, Straub KM, Foufoula-Georgiou E, et al., 2011, Space-time dynamics of depositional systems: Experimental evidence and theoretical modeling of heavy-tailed statistics, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol:116, ISSN:0148-0227

Ganti V, Meerschaert MM, Foufoula-Georgiou E, et al., 2010, Normal and anomalous diffusion of gravel tracer particles in rivers, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol:115, ISSN:0148-0227, Pages:n/a-n/a

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