Dr Jim McElwaine

Career

  • 2013-present Professor of Geohazards, Durham University
  • 2012-2013 Senior Research Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos
  • 2005-2012 EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 2002-present Visiting scientist, Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos
  • 2001-2012 Fellow of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge
  • 2001-2005 Royal Society University Research Fellow, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1996-2001 European Union Research Fellow, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University

Research

Granular flows and fluid dynamics including snow avalanches, pyroclastic flows, gravity currents, segregation and ripple formation.

Selected Publications

 

  • E. Meiburg, J.N McElwaine. Turbidity currents and powder snow avalanches. In H. Fernando, editor, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Handbook. Taylor & Francis, 2013.
  • Hafiz J. Anjum, Jim N. McElwaine, and Colm cille P. Caulfield. The instantaneous froude number and depth of unsteady gravity currents. J. Hydraulic Res., 2013.
  • Julia Kowalski and Jim N. McElwaine. Shallow two-component gravity-driven flows with vertical variation. J. Fluid Mech., 714:434–462, 2013.
  • N. M. Vriend, J. N. McElwaine, B. Sovilla, C. J. Keylock, M. Ash, and P. V. Brennan. High resolution radar measurements of snow avalanches. Geo. Res. Let., 2013.
  • Alex J. Holyoake and Jim N. McElwaine. High-speed granular chute flows. J. Fluid Mech., 710:35–71, 2012.
  • Jim N. McElwaine, Daisuke Takagi, and Herbert Huppert. Surface curvature of steady granular flows. Granular Matter, 14:229–234, 2012. 10.1007/s10035-012-0339-y.
  • I. J. Hewitt, N. J. Balmforth, and J. N. McElwaine. Granular and fluid washboards. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 692:446–463, 2012.
  • Eric DeGiuli and Jim N. McElwaine. Laws of granular solids i. geometry and topology. Phys. Rev. E, 84(4):041310, 2011.
  • Baptiste Percier, Sebastien Manneville, Jim N. McElwaine, Stephen Morris, and Nicolas Taberlet. Lift and drag forces on an inclined plow moving over a granular surface. Phys. Rev. E, 84(5):051302, 2011.
  • Daisuke Takagi, Jim N. McElwaine, and Herbert H. Huppert. Shallow granular flows. Phys. Rev. E, 83(3):031306, 2011.
  •  I. J. Hewitt, N. J. Balmforth, and J. N. McElwaine. Continual skipping on water. J. Fluid Mech., 669:328–353, 2011.
  • M. J. Ash, P. V. Brennan, N. M. Vriend, J. N. McElwaine, and C. J. Keylock. Two-dimensional FMCW radar imaging of entire avalanche events. In 5th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Geology and Seismology (GES ’11). WSEAS, 2011.
  • Sampoorna Satheesha, Victoria J. Cookson, Louise J. Coleman, Nicola Ingram, Brijesh Madhok, Andrew M. Hanby, Charlotte A. B. Suleman, Vicky S. Sabine, E Jane Macaskill, John M. S. Bartlett, J. Michael Dixon, Jim N. McElwaine, and Thomas A. Hughes. Response to mtor inhibition: activity of eif4e predicts sensitivity in cell lines and acquired changes in eif4e regulation in breast cancer. Mol. Cancer, 10(1):19, 2011.
  • M. Ash, P. V. Brennan, K. Chetty, J. N. McElwaine, and C. Keylock. FMCW radar imaging of avalanche-like snow movements. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Radar Conference, pages 102–107, 2010.
  • Betty Sovilla, Jim N. McElwaine, Mark Schaer, and Julien Vallet. Variation of deposition depth with slope angle in snow avalanches: measurements from Vallee de la sionne. J. Geophys. Res., 115:F02016, 2010.
  • B. Turnbull and J. N. McElwaine. Potential flow models of suspension current air pressure. Ann. Glaciol., A51(54):113–122, 2010.
  • T. Borzsonyi, R. E. Ecke, and J. N. McElwaine. Patterns in flowing sand: Understanding the physics of granular flow. Phys. Rev. Lett., 103(17):178302, 2009.
  • A.-F. Bitbol, N. Taberlet, S. W. Morris, and J. N. McElwaine. Scaling and dynamics of washboard road. Phys. Rev. E, 79(6):061308, 2009.
  • L. J. Coleman, M. B. Peter, T. J. Teall, R. A. Brannan, A. M. Hanby, H. Honarpisheh, A. M. Shaaban, L. Smith, V. Speirs, E. T. Verghese, J. N. McElwaine, and T. A. Hughes. Combined analysis of eif4e and 4e-binding protein expression predicts breast cancer survival and estimates eif4e activity. Brit. J. of Cancer, 100(9):1393–1399, April 2009.[19] B. Turnbull and J. N. McElwaine. Experiments on the non-boussinesq flow of self-igniting suspension currents on a steep open slope. J. Geophys. Res., 113:F01003, 2008.
  • B. Turnbull and J. N. McElwaine. Experiments on the non-boussinesq flow of self-igniting suspension currents on a steep open slope. J. Geophys. Res., 113:F01003, 2008.
  • Nicolas Taberlet, Stephen W. Morris, and Jim N. McElwaine. Washboard road: The dynamics of granular ripples formed by rolling wheels. Phys. Rev. Lett., 99:068003, 2007.
  • S. Aumaitre, C. Puls, J. N. McElwaine, and J. P. Gollub. Comparing flow thresholds and dynamics for oscillating and inclined granular layers. Phys. Rev. E, 75:061307, 2007.
  • B. Turnbull, J. N. McElwaine, and C. J. Ancey. The Kulikovskiy-Sveshnikova-Beghin model of powder snow avalanches: Development and application. J. Geophys. Res., 112:F0100, 2007.
  • B. Turnbull and J. N. McElwaine. A comparison of powder snow avalanches at Vall'ee de la Sionne with plume theories. J. Glaciol., 53(180):30--40, 2007.
  • J. N. McElwaine and B. Turnbull. Plume theories versus compact models for powder snow avalanches. In Sixth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Perth, December 11-14, 2006, 2006.
  • Thomas A. Hughes and Jim N. McElwaine. Mathematical and biological modelling of rna secondary structure and its effects on gene expression. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 7(1), 2006.
  • M. D. Patterson, C. P. Caulfield, J. N. McElwaine, and S. B. Dalziel. Time-dependent mixing in stratified kelvin-helmholtz billows: Experimental observations. Geo. Res. Let., 33:L15608, 2006.