Eric Hutton, website username login: Huttone

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University of Colorado, INSTAAR
"450 UCB, 3100 Marine St., room 211"
Boulder, Colorado
United States

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Member of the following CSDMS groups

  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Marine Working Group
  • Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group
  • River Network Modeling Initiative

Signed up for the mailing list: yes

My Notes

  1. Create a subversion repository for a new user
  2. Notes on making an IRF component
  3. Notes on how to create a CCA component
  4. Notes on installing CCA
  5. Create a component that opens and closes ports
  6. Install the CSDMS tools
  7. Refactoring a coastal evolution model into IRF


  • User Guide
    • Create a model interface (IRF)
    • CSDMS annotations
    • Link components with the CCA ccaffe_gui
  • Administrator Guide
    • Install the CCA tools
FAQ: A collection of frequently asked questions about CSDMS
Wiki help: How to use our wiki

CSDMS Handbook

This is Scott Peckhams' handbook. Not mine. I'm just linking to it.

  1. The CSDMS Handbook (complete)
    1. Requirements for code contributors
    2. Object-oriented programming review


  1. damian-0.1.0
  2. loc-0.1.0
  3. Sedflux3D.
  4. Isostasy2D.
  5. Squall: an adaptation of BARSIM.
  6. A revised version of Squall.
  7. Erosion1D.


Refereed Journal Articles or Chapters

In Press

Cyberinfrastructure book chapter.

  1. Hutton, E. W. H., Syvitski, J. P. M., and Watts, A. B., (in press). Isostatic Flexure of a Finite Slope Due to Sea-Level Rise and Fall. Computers & Geosciences, doi: DOI Link.
  2. Peckham, S. D., Hutton, E. W. H., and Norris, B. (in press). A Component-Based Approach to Integrated Modeling in the Geosciences: The Design of CSDMS. Computers & Geosciences, doi: [http:// DOI Link].
  3. Ashton, A. D., Hutton, E. W. H., Kettner, A. J., Xing, F., Kallumadikal, J., Neinhuis, J., Giosan, L. (in press). Progress in Coupling Models of Coastline and Fluvial Dynamics. Computers & Geosciences, doi: [http:// DOI Link].


  1. Kettner, A.J., Gomez, B., Hutton, E.W.H., and Syvitski, J.P.M., (2009). Late Holocene Dispersal and Accumulation of Terrigenous Sediment on Poverty Shelf, New Zealand. Basin Research, doi: DOI Link.
  2. Syvitski, J.P.M., AJ. Kettner, MT. Hannon, EW.H. Hutton, I Overeem, G. R Brakenridge, J Day, C Vörösmarty, Y Saito, L Giosan, R J. Nicholls, 2009, Sinking deltas due to human activity, Nature Geoscience 2: 681-689, doi: DOI Link.


  1. Hutton, E.W.H., & Syvitski, J.P.M. (2008). Sedflux-2.0: An advanced process-response model that generates three-dimensional stratigraphy. Computers and Geosciences, v.34 (10), pp., 1319-1337, doi: DOI Link.
  2. Jouet, G., Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., & Berne, S. (2008). Response of the Rhone Deltaic Margin to Loading and Subsidence During the Last Climatic Cycle. Computer and Geosciences, v. 34, (10) pp. 1338-1357, doi: DOI Link.


  1. Syvitski, J.P.M., Pratson, L.F., Wiberg, P.L., Steckler, M.S., Garcia, M.H., Geyer, W.R., Harris, C.K., Hutton, E.W.H., Imran, J., Lee, H.J., Morehead, M.D., and Parker, G., 2007. Prediction of margin stratigraphy. In: C.A. Nittrouer, J.A. Austin, M.E. Field, J.H. Kravitz, J.P.M. Syvitski, and P.L. Wiberg (Eds.) Continental-Margin Sedimentation: From Sediment Transport to Sequence Stratigraphy. IAS Spec. Publ. No. 37: 459-530.
  2. Pratson, L.F., E.W.H. Hutton, A.J. Kettner, J.P.M. Syvitski, P.S. Hill, Douglas A.G., T.G. Milligan, 2007, The Impact of floods and storms on the acoustic reflectivity of the inner continental shelf: A modeling assessment. Continental Shelf Research. 27: 542–559, doi: DOI Link.


  1. Kubo, Y., Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H., Kettner, A.J. 2006, Inverse modeling of post Last Glacial Maximum transgressive sedimentation using 2D-SedFlux: Application to the northern Adriatic Sea. Marine Geology 234: 233-243.


  1. Kubo, Y., Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H., and Paola, C., 2005. Advance and application of the stratigraphic simulation model 2D-SedFlux: From tank experiment to geological scale simulation. Sedimentary Geology, v. 178, pp. 187-195.
  2. Overeem, I., Syvitski, J.P.M., and Hutton, E.W.H., 2005, Three-dimensional numerical modeling of deltas. In: L. Giosan and J.P. Bhattacharya (Eds.) River Deltas — Concepts, Models, and Examples. SEPM Special Publication No. 83, pp. 13-30.
  3. Overeem, I., Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H., and Kettner, A.J. 2005. Stratigraphic variability due to uncertainty in model boundary conditions: a case-study of the New Jersey Shelf over the last 21,000 years. Marine Geology 224: 23-41.


  1. Hutton, E.W.H., and Syvitski, J.P.M., 2004. Advances in the Numerical Modeling of Sediment Failure During the Development of a Continental Margin. Marine Geology. 203: 367-380.
  2. Pratson, L., Swenson, J., Kettner, A., Fedele, J., Postma, G., Niedoroda, A., Friedrichs, C., Syvitski, J., Paola, C., Steckler, M., Hutton, E., Reed, C., Van Dijk, M., and Das, H. (2004). Modeling Continental Shelf Formation in the Adriatic Sea and Elsewhere. Oceanography. Vol 17, No. 4, pp. 118-131.


  1. Syvitski, J.P.M. and Hutton E.W.H., 2003. Failure of marine deposits and their redistribution by sediment gravity flows. Pure and Applied Geophysics. Vol. 160, No. 10-11, pp. 2053-2069.
  2. Morehead, M.D., Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H., and Peckham, S.D., 2003. Modeling the inter-annual and intra-annual variability in the flux of sediment in ungauged river basins. Global and Planetary Change.


  1. Lee, H.J., Syvitski, J.P.M., Parker, G., Orange, D., Locat, J., Hutton, E.W.H., et al. (2002). Distinguishing sediment waves from slope failure deposits: field examples, including the'Humboldt slide', and modelling results. Marine Geology, 192(1), 79-104.


  1. Morehead, M.D., Syvitski, J.P., & Hutton, E.W.H. (2001). The link between abrupt climate change and basin stratigraphy: a numerical approach. Global and Planetary Change, 28(1), 107-127.
  2. Syvitski, J.P.M., & Hutton, E.W.H. (2001). 2D SEDFLUX 1.0 C:-an advanced process-response numerical model for the fill of marine sedimentary basins. Computers and Geosciences, 27(6), 731-753.
  3. Bahr, D.B., Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., & Pratson, L.F. (2001). Exponential approximations to compacted sediment porosity profiles. Computers and Geosciences, 27(6), 691-700.
  4. Pratson, L.F., Imran, J., Hutton, E.W.H., Parker, G., & Syvitski, J.P.M. (2001). BANG1D:-a one-dimensional, Lagrangian model of subaqueous turbid surges. Computers and Geosciences, 27(6), 701-716.


  1. Syvitski, J.P.M., & Hutton, E.W.H. (1997). FLOC: image analysis of marine suspended particles. Computers and Geosciences, 23(9), 967-974.


  1. Syvitski, J.P.M., & Hutton, E.W.H. (1996). In situ characteristics of suspended particles as determined by the floc camera assembly FCA. Journal of Sea Research, 36(1), 131-142.

Papers Published in Non-Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., and Peckham, S.D., 2010. Producing CSDMS-compliant Morphodynamic Code to Share with the RCEM Community. In: Vionnet et al. (eds.) River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics RCEM 2009, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-55426-CRC Press, p. 959-962.
  2. Hutton, E.W.H., Pratson, L., Syvitski, J.P.M., Storms, J., 2003. Modeling the stratigraphic development of the inner shelf environment. ComDelta: Comparing Mediterranean and Black Sea Prodeltas. Aix-en-Provence, CEREGE, October 26-28, 2003, Abstract Book, p.46-47.
  3. Hutton, E.W.H., Pratson, L., Syvitski, J.P.M., Storms, J., 2003. Numerical Experiments to Investigate how Processes Form Strata. EOS Transactions, AGU, 84 (46), Fall Meeting Suppl., Abstract, p. F842.
  4. Pratson, L., Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, A.J., 2003. Modeling the Impact of Flood Sedimentation on the Acoustic Response of the Seabed. EOS Transactions, AGU, 84(46), Fall Meeting Suppl., Abstract, p. F854.
  5. Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., and Kubo, Y., 2005. The Numerical Modeling of River Deltas. International Conference on Deltas: Geological Modeling and Management. January 10-16, 2005, Ho Chi Minh City, p. 31.
  6. Hutton, E.W.H., Syvitski, J.P.M., and Kubo, Y., 2005. The Numerical Modeling of River Deltas. In: Chen, Z., Saito, Y., and Goodbred, S., (Eds.) 2005. Mega-deltas of Asia-Geological Evolution and Human Impact. APN conference proceedings, China Ocean Press, Bejing, pp. 255-261.


  1. James P.M. Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, and Hutton, E.W.H., 2010. Hyperpycnal Current-Sensitive Continental Margins, Western Pacific Conference, Taiwan.
  2. James P.M. Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, and Hutton, E.W.H., 2010. Observing Coastal-Resuspension associated with Tropical Cyclones, Western Pacific Conference, Taiwan.
  3. James P.M. Syvitski, J.P.M., Kettner, A.J., Overeen, I., Hutton, E.W.H., and Hannon M.T., 2010. Human and Natural Controls on a Delta’s Surface Elevation Relative to Local Mean Sea Level, AAPG New Orleans.
  4. Peckham, S.D., Hutton, E.W.H., and Syvitski, J.P.M., 2009. The CSDMS project and submission standards for model source code, IAMG Stanford, August 23-29.
  5. Syvitski, JPM, E.W.H. Hutton, A.J. Kettner, Milliman, J.D., 2009. Hyperpycnal flows and the generation of continental shelf-traversing turbidity currents. Modeling Turbidity Currents and Related Gravity Flows Workshop, Santa Barbara, Jun 1-3, 2009, Univ. California, Santa Barbara.
  6. Peckham et al., 2008. AGU Poster???
  7. Syvitski, JPM, E.W.H. Hutton, I. Overeem, A. Kettner, and S. Peckham, 2009, An Overview of Source to Sink Numerical Modeling Approaches & Applications, AAPG Denver, June 7-10
  8. Hutton, E.W.H., and Syvitski, J.P.M., 2005, The impact of alongshore transport sources in modeling nearshore sediment dynamics: Application to Adriatic and Gulf of Lions type environments. Joint EuroSTRATAFORM/PROMESS 1 Conference, Salamanca, Oct. 24-27, Programme & Abstracts pg. 54.
  9. Kubo, Y., Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H. and Kettner, A.J., 2005, Modeling of evolution of transgressive sediments on the northern Adriatic Sea after the Last Glacial Maximum. Joint EuroSTRATAFORM/PROMESS 1 Conference, Salamanca, Oct. 24-27, Programme & Abstracts pg. 88.
  10. Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H., and Vörösmarty, C.J., 2005, The Mississippi Delta in the light of hurricane Katrina. EOS Transactions, AGU, 86(52), Abstract H42C-02
  11. Syvitski, J.P.M., Hutton, E.W.H., Kubo, Y., and Overeem, I., 2006, Integrating Field Data into Numerical Surface Dynamic Predictions.
  12. Overeem, I., Storms, J., Hutton, E.W.H., 2004. High-Magnitude Low-Frequency Events in Stratigraphic Models. IGC Meeting, Florence, Italy. 20-27 Aug, 2004.
  13. Kubo, Y., and Hutton, E.W.H., 2004. Predicting the Stratigraphic Architecture of the Northern Adriatic. EuroStratiform Meeting, Keystone, Colorado. 10-14 July, 2004.
  14. Kettner, A., and Hutton, E.W.H., 2004. Rhone River Simulation: discharge and sediment load predictions of the last 100 years. EuroStrataform Meeting, Keystone, Colorado. 10-14 July, 2004.
  15. Kettner, A.J., Hutton, E.W.H., and Syvitski, J.P.M., 2004. Simulating the impact of sediment flux on the 2003 flood event of the Rhone River on the Golf of Lions, France. AGU Fall Meeting 2004, San Francisco.

Papers Presented at Professional Conferences But Not Published

  1. Hutton, E.W.H., and Syvitski, J.P.M., 2003. SedFlux2D: Experimental Stratigraphy. XES Consortium Meeting, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, U. Minnesota, Minneapolis: Aug. 20-22, 2003.