Recent Submissions

  • Relationship between water and aragonite barium concentrations in aquaria reared juvenile corals 

    Gonneea, Meagan E.; Cohen, Anne L.; DeCarlo, Thomas M.; Charette, Matthew A. (Elsevier, 2017-04-09)
    Coral barium to calcium (Ba/Ca) ratios have been used to reconstruct records of upwelling, river and groundwater discharge, and sediment and dust input to the coastal ocean. However, this proxy has not yet been explicitly ...
  • Rip currents and alongshore flows in single channels dredged in the surf zone 

    Moulton, Melissa; Elgar, Steve; Raubenheimer, Britt; Warner, John C.; Kumar, Nirnimesh (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-05-08)
    To investigate the dynamics of flows near nonuniform bathymetry, single channels (on average 30 m wide and 1.5 m deep) were dredged across the surf zone at five different times, and the subsequent evolution of currents and ...
  • Physical linkages between an offshore canyon and surf zone morphologic change 

    Hansen, Jeff E.; Raubenheimer, Britt; Elgar, Steve; List, Jeffrey H.; Lippmann, Thomas C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-04-29)
    The causes of surf zone morphologic changes observed along a sandy beach onshore of a submarine canyon were investigated using field observations and a numerical model (Delft3D/SWAN). Numerically simulated morphologic ...
  • Observations and a linear model of water level in an interconnected inlet-bay system 

    Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; Ganju, Neil K.; Butman, Bradford; Signell, Richard P. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-04-04)
    A system of barrier islands and back-barrier bays occurs along southern Long Island, New York, and in many coastal areas worldwide. Characterizing the bay physical response to water level fluctuations is needed to understand ...
  • Inner-shelf ocean dynamics and seafloor morphologic changes during Hurricane Sandy 

    Warner, John C.; Schwab, William C.; List, Jeffrey H.; Safak, Ilgar; Liste, Maria; Baldwin, Wayne E. (Elsevier, 2017-02-17)
    Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive hurricanes in US history, making landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 30, 2012. Storm impacts included several barrier island breaches, massive coastal erosion, and ...
  • Spectral wave dissipation by submerged aquatic vegetation in a back-barrier estuary 

    Nowacki, Daniel J.; Beudin, Alexis; Ganju, Neil K. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-01-11)
    Submerged aquatic vegetation is generally thought to attenuate waves, but this interaction remains poorly characterized in shallow-water field settings with locally generated wind waves. Better quantification of wave–vegetation ...
  • Development of a coupled wave-flow-vegetation interaction model 

    Beudin, Alexis; Kalra, Tarandeep S.; Ganju, Neil K.; Warner, John C. (Elsevier, 2016-12-15)
    Emergent and submerged vegetation can significantly affect coastal hydrodynamics. However, most deterministic numerical models do not take into account their influence on currents, waves, and turbulence. In this paper, we ...
  • Barrier island breach evolution : alongshore transport and bay-ocean pressure gradient interactions 

    Safak, Ilgar; Warner, John C.; List, Jeffrey H. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-12-16)
    Physical processes controlling repeated openings and closures of a barrier island breach between a bay and the open ocean are studied using aerial photographs and atmospheric and hydrodynamic observations. The breach site ...
  • Dynamic reusable workflows for ocean science 

    Signell, Richard P.; Fernandes, Filipe; Wilcox, Kyle (MDPI AG, 2016-10-25)
    Digital catalogs of ocean data have been available for decades, but advances in standardized services and software for catalog searches and data access now make it possible to create catalog-driven workflows that ...
  • Observations and 3D hydrodynamics-based modeling of decadal-scale shoreline change along the Outer Banks, North Carolina 

    Safak, Ilgar; List, Jeffrey H.; Warner, John C.; Kumar, Nirnimesh (Elsevier, 2016-12-10)
    Long-term decadal-scale shoreline change is an important parameter for quantifying the stability of coastal systems. The decadal-scale coastal change is controlled by processes that occur on short time scales (such as ...
  • Salt marsh erosion rates and boundary features in a shallow Bay 

    Leonardi, Nicoletta; Defne, Zafer; Ganju, Neil K.; Fagherazzi, Sergio (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-10-22)
    Herein, we investigate the relationship between wind waves, salt marsh erosion rates, and the planar shape of marsh boundaries by using aerial images and the numerical model Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment-Transport ...
  • Quantification of storm-induced bathymetric change in a back-barrier estuary 

    Ganju, Neil K.; Suttles, Steven E.; Beudin, Alexis; Nowacki, Daniel J.; Miselis, Jennifer L.; Andrews, Brian D. (Springer, 2016-07-26)
    Geomorphology is a fundamental control on ecological and economic function of estuaries. However, relative to open coasts, there has been little quantification of storm-induced bathymetric change in back-barrier estuaries. ...
  • Spatially integrative metrics reveal hidden vulnerability of microtidal salt marshes 

    Ganju, Neil K.; Defne, Zafer; Kirwan, Matthew L.; Fagherazzi, Sergio; D’Alpaos, Andrea; Carniello, Luca (Nature Publishig Group, 2017-01-23)
    Salt marshes are valued for their ecosystem services, and their vulnerability is typically assessed through biotic and abiotic measurements at individual points on the landscape. However, lateral erosion can lead to rapid ...
  • Intertidal salt marshes as an important source of inorganic carbon to the coastal ocean 

    Wang, Zhaohui Aleck; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Ganju, Neil K.; Gonneea, Meagan E.; Chu, Sophie N. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-07-18)
    Dynamic tidal export of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) to the coastal ocean from highly productive intertidal marshes and its effects on seawater carbonate chemistry are thoroughly evaluated. The study uses a comprehensive ...
  • Evolution of Mid-Atlantic coastal and back-barrier estuary environments in response to a hurricane : implications for barrier-estuary connectivity 

    Miselis, Jennifer L.; Andrews, Brian D.; Nicholson, Robert S.; Defne, Zafer; Ganju, Neil K.; Navoy, Anthony (Springer, 2015-12-29)
    Assessments of coupled barrier island-estuary storm response are rare. Hurricane Sandy made landfall during an investigation in Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary that included water quality monitoring, geomorphologic ...
  • Variability of bed drag on cohesive beds under wave action 

    Safak, Ilgar (MDPI AG, 2016-04-01)
    Drag force at the bed acting on water flow is a major control on water circulation and sediment transport. Bed drag has been thoroughly studied in sandy waters, but less so in muddy coastal waters. The variation of bed ...
  • Surface circulation in Block Island Sound and adjacent coastal and shelf regions : a FVCOM-CODAR comparison 

    Sun, Yunfang; Chen, Changsheng; Beardsley, Robert C.; Ullman, Dave; Butman, Bradford; Lin, Huichan (2016-02-29)
    CODAR-derived surface currents in Block Island Sound over the period of June 2000 through September 2008 were compared to currents computed using the Northeast Coastal Ocean Forecast System (NECOFS). The measurement ...
  • Estimating time-dependent connectivity in marine systems 

    Defne, Zafer; Ganju, Neil K.; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-02-04)
    Hydrodynamic connectivity describes the sources and destinations of water parcels within a domain over a given time. When combined with biological models, it can be a powerful concept to explain the patterns of constituent ...
  • Temporal evolution of the momentum balance terms and frictional adjustment observed over the inner shelf during a storm 

    Grifoll, Manel; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; Pelegri, Josep L.; Espino, Manuel (Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, 2016-01-18)
    We investigate the rapidly changing equilibrium between the momentum sources and sinks during the passage of a single two-peak storm over the Catalan inner shelf (NW Mediterranean Sea). Velocity measurements at 24 m water ...
  • Progress and challenges in coupled hydrodynamic-ecological estuarine modeling 

    Ganju, Neil K.; Brush, Mark J.; Rashleigh, Brenda; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L.; del Barrio, Pilar; Grear, Jason S.; Harris, Lora A.; Lake, Samuel J.; McCardell, Grant; O’Donnell, James; Ralston, David K.; Signell, Richard P.; Testa, Jeremy M.; Vaudrey, Jamie M. P. (Springer, 2015-07-07)
    Numerical modeling has emerged over the last several decades as a widely accepted tool for investigations in environmental sciences. In estuarine research, hydrodynamic and ecological models have moved along parallel tracks ...

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