Nearshore Processes I

Session ID#: 37684

Session Description:
The nearshore region is the transition zone from land to the open ocean. This region spans drastically different dynamical regimes with varying roles of waves, wind, tides, buoyancy, and morphology. The vulnerability of the coast to sea level rise, extreme storms, and anthropogenic influences is a major societal concern. The nearshore region is further complicated by the interaction and feedback between physical processes and both ecological and biological processes. Abstracts focusing on physical processes occurring in the nearshore region from the subaerial beach to the shelf break are invited. Interesting topics include: 1) surface and internal wave dynamics, 2) wind-, wave-, and tide-driven circulation, 3) Extreme events in nearshore and river integrated systems, 4) mixing and turbulence, 5) cross-shelf exchange, 6) sediment transport and morphologic evolution, 7) process-based ecological or biological nearshore interactions. We welcome abstracts describing field observations (both remotely sensed and in-situ), numerical and laboratory modeling, theoretical analysis, and model-data assimilation. The nearshore processes session is an established and well-attended session in which student participation is strongly encouraged.
Primary Chair:  Mara Morgenstern Orescanin, Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Talea Mayo, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States and Saeed Moghimi, NOAA National Ocean Service, Washington, DC, United States
Moderators:  Saeed Moghimi, NOAA National Ocean Service, Washington, DC, United States and Mara Morgenstern Orescanin, Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Cigdem Akan, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Index Terms:

3020 Littoral processes [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4235 Estuarine processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4546 Nearshore processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
  • ES - Ecology and Social Interactions
  • E - Estuarine Processes
  • MG - Marine Geology and Sedimentology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Olivier Burvingt1, Gerd Masselink2, Paul Russell2 and Tim Scott2, (1)Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL4, United Kingdom, (2)Plymouth University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Harald Klammler, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States, Alexandru Sheremet, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, FL, United States and Joe Calantoni, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Julia Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, Steve Elgar, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Britt Raubenheimer, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Katherine Anarde, Rice University, Civil Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, Jens Figlus, Texas A&M University, Department of Ocean Engineering, College Station, TX, United States, Nick Z. Fang, University of Texas at Arlington, Civil Engineering, Arlington, TX, United States, Timothy Dellapenna, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Departments of Marine Science and Oceanography, Galveston, TX, United States and Philip B Bedient, Rice University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Houston, TX, United States
Térence Desclaux1, Frank Dumas2, Sébastien Petton3, Hugues Lemonnier1, Benoit Soulard1 and Romain Le Gendre1, (1)IFREMER, Unité de Recherche Lagons, Ecosystèmes et Aquaculture Durable, Noumea, New Caledonia, (2)SHOM, Division HOM, Brest, France, (3)IFREMER, LEMAR UMR 6539, Argenton En Landunvez, France
Jeff Hansen, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia, Michael Cuttler, University of Western Australia, Cottesloe, WA, Australia and Dirk Rijnsdorp, University of Western Australia, WA, Australia
Maarten van Ormondt, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands, Ap Van Dongeren, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands and Dano J.A. Roelvink, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands

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