Nearshore Processes III

Session ID#: 37690

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, Greg Wilson, Oregon State University, CEOAS, Corvallis, OR, United States and Emily P Lemagie, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 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:

James T Kirby Jr, University of Delaware, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, DE, United States, Morteza Derakhti, Johns Hopkins University, Civil Engineering, Baltimore, MD, United States, Fengyan Shi, University of Delaware, Center for Applied Coastal Research, Newark, DE, United States and Gangfeng Ma, Old Dominion University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norfolk, VA, United States
Sasan Tavakkol and Patrick J Lynett, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Chuan Li1, H Tuba Ozkan-Haller1, Gabriel Garcia-Medina1, Robert A Holman2 and Peter Ruggiero3, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Stephen M Henderson, Washington State University Vancouver, School of the Environment, Vancouver, WA, United States
Mark L Buckley1, Ryan Lowe2,3, Jeff Hansen4 and Curt Daron Storlazzi1, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)The University of Western Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia, (3)The University of Western Australia, The UWA Oceans Institute, Crawley, Australia, (4)The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
Zixuan Yang1, Antoni Calderer2, Sida He1, Fotis Sotiropoulos3, Laura Sandra Leo4, Raghavendra Krishnamurthy4, Harindra Joseph Fernando5 and Lian Shen1, (1)University of Minnesota, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (3)Stony Brook University, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States, (4)University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (5)Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Lucy Bricheno, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom and Judith Wolf, National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, L3, United Kingdom

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