Nearshore Processes III

Session ID#: 92963

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. 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.
Index Terms:

3020 Littoral processes [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4546 Nearshore processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Primary Chair:  Jenna A Brown, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St Petersburg, FL, United States
Co-chairs:  Sylvia Rodriguez-Abudo, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Department of Engineering Sciences and Materials, Mayaguez, PR, United States and Christie Hegermiller, USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center Woods Hole, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Jenna A Brown, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St Petersburg, FL, United States
Moderators:  Margaret L Palmsten, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Andre Miguel Amador, University of California San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, La Jolla, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Christie Hegermiller, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Wave Dissipation by Bottom Friction on a Rough Rocky Reef (644251)
Edward B Thornton, Casey J Gon and Jamie MacMahan, Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States
Wave Energy Reflection from a Rocky Shoreline (648764)
Lucero Dorantes1, Kevin O'Brien2, Casey J Gon2 and James H MacMahan3, (1)Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Ocean Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Naval Postgraduate School, Oceanography, Monterey, CA, United States, (3)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States
Investigating the Link Between Three-dimensional Wave Transformation Patterns and Shore Platform Morphology. (644503)
Raphael Krier-mariani, University of Otago, School of Geography, Dunedin, New Zealand, Wayne J Stephenson, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Sarah Wakes, University of Otago, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dunedin, New Zealand and Mark E Dickson, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Seismic spectral signatures of individual wave impacts on coastal cliffs (648089)
Catriona Thompson1, Mark E Dickson1 and Adam Young2, (1)University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, (2)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States
Interaction of combined waves and current with high-relief bottom roughness (657564)
Johanna H Rosman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, Xiao Yu, University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States and James L Hench, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Beaufort, NC, United States
Sediment transport and wave attenuation behind patches of flexible aquatic vegetation: Findings from a full-scale laboratory experiment (653016)
Elizabeth Rita Holzenthal1, Meagan E. Wengrove2 and David Hill1, (1)Oregon State University, Civil & Construction Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States
Do munitions move in mud? Field observations of munition surrogate mobility in cohesive sediment within an energetic estuarine setting. (656992)
Arthur C Trembanis and Carter DuVal, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, United States
Ocean Waves, Sea Ice, and Coastal Protection Along Alaska’s North Slope (644924)
Lucia Hosekova, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States; University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom, Nirnimesh Kumar, University of Washington, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, W. Erick Rogers, Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and James M Thomson, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States