CP21C:
Nearshore Processes IV

Session ID#: 92967

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:  Sylvia Rodriguez-Abudo, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Department of Engineering Sciences and Materials, Mayaguez, PR, United States and Alexander Rey, Queen's University, Civil Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Christie Hegermiller, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hydrodynamics of a Tidally-driven Alongshore Flow over a Fringing Coral Reef (655477)
Andre Miguel Amador, University of California San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, La Jolla, CA, United States, Geno R Pawlak, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Isabella Beatriz Arzeno-Soltero, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, Sarah N Giddings, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Mark Merrifield, University of California San Diego, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States
Linear Bottom Friction in Tidal Estuaries with Superimposed Ripples and Reversing Mega-Ripples (651039)
Peter Traykovski1, Zhen Cheng1, Christie Hegermiller2, David K Ralston3 and W Rockwell Geyer1, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center Woods Hole, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Observations and Modeling of Morphological Change in a Tidal Channel at Seasonal to Annual Time Scales (651420)
David K Ralston, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Peter Traykovski, Woods Hole Oceanograph Inst, Falmouth, MA, United States
Subtidal contributions to hydro- and morpho-dynamics at a wave dominated inlet system (651440)
Joshua L Humberston, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States, Thomas Charles Lippmann, University of New Hampshire, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham, NH, United States and Jesse McNinch, US Army Corps of Engineers, Field Research Facility, Kitty Hawk, NC, United States
Low-frequency current oscillations triggered by wave-current interactions in a mixed-energy tidal inlet (651215)
Christian Rojas, University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, FL, United States, Maitane Olabarrieta, University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, United States, John C Warner, U.S. Geological Survey, Falmouth, United States, Xavier Bertin, Université de La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France and Arnoldo Valle-Levinson, University of Florida, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States
Shear Instabilities of Tidal Currents in Inlets and Estuaries (647988)
Katie Anne Kirk, NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Durham, NH, United States; University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Durham, NH, United States and Thomas Charles Lippmann, University of New Hampshire, Department of Earth Sciences, Durham, NH, United States
The Hydraulics of Deception Pass (643958)
Chris L Paternostro1, Lorraine A Heilman2, Greg Dusek2, Katie Anne Kirk3, Carl Kammerer1 and Drew Maczko4, (1)NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)NOAA National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (3)NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Durham, NH, United States, (4)NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, Silver Spring, WA, United States
Low Frequency Vessel-Generated Waves in a Tidal River (647008)
Alexandra Muscalus, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States and Kevin A. Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States