Oceans and Atmosphere

Nearshore and Surf Zone Processes

The study of the interactions between the oceans and land and the processes that shape coastal features and transport sediment and other materials near coastlines.


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The group focuses on observing and modeling coastal processes including beach evolution, cliff erosion, and nearshore waves.

Specializing in estuarine and coastal processes with an interest in interdisciplinary projects that address how physics impacts important biological and chemical processes in the coastal environment.

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