Oceans and Atmosphere

Nearshore and Surf Zone Processes

Nearshore and Surf Zone Processes



Associate Professor


Assistant Professor
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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
Our primary goal is to provide the scientific data and information needed to inform decision-making and better understand the changing conditions of the coastal ocean in Southern California.
Giddings Lab
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.
Cross Surfzone / Inner-shelf Dye Exchange (CSIDE)
Studying the exchange between the surfzone (where waves break) and the inner-shelf (shallow shelf just offshore of the surfzone).

Recent Publications

Barnard, P. L.; Hoover, D.; Hubbard, D. M.; Snyder, A.; Ludka, B. C.; Allan, J.; Kaminsky, G. M.; Ruggiero, P.; Gallien, T. W.; Gabel, L.; McCandless, D.; Weiner, H. M.; Cohn, N.; Anderson, D. L.; Serafin, K. A.