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Coastal Ocean Dynamics (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Multi-Scale Coastal Ocean Dynamics and Exchange Processes


June 10-11, 2017


University of New England
Biddeford, ME


Kurt S. Nelson & Ivy B. Huang

Meeting Description

The Coastal Ocean Dynamics GRS is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This meeting focuses on contemporary issues in coastal physical oceanography, with results derived from both modeling and observational approaches. Topics covered by an interdisciplinary selection of speakers will include a range of physical scales important to coastal circulation and exchange processes.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Coastal Ocean Dynamics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Effect of Vegetation on Flow
Discussion Leader: Ivy Huang (Stanford University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmHeidi Nepf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"How Vegetation Alters Water Motion, and the Feedbacks to Coastal System Structure and Function"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTransport in Our Estuaries and Oceans
Discussion Leaders: Steven Schmidt (University of Connecticut, USA) and Erika McPhee-Shaw (Western Washington University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmJeff Coogan (Dauphin Island Sea Lab, USA)
"Role of Wind Forcing on Estuary Length and Circulation in a River-Dominated, Microtidal Estuary, Mobile Bay, AL"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmEmily Lemagie (Oregon State University, USA)
"The Dependence of Buoyant Coastal Current Propagation on Tides, Winds, and River Discharge"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmJennifer Thomas (Oregon State University, USA)
"The Impact of Continental Shelves on Basin Mode Internal Tides"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmAryan Safaie (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Dynamics of Cross-Shore Thermally Driven Exchange"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amHydrodynamics, Water Quality, and Sediment Interactions
Discussion Leaders: Elise Olson (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Jack Barth (Oregon State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amJulia Moriarty (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA)
"The Role of Particulate Resuspension and Transport on Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: Preliminary Results from a Coupled Hydrodynamic-Sediment Transport-Biogeochemical Model"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amDan Nowacki (U.S. Geological Survey, USA)
"Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Patterns in a Rapidly Eroding Salt Marsh"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amJuliane Wihsgott (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
"Investigating the Fall Bloom's Significance Within the Seasonal Cycle of Primary Production in a Temperate Continental Shelf Sea"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amMegan Williams (National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom)
"Physical Controls on Continental Shelf Sediment Composition"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmAdvances in Observational and Modeling Techniques
Discussion Leaders: Tracy Mandel (Stanford University, USA) and Ruoying He (North Carolina State University, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmKieran Newman (National Oceanography Centre / University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
"Determining Tidal Phase Differences from X-Band Radar Images"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmJustin Rogers (Stanford University, USA)
"Hydrodynamic Roughness: Towards Connecting Scales of Physical Bathymetric Variability to Net Drag"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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