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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 Site Information


Kurt S. Nelson & Ivy B. Huang

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 13, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 10, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

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.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 10, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Coastal Ocean Dynamics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. 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 Leader: Steven Schmidt (University of Connecticut, 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 Leader: Elise Olson (University of British Columbia, Canada)
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 Leader: Tracy Mandel (Stanford 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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