Wave-induced coherent turbulence structures and sediment resuspension in the nearshore

Hachem Kassem, and co-authors Charlie Thompson, Carl Amos, and Ian Townend from the Geology and Geophysics research group (Coastal) have been studying the complex interactions between wave-induced turbulence and sediment resuspension. The results of their study, which used data collected during the Barrier Dynamics Experiment II (BARDEX II); a large EU funded project and part of the Hydralab IV framework,… Read More Wave-induced coherent turbulence structures and sediment resuspension in the nearshore

2015: the year of Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry cruises

Dr Charlie Thompson writes about her busy year of sea cruises: Shelf seas are socially important and highly productive regions, underpinning over 90% of global fisheries, and important in biodiversity, carbon cycling and storage, waste disposal, nutrient cycling, recreation and renewable energy resources. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs(Defra)… Read More 2015: the year of Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry cruises

Tomographic investigation of turbulence and sediment dynamics

Understanding sediment transport has come a long way since the pioneering works of Shields and Bagnold, nearly a century ago. Yet, the complex mechanisms that drive, at larger scales, the morphological evolution of coastal and estuarine environments remain poorly understood at the ‘noisy’ end of the spectrum. Fundamentally, this is a problem of fluid sediment interaction,… Read More Tomographic investigation of turbulence and sediment dynamics

Fieldwork in Cabras Lagoon, Sardinia

BRAD deployed in Cabras Lagoon Prof Carl L. Amos and PhD student Hachem Kassem, from the coastal processes research group at NOCS/University of Southampton (and former MSC ECE student), have recently participated in a scientific field campaign in the Cabras Lagoon, Sardinia, Italy. The work was undertaken within RITMARE, the Italian National programme of scientific… Read More Fieldwork in Cabras Lagoon, Sardinia