New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives

This is a press-release for a new paper –¬†Wave breaking patterns control rip current flow regimes and surf zone retention, published by members of the coastal group which can be accessed¬†here. Research by the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth has found a new link between breaking waves and the hazard posed by rip currents. The… Read More New understanding of rip currents could help to save lives

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 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, part of the Hydralab IV framework… Read More Wave-induced coherent turbulence structures and sediment resuspension in the nearshore

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

Keynote lecture by Prof Carl Amos at ‘Turbulence and Interactions in Marine Systems (TURBINTERMARS): Turbulence and Sedimentary Processes’

An international¬† workshop on turbulence and the resulting sedimentary responses was held in The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. The meeting spanned three days over 23 ‚Äď 25 February, 2015 and covered topics that ranged from the coastline to the deep sea. There was a good balance between theoretical modelling of… Read More Keynote lecture by Prof Carl Amos at ‘Turbulence and Interactions in Marine Systems (TURBINTERMARS): Turbulence and Sedimentary Processes’

Strong Southampton presence at 11th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference

Earlier this month, 7 Southampton researchers travelled to the Young Coastal Scientist & Engineer‚Äôs conference (YCSEC), in Manchester. Post-doctoral researcher, Matt Wadey, along with PhD students Seb Pitman, Rob Mawdsley, Aimin Amiruddin, Clementine Chirol, Esme Flegg and Anas Mohamad Annuar all made the journey for the conference. The conference is aimed at young scientists and… Read More Strong Southampton presence at 11th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference

Fieldwork mapping sea-grasses and sediment sampling for grain trend analysis at Ryde, IoW

Ryde, Isle of Wight boasts one of the largest seagrass meadows in the United Kingdom’s southern region. In order to understand the influence of the seagrass meadow on sediment transport and intertidal flats stability, a two-day fieldwork (18th – 19th March 2015) was conducted. The fieldwork is part of a G&G postgraduate student, Anas Annuar‚Äôs… Read More Fieldwork mapping sea-grasses and sediment sampling for grain trend analysis at Ryde, IoW

Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset

Clementine Chirol, first year PhD student in Geology and Geophysics reports on her latest field campaign (19th and 23rd February, 2015): Managed Realignment (MR), the process of deliberately removing flood defences to restore intertidal habitats, is undertaken to compensate for coastal developments such as ports, but also as a mean of improving flood defences. Such… Read More Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset

Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy

A¬†research team from the coastal processes research theme¬†within Geology and Geophysics,¬†led by Prof¬†Carl L. Amos, with¬† PhD student¬†Hachem Kassem, has recently completed a scientific¬†field campaign in Venice Lagoon, Italy.¬†The work was undertaken within¬†RITMARE¬†framework, the¬†Italian National programme of scientific and technological marine research; through sub-project 3, Work Package 4, Action 5; ¬†WP4.A5 on hydrodynamic and morphodynamic… Read More Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy

Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014

In order to monitor the early effects of tidal inundation on the morphology and sedimentology of an artificial creek system, fieldwork was undertaken between the 5th and the 11th of September at the Steart peninsula. Participants to this fieldwork were new G&G postgraduate student Clementine Chirol, responsible for the PhD project on the morphological evolution… Read More Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014