Fieldwork investigation of Sandstone Injectites in California

During October, new PhD student Ben Callow and Prof Jon Bull visited California to study field examples of sandstone injectites as part of two collaborative carbon sequestration projects STEMM-CCS (Horizon 2020) and CHIMNEY (NERC). California is home to some of the largest onshore examples of sandstone injectites in the world, providing Ben and Jon with… Read More Fieldwork investigation of Sandstone Injectites in California

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

Hachem Kassem, and co-authors Charlie Thompson, Carl Amos, and Ian Townend fromĀ theĀ 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);Ā a large EU funded project, part of the Hydralab IV framework… Read More Wave-induced coherent turbulence structures and sediment resuspension in the nearshore

BGA Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015

The University of Southampton/NOCS recently hosted the 2015 British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting. The meeting brought together 43 postgraduate students to present their research across a wide range of fields, including: passive and active seismology, geomagnetism, resistivity, numerical modeling, CO2 storage and crater formation.   Attendees commented on the high standard of… Read More BGA Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015

Tomographic investigation of turbulence and sediment dynamics

Understanding sediment transport has come a long way since the pioneering works of Shields and Bagnold, nearly aĀ 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

British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015- Abstract submission is now open!

British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015- Abstract submission is now open! This year’s British Geophysical Association (BGA) Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting will be hosted by the University of Southampton at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton on 10th-11th September. The meeting offers postgraduate students a valuable opportunity to meet fellow members of… Read More British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015- Abstract submission is now open!

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

An internationalĀ  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 ā€“ 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 & Engineerā€™s 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 Annuarā€™s… Read More Fieldwork mapping sea-grasses and sediment sampling for grain trend analysis at Ryde, IoW

G&G team studying turbulence and sediment dynamics are first to use the Fast Flow Facility at HR Wallingford

Members of the G&G group (coastal processes research theme) have recently had the privilege to be the first external users of the new HR WallingfordĀ Fast Flow Facility (FFF). The FFF is a unique facility that allows studying wave-current-sediment interactions at a large scale. This collaboration came to support the work undertaken by postgraduate researcher Hachem… Read More G&G team studying turbulence and sediment dynamics are first to use the Fast Flow Facility at HR Wallingford