Christopher R. Sherwood

U. S. Geological Survey, 384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543-1598 U. S. A.
+1 508 457 2269, +1 508 457 2310 fax
csherwood@usgs.gov

Education

Ph. D. Geological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1995
M. S. Geological Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 1982
A. B. Economics and Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 1976

 

Professional Experience

2001 - present Oceanographer, GS-13/5, Coastal and Marine Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1999 - 2001 Oceanographer, GS-13/4, Coastal and Marine Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
1996 - 1999 Senior Research Scientist (Sediment-Transport Modeller), CSIRO Division of Marine Research, Hobart, Tasmania
1991 - 1996 Senior Research Scientist, Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, Washington
1989 - 1991 Research Assistant, School of Oceanography, University of Washington
1988 - 1989 Research Scientist, Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Sequim, Washington
1986 - 1988 Research Scientist, Hydrology Section, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington
1984 - 1986 Oceanographer and Project Manager, Northern Technical Services, Anchorage, Alaska
1982 - 1983 Senior Oceanographer, Project Manager for Columbia River Estuary Sedimentary Processes Studies, Department of Oceanography, University of Washington
1979 - 1982 Research Assistant, Columbia River Estuary Sedimentary Processes Studies, Department of Oceanography, University of Washington
1979 Research Assistant, Coastal Pond Sediment Dynamics Study, Geology Department, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
1977 - 1978 Oilwell Logger and Wellsite Geologist, The Analyst, Inc., Denver, Colorado

 

Publications In Preparation

Sherwood, C. R., J. L. Lacy, and G. Voulgaris. (May 2003) Shear velocity estimates on the inner shelf off Grays Harbor, Washington, U. S. A. For submission to Continental Shelf Research.

Lacy, J. L., and C. R. Sherwood (May 2002) Accuracy of a pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler profiler in a wave-dominated flow. Submitted to Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. [PDF]

Lacy, J. L., C. R. Sherwood, D. J. Wilson, T. A. Chisholm, and G. R. Gelfenbaum (February 2002) Shear stress and bottom roughness estimates in a wave-dominated environment using a high resolution acoustic Doppler profiler. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research (in revision). [PDF]

J. C. Warner, C. R. Sherwood, B. Butman, H. G. Arango, and R. P. Signell. (January, 2003) Performance of Four Turbulence Closure Methods Implemented with a Generic Length Scale Method. Submitted to Ocean Modelling (in revision).

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Refereed Publications

Sherwood, C. R., D. E. Drake, P. L. Wiberg, and R. A. Wheatcroft (2002) Prediction of the fate of DDT in sediments of the Palos Verdes margin. Continental Shelf Research 22(6/7):1025-1058.

Lee, H. J., C. R. Sherwood, , D. E. Drake, B. D. Edwards, F. Wong and M. Hamer (2002) Spatial and temporal distribution of contaminated, effluent-affected sediment on the Palos Verdes margin, Southern California. Continental Shelf Research 22(6/7):859-880.

Sherwood, C. R. (2000) Numerical model of frazil ice and suspended sediment concentrations and formation of sediment laden ice in the Kara Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 105(C6):14,061-14,080.

Wright, L. D., C. R. Sherwood, and R. W. Sternberg (1997) Field measurements of fairweather bottom boundary layer processes and sediment suspension on the Louisiana inner continental shelf. Marine Geology 140:329-345.

Lynch, J. F., T. F. Gross, C. R. Sherwood, J. D. Irish, and B. H. Brumley (1997) Acoustical and optical backscatter measurements of sediment transport in the 1988-1989 STRESS exeriment. Continental Shelf Research 17(4):337-366.

Jumars, P. A., D. Jackson, T. F. Gross, and C. R. Sherwood (1996) Acoustic remote sensing of benthic activity: a statistical approach. Limnology and Oceanography 41(6):1220-1241.

Sherwood, C. R. (1995) Measurements and Modeling of Suspended-Sediment Transport on the Northern California Continental Shelf. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 175 pp.

Hill, P. S., C. R. Sherwood, R. W. Sternberg and A. R. M. Nowell (1994) In-situ measurements of particle settling velocity on the northern California continental shelf. Continental Shelf Research 14(10/11):1123-1137.

Lynch, J. F., J. D. Irish, C. R. Sherwood, and Y. C. Agrawal (1994) Determining suspended sediment particle size information from acoustical and optical backscatter measurements. Continental Shelf Research 14(10/11):1139-1165.

Sherwood, C. R., B. Butman, D. A. Cacchione, D. E. Drake, T. F. Gross, R. W. Sternberg, and A. J. Williams III (1994) Sediment-transport events on the northern California Continental Shelf during the 1990-1991 STRESS experiment. Continental Shelf Research 14(10/11):1063-1099.

Simenstad, C. A., D. A. Jay, and C. R. Sherwood (1992) Impacts of watershed management on land?margin ecosystems: The Columbia River Estuary. In: Watershed Management: Balancing Sustainability with Environmental Change, R. J. Naiman (editor), Springer-Verlag, New York, New York, 266-306.

Gross, T. F., A. E. Isley, and C. R. Sherwood (1992) Estimation of stress and bed roughness during storms on the Northern California Shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 12(2/3):389-413.

Jay, D. A., B. S. Giese, and C. R. Sherwood (1990) Energetics and sedimentary processes in the Columbia River Estuary. Progress in Oceanography 25:157-174.

Simenstad, C. A., L. F. Small, C. D. McIntire, D. A. Jay, and C. Sherwood (1990) Columbia River Estuary studies: an introduction to the estuary, a brief history, and prior studies. Progress in Oceanography 25:1?13.
Sherwood, C. R. and J. S. Creager (1990) Sedimentary geology of the Columbia River Estuary. Progress in Oceanography 25:15-79.

Sherwood, C. R., D. A. Jay, R. B. Harvey, P. Hamilton, and C. A. Simenstad (1990) Historical Changes in the Columbia River Estuary. Progress in Oceanography 25:299-352.Sherwood, C. R., contributing author to: D. S. Fox, S. Bell, W. Nehlsen and J. Damron (1984) The Columbia River Estuary: Atlas of Physical and Biological Characteristics. Columbia River Estuary Data Development Program, Astoria, Oregon.

 

Published Proceedings

Sherwood, C. R. G. Gelfenbaum, G., P. A. Howd, and M. L. Palmsten (2001) Sediment transport on a high-energy ebb-tidal delta. Coastal Dynamics ‘01, Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Lund, Sweden, pp. 473-482.

Gelfenbaum, G., M. C. Buijsman, C. R. Sherwood, H. R. Moritz, and A. E. Gibbs (2001) Coastal evolutions and sediment budget at the mouth of the Columbia River, USA. Coastal Dynamics ‘01, Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Lund, Sweden, pp. 818-827.

Gelfenbaum, G., C. R. Sherwood, C. D. Peterson, G. M. Kaminsky, M. Buijsman, D. C. Twichell, P. Ruggiero, A. E. Gibbs, and C. Reed (1999) The Columbia River Littoral Cell: A sediment budget overview. In: Coastal Sediments ’99, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Coastal Engineering and Coastal Sediment Processes, ASCE, Long Island, NY, pp. 1660-1675.

Sherwood, C. R., A. J., Heyward, A. T. Revill, L. Scott, and C. B. Fandry (1999) Environmental management on the North West Shelf: A review of existing data. In: The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Journal 1999.

Asher, W. E., B. J. Higgins, L. M. Karle, P. J. Farley, C. R. Sherwood, W. W. Gardiner, R. Wannikhof, H. Chen, T. Lantry, M. Steckley, E. C. Monahan, Q. Wang, and P. M. Smith (1995) Measurements of Gas Transfer, whitecap coverage, and brightness temperature in a surf pool: an overview of WABEX-93. In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of Air-Water Gas Transfer, edited by B. Jahne and E. C. Monahan, Aeon Verlag, Heidelberg, July 24-27, pp.205-216.

Ogston, A. S., C. R. Sherwood, and W. E. Asher (1995) Estimation of turbulence-dissipation rates and gas-transfer velocities in a surf pool: analysis of the results from WABEX-93. In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of Air-Water Gas Transfer, edited by B. Jahne and E. C. Monahan, Aeon Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, July 24-27, pp. 255-268.

Sherwood, C. R. (1989) Use of sediment transport calculations in dredged material disposal site selection. In: Oceans '89. IEEE Publication 89CH2780-5, Seattle, Washington, 326-332.

Sherwood, C. R., D. Coats, and B. Walls (1989) Current and suspended sediment measurements on the central California continental shelf. In: Oceans '89. IEEE Publication 89CH280-5, Seattle, Washington, 320-325.

 

Newsletters and Book Reviews


Sherwood, C. R., C. K. Harris, W. R. Geyer, and B. Butman (2002) Toward a Community Coastal Sediment-Transport Modeling System: Report of the Second Workshop. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 83(51):604.

Sherwood, C. R., R. P. Signell, C. K. Harris, and B. Butman (2000) Workshop Discusses Community Models for Coastal Sediment. EOS , Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 81(43):502.

Sherwood, C. R. (1998) Book Review – Environmental Oceanography by Tom Beer. Australian Meteorological Magazine, 47(3):269-270.