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Selected publications
  • Anderson, D.M., Keafer, B.A., Kleindinst, J.L., McGillicuddy, Jr., D.J., Martin, J.L., Norton, K., Pilskaln, C.H., Smith, J.L., Sherwood, C.R., and Butman, B. 2013. Alexandrium fundyense cysts in the Gulf of Maine: long-term time series of abundance and distribution, and linkages to past and future blooms. Deep-Sea Research II, 103, 6-26, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.10.002. [Link]

    Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L., Butman, Bradford, and Ganju, Neil K., 2014, Water level response in back-barrier bays unchanged following Hurricane Sandy: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 41, no. 9, p. 3163–3171, DOI:10.1002/2014GL059957. [Link]

    Aretxabaleta, A.L., Butman, B., Signell, R.P., Dalyander, P.S., Sherwood, C.R., and McGillicuddy, Jr., D.J., 2014, Near-bottom circulation and dispersion of sediment containing Alexandrium fundyense cysts in the Gulf of Maine during 2010-2011. Deep-Sea Research II, 96-111, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.11.003. [Link]

    Buscombe, D., Rubin, D.M., Lacy, J.R., Storlazzi, C.D., Hatcher, G., Chezar, H., Wyland, R., and Sherwood, C.R., 2014, Autonomous bed-sediment imaging systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size: Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, v. 12, p. 390-406, DOI: 10.4319/lom.2014.12.390. [Link]

    Butman, B., Aretxabaleta, A.L., Dickhudt, P.J., Dalyander, P.S., Sherwood, C.R., Anderson, D.M., Keafer, B.A., Signell, R.P., 2014,Investigating the importance of sediment resuspension in Alexandrium fundyense cyst population dynamics in the Gulf of Maine, Deep-Sea Research II, 103, 79-95, DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.10.011. [Link]

    Butman, Bradford, Patrick Dickhudt, Bruce Keafer, 2012, Exploring the erodibility of sediments and the effect on the distribution of harmful algal cysts in the Gulf of Maine. Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, Ecosystem Indicator Partnership Journal, March-April 2012. Online at [Link]

    Butman, B., Sherwood, C. R., and Dalyander, P. S., 2008, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006. Continental Shelf Research 28, 1231-1245.  DOI: 10:.1016/j.csr.2008.02.010. [Link]

    Defne, Z. and Ganju, N.K. in press, Quantifying the residence time and flushing characteristics of a shallow, back-barrier estuary: application of hydrodynamic and particle tracking models. Estuaries and Coasts. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-014-9885-3. [Link]

    del Barrio, P., Ganju, N. K., Aretxabaleta, A. L., Hayn, M., García, A., & Howarth, R. W. (2014). Modeling future scenarios of light attenuation and potential seagrass success in a eutrophic estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 149, 13-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.07.005. [Link]

    Fall, K.A., Harris, C.K., Friedrichs, C.T., Rinehimer, J.P., and Sherwood, C.R., 2014, Model behavior and sensitivity in an application of the cohesive bed component of the Community Sediment Transport Modeling System for the York River Estuary, VA, USA: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, v. 2, p. 413-436. doi:10.3390/jmse2020413.  [Link]

    Ferré , B., Sherwood, C. R., and Wiberg, P. L., 2010, Sediment transport on the Palos Verdes shelf, California. Continental Shelf Research, 30:761-780, DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2010.01.011. [Link]

    Foote, K., Martini, M., Standard-target Calibration of an Acoustic Backscatter System, MTS/IEEE OCEANS '10 Seattle Conference, Seattle, WA, September 21-23, 2010, Proceedings. DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.2010.5664362. [Link]

    Ganju, N. K., Hayn, M., Chen, S. N., Howarth, R. W., Dickhudt, P. J., Aretxabaleta, A. L., and Marino, R., 2012, Tidal and groundwater fluxes to a shallow, microtidal estuary: constraining inputs through field observations and hydrodynamic modeling, Estuaries and Coasts, 35, 1285-1298. DOI: 10.1007/s122370012-9515-x.  [Link]

    Ganju, N. K., Miselis, J. L., & Aretxabaleta, A. L. (2014). Physical and biogeochemical controls on light attenuation in a eutrophic, back-barrier estuary. Biogeosciences Discussions, 11(8), 12183-12221.  DOI:10.5194/bg-11-7193-2014. [Link]

    Ganju, N.K., 2011, A novel approach for direct estimation of fresh groundwater discharge to an estuary, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L11402, DOI:10.1029/2011GL047718.  [Link]

    Ganju, N.K., and Sherwood, C.R., 2010, Effect of roughness formulation on the performance of a coupled wave, hydrodynamic, and sediment transport model. Ocean Modelling, 33, 299-313.  DOI:10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.03.003. [Link]

    Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Montgomery, E.T., Brennard, Patrick, Derby, R.K, Brooks, T.W., Guntenspergen, G.R., Martini, M.A., Borden, Jonathan, and Baldwin, S.M., 2012, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1099.   [Link]

    Ganju, N.K., Lentz, S.J., Kirincich, A.R., and Farrar, J.T., 2011, Complex mean circulation over the Inner-Shelf south of Marthas Vineyard revealed by observations and a high resolution model, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C10036, DOI:10.1029/2011JC007035.  [Link]

    Ganju, N.K., Nidzieko, N.J., and Kirwan, M.L., 2013, Inferring tidal wetland stability from channel sediment fluxes: observations and a conceptual model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 118, 1–14. DOI: 10.1002/jgrf.20143. [Link]

    Grifoll, M., A. L. Aretxabaleta, M. Espino, and J. C. Warner (2012), Along-shelf current variability on the Catalan inner-shelf (NW Mediterranean), J. Geophys. Res., 117, C09027, DOI:10.1029/2012JC008182. [Link]

    Grifoll, M., A. L. Aretxabaleta, J. L. Pelegrí, M. Espino, J. C. Warner, and A. Sánchez-Arcilla (2013), Seasonal circulation over the Catalan inner-shelf (northwest Mediterranean Sea), J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, 5844–5857, DOI:10.1002/jgrc.20403. [Link]

    Grifoll, M., V. Gracia, A. L. Aretxabaleta, J. Guillén, M. Espino, and J. C. Warner (in press), Formation of fine sediment deposit from a flash flood river in the Mediterranean Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, in press.  DOI: 10.1002/2014JC010187. [Link]

    Hayn, M., Howarth, R., Marino, R., Ganju, N., Berg, P., Foreman, K.H., Giblin, A.E., and McGlathery, K., 2013, Exchange of nitrogen and phosphorus between a shallow lagoon and coastal waters, Estuaries and Coasts, DOI:10.1007/s12237-013-9699-8. [Link]

    Howarth, R., Hayn, M., Marino, R., Ganju, N., Foreman, K.H., McGlathery, K., Giblin, A.E., Berg, P., and Walker, J.D., 2013, Metabolism of a nitrogen-enriched coastal marine lagoon during the summertime, Biogeochemistry, DOI:10.1007/s10533-013-9901-x. [Link]

    Keller, J. A. 2014. Biscayne National Park HMS Fowey Pre-Stabilization Report. Submerged Resources Center Technical Report No. 33. National Park Service, U. S. Dept. of Interior, Lakewood, CO. 67 pp. [Link]

    Kirincich, A.R, Lentz, S.J., Farrar, J.T., and Ganju N.K., 2013. The spatial structure of tidal and mean circulation over the inner shelf south of Martha's Vineyard, MA. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 1940-1958. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-020.1. [Link]

    Lentz, S.L., Butman, B., Harris, C.K., 2014, The vertical structure of the circulation and dynamics in Hudson Shelf Valley. J. Geophys. Res., Oceans, 119, 3694-3713, DOI:10.11002/2014JC009883. [Link]

    Li, M.Z., Sherwood, C.R., and Hill, P.R., eds., 2012, Sediments, morphology and sedimentary processes on continental shelves. Advances in technologies, research and applications: West Sussex, Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118311172. [Link]

    Martini, M., Butman, B., Mickelson, M., 2007,  Long-term performance of Aanderra Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 dissolved oxygen sensors at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay, J.  Atmosph. Oceanic Technol., 24, 1924-1935. DOI: 10.1175/JTECH2078.1. [Link]

    Martini, M., Foote, K., Measurements of Echo Stability of an Acoustic Backscatter System, MTS/IEEE OCEANS '10 Seattle Conference, Seattle, WA, September 21-23, 2010, Proceedings.   DOI: 10.1109/OCEANS.2010.5664356. [Link]

    Martini, Marinna; Sherwood, Chris; Horwitz, Rachel; Ramsey, Andree; Lightsom, Fran; Lacy, Jessie; Xu, Jingping, 2006. Hydratools Manual Version 1.0, Documentation for a MATLAB?-Based Post-processing Package for the Sontek Hydra. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2005-1026, 49 p. [Link]

    Noble, Marlene A., Rosenberger, Kurt J., Xu, Jingping, Signell, Richard P., and Steele, Alex, 2009, Connections among the spatial and temporal structures in tidal currents, internal bores, and surficial sediment distributions over the shelf off Palos Verdes, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5094, 33 p. [].

    North, E.W., Adams, E.E., Schlag, Z., Sherwood, C.R., He, R., Hyun, K.H., and Socolofsky, S.A., 2011, Simulating oil droplet dispersal from the Deepwater Horizon spill with a Lagrangian approach, in Li, Y., ed., Geophysical Monograph Series 195, 217-225. American Geophysical Union. DOI: 10.1029/2011GM001102. [Link]

    Ralston, D. K., W. R. Geyer, and J. C. Warner, 2012, Bathymetric controls on sediment transport in the Hudson River estuary: Lateral asymmetry and frontal trapping, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C10013, DOI:10.1029/2012JC008124. [Link]

    Ralston, D. K., W. R. Geyer, and J. C. Warner, in press. Sediment transport due to extreme events: the Hudson River estuary after Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, Geophysical Research Letters. DOI:10.1002/2013GL057906. [Link]

    Sherwood, C.R., (2011) Directional bottom roughness associated with waves, currents, and ripples: Coastal Sediments '11, Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Coast Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, May 2-6, 2011, Miami, Florida.  [Link]

    Signell, R. P., Carniel, S., Chiggiato, J., Janekovic, I., Pullen, J., and Sherwood, C. R. , 2008, Collaboration tools and techniques for large model datasets. Journal of Marine Systems 69, 154-161. DOI:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.02.013.  [Link]

    Socolofsky, S.A., Adams, E.E., and Sherwood, C.R. , 2011, Formation dynamics of subsurface hydrocarbon intrusions following the Deepwater Horizon blowout. Geophysical Research Letters, 38,L09602, DOI:10.1029/2011GL047174.  [Link]

    Wiberg, P. L. and Sherwood, C. R. , 2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocity from surface wave parameters. Computers & Geosciences 34, 1243-1262. DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.010. [Link]

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