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This website describes several interdisciplinary projects that aim to quantify and understand estuarine processes through observations and numerical modeling. Both the spatial and temporal scales of these mechanisms are important, and therefore require modern instrumentation and state-of-the-art hydrodynamic models. These projects are led from the U.S. Geological Survey's Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, but are collaborative projects that include participation from other U.S. Geological Survey offices, other federal and state agencies, and academic institutions.

Recent Activities

Grand Bay instrument servicing

Grand Bay instrument deployment

Ocean Sciences 2016 conference presentations by Aretxabaleta, Ganju, and Nowacki:

Sound waves articles

New Personnel Contribute to USGS Studies on How Estuaries Respond to Storms, Sound Waves, May/June 2014.

Mapping, Measuring, and Modeling to Understand Water-Quality Dynamics in Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New Jersey, Sound Waves, January/February 2013.

Hurricane Sandy Disrupts USGS Study of the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary in New Jersey, Provides Additional Research Opportunities, Sound Waves, January/February 2013.

Recent Publications

Aretxabaleta, A.L., Ganju, N.K., Butman, B., and Signell, R.P., 2017. Observations and a linear model of water level in an interconnected inlet-bay system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Ganju, N.K., Defne, Z., Kirwan, M.L., D’Alpaos, A., Carniello, L., and Fagherazzi, S., 2017. Spatially integrative metrics reveal hidden vulnerability of microtidal salt marshes. Nature Communications, 8, 14156. 

Beudin, A., Kalra, T.S., Ganju, N.K. and Warner, J.C., 2017. Development of a coupled wave-flow-vegetation interaction model. Computers & Geosciences, 100, 76–86.

Nowacki, D.J., Beudin, A., and Ganju, N.K., 2017, Spectral wave dissipation by submerged aquatic vegetation in a back-barrier estuary, Limnology & Oceanography, doi:10.1002/lno.10456




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