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John C. Warner, Civil Engineer, Woods Hole, MA


Hydrodynamic and sediment transport numerical modeling, estuarine transport, oceanographic data collection, numerical methods, time series analysis


U.S. Geological Survey

2001-Present Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Geologic Division, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  • Developed sediment transport and turbulence algorithms for 3D oceanographic model ROMS
  • Applied ROMS to a regional study in Massachusetts Bay

2000 - 2001 Postdoctoral researcher, Water Resources Division, Sacramento, California

  • Investigated density and bathymetric affects on suspended sediment circulation patterns in San Francisco Bay

1998 - 2000 Student Career Experience Program, Water Resources Division, Sacramento, California

  • Fortran and Matlab code development and implementation for data analysis and visualization
  • Wetlands restoration committee member

University of California, Davis

  • 1996 - 2000, Graduate Research Assistant
  • 3-D finite element numerical model simulations of density driven circulation in tidal channels (RMA-10)
  • Organized and conducted multi-site oceanographic data collection programs
  • Time series analysis of large data sets

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • 1995 - 1996 Engineer Intern, Hydrologic Engineering Center, Davis, California
  • Development of 1-D water surface profile model HEC-RAS
  • Joint Authorship of Applications Manual for HEC-RAS Model Software Program
  • Updated Hydraulic Reference Manual and User's Manual for HEC-RAS


Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Minor in Numerical Methods, December 2000
University of California, Davis
Dissertation: Barotropic and Baroclinic Convergence Zones in Tidal Channels
Committee: Geoffrey Schladow (advisor), Ray Krone, Bruce Larock, Dave Schoellhamer (USGS)

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, May 1995
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Thesis: Hydraulic Resistance of Porous Pavement Surfaces

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, December 1991
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Current Focus

Development of sediment transport and turbulence closure algorithms in oceanographic models, applications of numerical models to predict sediment transport

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