CHSD Reports

CHSD-2013-01 Cartwright, G.M., 2013. Application of acoustics and optics for the characterization of suspended particulate matter within an estuarine observing system. Ph.D. Dissertation (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 302 p. pdf

CHSD-2013-02 Kraatz, L.M., 2013. Acoustic and sedimentological investigations of seabed conditions and related bio-physio-geological parameters in a tidally energetic, fine-grained environment: York River Estuary, Virginia. Ph.D. Dissertation (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 199 p. pdf

CHSD-2013-03 Wilkerson, C., 2013. Analysis of extreme water levels in the Lower Chesapeake Bay. M.S. Thesis (J. Brubaker and C. Friedrichs, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 92 p. pdf

CHSD-2012-01 Friedrichs, C.T., C. Harris, R. Diaz, S. Kuehl, L. Schaffner, J. Brubaker, and J. McNinch, 2010. Collaborative research: A real-time and rapid response observing system for the study of physical and biological controls on muddy seabed deposition, reworking and resuspension. Grant OCE-0536572, Final Report, Submitted to National Science Foundation, 48 p. pdf

CHSD-2012-02 Tait, L., 2012. Using acoustic Doppler velocimeter backscatter response to determine suspended sediment concentration. REU Final Report (C. Friedrichs and G. Cartwright, advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 12 p. pdf

CHSD-2012-03 Fall, K.A., 2012. Relationships among fine sediment settling and suspension, bed erodibility, and particle type in the York River estuary Virginia. M.S. Thesis (C. Friedrichs and M. Friedrichs, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 144 p. pdf

CHSD-2012-04 Clark, I., 2012. Flow and density driven sediment dynamics shown by dual frequency acoustic sounder of the York River estuary, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Geology Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 38 p. pdf

CHSD-2011-01 Friedrichs, C.T., and the Estuarine Hypoxia Team, 2011. SURA/IOOS Testbed Year 1 Progress Report Through June 2011. Submitted to the Southeastern Unversity Research Association, 8 p. pdf

CHSD-2011-02 Wei, E., 2011. Spring-neap variation in fecal pellet properties within surficial sediment of the York River estuary. REU Final Report (C. Friedrichs and L. Kraatz, advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 11 p. pdf

CHSD-2010-01 Bland, L., 2010. Studying and comparing Chesapeake Bay 3-D hydrodynamic models. REU Final Report (M. Friedrichs and C. Friedrichs, advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 15 p. pdf

CHSD-2010-02 Friedrichs, C.T., and C. Cartwright, 2010. Ultrasonic in-situ characterization of tank waste. Final Report. Submitted to Luna Innovations, Inc., for Department of Energy Subcontract, 15 p. pdf

CHSD-2010-03 Herman, J., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2010. Estuarine suspended sediment loads and sediment budgets in tributaries of Chesapeake Bay, Phase I: York, Patuxent, and Potomac Rivers. SRAMSOE Report No. 420, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 343 p. 132 p. pdf

CHSD-2010-04 Newbill, B., 2010. How accurate is your ADV? An investigative analylsis on the effect of grain size on acoustic Doppler velocimeter backscatter. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Geology Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 25 p. pdf

CHSD-2010-05 Smith, S.J., 2010. Fine sediment dynamics in dredge plumes. PhD Dissertation (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 130 p. pdf

CHSD-2009-01 Friedrichs, C.T., 2009, Morphodynamics of tidal flat coastlines. Final Report, Office of Naval Research, Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-05-1-0112, 15 p. pdf

CHSD-2009-02 Friedrichs, C.T., L.D. Wright, S.L. Kaattari, J.M. Brubaker, M.A. Unger 2009. Detection and prediction of hazards in ports, bys and the littoral zone: a lower Chesapeake Bay test bed. Final Report, Office of Naval Research, Processes and Prediction Division, Grant N00014-06-1-0973, 11 p. pdf

CHSD-2009-03 Lewis, B., 2009. Controls on suspended sediment particle size in the York River estuary. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Geology Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 35 p. pdf

CHSD-2008-01 Bearman, J.A., 2008. Factors controlling tidal flat morphology in South San Francisco Bay between the 1890s and 2005. Masters Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 101 p. pdf

CHSD-2008-02 Bruno, S., 2008. Seasonal and spatial trends in biological versus physical influences on sediment settling velocity in the York River estuary. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Geology Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 31 p. pdf

CHSD-2008-03 Dickhudt, P.J., 2008. Controls on erodibility in a partially mixed estuary: York River, Virginia. Masters Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 241 p.

CHSD-2008-04 Scott, R., 2008. The use of acoustic Doppler velocimeter measurements to infer the evolution of seabed erodibility in the York River estuary. REU Final Report (C. Friedrichs and G. Cartwright, advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 7 p. pdf

CHSD-2007-01 LeMay, L.E., 2007. The impact of drainage ditches on salt marsh flow patterns, sedimentation and morphology: Rowley River, Massachusetts. MS Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 239 p. pdf

CHSD-2007-02 Wright, L.D., C.T. Friedrichs, S.L. Kaattari, J.M. Brubaker, and M.A. Unger, 2007. Detection and prediction of hazards in ports, bays and the littoral zone: a lower Chesapeake Bay test bed. Final Report, Office of Naval Research, Processes and Prediction Division, Grant N00014-05-1-0493, 10 p. pdf

CHSD-2007-03 Luciano, K.E., 2007. Investigation into the relationship between morphology and tidal flux in ditched and non-ditched salt marsh creek systems, Rowley Massachusetts. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 71 p. pdf

CHSD-2007-04 Friedrichs, C.T., 2007. Reformulation of mine scour equations using observations from MBP field sites. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-05-1-0112, 9 p. pdf

CHSD-2007-05 Friedrichs, C.T., and J.T. Wells, 2007, Morphodynamics of tidal flat coastlines. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-07-1-0677, 3 p. pdf

CHSD-2007-06 Kuehl, S.A., L.D. Wright, C.T. Friedrichs, J. McNinch, C.K. Harris, L. Carter, N. Trustrum, 2007. Sediment dispersal off a high-yield river: observations and modeling of gravity-driven transport and deposition. Grant OCE-0326831, Final Report, Submitted to National Science Foundation, 9 p. pdf

CHSD-2006-01 Friedrichs, C.T., and A. Trembanis, 2006. Forecasting scour related mine burial using a parameterized model. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-03-1-0298, 15 p. pdf

CHSD-2006-02 Cartwright, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2006. Development of a sediment transport model for the Chesapeake Bay: supporting physical data from the VIMS Potomac River Intensive Surveys. Data Report prepared for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Award Number DACW42-03-C-0034, 80 p. pdf

CHSD-2006-03 Mroz, E., 2006. Biological versus physical controls on seabed erodibility in a muddy, partially mixed estuary. REU Final Report (P. Dickhut and C. Friedrichs advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 13 p. pdf

CHSD-2005-01 Friedrichs, C.T., M.E. Scully, and L.D. Wright, 2005. Upscaling simple models for energetic shelf sediment transport. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-03-1-0144, 15 p. pdf

CHSD-2005-02 Friedrichs, C.T., 2005. Collaborative research: how do estuarine turbidity maxima entrap particles, retain zooplankton, and promote recruitment of fish. Grant OCE-0002529, Final Report, Submitted to National Science Foundation, 25 p. pdf

CHSD-2005-03 Friedrichs, C.T., 2005. CAREER: sediment dynamics of a microtidal partially-mixed estuary. Grant OCE-9984941, Final Report, Submitted to National Science Foundation, 47 p. pdf

CHSD-2005-04 Kowalczk, A, 2005. The application of digital x-radiograph imaging for the determination of bulk density. REU Final Report (P. Dickhut and C. Friedrichs advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 14 p. pdf

CHSD-2005-05 Scully, M.E., 2005. The interaction between stratification, circulation, and sediment transport in a partially-mixed estuary. PhD Dissertation (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 163 p. pdf

CHSD-2005-06 Wright, L.D., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2005. The role of negative bouyancy in the morphodynamics of river dominated shelves: a global synthesis. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-04-1-0628, 13 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-01 Lee, W.M., 2004. Factors affecting sedimentation patterns of a tidal marsh in Plum Island Sound Estuary, Massachusetts. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 60 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-02 Cartwright, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2004. Dredged sediment movement and fate project, Brunswick Harbor, Georgia, vibracore samples. Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 20 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-03 Cartwright, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2004. Dredged sediment movement and fate project, Brunswick Harbor, Georgia, dredge plume study. Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 48 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-04 Cartwright, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2004. Dredged sediment movement and fate project, Brunswick Harbor, Georgia, Sediview calibration survey. Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 113 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-05 Brubaker, J., C. Friedrichs, C. Harris, J. Shen, H. Wang, and D. Wright, 2004. Use of Chesapeake Bay Observing System data for Coast Guard search and rescue operations. Final Report, Submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 63 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-06 Romine, H.M., 2004. Documenting the suspended and bottom sediment dynamics of a two estuarine turbidity maximum system using 7Be and 234Th. MS Thesis (S. Kuehl and C. Friedrichs, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 145 p. pdf

CHSD-2004-07 Trembanis, A.C., 2004. Complex inner shelf environments: observations and modeling of morphodynamics and scour processes. PhD Dissertation (D. Wright, and C. Friedrichs, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA.

CHSD-2003-01 Battisto, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2003. Mound study project Cape Fear, North Carolina, report summary, Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 11 p. pdf

CHSD-2003-02 Battisto, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2003. Mound study project Cape Fear, North Carolina, initial water column profiles and sediment grabs, Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 24 p. pdf

CHSD-2003-03 Battisto, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2003. Mound study project Cape Fear, North Carolina, water column profiles, Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 56 p. pdf

CHSD-2003-04 Battisto, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2003. Mound study project Cape Fear, North Carolina, mound surface sediment characterization, Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 41 p. pdf

CHSD-2003-05 Battisto, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2003.. Mound study project Cape Fear, North Carolina, pre-deployment calibration, Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 23 p. pdf

CHSD-2003-06 Battisto, G.M., and C.T. Friedrichs, 2003.. Mound study project Cape Fear, North Carolina, sediment entrainment devices, Prepared for US Army Corps via Evans-Hamilton, Inc., 30 p. pdf

CHSD-2003-07 Roper, R., 2003. Reexamining the relationship of beryllium-7 adsorption to grain size in the York River, Virginia. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Geology Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 13 p. pdf

CHSD-2002-01 Ellis, L.E., 2002. Seabed conditions in the Chesapeake Bay estuarine turbidity maximum region. Senior Honors Thesis, Department of Geology, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 75 p. pdf

CHSD-2002-02 Fugate, D.C., 2002. Estuarine suspended aggregate dynamics and characteristics. PhD Dissertation, School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 163 p. pdf

CHSD-2002-03 Friedrichs, C.T., and L.D. Wright, 2002, Integration of an analytical model for shelf sediment deposition into SedFlux. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-95-1-0391, 7 p. pdf

CHSD-2002-04 Schaffner, L., C. Friedrichs, and D. Dauer, 2001. Review of the Benthic Processes Model with recommendations for future modeling efforts: a report from the Benthic Process Model Review Team. Submitted to the Modeling Subcommittee of the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, 38 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-01 Scully, M.E., 2001. Modeling of critically-stratified gravity flows: application to the Eel River continental shelf, northern California. MS Thesis (C. Friedrichs and D. Wright, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 113 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-02 Friedrichs, C.T., and G.M. Battisto, 2001. Monitoring of suspended sediment plume during oyster shell dredging in the James River, Virginia, Prepared for Virginia Marine Resource Commission, 33 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-03 Ellis, L.E., 2011. The relationship of seabed conditions and suspended sediment in the water column of the Chesapeake Bay. REU Final Report (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 9 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-04 Buckner, E., 2001. A comparison of the sediment flux in the channel and shoals of the estuarine turbidity maximum region of the Chesapeake Bay. VIMS Governor's School Final Report (G. Battisto and C. Friedrichs, advisors), Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 24 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-05 Zelenke, B., 2001. Determination of Residence Time in a shallow estuary using a two-dimensional hydrodynamic model with dewatering. VIMS 2001 Summer Intern Program Final Report, 30 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-06 Friedrichs, C.T., 2001. A review of the present knowledge of mine burial processes. Final Report, Office of Naval Research Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-01-1-0169, 44 p. pdf

CHSD-2001-07 Snyder, C.L., 2001. Adventures in mud: spatial and temporal distribution of the active mud layer of the York River estuary. Senior Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), Geology Department, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 26 p. pdf

CHSD-2000-01 Battisto, G.M., 2001. Field measurement of mixed grain size suspension in the nearshore under waves. MS Thesis (C. Friedrichs, advisor), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 92 p. pdf

CHSD-2000-02 Lee, G., 2000. Across-shelf sediment transport modeling and its application to storms at Duck, North Carolina. PhD Dissertation (C. Friedrichs and D. Wright, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA, 151 p. pdf

CHSD-2000-03 Friedrichs, C.T., and L.D. Wright, 2000. Bottom boundary layer process associated with fine sediment accumulation: application to STRATAFORM. Final Report, Office of Naval Research, Coastal Geosciences Program, Grant N00014-95-1-0391, 7 p. pdf

CHSD-2000-04 Friedrichs, C.T. and A. Valle-Levinson (eds.), 2000. 10th International Biennial Conference on Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Extended Abstracts Proceedings Volume. SRAMSOE Report No. 366, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 343 p.

CHSD-1999-01 Friedrichs, C.T., 1999. Cross-shore suspended sediment transport: a response to the intersection of nearshore and shelf processes. Grant OCE-9504198, Final Report, Submitted to National Science Foundation, 8 p. pdf

CHSD-1998-01 Battisto, G.M. and C.T. Friedrichs, 1998. Laser in situ scattering and transmissometer (LISST) observations in support of the Sensor Insertion System. VIMS Data Report No. 57, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 71 p.

CHSD-1998-02 Battisto, G.M., C.T. Friedrichs, A. de Kruif, and D.C. Rijks, 1998. Data report: Pump sampling and sediment analysis in support of the sensor insertion system. VIMS Data Report No. 56, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 67 p.

CHSD-1998-03 Friedrichs, C.T., W.D. Spencer, and D.G. Aubrey, 1998. Pressure/temperature logger (PTL) development and field deployment for the Great Bay, NH, tidal dynamics experiment. Technical Report WHOI-98-02, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, 25 p. pdf

CHSD-1998-04 Hepworth, D.A., C.T. Friedrichs, and J.M. Brubaker, 1998. Cross-shoreface suspended sediment transport: A response to the interaction of nearshore and shelf processes. Fall 1996 Duck, NC field experiment. VIMS Data Report No. 58, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 160 p.

CHSD-1998-05 Wright, L.D. and C.T. Friedrichs, 1998. Coastal Benthic Boundary Layer Final report for grants N00014-93-1-6006 and N00014-95-1-G903 to the Naval Research Laboratory.

CHSD-1997-01 Hepworth, D.A., C.T. Friedrichs, and L.D. Wright, 1997. Strata formations on margins (STRATAFORM) G-60 site benthic boundary layer tripod data report, November 1996 - January 1997. SRAMSOE Report No. 344, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, 97 p. + data diskette. pdf

CHSD-1996-01 Frizzell-Makowski, L., 1996. Temporal variability in the pycnocline in the mid-Chesapeake Bay. PhD Dissertation (D. Wright, and C. Friedrichs, advisors), School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA.