Sediment Transport - Processes and Impacts

Contact:  [[v|ckharris, Dr. Courtney Harris]]

Full Description
Funding is available in the Sediment Transport Modeling Lab for graduate students interested in studying sediment transport processes on continental shelves and in estuaries; including how sediment processes impact continental margin development, geochemistry and contaminant transport. Recent projects have included water quality in Chesapeake Bay, water quality and oil dispersal in the Gulf of Mexico, and river-dominated coastal seas in Southeast Asia. Prospective M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students are encouraged to apply who are interested in using and developing numerical models that represent physical oceanography and sediment transport; and their impacts on geochemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative GRE scores, college-level physics, chemistry and/or math coursework, and an interest in computer programming.