Coastal and Environmental Hydrodynamics Laboratory

Current Research

Variability in laterally accreting tidal bars as a function of fluvial input (sponsor: Shell Clastics Research Group)


Wave transformation at salt-marsh boundaries (sponsor: Louisiana Sea Grant).


Flow distribution in wetlands and deltaic basins using synoptic ADCP observations.


Mechanics of hypoxia in Chandeleur Sound; physical controls.


Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport modeling in the lower Mississippi River.


Ocean-Sound exchange and circulation in the Chandeleur and Mississippi Sound using FVCOM.


Completed Research Projects

Differential sedimentation in a Mississippi River crevasse splay; upstream controls and internal stratigraphy.


Estuarine Exchange as a function of barrier island transgression and interior wetland loss.


Predicting the Resilience of the Chandeleur Island Chain as a Function of Restoration Options; Hydrodynamic, Wave and Sediment Transport Modeling (sponsor: USGS and Fish and Wildlife Service)


Rapid Prototyping of NASA MODIS 250m Data in the Calibration/Validation of a Sediment Transport Model for Water Quality Assessment and Public Health Decision Support (sponsor: NASA)


Modeling Circulation and Pathogen Fate and Transport in Stormwater Plumes (sponsor: NOAA)


Optimization of the Violet Freshwater Diversion in Conjunction with Other Upper and Middle Basin Freshwater Diversions (sponsor: NOAA)


Hydrodynamic and Salinity Modeling in the Pontchartrain Basin: Assessment of Freshwater Diversion at Violet with MRGO Modifications (sponsor: NOAA)


Salinity Stratification from a Navigation Canal in a Shallow Lake.

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