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Publications

2013

  • Barnard, P.L., Foxgrover, A.C., Elias, E.P.L., Erikson, L.H., Hein, J.R., McGann, M., Mizell, K., Rosenbauer, R.J., Swarzenski, P.W., Takesue, R.K., Wong, F.L. and Woodrow, D.L., 2013
    Integration of bed characteristics, geochemical tracers, current measurements, and numerical modeling for assessing provenance of beach sand in the San Francisco Bay Coastal System
    Marine Geology, Volume 336, p. 120-145 and Special Issue SF Bay, 26 pp. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.11.008
  • Barnard, P.L., Schoellhamer, D.H., Jaffe, B.E. and McKee, L.J., 2013.
    Sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay Coastal System: an overview.
    Marine Geology, Special Issue SF Bay, 20 pp.
    doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.005
  • Hansen, J.E., Elias, E., List, J.H., Erikson, L.H. and Barnard, P.L., 2013.
    Tidally influenced alongshore circulation at an inlet-adjacent shoreline.
    Continental Shelf Research, Volume 56, p. 26-38
    doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.01.017
  • Hein, J.R., Mizell, K., and Barnard, P.L., 2013.
    Sand sources and transport pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction mineralogy.
    Marine Geology, Special Issue SF Bay, 50 pp.
    doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.003

2012

  • Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., Elias, E.P.L., and Dartnell, P., 2012, Sediment transport patterns in the San Francisco Bay coastal system from cross-validation of bedform asymmetry and modeled residual flux: Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.10.011
  • Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., Rubin, D.M., Dartnell, P. and Kvitek, R.G., 2012.
    Analyzing bedforms mapped using multibeam sonar to determine regional bedload sediment transport patterns in the San Francisco Bay coastal system. Sedimentology.
    In: Li, M.Z., Sherwood, C.R., and Hill, P.R. (Eds.), Sediments, Morphology and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves: Advances in technologies, research and applications: Special Publication 44 of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), p. 273-294
  • Barnard, P.L., Hansen, J.E., and Erikson, L.H., 2012, Synthesis study of an erosion hot spot, Ocean Beach, California (USA): Journal of Coastal Research, v. 28, no. 4, p. 903–922, doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00212.1
  • Elias, Edwin P.L., and Hansen, Jeff E., 2012, Understanding processes controlling sediment transports at the mouth of a highly energetic inlet system (San Francisco Bay, CA): Marine Geology, ISSN 0025-3227, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2012.07.003
  • Foxgrover, A.C., and Barnard, P.L., 2012, A seamless, high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) of the north-central California coast: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 684, 11 p. and data files, http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/684/

2011

  • Barnard, P.L., Allan, J., Hansen, J.E., Kaminsky, G.M., Ruggiero, P. and Doria, A., 2011.
    The impact of the 2009-10 El Niño Modoki on U.S. West Coast beaches.
    Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 38, L13604, 7 pp.
    doi:10.1029/2011GL047707
  • Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H. and Kvitek, R.G., 2011.
    Small-scale sediment transport patterns and bedform morphodynamics: new insights from high resolution multibeam bathymetry.
    Geo-Marine Letters, Volume 31 (4), p. 227-236
    doi:10.1007/s00367-011-0227-1
  • Barnard, P.L., Hoover, D. and Hansen, J.E., 2011.
    Nearshore bathymetric evolution on a high-energy beach during the 2009-10 El Niño winter.
    In: Wang, P., Rosati, J.D. and Roberts, T.M. (Eds.) Coastal Sediments '11, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, FL, p. 1390-1403
    doi:10.1142/9789814355537_0105
  • Dallas, Kate L., and Barnard, Patrick L., 2011.
    Anthropogenic influences on shoreline and nearshore evolution in the San Francisco Bay coastal system
    Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 92, no. 1, p. 195-204
    doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2010.12.031
  • Hanes, D.M, Barnard, P.L., Dallas, K., Elias, E., Erikson, L.H., Eshelman, J., Hansen, J.E. Hsu, T.J., and Shi, F., 2011
    Recent scientific advances and their implications for sand management near San Francisco, California: the influences of the ebb tidal delta.
    In: Wang, P., Rosati, J.D. and Roberts, T.M. (Eds.) Coastal Sediments '11, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, FL, p. 472-483
    doi:10.1142/9789814355537_0036
  • Hansen, J.E., Elias, E., List, J.H. and Barnard, P.L., 2011.
    A numerical model investigation of the formation and persistence of an erosion hot spot.
    In: Wang, P., Rosati, J.D. and Roberts, T.M. (Eds.) Coastal Sediments '11, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, FL, p. 1769-1782, doi:10.1142/9789814355537_0134
  • Shi, F., Hanes, D.M., Kirby, J.T., Erikson, L., Barnard, P.L. and Eshleman, J., 2011.
    Pressure gradient-dominated nearshore circulation on a beach influenced by a large inlet-tidal shoal system.
    Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Volume 116, C04020, 18 pp., doi:10.1029/2010JC006788
  • Yates, M.L., Guza, R.T., O'Reilly, W.C., Hansen, J.E. and Barnard, P.L., 2011.
    Equilibrium shoreline response of a high wave energy beach.
    Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Volume 116, C04014, 13 pp., doi:10.1029/2010JC006681

2010

  • Barnard, Patrick L., and Kvitek, Rikk G., 2010.
    Anthropogenic influence on recent bathymetric change in west-central San Francisco Bay.
    San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, v. 8, no. 3, 13 p.
    http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6k3524hg; Download pdf (4.1 MB)
  • Hansen, Jeff E., and Barnard, Patrick L., 2010.
    Sub-weekly to interannual variability of a high-energy shoreline.
    Coastal Engineering, 57(11-12), 959-972.
    doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.05.011.

2009

2007

  • Barnard, Patrick L., Eshleman, Jodi, Erikson, Li, and Hanes, Daniel M., 2007.
    Coastal processes study at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA; summary of data collection 2004-2006.
    USGS Open-File Report 2007-1217, 165 p.
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1217/
  • Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., 2007.
    Cover Photograph: San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A.
    Journal of Coastal Research, cover photograph w/ extended caption, v. 23 no. 3., pp. ii.
    [Download PDF (287 K)]
  • Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M., Lescinski, J., and Elias, E., 2007.
    Monitoring and modeling nearshore dredge disposal for indirect beach nourishment, Ocean Beach, San Francisco:
    In: Smith, J.M. (ed.), Coastal Engineering 2006, Proceedings of the 30th International Conference, Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, USA, 3-8 September 2006, Volume 4, p. 4192-4204
    doi:10.1142/9789812709554_0352 [Download PDF (1002 K)]
  • Barnard, P.L., Rubin, D.M., Harney, J. and Mustain, N., 2007.
    Field test comparison of an autocorrelation technique for determining grain size using a digital 'beachball' camera versus traditional methods.
    Sedimentary Geology v. 201 no. 1-2, p. 180-195
    doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.05.016
  • Erikson, L., Hanes, D.M., Barnard, P.L. and Gibbs, A.E., 2007.
    Swash zone characteristics at Ocean Beach, CA:
    In: Smith, J.M. (ed.), Coastal Engineering 2006, Proceedings of the 30th International Conference, Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, USA, 3-8 September 2006, Volume 1, p. 909-921
    doi:10.1142/9789812709554_0078 [Download PDF (371 K)]
  • Eshleman, J.L., Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., and Hanes, D.M., 2007.
    Coupling alongshore variations in wave energy to beach morphologic change using the SWAN wave model at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA.
    10th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, Oahu, Hawaii, November 11-16, 2007, Paper F4, 20 pp.
    http://www.waveworkshop.org/10thWaves/ProgramFrameset.htm
    [Download PDF (938 K)]
  • Hanes, D.M. and Barnard, P.L., 2007.
    Morphological Evolution in the San Francisco Bight.
    Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 50, Proceedings of the 9th International Coastal Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, p. 469-473
    [Download PDF (347 K)]
  • Hanes, Daniel M., Erikson, Li H., Lescinski, Jamie M.R., Harney, Jodi N., Carter, Carissa L., Hatcher, Gerry A., Lacy, Jessica R., Rubin, David M., 2007.
    Seabed Ripple Morphology and Surficial Sediment Size at the SAX04 Experiments near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Fall 2004.
    USGS Open-File Report 2007-1232
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1232/

2006

  • Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., 2006.
    Coastal monitoring of the May 2005 dredge disposal offshore of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California.
    USGS Open-File Report 2006-1140, 27 pp.
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1140/.
  • Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M., Kvitek, R.G. and Iampietro, P.J., 2006.
    Sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, California.
    U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Map 2006-2944, 5 map sheets, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2944/
  • Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M., Lescinski, J., and Elias, E., 2006.
    Monitoring and modeling nearshore dredge disposal for indirect beach nourishment, Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
    30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, 13 pp.
    [Download PDF (1 MB)]
  • Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M, Rubin, D.M. and Kvitek, R.G., 2006.
    Giant sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay.
    EOS Transactions, Volume 87, Number 29, p. 285, 289.
    doi:10.1029/2006EO290003 [Download PDF (314 K)]
  • Dartnell, P., Barnard, P., Chin, J.L., Hanes, D., Kvitek, R., Iampietro, P.J. and Gardner, J.V., 2006.
    Under the Golden Gate Bridge-views of the seafloor near the entrance to San Francisco Bay, California.
    USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2917. 1 map sheet
    http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2917/
  • Erikson, L., Hanes, D.M., Barnard, P.L. and Gibbs, A.E., 2006.
    Swash zone characteristics at Ocean Beach, CA.
    30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA, 13 pp.
    [Download PDF (371 K)]

2005

  • Barnard, P.L., 2005.
    Modern processes at the mouth of San Francisco Bay.
    American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, 2005 Conference Field Trip Guide, 21 pp.
    [Download PDF (2.7 MB)]
  • Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M., 2005.
    Integrating field research, modeling and remote sensing to quantify morphodynamics in a high-energy coastal setting, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California.
    American Society of Civil Engineers, 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics 2005 Conference Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain, 14 pp.
    [Download PDF (1.9 MB)]

Press

2012

Research featured for San Francisco Chronicle article, "SF Bay sand mining alarms conservationists", http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/SF-Bay-sand-mining-alarms-conservationists-4121440.php

Research featured in article in San Francisco Examiner. "Environmental group sues state over San Francisco Bay Sand Mining Report", http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/11/environmental-groups-sues-state-over-san-francisco-bay-sand-mining-report

Sand wave research featured in Our Presidio of San Francisco exhibit, "Before the Bridge: Sight and Sound at the Golden Gate"

2011

Bay Area Science Festival Lecture, November 2011, "New views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Seafloor." USGS Menlo Park, http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2011/nov11_scifest.html

Release of Geophysical Research Letters article supported by a USGS Press Release (http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2849), resulted in significant media attention, including MSNBC cover story (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43741940/ns/us_news-environment/43724035), San Francisco Chronicle, front page (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2011/07/14/MNMK1K9HFN.DTL), Orange County Register (http://sciencedude.ocregister.com/2011/07/12/west-coast-erosion-a-glimpse-of-warming/131957/), National Public Radio in San Francisco Bay Area (http://www.kqed.org/a/kqednews/RN201107131004) and Washington, Contra Costa Times (http://www.contracostatimes.com/science/ci_18478626), UPI (http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2011/07/13/USGS-US-West-Coast-beach-erosion-severe/UPI-73151310559680/), Miami Herald, Oregon Live/ The Oregonian (http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/07/climate_scientists_evaluate_im.html), International Business Times (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/180953/20110715/west-coast-erosion-climate-change-winter.htm), Weather.com, KCBS Radio, KPBS Radio, ABC News, Daily World (Aberdeen, WA), etc.

Soundwaves article, Barnard, P.L. and Lausten, P., August 2011, "U.S. West Coast Erosion Spiked in Winter 2009-10, Previewing Likely Future As Climate Changes." United States Geological Survey Monthly Newsletter, 2 pp. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/01/fieldwork2.html

2008

Soundwaves article, Erikson, L., Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., February 2008, "USGS Scientists Investigate Coastal Processes Affecting a Restored Tidal Wetland in the San Francisco Presidio." United States Geological Survey Monthly Newsletter, 4 pp. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/01/fieldwork2.html

2007

Featured in Süddeutsche Zeitung (the largest selling European quality daily, 1.1 million circulation), February 23, 2007, "Das Gedächtnis der Strömung," regarding giant sand waves at mouth of San Francisco Bay

U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 54 – postcard, Gibbons, H. and Barnard, P.L., Sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, California. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2007/54/

Featured in San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2007, "Mystery of vanishing sand may be solved: Officials think they have halted erosion at Ocean Beach." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/27/BAG8ANQ1OA1.DTL&hw=ocean+beach&sn=001&sc=1000

2006

Soundwaves article, Barnard, P.L., September 2006, "Giant Underwater Sand Waves Seaward of the Golden Gate Bridge." United States Geological Survey Monthly Newsletter, 2 pp., http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/09/research.html

Featured in San Francisco Chronicle Front Page Article, July 20, 2006, "City's Beautiful but Hidden Sand Dunes."

Featured in CNET News, July 20, 2006, "Sand dunes by the dock of the bay." http://news.com.com/2300-11395_3-6096457-1.html?tag=ne.gall.pg

Featured in Associated Press articles, July 2006, "Scientists map miles of underwater dunes" and "Scientists map submerged dunes off SF." (appeared in dozens of internet media outlets, e.g., ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, USA Today, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, etc.)

Contributor to San Francisco Chronicle, June 20, 2005, "New tack to hold back Ocean Beach erosion: 300,000-ton gift from dredge could curb erosion." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/10/BAG93D6K5J1.DTL&hw=Ocean+Beach&sn=003&sc=646

Soundwaves article, Erikson, L., Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., April 2006, "USGS Scientists Investigate Surf-Zone Hydrodynamics at San Francisco's Ocean Beach." United States Geological Survey, Monthly Newsletter, 2 pp. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/04/

2005

Featured in Richmond Review, March 2005, "Beach study hopes to unlock mystery of erosion."


Presentations

Bay Area Science Festival, USGS Menlo Park, November 2011

Barnard, P.L., 2011. New views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay seafloor.
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2011/nov11_scifest.html

USGS Public Lecture Series, USGS Menlo Park, January 2007

Barnard, P.L., 2007. The hidden world of the Golden Gate.
http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2007/jan07.html

American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2006

Hanes, D.M., Barnard, P.L, Rubin, D.M., Ruggiero, P., Lescinski, J. and Shi, F., February 2006. From grain size to coastal evolution: the integration of processes through morphology in the San Francisco Bight. Ocean Sciences Conference. Honolulu, HI.
[Download PDF (21.7 MB)]

American Geophysical Union, December 2005 (Poster)

Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., December 2005. Bedform Morphology Under Significant Wave-Tidal Current Interaction at the Mouth of a Major Tidal Inlet, San Francisco, California. American Geophysical Union Conference. San Francisco, CA.
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American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, October 2005

Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., October 2005. Integrating engineering, geology, and nearshore processes: utilizing high resolution survey techniques and numerical modeling to support evolving dredge disposal practices, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. San Francisco, CA.
[Download PDF (5.5 MB)]

San Francisco State University, April 2005

Barnard, P.L., April 2005. Assessing, modeling and predicting short- and long-term coastal change for Ocean Beach and the mouth of San Francisco Bay. San Francisco State University, Distinguished Speaker Series.
[Download PDF (33.0 MB)]

Coastal Dynamics, April 2005

Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., April 2005. Integrating field research, modeling and remote sensing to quantify morphodynamics in a high-energy coastal setting, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. Coastal Dynamics Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
[Download PDF (12.4 MB)]

American Geophysical Union, December 2004


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