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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

Curt D. Storlazzi, Research Geologist & Oceanographer

Photo of Curt on board boat.

Contact Information

Address
US Geological Survey
Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
400 Natural Bridges Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

E-mail
cstorlazzi@usgs.gov

Phone
(831) 460-7521

Fax
(831) 427-4748

Education

B.Sc., 1996, University of Delaware
Ph.D., 2000, University of California, Santa Cruz

Curt diving on coral.Research Interests

My interests span the coastal zone, from seacliff erosional processes to sediment dynamics in the shallow coastal ocean. My research focuses on the quantitative study of hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and geomorphology in coastal and marine environments. Specific topics of interest include:

Current Areas of Research

The inner shelf comprises important hard (coral and bedrock) and unconsolidated sedimentary (sand and mud) habitat for many species of concern and commercial interest (including fish, benthic invertebrates and marine mammals). It is also these coastal environments that have been most impacted by infrastructure development, nutrient and contaminant delivery, and natural and human-induced sedimentation. The high geomorphic and hydrodynamic complexity both within and between coral and bedrock reefs, in conjunction with past technical restrictions, has limited our understanding of the nature of flow and the resulting flux of physical, chemical, and biologic material in these ecosystems. Understanding the physical controls on the timing and magnitude of flow and sediment, larvae, nutrient, and contaminant transport, along with their impact on seafloor geomorphology, stability, and sedimentation in these refugia are essential to assessing modern anthropogenic impacts (climate change, etc.) on these ecosystems.

This research utilizes in situ time-series instrumentation, water column profilers, GPS drifters, numerical modeling, and repetitive geophysical mapping to try to better understand the influence of meteorologic and oceanographic forcing on hydrodynamics and the resulting water column properties and seafloor geomorphology. The goal is to clarify the connection between hydrodynamics, geologic processes, and the resulting changes in habitat and population dynamics of shallow water coral and bedrock reef biological communities.

The current study sites include Central California and the Hawaiian, Mariana, and American Samoan Islands.

For more information, please see the “Pacific Coral Reefs Web Site” at http://coralreefs.wr.usgs.gov

Observations show that sea level is rising globally and recent estimates suggest sea level will exceed 1.0 m, and may reach 2.0 m, above 2000 levels by the end of the 21st century. Sea-level rise is particularly critical for unconsolidated low-lying carbonate islands, many of which have maximum elevations of less than 4 m above present sea level. Such islands are Holocene features that support 2000-year-old cultures, yet the amount of land and water available for human habitation, water and food sources, and ecosystems is limited and extremely vulnerable to inundation from sea-level rise. Storm wave-induced overwash and inundation threatens terrestrial infrastructure and may contaminate the thin freshwater lens underlying islets with saltwater, making the islands unsuitable for agriculture and/or habitation. Rising sea levels will further exacerbate the impacts of storms and wave action on low-lying carbonate islands by reducing wave breaking (and thus energy dissipation) at the reef crest and result in greater wave energy impacting the shoreline. Understanding the physical controls on the timing and magnitude of overwash and inundation, along with their impact on coastal geomorphology are essential to assessing impacts on islands' infrastructure and ecosystems.

This research utilizes in situ time-series instrumentation, numerical modeling, and repetitive geophysical mapping to try to better understand the influence of meteorologic and oceanographic forcing on hydrodynamics and the resulting overwash and geomorphology. The goal is to clarify the connection between projected future wave and wind forcing, sea level, and the resulting oceanographic and geologic processes on low-latitude carbonate coasts.

The current study sites include Northwestern Hawaiian and Marshall Islands.

For more information, please see the project web site titled, “The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on Pacific Ocean Atolls that House Department of Defense Installations,” at http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/climate-change/atolls/

Recent Papers and Reports

See my Google Scholar Profile.

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2014

Oberle, F.K.J., Storlazzi, C.D., and Hanebuth, T.J.J., accepted. “Wave-driven sediment mobilization on a storm-controlled continental shelf (Northwest Iberia)” Journal of Marine Systems

Buscombe, D., Rubin, D.M., Lacy, J.R., Sherwood, C.R., Storlazzi, C.D., Hatcher, G., Chezar, H., and Wyland, R., 2014. Autonomous bed-sediment imaging-systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size Limnology and Oceanography – Methods, v. 12, p. 390-406.

Cheriton, O.M., McPhee-Shaw, E.E., Shaw, W.J., Stanton, T.P., Bellingham, J.G., Storlazzi, C.D., 2014. “Suspended particulate layers and internal waves over the southern Monterey Bay continental shelf.” An important control on shelf mud belts? Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans, v. 119, p. 1-17, DOI: 10.1002/2013JC009360

Ferrario, F., Beck, M.W., Storlazzi, C.D., Micheli, F., Shepard, C.C., and Airoldi, L., 2014. “The effectiveness of coral reefs for coastal hazard risk reduction and adaptation.” Nature Communications, 5:3794, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4794 [download PDF]

Hubbard, D., Gischler, E., Davies, P., Montaggioni, L., Camoin, G., Dullo, W.-C., Storlazzi, C., Field, M., Fletcher, C., Grossman, E., Sheppard, C., Lescinsky, H., Fenner, D., McManus, J., Scheffers, S, 2014. “Island outlook: Warm and swampy” Science, v. 345(6203), p. 1461

Prouty, N.G., Storlazzi, C.D., McCutcheon, A.L., and Jenson, J.W., 2014. “Historic impact of watershed change and sedimentation to reefs along west-central Guam.” Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-014-1166-x

2013

Conaway, C.H., Storlazzi, C.D., Draut, A.E., and Swarzenski, P.W., 2013. “Short-term variability of 7Be atmospheric deposition and watershed response in a Pacific coastal stream, Monterey Bay, California, USA.” Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, v. 120, p. 94-103, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.02.004. [Download PDF (700 kb)]

Davis, A., Muller, C., Kvitek, R., Storlazzi, C.D., and Phillips, E., 2013. “Distribution and abundance of rippled scour depressions along the California coast.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 69, p. 88-100.

Demartini, E., Jokiel, P., Beets, J., Stender, Y., Storlazzi, C., Minton, D., and Conklin, E., 2013. “Terrigenous sediment impact on coral recruitment and growth affects the use of coral habitat by recruit parrotfishes (F. Scaridae).” Journal of Coastal Conservation, April 2013, p. 1-13, DOI: 10.1007/s11852-013-0247-2.

Grady, A.E., Moore L.J., Storlazzi, C.D., Elias, E., Reidenbach, M.A., 2013. “The influence of sea level rise and changes in fringing reef morphology on gradients in alongshore sediment transport.” Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, i. 12, p. 3096-3101, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50577.

Hoeke, R.K., Storlazzi, C.D., and Ridd, P.V., 2013. “Drivers of circulation in a fringing coral reef embayment: A wave-flow coupled numerical modeling study of Hanalei Bay, Hawaii.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 58, p. 79-95, DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.007.

Prouty, N.G., Goodkin, N.F., Jones, R., Lamborg, C.H., Storlazzi, C.D., Hughen, K.A., 2013. “Environmental assessment of metal exposure to corals living in Castle Harbour, Bermuda.” Marine Chemistry, v. 154, p. 55-66, DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2013.05.002.

Robertson, B., Hall, K., Nistor, I., Zytner, R., and Storlazzi, C., 2013. “Remote sensing of irregular breaking wave parameters in field condition.s” Journal of Coastal Research, DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00006.1

Rogers, J.S., Monismith, S.G., Feddersen, F., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2013. “Hydrodynamics of spur and groove formations on a coral reef.” Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans, v. 118, i. 6, p. 1-15, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20225.

Storlazzi, C.D., Fregoso, T.A., Figurski, J.D., Freiwald, J., Lonhart, S.I., and Finlayson, D.P., 2013. “Burial and exhumation of temperate bedrock reefs as elucidated by repetitive high-resolution seabed sonar surveys: Biological ramifications and guidance for future studies.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 55, p. 40-51, DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.01.013.

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Cheriton, O.M., Presto, M.K., and Logan, J.B., 2013. “Rapid fluctuations in flow and water-column properties in Asan Bay, Guam: Implications for selective resilience of coral reefs in warming seas.” Coral Reefs, v. 32, p. 949-961.

2012

Berkowitz, P., Storlazzi, C.D., Courtot, K.N., Krause, C.M., and Reynolds, M.H., 2012. Sea-level rise and wave-driven inundation models for Laysan Island, Chapter 2 of Reynolds, M.H., Berkowitz, P., Courtot, K.N., and Krause, C.M., eds., “Predicting sea-level rise vulnerability of terrestrial habitat and wildlife of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1182, p. 72-126, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1182/

Conaway, C.H., Draut, A.E., Echols, K.R., Storlazzi, C.D., and Ritchie, A., 2012. “Episodic suspended-sediment transport and elevated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a small, mountainous river in coastal California.” River Research and Applications, p. 1-14, DOI: 10.1002/rra.2582

Erikson, L.H., Gibbs, A.E., Richmond, B.M., Storlazzi, C.D., and Jones, B.M., 2012. “Modeling arctic barrier island-lagoon system response to projected arctic warming.” Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Progress Report, 23 p.,
http://arcticlcc.org/projects/geophysical/barrier-island-lagoon-systems/

Field, M.E., Chezar, H., Storlazzi, C.D., 2012. “SedPods: A low-cost coral proxy for measuring net sedimentation.” Coral Reefs, v. 32, p. 155-159, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-012-0953-5

Merrifield, M.A., and 27 others, 2012. Sea Level and Coastal Inundation on Pacific Islands. In Marra, J.J., Keener, V.W., Finucane, M.L., Spooner, D., Smith, M.H. (eds.). “Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts.” Report for The 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA, p. 58-79.

Parker, B., and 39 others, 2012. Marine, Freshwater, and Terrestrial Ecosystems on Pacific Islands, In Marra, J.J., Keener, V.W., Finucane, M.L., Spooner, D., Smith, M.H. (eds.). “Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts.” Report for The 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, p. 80-101.

Presto, M.K., Storlazzi, C.D., Logan, J.B., Reiss, T.E., and Rosenberger, K.J., 2012. “Coastal circulation and potential coral-larval dispersal in Maunalua Bay, O'ahu, Hawaii—Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, and salinity, June–September 2010.” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1040, 67 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1040/

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Presto, M.K., Swarzenski, P.W., Logan, J.B., Reiss, T.R., Elfers, T.C., Cochran, S.A., Torresan M.E., and Chezar, H., 2012, “Coastal circulation and sediment dynamics in Pelekane and Kawaihae Bays, Hawaii; measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, turbidity, and geochronology; November 2010–March 2011.” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1264, 102 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1264/

Swarzenski, P.W., Dailer, M.L., Glenn, C.R., Smith, C.G., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2012. “A geochemical and geophysical assessment of cosatal groundwater discharge at select sites in Maui and Oahu, Hawaii.” Groundwater in the Coastal Zones of the Asia Pacific, p. 1-36.

Swarzenski, P.W., Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., Gibbs, A.E., Smith, C.G., Dimova, N.T. Dailer, M.L., and Logan, J.B., 2012. “Nearshore morphology, benthic structure, hydrodynamics, and coastal groundwater discharge near Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii.” USGS Open-File Report 2012-1166, 34 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1166/

2011

Cronin, K., van Ormondt, M., Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., and Tonnon, P.K., 2011. “Nearshore disposal of fine-grained sediment in a high-energy environment: Santa Cruz Harbor case study.” Coastal Sediments 2011, v. 1, p. 616-627.

Draut, A.E., Conaway, C.H., Echols, K.R., Storlazzi, C.D., and Ritchie, A., 2011. “Suspended sediment and organic contaminants in the San Lorenzo River, California, water years 2009-2010.” USGS Open-File Report 2011-1120, 24 p. and data tables, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1120/

Erikson, L.H., Storlazzi, C.D., and Jensen, R.E., 2011. “Wave climate and trends along the eastern Chukchi Arctic Alaska coast.” Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2011, p. 273-285. DOI: 10.1061/41185(417)25.

Field, M.E., Ogston, A.S., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2011. “Rising sea level may cause decline of fringing coral reefs.” EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 92(33), p. 273- 274.

Hoeke, R.K., Storlazzi, C.D., and Ridd, P.V., 2011. “Hydrodynamics of a bathymetrically complex fringing coral reef embayment: wave climate, in situ observations and wave prediction.” Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans, v. 166, C04018, DOI: 10.1029/2010JC006170

Storlazzi, C.D., Conaway, C.H., Presto, M.K., Logan, J.B., Cronin, Katherine, van Ormondt, Maarten, Lescinski, Jamie, Harden, E.L., Lacy, J.R., and Tonnon, P.K., 2011.” The dynamics of fine-grain sediment dredged from Santa Cruz Harbor.” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1045, 110 p

Storlazzi, C.D., Elias, E., Field, M.E., and Presto, M.K., 2011. “Numerical modeling of the impact of sea-level rise on fringing coral reef hydrodynamics and sediment transport.” Coral Reefs, v. 30(1), p. 83-96, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-011-0723-9

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., and Bothner, M.H., 2011. “The use (and misuse) of sediment traps in coral reef environments: Theory, observations, and suggested protocols.” Coral Reefs, v. 30, p. 23-38, DOI: 10.1007/s00338-010-0705-3

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Elias, E., and Presto, M.K., 2011. “The influence of sea-level rise on fringing reef sediment dynamics: Field observations and numerical modeling.” Coastal Sediments 2011, v. 1, p. 244-257

Storlazzi, C.D., Fregoso, T.A., Golden, N.E., and Finlayson, D.P., 2011. “Sediment dynamics and the burial and exhumation of bedrock reefs along an emergent coastline as elucidated by repetitive sonar surveys: Northern Monterey Bay, CA.” Marine Geology, v. 289, p. 46-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2011.09.010

2010

Grossman, E.E., Logan, J.B., Presto, M.K., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2010. “Submarine groundwater discharge and fate along the coast of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Island of Hawai'i; Part 3, Spatial and temporal patterns in nearshore waters and coastal groundwater plumes, December 2003-April 2006.” U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5081, 76 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5081/

Presto, M.K., Storlazzi, C.D., and Field, M.E., 2010. “Sediment Dynamics off two watersheds on the north coast of Kahoolawe. Measurements of turbidity, stream discharge, and rainfall: November 2005 to October 2008.” USGS Open-File Report 2010-1037, 18 p, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1037/

Storlazzi, C.D., and Reid, J.A., 2010. “The influence of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycles on wave-driven sea-floor sediment mobility along central California continental margin.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 30, p. 1582-1599, DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2010.06.004

Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., Logan, J.B., and Field, M.E., 2010. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in Maunalua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity: November 2008 – February 2009.” USGS Open-File Report 2010-1217, 60 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1217

2009

Draut, A.E., Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, R.L., Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B., Storlazzi, C.D., and Berg, C.J., 2009. “Supply and dispersal of seasonal flood deposits in Hanalei Bay, Kaua‘i, HI, USA: Implications for coral-reef ecosystems.” Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121(3-4), p. 574-585, DOI: 10.1130/B26367.1 [Download PDF (1.2 MB)]

Peery, M.Z., Newman, S.H., Storlazzi, C.D., and Beissinger, S.R., 2009. “Meeting reproductive demands in a dynamic upwelling system: foraging strategies of a pursuit-diving seabird, the Marbled Murrelet.” The Condor, v. 111(1), p. 120-134.

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Bothner, M.H., Presto M.K., and Draut, A.E., 2009. “Controls on sediment dynamics in a coral reef embayment: Hanalei Bay, Kauai.” Marine Geology, v. 264, p. 140-151, DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.05.002

Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., and Logan, J.B., 2009. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in War-in-the-Pacific National Historical Park, Guam. Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity: June 2007 – January 2008.” USGS Open-File Report 2009-1195, 79 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1195/

2008

Field, M.E., Cochran, S.A., Logan, J.B. and Storlazzi, C.D., eds., 2008. “The Coral Reef of South Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i—Portrait of a Sediment-Threatened Fringing Reef.” U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2007-5101, 180 p.

Piniak, G.A., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008. “Diurnal variability in turbidity and coral fluorescence on a fringing reef flat; Southern Molokai, Hawaii.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 77 i.1, p. 56-64, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2007.08.023

Revell, D.L., Barnard, P.L., Mustain, N., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008. “The influence of harbor construction on downcoast beach morphologic evolution: Santa Barbara, CA.” ASCE Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 Conference Proceedings, p. 630-642.

Storlazzi, C.D. and Field, M.E., 2008. “Winds, Waves, Tides, and the Resulting Flow Patterns and Fluxes of Water, Sediment, and Coral Larvae off West Maui, Hawaii.” USGS Open-File Report 2008-1215, 13 p.

Storlazzi, C.D., Golden, N.E., and Finlayson, D.P., 2008. “Views of the Seafloor in Northern Monterey Bay, California.” U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3007, 1 p.

Storlazzi, Curt D., and Jaffe, Bruce E., 2008. “The relative contribution of processes driving variability in flow, shear, and turbidity over a fringing coral reef: West Maui, Hawaii.” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v.77 i.4, p. 549-564, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2007.10.012

Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., Logan, J.B., and Field, M.E., 2008. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. PART IV: Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity, and turbidity: June - August, 2006.” USGS Open-File Report 2008-1295, 29 p.

2007

Phillips, E.L., Storlazzi, C.D., Dartnell, P. and Edwards, B.D., 2007. “Exploring rippled scour depressions offshore Huntington Beach, CA.” ASCE Coastal Sediments 2007 Meeting Proceedings, v. 3, p. 1851-1864.

Presto, M.K., Storlazzi, C.D., Logan, J.B. and Grossman, E.E., 2007. “Submarine ground water discharge and fate along the coast of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii. Part I: Time-series measurements of currents, waves and water properties: November, 2005 - July, 2006.” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1310, 47 p.

Storlazzi, C.D., Barnard, P.L., Collins, B.D., Finlayson, D.P., Golden, N.E., Hatcher, G.A., Kayen, R.E., and Ruggiero, P., 2007. “High-Resolution Topographic, Bathymetric and Oceanographic Data for the Pleasure Point Area, Santa Cruz County, California: 2005-2007.” U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1270, 23 p.

Vitousek, S., Fletcher, C.H., Merrifield, M.A., Pawlak, G., Storlazzi, C.D., 2007. “Model scenarios of shoreline change at Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii: Seasonal and extreme events.” ASCE Coastal Sediments 2007 Meeting Proceedings, v. 2, p. 1227-1240.

Wingfield, D.K. and Storlazzi, C.D., 2007. “Variability in oceanographic and meteorologic forcing along Central California and its implications on nearshore processes.” Journal of Marine Systems, v. 68, p. 457-472. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.02.008

2006

Bothner, M.H., Reynolds, R.L., Casso, M.A., Storlazzi, C.D. and Field, M.E., 2006. “Quantity, composition and source of sediment collected in sediment traps along the fringing coral reef off Molokai, Hawaii.” Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 52(9), p. 1034-1047. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.01.008

Presto, M.K., Ogston, A.O., Storlazzi, C.D., and Field, M.E., 2006. “Temporal and spatial variability in the flow and dispersal of suspended-sediment on a fringing reef flat, Molokai, Hawaii.” Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 67, pp. 67-81. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2005.10.015

Storlazzi, C.D., Brown, E.K., and Field, M.E., 2006. “The application of acoustic Doppler current profilers to measure the timing and patterns of coral larval dispersal.” Coral Reefs, v. 25, p. 369-381. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.03.020

Storlazzi, C.D., McManus, M.A., Logan, J.B., and McLaughlin, B.E., 2006. “Cross-shore velocity shear, eddies and heterogeneity in water column properties over fringing coral reefs: West Maui, Hawaii.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 26, pp. 401-421. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2005.12.006

Storlazzi, C.D., Presto, M.K., Logan, J.B. and Field, M.E., 2006. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. PART I: Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity: June - August, 2005.” USGS Open-File Report 2006-1085, 35 p.

2005

Adams, P.N., Storlazzi, C.D., and Anderson, R.S., 2005. “Nearshore wave-induced cyclical flexing of seacliffs.”  Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, v. 110, F02002, doi:10.1029/2004JF000217. [Download PDF, 2049 K]

Drake, P., McManus, M.A., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2005. “Local wind forcing of the Monterey Bay area inner shelf.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 25, pp. 397-417, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2004.10.006. [Download PDF, 1201 K]

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Rogers, K., Jokiel, P.L., Brown, E., and Dykes, J.D., 2005. “A model for wave control on coral breakage and species distribution in the Hawaiian islands.” Coral Reefs, v. 24, pp. 43-55, doi:10.1007/s00338-004-0430-x. [Download PDF, 1044 K]

Storlazzi, C.D., and Presto, M.K., 2005. “Coastal Circulation and Water Column Properties along Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii. PART I: Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity: April-October 2004.” USGS Open-File Report 2005-1161, 30 p.

Storlazzi, C.D. and Presto, M.K., 2005. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii, PART IV: Measurements of waves, currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity in Honolua Bay, Northwest Maui: 2003-2004.” USGS Open-File Report 2005-1068, 34 p.

Storlazzi, C., Russell, M., Presto, K., and Burbank, J., 2005, “Flow Patterns and Current Structure at the USS Arizona Memorial: April, 2005.” USGS Open-File Report 2005-1334

Storlazzi, C., and Wingfield, D., 2005, “Spatial and temporal variations in oceanographic and meteorologic forcing along the central California coast, 1980-2002.” USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5085

2004

Engels, M.S., Fletcher, C.H. III, Field, M.E., Storlazzi, C.D., Grossman, E.E., Rooney, J.B., Conger, C.L., and Glenn, G., 2004. “Holocene Reef Accretion: Southwest Molokai, Hawaii, U.S.A.” Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 74, no. 2, P. 255–269 [Download PDF (3527 K)]

Hatcher, G.A., Reiss, T.E. and Storlazzi, C.D., 2004. “Application of GPS drifters to track Hawaiian coral spawning.” USGS Open-File Report 2004-1309, 14 p.

Ogston, A.S., Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E. and Presto, M.K., 2004. “Currents and suspended sediment transport on a shallow reef flat: South-central Molokai, Hawaii.” Coral Reefs, v. 23, p. 559-569. [Download PDF, 4501 K]

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Ogston, A.S., Logan, J.B., Presto, M.K. and Gonzales, D.G., 2004. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii, PART III: Flow and particulate dynamics during the 2003 summer coral spawning season.” USGS Open-File Report 2004-1287, 36 p.

Storlazzi, C.D., Ogston, A.S., Bothner, M.H., Field, M.E., and Presto M.K., 2004. “Wave- and tidally-driven flow and sediment flux across a fringing coral reef: South-central Molokai, Hawaii.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 24(12), p. 1397-1419. [Download PDF, 935 K]

Storlazzi, C.D., Russell, M.A., Owens, M.D., Field, M.E. and Murphy, L.E., 2004. “Dynamics of the Physical Environment at the USS Arizona Memorial: 2002-2004.” USGS Open-File Report 2004-1353, 28 p.

2003

Storlazzi, C.D. and Jaffe, B.E., 2003. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii, PART I: Long-term measurements of currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity off Kahana, West Maui: 2001-2003.” USGS Open-File Report 03-482, 28 p.

Storlazzi, C.D., Logan, J.B., and Field, M.E., 2003. “Quantitative morphology of a fringing reef tract from high-resolution laser bathymetry: Southern Molokai, Hawaii.” Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 115, no. 11, pp. 1344-1355. [Download PDF, 2128 K]

Storlazzi, C.D., Logan, J.B., McManus, M.A., and McLaughlin, B.E., 2003. “Coastal Circulation and Sediment Dynamics along West Maui, Hawaii, PART II: Hydrographic Survey Cruises A-3-03-HW and A-4-03-HW Report on the spatial structure of currents, temperature, salinity and turbidity along Western Maui.” USGS Open-File Report 03-430, 50 p.

Storlazzi, C.D., McManus, M.A., and Figurski, J.D., 2003. “Long-term high-frequency ADCP and temperature measurements along central California: Insights into upwelling and internal waves on the inner shelf.” Continental Shelf Research, v. 23, i. 9, pp. 901-918, doi:10.1016/S0278-4343(03)00045-1. [Download PDF, 3736 K]

2002

Storlazzi, C.D., Field, M.E., Dykes, J.D., Jokiel, P.L., and Brown, E., 2002. “Wave Control on Reef Morphology and Coral Distribution: Molokai, Hawaii.” WAVES 2001 Conference Proceedings, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco, California, v. 1, pp. 784-793. [Download PDF, 505 K]

Storlazzi, C.D., and Jaffe, B.E., 2002. “Flow and sediment suspension events on the inner shelf of central California.” Marine Geology, v. 181, pp. 195-213. [Download PDF, 1209 K]

2000

Storlazzi, C.D. and Field, M.E., 2000. “Sediment distribution and transport along a rocky, embayed coast: Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Bay, California.” Marine Geology, v. 170, no. 3-4, pp. 289-316. [Download PDF, 1375 K]

Storlazzi, C.D. and Griggs, G.B., 2000. “The influence of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events on the evolution of central California's shoreline.” Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 112, no. 2, pp. 236-249. [Download PDF, 450 K]

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