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Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments: Publications

Achete, F.M., van der Wegen, M., Roelvink, D., and Jaffe, B., 2015. A 2-D process-based model for suspended sediment dynamics: a first step towards ecological modeling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Hess, v. 19 no. 6, pp. 2837–2857, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-2837-2015.

Achete, F., van der Wegen, M., Roelvink, J.A., and Jaffe, B., 2017. How can climate change and engineered water conveyance affect sediment dynamics in the San Francisco Bay-Delta system? Climatic Change, v. 142 no. 3, pp. 375–389, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-1954-8.

Barnard, P.L., Schoellhamer, D.H., Jaffe, B.E., and McGee, L.J. 2013. Sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay coastal system: An overview. Marine Geology 345, 3-17, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.005.

Brand, A., Lacy, J.R., Gladding, S., Holleman, R., Stacey, M. 2015. Model-based interpretation of sediment concentration and vertical flux measurements in a shallow estuarine environment. Limnology and Oceanography, v. 60 no. 2, pp. 463–481, doi:10.1002/lno.10047.

Buscombe, D., D.M. Rubin, J.R. Lacy, C.D. Storlazzi, G. Hatcher, H. Chezar, R. Wyland, and C.R. Sherwood. 2014. Autonomous bed-sediment imaging systems for revealing temporal variability of grain size. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, v. 12, pp. 390–406, doi:10.4319/lom.2014.12.390.

Counihan, Timothy D., Waite, Ian R., Nilsen, Elena B., Hardiman, Jill M., Elias, Edwin, Gelfenbaum, Guy, and Zaugg, Steven D. 2014. A survey of benthic sediment contaminants in reaches of the Columbia River Estuary based on channel sedimentation characteristics. Science of The Total Environment, v. 484, pp. 331-343, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.03.013.

Draut, A.E., and Rubin, D.M. 2013. Assessing grain-size correspondence between flow and deposits of controlled floods in the Colorado River, USA. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 962–973, doi:10.2110/jsr.2013.79.

Elias, E. and Gelfenbaum, G. 2009. 68. Modeling processes controlling sediment transport at the Mouth of the Columbia River, in, Masaru Mizuguchi and Shinji Sato, eds., Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009, Tokyo, Japan: Impacts of Human Activities on Dynamic Coastal Processes. World Scientific, pp. 1-14, doi:10.1142/9789814282475_0070.

Elias, E., Gelfenbaum, G., and Van der Westhuysen, A. 2012. Validation of a coupled wave-flow model in a high-energy setting: the mouth of the Columbia River. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, v.117, i. C9, doi:10.1029/2012JC008105.

Finlayson, D.P., Smith, D.L., Mulvey, B.M., Jaffe, B.E., Fregoso, T.A., and Reiss, T.E., 2017. Bathymetric DEM data of the Sacramento River, from the Feather River to Knights Landing, California in February, 2011. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F72B8W65.

Foster-Martinez, M.R., Lacy, J.R., Ferner, M.C., and Variano, E.A., 2018. Wave attenuation across a tidal marsh in San Francisco Bay. Coastal Engineering, v. 136, pp. 26–40, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.02.001.

Foxgrover, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Jaffe, B.E., and Fregoso, T.A. 2018. Bathymetry and Digital Elevation Models of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California (ver. 4.0, March, 2018). U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1315, 20 p., doi:10.3133/ofr20111315.

Fregoso, T., Wang, R.-F., Ateljevich, E., and Jaffe, B.E., 2017. A new seamless, high-resolution digital elevation model of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary, California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1067, pp. 1–27, doi: 10.3133/ofr20171067.

Fregoso, T.A., Wang, R.-F., Alteljevich, E., and Jaffe, B.E., 2017. San Francisco Bay-Delta bathymetric/topographic digital elevation model (DEM). U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7GH9G27.

Gelfenbaum, G.R., Carlson, E.M., Stevens, A.W., and Rubin, D.M., 2017. Digital seafloor images and sediment grain size from the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, 2014. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7K64G8V.

Gelfenbaum, G., Finlayson, D., Dartnell, P., Carlson, E., and Stevens, A. 2015. Bathymetry and Backscatter from 2013 Interferometric Swath Bathymetry Systems Survey of Columbia River Mouth, Oregon and Washington. USGS Data Release, doi:10.5066/F7T72FHB.

Gray, A.B., Pasternack, G.B., Watson, E.B., Warrick, J.A., and Goñi, M.A. 2015. Effects of antecedent hydrologic conditions, time dependence, and climate cycles on the suspended sediment load of the Salinas River, California. Journal of Hydrology, v. 525, pp. 632–649, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.025.

Jones, C.A., and Jaffe, B.E. 2013. Influence of history and environment on the sediment dynamics of intertidal flats. Marine Geology 345, 294-303, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.05.011.

Jorissen, F., Nardelli, M.P., Almogi-Labin, A., Barras, C., Bergamin, L., Bicchi, E., El Kateb, A., Ferraro, L., McGann, M., Morigi, C., Romano, E., Sabbatini, A., Schweizer, M., and Spezzaferri, S. 2018. Developing Foram-AMBI for biomonitoring in the Mediterranean: Species assignments to ecological categories. Marine Micropaleontology, doi: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2017.12.006

Lacy, J.R., Allen, R.M., Foster-Martinez, M.R., Ferreira, J.C., and O'Neill, A.C. 2017. Hydrodynamic and sediment transport data from San Pablo Bay and China Camp marsh (northern San Francisco Bay), 2013-2016. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7HM56MX.

Lacy, J.R., Dailey, E.T., and Carlson, E.M., 2018. Bed sediment properties in Little Holland Tract and Liberty Island, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, 2014 to 2017. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7V1241K.

Lacy, J.R., S. Gladding, A. Brand, A. Collignon, and M.T. Stacey. 2014. Lateral baroclinic forcing enhances sediment transport from shallows to channel in an estuary. Estuaries and Coasts, doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9748-3.

Lacy, J.R., and MacVean, L.J. 2016. Wave attenuation in the shallows of San Francisco Bay. Coastal Engineering, v. 114, p. 159–168, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.03.008.

Lacy, J.R., D.M. Rubin, and D. Buscombe. 2012. Currents, drag, and sediment transport induced by a tsunami. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 117 (C09028), doi:10.1029/2012JC007954.

MacVean, L.J. and J.R. Lacy. 2014. Interactions between waves, sediment, and turbulence on a shallow estuarine mudflat. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 119, 1534–1553, doi:10.1002/2013JC009477.

Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., Brothers, D.S., Caress, D.W., McGann, M., Lundsten, E.M., Anderson, K., and Gwiazda, R., 2017. Investigation of Late Pleistocene and Holocene Activity in the San Gregorio Fault Zone on the Continental Slope North of Monterey Canyon, Offshore Central California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 107 no. 3, pp. 1094–1106, doi: 10.1785/0120160261.

Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., McGann, M.L., Lundsten, E.M., Anderson, K., Gwiazda, R., and Brothers, D.S., 2016. Sediment core data from the northern flank of Monterey Canyon, offshore California. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7J67F2K.

McGann, M., Erikson, L., Wan, E., Powell, C., II, and Maddocks, R.F. 2013. Distribution of biologic, anthopogenic, and volcanic constituents as a proxy for sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay coastal system, in Barnard, P.L., Jaffe, B.E., and Schoellhamer, D.H., eds., A multi-discipline approach for understanding sediment transport and geomorphic evolution in an estuarine-coastal system—San Francisco Bay. Marine Geology, v. 345, p. 113–142, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.05.006.

Moritz, H. R., G. R. Gelfenbaum, G. M. Kaminsky, N. C. Kraus, P. Ruggiero, J. Oltman-Shay, and D. J McKillip. 2007. Implementing Regional Sediment Management to Sustain Navigation at an Energetic Tidal Inlet. Coastal Sediments '07, New Orleans, LA, pp. 1768-1786, doi:10.1061/40926(239)139.

Nilsen, E.B., Rosenbauer, R.J., Fuller, C.C., Jaffe, B.J., 2015. Sedimentary organic biomarkers suggest detrimental effects of PAHs on estuarine microbial biomass during the 20th century in San Francisco Bay, CA, USA. Chemosphere, v. 119, pp. 961–970, doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.08.053.

Noble, M.A., K.J. Rosenberger, L.K. Rosenfeld, and R.L. Robertson. 2012. Temporal and spatial patterns in wind stress and wind stress curl over the central Southern California Bight. Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.03.006.

Rippy, M.A., P.J.S. Franks, F. Feddersen, R.T. Guza, and J.A. Warrick. 2013. Beach nourishment impacts on bacteriological water quality and phytoplankton bloom dynamics. Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, n. 12, p. 6146-6154, doi:10.1021/es400572k.

Ruggiero, Peter, Eshleman, Jodi L., Kingsley, Etienne, Thompson, David M., Voigt, Brian, Kaminsky, George M., and Gelfenbaum, Guy. 2007. Beach morphology monitoring in the Columbia River littoral cell; 1997-2005 report. USGS Data Series 260.

Ruggiero, P., Kaminsky, G.M., Gelfenbaum, G., and Cohn, N. 2016. Morphodynamics of prograding beaches: A synthesis of seasonal- to century-scale observations of the Columbia River littoral cell. Marine Geology, v. 376, pp. 51–68, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2016.03.012.

Ruggiero, P., Walstra, D.J.R., Gelfenbaum, G., and van Ormondt, M. 2009. Seasonal-scale nearshore morphological evolution: Field observations and numerical modeling. Coastal Engineering v. 56 i. 11-12, pp. 1153-1172, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2009.08.003.

Snyder, A.G., Lacy, J.R., Stevens, A.W., and Carlson, E.M. 2016. Bathymetric survey and digital elevation model of Little Holland Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California. USGS Open-File Report 2016-1093, doi:10.3133/ofr20161093.

Snyder, A., Stevens, A., Carlson, E., and Lacy, J. 2016. Digital Elevation Model of Little Holland Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California, 2015. USGS Data Release, doi:10.5066/F7RX9954.

Stevens, A.W., Gelfenbaum, G., Ruggiero, P., and Kaminsky, G.M. 2012. Southwest Washington littoral drift restoration—Beach and nearshore morphological monitoring. USGS Open-File Report 2012–1175, 67 p.

Stevens, T., Paull, C.K., Ussler, W., III, McGann, M., Buylaert, J-P., and Lundsten, E. 2014. The timing of sediment transport down the Monterey Canyon. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, no. 1-2, pp. 103-121, doi:10.1130/B30931.1.

Symons, W.O., Sumner, E.J., Paull, C.K., Cartigny, M.J.B., Xu, J.P., Maier, K.L., Lorenson, T.D., and Talling, P.J., 2017. A new model for turbidity current behavior based on integration of flow monitoring and precision coring in a submarine canyon. Geology, v. 45 no. 4, pp. 367–370, doi: 10.1130/G38764.1.

van der Wegen, M., and Jaffe, B.E. 2013. Does centennial morphodynamic evolution lead to higher channel efficiency in San Pablo Bay, California? Marine Geology 345, 254-265, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.05.012.

van der Wegen, M., and Jaffe, B.E. 2013. Towards a probabilistic assessment of process-based, morphodynamic models. Coastal Engineering 75, 52-63, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2013.01.009.

van der Wegen, M., Jaffe, B., Foxgrover, A., and Roelvink, D., 2017. Mudflat Morphodynamics and the Impact of Sea Level Rise in South San Francisco Bay. Estuaries and Coasts, v. 40 no. 1, pp. 37–49, doi: 10.1007/s12237-016-0129-6.

Warrick, J.A. 2015. Trend analyses with river sediment rating curves. Hydrological Processes, v. 29 no. 6, pp. 936–949, doi:10.1002/hyp.10198, download PDF.

Warrick, J.A. 2014. Eel River margin source-to-sink sediment budget: revisited. Marine Geology 351, 25-37, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.03.008.

Warrick, J.A. 2014. Trend analyses with river sediment rating curves. Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.10198.

Warrick, J.A. 2013. Dispersal of fine sediment in nearshore coastal waters. Journal of Coastal Research, v. 29, n. 3, p. 579-596, doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-12-00087.1.

Warrick, J.A., and P.L. Barnard. 2012. The offshore export of sand during exceptional discharge from California rivers. Geology, v. 40, n. 9, p. 787-790, doi:10.1130/G33115.1.

Warrick, J.A., M.A. Madej, M.A. Goñi, and R.A. Wheatcroft. 2013. Trends in the suspended-sediment yields of coastal rivers of northern California, 1955-2010. Journal of Hydrology, v. 489, p. 108-123, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.02.041.

Warrick, J.A., Melack, J.M., and Goodridge, B.M. 2015. Sediment yields from small, steep coastal watersheds of California. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, v. 4, Part B, pp. 516–534, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.08.004, download PDF.

Warrick, J.A., J.D. Milliman, D.E. Walling, R.J. Wasson, J.P.M. Syvitski, and R.E. Aalto. 2014. Forum Comment: Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales. Geology, v. 42, n. 1, p. 316, doi:10.1130/G34846C.1.

Warrick, J.A., A.R. Simms, A. Ritchie, E. Steel, P. Dartnell, J. Conrad, and D. Finlayson. 2013. Hyperpycnal-derived fans of the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, n. 50488, p. 1-6, doi:10.1002/grl.50488.

Warrick, J.A. and C.D. Storlazzi. 2013. Fine-grained sediment dispersal along the California coast. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3023, 4 p.

Woodrow, D.L., Chin, J.L., Wong, F.L., Fregoso, T.A., and Jaffe, B.E., 2017. Gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7XG9PB0.

Woodrow, D.L., Chin, J.L, Wong, F.L., Fregoso, T.A., and Jaffe, B.E., 2017. Description of gravity cores from San Pablo Bay and Carquinez Strait, San Francisco Bay, California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017-1078, doi: 10.3133/ofr20171078.

Woodrow, D.L., Fregoso, T.A., Wong, F.L., and Jaffe, B.E., 2014. Late Holocene sedimentary environments of south San Francisco Bay, California, illustrated in gravity cores. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1198, 91 p., doi: 10.3133/ofr20141198.

Xu, J.P., J. Barry, and C.K. Paull, 2013. Small-scale turbidity currents in a big submarine canyon. Geology, 41, 143-146, doi:10.1130/G33727.1.

Xu, J.P., O.E. Sequeiros, and M.A. Noble. 2014. Sediment concentrations, flow conditions, and downstream evolution of two turbidity currents, Monterey Canyon, USA. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 89, 11-34, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.04.001.

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