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Bret M. Webb, Ph.D., P.E., D.CE
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Email: bwebb@southalabama.edu

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Currently seeking multiple graduate students to fill positions at the MS and/or doctoral level. Research topics include: living shorelines, beach and tidal inlet dynamics, barrier island response to extreme events, groundwater impacts to coastal lagoons, and infrastructure resilience. Research assistantships are available. Contact me for more details.

Current Research Assistants

SE Students
Garland Pennison

 

MSCE Students
Kelsey Carpenter
Sean McQuagge
Elizabeth Winter
Jackie Wittmann

 

Undergraduate Students
Evan Mazur
Ian Cox
Morgan Lassitter

Former Students

MSCE Students
Patrick Hautau (2018)
Marshall Hayden (2018)
Kate Haynes (2018)
Justin Lowlavar (2017)
Bryan Groza (2016)
Kari Servold (2015)
Chris Marr (2013)
Richard Allen (2013)
Miyuki Matthews (2012)

 

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Jungwoo Lee

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If you clicked on the “Get the Poster” QR code during the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting then you likely landed here. You can download or link to any of the three resources mentioned on my AGU OSM 2020 poster. Just follow the links below. Thank you for your interest in our work related to overwashing of Dauphin Island during Hurricane Nate.

 

If you did not jump here from the poster then you might be wondering what this is all about. Please read the “plain language abstract” text below for a non-technical (as non-technical as I can get) description of this work.

We put sensors on a barrier island before a hurricane in October 2017. Those sensors measured water levels and waves as the storm surge rose and washed over the low-lying barrier island. We also measured barrier island elevations before and after the storm event. The waves eroded sand from the beach face. Some of that sand was carried by the currents and deposited over large portions of the barrier island in features commonly called overwash fans. These measurements are unique. They allow us to describe the change in storm tide elevations and wave heights across the barrier island continuously throughout the storm event. This poster describes only basic characteristics of water levels, waves, and erosion across the island. Time-series analyses are ongoing.

 

Get the Poster: click here for the poster

 

Get the Paper: click here for the paper

 

Get the Data: click here to request the data

 

 

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