Modeling Sediment Bypassing around Idealized Rocky Headlands
The final paper of my oceanography dissertation is the cap on my research about how sediment moves around headlands. Through more than 120 computer simulations, I created a huge database of results from a set of imaginary headlands based on my first papers looking at headland classifications and field observations. The best way to understand all the hidden patterns was to build a complex analytical framework, one that had yet to be developed anywhere in the world. At the end of the research, I peeled back the complicated picture of how sediment could move around the rocky points of headlands and set up a new way for other researchers to explore their own favorite coastal locations.
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