Classifying Headlands, Questioning Littoral Cells

Classification of rocky headlands in California with relevance to littoral cell boundary delineation

My first journal article from my oceanography dissertation, this Marine Geology paper investigated how 78 rocky headlands along the California coast could affect alongshore sediment transport and classified them into 8 distinct groups. It has served as a basis worldwide for other researchers examining headlands, coastal geomorphology, and coastal processes.

In addition, I published a technical paper focused on the geospatial information system (GIS) techniques that I used to form the backbone of the research in the journal Bay Geo in summer 2015.

Please click on the image to view the Marine Geology publication.