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  • Welcome to the FSU Coastal Morphodynamics lab.

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  • We study the physics of coastal environments.

    Our research

  • Interested in learning more about coastal environments? We are looking for new master students, phd students, and postdocs to join our lab!

Research


We study how tides, waves, and sea level shape coastal environments. We apply our research to investigate coastal change and coastal hazards such as flooding, subsidence, and erosion.

publications

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PEER REVIEWED

  • Nienhuis, J. H., A.D. Ashton, A.J. Kettner, and L. Giosan (2017) Large-scale coastal and fluvial models constrain the late Holocene evolution of the Ebro delta, Spain, Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 585-603, doi:10.5194/esurf-5-585-2017 [pdf]

  • Nienhuis, J. H., T.E. Törnqvist, K.L. Jankowski, A.J. Fernandes, M. Keogh (2017) A new subsidence map of coastal Louisiana, doi:10.1130/GSATG337GW.1 [pdf]

  • Nienhuis, J.H., Ashton, A.D. (2016)Mechanics and rates of tidal inlet migration: modeling and application to natural examples, J Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 121, doi:10.1002/2016JF004035 [pdf]

  • Nienhuis, J.H., Ashton, A.D., Giosan, L., (2016) Littoral steering of deltaic channels, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 453, 204–214, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.08.018 [pdf]

  • Nienhuis, J.H., Ashton, A.D., Nardin, W., Fagherazzi, S., Giosan, L. (2016) Alongshore sediment bypassing as a control on river mouth morphodynamics, J Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 121, 664-683, doi:http://10.1002/2015JF003780 [pdf]

  • Ashton, A.D., Nienhuis, J.H., Ells, K. (2016) On a neck, on a spit: controls on the shape of free spits. Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., 3, 515-560, doi:10.5194/esurfd-3-515-2015

  • Nienhuis, J. H., A. D. Ashton, and L. Giosan (2015), What makes a delta wave-dominated?, Geology, 43(6), 511–514, doi:10.1130/G36518.1. [pdf]

  • Nienhuis, J.H., Perron, J.T., Kao, J.C.T. & Myrow, P.M. (2014) Wavelength selection and symmetry breaking in orbital wave ripples. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 119, 2239–2257, doi: 10.1002/2014JF003158. (AGU Eos Research Highlight) [pdf]

  • Vosse, M., Schilperoort, R., Haan, C. de, Nienhuis, J.H., Tirion, M., Langeveld, J.G. (2013) Processing of DTS monitoring results: automated detection of illicit connections, Water Practice & Technology, 8(3-4), 375-381, doi:10.2166/wpt.2013.037

  • Nienhuis, J.H., A. D. Ashton, P.C. Roos, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, and L. Giosan (2013) Wave reworking of abandoned deltas, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 5899–5903, doi:10.1002/2013GL058231 [pdf]

  • Nienhuis, J.H., C. de Haan, J. Langeveld, M. Klootwijk, and F. Clemens (2013) Assessment of detection limits of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing for detection of illicit connections, Water science and technology, 67(12), 2712-2718, doi:10.2166/wst.2013.176.

  • Ashton, A.D., E.W.H. Hutton, A.J. Kettner, F. Xing, J. Kallumadikal, J.H. Nienhuis, and L. Giosan (2013) Progress in coupling models of coastline and fluvial dynamics, Computers & Geosciences, 53, 21-29, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.04.004

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Nienhuis, J. H. (2016) Plan-view evolution of wave-dominated deltas (doctoral dissertation), MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, Marine Geology & Geophysics, doi: 10.1575/1912/7742

  • Nienhuis, J. H., A. D. Ashton, W. Nardin, S. Fagherazzi, and L. Giosan (2015), Breaking-Wave-Driven Sediment Bypassing of River Mouths: Mechanisms and Effects on Delta Evolution, in The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015, edited by P. Wang, J. Rosati, and J. Cheng, World Scientific Pub Co Inc, San Diego, USA, doi: 10.1142/9789814689977_0158

  • Vosse, M., Schilperoort, R., Haan, C. de, Nienhuis, J.H., Tirion, M., Langeveld, J.G. (2012) Processing of DTS monitoring results: automated detection of illicit connections. IWC Conference, Amsterdam, NL

  • Nienhuis, J.H., Haan, C. de, Langeveld, J.G., Klootwijk, M., Clemens, F.H.L.R. (2012) Assessment of detection limits of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing for detection of illicit connections, Urban Drainage Modelling, Belgrade, Serbia

  • Nienhuis, J.H., A.D. Ashton, P.C. Roos, S.J.M.H. Hulscher, Giosan, L. (2012) Modeling deltaic response to changes in fluvial sediment delivery, NCK days, Netherlands center for coastal research, Enschede, Netherlands.

  • Nienhuis, J.H. (2011) Deltaic response to fluvial sediment elimination, Conceptueel 20 (4), 15-18

  • Shladover, S.E., X.Y. Lu, D. Cody, C. Nowakowski, T.Z. Qiu, A. Chow, J. O’Connell, J.H. Nienhuis, D. Su (2011) Development and Evaluation of Selected Mobility Applications for VII, in UCB-ITS-PRR-2010-25, PATH, UC Berkeley, Berkeley.

  • Nienhuis, J. H. (2011) Modeling deltaic response to changes in fluvial sediment delivery (MSc thesis), University of Twente, Twente Water Centre, url: essay.utwente.nl/61060/

  • Nienhuis, J. H. (2009) Automating the drivers’ behaviour: the use of Cooperative/Adaptive Cruise Control (BSc thesis), University of Twente, Centre for Transport Studies, url: essay.utwente.nl/68776/

Media


Wavelength selection and symmetry breaking in orbital wave ripples

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Our team


Jaap Nienhuis

Assistant Professor

Jaap Nienhuis is originally from the Netherlands, where he obtained his BSc and MSc degree in Civil Engineering. After completing his engineering degrees Jaap moved to the US and obtained his PhD degree from MIT and WHOI working on coastal sediment transport. Following postdoctoral research on the Mississippi River Delta at Tulane University in New Orleans, Jaap Nienhuis started a faculty position at Florida State University in 2017.

You?

Student / Postdoc

We have openings for a graduate student and a postdoctoral scholar, come join my group!
Look here for more information about the postdoc position. Contact me with questions, and also if you are interested in graduate studies.

Contact


Jacob Harm 'Jaap' Nienhuis
Carraway 311A
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
Florida State University
Mail Code 4520
P.O. Box 3064520
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4520
+1 (850) 645-4987
jnienhuis (at) fsu (dot) edu