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.
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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., 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., 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., 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
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/
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.
We have openings for a graduate student and a postdoctoral scholar, come join my group!
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Jacob Harm 'Jaap' Nienhuis
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