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Coastal Dynamics

We are interested in a comprehensive understanding of different coastal systems and their interaction in order to be able to evaluate their current states, assess their stability, explain past changes and predict future developments under different conditions.
Coastal morphodynamics are understood as the physical drivers or boundary conditions of ecological and socio-economic systems. They involve a bandwidth of spatial and temporal scales: from the microscopic interaction of turbulent fluid motions with single particles to meso-scale tidal dynamics of subaqueous bedforms to macro-scale seasonal adaptations of beach profiles or the development of tidal channels, to the mega-scale evolution of shorelines over decades. We apply a synthesis of field observational data, laboratory experiments and numerical model simulations to address different questions in the fields of
  • the formation, development and hydraulic effect of bedforms,
  • the morphodynamics of tidal inlets and beaches,
  • the dynamics of suspended matter and fluid mud.

recent publications

Amir­shahi M, Kwoll E, Winter C (2017) Sus­pen­ded Sed­i­ment Flux by Single Tur­bu­lent Events. Con­tin­ental Shelf Re­search 152. 76-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.11.005

Kwoll E, Venditti JG, Bradley RW, Winter C. (2017) Observations of coherent flow structures over sub-aqueous high- and low-angle dunes. JGR-Earth Surface. JGRF20767. DOI: 10.1002/2017JF004356

Blossier B, Bryan K, Daly C, Winter C (2017) Shore and bar cross-shore migration, rotation and breathing processes at an embayed beach. JGR Earth Surface. DOI: 10.1002/2017JF004227

Krämer K, Holler P, Herbst G, Bratek A, Ahmerkamp S, Neumann A, Bartholomä A, van Beusekom JEE, Holtappels M, Winter C (2017) Abrupt emergence of a large pockmark field in the German Bight, southeastern North Sea. Scientific Reports 7, 2017; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05536-1

Ahmerkamp S, Winter C, Krämer K, de Beer D, Janssen F, Friedrich J, Kuypers M, Holtappels M (2017) Regulation of benthic oxygen fluxes in permeable sediments of the coastal ocean. Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.1002/lno.10544

Baschek B, Schroeder F, Brix H, Riethmüller R, Badewien TH, Breitbach G, Brügge B, Colijn F, Doerffer R, Eschenbach C, Friedrich J, Fischer P, Garthe S, Horstmann J, Krasemann H, Metfies K, Ohle N, Petersen W, Pröfrock D, Röttgers R, Schlüter M, Schulz J, Schulz-Stellenfleth J, Stanev E, Winter C, Wirtz K, Wollschläger J, Zielinski O, Ziemer F. (2017) The Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas (COSYNA). Ocean Science. 13, 379-410. doi:10.5194/os-13-379-2017

Winter C (2017) Monitoring concepts for an evaluation of marine environmental states in the German Bight. Geo-Mar Lett. doi:10.1007/s00367-017-0496-4

Krämer K, Winter C (2016) Predicted ripple dimensions in relation to the precision of in situ measurements in the southern North Sea. Ocean Sci 12:1221–1235. doi: 10.5194/os-12-1221-2016

Herrling G, Winter C (2016) Spatiotemporal variability of sedimentology and morphology in the East Frisian barrier island system. Geo-Mar Lett 2016. doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0462-6

Blossier B, Daly C, Bryan K, Winter C (2016) Spatial and temporal scales of shoreline morphodynamics derived from video camera observations for the island of Sylt, German Wadden Sea. Geo-Marine Letters. doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0461-7

Fraccascia S, Winter C, Ernstsen VB, Hebbeln D (2016) Residual currents and bedform migration in a natural tidal inlet (Knudedyb, Danish Wadden Sea). Geomorphology. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.07.017

Lefebvre A, Paarlberg A, Winter C (2016) Characterizing natural bedform morphology and its influence on the flow. Geo-Marine-Letters . doi. 10.1007/s00367-016-0455-5

Blossier B, Bryan K, Daly C, Winter C (2016). Nearshore sandbar orientation: simple model validating the process of sandbar rotation for embayed beaches. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JC011031.

Markussen TN, Elberling B, Winter C, Andersen TJ (2016) Flocculated meltwater particles control Arctic land-sea fluxes of labile iron. Sci Rep 6:24033.

Alvarez Silva O, Osorio A, Winter C (2016), Practical global salinity gradient energy potential. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 60 1387-1395. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.03.021.

Amirshahi SM, Winter C, Kwoll E. Characteristics of instantaneous turbulent events in southern German Bight, 10p, River Flow Conference; accepted 25.2.2016

Marchant HK, Holtappels M, Lavik G, Ahmerkamp S, Winter C, Kuypers MMM (2016), Coupled nitrification–denitrification leads to extensive N loss in subtidal permeable sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr.. doi:10.1002/lno.10271

Kwoll E, Venditti JG, Bradley R, Winter C (2016) Flow structure and resistance of high and low angle dunes. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 10.1002/2015JF003637

Lefebvre A, Winter C (2016) Predicting bed form roughness: the influence of lee side angle. Geo Marine Letters. 10.1007/s00367-016-0436-8

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Postal Adress:
MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
University of Bremen
Leobener Str. 8
28359 Bremen