Falk Feddersen: Curriculum Vitae


Research Experience


Journal Publications

  1. Feddersen, F., R. T. Guza, S. Elgar, and T. H. C. Herbers, Alongshore Momentum Balances in the Nearshore, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 15,667-15,676, 1998.
  2. Feddersen, F., Weakly Nonlinear Shear Waves, J. Fluid Mech., 372, 71-91, 1998.
  3. Lentz S. J., R. T. Guza, S. Elgar, F. Feddersen, and T. H. C. Herbers, Momentum Balances on the North Carolina Inner Shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 18,205-18,226, 1999.
  4. Feddersen, F., R. T. Guza, S. Elgar, and T. H. C. Herbers, Velocity Moments in Alongshore Bottom Stress Parameterizations, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 8673--8686, 2000.
  5. Ruessink, B.G, J.R. Miles, F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, and S. Elgar, Modeling the Alongshore Current on Barred Beaches, J. Geophys. Res., 106 22,451-22,463, 2001.
  6. Feddersen, F. and R. T. Guza, Observations of Nearshore Circulation: Alongshore Uniformity, J. Geophys. Res., 108, DOI: 10.1029/2001JC001293, 2003.
  7. Feddersen, F., E. Gallagher, R.T. Guza, and S. Elgar, The Drag Coefficient, Bed Roughness, and Wave Breaking in the Nearshore, Coastal Eng., 48, 189-195, 2003.
  8. Feddersen F., R.T. Guza, and S. Elgar, Inverse Modeling of the One-dimensional Setup and Alongshore Current in the Nearshore, J. Phys. Oceangr., 34, 920--933, 2004.
  9. Feddersen F., Effect of Wave Directional Spread on the Radiation Stress: Comparing Theory and Observations, Coastal Eng., 51, 473-481, 2004.
  10. Feddersen F. and F. Veron, Wind Effects on Shoaling Wave Shape, J. Phys. Oceangr., 35, 1223--1228, 2005.
  11. Noyes, T.J., R.T. Guza, F. Feddersen, S. Elgar, T.H.C. Herbers, Model-data comparisons of shear waves in the nearshore, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C05019, doi:10.1029/2004JC002541, 2005.
  12. Feddersen F. and J.H. Trowbridge, The Effect of Wave-breaking on Surfzone Turbulence and Alongshore Currents: A Modeling Study, J. Phys. Oceangr., 35, 2187-2203, 2005.
  13. Feddersen F. and A. J. Williams 3d, Direct Estimation of the Reynolds Stress Vertical Structure in the Nearshore, J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 24, 102-116, 2007.
  14. Feddersen F. J. H. Trowbridge, and A. J. Williams 3d, Vertical structure of dissipation in the nearshore, J. Phys. Oceangr., 37, 1764-1777, 2007.
  15. Spydell, M., F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, W. Schmidt, Observing surfzone dispersion with drifters, J. Phys. Oceangr., 37, 2920-2939, 2007.
  16. Feddersen. F., Breaking wave induced cross-shore tracer dispersion in the surfzone: Model results and scalings, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C0912, doi:10.1029/2006JC004006, 2007.
  17. Spydell, M., and F. Feddersen, Lagrangian drifter dispersion in the surfzone: Directionally-spread normally-incident waves, J. Phys. Oceangr., 39, 809-830, DOI: 10.1175/2008JPO3892.1, 2009.
  18. Ladah, L.B., F. Feddersen, G.A. Pearson, and E.A. Serrao, Egg release and settlement patterns of dioecious and hermaphroditic fucoid algae during the tidal cycle , Marine Biology, doi: 10.1007/s00227-008-1054-42008, 2008.
  19. Omand, M., F. Feddersen, D. B Clark, P.J.S. Franks, J.J. Leichter, and R. T. Guza, The influence of bubbles and sand on chlorophyll fluorescence measurements in the surfzone, Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 7, 354-362, 2009.
  20. Clark, D. B., F. Feddersen, M. Omand, and R. T. Guza, Measuring Fluorescent Dye in the Bubbly and Sediment Laden Surfzone , Water, Air, Soil Pollution, DOI: 10.1007/s11270-009-0030-z, 2009.
  21. Spydell, M., F. Feddersen, and R.T. Guza, Observations of drifter dispersion in the surfzone: The effect of sheared alongshore currents, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 114, C07028, doi:10.1029/2009JC005328, 2009.
  22. Clark, D. B., F. Feddersen, and R.T. Guza, Cross-shore surfzone tracer dispersion in an alongshore current , J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 115, C10035, doi:10.1029/2009JC005683, 2010.
  23. Feddersen, F., Quality controlling surfzone acoustic Doppler velocimeter observations to estimate the turbulent dissipation rate , J. Atmospheric Oceanic Tech., 27, 2039-2055, 2010.
  24. Omand, M., J. J. Leichter, P. Franks, R. T. Guza, A. J. Lucas, and F. Feddersen, Physical and biological processes underlying the sudden appearance of a red-tide surface patch in the nearshore, Limnology and Oceanography, 56, 787-801, 2011.
  25. Feddersen, F., D. B. Clark, and R. T. Guza, Modeling surfzone tracer plumes, part 1: Waves, mean currents, and low-frequency eddies J. Geophysical Res. Oceans, 116, C11027, doi:10.1029/2011JC007210, 2011.
  26. Clark, D. B., F. Feddersen, and R.T. Guza, Modeling surfzone tracer plumes, part 2: Transport and dispersion, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C11028, doi:10.1029/2011JC007211, 2011.
  27. Spydell, M. S. and F. Feddersen, The effect of a non-zero Lagrangian time-scale on bounded shear dispersion, J. Fluid Mech., 691, 69-94, doi:10.1017/jfm.2011.433, 2012.
  28. Feddersen, F., Observations of the surfzone turbulent dissipation rate, J. Physical Oceanogr., 42(3), 386-399, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-082.1, 2012.
  29. Spydell, M. S. and F. Feddersen, A Lagrangian Stochastic Model of Surfzone Drifter Dispersion, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03041, doi:10.1029/2011JC007701, 2012.
  30. Guza, R.T., and Feddersen, F., Effect of wave frequency and directional spread on shoreline runup, Geophys. Res. Letters, 39, L11607, doi:10.1029/2012GL051959, 2012.
  31. Omand, M., F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, and P. Franks, Episodic vertical nutrient fluxes and nearshore phytoplankton blooms in Southern California, Limnology and Oceanography, 57(6), 1673-1688, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.6.1673, 2012.
  32. Feddersen, F., Scaling surf zone turbulence, Geophys. Res. Letters, 39, L18613, doi:10.1029/2012GL052970, 2012.
  33. Rippy, M. A., P. J. S. Franks, F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, D. F. Moore, Factors controlling variability in nearshore fecal pollution: Fecal indicator bacteria as passive particles, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 66, 151-157, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.09.030, 2013.
  34. Rippy, M. A., P. J. S. Franks, F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, D. F. Moore, Factors controlling variability in nearshore fecal pollution: The effects of mortality, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 66, 191-198, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.09.003, 2013.
  35. Rogers, J.S., S.G. Monismith, F. Feddersen, and C.D. Storlazzi, Hydrodynamics of Spur and Groove Formations on a Coral Reef, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/jgrc.20225, 2013.
  36. Rippy, M. A., P. J. S. Franks, F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, J. A. Warrick, Beach Nourishment Impacts on Bacteriological Water Quality and Phytoplankton Bloom Dynamics, Environ. Sci. Tech., 47 (12), 6146–6154 doi:10.1021/es400572k, 2013.
  37. Feddersen, F., The generation of surfzone eddies in a strong alongshore current, J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-051.1, 2014.
  38. Spydell, M. S., F. Feddersen, R. T. Guza, J. MacMahan, Relating Lagrangian and Eulerian horizontal eddy statistics in the surf zone, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi: 10.1002/2013JC009415, 2014.
  39. Clark, D. B., L. Lenain, F. Feddersen, E. Boss, and R.T. Guza, Aerial imaging of fluorescent dye in the nearshore, J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 31, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00230.1, 1410-1421, 2014.
  40. Hally-Rosendahl, K., F. Feddersen, and R. T. Guza, Cross-shore tracer exchange between the surfzone and inner-shelf, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2013JC009722, 2014. link.
  41. Sinnett, G., and F. Feddersen, The surfzone heat budget: The effect of wave heating, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2014GL061398, 2014. link
  42. Kumar, N., F. Feddersen, J. C. McWilliams, Y. Uchiyama, and W. O'Reilly, Mid-shelf to surf zone coupled ROMS-SWAN model-data comparison of waves, currents, and temperature: Diagnosis of subtidal forcings and response, J. Phys. Oceangr., 45 1464-1490, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0151.1, 2015. link
  43. Spydell, M. S. F. Feddersen, M. Olabarrieta, J. Chen, R. T. Guza, B. Raubenheimer, and S. Elgar, Observed and Modeled Drifters at a Tidal Inlet, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010541, 2015. link
  44. Suanda, S., and F. Feddersen, A self-similar scaling for cross-shelf exchange driven by transient rip currents, Geophys. Res. Letters, 42, 5427-5434, doi:10.1002/2015GL063944, 2015. link
  45. Hally-Rosendahl, K., F. Feddersen, D. B. Clark, and R. T. Guza, Surfzone to inner-shelf exchange estimated from dye tracer balances, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2015JC010844, 2015. link
  46. Kumar, N., F. Feddersen, S. Suanda, J. C. McWilliams, and Y. Uchiyam,a Mid- to inner-shelf coupled ROMS-SWAN model-data comparison of currents and temperature: Diurnal and semi-diurnal variability, J. Phys. Oceangr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0103.1, 2015. link
  47. Suanda, S., S. Perez, and F. Feddersen, Evaluation of a source-function wavemaker for generating random directionally spread waves in the sea-swell band, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.04.006, 2016. link
  48. Hally-Rosendahl, K., and F. Feddersen, Modeling surfzone to inner-shelf tracer exchange, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2015JC011530, 2016. link
  49. Sinnett, G., and F. Feddersen, Observations and parameterizations of surfzone albedo, Methods in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.mio.2016.07.001, 2016. link
  50. Feddersen, F., M. Olabarrieta, R. T. Guza, D. Winters, B. Raubenheimer, Steve Elgar, Observations and Modeling of a Tidal Inlet Dye Tracer Plume, J. Geophysical Res., 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011922, 2016. link
  51. Suanda, S., N. Kumar, A. J. Miller, E. DiLorenzo, K. Haas, D. Cai, C. A. Edwards, L. Washburn, M. Fewings, R. Torres, and F. Feddersen, Wind relaxation and a coastal buoyant plume north of Pt. Conception, CA: observations, simulations, and scalings, J. Geophysical Res., doi: 10.1002/2016JC011919, 2016. link
  52. Kumar, N., and F. Feddersen, The effect of Stokes drift and transient rip currents on the inner-shelf, part 1: No stratification J. Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0076.1, 2017. link
  53. Kumar, N., and F. Feddersen, The effect of Stokes drift and transient rip currents on the inner-shelf, part 2: With stratification, J. Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0077.1, 2017. link
  54. Kumar, N, and F. Feddersen, A new offshore transport mechanism for shoreline-released tracer induced by transient rip currents and stratification, Geophysical Res. Letters, in press, doi: 10.1002/2017GL072611, 2017. link
  55. Suanda, S., F. Feddersen, and N. Kumar, The effect of barotropic and baroclinic tides on coastal stratification and mixing, J. Geophysical Research, in press, 2018.
  56. Sinnett, G., F. Feddersen, A. J. Lucas, G. Pawlak, and E. Terrill, Observations of Nonlinear Internal Wave Runup to the Surfzone, J. Physical Oceanography, in press, 2017.

Invited Papers

  1. Editors: Nicole Elko, Falk Feddersen, Diane Foster, Cheryl Hapke, Jesse McNinch, Ryan Mulligan, H. Tuba Ozkan-Haller, Nathaniel Plant, and Britt Raubehmeimer, THE FUTURE OF NEARSHORE PROCESSES RESEARCH , Shore and Beach, Vol 83, No 1, 39-53, 2015.

Professional Activities

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Research Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, SIO211A, Applied Mathematics, Prof. Myrl Hendershott, Fall 1994
  • Lectured on Nearshore Circulation, SIO219, Coastal Oceanography, Profs Guza, Winant, & Rogers, Winter 1997
  • Lectured on Variational Data Assimilation, SIO, Ocean State Estimation, Prof Stammer, Spring 2000
  • Lectured in SIO 101 "California Coastal Oceanography", Profs.~Aluwihare and Landry, Fall 2010