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

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