Arctic Coastal Dynamics

How can we predict erosion of Arctic coasts?

Erosion of permafrost coastlines; impacts of climate change on Arctic coasts; changes in wave climate due to changes in sea ice cover; infragravity waves on Arctic coasts.

Relevant Publications

  1. Pearson, S.G., Lubbad, R., Le, T.M.H., Nairn, R.B. (2016). Thermo-mechanical Erosion Modelling using COSMOS: A case study at Baydaratskaya Bay, Russia [Paper & Oral Presentation]. 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2016), Oxford, UK. [Link]

Relevant Blog Posts

In-Flight Movie

Yesterday, I flew home to Toronto from the Netherlands, after handing in my PhD thesis. The plane had a camera pointing straight down that you could watch via the screens mounted in each seat. We had clear skies coming in over Labrador, and I spent the next two hours staring at the ground ten kilometers…

Fjords of the High Arctic

A few weeks ago, I was reading a book about glaciology recently when a sentence caught my eye.  Many advances in our understanding of how glaciers developed and transformed our world during the last ice age came from studying the Canadian landscape.  In particular: A benchmark example [of paleo ice sheet reconstruction] was the compilation…

Ungava Bay: Giving the Bay of Fundy a Run for its Money

Growing up in Canada, we were always taught that the Bay of Fundy, is home to the world’s highest tides. The difference between the highest high tides and lowest low tides is 17.0 m, plus or minus 0.2 m [Arbic et al., 2007].  When I was younger (long before I ever knew that coastal engineering…


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