Zoe Hughes

Post-doctoral Associate

Educational Background

PhD, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, 2003
BSc (Hons), University of Southampton, UK, 1997

Current Research

  • Hydrodynamics over salt marsh platforms and within tidal creeks.
  • The generation and headward erosion of tidal creeks in salt marshes.
  • Small scale turbulence and interaction of the flow with vegetation and bedforms.
  • The calculation of near bed shear stress and bed roughness from high frequency measurements of velocity.
  • Numerical modeling of currents, waves, and combined flows (presently using FVCOM, SWAN, and CGWAVE).
  • The hydrodynamics of tidal inlets.
  • Wave current interaction.
  • Sediment transport and bedform dynamics under both waves and currents, and combined flows.
  • The measurement of vessel wakes and their impact on the shoreline.