Sergio Fagherazzi Publications

Publications on this site range from 2012 to present.
*Denotes Student


Canestrelli, A., Nardin, W., Edmonds, D., Fagherazzi, S., and Slingerland, R. (2014). Importance of frictional effects and jet instability on the morphodynamics of river mouth bars and levees. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119(1), 509-522. 

Canestrelli, A., Lanzoni, S., & Fagherazzi, S. (2014). One-dimensional numerical modeling of the long-term morphodynamic evolution of a tidally-dominated estuary: The lower fly river (papua new guinea). Sedimentary Geology, 301(0), 107-119. doi:

Fagherazzi, S., Mariotti, G.*, Banks, A. T.*, Morgan, E. J., and Fulweiler, R. W. (2014). The relationships among hydrodynamics, sediment distribution, and chlorophyll in a mesotidal estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 144, 54-64.

Leonardi, N.* and Fagherazzi, S. (2014) How waves shape salt marshes. Geology, doi:10.1130/G35751.1

Leonardi, N.*, Sun, T., and Fagherazzi, S. (2014). Modeling tidal bedding in distributary-mouth bars. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84.4, 499-512. doi: 10.2110/jsr.2014.42

Mariotti G*., K. Valentine*, and S. Fagherazzi (2014), Time-dependent behavior of a placed bed of cohesive sediment subjected to erosion and deposition cycles, Ocean Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s10236-014-0798-2

Valentine, K.*, Mariotti, G.*, and Fagherazzi, S. (2014). Repeated erosion of cohesive sediments with biofilms. Advances in Geosciences, 39, 9-14. doi:10.5194/adgeo-39-9-2014

Walters, D.L. J. MooreO. Duran VinentS. Fagherazzi, and G. Mariotti* (2014), Interactions between barrier islands and backbarrier marshes affect island system response to sea level rise: Insights from a coupled modelJ. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf.119, doi:10.1002/2014JF003091.


Mariotti G.*, F. Falcini, N. Geleynse, M. Guala, T. Sun and S. Fagherazzi (2013) Sediment eddy diffusivity in meandering turbulent jets: Implications for levee formation at river mouths J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1908-1920, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20134

Leonardi N.*, Canestrelli A.*, Sun T., and S. Fagherazzi. Effect of tides on mouth bar morphology and hydrodynamics (2013). J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4169-4183, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20302

Fagherazzi S. (2013) The ephemeral life of a salt marsh, Geology, 41 943-944, doi: 10.1130/focus082013.1

Fagherazzi S., FitzGerald D.M., Fulweiler R.W., Hughes Z., Wiberg P.L., McGlathery K.J., Morris J.T., Tolhurst T.J., Deegan L.A., Johnson D.S. (2013) Ecogeomorphology of Tidal Flats, Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12 Ecogeomorphology. Editors: Butler D., Hupp C., Executive Editor: Shroder J.  Elsevier.42 p.

Fagherazzi S., FitzGerald D.M., Fulweiler R.W., Hughes Z., Wiberg P.L., McGlathery K.J., Morris J.T., Tolhurst T.J., Deegan L.A., Johnson D.S. (2013) Ecogeomorphology of Salt Marshes, Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12 Ecogeomorphology. Editors: Butler D., Hupp C., Executive Editor: Shroder J.  Elsevier. 47 p.

Fagherazzi S., Mariotti G.*, Wiberg P.L., and K.M. MacGlathery (2013) Marsh collapse does not require sea-level rise, Oceanography, 26(3) 70-77.

Fagherazzi S., Wiberg P.L., Temmerman S., Struyf E., Zhao Y. and Raymond P.A. (2013) Fluxes of water, sediments, and biogeochemical compounds in salt marshes Ecological Processes, 2:3 doi:10.1186/2192-1709-2-3

Mariotti G. and S. Fagherazzi (2013) A Two-point dynamic model for the coupled evolution of channels and tidal flats, J. Geophys. Res. 118. 1-13 doi:10.1002/jgrf.20070

Mariotti G.* and Fagherazzi S. (2013) ­Critical width of tidal flats triggers marsh collapse in the absence of sea-level rise, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(14) 5352-5356 doi:10.1073/pnas.1219600110

Mariotti G.*, S. Fagherazzi, (2013) Wind waves on a mudflat: The influence of fetch and depth on bed shear stresses, Continental Shelf Research, 60, Supp. 15, S99-S110 DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.03.001.

McGlathery, K.J., M.A. Reidenbach, P. D’Odorico, S. Fagherazzi, M.L. Pace, and J.H. Porter. (2013). Nonlinear Dynamics and Alternative Stable States in Shallow Coastal Systems Alternative Stable States in Shallow Coastal Systems, Oceanography, 26(3) 220-231.

Nardin W.*, G. Mariotti*, D. A. Edmonds, R. Guercio, and S. Fagherazzi (2013) Growth of river mouth bars in sheltered bays in the presence of frontal waves,  J. Geophys. Res. 118, 1-15, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20057


Canestrelli A.*, Fagherazzi S., Lanzoni S. (2012) A mass-conservative centered finite volume model for solving two-dimensional two-layer shallow water equations for fluid mud propagation over varying topography and dry areas, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 40, Pages 54-70

Deegan LA, Johnson DS, Warren RS, Peterson BJ, Fleeger JW, Fagherazzi S, Wollheim WM (2012) Coastal eutrophication as a driver of salt marsh loss, Nature 490 388-392

Fagherazzi S. Kirwan M.L., Mudd S.M., Guntenspergen G.R., Temmerman S., D’Alpaos A., van de Koppel J., Rybczyk J.M., Reyes E.,  Craft C., Clough J., (2012). Numerical Models of Salt Marsh Evolution: Ecological and Climatic Factors, Reviews of Geophysics 50, 1, doi:10.1029/2011RG000359

Fagherazzi S. and G. Mariotti* (2012) Mudflat runnels: Evidence and importance of very shallow flows in intertidal morphodynamics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L14402, doi:10.1029/2012GL052542

Fagherazzi S., A.M. Priestas*, (2012). Backbarrier Flooding by Storm Surges and Overland Flow. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37, 400–410.

Falcini F.*, Fagherazzi S., Jerolmack D.J., (2012) Wave-supported sediment gravity flows currents: Effects of fluid-induced pressure gradients and flow width spreading Continental Shelf Research, 33, 37-50.

Mariotti G.* and Fagherazzi S. (2012). Channels-tidal flat sediment exchange: The channel spillover mechanism. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C3, doi:10.1029/2011JC007378

Mariotti G.* and S. Fagherazzi (2012) Modeling the effect of tides and waves on benthic biofilms, J. of Geophys. Res. 117, G04010, doi:10.1029/2012JG002064.

Nardin W.*, Fagherazzi S. (2012) The effect of wind waves on the development of river mouth bars, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L12607, doi:10.1029/2012GL051788

Perron J.T., S. Fagherazzi (2012) The Legacy of Initial Conditions in Landscape Evolution. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37, 52–63