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Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research

Journal of Oceanography and Marine Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2572-3103

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Henry J Bokuniewicz

Henry J Bokuniewicz
Distinguished Service Professor
United States

Biography

My research is concerned primarily with the behavior of coastal sedimentary systems and coastal groundwater hydrology. My students and I are working with the dynamics of coastal processes, exploring, now, the role of infragravity waves and edge waves in modulating coastal conditions especially the occurrence of rip currents. We are involved with monitoring programs for ocean beaches to investigate shoreline changes, beach dynamics and responses to storms. Other research is being done on wakes of large ships moving across shallow harbors. Field work also is undertaken to quantify the seepage of groundwater across the sea floor especially around oceanic islands as well as to investigate the global impact of coastal groundwater seepage. Much of this research is directly applicable to problems of coastal zone management. I remain interested in applying my research to practical problems of groundwater seepage at the sea floor, shore erosion, the dispersion of contaminants, dredging and the disposal of the dredged sediments and marine mining.

Research Interest

Nearshore transport processes, coastal groundwater hydrology, coastal sedimentation, marine geophysics

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