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    Robert Holman

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    Professor Emeritus
    Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
    Secondary Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
    Office: Burt 137
    Phone: 541-737-2914
    Fax: 541-737-2064
    Email: holman@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Research Interests

    Beach processes; measurements of near-shore waves and currents; models of sandbar generation and morphology; application of remote sensing to near-shore processes, large-scale coastal behavior.

    Current Research

    Interactions of waves with near-shore morphology; measurement and modeling of sandbar morphology climatology; remote-sensing signatures in the near-shore. For more information about the research program, see Coastal Imaging Lab.


    BS, Royal Military Coll, Kingston Canada (Honors Mathematics and Physics), 1972
    PhD, Dalhousie University (Physical Oceanography), 1979


    Holman, R.A., Pattern formation in the nearshore, proceedings of the IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, Genoa, Italy, in press.

    Konicki, K. and R.A. Holman, The statistics and kinematics of transverse sandbars on an open coast, Marine Geology, 169, 69-101, 2000.

    Plant, N.G., Frelich, M.F and R.A. Holman, The role of morphological feedback in surf zone sand bar response, J. Geophys. Res., 106(C1), 973-989, 2001.

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