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Swann, C., Simeonov, J., Braithwaite, E., Key, C., Bateman, S., Hode, A., 2021. Predicting wind-driven topographic change in sandy, coastal battlespace environments
The project combines field observations and CFD simulations along morphologically-distinct beaches to predict windblown sand and the resulting topographic changes. Award: $1,745,000
Baas, A., Swann, C., 2020. Investigating Turbulence-Driven Sediment Transport with Applications of Particle Image Velocimetry. Award: $73,441
Funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund. Dr. Andreas Baas is the lead and Dr. Swann is a collaborator.
Mensi, S., Calantoni, J., Swann, C., 2020. Storming the Beach: Engaging Scouts in Coastal Science and Engineering. Award: $450,000
The project aims to establish a program for scouts to learn techniques to conduct application driven science.
Lapotre, M.G.A., Ewing, R., Swann, C., 2019. The Effects of Atmospheric Density on Eolian Formation and Morphology. Award: $798,879
We will conduct a series of low pressure wind tunnel experiments at various atmospheric pressures and measure the variability in ripple wavelength. The goal is to determine the effect of density on ripple wavelengths operating across various landscapes and atmospheres within our solar system.
Swann, C., Penko, A., Calantoni, J., 2018. Deriving a Model for Aeolian Sand Transport on the Subaerial Beach. Award: $1,450,000
This project is to design the first field-based Particle Image Velocimetry system for windblown sand. The goal is to use unobtrusive measurements of turbulence to develop a model for aeolian sand transport.
Ewing, R., Sherman, D.J., Swann, C., 2016. Intermittent Aeolian Bedload Transport on Mars. Award: $303,716
Here we conducted a series of low pressure wind tunnel experiments to determine the threshold of motion on Mars. Our paper, 'Experimentally-derived thresholds for windblown sand on Mars' won the 2020 G.K. Gilbert Award.
Brodie, K., Swann, C., 2013. State of the Foredune: A Classification Tool to Delineate Foredune Vulnerability and Resilience. Award: $98,000
The goal of this research was to take repeat surveys of dunes and relate their profile shapes to processes acting on coastal dunes.