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FUNDING

Only awarded funding is shown here - pending funding details can be supplied upon request

 

ONR

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

 

NERC

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.

 

ONR

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.

 

NASA

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.

 

NRL

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.

 

NASA

Ewing, R., Sherman, D.J., Swann, C., 2016Intermittent 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.

 

USACE CIRP

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.