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Details of Dr. Roger D. Flood   


Gender male
Job title Professor
Department School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
SoMAS, Endeavour 145 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000
Stony Brook
New York
Regions Sea of Azov
Bristol Channel
Tel 631-632-8700
Fax 631-632-8820
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Degree Ph.D., 1978, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Pollution , Marine Geology, Geophysics , Pollution
Research Activities I am presently studying sedimentation processes and patterns in several marine and fresh water environments. I am particularly interested in the use of high-resolution methods, including geophysical techniques (side-scan sonar, seismic profiling, physical property analysis, and high-resolution bathymetry), photography, submersible studies and sediment analysis, to provide new insights into sedimentary processes. My current research includes sedimentation patterns in modern environments (including the Great Lakes, the Hudson River, and local estuaries), the structure and evolution of sedimentary bodies on the continental margin, and new methods of rapid sediment characterization.
Research Region Coasts, oceans and seas
Skills/Expertise multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, side-scan sonar, seismic profiling, benthic habitat mapping and characterization, marine archaeology, coastal flooding & sea-level rise
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Roger FLOOD)

Parsons, D.R., Peakall, J., Aksu, A.E., Flood, R.D., Hiscott, R.N., Beşiktepe, S. and Mouland, D. [2010] Gravity Driven Flows in a Submarine Channel Bend: Direct Field Evidence of Helical Flow Reversal, Geology, 38: 1063-1066
Cheng, P., Wilson, R., Chant, R.J., Fugate, D.C. and Flood, R.D. [2009] Modeling influence of stratification on lateral circulation in a stratified estuary. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39: 2324-2337
Flood, R.D., Hiscott, R.N. and Aksu, A.E. [2009] Morphology and evolution of an anastomosed channel network where saline underflow enters the Black Sea. Sedimentology, 56: 807-839.
Bowman, M.J., D. Hill, F. Buonaiuto, B. Colle, R. Flood, R. Wilson, R. Hunter, and J. Wang [2008] Threats and Responses Associated with Rapid Climate Change in Metropolitan New York. In
Colle, B. A., F. Buonaiuto, M. J. Bowman, R. E. Wilson, R. Hunter, D. Hill, and R. Flood [2008] Storm surge modeling for the New York metropolitan region. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 89: 829-841
Nitsche, F.O., W.B.F. Ryan, S. M. Carbotte, R. E. Bell, A. Slagle, C. Bertinado, R. Flood, T. Kenna, and C. McHugh [2007] Regional Patterns and Local Variations of Sediment Distribution in the Hudson River Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Sciences, 71: 259-277
Bell, R.E., Flood, R.D., Carbotte, S., Ryan, W.B.F., McHugh, C., Cormier, M., Versteeg, R., Bokuniewicz, H., Ferrini, V.L., Thissen, J., Ladd, J.W., and Blair, E.A. [2006] Benthic Habitat Mapping in the Hudson River Estuary. In: J.S. Levinton and J. Waldman, eds. The Hudson River Estuary. Cambridge University Press, pp. 51-64
Ferrini V.L. and R.D. Flood [2006] The effects of fine-scale surface roughness and grain size on 300 kHz multibeam backscatter intensity in sandy sedimentary environments. Marine Geology, 228: 153-172
Ferrini V.L. and R.D. Flood, [2005] A comparison of Rippled Scour Depressions identified with multibeam sonar: evidence of localized sediment transport in inner shelf environments. Continental Shelf Research, 25: 1979-1995
Nitsche, F. O., R. Bell, S. M. Carbotte, W. B. F. Ryan, and R. Flood [2004] Process-related classification of acoustic data from the Hudson River Estuary Mar. Geol., 209, 131–145
Giosan, L., Flood, R.D., Grützner, J., Mudie, P. [2002] Paleoceanographic significance of sediment color on western North Atlantic drifts: II. Plio-Pleistocene sedimentation Marine Geology, 189: 43-51
Flood, R.D. and Giosan, L. [2002] Migration History of a Fine-Grained Abyssal Sediment Wave on the Bahama Outer Ridge, Marine Geology, 192: 259-273
Giosan, L., Flood, R.D., Aller, R.C. [2002] Paleoceanographic significance of sediment color on western North Atlantic drifts: I. Origin of color Marine Geology, 189: 25-41
Ferrini V.L. and R.D. Flood [2001] Sedimentary Characteristics and Acoustic Detectability of Ship-derived Deposits in Western Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res., 27:210-219

Created: 2000-03-21 Last Updated: 2011-06-06 by Roger FLOOD