Swash Zone and Nearshore Sediment Transport

Collaborative Research: Swash Zone Dynamics Driven by Obliquely Incident Waves (Nimish Pujara, Jack Puleo; NSF; 10/01/2022 – 09/30/2025)

Breaking wave-induced rapid beach profile evolution in the inner surf and swash zones(Ryan Mieras, Blair Johnson, Tom Hsu, Jack Puleo; USCRP; 10/01/2023 – 09/30/2026)

Mobility and Burial of Variable Density Munitions in the Inner Surf and Swash Zones during Controlled Extreme Forcing (Jack Puleo; SERDP; 06/01/2020 – 05/31/2024)

Comparative assessment of total water levels for coastal military facility readiness and resilience using numerical models (Jack Puleo, Fengyan Shi, Ap von Dongeren, Jens Figlus, Casey Dietrich, Stephanie Patch, Curt Storlazzi; ESTCP; 06/01/2022 – 05/31/2026)

Developing Engineering practices using Ecosystem Design Solutions for Future Army (Military DEEDS Project) (Jack Puleo, Jules Bruck, et al; USACE; 06/01/2022 – 05/31/2025)

Addressing Obstacles that Preclude Installation of Living Shorelines in Areas Influenced by Ship Wake (Jack Puleo, Jules Bruck, Fengyan Shi; Delaware Sea Grant; 02/01/2020 – 01/31/2022)

Barrier Island Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics DURING an Extreme Event (Bret Webb, Stephanie Smallegan, Jack Puleo; USCRP; 02/01/2020 – 01/31/2023)

Assessing morphodynamics north of Indian River Inlet from nearshore dispersal of Massey’s ditch dredged sand (Jack Puleo; DNREC; 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2021)

Intra-storm Erosion Processes on an Engineered Dune System (Jack Puleo; USCRP; 08/01/2018 – 07/31/2020)

Hydrodynamics and Beach Morphology During Extreme Events (Jack Puleo; Delaware Sea Grant; 02/01/2018 – 01/31/2020)

Collaborative Research: Physics of Dune Erosion during Extreme Surge and Wave Events (Jack Puleo, Tom Hsu, Rusty Feagin, Meagan Wengrove, and Dan Cox; NSF; 08/01/2018 – 07/31/2021)

Beach Nourishment Design Practice in Delaware: Modifications to Beach and Surf Zone Characteristics (Jack Puleo and Dave Kriebel; DNREC; 08/21/2014 – 08/31/2016)

Collaborative Research: Large-scale Laboratory Investigation and Numerical Modeling of Sheet Flow Sediment Transport Dynamics across a Surf Zone Sand Bar (Dan Cox, Jack Puleo and Tom Hsu; NSF; 02/01/2014 – 01/31/2017)

Nearshore Coastal dynamics on a Sea-breeze dominated micro-tidAL beach (Jack Puleo and Alec Torres-Freyermuth; UNAM; 01/01/2013-12/31/2015)

Barrier Dynamics Experiment (BARDEX II)  (Gerd Masselink, Ian Turner, Daniel Conley, Gerben Ruessink, Ana Matias, Bruno Castelle, Jack A. Puleo, Chris Blenkinsopp; HydraLab IV; 05/1/2012 – 02/28/2014)

Investigating gravel distributions from Rehoboth Beach to Cape Henlopen (Jack Puleo and Ping Wang; DNREC; 07/01/2010 – 06/30/2012).

Swash Zone Sediment Transport (Jack Puleo, NSF CAREER, 03/01/2009 – 05/01/2015).

Quantifying Short-Term Morphologic Evolution and Alongshore Sediment Transport Rates at Cape Henlopen, DE Using Remote Sensing and Rapid-Response GPS-Equipped Vehicles (Jack Puleo; DE SeaGrant; 02/01/2009 – 01/31/2012)

Evaluation of Wind and Wave Processes Critical in Sustaining Beach Backshore Environments (Karl Nordstrom, Nancy Jackson and Jack Puleo; NJ SeaGrant; 07/01/2008 – 09/30/2010)

Quantifying Storm and Seasonal Morphologic Variability of Delaware Bay Capes (Jack Puleo; UDRF; 06/01/2007 – 05/31/2008)

ONRG Science and Technology Engagement Program (STEP): Support Request for International Collaboration on Plan Development for an Integrated Swash Zone Field Study (Jack Puleo; ONR Global; 05/2005)

The Effect of Bubbles on Optical Backscatter Sensors (Jack Puleo; ONR; 10/01/2003 – 09/30/2005)