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)

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)