Positions

Overview

  • Tom Lippmann is a nearshore oceanographer with affiliation with the Department of Earth Sciences and the Ocean Engineering program.

    He received a BA in Mathematics and Biology from Linfield College (1985), and an MS (1989) and PhD (1992) in Oceanography at Oregon State University. His dissertation research conducted within the Geological Oceanography Department was on shallow water physical oceanography and large scale coastal behavior. He went on to do a Post Doc at the Naval Postgraduate School (1992-1995) in Physical Oceanography.

    He worked as a Research Oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1995-1999) in the Center for Coastal Studies, and retains a research associate with the Integrated Oceanography Division at SIO. He was then a Research Scientist at Ohio State University (1999-2008) jointly in the Byrd Polar Research Center and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science.

    Dr. Lippmann's research is focused on shallow water oceanography, hydrography, and bathymetric evolution in coastal waters spanning inner continental shelf, surf zone, and inlet environments. Research questions are collaboratively addressed with a combination of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches. He has participated in 14 nearshore field experiments and spent over 18 months in the field.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Observations of Bedform Migration and Bedload Sediment Transport in Combined Wave-Current FlowsJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  124:4572-4590. 2019
    2019 Observations of bedform migration and bedload sediment transport in combined wave-current flowsJournal of Geophysical Research.  124. 2019
    2019 Modeling nonlinear tidal evolution in an energetic estuaryOcean Modelling.  136:13-27. 2019
    2018 Physical forces determine the annual bloom intensity of the giant jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai off the coast of KoreaRegional Studies in Marine Science.  24:55-65. 2018
    2018 Observations of Time-Dependent Bedform Transformation in Combined Wave-Current FlowsJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  123:7581-7598. 2018
    2017 Variability of in situ sediment strength and pore pressure behavior of tidal estuary surface sedimentsGeo-Marine Letters.  37:441-456. 2017
    2017 Physical linkages between an offshore canyon and surf zone morphologic changeJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS.  122:3451-3460. 2017
    2017 Observations of pockmark flow structure in Belfast Bay, Maine, Part 1: current-induced mixingGeo-Marine Letters.  37:1-14. 2017
    2017 Observations of pockmark flow structure in Belfast Bay, Maine, Part 2: evidence for cavity flowGeo-Marine Letters.  37:15-22. 2017
    2017 Observations of pockmark flow structure in Belfast Bay, Maine, Part 3: implications for sediment transportGeo-Marine Letters.  37:23-34. 2017
    2016 Eelgrass and Macroalgal Mapping to Develop Nutrient Criteria in New Hampshire's Estuaries using Hyperspectral ImageryJournal of Coastal Research.  76:209-218. 2016
    2016 The Vertical Structure of Low-Frequency Motions in the Nearshore. Part I: ObservationsJournal of Physical Oceanography.  46:3695-3711. 2016
    2016 The Vertical Structure of Low-Frequency Motions in the Nearshore. Part II: TheoryJournal of Physical Oceanography.  46:3713-3727. 2016
    2015 Field and laboratory observations of bed stress and associated nutrient release in a tidal estuaryEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.  161:11-24. 2015
    2015 Advances in Nearshore Processes Research: Four Decades of ProgressShore and Beach.  83:39-52. 2015
    2015 Surface seiches in Flathead LakeHydrology and Earth System Sciences.  19:2605-2615. 2015
    2013 Observations of the vertical structure of tidal currents in two inletsJournal of Coastal Research.  2029-2034. 2013
    2013 Observations of the Vertical Structure of Tidal Currents in Two InletsJournal of Coastal Research.  165:2029-2034. 2013
    2011 Assimilation of airborne imagery with a wave model for bathymetric estimationJournal of Coastal Research.  40-49. 2011
    2011 Assimilation of Airborne Imagery with a Wave Model for Bathymetric EstimationJournal of Coastal Research.  62:40-49. 2011
    2009 Longshore Surface Currents Measured by Doppler Radar and Video PIV TechniquesIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.  47:2787-2800. 2009
    2009 Surf on tropical islandsEncyclopedia of Islands.  2:879-883. 2009
    2008 Field verification of a computational fluid dynamics model for wave transformation and breaking in the surf zoneJournal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering.  134:71-80. 2008
    2000 Undertow over a barred beachJournal of Geophysical Research.  105:16999-17010. 2000
    1999 Gravity and shear wave contributions to nearshore infragravity motionsJournal of Physical Oceanography.  29:231-239. 1999
    1998 Vertical profiles of longshore currents and related bed shear stress and bottom roughnessJournal of Geophysical Research.  103:3217-3232. 1998
    1997 Generation of edge waves in shallow waterJournal of Geophysical Research.  102:8663-8679. 1997
    1997 Practical use of video imagery in nearshore oceanographic field studiesIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  22:81-92. 1997
    1996 Wave energy transformation on natural profilesCoastal Engineering.  27:1-20. 1996
    1993 Episodic, nonstationary behavior of a double bar system at Duck, N.C., U.S.A., 1986-1991Journal of Coastal Research.  15:49-75. 1993
    1993 The Application of Video Image Processing to the Study of Nearshore ProcessesOceanography.  6:78-85. 1993
    1991 VIDEO ESTIMATION OF SUBAERIAL BEACH PROFILESMarine Geology.  97:225-231. 1991
    1990 The spatial and temporal variability of sand bar morphologyJournal of Geophysical Research.  95:11-590. 1990
    1990 THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF SAND-BAR MORPHOLOGYJournal of Geophysical Research.  95:11575-11590. 1990
    1989 QUANTIFICATION OF SAND-BAR MORPHOLOGY - A VIDEO TECHNIQUE BASED ON WAVE DISSIPATIONJournal of Geophysical Research.  94:995-1011. 1989
    Effects of sea level rise on modeled storm surge and current speeds in New Hampshire estuariesJournal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering
    Interannual variability of mixed layer dynamics in the Ecuadorian OceanJournal of Geophysical Research
    Observations of wave influences on alongshore ebb-tidal delta morphodynamics at Oregon Inlet, NCMarine Geology
    Sand ripples to beach morphology - how the small scale feeds the largeNature Nature: New biology

    Article

    Year Title
    New Hampshire Coastal Flood Risk Science Summary

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2017 Tidal energy dissipation in three estuarine environmentsProceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2017. 2017
    2017 Wave and current induced ripple formation and migration during a stormProceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2017. 2017
    2015 Monitoring Near-Shore Bathymetry Using a Multi-Image Satellite-Derived Bathymetry ApproachProceedings of U.S. Hydro 2015. 2015
    2014 Description of an intermediate scale tidal energy test site in Great Bay Estuary, NH, with examples of technology deploymentsProceedings of IEEE Oceans '14. 2014
    2013 Subtidal flow structure in tidally modulated inletsProceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2013. 1095-1104. 2013
    2012 Quantifying nearshore morphological recovery time scales using ARGUS video imaging: Palm Beach, Sydney and Duck, NCProceedings of the 33rd Conference on Coastal Engineering. 1-7. 2012
    2009 ANALYTIC SOLUTION FOR THE FORCED MEAN CROSS-SHORE FLOW IN THE SURF ZONEProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference. 789-797. 2009
    2009 Shallow surveying in hazardous watersProceedings of the U.S. Hydro Conference '09. 1-11. 2009
    2008 Marine Doppler radar surface current measurements in the surf zonePROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE/OES/CMTC NINTH WORKING CONFERENCE ON CURRENT MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY. 194-+. 2008
    2007 Prognosis and ModelingProceedings of the Arctic Coastal Zones at Risk Conference. 21-24. 2007
    2006 Beach Wizard: A prototype coastal ocean observing systemProceedings of the 12th Canadian Coastal Conference. 2006
    2006 The vertical structure of low frequency motions in the nearshoreProceedings of the 12th Canadian Coastal Conference. 2006
    2003 Observations of large scale alongshore variability in nearshore sandbarsProceedings of Coastal Sediments 2003. 2003
    2003 Shoreline response to storms and the configuration of nearshore barsProceedings of the 28th. International Conference on Coastal Engineering. 2792-2799. 2003
    2003 The relationship of nearshore sandbar configuration to shoreline changeProceedings of Coastal Sediments 2003. 2003
    2001 Observations of infragravity waves in the nearshoreCOASTAL DYNAMICS '01: PROCEEDINGS. 55-61. 2001
    1998 Spatial variability of large scale sand barsProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference. 2865-2876. 1998
    1997 Aerial video system for rapidly measuring sand bar morphologyCoastal Dynamics - Proceedings of the International Conference. 346-354. 1997
    1997 Cross-shore variability of infragravity wave pressure and velocities on a barred beachCoastal Dynamics - Proceedings of the International Conference. 1023-1032. 1997
    1996 Longshore currents over barred beachesCOASTAL DYNAMICS '95. 413-424. 1996
    1996 Wave stress and longshore current on barred profilesCOASTAL DYNAMICS '95. 401-412. 1996
    1993 The energy spectrum of shoreline and sand bar morphologyProceedings of Large Scale Coastal Behavior '93. 1993
    1993 Wave group modulations in cross-shore breaking patternsProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering. 918-931. 1993
    1991 Phase speed and angle of breaking waves measured with video techniquesCoastal Sediments '91. 542-556. 1991
    1987 REMOTE SENSING OF NEARSHORE BAR SYSTEMS - MAKING MORPHOLOGY VISIBLE..  929-944. 1987

    Principal Investigator On

  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change-Induced Changes in Temperature on the Coupling of Ovigerous Female Movements and Larval Recruitment Success of Lobsters in the Gulf of Maine  awarded by Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve 2019 - 2021
  • UNH Oceanography Graduate Program  awarded by TE Connectivity 2018 - 2019
  • Bathymetric Surveys in Support of Oyster Reef Restoration  awarded by Nature Conservancy 2017 - 2019
  • Oceanography Graduate Program Field Activities  awarded by TE Connectivity 2017 - 2018
  • Improving Coastal Inundation Forecasts and Institutional Analysis of Living Shorelines in New Hampshire  awarded by NERACOOS 2016 - 2018
  • Large Scale Observation of Fine-Scale Seabed Morphplogy and Flow Structure: Analysis of New River Field Data  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2014 - 2017
  • Large Scale Observation of Fine-Scale Seabed Morphology and Flow Structure in Tidally Modulated Inlets: Analysis of the New River Field Data  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2012 - 2014
  • Large Scale Observation of Fine Scale Seabed Morphology and Flow Structure in Tidally Modulated Inlets  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2010 - 2013
  • Bathymetric Surveying of Little Bay Estuary, NH  awarded by NH Department of Environmental Services 2012 - 2013
  • Africa Partnership Station  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2009 - 2012
  • Nearshore Bathymetric Estimation from LIDAR-based Airborne  awarded by 3001 Inc 2009 - 2011
  • Large Scale Observation of Fine-Scale Seabed Morphology and Sediment Characterization in Tidally Modulated Inlets  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2010 - 2011
  • Africa Partnership Station: Video Imaging Workshop  awarded by US DOD, Navy 2009 - 2010
  • Evaluate Methods for Shallow Water Marine Habitat Mapping in National park Service Lands of the Gulf of Maine and Vicinity: Convene a Workshop and prepare Workshop Proceedings  awarded by US DOI, Department of the Interior 2009
  • Africa Partnership Station  awarded by Ohio State University 2008
  • The Vertical Structure of Shallow Water Flow in the Surf Zone and Inner Shelf  awarded by Ohio State University 2008
  • Daily Surface Currents from Argus Video at Benson Beach, WA  awarded by Ohio State University 2008
  • EPA STAR Application for Salme Cook  awarded by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • GRFP: Developing and Implementing a Coastal Erosion Model with Thermo-Dynamic Coupling in the Arctic  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Ocean Oil  awarded by US DOD, Department of Defense
  • Oceanography and the Environmental Modeling  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • The Effects of Weathering and Mixing Energy on the Formation and Stability of Oil-Mineral-Aggregates  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2019
  • Spectral Anly Geophys Data Taught course 2019
  • Spectral Anly Geophys Data Taught course 2019
  • Spectral Anly Geophys Data Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Ocean Measurements Lab Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Beaches and Coasts Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Top/Time Series Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Top/Time Series Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Beaches and Coasts Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Beaches and Coasts Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Intro Physical Oceanography Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Top/Time Series Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Top/Time Series Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Beaches and Coasts Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Beaches and Coasts Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Biology, Linfield College
  • B.A. Mathematics, Linfield College
  • M.S. Bio Oceanography, Oregon State University
  • Ph.D. Bio Oceanography, Oregon State University
  • Full Name

  • Thomas Lippmann