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Julie Chen

Julie Chen

Guest Investigator

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3231

jchen@whoi.edu

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Education

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Delaware, USA | 2009-2014

M.S., Hydroinformatics and Water Management

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program, EuroAquae | 2005-2007

A joint master degree provided by Newcastle University (UK), University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (FR), and Brandenburg University of Technology (DE)

B.S., Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering (Major) Computer Science (Minor)

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan | 2000-2004

Research Statement

My research has been focused on understanding the hydrodynamics and morphodynamics in rivers and estuaries where the oceanic tides and waves meet riverine flows. Episodic river flooding triggered by large rainfall contribute significant amount of fresh water and terrestrial sediment deposition. Locally intense circulations can be generated under the interaction of tidal currents and complex bathymetry. Owing to the highly nonlinear interaction among waves and currents over the channel-shoal system, the predictive capability still remains qualitative. Understanding the consequences of these complex processes is important to support a variety of economic benefits.

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