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    • Biomagnification of Mercury in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

      Beckett, Kate
      Concentrations of total mercury (THg) were determined for seven lower trophic level biota: plankton (>153 μm), anchovies (Anchoa hepsetus), crown conchs (Melongena corona), tulip snails (Fasciolaria tulipa), mullet (Mugil ...
    • Comparison of a Thunderstorm Peak Wind Gust Forecast Technique with Reported Values 

      Pallan, Nichole
      During Florida summers, afternoon thunderstorms are an everyday occurrence. At times, wind gusts produced by these thunderstorms can exceed 50 knots and be a danger to people and property. Several methods to predict these ...
    • Comparison of Temperature Differences across Thunderstorm Gust Fronts with Measured Wind Gusts Behind the Front 

      Scott, Genevieve
      Studies have shown there is a linear correlation between the strength and depth of the cold pool behind a gust front and the strength of the gust front. In June 2014, a study was done to determine a correlation between the ...
    • Daily Wind Accelerations in Mountain Valleys in Western Montana 

      Militti, Joseph
      Valley regions within the Rocky Mountains frequently experience high wind events based on a variety of reasons. In the western Montana area there is a specific wind event that occurs almost daily, one to two days at most ...
    • Drifting Anthropogenic Fibers in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

      Nickerson, Alexander K.
      Microplastics and anthropogenic particles serve as sources of pollution in the marine environment, and also as biofouling surfaces. The organic matter that accumulates on them can have an effect on the health of marine ...
    • The Fluidizer (A Sand Management Device) 

      Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Le Merdy, Thibaud; Searcy, Shaun
      Upon each deployment of The Fluidizer, the team found ways to improve the efficiency of deployment, function, and removal of the system. at that depth. Improvements included: •Removal of the main frame previously located ...
    • The Fluidizer (Sand Management Device) 2016 

      Cespedes, Morgan; Christiansen, Ryan; Chen, Shouyu; Clancy, Phillip; Schifferl, Eric; Winter, Nathen; Zajac, Adam
      Fluidization works by pumping a fluid into a denser solid like material, and therefore turning the solid into a slurry or more fluid like substance . The fluidizer pumps water into the tight packed sands on the seafloor. ...
    • FLUME* – Recirculating Water Tank 

      Le Merdy, Thibaud; Bennett, Savanna; Dembinski, Shane; Gencarelli, Joseph; Searcy, Shaun
      All objectives were successfully achieved and even more. It was seen that the model flume could simulate vessel going up to 22 knots instead of 12 knots. Laminar flow was visually observed over time. Then, by increasing ...
    • Marine current turbine prototypes 

      Clancy, Phil; Schiferl, Eric; Winter, Nathen; Zajac, Adam; Chen, Shouyu; Cespedes, Morgan; Christiansen, Ryan
      Marine current turbines (MCT) are used to generate green energy from currents and tides. This is done by converting the kinetic energy of rotating blades into electrical energy.
    • Modulation of chlorophyll concentration by the Indian Ocean Dipole 

      Stansell, Shelby
      The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is a climate mode that causes changes in the Indian Ocean sea surface temperature and precipitation. The IOD affects precipitation in far reaching areas such as Africa and Japan. It also impacts ...
    • Muck Thickness and Distribution in the Indian River Lagoon 2014 

      Hoey, Christopher
      Occurrence and thickness of anoxic organic sediments (“muck”) in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), a 90 mile survey from Ft. Pierce to Titusville which also incorporated adjoining tributaries. Muck accumulation causes the ...
    • Nutrient Fluxes from Turkey and Crane Creeks to the Indian River Lagoon, Florida 

      Philbeck, Ashley M.
      Harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon are an issue of increasing concern. They have been linked to increased loss of seagrass, marine mammal and seabird deaths, and decreasing water quality, all of which have ...
    • Occurrence of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation vs. Conservation spoil islands 

      Ambrose, Hailey L.
      This study investigated the shoreline distribution of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation and Conservation spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Based on observations made from earlier ...
    • Onshore wind acceleration across the Indian River Lagoon 

      Al Sabri, Mohamed
      A study of the onshore (easterly) flow crossing the barrier island and Indian River Lagoon (IRL), in east central Florida, was conducted during the summer of 2015 in association with the DMES Field Projects. Wind observations ...
    • Ordinance retrieval crawler 

      Subacz, Peter; Kenny, Aaron; Chen, Tanqiuhao
      Underwater ordinance is a growing concern for mariners worldwide. These mines are placed in shallow water or continental shelves during periods of war. While some minefields are effective, some are not and these mines are ...
    • Radar ornithology in the River Lakes Conservation area 

      White, Annaleisa M.
      The River Lakes Conservation Area also known as St. Johns River (Upper Area) is a known habitat for migratory birds. The NEXRAD Radar was used to observe a population of migratory birds during the spring of 2015. A daily ...
    • Remotely Operated Sea Crawler (ROSCo IV) 

      Corbet, M.; Hackett, T.; Houser, S.; Kesselring, C.; Liljegren, P.; McKaige, K.; Pumphrey, M.
      The objective of this project was to continue the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that would be able to undertake seafloor missions where divers are not able to explore due to physical limitations. ...
    • Remotely operated sea crawler (ROSCo V) 

      Byford, Brooklynn; Kohn, Sean; Tseka, Kyle; Vinje, A.
      Continue the advancement of the multidisciplinary design of a durable sea crawler system that is able to undertake sea floor missions where divers are not capable of exploring. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) allows ...
    • The role of topography in precipitation on the maritime continent 

      Barnett, Michael
      The topography and abundant moisture supply of the Maritime Continent (MC) combine to produce copious precipitation amounts as sea breezes converge and interact with mountains. Therefore, the MC is a good region to study ...
    • Sands of time: a renourished beach vs. a non-renourished beach 

      Kilcullen, Tania
      The effects of beach renourishment were examined at two different beaches located in Brevard County, Florida: Avenue B and Ponce Landing. Two profiles were taken the summer of 2015 at Avenue B and one profile was taken at ...