Mark Stacey

Professor of Environmental Engineering
Keywords: mechanics
Research Areas: environmental fluid mechanics, transport and mixing in stratified flows, dynamics of estuaries, lakes and the coastal ocean, interdisciplinary applications of environmental fluid mechanics

Research Description:

My current research interests lie in the sustainable management of coastal resources, with a focus on the physical processes that govern fluid motions and the interdisciplinary implications of transport and mixing in estuarine and coastal environments.

Ongoing research in my group emphasizes transport and mixing in stratified coastal flows. Specific examples include estuarine sediment transport and the implications for marsh restoration, the dispersion of rafts of vegetation in tidal flows, the dynamics of coastal lagoons, plume dynamics and odorant detection, transport and mixing in thin layers of biological productivity in the coastal ocean, and the delivery of nutrients and sediments to the near coastal ocean from local watersheds. The Environmental Fluid Mechanics at Berkeley page provides more detail about research projects in my group and in those of my colleagues.

Selected Publications:

  • Fram, J.P., Martin, M.and Stacey, M. T. Exchange between the coastal ocean and a semi-enclosed estuarine basin: Dispersive Fluxes. Journal of Physical Oceanography, v.37, pp. 1645-1660, 2007.
  • Martin, M., Fram, J.P. and Stacey, M.T. Seasonal Chlorophyll-a fluxes between the coastal Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series, v.337, pp.51- 61, 2007
  • Stacey, M.T. and Ralston, D.K. The Scaling and Structure of the Estuarine Bottom Boundary Layer. Journal of Physical Oceanography, V.35(1), pp. 55-71, 2005
  • Fong, D.A., and Stacey, M.T. Horizontal dispersion of a near bed coastal plume. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.489, pp.239-267, 2003.
  • Stacey, M. T., Mead, K. S., and Koehl, M. A. R. Molecule capture by olfactory antennules: Mantis shrimp. J. Math. Biol., v.44(1), pp. 1-30, 2002.
  • Ralston, D.K. and Stacey, M.T. Tidal and meteorological forcing of sediment transport in tributary mudflat channels (San Francisco Bay, CA). Continental Shelf Research, v.27, pp.1510-1527, 2007
  • Ralston, D.K. and Stacey, M.T. Stratification and turbulence in a subtidal channel through intertidal mudflats. Journal of Geophysical Research, v.110(C8) Article C08009, 2005.
  • Lacy, J., Stacey, M. T., Burau, J. R., and Monismith, S. G. The interaction of lateral baroclinic forcing and turbulence in an estuary. J. Geophys. Res., v.108(C3), pp.34-1 to 34-15, 2003.
  • Stacey, M. T., Burau, J. R., and Monismith, S. G. Creation of residual flows in a partially stratified estuary. J. Geophys. Res., v.106(8), pp.17013-17037, 2001.
  • Stacey, M.T., Monismith, S.G. & Burau, J.R. Observations of turbulence in a partially stratified estuary. Journal of Physical Oceanography, v.29(8), pp. 1950-1970, 1999.
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