Professor Gerd Masselink
Profiles

Professor Gerd Masselink

Associate Head of School

School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

  • Associate Head of School (Marine Sciences)

Qualifications

  • 2009–current  Professor in Coastal Geomorphology, School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • 2007–2009  Professor in Coastal Geomorphology, School of Geography, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • 2004–2007  Reader in Coastal Geomorphology, School of Geography, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • 2002–2004  Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Geography Department, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • 1999–2002  Lecturer in Physical Geography, Geography Department, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • 1997–1999  ARC Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 1995–1997  UWA Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 1990–1994  PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 1984–1990  Doctoral degree (MSc), University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Professional membership

  • Centre for Coastal and Ocean Science and Engineering (CCOSE)
  • Marine Institute (MI)
  • Coastal Zone Network (COZONE)
  • European Network for Coastal Research (ENCORA)

Roles on external bodies

  • Editorial Board of Marine Geology

Teaching interests

  • GGP1108 - Introduction to Physical Geography (1st year)
  • GGP203 - Coastal Environments (2nd year) - Module Leader
  • GGX2105 - Fieldwork in Geography - Ireland field trip (2nd year)
  • GGX3105 - Dissertation in Geography (3rd year)
  • EAR5104 - Integrated Coastal Zone Management (MSc) - Module Leader
  • SCI5301 - MSc Dissertation

Research interests

  • Beach processes and morphology
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport
  • Coastal geomorphology, morphodynamics and evolution

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD students

  • 2011–current  Claire Early – Coastal Cliff Erosion in Cornwall
  • 2011–current  Pedro Almeida – Dynamics of mixed Sand and Gravel Beaches during Storms
  • 2011–current  Anissia White – Ecological Changes in Restored Salt Marshes
  • 2011–current  Robert McCall – Modelling Gravel Beach Storm Response using XBeach 
  • 2010–current  Saul Reynolds – Tidal Dune Dynamics
  • 2010–current  Antony Thorpe – Sediment Dynamics in Rip Currents 
  • 2009–current  Suha Zoozi – Estuarine Pollution Dynamics in Agricultural River Basins
  • 2008–current  Tim Poate – Impact of Wave Hub on Shoreline Processes and Beach Morphology
  • 2007–current  Alison Nock – An ARC Marine Decision Support System for Coastal Flooding
  • 2007–2010  Amaia Ruiz de Alegria Arzaburu – Storm Impacts on Gravel Beaches
  • 2006–2010  Tim Scott – Classification of UK Beaches and Associated Nearshore Hazards
  • 2004–2008  Daniel Buscombe – Morpho-Sediment Dynamics of Gravel Beaches
  • 2002–2005  Martin Austin – Swash, Groundwater and Sediment Transport Processes on Gravel Beaches
  • 2000–2004  Darren Evans – Swash on Steep and Shallow Beaches
  • 2000–2004  Selma van Houwelingen – Spatial and Temporal Variability in Ridge and Runnel Morphology along the North Lincolnshire Coast, England
  • 2000–2004  Aafke Tonk – Longshore Sediment Transport on Low-Energy Beaches

MSc students

  • 2011–2012  Matthew Hamm – Morphological and Sedimentological Evolution of a Gravel Barrier, at Loe Bar, Cornwall
  • 2011–2012  Emma Veryan – Cliff Erosion in Veryan Bay
  • 2010–2011  Hannah Richardson – Longshore Variability in Three-Dimensional Bar-Rip Morphology on a Macrotidal Sandy Beach, Perranporth, UK
  • 2010–2011  Roger Pewsey – Application of Sediment Trend Vectors to Dune migration on an Intertidal Shoal
  • 2009–2011  Tom Neubauer – Cost-Benefit Analysis of Managed Realignment vs. Holding the Line in the Bay of Santander (Cantabria, northern Spain)
  • 2009–2010  Thomas Parker – An Investigation Studying the Morphological Adjustment of a Macrotidal Gravel Beach during a Tidal Cycle
  • 2009–2010  Joseph Pritchard – Groundwater Seepage, Saltwater Intrusion and Nutrient Leaching from a Coastal Lagoon at Slapton Sands, UK
  • 2009–2010  Kyle Sque – Temporal Observations of Flow Dynamics at Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall
  • 2008–2009  Christopher Stokes – The Role of Swash interactions in Sediment Transport and Beach Change
  • 2008–2009  David Blundell – Field Investigation of Longshore Swash Motion
  • 2007–2008  William Hibberd – Intertidal Beach morphological Change over a Lunar Tidal Cycle, Truc Vert, France
  • 2007–2008  William Moon – Sediment Transport Processes on Truc Vert Beach, France
  • 2006–2007  Frances Brassington – An Investigation into the Influence of Stone Size and Shape over Coarse Sediment Longshore Transport in the Swash Zone of Slapton Sands Beach
  • 2006–2007  Laurie Cointre – The Estuarine Dynamics of the Avon Estuary, Devon
  • 2005–2006  Joshua Gibson – Application of ARGUS to wave run-up on a gravel beach, Slapton Sands, Devon
  • 2005–2006  Tim Poate – Field Observations of Wave-Induced Set-Up and Nearshore Current Flows, Truc Vert, France
  • 2005–2006  Emma Rendle – The Morphodynamics of an Intertidal Bar-Baine System on a High-Energy Mesotidal Beach: Truc Vert on the Aquitaine Coast, France
  • 2004–2005  Nigel Auger – Short-term Interrelationship of Intertidal Beach Morphology and Sediment Distribution, Sennen Beach, UK
  • 2004–2005  Louise Hockley – Observations of Ripple Geometry and Migration over Tidal Cycles on a Planar Macrotidal Beach
  • 2004–2005  Catherine Mingins – The Spatial Variation in Physical and Chemical Sediment Characteristics of a Partially Infilled Estuary, Rural SW England
  • 2004–2005  Helene Deniaud – Slapton Sands Barrier System Morphology and the Incident Wave Driven shoreline change: the Use of the Genesis model

Grants & contracts

  • 2012–2014  EPSRC grant Proto-type Experiment and Numerical Modelling of Energetic Sediment Transport under Waves (PESTS) (CI with Dr Daniel Conley of University of Plymouth) (£240k) (EP/K000306/1)
  • 2012–2013  Marine Institute Small Collaborative Research Grant, Quaternary Raised Beaches of Devon and Cornwall: New Data for an Old Problem (CI with Dr Matt Telfer, Prof. Roland Gehrels, Dr Will Marshall, Dr Ken Kingston and Dr Sarah Boulton of Plymouth University) (£5,000)
  • 2012–2015  Science and Technology Foundation (Portugal), From runup to overwash (RUSH) (Consultant with Dr Ana Matias of Centre for Marine and Environmental Research , University of Algarve) (representing c. £85k)
  • 2011–2015  Environment Agency Grant, Environmental Monitoring of Salt Marsh Restoration Project at South Efford (PI with Dr Ken Kingston, Dr Mick Hanley, Prof. Roland Gehrels and Dr Will Blake of Plymouth University) (£10,000)
  • 2012–2013  Marine Institute Small Collaborative Research Grant, Evaluating Sediment Accretion Rates on Restored Saltmarshes using Fallout Be-7 (CI with Dr Will Blake and Dr Mick Hanley of Plymouth University) (£5,000)
  • 2011–2014  European Social Fund, Great Western Research, PhD studentship Coastal Cliff Erosion in Cornwall (PI with Prof. Paul Russell of Plymouth University and Dr Robin Shail of Exeter University) (£60,000) (ID152)
  • 2011–2016  EPSRC grant Adaption and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply (ARCoES) (CI with Prof. Andrew Plater of University of Liverpool) (£150k + £50k studentship) (EP/IO35390/1)
  • 2011-2012  European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, Integrated Infrastructure Initiative HYDRALAB IV Contract no. 261520 Barrier Dynamics Experiments II (PI with 14 international collaborators) (representing c. £300k)
  • 2010–2012  NERC grant Dynamics of Rip Currents and Implications for Beach Safety (DRIBS) (PI with Dr Paul Russell of Plymouth University and the RNLI) (£396,192) (NE/H004262/1)
  • 2010–2012  EPSRC grant New Understanding and Prediction of Storm Impacts on Gravel Beaches (NUPSIG (PI with Dr Paul Russell and Prof. Jon Williams of Plymouth University) (£372,428 + £50,040 studentship) (EP/H040056/1)
  • 2009–2011  Seale-Hayne Educational Trust grant Groundwater seepage through gravel barrier beaches: morphological stability and saline-freshwater mixing (£11,830) (CI with Dr Martin Austin of Plymouth University)
  • 2008–2009  NERC small grant Beach change over individual wave cycles on sand and gravel beaches (£76,197) (PI with Dr Russell of Plymouth University) (NE/F009275/1)
  • 2008  European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Integrated Infrastructure Initiative HYDRALAB III Contract no. 022441 (RII3) Barrier Dynamics Experiments (representing c. £200k) (CI with Dr Jon Williams of Plymouth University and others)
  • 2008  Seale-Hayne Educational Trust grant Estuarine Situation in Devon and Cornwall: the Role of Agricultural Land Use (£9,360) (CI with Dr Roland Gehrels and Dr Will Blake of Plymouth University)
  • 2007–2010  NERC grant Coastal Flooding by Extreme Events (CoFEE) (CI with Dr Jon Williams and Dr Luciana Estevez of Plymouth University) (£180,000) (NE/E002471/1)
  • 2007-2010  South-West Regional Development Agency (SWERDA) Wave Hub Impacts on Shoreline and Sediment Processes (WHISSP) (representing c. £450k) (CI with Dr Jon Williams of Plymouth University and others)
  • 2007–2009  ARC Discovery Grant Wave-by-wave bed-level changes at the beachface of gravel and sand beaches (AUD$304,300) (PI with Dr Ian Turner of University of New South Wales and Dr Russell of Plymouth University) (DP0770118)
  • 2006–2008  Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Classification and risk assessment of UK beaches (£30,000) (with Dr Russell of Plymouth University)
  • 2005–2007  South Hams Society Avon Estuary siltation project (£12,600) (CI with Dr Blake and Dr Gehrels of Plymouth University)
  • 2004–2007  NERC grant Cross-shore sediment transport and profile evolution on natural beaches (X-SHORE) (£235,084) (CI with Dr Russell and Dr O’Hare of Plymouth University) (NER/A/S/2003/00553)
  • 2000–2004  NERC grant The role of swash in shoreline change (£268,149) (CI with Dr Russell of Plymouth University) (NER/S/J/2000/04060)
  • 2000–2004  NERC grant Spatial and temporal variability in ridge and runnel morphology (£35,510) (NER/M/S/2000/00281)
  • 2000–2004  EPSRC grant Longshore sediment transport on low-energy beaches (£52,182) (PI)
  • 2000  The Royal Society Conference Grant (£800) (RSS/SG/22387/994/D2)

Research groups

  • Centre for Coastal and Ocean Science and Engineering (CCOSE)
  • Coastal Processes

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Earlie CS, Young AP, Masselink G & Russell PE 2015 'Coastal cliff ground motions and response to extreme storm waves' GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 42, (3) 847-854 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Masselink G, McCall RT, Poate TG, Roelvink JA & Almeida LP 2015 'Modelling the morphodynamics of gravel beaches during storms with XBeach-G' Coastal Engineering PEARL
Almeida LP, Masselink G, Russell PE & Davidson MA 2015 'Observations of gravel beach dynamics during high energy wave conditions using a laser scanner' GEOMORPHOLOGY 228, 15-27 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Inch K, Masselink G, Puleo JA, Russell P & Conley DC 2015 'Vertical structure of near-bed cross-shore flow velocities in the swash zone of a dissipative beach' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 101, 98-108 Author Site , DOI
Thorpe A, Miles J, Masselink G & Russell P 2014 'Bedform Dynamics in a Rip Current' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 700-705 Author Site , DOI
Puleo JA, Blenkinsopp C, Conley D, Masselink G, Turner IL, Russell P, Buscombe D, Howe D, Lanckriet T & McCall R 2014 'Comprehensive Field Study of Swash-Zone Processes. I: Experimental Design with Examples of Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Measurements' JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING 140, (1) 14-28 Author Site , DOI
Lanckriet T, Puleo JA, Masselink G, Turner IL, Conley D, Blenkinsopp C & Russell P 2014 'Comprehensive Field Study of Swash-Zone Processes. II: Sheet Flow Sediment Concentrations during Quasi-Steady Backwash' JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING 140, (1) 29-42 Author Site , DOI
Scott T, Masselink G, Austin MJ & Russell P 2014 'Controls on macrotidal rip current circulation and hazard' GEOMORPHOLOGY 214, 198-215 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Matias A, Blenkinsopp CE & Masselink G 2014 'Detailed investigation of overwash on a gravel barrier' MARINE GEOLOGY 350, 27-38 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Miles J, Thorpe A, Russell P & Masselink G 2014 'Megaripple dynamics on a dissipative sandy beach' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 187-192 Author Site , DOI
McCall RT, Masselink G, Poate TG, Roelvink JA, Almeida LP, Davidson M & Russell PE 2014 'Modelling storm hydrodynamics on gravel beaches with XBeach-G' COASTAL ENGINEERING 91, 231-250 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Masselink G, McCall R, Poate T & van Geer P 2014 'Modelling storm response on gravel beaches using XBeach-G' Proceedings of the ICE - Maritime Engineering Author Site PEARL
Poate T, Masselink G, Russell P & Austin M 2014 'Morphodynamic variability of high-energy macrotidal beaches, Cornwall, UK' Marine Geology 350, (0) 97-111 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Miles J, Thorpe A, Russell P & Masselink G 2014 'Observations of bedforms on a dissipative macrotidal beach' OCEAN DYNAMICS 64, (2) 225-239 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & van Heteren S 2014 'Response of wave-dominated and mixed-energy barriers to storms' MARINE GEOLOGY 352, 321-347 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Masselink G, Austin M, Scott T, Poate T & Russell P 2014 'Role of wave forcing, storms and NAO in outer bar dynamics on a high-energy, macro-tidal beach' GEOMORPHOLOGY 226, 76-93 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Poate TG, Masselink G, McCall RM, Russell PE & Davidson MA 2014 'Storm-driven cusp behaviour on a high energy gravel beach' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 645-650 Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ, Masselink G, Scott TM & Russell PE 2014 'Water-level controls on macro-tidal rip currents' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 75, 28-40 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Turner I, Conley D, Ruessink G, Matias A, Thompson C, Castelle B & Wolters G 2013 'BARDEX II: Bringing the beach to the laboratory - again!' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1545-1550 Author Site , DOI
Turner IL, Rau GC, Andersen MS, Austin MJ, Puleo JA & Masselink G 2013 'Coastal sand barrier hydrology - observations from the BARDEX II prototype-scale laboratory experiment' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1886-1891 Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ, Masselink G, McCall RT & Poate TG 2013 'Groundwater dynamics in coastal gravel barriers backed by freshwater lagoons and the potential for saline intrusion: Two cases from the UK' JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS 123, 19-32 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Poate T, Masselink G, Davidson M, McCall R, Russell P & Turner I 2013 'High frequency in-situ field measurements of morphological response on a fine gravel beach during energetic wave conditions' MARINE GEOLOGY 342, 1-13 Author Site , DOI
McCall R, Masselink G, Poate T, Bradbury A, Russell P & Davidson M 2013 'Predicting overwash on gravel barriers' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1473-1478 Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ, Scott TM, Russell PE & Masselink G 2013 'Rip Current Prediction: Development, Validation, and Evaluation of an Operational Tool' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 29, (2) 283-300 Author Site , DOI
Thorpe A, Miles J, Masselink G, Russell P, Scott T & Austin M 2013 'Suspended Sediment Transport in Rip Currents on a Macrotidal Beach' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1880-1885 Author Site , DOI
Castelle B, Dubarbier B, Tissier M, Bonneton P, Conley D, Ruessink G & Masselink G 2013 'Testing numerical hydrodynamic and morphodynamic models against BARDEX II Experiment data sets' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1745-1750 Author Site , DOI
Williams JJ, Buscombe D, Masselink G, Turner IL & Swinkels C 2012 'Barrier dynamics experiment (BARDEX): Aims, design and procedures' COASTAL ENGINEERING 63, 3-12 Author Site , DOI
Turner IL & Masselink G 2012 'Coastal gravel barrier hydrology - Observations from a prototype-scale laboratory experiment (BARDEX)' COASTAL ENGINEERING 63, 13-22 Author Site , DOI
Mitchell NC, Masselink G, Huthnance JM, Fernandez-Salas LM & Lobo FJ 2012 'DEPTHS OF MODERN COASTAL SAND CLINOFORMS' JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH 82, (7-8) 469-481 Author Site , DOI
Scott T, Thorpe A, Miles J, Masselink G, Russell P & Austin M 2012 'Field measurements of bed forms in a rip channel on a macro-tidal beach'
Masselink G & Turner IL 2012 'Large-scale laboratory investigation into the effect of varying back-barrier lagoon water levels on gravel beach morphology and swash zone sediment transport' COASTAL ENGINEERING 63, 23-38 Author Site , DOI
Matias A, Williams JJ, Masselink G & Ferreira O 2012 'Overwash threshold for gravel barriers' COASTAL ENGINEERING 63, 48-61 Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ, Masselink G, Russell PE, Turner IL & Blenkinsopp CE 2011 'Alongshore fluid motions in the swash zone of a sandy and gravel beach' COASTAL ENGINEERING 58, (8) 690-705 Author Site , DOI
Scott T, Masselink G & Russell P 2011 'Morphodynamic characteristics and classification of beaches in England and Wales' MARINE GEOLOGY 286, (1-4) 1-20 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Blenkinsopp CE, Turner IL, Masselink G & Russell PE 2011 'Swash zone sediment fluxes: Field observations' COASTAL ENGINEERING 58, (1) 28-44 Author Site , DOI
Senechal N, Abadie S, Gallagher E, MacMahan J, Masselink G, Michallet H, Reniers A, Ruessink G, Russell P & Sous D 2011 'The ECORS-Truc Vert'08 nearshore field experiment: presentation of a three-dimensional morphologic system in a macro-tidal environment during consecutive extreme storm conditions' OCEAN DYNAMICS 61, (12) 2073-2098 Author Site , DOI
Ruiz de Alegria-Arzaburu A, Pedrozo-Acuna A, Horrillo-Caraballo JM, Masselink G & Reeve DE 2010 'Determination of wave-shoreline dynamics on a macrotidal gravel beach using Canonical Correlation Analysis' COASTAL ENGINEERING 57, (3) 290-303 Author Site , DOI
de Alegria-Arzaburu AR & Masselink G 2010 'Storm response and beach rotation on a gravel beach, Slapton Sands, UK' MARINE GEOLOGY 278, (1-4) 77-99 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Russell P, Blenkinsopp C & Turner I 2010 'Swash zone sediment transport, step dynamics and morphological response on a gravel beach' MARINE GEOLOGY 274, (1-4) 50-68 Author Site , DOI
Austin M, Scott T, Brown J, Brown J, MacMahan J, Masselink G & Russell P 2010 'Temporal observations of rip current circulation on a macro-tidal beach' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 30, (9) 1149-1165 Author Site , DOI
Blenkinsopp CE, Turner IL, Masselink G & Russell PE 2010 'Validation of volume continuity method for estimation of cross-shore swash flow velocity' COASTAL ENGINEERING 57, (10) 953-958 Author Site , DOI
Russell PE, Masselink G, Blenkinsopp C & Turner IL 2009 'A Comparison of Berm Accretion in the Swash Zone on Sand and Gravel Beaches at the Timescale of Individual Waves' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1791-1795 Author Site
Tinker J, O'Hare T, Masselink G, Butt T & Russell P 2009 'A cross-shore suspended sediment transport shape function parameterisation for natural beaches' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 29, (16) 1948-1960 Author Site , DOI
Butt T, Tinker J, Masselink G, O'Hare T & Russell P 2009 'Field Observations of Sediment Fluxes in the Inner-Surf and Swash Zones' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 25, (4) 991-1001 Author Site , DOI
Buscombe D & Masselink G 2009 'Grain-size information from the statistical properties of digital images of sediment' SEDIMENTOLOGY 56, (2) 421-438 Author Site , DOI
Turner IL, Russell PE, Butt T, Blenkinsopp CE & Masselink G 2009 'In-situ estimates of net sediment flux per swash: Reply to discussion by TE Baldock of "Measurement of wave-by-wave bed-levels in the swash zone"' COASTAL ENGINEERING 56, (9) 1009-1012 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Russell P, Turner I & Blenkinsopp C 2009 'Net sediment transport and morphological change in the swash zone of a high-energy sandy beach from swash event to tidal cycle time scales' MARINE GEOLOGY 267, (1-2) 18-35 Author Site , DOI
Austin M, Masselink G, O'Hare T & Russell P 2009 'Onshore sediment transport on a sandy beach under varied wave conditions: Flow velocity skewness, wave asymmetry or bed ventilation?' MARINE GEOLOGY 259, (1-4) 86-101 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Cointre L, Williams J, Gehrels R & Blake W 2009 'Tide-driven dune migration and sediment transport on an intertidal shoal in a shallow estuary in Devon, UK' MARINE GEOLOGY 262, (1-4) 82-95 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Austin M, Tinker J, O'Hare T & Russell P 2008 'Cross-shore sediment transport and morphological response on a macrotidal beach with intertidal bar morphology, Truc Vert, France' MARINE GEOLOGY 251, (3-4) 141-155 Author Site , DOI
van Houwelingen S, Masselink G & Bullard J 2008 'Dynamics of multiple intertidal bars over semidiurnal and lunar tidal cycles, North Lincolnshire, England' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 33, (10) 1473-1490 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Buscombe D, Austin M, O'Hare T & Russell P 2008 'Sediment trend models fail to reproduce small-scale sediment transport patterns on an intertidal beach' SEDIMENTOLOGY 55, (3) 667-687 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Buscombe D 2008 'Shifting gravel: a case study of Slapton Sands' Geography Review 22, 27-31
Austin MJ & Masselink G 2008 'The effect of bedform dynamics on computing suspended sediment fluxes using optical backscatter sensors and current meters' COASTAL ENGINEERING 55, (3) 251-260 Author Site , DOI
Scott T, Russell P, Masselink G, Wooler A & Short A 2007 'Beach Rescue Statistics and their Relation to Nearshore Morphology and Hazards: A Case Study for Southwest England' J COASTAL RES (SI 50) 1-6
Scott TM, Russell PE, Masselink G, Wooler A & Short A 2007 'Beach rescue statistics and their relation to nearshore morphology and hazards: a case study for south-west England. International Coastal Symposium' Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 50, 1-6, 1-6
Masselink G, Austin MJ, O'Hare TJ & Russell PE 2007 'Geometry and dynamics of wave ripples in the nearshore zone of a coarse sandy beach' JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS 112, (C10) Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ, Masselink G, O'Hare TJ & Russell PE 2007 'Relaxation time effects of wave ripples on tidal beaches' GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 34, (16) Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Auger N, Russell P & O'Hare T 2007 'Short-term morphological change and sediment dynamics in the intertidal zone of a macrotidal beach' SEDIMENTOLOGY 54, (1) 39-53 Author Site , DOI
Van Houwelingen S, Masselink G & Bullard J 2006 'Characteristics and dynamics of multiple intertidal bars, north Lincolnshire, England' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 31, (4) 428-443 Author Site , DOI
Buscombe D & Masselink G 2006 'Concepts in gravel beach dynamics' EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 79, (1-2) 33-52 Author Site , DOI
Lessa G & Masselink G 2006 'Evidence of a mid-Holocene sea level highstand from the sedimentary record of a macrotidal barrier and paleoestuary system in northwestern Australia' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 22, (1) 100-112 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Russell P 2006 'Flow velocities, sediment transport and morphological change in the swash zone of two contrasting beaches' MARINE GEOLOGY 227, (3-4) 227-240 Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ & Masselink G 2006 'Observations of morphological change and sediment transport on a steep gravel beach' MARINE GEOLOGY 229, (1-2) 59-77 Author Site , DOI
Austin MJ & Masselink G 2006 'Swash-groundwater interaction on a steep gravel beach' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 26, (20) 2503-2519 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Puleo JA 2006 'Swash-zone morphodynamics' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 26, (5) 661-680 Author Site , DOI
Tonk A & Masselink G 2005 'Evaluation of longshore transport equations with OBS sensors, streamer traps, and fluorescent tracer' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 21, (5) 915-+ Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Evans D, Hughes MG & Russell P 2005 'Suspended sediment transport in the swash zone of a dissipative beach' MARINE GEOLOGY 216, (3) 169-189 Author Site , DOI
Butt T, Russell P, Puleo J & Masselink G 2005 'The application of Bagnold-type sediment transport models in the swash zone' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 21, (5) 887-895 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G 2004 'Formation and evolution of multiple intertidal bars on macrotidal beaches: application of a morphodynamic model' COASTAL ENGINEERING 51, (8-9) 713-730 Author Site , DOI
Butt T, Russell P, Puleo J, Miles J & Masselink G 2004 'Implications of bore turbulence in the swash and inner surf zones' Continental Shelf Research 24, 757-771
Masselink G, Russell P, Coco G & Huntley D 2004 'Test of edge wave forcing during formation of rhythmic beach morphology' JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS 109, (C6) Author Site , DOI
Butt T, Russell P, Puleo J, Miles J & Masselink G 2004 'The influence of bore turbulence on sediment transport in the swash and inner surf zones' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 24, (7-8) 757-771 Author Site , DOI
Jackson NL, Masselink G & Nordstrom KF 2004 'The role of bore collapse and local shear stresses on the spatial distribution of sediment load in the uprush of an intermediate-state beach' MARINE GEOLOGY 203, (1-2) 109-118 Author Site , DOI
Li L, Barry DA, Pattiaratchi CB & Masselink G 2002 'BeachWin: modelling groundwater effects on swash sediment transport and beach profile changes' ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE 17, (3) 313-320 Author Site , DOI
Jackson NL, Nordstrom KF, Eliot I & Masselink G 2002 ''Low energy' sandy beaches in marine and estuarine environments: a review' GEOMORPHOLOGY 48, (1-3) 147-162 Author Site , DOI
Kroon A & Masselink G 2002 'Morphodynamics of intertidal bar morphology on a macrotidal beach under low-energy wave conditions, North Lincolnshire, England' MARINE GEOLOGY 190, (3-4) 591-608 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi CB 2001 'Characteristics of the sea breeze system in Perth, Western Australia, and its effect on the nearshore wave climate' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 17, (1) 173-187 Author Site
Masselink G & Anthony EJ 2001 'Location and height of intertidal bars on macrotidal ridge and runnel beaches' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 26, (7) 759-774 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi CB 2001 'Seasonal changes in beach morphology along the sheltered coastline of Perth, Western Australia' MARINE GEOLOGY 172, (3-4) 243-263 Author Site , DOI
Pattiaratchi CB & Masselink G 2001 'Seasonal variation in nearshore processes and beach morphology along the sheltered coastline of Perth, Western Australia' Marine Geology 172, 242-263
Masselink G & Li L 2001 'The role of swash infiltration in determining the beachface gradient: a numerical study' MARINE GEOLOGY 176, (1-4) 139-156 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi C 2000 'Tidal asymmetry in sediment resuspension on a macrotidal beach in northwestern Australia' MARINE GEOLOGY 163, (1-4) 257-274 Author Site , DOI
Ranasinghe R, Pattiaratchi C & Masselink G 1999 'A morphodynamic model to simulate the seasonal closure of tidal inlets' COASTAL ENGINEERING 37, (1) 1-36 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G 1999 'Alongshore variation in beach cusp morphology in a coastal embayment' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 24, (4) 335-347 Author Site , DOI
Lemm AJ, Hegge BJ & Masselink G 1999 'Offshore wave climate, Perth (Western Australia), 1994-96' MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH 50, (2) 95-102 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Hughes M 1998 'Field investigation of sediment transport in the swash zone' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 18, (10) 1179-1199 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G 1998 'Field investigation of wave propagation over a bar and the consequent generation of secondary waves' COASTAL ENGINEERING 33, (1) 1-9 Author Site , DOI
Hughes MG, Masselink G & Brander RW 1998 'Flow velocity and sediment transport in the swash zone of a steep beach (vol 138, pg 91, 1997)' MARINE GEOLOGY 145, (1-2) 149-149 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi C 1998 'Morphodynamic impact of sea breeze activity on a beach with beach cusp morphology' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 14, (2) 393-406 Author Site
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi CB 1998 'Morphological evolution of beach cusps and associated swash circulation patterns' MARINE GEOLOGY 146, (1-4) 93-113 Author Site , DOI
Turner IL & Masselink G 1998 'Swash infiltration-exfiltration and sediment transport' JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS 103, (C13) 30813-30824 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi CB 1998 'The effect of sea breeze on beach morphology, surf zone hydrodynamics and sediment resuspension' MARINE GEOLOGY 146, (1-4) 115-135 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G, Hegge BJ & Pattiaratchi CB 1997 'Beach cusp morphodynamics' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 22, (12) 1139-+ Author Site , DOI
Hughes MG, Masselink G & Brander RW 1997 'Flow velocity and sediment transport in the swash zone of a steep beach' MARINE GEOLOGY 138, (1-2) 91-103 Author Site , DOI
Hegge BJ & Masselink G 1996 'Spectral analysis of geomorphic time series: Auto-spectrum' EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS 21, (11) 1021-1040 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G 1996 'The effect of the sea breeze on nearshore processes in Western Australia' Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 79, 199-205
MASSELINK G & LESSA G 1995 'BARRIER STRATIGRAPHY ON THE MACROTIDAL CENTRAL QUEENSLAND COASTLINE, AUSTRALIA' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 11, (2) 454-477 Author Site
MASSELINK G 1995 'GROUP BOUND LONG WAVES AS A SOURCE OF INFRAGRAVITY ENERGY IN THE SURF ZONE' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 15, (13) 1525-1547 Author Site , DOI
MASSELINK G & BLACK K 1995 'MAGNITUDE AND CROSS-SHORE DISTRIBUTION OF BED RETURN-FLOW MEASURED ON NATURAL BEACHES' COASTAL ENGINEERING 25, (3-4) 165-190 Author Site , DOI
Lessa G & Masselink G 1995 'Morphodynamic evolution of a macrotidal barrier estuary' MARINE GEOLOGY 129, (1-2) 25-46 Author Site , DOI
Masselink G & Hegge B 1995 'Morphodynamics of meso- and macrotidal beaches: Examples from central Queensland, Australia' MARINE GEOLOGY 129, (1-2) 1-23 Author Site , DOI
MASSELINK G 1993 'LONGSHORE VARIATION OF GRAIN-SIZE DISTRIBUTION ALONG THE COAST OF THE RHONE DELTA, SOUTHERN FRANCE - A TEST OF THE MCLAREN MODEL - REPLY' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 9, (4) 1142-1145 Author Site
Masselink G 1993 'Simulating the effects of tides on beach morphodynamics' J COASTAL RES S.I 15, 180-197
MASSELINK G & SHORT A 1993 'THE EFFECT OF TIDE RANGE ON BEACH MORPHODYNAMICS AND MORPHOLOGY - A CONCEPTUAL BEACH MODEL' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 9, (3) 785-800 Author Site
MASSELINK G 1992 'LONGSHORE VARIATION OF GRAIN-SIZE DISTRIBUTION ALONG THE COAST OF THE RHONE DELTA, SOUTHERN FRANCE - A TEST OF THE MCLAREN MODEL' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 8, (2) 286-291 Author Site
HEGGE B & MASSELINK G 1991 'GROUNDWATER-TABLE RESPONSES TO WAVE RUN-UP - AN EXPERIMENTAL-STUDY FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 7, (3) 623-634 Author Site
Reviews
Masselink G 2010 'The Coast of Australia' GEOGR J 176, 376-377
Masselink G, Kroon A & Davidson-Arnott RGD 2006 'Morphodynamics of intertidal bars in wave-dominated coastal settings - A review' Geomorphology 73, (1-2) 33-49
Books
Hughes MG & Masselink G 2003 Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology. Arnold, London
Chapters
Scott TM, Russell PR, Masselink G, Austin M, Wills S & Wooler A 2011 'Rip current hazards on large-tidal beaches in the United Kingdom' in Leatherman S Rip Currents CRC Press 225-243
Masselink G & Russell PR 2010 'Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Erosion and Geomorphology' in Buckley PJ; Dye SR; Baxter JM Marine Climate Change Impacts Annual Report Card 2010, Online Summary Reports, www.mccip.org.uk. MCCIP, Lowestoft
Masselink G 2008 'Coasts' in Holden J An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment Prentice Hall 467-507
Masselink G 2006 'Beach cusps' Encyclopaedia of Geomorphology Kluwer
Masselink G 2006 'Macrotidal beaches' Encyclopaedia of Geomorphology Kluwer
Masselink G 2005 'Wave refraction diagrams' in Schwartz ML Encyclopaedia of Coastal Science Springer, Dordrecht 1065-1068
Masselink G 2005 'Waves' in Schwartz ML Encyclopaedia of Coastal Science Springer, Dordrecht 1069-1074
Masselink G 2004 'Ridge and runnel topography' in Goudie AS Encyclopaedia of Geomorphology Routledge, London 848-848
Kroon A & Masselink G 2003 'Sandy beaches' Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems UNESCO
Short AD & Masselink G 1999 'Embayed and structurally controlled beaches' in Short AD Handbook of beach and shoreface morphodynamics London Wiley 230-250
Masselink G & Turner IL 1999 'The effects of tides on beach morphodynamics' in Short AD Handbook of beach and shoreface morphodynamics London Wiley 204-229
Aagaard T & Masselink G 1999 'The surf zone' in Short AD Handbook of beach and shoreface morphodynamics London Wiley 72-118
Pattiaratchi CB & Masselink G 1998 'Formation and self-maintenance of beach cusps on a natural beach' in Dronkers JJ; Scheffers M Physics of estuaries and coastal seas Rotterdam Balkema 179-186
Conference Papers
Almeida LP, Masselink G, Russell P, Davidson M, Poate T, McCall R, Blenkinsopp C & Turner I 2013 'Observations of the swash zone on a gravel beach during a storm using a laser-scanner (Lidar)' 0 0 636-641 , DOI
Matias A, Masselink G, Kroon A, Blenkinsopp CE & Turner IL 2013 'Overwash experiment on a sandy barrier' 0 0 778-783 , DOI
Earlie C, Masselink G, Russell P & Shail R 2013 'Sensitivity analysis of the methodology for quantifying cliff erosion using airborne LiDAR - examples from Cornwall, UK' 0 0 470-475 , DOI
Poate T, Austin MJ, Russell PE, Masselink G & Kingston K 2011 '3D Beach response to seasonal wave climate, Cornwall, UK' Coastal Sediments Florida, USA 0 0 ASCE
Matias A, Masselink G, Turner IL, Williams JJ & Ferreira O 2011 'Detailed analysis of overwash on a gravel barrier' 0 0 10-14
Ruiz de Alegria A, Masselink G & Williams JJ 2010 'Application of XBeach to model storm response on a macrotidal gravel barrier' 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering Shanghai, China 0 0
Williams J, Masselink G, Buscombe D, Turner I, Matias A, Ferreira O, Bradbury A, Metje N, Coates L & Chapman D 2009 'BARDEX (Barrier Dynamics Experiment): Taking the Beach into the Laboratory' 0 0 158-162
Masselink G, Austin M, Russell P & O'Hare T 2009 'FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF WAVE RIPPLE DYNAMICS IN THE SHALLOW NEARSHORE OF TWO SANDY BEACHES' 0 0 1533-1545
Blenkinsopp CE, Turner IL, Masselink G & Russell PR 2009 'FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF NET SEDIMENT FLUX FROM INDIVIDUAL SWASHES ON A SANDY BEACH' 0 0
Buscombe D, Masselink G & Rubin DM 2009 'GRANULAR PROPERTIES FROM DIGITAL IMAGES OF SEDIMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR COASTAL SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODELLING' 0 0 1625-1637
Austin M, Masselink G, Turner I, Buscombe D & Williams J 2009 'GROUNDWATER SEEPAGE BETWEEN A GRAVEL BARRIER BEACH AND A FRESHWATER LAGOON' 0 0 4572-4584
Scott T, Russell P, Masselink G, Wooler A & Short A 2009 'HIGH VOLUME SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR RECREATIONAL BEACH RISK' 0 0 4250-4262
Masselink G, Turner IL & Williams JJ 2009 'Large-Scale Laboratory Investigation into the Effect of the Beach Groundwater Table on Gravel Beach Morphology' 0 0 93-97
Blenkinsopp CE, Turner IL, Masselink G & Russell PE 2009 'Measurements of net cross-shore sediment flux at the timescale of individual swashes' Proceedings of Australasian Coasts and Ports Wellington, New Zealand 0 0
de Alegria AR, Masselink G, Kingston K, Williams J & Buscombe D 2009 'MONITORING STORM IMPACTS ON A GRAVEL BEACH USING THE ARGUS VIDEO SYSTEM' 0 0 2633-2645
Turner IL & Masselink G 2009 'Prototype-scale laboratory investigation of groundwater manipulation within a gravel barrier' Coasts and Ports Wellington, New Zealand 0 0
Poate T, Kingston K, Masselink G & Russell P 2009 'Response of High-energy, Macrotidal Beaches to Seasonal Changes in Wave Conditions: Examples from North Cornwall, UK' 0 0 747-751
Scott T, Russell P, Masselink G & Wooler A 2009 'Rip current variability and hazard along a macro-tidal coast' 0 0 895-899
de Alegria AR, Masselink G, Kingston K & Williams J 2009 'STORM RESPONSE AND BEACH ROTATION ON A GRAVEL BEACH' 0 0
Turner IL, Masselink G, Russell PE & Blenkinsopp CE 2008 'Bed-level change over individual swash cycles on sand and gravel beaches' 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering Hamburg, Germany 0 0 ASCE 168-179
Scott T, Russell PE, Masselink G, Wooler A & Short AD 2007 'Beach rescue statistics and their relation to nearshore morphology and hazards; a case study for southwest England' International Coastal Symposium Goldcoast, Australia 0 0 1-6
Buscobe D, Austin MJ & Masselink G 2007 'Field observations of step dynamics on a macrotidal gravel beach' Coastal Sediments ‘07 New Orleans, USA 0 0
Tinker J, Russell PE, Masselink G, O'Hare T, Butt T, Ganderton P & Gallagher E 2006 'Field measurements of velocity moment shape functions' Proceedings 30th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, San Diego, World Scientific 0 0 3987-3999
Masselink G & Russell PE 2005 'Field measurements of flow velocities on a dissipative and reflective beach – implications for swash sediment transport' Coastal Dynamics 2005 - State of the Practice: Proceedings of 5th International Conference 0 0
Austin MJ & Masselink G 2005 'Infiltration and exfiltration on a steep gravel beach: implications for sediment transport' Coastal Dynamics '05 Barcelona, Spain 0 0
Butt T, Russell P, Turner I, Miles J & Masselink G 2005 'The variation under different conditions of the influence of in-exfiltration on swash-zone sediment transport' 0 0 2377-2389
Evans D, Masselink G, Russell PE, Butt T, Miles JR & Ganderton P 2003 'Application of Bagnold’s model in the swash zone using field data' Coastal Dynamics '03 Florida, USA 0 0
Masselink G 2003 'Simulating the formation of ridge and runnel morphology: are the ridges a series of intertidal bars' Coastal Dynamics '03 Florida, USA 0 0
Butt T, Russell PE, Masselink G, Miles JR, Huntley DA, Evans D & Ganderton P 2002 'An integrative approach to investigating the role of swash in shoreline change' 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering Cardiff, England 0 0 917-928
Tonk A, Masselink G & Pattiaratchi CB 2002 'Longshore sediment transport due to sea breezes: an impoundment study' 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering Cardiff, England 0 0 2754-2766
Coco G, Huntley DA, Masselink G, O'Hare TJ & Pattiaratchi CB 2000 'Fractal behaviour in nearshore processes' 27th International Conference on Coastal Engineering Sydney, Australia 0 0 2901-2913
Doucette J, Eliot IG, Masselink G & Patiaratchi CB 1999 'Cross-shore distribution of bedforms and sediment suspension on a sheltered sandy beach in south-western Australia' Ports & Coasts Conference Perth, Australia 0 0 732-737
Pattiaratchi CB, Masselink G & Hurst P 1999 'Surfability of the Perth metropolitan coastline: An assessment' Coasts and Ports '99 Challenges and Directions for the New Century Perth, Australia 0 0 490-495
Masselink G 1998 'Beach cusp morphology and swash circulation' International Coastal Symposium Palm Beach, USA 0 0 88-95
Pattiaratchi C & Masselink G 1998 'Formation and self-maintenance of beach cusps on a natural beach' 0 0 179-186
Masselink G & Pattiaratchi CB 1998 'Sea breeze climatology and nearshore processes along the Perth metropolitan coastline' 26th International Conference on Coastal Engineering Copenhagen, Denmark 0 0 ASCE 3165-3177
Pattiaratchi CB, Masselink G & Wikramanaike N 1998 'Sea breeze effects on nearshore coastal processes' Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries Cape Town, South Africa 0 0 37-48
Ranasinghe R, Patiaratchi CB & Masselink G 1998 'Seasonal inlet closure: governing processes' International Coastal Symposium Palm Beach, USA 0 0 32-41
Hughes MG, Masselink G, Hanslow D & Mitchell D 1997 'Towards a better understanding of swash zone sediment transport' Coastal Sediments ’97 Plymouth 0 0 804-813
pattiaratchi CB & Masselink G 1996 'Sea breeze effects on nearshore coastal processes' 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Orlando, USA 0 0 4200-4213
Masselink G 1993 'Attenuation coefficients on natural beaches' 11th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering Townsville, Australia 0 0 105-110
KLAASSEN G, MASSELINK G & SEDIMENTAT IRTCE 1992 'PLANFORM CHANGES OF A BRAIDED RIVER WITH FINE SAND AS BED AND BANK MATERIAL' 0 0 459-471
Gehrels WR, Marshall W & Masselink G 0 'Dating recent salt-marsh sediments with radionuclides: a tentative look inside the ‘Black Box’' IGCP-495 UK working group meeting, Wye, Kent 20060709 20060712
Russell PE, Masselink G, Blenkinsopp CE & Turner IL 0 'A comparison of berm accretion in the swash zone on sand and gravel beaches' International Coastal Symposium Lisbon, Portugal 0 0 1791-1795
Masselink G, Aagaard T & Kroon A 0 'Destruction of intertidal bar morphology during a summer storm surge event: Example of positive morphodynamic feedback' International Coastal Symposium Poland 0 0 105-109
Ruiz de Alegria A & Masselink G 0 'Storm-induced dynamics and its management implications on a macrotidal gravel beach' Proceedings of the 4th International Short Conference on Applied Coastal Research 0 0 Barcelona, Spain ASCE

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Grant review: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC; UK); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC; UK); Leverhulme Trust (UK); Australian Research Council (ARC; Australia); Good Science Fund (New Zealand); National Research Council of Rumania; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC; Canada); Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOSR; Netherlands); Swiss National Science Foundation

Journal review: Applied Geography; Area; Brazilian Journal of Oceanography; Coastal Engineering; Continental Shelf Research; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Earth Science Reviews; Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science; Geo-Marine Letters; Geomorphology; Geophysical Research Letters; Journal of Coastal Research (Earth and Oceans); Journal of Fluid Mechanics; Journal of Geophysical Research; Journal of Maps; Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science; Journal of Operational Oceanography; Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering; Marine Geology; Ocean Engineering; Sedimentology; Sedimentary Geology; Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie

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