Mr Kris Inch
Profiles

Mr Kris Inch

UPEL

Role

PhD Candidate - School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Environment)

"Field Observations of Infragravity Wave Response to Variable Sea-Swell Wave Forcing"

  • Funded by ICS 2013 (Plymouth University)
  • Supervised by Dr Mark Davidson (DoS), Prof Gerd Masselink and Prof Paul Russell

Qualifications

  • MSc Applied Marine Science [Distinction] 
    • Dissertation - 'An Investigation of Cross-Shore Velocity Profiles, Bed Shear Stress and Friction in the Swash Zone of a High Energy, Macrotidal Beach'
    • Awarded - Plymouth Marine Laboratory award for outstanding achievement and best research project
  • BSc (Hons) Geography
    • Dissertation - 'Spatial and Temporal Variability of Rip Currents on a High Energy, Macrotidal Beach and Implications for Beach Safety: Bude, England'

Professional membership

British Society for Geomorphology

Journal publications:

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2017. Observations of nearshore infragravity wave dynamics under high energy swell and wind-wave conditions. Continental Shelf Research, 138, 19-31.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2017. Correcting wave reflection estimates in the coastal zone. Coastal Engineering, 119, 65-71.

Inch, K., Masselink, G., Puleo, J.A., Russell, P., Conley, D.C. 2015. Vertical structure of near-bed cross-shore flow velocities in the swash zone of a dissipative beach. Continental Shelf Research, 101, 98-108.

Book chapters:

Inch, K.W. 2014. Section 3.2.3: Surf zone hydrodynamics: measuring waves and currents. In: Cook, S.J., Clarke, L.E. and Nield, J.M. (Eds.) Geomorphological Techniques (Online Edition). British Society of Geomorphology, London. ISSN: 2047-0371.

Conference proceedings:

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2016. Accurate estimation of wave reflection on a high energy, dissipative beach. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 75, 877-881.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2015. Propagation and dissipation of infragravity waves on a dissipative beach with energetic wave forcing. Proceedings of Coastal Sediments 2015, World Scientific, San Diego, USA.

Other presented work:

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2016. Correcting infragravity wave reflection estimates on a dissipative beach. Infragravity waves: from driving mechanisms to impacts, La Rochelle, France, 17-18 March 2016. Oral presentation and abstract.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2016. Accurate estimation of wave reflection on a high energy dissipative beach. 14th International Coastal Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 7-11 March 2016. Oral presentation and peer-reviewed journal paper.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2016. Wave transformation on rocky shore platforms. Making Waves 2016, Plymouth, UK, 11 February 2016. Oral presentation and abstract.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2015. Propagation and dissipation of infragravity waves on a dissipative beach with energetic wave forcing. Coastal Sediments 2015, San Diego, USA, 11-15 May 2015. Poster presentation and conference proceedings.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2015. Field observations of infragravity waves on a dissipative, macrotidal beach. Surf Beats and Earth’s Hum workshop, Brest, France, 12-13 March 2015. Oral presentation and abstract.

Inch, K., Davidson, M., Masselink, G., Russell, P. 2014. Infragravity wave dynamics under storm conditions: a pilot study. Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC), Cardiff, UK, 14-15 April 2014. Poster presentation and abstract.