Sarah Bass
Profiles

Sarah Bass

Lecturer in Marine Physical Science

School of Biological & Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

Marine Science Undergraduate Scheme Manager

MSci Ocean Science Programme Manager

Qualifications

2000-present: Lecturer in Marine Physical Science, Plymouth University

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

1996-2000: Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK. Commonwealth Scholar

1994-1996: MSc., Physical Oceanography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. NSERC Scholar

1989-1993: BSc (Hons.) Physics, Summa Cum Laude, University of Ottawa, Canada. NSERC Scholar

Professional membership

Member of the American Geophysical Union

Research interests

Coastal and shelf sea oceanography

Cohesive and non-cohesive sediment dynamics

Acoustics

For further details, please refer to the Marine Physics Research Group website (http://www.marinephysics.org/).

Other research

ABSTRACTS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Nunny R, Graham E and Bass S. 2005. Do sea turtles use acoustic cues when nesting? 25th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, International Sea Turtle Society. Savannah, Georgia USA 16 - 22 January 2005 (submitted).

Bass, S.J. 2004. Characterising the Surf Zone Wave-Breaking Environment Using Passive Acoustics. Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA (accepted).

Manning, A.J., and Bass, S.J., 2004. Experimental and predictive modelling observations of cohesive sediment settling fluxes in high energy tidal estuarine environments, Oral presentation at Tidalites International Conferences on Tidal Sedimentology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2004.

Bass, S.J., Manning, A.J. and Dyer, K.R. (2003). Tidal cycles in flocculating suspension charactersistics. Proceedings INTERCOH-2003, Virginia, USA.

Manning, A.J., Bass, S.J. and Dyer, K.R. (2003). In-situ floc spectra observations in the Tamar Estuary, UK. Proceedings INTERCOH-2003, Virginia, USA.

Bass, S.J., McCave, I.N., Rees, J.M. and Vincent, C.E., (2002). Mud and sand transport paths outside of the Wash embayment, eastern England. Proceedings, Coastal and Shelf Sediment Transport Meeting, British Geological Society, London, UK.

Bass, S.J., Aldridge, J.N., McCave, I.N. and Vincent, C.E., (2001). Modelling temporal patterns of fine sediment suspensions. Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Bass, S.J., Aldridge, J.N., McCave, I.N. and Vincent, C.E., (2001). Fine sediment suspension patterns: a simple modelling approach. Proceedings, European Geophysical Society Conference, Nice, France.

Bass, S.J., McCave, I.N. and Vincent, C.E., (1998). Observations of mud and sand suspensions in the North Sea. Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Bass, S.J., McCave, I.N., Rees, J.M. and Vincent, C.E., (1998). Observations of suspension events at tidal frequencies in the North Sea. Conference Proceedings, UK Oceanography, Southampton, October 1998.

Bass, S.J. and Hay, A.E., (1995). Ambient Noise in the Surf Zone. Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Grants & contracts

NERC (12/11-06/15) 

'Realistic sedimentary bedform prediction: incorporating physical and biological cohesion (COHBED)'

NERC (04/08-04/11) £572,300 total £183686 to UoP
 ‘Acoustic and Optical Backscatter from flocculating sediments (FLOCSAM)’

NERC New Investigators Grant (02/03-02/04) £50,000
'Cycles in estuarine hydrodynamic conditions in relation to cycles in near-bed flocculating suspensions'.

Nuffield Foundation Award for New Lecturers (03/02-03/04) £6,000
'The acoustic noise generated by breaking waves in surf conditions'.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Guo C, He Q, van Prooijen BC, Guo L, Manning AJ & Bass S 2018 'Investigation of flocculation dynamics under changing hydrodynamic forcing on an intertidal mudflat' Marine Geology 395, 120-132 , DOI
Parsons DR, Schindler RJ, Hope JA, Malarkey J, Baas JH, Peakall J, Manning AJ, Ye L, Simmons S & Paterson DM 2016 'The role of biophysical cohesion on subaqueous bed form size' Geophysical Research Letters 43, (4) 1566-1573 , DOI PEARL
Schindler RJ, Parsons DR, Ye L, Hope JA, Baas J, Peakall J, Manning AJ, Aspden R, Malarkey J & Simmons S 2015 'Sticky stuff: Redefining bedform prediction in modern and ancient environments' Geology 399-402 , DOI PEARL
Malarkey J, Baas JH, Hope JA, Aspden RJ, Parsons DR, Peakall J, Paterson DM, Schindler RJ, Ye L & Lichtman ID 2015 'The pervasive role of biological cohesion in bedform development' Nat Commun 6, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Bass SJ 2013 'Ambient noise and wave breaking on a sandy beach: energy dissipation estimates' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 1721-1726 Author Site , DOI
Schindler R, Bass S & Manning A 2013 'Effects of non-cohesive particles on suspended particle characteristics in a partially flocculated estuary during spring tides' Journal of Coastal Research 165, 1206-1211 , DOI
Graham GW, Bass SJ, Nimmo Smith WAM & Manning AJ 2007 'Flow modification by Spartina anglica' Journal of Coastal Research S150, 778-783
Manning AJ, Bass SJ & Dyer KR 2006 'Floc properties in the turbidity maximum of a mesotidal estuary during neap and spring tidal conditions' Marine Geology 235, (1-4) 193-211
Manning AJ & Bass SJ 2006 'Variability in cohesive sediment settling fluxes: Observations under different estuarine tidal conditions' Marine Geology 235, (1-4) 177-192
Bass SJ, Aldridge JN, Mccave IN & Vincent CE 2002 'Phase relationships between fine sediment suspensions and tidal currents in coastal seas' Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 107, (C10)
Bass SJ, Aldridge JN, McCave IN & Vincent CE 2001 'Modelling temporal patterns of fine sediment suspensions' EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement 82 (47), OS12A-0398 (abs)
Bass SJ & Hay AE 1997 'Ambient noise in the natural surf zone: wave-breaking frequencies' IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 22, (3) 411-424 , DOI
Woolley JC, Bass S, Lamarche A-M, Lamarche G, Quintero M, Morocoima M & Bocaranda P 1995 'Magnetic behaviour of some Mn.III2.VI4 compounds and their alloys' Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 150, (3) 353-362 , DOI
Woolley JC, Bass S, Lamarche A-M & Lamarche G 1994 'Magnetic susceptibility and exchange interaction parameters for some Mn.III2.VI4 compounds' Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 131, (1-2) 199-209 , DOI
Graham GW, Bass SJ, Smith WAMN & Manning AJ 0 'Exploring Marsh Surface Canopy Dynamics - A Discussion of Laboratory Methods' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH {778-783}-{778-783}
Chapters
Bass SJ, McCave IN, Rees JM & Vincent CE 2007 'Sand and mud flux estimates using acoustic and optical backscatter sensors: measurements seaward of the Wash, southern North Sea' in Balson PS; Collins MB Coastal and Shelf Sediment Transport The Geological Society, London 25-35 , DOI
Bass SJ, Manning AJ & Dyer KR 2006 'Preliminary findings from a study of the upper reaches of the Tamar Estuary, UK, throughout a complete tidal cycle: Part I. Linking sediment and hydrodynamic cycles' in Maa JP-Y; Sanford LP; Schoellhamer DH Coastal and Estuarine Fine Sediment Processes - Proc. in Marine Science 8 Amsterdam: Elsevier 1-14
Conference Papers
Bassf SJ 2013 'Ambient noise and wave breaking on a sandy beach: Energy dissipation estimates' 1721-1726 , DOI
Schindler R, Bassf S & Manning A 2013 'Effects of non-cohesive particles on suspended particle characteristics in a partially flocculated estuary during spring tides' 1206-1211 , DOI
Bass SJ, Manning AJ & Dyer KR 2007 'Preliminary findings of a study of the upper reaches of the Tamar Estuary, UK, throughout a complete tidal cycle: Part I: Linking hydrodynamic and sediment cycles' Estuarine and Coastal Fine Sediments Dynamics — Intercoh 2003 1-14 , DOI PEARL
Bass SJ, McCave IN, Rees JM & Vincent CE 2003 'Estimating Fine Sediment fluxes in coastal seas: validity of point measurements' CD-ROM Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2003. World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East Meets West Productions, Corpus Christi, Texas
Bass SJ & Hay AE 1998 'Ambient noise in the natural surf zone: Wave breaking frequencies' 1373-1377