Dr Sarah Bass
Lecturer in Marine Physical Science
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Marine Science Undergraduate Scheme Manager
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
Member of the American Geophysical Union
Coastal and shelf sea oceanography
Cohesive and non-cohesive sediment dynamics
For further details, please refer to the Marine Physics Research Group website (http://www.marinephysics.org/).
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
'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'.
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