Dr Timothy Poate
Profiles

Dr Timothy Poate

Senior Investigator (CMAR)

School of Biological & Marine Sciences

Role

My research focuses on wave transformation, storm impacts and morphodynamics within the larger context of coastal processes. During my academic career I have been directly involved with three major research projects with international partners and provided research expertise to further international collaborations involving field work and large scale flume experiments. My current research has collaborations with researchers in Holland and New Zealand and project partners at Deltares and Bangor University. My extensive field based research has incorporated in-situ instruments (pressure sensors, current meters), in-situ measurements (GPS surveys, terrestrial laser scans, bathymetric surveys) and remote survey techniques (video monitoring analysis, UAV aerial surveys).  I have seven years of academic research experience and two years of civil employment (Channel Coastal Observatory), have published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

Qualifications

2014 - current     Postdoctural researcher on a three year EPSRC funded project : Waves Across Shore Platforms

2011 -2014      Postdoctural researcher on a three year EPSRC funded project : New Understanding and Prediction of Storm Impacts on Gravel Beaches (NUPSIG) : http://www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/coastal-processes/projects/nupsigsite/home.html

2008-2011, PhD University of Plymouth. "Morphological Response of high-energy macrotidal beaches". Joint PRIMaRE and University of Plymouth funding 

2005-2006,  MSc Applied Marine Science, University of Plymouth. NERC Funded Studentship.

2000-2003,  BSc Oceanography with Physical Geography, Southampton University. 1st Class,
Awarded: Society for Underwater Technology, Science and Technology Award for Undergraduates,supported by Fugro-GEOS Limited.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Poate TG, McCall RT & Masselink G 2016 'A new parameterisation for runup on gravel beaches' Coastal Engineering 117, 176-190 , DOI PEARL
Scott T, Masselink G, O'Hare T, Saulter A, Poate T, Russell P, Davidson M & Conley D 2016 'The extreme 2013/2014 winter storms: Beach recovery along the southwest coast of England' Marine Geology 382, 224-241 , DOI PEARL
McCall RT, Masselink G, Poate TG, Roelvink JA & Almeida LP 2015 'Modelling the morphodynamics of gravel beaches during storms with XBeach-G' Coastal Engineering PEARL
Masselink G, Scott T, Poate T, Russell P, Davidson M & Conley D 2015 'The extreme 2013/2014 winter storms: hydrodynamic forcing and coastal response along the southwest coast of England' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms n/a-n/a , DOI PEARL
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
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 , 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
Poate TG, Masselink G, Russell P & Austin M 2014 'Poate, Tim, Masselink, Gerhard, Russell, Paul, Austin, Martin, Morphodynamic variability of high-energy macrotidal beaches, Cornwall, UK, Marine' Marine Geology
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 , 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, 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 , 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
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)' JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH 636-641 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
Conference Papers
Almeida LP, Masselink G, Russell P, Davidson M, McCall R & Poate T 2014 'Swash zone morphodynamics of coarse-grained beaches during energetic wave conditions'
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)' 636-641 , DOI
McCall R, Masselink G, Poate T, Bradbury A, Russell P & Davidson M 2013 'Predicting overwash on gravel barriers' 1473-1478 , DOI
Puleo JA, Blenkinsopp C, Conley D, Masselink G, Russell P, Turner I, Buscombe D, Lanckriet T, McCall R & Poate T 2012 'Comprehensive study of swash-zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport'
Poate T, McCall R, Masselink G, Russell P & Davidson M 2012 'Contrasting storm impacts on gravel beaches - Examples from South England'
McCall R, Masselink G, Roelvink D, Russel P, Davidson M & Poate T 2012 'Modelling overwash and infiltration on gravel barriers'
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' 10th International Coastal Symposium (ICS 2009) Lisbon, PORTUGAL 13/04/2009 18/04/2009 COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION 747-751
Mason T, Bradbury A, Poate T & Newman R 2009 'NEARSHORE WAVE CLIMATE OF THE ENGLISH CHANNEL - EVIDENCE FOR BI-MODAL SEAS' 605-+

Additional information

Poate, T. G., Masselink, G., Austin, M., Dickson, M., and McCall, R., The role of bed roughness in wave transformation across sloping rock shore platforms (Under review), Journal of Geophysical Reserach.LOPING ROCK SHORE PLATFORMS 


Poate, T. G., R. T. McCall, and G. Masselink (2016), A new parameterisation for runup on gravel beaches, Coastal Engineering, 117(Supplement C), 176-190.

Scott, T., G. Masselink, T. O'Hare, A. Saulter, T. Poate, P. Russell, M. Davidson, and D. Conley (2016), The extreme 2013/2014 winter storms: Beach recovery along the southwest coast of England, Marine Geology, 382(Supplement C), 224-241.

McCall, R. T., G. Masselink, T. G. Poate, J. A. Roelvink, and L. P. Almeida (2015), Modelling the morphodynamics of gravel beaches during storms with XBeach-G, Coastal Engineering, 103(Supplement C), 52-66.


Poate, T. G., Masselink, Gerhard, Russell, Paul, Austin, Martin, Morphodynamic variability of high-energy macrotidal beaches, Cornwall, UK, Marine
Geology (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.02.004

McCall, R. T., G. Masselink, T. G. Poate, J. A. Roelvink, L. P. Almeida, M. Davidson, and P. E. Russell (2014), Modelling storm hydrodynamics on gravel beaches with XBeach-G, Coastal Engineering, 91(Supplement C), 231-250.


Poate, T.G., Masselink, G., Davisdon, M., McCall, R., Russell,P. , Turner, I., 2013. Field measurements of wave runup andmorphological response on a gravel beach during energetic wave conditions.Marine Geology; DOI: 10.1016/j.margo.2013.05.009

 

Poate, T., McCall, R. , Masselink, G.,Russell, P., Davidson, M., Contrasting storm impacts on gravel beaches- examples from South England. International Conference of CoastalEngineering, Santander. doi:10.9753/icce.v33.sediment.84.

 

Poate, T. G., Austin, M., Russell, P., Masselink, G. &Kingston, K. S. (2011) '3D Beach

response to energetic wave climate, Cornwall, UK', Rosati, J.D.,Wang, P. and Roberts,

T.M. eds.). The 7th Coastal Sediments. Miami, Florida WorldScientific, pp. 1893-1906.

 

Poate, T.G.; Kingston, K.S.; Masselink, G. and Russell, P., 2009.Response of highenergy,

macrotidal beaches to seasonal changes in wave conditions:examples from North Cornwall, UK. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, pp.747-751.

 

Other presented work:

 

Poate, T.G., Wave Hub Impacts on Seabed and Shoreline Processes.Oral presentation

at PRIMaRE Annual Research Conference, Exeter. Janurary 2010.

 

Poate, T.G. Application of Argus to 3D beaches. Oral presentationat the 2009, Argus

Workshop at the University of Plymouth.

 

Poate, T.G.; Kingston, K.S.; Masselink, G. and Russell, P., 2009.Seasonal response of

high-energy macrotidal beaches on the North coast of Cornwall,UK.Poster presentation at Young Coastal Scientist and Engineers Conference,Lancaster.

 

Poate, T.G.; Kingston, K.S.; Masselink, G. and Russell, P., 2009.Response of highenergy,

macrotidal beaches to seasonal changes in wave conditions:examples from North Cornwall,UK. Oral presentation at PMSP Symposium 2009:Marine Science for a Changing World.


Symplectic Elements:  

Poate, T.G., Masselink, G., Davisdon, M., McCall, R., Russell,P. , Turner, I., 2013. Field measurements of wave runup andmorphological response on a gravel beach during energetic wave conditions.Marine Geology; DOI: 10.1016/j.margo.2013.05.009 

 

Poate, T., McCall, R. , Masselink, G.,Russell, P., Davidson, M., Contrasting storm impacts on gravel beaches- examples from South England. International Conference of CoastalEngineering, Santander. doi:10.9753/icce.v33.sediment.84.

 

Poate, T. G., Austin, M., Russell, P., Masselink, G. &Kingston, K. S. (2011) '3D Beach

response to energetic wave climate, Cornwall, UK', Rosati, J.D.,Wang, P. and Roberts,

T.M. eds.). The 7th Coastal Sediments. Miami, Florida WorldScientific, pp. 1893-1906.

 

Poate, T.G.; Kingston, K.S.; Masselink, G. and Russell, P., 2009.Response of highenergy,

macrotidal beaches to seasonal changes in wave conditions:examples from North Cornwall, UK. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, pp.747-751.

 

Other presented work: 

 

Poate, T.G., Wave Hub Impacts on Seabed and Shoreline Processes.Oral presentation

at PRIMaRE Annual Research Conference, Exeter. Janurary 2010.

 

Poate, T.G. Application of Argus to 3D beaches. Oral presentationat the 2009, Argus

Workshop at the University of Plymouth.

 

Poate, T.G.; Kingston, K.S.; Masselink, G. and Russell, P., 2009.Seasonal response of

high-energy macrotidal beaches on the North coast of Cornwall,UK.Poster presentation at Young Coastal Scientist and Engineers Conference,Lancaster.

 

Poate, T.G.; Kingston, K.S.; Masselink, G. and Russell, P., 2009.Response of highenergy,

macrotidal beaches to seasonal changes in wave conditions:examples from North Cornwall,UK. Oral presentation at PMSP Symposium 2009:Marine Science for a Changing World.

Links

Current Project: NUPSIG


PhD Project: WHISSP

http://www.perc.plymouth.ac.uk/whissp/