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Dr Steve Simmons

Research Associate

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Summary

Dr Simmons is a post-doctoral researcher with interests in the development of our understanding of sedimentary processes through the application of novel acoustic measurements of flow and sediment transport over scales ranging from the laboratory flume to the deep ocean. His current projects include the analysis of the suspended sediment and flow structure of oceanic turbidity currents monitored in the Monterey and Congo submarine canyons. Other projects include the monitoring of suspended sediment over river dunes and in the wake of wind turbine supports and fishing trawler gear, as well as laboratory measurements of flow in the wake of tidal turbines.

Journal Article

Powerful turbidity currents driven by dense basal layers

Paull, C. K., Talling, P. J., Maier, K. L., Parsons, D., Xu, J., Caress, D. W., …Cartigny, M. J. (2018). Powerful turbidity currents driven by dense basal layers. Nature communications, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06254-6

Linking direct measurements of turbidity currents to submarine canyon-floor deposits

Maier, K., Gales, J., Paull, C., Rosenberger, K., Talling, P., Simmons, S., …Sumner, E. (2019). Linking direct measurements of turbidity currents to submarine canyon-floor deposits. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00144

An investigation of the wake recovery of two model horizontal-axis tidal stream turbines measured in a laboratory flume with Particle Image Velocimetry

Simmons, S. M., McLelland, S. J., Parsons, D. R., Jordan, L., Murphy, B. J., & Murdoch, L. (2018). An investigation of the wake recovery of two model horizontal-axis tidal stream turbines measured in a laboratory flume with Particle Image Velocimetry. Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 19, 179-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2017.03.003

Modelling tidal stream turbines in a three-dimensional wave-current fully coupled oceanographic model

Li, X., Li, M., McLelland, S. J., Jordan, L. B., Simmons, S. M., Amoudry, L. O., …Thorne, P. D. (2017). Modelling tidal stream turbines in a three-dimensional wave-current fully coupled oceanographic model. Renewable energy, 114, 297-307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.02.033

Laboratory study on the effects of hydro kinetic turbines on hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics

Ramírez-Mendoza, R., Amoudry, L., Thorne, P., Cooke, R., McLelland, S., Jordan, L., …Murdoch, L. (2018). Laboratory study on the effects of hydro kinetic turbines on hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics. Renewable energy, 129(Part A), 271-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.05.094

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Quantifying sediment fluxes from acoustic Doppler current profilers

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£10,032.00

Started

1 March 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD supervisions - Ye Chen, Knickpoint Dynamics in Turbidite Systems