Dr Steve Simmons

Dr Steve Simmons

Research Associate

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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

Maier, K. L., Gales, J. A., Paull, C. K., Rosenberger, K., Talling, P. J., Simmons, S. M., …Sumner, E. J. (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

Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes

Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Hughes Clarke, J., Talling, P. J., …Watts, C. (2019). Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes. Geophysical research letters, 11310-11320. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084526

Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes

Hage, S., Cartigny, M. J., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Talling, P. J., …Watts, C. (2019). Direct monitoring reveals initiation of turbidity currents from extremely dilute river plumes. Geophysical research letters, 46(20), 11310-11320. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl084526

Three-dimensional modelling of suspended sediment transport in the far wake of tidal stream turbines

Li, X., Li, M., Amoudry, L. O., Ramirez-Mendoza, R., Thorne, P. D., Song, Q., …McLelland, S. J. (2020). Three-dimensional modelling of suspended sediment transport in the far wake of tidal stream turbines. Renewable energy, 151, 956-965. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.096

What determines the downstream evolution of turbidity currents"

Heerema, C. J., Talling, P. J., Cartigny, M. J., Paull, C. K., Bailey, L., Simmons, S. M., …Pope, E. (2020). What determines the downstream evolution of turbidity currents?. Earth and planetary science letters, 532, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.116023

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Quantifying sediment fluxes from acoustic Doppler current profilers

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£9,850.00

Started

1 March 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

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