Dr Steve Simmons

Dr Steve Simmons

Lecturer in Energy and Environment

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Qualifications

  • BSc (Durham University)
  • BEng (Newcastle University)
  • PhD / DPhil
  • MSc (University of Leeds)

Summary

Dr Simmons is a Lecturer in Energy and Environment with research 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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Bottom and Suspended Sediment Backscatter Measurements in a Flume—Towards Quantitative Bed and Water Column Properties

Van Dijk, T. A. G. P., Roche, M., Lurton, X., Fezzani, R., Simmons, S. M., Gastauer, S., …Parsons, D. R. (2024). Bottom and Suspended Sediment Backscatter Measurements in a Flume—Towards Quantitative Bed and Water Column Properties. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 12(4), Article 609. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse12040609

Time-Lapse Seafloor Surveys Reveal How Turbidity Currents and Internal Tides in Monterey Canyon Interact With the Seabed at Centimeter-Scale

Wolfson-Schwehr, M., Paull, C. K., Caress, D. W., Gwiazda, R., Nieminski, N. M., Talling, P. J., …Troni, G. (2023). Time-Lapse Seafloor Surveys Reveal How Turbidity Currents and Internal Tides in Monterey Canyon Interact With the Seabed at Centimeter-Scale. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 128(4), Article e2022JF006705. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JF006705

Density stratification controls the bedform phase diagram of saline-gravity currents versus open-channel flows

Ohata, K., de Cala, I., Dorrell, R. M., Naruse, H., McLelland, S. J., Simmons, S. M., & McCaffrey, W. D. (in press). Density stratification controls the bedform phase diagram of saline-gravity currents versus open-channel flows. Sedimentology, https://doi.org/10.1111/sed.13075

Detailed monitoring reveals the nature of submarine turbidity currents

Talling, P. J., Cartigny, M., Pope, E., Baker, M., Clare, M., Hage, S., …Maier, K. L. (2023). Detailed monitoring reveals the nature of submarine turbidity currents. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-023-00458-1

Carbon and sediment fluxes inhibited in the submarine Congo Canyon by landslide-damming

Pope, E. L., Heijnen, M., Talling, P., Jacinto, R. S., Gaillot, A., Baker, M., …Urlaub, M. (in press). Carbon and sediment fluxes inhibited in the submarine Congo Canyon by landslide-damming. Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-01017-x

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Meltwater driven sediment delivery into a glacier-fed fjord, Greenland (MELT)

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£16,700.00

Started

31 January 2022

Status

Complete

Project

Industry-Led Lost Fishing Gear Locating Service for the Holderness Coast

Funder

DEFRA

Grant

£2,000.00

Started

1 July 2022

Status

Complete

Project

Quantifying sediment fluxes from acoustic Doppler current profilers

Funder

Environment Agency

Grant

£9,850.00

Started

1 March 2018

Status

Complete

Project

Developing a Global Listening Network for Turbidity Currents and Seafloor Processes

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£9,462.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

How do deep-ocean turbidity currents behave that form the largest sediment accumulations on Earth?

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£350,710.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD supervisions

- Ye Chen, Knickpoint Dynamics in Turbidite Systems

- Niall Tracey, Novel Acoustic Methods for Directly Monitoring Seabed Sediment Transport, Geo-hazards & Scour

- Ellie Goodfellow, Array-scale sediment transport processes in offshore wind energy

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