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

Relating the Flow Processes and Bedforms of Steady-State and Waning Density Currents

de Cala, I., Ohata, K., Dorrell, R., Naruse, H., Patacci, M., Amy, L. A., …McCaffrey, W. D. (2020). Relating the Flow Processes and Bedforms of Steady-State and Waning Density Currents. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.535743

Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution

Heijnen, M. S., Clare, M. A., Cartigny, M. J. B., Talling, P. J., Hage, S., Lintern, D. G., …Hughes Clarke, J. E. (2020). Rapidly-migrating and internally-generated knickpoints can control submarine channel evolution. Nature communications, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16861-x

Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed

Ramírez -Mendoza, R., Murdoch, L., Jordan, L., Amoudry, L. B. D., Mclelland, S., Cooke, R. D., …Vezza, M. (2020). Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed. Renewable energy, 159, 238-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.05.133

Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed

Ramírez -Mendoza, R., Murdoch, L., Jordan, L. B., Amoudry, L. O., McLelland, S., Cooke, R. D., …Vezza, M. (2020). Asymmetric effects of a modelled tidal turbine on the flow and seabed. Renewable energy, 159, 238-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.05.133

Direct evidence of a high-concentration basal layer in a submarine turbidity current

Maier, K. L., Paull, C. K., Cartigny, M. J., Simmons, S. M., Talling, P. J., Wang, Z., …Parsons, D. R. (in press). Direct evidence of a high-concentration basal layer in a submarine turbidity current. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103300

Postgraduate supervision

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