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Guy Gelfenbaum

Research Oceanographer

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Education

1978 B.S.      Geology      University of Wisconsin, Madison

1982 M.S.     Geological Oceanography      University of Washington, Seattle

1988 Ph.D.   Geological Oceanography      University of Washington, Seattle



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Shipman, H., Gelfenbaum, G., Dethier, M.N., and Fresh, K.L., 2010, Puget Sound Shoreline Armoring: State of the Science Workshop, in Shipman, H., Dethier, M.N., Gelfenbaum, G., Fresh, K.L., and Dinicola, R.S., eds., 2010, Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring—Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop, May 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5254, p. 1-8.

Shipman, H., Dethier, M.N., Gelfenbaum, G., Fresh, K.L., and Dinicola, R.S., eds., 2010, Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring—Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop, May 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5254, 262 p.

Gelfenbaum, G., Apotsos, A., Stevens, A.W., Jaffe, B.E., 2010, Effect of fringing reefs on tsunami inundation; American Samoa. Earth Science Review. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.12.005

Apotsos, A., G. Gelfenbaum, and B. Jaffe, 2011. Process-based modeling of tsunami inundation and sediment transport, J. Geophys. Res., 116, F01006, doi:10.1029/2010JF001797..

Apotsos, A., Gelfenbaum, G., Jaffe, B., Watt, S., Peck, B., Buckley, M., Stevens, A.W., 2010, Tsunami inundation and sediment transport in a sediment-limited embayment on American Samoa, Earth-Science Review, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.11.001.

Richmond, B.M., Watt, S., Buckley, M., Jaffe, B., Gelfenbaum, G., and Morton, R., 2010. Recent storm and tsunami coarse-clast deposit characteristics, southeast Hawaiʻi, Marine Geology, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.08.001.

Watt, S.G., Jaffe, B.E., Morton, R.A., Richmond, B.M., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2010, Description of extreme-wave deposits on the northern coast of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1180, 64 p.

Ruggiero, P, Buijsman, M., Kaminsky, G., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2010, Modeling the effects of wave climate and sediment supply variability on large-scale shoreline change. Marine Geology, v. 273, pp 127-140.

Peterson, C., Jol, H., Vanderburgh, S., Phipps, J., Percy, D., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2010, Dating of Holocene beach shoreline positions by regional correlation of co-seismic retreat events in the Columbia River littoral cell, USA. Marine Geology, v. 273, pp. 44-61.

Kaminsky, G.M., Ruggiero, P., Buijsman, M., McCandless, D., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2010, Historical evolution of the Columbia River littoral cell, Marine Geology, v. 273, pp. 96-126.

Morton, R.A., Buckley, M.L., Gelfenbaum, G., Richmond, B.M., Cecioni, A., Artal, O., Hoffman, C., and Perez, F., 2010, Geological impacts and sedimentary record of the February 27, 2010, Chile tsunami—La Trinchera to Concepcion: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1116, 28p.

Gelfenbaum, G., Kaminsky, G.M., 2010.  Large-scale coastal change in the Columbia River littoral cell: An overview, Marine Geology, v. 273, pp. 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.02.007

Jaffe, B.E., Gelfenbaum, Guy, Buckley, M.L., Watt, Steve, Apotsos, Alex, Stevens, A.W., and Richmond, B.M., 2010, The limit of inundation of the September 29, 2009, tsunami on Tutuila, American Samoa: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1018, 27 p.

Gelfenbaum, G., Fuentes, T.L., Duda, J.J., Grossman, E.E., and Takesue, R.K., eds., 2009, Extended abstracts from the Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (CHIPS) 2006 Workshop, Port Townsend, Washington, November 14–16, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1218, 136 p. 

Ruggiero, P., Walstra, D.J.R., Gelfenbaum, G., and van Ormondt, M., 2009, Seasonal-scale nearshore morphological evolution: Field observations and numerical modeling, Coastal Engineering, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2009.08.003.

Apotsos, A., Jaffe, B., Gelfenbaum, G., and Elias, E. 2009. Modeling time-varying tsunami sediment deposition, Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009: Impacts of Human Activities on Dynamic Coastal Processes: Edited by Masaru Mizuguchi and Shinji Sato.Tokyo, Japan.

Elias, E. and Gelfenbaum, G., 2009, Modeling processes controlling sediment transport at the Mouth of the Columbia River, Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009: Impacts of Human Activities on Dynamic Coastal Processes: Edited by Masaru Mizuguchi and Shinji Sato.Tokyo, Japan.

Gelfenbaum, G., Stevens, A., Elias, E., and Warrick, J., 2009, Modeling sediment transport and delta morphology on the dammed Elwha River, Washington State, USA, Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009: Impacts of Human Activities on Dynamic Coastal Processes: Edited by Masaru Mizuguchi and Shinji Sato.Tokyo, Japan.

Warrick, J.A., George, D.A., Gelfenbaum, G., Ruggiero, P., Kaminsky, G. M., and Beirne, M., 2009.  Beach morphology and change along the mixed grain-size delta of the dammed Elwha River, Washington.  Geomorphology, p. 136-148. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.04.012.

Jaffe, B.E., R.A. Morton, S. Kortekaas, A.G. Dawson, D.E. Smith, G. Gelfenbaum, I.D.L. Foster, D. Long, S. Shi, Reply to Bridge (2008) Discussion of articles in 'Sedimentary features of tsunami deposits', Sedimentary Geology (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V6X-4TDC0G1-1/2/829ee098a3f636c4c65314d6c5d48aa1)

Stevens, Andrew W., Gelfenbaum, Guy, Elias, Edwin, and Jones, Craig, 2008, Incorporation of fine-grained sediment erodibility measurements into sediment transport modeling, Capitol Lake, Washington:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1340, 72 p. [http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1340/].

Morton, Robert A., Bruce M. Richmond, Bruce E. Jaffe, and Guy Gelfenbaum, 2008. Coarse-clast ridge complexes of the Caribbean: a preliminary basis for distinguishing tsunami and stormwave origins.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, V 78, No 9-10, pp. 624-637.

Warrick, J.A., G.R. Cochrane, Y. Sagy, and G. Gelfenbaum. 2008. Nearshore substrate and morphology offshore of the Elwha River, Washington. Northwest Science 82(Special Issue):153-163.

Warrick, Jonathon A., George, Douglas A., Stevens, Andrew W., Eshleman, Jodi, Gelfenbaum, Guy, Kaminsky, George. M., Schwartz, Andrew K., and Bierne, Matt, 2007, Beach morphology monitoring in the Elwha River littoral cell, 2004-2006:  U.S. Geological Survey, Data Series 288, 38 p. and data folder [http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/288/].

Stevens, Andrew W., Lacy, Jessica R., Finlayson, David P., and Gelfenbaum, Guy, 2008, Evaluation of a single-beam sonar system to map seagrass at two sites in northern Puget Sound, Washington:  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5009, 45 p. [http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5009/].

R. A. Morton, H. E. Clifton, N. A. Buster, R. L. Peterson, G. Gelfenbaum, 2007.  Forcing of large-scale cycles of coastal change at the entrance to Willapa Bay, Washington, Marine Geology, Volume 246, Issue 1, pp. 24-41.

Huntington, K., Bourgeous, J., Gelfenbaum, G., Lynett, P., Jaffe, B., Yeh, H., and Weiss, R., 2007.  Sandy signs of a tsunami’s onshore depth and speed. EOS Transactions (Front-page cover article), V 88, No 52, p. 577-578.

Grossman, E. E, Stevens, A., Gelfenbaum, G., and Curran, C., 2007, Nearshore circulation and water column properties in the Skagit River Delta, northern Puget Sound, Washington - Juvenile Chinook salmon habitat availability in the Swinomish Channel:  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5120, 96 p. [http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5120/ ].

Peters, R., Jaffe, B.E., Gelfenbaum, G., 2007, Distribution and sedimentary characteristics of tsunami deposits along the Cascadia margin of western North America, Sedimentary Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.01.015

Jaffe, B.E., Gelfenbaum, G , 2007. A simple model for calculating tsunami flow speed from tsunami deposits. Sedimentary Geology, doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.01.013

Morton, R.A., Richmond, B.M, Jaffe, B.E. and Gelfenbaum, G., 2006, Reconnaissance investigation of Caribbean extreme wave deposits - Preliminary observations, interpretations, and research directions, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-2006-1293, 42 pp. [URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1293/]. 

Ruggiero, P., Eshleman, J. L., Kingsley, E., Thompson, D. M., Voigt, B., Kaminsky, G. M., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2007, Beach morphology monitoring in the Columbia River littoral cell; 1997-2005 report: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 260 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2007/260/].

Morton, R. A., Gelfenbaum, G., Jaffe, B. E., 2007. Physical criteria for distinguishing sandy tsunami and storm deposits using modern examples. Sedimentary Geology, v. 200, pp.184-207. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.01.003

Higman, B., Gelfenbaum, G., Lynett, P., Moore, A., and Jaffe, B., 2007. Predicted sedimentary record of reflected bores. Proceedings of Coastal Sediments 07 May 2007, New Orleans, LA, p. 1103-1116.

Gelfenbaum, G., Vatvani, D., Jaffe, B., and Dekker, F., 2007. Tsunami inundation and sediment transport in vicinity of coastal mangrove forest. Proceedings of Coastal Sediments 07 May 2007, New Orleans, LA, p. 1117-1128.

Moritz, H. R., G. R. Gelfenbaum, G. M. Kaminsky, N. C. Kraus, P. Ruggiero, J. Oltman-Shay, and D. J McKillip, 2007. Implementing Regional Sediment Management To Sustain Navigation At An Energetic Tidal Inlet, Proceedings of Coastal Sediments 07 May 2007, New Orleans, LA

George, D. A., Gelfenbaum, G., Lesser, G., and Stevens, A. W., 2006, Deschutes Estuary Feasibility Study; hydrodynamics and sediment transport modeling:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1318 [available on the World Wide Web at URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1318/].

Gelfenbaum, G., T. Mumford, J. Brennan, H. Case, M. Dethier, K. Fresh, F. Goetz, M. van Heeswijk, T.M., Leschine, M. Logsdon, D. Myers, J. Newton, H. Shipman, C.A. Simenstad, C. Tanner, and D. Woodson, 2006. Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound: A research plan in support of the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2006-1. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Seattle, Washington. Available at http://pugetsoundnearshore.org.

Ruggiero, P., Kaminsky, G.M., Gelfenbaum, G.R., and Moritz, H.R., 2006, “Beach Monitoring of Benson Beach 1997 – 2006: Quantifying Nearshore Morphological Change In Support of Regional Sediment Management”. Draft Data Series Report 06- USGS-Menlo Park, CA.

Richmond, B. M., Jaffe, B. E., Gelfenbaum, G., and Morton R. A., 2006, Geologic impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, Annals of Geomorphology, Supplement Vol. 146, eds. Sheffers and Kelletat, p235-251.

Adams, P. N., P. Ruggiero, G. C. Schoch, and G. Gelfenbaum, 2007, Intertidal sand body migration along a megatidal coast, Kachemak Bay, Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02007, doi:10.1029/2006JF000487.

Jaffe, B.E., Borrero, J.C., Prasetya, G.S., Dengler, L., Gelfenbaum, G., Hidayat, R., Higman, B., Kingsley, E. Lukiyanto, McAdoo, B., Moore, A., Morton, R., Peters, R., Ruggiero, P., Titov, V., Kongko, W. and Yulianto, E., 2006, The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Northwest Sumatra and Offshore Islands, Earthquake Spectra, v. 22, S3, S105-S136.

Tsuji, Y., Matsutomi, H., Tanioka, Y., Nishimura, Y., Sakakiyama, T., Kamataki, T., Murakami, Y., Moore, A., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2005. Distribution of the tsunami heights of the 2004 Sumatra tsunami in Banda Aceh measured by the tsunami survey team. http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/namegaya/sumatera/surveylog/eindex.htm

Moore, A., Nishimura, Y., Gelfenbaum, G., Kamataki, T., and Triyono, R., 2006, Sedimentary deposits of the 26 December 2004 tsunami on the northwest coast of Aceh, Indonesia: Earth, Planets, and Space, v.  58, p.  253-258.

Eshleman, J., Ruggiero, P., Kingsley, E., Gelfenbaum, G., and George, D., 2006, Capitol Lake, Washington, 2004 data summary:  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 180 [World Wide Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/180/]

George, D., Gelfenbaum, G., Lesser, G., Barnard, B., Morrison, S., Lund, P., 2005, The Deschutes Estuary Restoration Feasibility Study: development of a process-based morphological model. Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference Proceedings

Wilson, D. J. and Gelfenbaum, G., 2005, Bottom Mounted Rotary Sidescan Sonar Observation Of Bottom Roughness During Storms. Canadian Coastal Conference, 17 pp.

Ruggiero, P., Kaminsky, G.M., and Gelfenbaum, G, Voigt, B., 2005, Seasonal to interannual morphodynamics along a high-energy dissipative littoral cell, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol 21, No 3, p. 553-578.

Lacy, J. R., Sherwood, C.R., Wilson, D.J., Chisholm, T.A., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2005, Estimating hydrodynamic roughness in a wave-dominated environment with a high-resolution acoustic Doppler profiler, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 110, C06014.

Elko, N., Holman, R., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2005, Quantifying the rapid evolution of a nourishment project with video imagery, Journal of Coastal Research 21(5) p. 633-645.

Fresh, K., C. Simenstad, J. Brennan, M. Dethier, G. Gelfenbaum, F. Goetz, M. Logsdon, D. Myers, T. Mumford, J. Newton, H. Shipman, C. Tanner. 2004. Guidance for Protection and Restoration of the Nearshore Ecosystems of Puget Sound. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2004-02. Published by Washington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Available at: www.pugetsoundnearshore.org.

Ruggiero, P., Buijsman, M., Kaminsky, G, and Gelfenbaum, G., 2004. Towards understanding and predicting decadal-scale shoreline change, Proceedings of the Sustainable Beaches Summit, Sandestin, FL, March 2004.

Gelfenbaum, G., Roelvink, J.A., Meijs, M., Buijsman, M. and Ruggiero, P., 2003. Process-based morphological modeling of Grays Harbor inlet at decadal timescales Proc. Coastal Sediments ‘03, 13p.

Elko, N.A., Holman, R.A., Davis, Jr., R.A., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2003. Quantifying shoreline positions from video images at Upham Beach, Florida. Proc. Coastal Sediments ‘03, 10p.

Ruggiero, R., Gelfenbaum, G., Sherwood, C.R., Lacy, J., Buijsman, M.C., 2003. Linking nearshore processes and morphology measurements to understand large scale coastal change. Proc. Coastal Sediments ‘03, 13p.

Peters, R.B., Jaffe, B., and Gelfenbaum, G., 2003 Comparing sedimentary deposits from the 1700 and 1964 tsunamis in Cascadia. Proc. Coastal Sediments ‘03, 13p.



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Climate Variability & Change

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Coastal geologic and oceanographic research

 


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