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Patrick Barnard

Research Geologist

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Dr. Patrick Barnard has been a coastal geologist with the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz since 2003. His research focuses on the dynamics and evolution of the high-energy beaches and estuaries of California, with an emphasis on storm- and climate-change related impacts. His research has been published in over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented over 100 times at scientific conferences and universities. He is a member of the Bay Area Ecosystem Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) and the West Coast Governor’s Agreement (WCGA) Climate Action Team, serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Coastal Research and was appointed to the Oversight Committee for the National Research Council study on sea-level rise for the U.S. West Coast. He received a BA from Williams College, MS from University of South Florida, and PhD from UC Riverside.






Get information here about the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS):

http://data.prbo.org/apps/ocof/index.php?page=cosmos-faq

 

Check out CoSMoS in action in the climate impacts tool for the Our Coast-Our Future collaboration with NOAA and PRBO Conservation Science:

www.prbo.org/ocof

 

A summary of the tool is described here:

http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2013/04/research2.html

 

Video Seminars:

Barnard, P.L., 2007. The hidden world of the Golden Gate. USGS Public Lecture Series, USGS Menlo Park, http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2007/jan07.html

Barnard, P.L., 2011. Is our coast in Jeopardy? Predicting the impact of extreme storms on the California Coast. USGS Public Lecture Series, USGS Menlo Park, http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2011/feb11.html

Barnard, P.L., 2011. New views of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay seafloor. Bay Area Science Festival, USGS Menlo Park, http://online.wr.usgs.gov/calendar/2011/nov11_scifest.html

 

Publications:

Barnard, P.L., 1998. Historical Morphodynamics of Inlet Channels: West-Central Florida. Master’s Thesis, University of South Florida, 179 pp.

 

Barnard, P.L. and Davis, R.A., Jr., 1999. Anthropogenic vs. natural influences on inlet evolution: west-central Florida. Coastal Sediments ’99 Conference Proceedings, Fire Island, New York, Volume 2, p. 1489-1504, http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?117544

 

Barnard, P.L. and Owen, L.A., 2000. A selected bibliography for Late Quaternary glaciation in Tibet and Bordering Mountains. Quaternary International, Volume 65/66, p. 193-212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1040-6182(99)00044-0

 

Davis, R.A., Jr. and Barnard, P.L., 2000. How anthropogenic factors in the back-barrier influence tidal inlet stability: examples from the Gulf Coast of Florida, USA. In: Pye, K. and Allen, J.R.L. (Eds.), Coastal and Estuarine Environments: sedimentology, geomorphology and geoarchaeology. Geological Society, London, Special Publication Number 175, p. 293-303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/GSL.SP.2000.175.01.21

 

Barnard, P.L., Owen, L.A., Sharma, M.C. and Finkel, R.C., 2001. Natural and human-induced landsliding in the Garhwal Himalaya of Northern India. Geomorphology, Volume 40, p. 21-35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-555X(01)00035-6

 

Barnard, P.L., 2003. The Timing and Nature of Glaciofluvial Erosion and Resedimentation in the Himalaya: the Role of Glacial and Paraglacial Processes in the Evolution of High Mountain Landscapes. Published Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Riverside, 295 pp.

 

Davis, R.A., Jr. and Barnard, P.L., 2003. Morphodynamics of the barrier-inlet system, west-central Florida. Marine Geology, Volume 200 (1-4), p. 77-101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00178-6

 

Finkel, R.C., Owen, L.A., Barnard, P.L. and Caffee, M.W., 2003. Beryllium-10 dating of Mount Everest moraines indicates a strong monsoonal influence and glacial synchroneity throughout the Himalaya. Geology, Volume 31, p. 561-564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2003)031<0561:BDOMEM>2.0.CO;2

 

Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Ma, H., Spencer, J.Q., Derbyshire, E., Barnard, P.L. and Caffee, M.W., 2003. Timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciation in northeastern Tibet. Geological Society of America Bulletin, Volume 115 (11), p. 1356-1364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B25314.1

 

Owen, L.A., Ma, H., Derbyshire, E., Spencer, J.Q., Barnard, P.L., Zeng, Y.N., Finkel, R.C. and Caffee, M.W., 2003. The timing and style of Late Quaternary glaciation in the La Ji Mountains, NE Tibet: evidence for restricted glaciation during the latter part of the Last Glacial. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplmental Volume 130, p. 263-276, http://webcentral.uc.edu/eProf/media/attachment/eprofmediafile_356.pdf

 

Owen, L.A., Spencer, J.Q., Ma, H., Barnard, P.L., Derbyshire, E., Finkel, R.C., Caffee, M.W. and Zeng, Y.N., 2003. Timing of Late Quaternary glaciation along the southwestern slopes of the Qilian Shan. Boreas, Volume 32, p. 281-291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2003.tb01083.x

 

Van der Woerd, J., Owen, L.A., Tapponnier, P., Xiwei, X., Kervyn, F., Finkel, R.C. and Barnard, P.L., 2003. Giant, M~8 earthquake-triggered, ice avalanches in the eastern Kunlun Shan (Northern Tibet): characteristics, nature and dynamics. Geological Society of America Bulletin, Volume 116 (3), p. 394-406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B25317.1

 

Barnard, P.L., Owen, L.A. and Finkel, R.C., 2004. Style and timing of glacial and paraglacial sedimentation in a monsoonal-influenced high Himalayan environment, the upper Bhagirathi Valley, Garhwal Himalaya. Journal of Sedimentary Geology, Volume 165, p. 199-221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2003.11.009

 

Barnard, P.L., Owen, L.A., Sharma, M.C. and Finkel, R.C., 2004. Late Quaternary (Holocene) landscape evolution of a monsoon-influenced high Himalayan valley, Gori Ganga, Nanda Devi, NE Garhwal. Geomorphology, Volume 61 (1-2), p. 91-110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2003.12.002

 

Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., 2005. Integrating field research, modeling and remote sensing to quantify morphodynamics in a high-energy coastal setting, Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. 5th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics 2005 Conference Proceedings, Barcelona, Spain, American Society of Civil Engineers, CD-ROM, 14 pp., http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/reports/reprints/Barnard_ASCE.pdf

 

Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Barnard, P.L., Ma, H., Asahi, K., Caffee, M.W. and Derbyshire, E., 2005. Climatic and topographic controls on the style and timing of Late Quaternary glaciation throughout Tibet and the Himalaya defined by 10Be cosmogenic radionuclide dating. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 24 (12-13), p. 1391-1411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2004.10.014

 

Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., 2006. Coastal monitoring of the May 2005 dredge disposal offshore of Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2006-1140, 27 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1140/

 

Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M., Kvitek, R.G. and Iampietro, P.J., 2006. Sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay, California. U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Map 2006-2944, 5 map sheets, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2944/

 

Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M, Rubin, D.M. and Kvitek, R.G., 2006. Giant sand waves at the mouth of San Francisco Bay. Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Volume 87 (29), p. 285, 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006EO290003

 

Barnard, P.L., Owen, L.A. and Finkel, R.C., 2006. Quaternary fans and terraces in the Khumbu Himal south of Mount Everest: their characteristics, age and formation. Journal of the Geological Society, London, Volume 163, p. 383-399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/0016-764904-157

 

Barnard, P.L., Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C. and Asahi, K., 2006. Landscape response to deglaciation in a high relief, monsoon-influenced alpine environment, Langtang Himal, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 25 (17-18), p. 2162-2176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.02.002

 

Dartnell, P., Barnard, P.L., Chin, J.L., Hanes, D.M., Kvitek, R.G, Iampietro, P.J. and Gardner, J.V., 2006. Under the Golden Gate Bridge-views of the seafloor near the entrance to San Francisco Bay, California. United States Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations Map 2006-2917, 1 map sheet, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2917/

 

Owen, L.A., Finkel, R.C., Ma, H., and Barnard, P.L., 2006. Late Quaternary landscape evolution in the Kunlun Mountains and Qaidam Basin, Northern Tibet: A framework for examining the links between glaciation, lake level changes and alluvial fan formation. Quaternary International, Volume 154, p. 73-86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2006.02.008

 

Barnard, P.L., Eshleman, J.L., Erikson, L.H. and Hanes, D.M., 2007. Coastal processes study at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA: summary of data collection 2004-2006. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1217, 165 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007 /1217/

 

Barnard, P.L. and Hanes, D.M., 2007. Cover Photograph, San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A.. Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 23 (3), pp. ii., http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/1551-5036(2007)23[ii:CPSFBC]2.0.CO;2

 

Barnard, P.L., Hanes, D.M., Lescinski, J. and Elias, E., 2007. Monitoring and modeling nearshore dredge disposal for indirect beach nourishment, Ocean Beach, San Francisco. In: Smith, J.M. (Ed.), Coastal Engineering 2006, Proceedings of the 30th International Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 3-8 September 2006, Volume 4, p. 4192-4204,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812709554_0352

 

Barnard, P.L., Revell, D.L., Eshleman, J.L. and Mustain, N., 2007. Carpinteria Coastal Processes Study, 2005-2007: Final Report. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1412, 130 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1412/

 

Barnard, P.L., Rubin, D.M., Harney, J. and Mustain, N., 2007. Field test comparison of an autocorrelation technique for determining grain size using a digital ‘beachball’ camera versus traditional methods. Sedimentary Geology, Volume 201 (1-2), p. 180-195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2007.05.016

 

Eshleman, J.L., Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H. and Hanes, D.M., 2007. Coupling alongshore variations in wave energy to beach morphologic change using the SWAN wave model at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA. 10th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting, Oahu, Hawaii, November 11-16, 2007, Paper F4, 20 pp., http://www.waveworkshop.org/10th Waves/Papers/Eshlemanetal_Waves2007_final.pdf

 

Erikson, L., Hanes, D.M., Barnard, P.L. and Gibbs, A.E., 2007. Swash zone characteristics at Ocean Beach. In: Smith, J.M. (Ed.), Coastal Engineering 2006, Proceedings of the 30th International Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 3-8 September 2006, Volume 1, p. 909-921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812709554_0078

 

Hanes, D.M. and Barnard, P.L., 2007. Morphological Evolution in the San Francisco Bight. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 50, p. 469-473, http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/ics2007/pdf/ICS090.pdf

 

Mustain, N., Griggs, G. and Barnard, P.L., 2007. A rapid compatibility analysis of potential offshore sand sources for beaches of the Santa Barbara littoral cell. In: Kraus, N.C., Rosati, J.D. (Eds.), Coastal Sediments ’07, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, New Orleans, LA, Volume 3, p. 2501-2514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40926(239)196

 

Storlazzi, C.D., Barnard, P.L., Collins, B.D., Finlayson, D.P., Golden, N.E., Hatcher, G.A., Kayen, R.E. and Ruggiero, P., 2007. High resolution topographic, bathymetric, and oceanographic data for the Pleasure Point area, Santa Cruz County, California: 2005-2007. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1270, 29 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of /2007/1270/

 

Revell, D.L, Barnard, P.L., Mustain, N. and Storlazzi, C.D., 2008. Influence of harbor construction on downcoast morphological evolution, Santa Barbara, California. Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference Proceedings, Oahu, Hawaii, April 13-16, 2008, American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 630-642, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40968(312)57

 

Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H. and Hansen, J.E., 2009. Monitoring and modeling shoreline response due to shoreface nourishment on a high-energy coast. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, p. 29-33, http://e-geo.fcsh.unl.pt/ICS2009/_ docs/ICS2009_Volume_I/29.33_P.L.Barnard_ICS2009.pdf

 

Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., Hansen, J.E. and Elias, E., 2009. The performance of nearshore dredge disposal at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California, 2005-2007. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1347, 93 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1347/

 

Barnard, P.L., O’Reilly, B., van Ormondt, M., Elias, E., Ruggiero, P., Erikson, L.H., Hapke, C., Collins, B.D., Guza, R.T., Adams, P.N. and Thomas, J.T., 2009. The framework of a coastal hazards model: a tool for predicting the impact of severe storms. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1073, 21 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1073/

 

Barnard, P.L., Revell, D.L., Hoover, D., Warrick, J., Brocatus, J., Draut, A.E., Dartnell, P., Elias, E., Mustain, N., Hart, P.E. and Ryan, H.F., 2009. Coastal processes study of Santa Barbara and Ventura County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1029, 926 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1029/

 

Dallas, K. and Barnard, P.L., 2009. Linking human impacts within an estuary to ebb-tidal delta evolution. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, p. 713-716, http://e-geo.fcsh.unl.pt/ICS2009/_docs/ICS2009_Volume_I/713.716_K.L.Dallas_ICS2009.pdf

 

Elias, E., Barnard, P.L. and Brocatus, J., 2009. Littoral transport rates in the Santa Barbara Littoral Cell; a process-based model analysis. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, p. 947-951, http://e-geo.fcsh.unl.pt/ICS2009/_docs/ICS2009_Volume_ II/947.951_E.Elias_ICS2009.pdf

 

Hansen, J.E. and Barnard, P.L., 2009. The observed relationship between wave conditions and beach response: a tool for coastal management. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, p. 1771-1775, http://e-geo.fcsh.unl.pt/ICS2009/_docs/ ICS2009_Volume_II/1771.1775_J.E.Hansen_ICS2009.pdf

 

Barnard, P.L. and Hoover, D., 2010. A seamless, high-resolution, coastal digital elevation model (DEM) for Southern California. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series, DS-487, 8 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/487/

 

Barnard, P.L. and Kvitek, R.G., 2010. Anthropogenic influence on recent bathymetric change in west-central San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, Volume 8 (3), 13 pp., http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6k3524hg

 

Barnard, P.L. and Warrick, J.A., 2010. Dramatic beach and nearshore morphological changes due to extreme flooding at a wave-dominated river mouth. Marine Geology, Volume 273 (1-2), p. 131-148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2010.01.018

 

Hansen, J.E. and Barnard, P.L., 2010. Sub-weekly to interannual variability of a high-energy shoreline. Coastal Engineering, Volume 57 (11-12), p. 959-972, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2010.05.011

 

Barnard, P.L., Allan, J., Hansen, J.E., Kaminsky, G.M., Ruggiero, P. and Doria, A., 2011. The impact of the 2009-10 El Niño Modoki on U.S. West Coast beaches. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 38, L13604, 7 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011GL047707

 

Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H. and Kvitek, R.G., 2011. Small-scale sediment transport patterns and bedform morphodynamics: new insights from high resolution multibeam bathymetry. Geo-Marine Letters, Volume 31 (4), p. 227-236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00367-011-0227-1

 

Barnard, P.L., Hoover, D. and Hansen, J.E., 2011. Nearshore bathymetric evolution on a high-energy beach during the 2009-10 El Niño winter. In: Wang, P., Rosati, J.D. and Roberts, T.M. (Eds.) Coastal Sediments ’11, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, FL, p. 1390-1403, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814355537_0105

 

Dallas, K. and Barnard, P.L., 2011. Anthropogenic influences on shoreline and nearshore evolution in the San Francisco Bay coastal system. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Volume 92 (1), p. 195-204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2010.12.031

 

Hanes, D.M, Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., Shi, F., Elias, E., Hsu, T.J., Hansen, J.E. and Dallas, K., 2011. Recent scientific advances and their implications for sand management near San Francisco: the influence of the ebb tidal delta. In: Wang, P., Rosati, J.D. and Roberts, T.M. (Eds.) Coastal Sediments ’11, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, FL, p. 472-483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814355537_0036

 

Hansen, J.E., Elias, E., List, J.H. and Barnard, P.L., 2011. A numerical model investigation of the formation and persistence of an erosion hot spot. In: Wang, P., Rosati, J.D. and Roberts, T.M. (Eds.) Coastal Sediments ’11, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami, FL, p. 1769-1782, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789814355537_0134

 

Shi, F., Hanes, D.M., Kirby, J.T., Erikson, L., Barnard, P.L. and Eshleman, J., 2011. Pressure gradient-dominated nearshore circulation on a beach influenced by a large inlet-tidal shoal system. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Volume 116, C04020, 18 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JC006788

 

Yates, M.L., Guza, R.T., O’Reilly, W.C., Hansen, J.E. and Barnard, P.L., 2011. Equilibrium shoreline response of a high wave energy beach. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Volume 116, C04014, 13 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JC006681

 

Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., Rubin, D.M., Dartnell, P. and Kvitek, R.G., 2012. Analyzing bedforms mapped using multibeam sonar to determine regional bedload sediment transport patterns in the San Francisco Bay coastal system. Sedimentology, In: Li, M.Z., Sherwood, C.R., and Hill, P.R. (Eds.), Sediments, Morphology and Sedimentary Processes on Continental Shelves: Advances in technologies, research and applications. Special Publication 44 of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), p. 273-294

 

Barnard, P.L., Hubbard, D.M. and Dugan, J.E., 2012. Beach response dynamics of a littoral cell using a 17-year single-point time series of sand thickness. Geomorphology, Volume 139-140, p. 588-598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.12.023

 

Barnard, P.L., Hansen, J.E. and Erikson, L.H., 2012. Synthesis study of an erosion hot spot, Ocean Beach, California. Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 28 (4), p. 903-922. http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00212.1

 

Foxgrover, A.C. and Barnard, P.L., 2012. A seamless, high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) of the North-Central California coast. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series, DS-684, 11 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/684/

 

Warrick, J.A. and Barnard, P.L., 2012. The offshore export of sand during exceptional discharge from California rivers. Geology, Volume 40 (9), p. 787-790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G33115.1

 

Barnard, P.L., Erikson, L.H., Elias, E.P.L. and Dartnell, P., 2012. Sediment transport patterns in the San Francisco Bay Coastal System from cross-validation of bedform asymmetry and modeled residual flux. Marine Geology, Special Issue SF Bay, 24 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2012.10.011

 

Gallien, T.W., Barnard, P.L., van Ormondt, M., Foxgrover, A.C., and Sanders, B.F., 2013. A parcel-scale coastal flood forecasting prototype for a Southern California urbanized embayment. Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 29 (3), p. 642-656, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-12-00114.1

 

Barnard, P.L., Foxgrover, A.C., Elias, E.P.L., Erikson, L.H., Hein, J.R., McGann, M., Mizell, K., Rosenbauer, R.J., Swarzenski, P.W., Takesue, R.K., Wong, F.L. and Woodrow, D.L., 2013. Integration of bed characteristics, geochemical tracers, current measurements, and numerical modeling for assessing provenance of beach sand in the San Francisco Bay Coastal System. Marine Geology, Volume 336, p. 120-145 and Special Issue SF Bay, 26 pp.

 

Barnard, P.L., Schoellhamer, D.H., Jaffe, B.E. and McKee, L.J., 2013. Sediment transport in the San Francisco Bay Coastal System: an overview. Marine Geology, Special Issue SF Bay, 15 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.005

 

Hansen, J.E., Elias, E., List, J.H., Erikson, L.H. and Barnard, P.L., 2013. Tidally influenced alongshore circulation at an inlet-adjacent shoreline. Continental Shelf Research, Volume 56, p. 26-38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.01.017

 

Hein, J.R., Mizell, K., and Barnard, P.L., 2013. Sand sources and transport pathways for the San Francisco Bay coastal system, based on X-ray diffraction mineralogy. Marine Geology, Special Issue SF Bay, 50 pp., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2013.04.003

 

 




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Oceans and Coastlinescoastal zones
Oceans and Coastlinesmarine geology
Oceans and Coastlinesocean processes
Oceans and Coastlinesocean tides
Oceans and Coastlinesocean waves
Oceans and Coastlinessea-floor characteristics
Oceans and Coastlinessea-level change



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Climate Variability & Change

Data Integration & Interoperability

A National Hazard, Risk, and Resilience Assessment Program

Coastal Processes and Hazards

Image of Current Focus for Coastal Processes and Hazards

Patrick currently leads two projects at USGS:

1. Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts: The primary goal of this project is to develop a rigorous, systematic research project to address the physical impacts of climate change and sea level rise to the varied geomorphic settings along the Pacific and Arctic coasts.

2. San Francisco Bay Coastal System (http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/coastal_processes/sfbaycoastalsys/):  The objective is to understand sediment transport processes and anthropogenic influences from the delta to the ocean.



Project Web Sites:

Image of Project Web Sites:

San Francisco Bay Coastal System
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/coastal_processes/sfbaycoastalsys/

Santa Barbara and Ventura Coastal Processes
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/coastal_processes/sbventura/

Southern California Coastal Hazards:
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/coastal_processes/socalhazards/


Contact Information

Patrick Barnard
400 Natural Bridges Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
pbarnard@usgs.gov
831-460-7556
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