Jeff Hansen

Dr, BSc PhD Calif., MSc S.Francisco State

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.24, Geology and Geography Building, Crawley campus

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 276 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20092021
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Personal profile

Biography

2012 Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2011 Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
2007 M.Sc. Applied Geoscience, San Francisco State University
2002 B.S. Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Funding overview

Ryan Lowe, Jeff Hansen, 2014, Nearshore dynamics of complex coastlines, UWA Research Collaboration Awards. ($15,000)

Jeff Hansen, Britt Raubenheimer, Steve Elgar, 2013, Beach and surfzone circulation and sediment dynamics, UWA Research Collaboration Awards. ($16,000)

Britt Raubenheimer, Jeff Hansen, Steve Elgar, 2013, Alongshore advective acceleration in the surf zone. United States National Science Foundation ($762,866).

Jeff Hansen, 2008, High-resolution shoreline mapping at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA. California Department of Boating and Waterways ($40,000)

Previous positions

Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Current projects

Alongshore non-linear advection:
NSF funded project to investigate the sources, prevalence, and impact of non-linear advection on alongshore surf zone forcing and flows using field observations collected in Duck, North Carolina and numerical modelling.

Coastal morphodynamics onshore of fringing reefs:
Many of the ubiquitous fringing and shore attached reefs in Western Australia feature a seaward protruding shorelines in their lee, similar to that often found onshore of a detached breakwater. We are currently investigating the mechanism that result in these accreted shorelines, which occur at scales ranging from tens of meters to more than a kilometer, as well as their temporal variability.

Teaching overview

Unit coordinator for
EART3337 Coastal Environments
ENVT4403 Coastal and Estuarine Processes

Research

The core of my research focuses on understanding physical processes in coastal environments and linking these to evolution of the coast over a range of time scales. Specific topics of interest include:
Wave driven surf zone currents on beaches and reefs
Inlet dynamics and interaction with adjacent coast.
Mechanisms of sediment transport in near coastal waters.
Beach and coastal response to storms and sea level rise.
Development of new in situ and remote sensing techniques to measure waves, water levels, and currents in the surf zone.
Development of topographic and nearshore bathymetric mapping systems.

Keywords

  • Nearshore waves and currents
  • Coastal sediment transport
  • Coastal evolution and storm response
  • Inlet dynamics

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 276 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 7 Conference paper

Improving predictions of the coastal impacts of wave farms using a phase-resolving wave model

Rijnsdorp, D. P., Hansen, J. & Lowe, R. 2018 Proceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

farm
wave energy
prediction
potential flow
induced response

Shoreline variability at a low-energy beach: Contributions of storms, megacusps and sea-breeze cycles

Segura, L. E., Hansen, J. E., Lowe, R. J., Symonds, G. & Contardo, S. 1 Jun 2018 In : Marine Geology. 400, p. 94-106 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sea breeze
Beaches
shoreline
beach
energy

A phase-resolving wave model to simulate the interactions between waves and wave energy converters

Rijnsdorp, D. P., Hansen, J. & Lowe, R. 2017 Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature. Baldock, T. (ed.). Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, p. 933-937

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Scattering
Potential flow
Takeoff
Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
Surface waves

Application of XBeach to model erosion of a beach fronted by seagrass

van Rooijen, A., Hansen, J., Ureña, A. S. & da Silva Costa, L. 2017 Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature . Baldock, T. (ed.). Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, p. 1098-1103

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

beach erosion
seagrass
beach
erosion
coastal morphology

Is Climate Change Shifting the Poleward Limit of Mangroves?

Hickey, S. M., Phinn, S. R., Callow, N. J., van Niel, K. P., Hansen, J. E. & Duarte, C. M. 1 Sep 2017 In : ESTUARIES AND COASTS. 40, 5, p. 1215-1226 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Climate Change
Climate change
mangrove
climate change
Ecosystems