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Moriarty, Julia M. Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Transport of sediment and associated nutrients in the coastal ocean impacts society by affecting carbon and nutrient cycling; geomorphic change and coastal flooding; and our interpretation of the geologic record. Yet, movement of material can be difficult to predict because of the many processes that affect it, causing it to vary in time and space. My research focuses on developing and using numerical models to increase our understanding of, and ability to quantify, sediment and nutrient transport. I work in a variety of coastal environments, including estuaries and continental shelves. Research questions focus on understanding temporal and spatial variability, as well as the extent to which different processes affect sediment and nutrient transport in the coastal ocean.

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  • transport of sediment and nutrients, coastal oceanography, numerical modeling

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ATOC 4500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Acquaints students at the upper division level with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours within the degree as long as the topic is different. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester. Recommended prerequisites and corequisites: will vary depending on topic. Recommended restriction: students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
  • ATOC 4850 - Numerical Methods Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Teach students how to convert physical descriptions of the earth system into numerical models. Students will learn how to make assumptions to simplify complex systems, how to discretize and code mathematical equations so they can be solved on a computer, and how to assess if the results are reasonable. The course content is primarily conveyed through hands-on code development in python. A final project integrates skills acquired throughout the course. Same as ATOC 5850. Recommended prerequisites: ATOC 4815 or ATOC 5815, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and a basic knowledge of/interest in atmospheric, oceanic, climatic, or cryospheric physics.
  • ATOC 5051 - Introduction to Physical Oceanography
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Provides fundamental knowledge of observations,, theory, dynamics and modeling in physical oceanography. Promotes critical thinking and the development of skills for data analysis and interpretation. Recommended prerequisites: one year of calculus-based physics and math up through differential equations. ATOC graduate core course.
  • ATOC 5850 - Numerical Methods Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Teach students how to convert physical descriptions of the earth system into numerical models. Students will learn how to make assumptions to simplify complex systems, how to discretize and code mathematical equations so they can be solved on a computer, and how to assess if the results are reasonable. The course content is primarily conveyed through hands-on code development in python. A final project integrates skills acquired throughout the course. Same as ATOC 4850. Recommended prerequisites: ATOC 4815 or ATOC 5815, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and a basic knowledge of/interest in atmospheric, oceanic, climatic, or cryospheric physics.
  • ATOC 7500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Acquaints students with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester. Formerly ATOC 7500.

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