Karl F. Nordstrom
My research interests fall into three areas, including (1) developing a climate-change adaptation strategy to allow natural shoreline processes to prevail with rising sea levels by identifying structures that represent human-caused barriers to landform migration and opportunities to remove or mitigating the structures; (2) providing the geomorphological and sedimentological assessments required to determine the feasibility of constructing feeder beaches to restore local longshore sediment budgets on estuarine beaches to overcome bulkhead-related erosion problems and (3) defining the limiting constraints to aeolian transport across beaches on highly developed shores to enable estimations of rates of delivery of sediment to foredunes and determine the need to implement alternative means of dune building (bulldozing, sand fencing, artificial plantings or natural accretion) to allow dunes to achieve shore protection and environmental goals.
A.B., M.S. Ph.D. Rutgers University; military service 1964-1967; Faculty of Rutgers 1975-present. Currently Distinguished Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences.
628:221 – Humans in the Coastal Ocean, Fall every year
628:401 – Science in Shoreline Management, Spring every year