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Brad received all his degrees from the University of Minnesota –a BA (Journalism) and a BIS (Science) in 1986, a Masters (Physics) in 1990, and a PhD (Geology) in 1995—and was a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1998. He is currently Professor of Geomorphology and Coastal Processes at Duke University. Brad studies landscape evolution and pattern formation in a variety of environments, but concentrates these days on the morphodynamics of shallow sea beds, tidal marshes, and sandy and rocky coastlines. Brad uses relatively simple numerical models to explore hypotheses, usually motivated by field observations, about how landscapes in these environments come to be and how they might respond as the climate forcing shifts. Increasingly, this research involves two-way couplings between physical and biological (including human) processes.
Brad received all his degrees from the University of Minnesota –a BA (Journalism) and a BIS (Science) in 1986, a Masters (Physics) in 1990, and a PhD (Geology) in 1995—and was a postdoc at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1998. He is currently Professor of Geomorphology and Coastal Processes at Duke University. Brad studies landscape evolution and pattern formation in a variety of environments, but concentrates these days on the morphodynamics of shallow sea beds, tidal marshes, and sandy and rocky coastlines. Brad uses relatively simple numerical models to explore hypotheses, usually motivated by field observations, about how landscapes in these environments come to be and how they might respond as the climate forcing shifts. Increasingly, this research involves two-way couplings between physical and biological (including human) processes.
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===Patricia Wiberg===
===Courtney K. Harris===
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Patricia Wiberg<br>Department of Environmental Sciences<br>University of Virginia<br>220 Clark Hall<br>CPO Box 400123<br>Charlottesville, VA 22904-4123<br>Email: [mailto:pw3c@virginia.edu pw3c@virginia.edu]<br>Tel: +1 434-924-7546<br>Fax: +1 434-982-2137
Courtney Harris<br>Department of Physical Sciences<br>Virginia Institute of Marine Science , VIMS<br>College of William & Mary<br>PO Box 1346<br>Gloucester Point, VA 23062<br>Email: [mailto:ckharris@vims.edu ckharris@vims.edu]<br>Tel: +1 804-684-7194<br>Fax: +1 804-684-7250
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Patricia received her B.A. from Brown University (Mathematics) and her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle (Oceanography). She is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia in Charlottesville working within the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS). Her research interests include sediment transport dynamics, continental shelf boundary layer flow and sediment transport, sediment dynamics on tidal salt marshes and in lagoons, hydrodynamic interpretation of sedimentary deposits, post-depositional alteration and preservation of sedimentary strata, transport of sediment-associated contaminants, and evolution of continental margin morphology.  
Courtney received her PhD from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, VA, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Sciences, School of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, VIMS. Her research has been directed at improving the ability to quantify and predict sediment transport on continental shelves over a variety of temporal and spatial scales. Her interdisciplinary projects have considered the interactions between shelf sediment transport and small scale stratigraphy, sediment budgets, geochemistry, coastal oceanography, and climatology with a research focus on numerically modeling suspended sediment transport on shelves.  Her current projects continue this active collaboration with oceanographers and geologists who are working to develop a community sediment transport model by developing and testing numerical models that account for sediment transport and oceanographic circulation. Research interests include sediment transport dynamics, continental shelf boundary layer flow and sediment transport, sediment dynamics on tidal salt marshes and in lagoons, hydrodynamic interpretation of sedimentary deposits, post-depositional alteration and preservation of sedimentary strata, transport of sediment-associated contaminants, and evolution of continental margin morphology.  
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Revision as of 16:59, 26 September 2012

CSDMS Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the primary decision-making body of the CSDMS, and meets twice a year to approve the annual science plan, the semi-annual reports, the management plan, budget, partner membership, and other day-to-day issues that arise in the running of the CSDMS. The Executive Committee also develops the By-Laws and Operational Procedures, to be approved by the Steering Committee. The Executive Committee develops and implements the 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Executive Committee further:

  1. Reviews proposals from Working Groups for development that are within the priorities of the Annual Science Plan and CSDMS mission;
  2. Ensures that CSDMS develops and maintains the capability to support collaborative proposals;
  3. Reviews the ongoing CSDMS business operations through regular meetings, teleconferences, AccessGrid sessions, electronic mail, etc.
  4. Ensures scientific progress in multiple areas of landscape-basin evolution (LBE) by providing the computational infrastructure needed for improved modeling;
  5. Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
  6. Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.


CSDMS Steering Committee

The CSDMS Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of 12 members: 10 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 2 selected by Partner Membership. The cognizant NSF program officer or his/her designate, and the Executive Director or his/her designate, serve as ex officio members of the SC. During SC meetings, there may be occasions when these ex officio members would exclude themselves from discussions.

The Steering Committee meets once a year to assess the competing objectives and needs of the CSDMS; will comment on the progress of CSDMS in terms of science (including the development of working groups and partner memberships), management, outreach, and education; and will comment on and advise on revisions to the 5-year strategic plan. The Steering Committee will provide a report to the Executive Director at the close of its meeting, to which s/he will respond within two weeks.