CSDMS lifetime achievement award 2014
Professor Pat Wiberg, recipient of the 2014 CSDMS lifetime achievement award
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
Professor Wiberg is both a pioneer and world leader on the subject of marine, coastal and fluvial sediment transport. She has approached this field from every conceivable methodology and theoretical construct, from in situ field and flume measurements, to ecogeomorphodynamics, geotechnical analysis, boundary layer oceanography, and numerical modeling approaches. These efforts have resulted in a well-cited suite of papers that encapsulate our understanding of how fluids under various forcing conditions (windwaves, geostrophic currents, fluid mud, tidal motion, tsunamis waves) can erode the bed and transport this sediment to less energetic environments.