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Emily Eidam


Emily Eidam Assistant Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Marine SciencesAssistant Professor
Phone: (919) 843-5045
Fax: (919) 962-1254

Office: 3117C Murray Hall CB #3300, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300



2017          PhD, Oceanography, University of Washington
Dissertation: Processes and records of coastal sediment dispersal in contrasting deltaic systems
2013          MS, Oceanography, University of Washington
2010          BS, Geological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, magna cum laude
2008          BS, Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, magna cum laude

Areas of Interest

Evolution of large and small river delta systems; erosion and deposition along rapidly changing shorelines; methodologies for determining thresholds of sediment transport; particle clearance from surface plumes; radiochemical signatures of event deposits.

Selected Publications

Eidam, E.F., Sutherland, D.A., Duncan, D., Kienholz, C., Amundson, J.M., Motyka, R.J. 2020. Morainal bank evolution and controls on terminus dynamics during a tidewater glacier stillstand. JGR-Earth Surface.

Eidam, E.F., Sutherland, D.A., Ralston, D.K., Dye, B., Conroy, T., Schmitt, J., Ruggiero, P., Wood, J. 2020. Impacts of 150 years of shoreline and bathymetric change in the Coos Estuary, Oregon, USA. Estuaries and Coasts.

Eidam, E.F., Nittrouer, C.A., Lundesgaard, Ø., Homolka, K., Smith, C. 2019. Variability of sediment accumulation rates in an Antarctic fjord. Geophysical Research Letters, 46.

Sutherland, D.A., Jackson, R.H., Kienholz, C., Amundson, J.M., Dryer, W.P., Duncan, D., Eidam, E.F., Motyka, R.J. and Nash, J.D. 2019. Direct observations of submarine melt and subsurface geometry at a tidewater glacier. Science, 365(6451), 369–374.

Lundesgaard, Ø., Winsor, P., Truffer, M., Merrifield, M., Powell, B., Statscewich, H., Eidam, E., Smith, C.R. 2019. Hydrography and energetics of a cold subpolar fjord: Andvord Bay, western Antarctic Peninsula. Progress in Oceanography, 181, 102224.

Eidam, E.F., Ogston, A.S., Nittrouer, C.A. 2019. Formation and removal of a coastal flood deposit. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(2), 1045–1062.

Glover, H.E., Ogston, A.S., Miller, I.M., Eidam, E.F., Rubin, S.P. and Berry, H.D. 2019. Impacts of Suspended Sediment on Nearshore Benthic Light Availability Following Dam Removal in a Small Mountainous River: In Situ Observations and Statistical Modeling. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-17.

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