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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., Ogston, A.S., Nittrouer, C.A., 2019: Formation and removal of a coastal flood deposit. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 124.

Eidam, E.F., Nittrouer, C.A., Ogston, A.S., DeMaster, D.J., Liu, J.P., Nguyen, T.T., Nguyen, T.N., 2017: Dynamic controls on shallow clinoform geometry: Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Continental Shelf Research, 147(165–181).

DeMaster, D.J., Liu, J.P., Eidam. E.F., Nittrouer, C.A., Nguyen, T.T., 2017: Determining rates of sediment accumulation on the Mekong Shelf: Timescales, steady-state assumptions, and radiochemical tracers. Continental Shelf Research, 147(182–196).

Nittrouer, C.A., DeMaster, D.J., Eidam, E.F., Nguyen, T.T., Liu, J.P., Ogston, A.S., Phung, P.V., 2017: The Mekong continental shelf: The primary sink for deltaic sediment particles and their passengers. Oceanography 30(3), 60–70.

Liu, J.P., DeMaster, D.J., Nittrouer, C.A., Eidam, E.F., Nguyen, T.T., 2017: A seismic study of the Mekong Subaqueous Delta: Proximal versus distal accumulation. Continental Shelf Research, 147(197–212).

Thanh, V.Q., Reyns, J., Wackerman, C., Eidam, E.F., Roelvink, J.A., 2017: Modelling suspended sediment dynamics on the delta of the Mekong River. Continental Shelf Research, 147(213-230).

Eidam, E.F., Ogston, A.S., Nittrouer, C.A., Warrick, J.A., 2016: Tidally dominated sediment dispersal offshore of a small mountainous river: Elwha River, Washington State. Continental Shelf Research, 116, 136–148.

Gelfenbaum, G., Stevens, A.W., Miller, I., Warrick, J.A., Ogston, A.S., Eidam, E., 2015: Largescale dam removal on the Elwha River, Washington, USA: Coastal Geomorphic Change. Geomorphology, 246, 649–668.

Submitted Eidam, E.F., Ogston, A.S., Stevens, A.W., Warrick, J.A., Nittrouer, C.A. Particle clearance from a small mountainous river plume during flood and non-flood conditions. Estaurine, Coastal, and Shelf Science.

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