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Appendix A Summary of Committee Expertise ROBERT G. DEAN, chairman, Is a coastal engineer specializ- ing In tidal entrances, sand transport, and coastal nearshore pro- cesses. He has been department chairman, Department of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, University of Florida; professor of civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Delaware; and senior research en- gineer, California Research Corporation. He is now professor of coastal and oceanographic engineering at the University of Florida and director of the Division of Beaches and Shores for the state of Florida. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California and Texas A&M University, and a Sc.D. in hydro- dynam~cs from MIT. Dr. Dean served as chairman of the Marine Board Committee on Wave-Measurement Technologies; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a former member of the Marine Board. ROBERT A. DAI,RYMPI`E is professor of civil engineering at the University of Delaware in the College of Engineering and Coldege of Marine Studies, where he has been for 13 years. He holds a B.S. degree in engineering sciences from Dartmouth Col- lege, M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. degree in civil and coastal engineering from the University of Florida. His research interests are in littoral 137
138 RESPONDING TO CHANGES IN SEA LEVEL processes and inlets, wave mechanics, and numerical modeling of nearshore processes. His consulting engineering has been in shoreline setback limits for development, beach nourishment, and wave-propagation modeling. RHODES W. FAIRBRIDGE ~ professor emeritus of geol- ogy at Columbia University and adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has conducted and published research for many years ~ eustatic sea level change. His research interests also include the role of gravitational processes in tectonic change and sedunentation, paleoclimatology, and world geotectonics. Dr. Fairbridge has participated in several studies of the National Research Council. He has served as president of the Shorelines Commission and of the Neotectonic Comrn~ssion of the International Union for Quarternary Research. His field expe- rience and expeditions have taken him to most countries having coastlines. Editorial work includes the Encyclopedia of Oceanogra- phy and eight others, some 90 volumes of Benchmark collections, and assistance in founding the Journal of Coastal Research. He has been awarded the Alexander van Humbolt Prize and an honorary degree by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. STEPHEN P. LEATHERMAN is professor of geomorphology in the Department of Geography and director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research, University of Maryland. His principal re- search interests are in quantitative coastal geomorphology, coastal geology and hydraulics, and coastal resource management. His B.S. degree in geoscience is from North Carolina State University, and his Ph.D. in environmental sciences is from the University of Virginia. He has served as a consulting coastal geomorpholo gist on several national committees assessing the status and prospects for barrier beaches, and has published research in geomorphic responses of landforms to rising relative sea levels, migration of barrier islands, and mainland influences on coastal transgressions. DAG NUMMEDAL is professor of geology at Louisiana State University. His research has concentrated on shallow marine sed- imentation, particularly tidal inlet stability and tidal delta sed- imentation, barrier island evolution, and shoreline change. His current research is focusing on sedimentation in modern and an- cient continental shelves. He has served as consulting geologist to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and is a cur- rent member of the Coastal Engineering Board of the U.S. Army
APPEND~f A 139 Corps of Engineers. Nu~nedal holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oslo, Norway. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of Illinois. MORROUGH P. O'BRIEN has been engaged throughout his Tong career In research, teaching, and practice in fluid mechanics and coastal engineering. He retired in 1959 as dean of eng~neer- ing, University of California at Berkeley. In 1929, he inaugurated the first program of research on coastal engineering in the United States, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers. He served as a member of the Beach Erosion Board (now the Coastal Engineering Research Board) for more than 40 years. He has been a member of the Army Scientific Advisory Panel, the De- fense Science Board, and the National Science Board. Since 1949, he has served as a consultant to the management of Aerospace and Defense Groups, General Electric Company. He continues his work in coasts engineering as ~ adjunct professor at the University of Florida. His B.S. degree in civil engineering was granted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925; he has received honorary degrees of D.Sc. (Northwestern), D. Eng. (Purdue), and LL.D. (University of California, Berkeley). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. ORRIN H. PILKEY has been professor of marine geology at Duke University for almost 20 years. His research publications are concentrated in marine sedimentation, rising sea levels and shoreline sediments (particularly barrier islands), and the sedi- mentology of the continental shelves. Dr. Pilkey's B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees In geology are from Washington State University, Montana State University, and Florida State University, respec- tively. He has served on National Research Council committees, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (1970 1983), and as president of the Society of Economic Paleantologists and Mineralogists (1985-1986~. WILTON STURGES IIT is professor of oceanography at Flori- da State University. He has been a member of the Ocean Sciences Board and several committees of the National Research Council. His research interests are in sea-surface topography, particularly sea-surface slop es, thermal expansion, and ocean mixing and cir- culation. His B.S. degree in physics is from Auburn University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography are from the Johns Hopkins University.
140 RESPONDING TO CHANGES IN SEA LEVEL ROBERT L. WlEGEL is professor of civil engineering at the University of Califomia at Berkeley, where he has been employed since June 1946. His professional activities concentrate on coastal and ocean engineering, with particular attention to the response of ocean and coastal structures to environmental forces and to the de- velopment of environmental design criteria. He was founding pres- ident of the United Nations Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (advisory to UNESCO), and served for 6 years as a member of the Marine Board, as weD as a member ~d chairman of several Marme Board studies. Professor Wiege! (whose degrees in mechanical engineering are from the University of California, Berkeley) is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.