Andrew Cooper

I am a geologist with research interests in coastal geomorphology and morphological behaviour at timescales ranging from seasons to millennia.  I also apply that understanding to the pracicalities of coastal management, especially in the area of climate change adaptation.

I use field mapping, coring, seismic stratigraphy, ground-penetrating radar and historical records (maps and air photos) to assess the record of coastal change and am interested in the role of secular changes in climate and sea level, as well as episodic changes (storms and tsunami) as drivers of change.  I have a particular interest in the role of geological parameters as constraints on coastal behaviour.

Geological Influences On Barrier/Lagoon Behavior At Decade To Century Timescales

Barrier/lagoon systems occur on about 10% of the world’s coast and they constitute around 90% of the US east coast. They are attractive sites for development and many barriers host or offer protection to major urban centers. Consequently, at a […]