OCCRI Researchers

Title: Associate Professor
Name: Merrick C Haller
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Civil Engineering

B.S., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (Geophysics), Purdue University, 1993
M.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1996
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1999

Research Theme: Coastal storm impacts, remote sensing (microwave radar & optical) of breaking waves; wave modeling and shoreline response; environmental effects of wave energy devices

Research Fields:

Energy Policy and Technology
Impacts Ecosystems and Populations
Impacts Physical

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

Catalán, P.A., M.C. Haller, R.A. Holman, and W.J. Plant, Optical and microwave detection of wave breaking in the surf zone, submitted to IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., June 2010.

Haller, M. C., and P. A. Catalán, Remote sensing of wave roller lengths in the laboratory, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C07022, doi:10.1029/2008JC005185, 2009.

van Dongeren, A., N. Plant, A. Cohen, D. Roelvink, M.C. Haller, and P. Catalán, Beach Wizard: Nearshore bathymetry estimation through assimilation of model computations and remote observations, Coastal Engineering, 55, 1016—1027, 2008.

Haller, M.C. and H.T. Özkan-Haller, Waves on unsteady currents, Physics of Fluids, 19, 126601, 2007.

Haller, M.C. and R.A. Dalrymple, Rip current instabilities, J. Fluid Mech., 433, 161-192, 2001.