Emily Eidam

Emily Eidam

Assistant Professor

(919) 843-5045
(919) 962-1254
3117C Murray Hall CB #3300, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300

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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

Research Interests

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. doi.org/10.1029/2019JF005359

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. doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00732-1

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. doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084499

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. doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014360

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.