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Robert D. Hetland

Texas A&M University

Department of Oceanography

3146 TAMU
Eller O&M Building
College Station, TX  77843  

hetland@tamu.edu

Project List:

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4

2017

Thyng, K. M., & Hetland, R. D. (2017). Texas and Louisiana coastal vulnerability and shelf connectivity. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 116(1-2), 226–233.

2016

Passow, U., & Hetland, R. (2016). What Happened to All of the Oil? Oceano, 29(3), 88–95.
Rayson, M. D., Gross, E. S., Hetland, R. D., & Fringer, O. B. (2016). Time scales in Galveston Bay: An unsteady estuary. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(4), 2268–2285.

2014

Chapman, P., Socolofsky, S., & Hetland, R. (2014). From Blowout To Beach: An Integrated Modeling Approach. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 919–932.

Conference Presentations - 21

2015

Hetland, R., & Thyng, K. (2015). Dispersion caused by baroclinic instability on a continental shelf. In Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling. Biddeford, ME : 06/07/15-06/12/15: Poster.
Hetland, R., & Thyng, K. (2015). The effect of wind, baroclinic instabilities, and shelf circulation on the cross-shore transport of surface materials. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Mitchell, I., North, E. W., He, R., Hetland, R. D., Chang, P., & Montuoro, R. (2015). The influence of grid resolution and wind specification on the prediction of transport of oil at the surface. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Rayson, M., Gross, E., Hetland, R., & Fringer, O. (2015). Challenges in three-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling of the shallow bays and estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico coast. In 2015 SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences. Stanford, CA : 06/29/15-07/02/15.
Rayson, M., Gross, E., Hetland, R., & Fringer, O. (2015). Characterizing and modeling salinity variability in an estuary with transient river forcing. In Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling. Biddeford, ME : 06/07/15-06/12/15: Poster.
Rayson, M., Gross, E., Hetland, R., & Fringer, O. (2015). Physical processes controlling tracer exchange at the mouth of a Gulf coast estuary. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Rayson, M., Gross, E., Hetland, R., & Fringer, O. (2015). Time scales in an unsteady estuary. In Gordon Research Conference on Coastal Ocean Modeling. Biddeford, ME : 06/07/15-06/12/15.
Thyng, K., & Hetland, R. (2015). Texas and Louisiana coastline sensitivity and oil dispersion. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Chapman, P., Socolofsky, S., & Hetland, R. (2014). From Blowout to Beach: An Integrated Modeling Approach. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Hetland, R. (2014). A submesoscale eddy field along the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River plume front. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Hetland, R. (2014). Baroclinic instability of a buoyant coastal current. In European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014. Vienna, Austria : 4/27/145/2/14.
Mitchell, I., North, E., He, R., Hetland, R., Chang, P., & Montuoro, R. (2014). The Influence of Grid Resolution and Wind Specification on the Prediction of Transport of Oil at the Surface. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Rayson, M., Gross, E., Hetland, R., & Fringer, O. (2014). Application of a nested, unstructured mesh hydrodynamic model to a bay in the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Rayson, M., Gross, E., Hetland, R., & Fringer, O. (2014). Using tracer age as a diagnostic for understanding the relationship between boundary forcing and estuarine circulation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Thyng, K., Hetland, R., &. (2014). Texas-Louisiana Cross Shelf Transportation due to Submesoscale Eddies. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Thyng, K. M., & Hetland, R. D. (2014). Cross-shelf transport and dispersion due to baroclinic instabilities. In Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas (PECS) Conference. Porto de Galinhas, Brazil : 10/19/2014 - 10/23/14.
Thyng, K. M., & Hetland, R. D. (2014). Cross-Shelf transport and dispersions due to barocline instabilities. In European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014. Vienna, Austria : 4/27/145/2/14.
Thyng, K. M., & Hetland, R. D. (2014). Texas-Louisiana shelf connectivity and time variability using particle tracking. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Hetland, R. (2013). Shelf circulation and oil spill trajectory prediction in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In International Symposium on Deep-water Oil Spills. Qingdao, China, October 28 - 29, 2013.
Hetland, R., & Thyng, K. (2013). Effect of inter annual and seasonal variability on oil fate along the Texas coastline. In Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference. San Diego, CA, November 4, 2013.
Hetland, R., Zhang, X., & Marta-Almeida, M. (2013). Freshwater Pathways in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Plume System. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.