Department of Geology

Coastal Research Lab

Vitae

 

Dr. Ping Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone:  813-974-9170

Fax:      813-974-2654
Email:   pwang@cas.usf.edu

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. in Geology, University of South Florida, 1995.
Dissertation: Nearshore Sediment Transport--Field Measurement and Prediction.
Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1992.
M.S. in Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1991.
Thesis: Barrier Island Depositional Systems in Northeastern Shandong Peninsula, China.
B.S. in Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1988. 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: 

Society For Sedimentary Geology (SEPM).
The Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF).
American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).
American Association of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG).
American Geophysical Union (AGU). 

ASSOCIATE EDITOR:

ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering

Journal of Coastal Research. 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND SERVICES: 

Steering Committee and Section Chair: International conference on Coastal Sediment'07: New Orleans, Louisiana

Organizing Committee and Section Chair: International conference on Coastal Sediment'03: Clearwater, Florida
Section Chair:  International Coastal Symposium, Brazil, 2004.

Section Organizer and Chair: Southeastern GSA conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, 2005
Reviewer of numerous journals on coastal research and sedimentary geology
Proposal Reviewer for numerous funding agencies including NSF, Sea Grant, etc. 



AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST: 


Coastal geology.
Coastal sedimentary processes.
Nearshore sediment transport.
Nearshore wave and current dynamics.
Coastal morphodynamics.
Coastal engineering and management.
Aeolian sand transport. 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCES: 

08/01-present   Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of South Florida.
01/98-08/01     Assistant Professor of Research, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University.
01/97-01/98     Research Associate, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University.
01/97-01/98     Instructor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University.
10/95-12/96     Research Associate, Coastal Research Laboratory, University of South Florida.
03/96-06/96     Visiting Research Scientist, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, Texas A&M University &endash; Corpus Christi.
06/92-10/95     Research Assistant, Coastal Research Laboratory, University of South Florida. 

PUBLICATIONS: 

Peer-Reviewed Journals and Book Chapters

Li, C., Chen, G., Yao, M., and Wang, P., 1991.  The influences of suspended load on the sedimentation in the coastal zones and continental shelves of China.  Marine Geology, 96: 341-352.


Li, C. and Wang, P., 1991.  Stratigraphy of the Late Quaternary barrier-lagoon depositional systems along the coast of China.  Sedimentary Geology, 72: 189-200.

Wang, P. and Li, C., 1992.  Roundness parameters in barrier-lagoon systems in northeastern Shandong Peninsula, China: limitations to environmental discrimination.  Sedimentary Geology, 77: 143-152.

Li, C. and Wang, P., 1994.  Stratigraphic models of barrier-lagoon systems in the coastal zones of China. In Zhou Di et al. (eds.), Oceanology of China Seas, Kluwer Academic Publishers, the Netherlands, v. 2: 457-464.

Wang, P., Kraus, N.C., and Davis, R.A., Jr., 1998.  Total rate of longshore sediment transport in the surf zone: field measurements and empirical predictions.  Journal of Coastal Research, 14(1): 269-283.

Wang, P., Davis, R.A., Jr., and Kraus, N.C., 1998.  Cross-shore distribution of sediment textures under breaking waves.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, 68: 497-506.

Wang, P., 1998.  Longshore sediment flux in the water column and across the surf zone.  Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 124: 108-117.

Wang, P. and Davis, R.A., Jr., 1998.  A beach profile model for a barred coast &endash; case study from Sand Key, west-central Florida. Journal of Coastal Research, 14(3): 981-991.

Wang, P., Stone, G.W., and Pepper, D.A., 1998.  A preliminary assessment of hydrodynamic responses to detached, segmented breakwaters, south-central Louisiana.  Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 26: 201-207.

Wang, P. and Kraus, N.C., 1998. Horizontal water trap for measurement of aeolian sand transport. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 24: 65-70.

Pepper, D.A., Stone, G.W., and Wang, P., 1998.  A preliminary assessment of wave, current, and sediment interactions on the Louisiana shoreface adjacent to the Isles Dernieres.  Recent Research in Coastal Louisiana, 35-45.

Wang, P. and Kraus, N.C., 1999.  Longshore sediment transport rate measured by short-term impoundment. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE, 125: 118-126.

Wang, P. and Davis, R.A., 1999.  Depth of closure and the equilibrium beach profile &endash; A case study from Sand Key, West-Central Florida.  Shore and Beach, 67: 33-42.

Stone, G.W., Wang, P., Pepper, D.A., Grymes, J.M., Roberts, H.H., Zhang, X., Hsu, S.A., and Huh, O.K., 1999.  Studying the importance of hurricanes to the Northern Gulf of Mexico coast.  EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 80: 301, 305.

Li, C., Wang P., Fan, D., and Zhang, J., 1999.  Late Quaternary stratigraphical framework and potential environmental problems in the Changjiang Delta Region.  Acta Geographical Sinica, 54 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Li, C., Wang P., Fan, D., and Li, T., 1999.  Sedimentation rate and sedimentary break in tidal deposits.  Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology, 19 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Li, C., Wang P., Fan, D., and Li, T., 1999.  Tidal flat sedimentation and hiatus in the Shanghai area, China.  Quaternary Sciences, 43 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Davis, R.A., Wang, P., and Silverman, B.R., 2000.  Comparison of the performance of three adjacent and differently constructed beach nourishment projects on the Gulf peninsula of Florida.  Journal of Coastal Research, 16: 396-408.

Li, C., Wang, P. (corresponding author), Fan D., Dang, B., and Li, T., 2000.  Open coast intertidal deposits and the preservation potential of individual lamina: a case study from east-central China.  Sedimentology, 47: 1039-1051.

Li, C., Wang, P., Fan, D., and Deng, B., 2000. Bruun rule and its application to the coastal zone of China. Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology, 20(1): 87-92 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Li, C., Wang, P. (corresponding author), Sun, H., Zhang, J., Fan, D., Deng, B., 2002.  Late Quaternary stratigraphic framework and evolution, Yangtze Delta, China.  Sedimentary Geology, 152, 133-158.

Wang, P., Smith, E.R., and Ebersole, B.A., 2002.  Large-Scale Laboratory Measurements of Longshore Sediment Transport Under Spilling and Plunging Breakers.  Journal of Coastal Research, 18, 118-135.

Fan, D, Li, C., Archer, A. W., and, Wang, P., 2002.  Temporal distribution of diastems in deposits of an open-coast tidal-flat with high suspended sediment concentrations.  Sedimentary Geology, 152, 173-181.

Wang, P., Ebersole, B.A., Smith, E.R., and Johnson, B.D., 2002.  Temporal and spatial variations of surf-zone currents and suspended-sediment concentration.  Coastal Engineering, 46, 175-211.

Wang, P., Ebersole, B.A., and Smith, E.R., 2003.  Beach profile evolution under plunging and spilling breakers.  Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, ASCE,  129(1), 41-46.

Wang, P. and Kraus, N.C., 2004.  Laboratory investigation of groin notching.  Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 33, 342-367.

Li, C., Wang, P. (corresponding author), and Fan, D, 2004.  Open coast tidal flat deposits.  In M. Schwartz, ed., Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, pp. 1206-1209.

Wang, P. and G.W. Stone, 2004.  Nearshore wave measurement.  In M. Schwartz, ed., Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, pp. 869-874.

Wang, P., 2004.  Nearshore sediment transport measurement.  In M. Schwartz, ed., Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, pp. 866-869.

Wang, P. and Kraus, N.C., 2005.  Beach profile equilibrium and patterns of wave decay and energy dissipation across the surf zone elucidated in a large-scale laboratory experiment.  Journal of Coastal Research, v.21, 522-534.

Wang, P., 2004.  Measuring longshore sediment transport in a large-scale 3-dimensional laboratory facility.  Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 39, in press.

Tidwell, D.K., and Wang, P., 2004.  Processes and patterns of sedimentation at Blind Pass, Florida.  Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 39, in press.

Fan, D, Li, C., and Wang, P., 2004.  Influences of storm erosion/deposition on rhythmites of the late-Ordovician upper Wenchang formation around Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, 74, 527-536.

Stone, G.W., Baozhu, Liu, Pepper, D.A., Wang, P., 2004.  The importance of extratropical and tropical cyclones on the short-term evolution of barrier islands along the northern Gulf of Mexico, USA.  Marine Geology, 210, 63-78.

Fan, D, Li, C., Wang, D., Wang, P., Archer, A.W., and Greb, S.F., 2004.  Morphology and sedimentation on open-coast intertidal flats of the Changjian Delta, China.  Journal of Coastal Research, SI 43, 23-35.

Wang, P., Kirby, J.H., Haber, J.D., Horwitz, M.H., Knorr, P.O., and Krock, J.R., in press.  Morphological and sedimentological impacts of Hurricane Ivan and immediate post-storm beach recovery along the northwestern Florida barrier-island coasts, Journal of Coastal Research. 

Li, C., Wang, P. (corresponding author), Fan, D., Yang, S., 2006.  Characteristics and formation of Late Quaternary incised-valley-fill sequences in sediment-rich deltas and estuaries: case studies from China.  SEPM Special Publication No. 85, in press.

Fan, D, Guo, Y., Wang, P., and Shi, Z., 2006.  Cross-shore variations in morphodynamic processes of an open-coast mudflat in the Changjiang Delta, China: with an emphasis on storm impacts.  Continental Shelf Research, 26, 517-538.

Elko, N.A. and Wang,P., (in press).  Immediate profile and planform evolution of a beach nourishment project with hurricane influences.  Coastal Engineering.

40)  Wang, P. and Horwitz, M.H., (in press).  Erosional and Depositional Characteristics of Regional Overwash Deposits Caused by Multiple Hurricanes.  Sedimentology.



Edited Conference Proceedings

Wang, P. and Davis, R.A. Jr., 1994.  Field measurement of longshore sediment transport in the surf zone: Preliminary results.  Proceedings of 1994 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Tallahassee, 413-428.

Wang, P. and Davis, R.A. Jr., 1994.  Field measurement of longshore sediment transport rate in the surf zone (abs.).  EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 75(44): 338.

Wang, P. and Davis, R.A., Jr., 1995.  Longshore sediment transport in the surf zone: field measurements and empirical predictions (abs.).  First SEPM Conference on Sedimentary Geology, 125.

Davis R.A., Jr., and Wang, P., 1997.  Hurricane Opal induced changes on natural and nourished beaches, west-central Florida. Proceedings of 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ASCE, New York, 2982-2993.

Wang, P. and Davis, R.A., Jr., 1997.  A beach profile model for barred coast: with a case study from Sand Key, west-central Florida.  Proceedings of 1996 National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology, Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Tallahassee, 320-335.

Li, C., Wang, P., Sun, H., Chen, J., 1998. Late Quaternary stratigraphic framework and evolution, Yangtze Delta, China (abs.).  World Delta Symposium. 43.

Stone, G.W., Zhang, X., and Wang P., 1998.  A net longshore sediment transport model for the Louisiana coast: Mississippi Bight to the western flank of the ancient Lafourche delta (abs.). World Delta Symposium. 6.

Stone, G.W., Zhang, X., and Wang P., 1998.  Forecasting wave energy changes along the Louisiana coast and implications for accelerated wetland loss (abs.). World Delta Symposium. 38.

Stone, G.W., Zhang, X., and Wang P., 1998.  Significance of Louisiana's barrier islands in mitigating the wave climate in adjacent bays and fringing marshes (abs.).  World Delta Symposium. 59.

Wang, P. and Kraus, N.C., 1999.  Longshore sediment transport rate measured by short-term impoundment and quantification of uncertainties.  Proceedings of Coastal Sediments'99, ASCE, 770-785.

Stone, G.W. and Wang P., 1999.  Unanticipated nearshore response to detached, segmented breakwaters along Raccoon Island, Louisiana, U.S.A. Proceedings of Coastal Sediments'99, ASCE, 2057-2072.

Stone, G.W. and Wang P., 1999.  The importance of cyclogenesis on the short-term evolution of Gulf coast barriers.  Transactions, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Society, XLIX, 478-486.

Pepper, D.A., Stone, G.W., and Wang, P., 1999.  Bottom boundary layer parameters and sediment transport on the Louisiana inner-shelf during cold front passages. Transactions, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Society, XLIX, 433-439.

Smith, E.R., and Wang, P., 2001.  Longshore sediment transport as a function of energy dissipation.  Proceedings of Waves 2001: the 4th International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurements and Analysis, ASCE Press, 810-820.

Wang, P.,  Ebersole, B.A., Smith, E.R., and Johnson, B.D., 2003.  Temporal and spatial variations of surf-zone currents and suspended-sediment concentration.  Proceedings of Coastal Sediments'03, ASCE.

Smith, E.R., Wang, P., and Zhang, J., 2003.  Evaluation of the CERC formula using large-scale laboratory data.  Proceedings of Coastal Sediments'03, ASCE.

Tidwell, D.K., Wang, P., Davis, R.A., Vinther, N., and Elko, N.A., Hydrodynamics and sediment pathways at Blind Pass, Florida.  Proceedings of Coastal Sediments'03, ASCE.

Wilhoit, J. C. , Davis, R. A., and Wang, P., 2003, Hydrodynamic and geomorphic characteristics of a natural tide-dominated inlet; a case study at Bunces Pass, Florida,. Proceedings of Coastal Sediments'03, ASCE. 

Horwitz, M.H. and Wang, P., 2005, Sedimentological characteristics and internal architecture of two overwash fans from Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne. Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Society.

O’Neal-Caldwell, M., Wang, P., Horwitz, M.H., Kirby, J.H., and Guha, S., 2005, Regional overwash from hurricanes Frances-Jeanne and Ivan. Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geologic Societies.

Guha, S., Kruse, S., Wang, P., and Conor, C., 2006.  Time-frequency representation of GPR signals from coastal and volcanic deposits.  Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar.



Technical Reports and Newspaper Articles: 

Wang, P., Kraus, N.C., and Heilman, D.J., 1996.  Wind-Blown Sand at Packery Channel.  Progress Report, Conrad Blucher Institute of Surveying and Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX.

Wang, P., Kling, J.A., and Davis, R.A., Jr., 1996.  Regional Wave Analysis at Egmont Ebb-Tidal Shoal and Surrounding Areas Using RCPWAVE.  Technical Report, Coastal Research Laboratory, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Wang, P., 1997.  Wind, not waves, may cause silting problem.  Corpus Christi Caller Times &endash; Forum, Sept. 6, 1997.

Stone, G.W., Wang, P., and Zhang, X., 1998.  Wave Height Measurements at the Raccoon Island Breakwaters Demonstration Projection (TE-29):  Technical Report, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Stone, G.W., Wang, P., and Zhang, X., 1999. Wave Height Measurements At The Lake Salvador Shoreline Protection Demonstration Project (Ba-15):  Technical Report, Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.(peer-reviewed)

Wang, P., Ebersole, B.A., and Smith, E.R., 2002.  Longshore Sand Transport &endash; Initial Results from the Large-Scale Sediment Transport Facility.  ERDC/CHL CHETN-II-46, March 2002, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi.(peer-reviewed)

Hamilton, D.G., Bruce, E.A., Smith, E.R., and Wang, P., 2001.  Development of A Large-Scale Laboratory Facility for Sediment Transport Research.  Technical Report, ERDC/CHL TR-01-22, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 158p.(peer-reviewed)

Smith, E.R., Ebersole, B.A., and Wang, P., 2004.  Dependence of total longshore sediment transport rates on incident wave parameters and breaker type.  ERDC/CHL CHETN-II-46, March 2002, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi


CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS: 

PI (Wang),  Assessing Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination at Blind Pass, Florida (Collaborative research among NOAA, USACE, and Pinellas County, Florida):  2006-2008.

PI (Wang),  Shoreline and Bathymetry Study at Homosassa River, Florida (Southwest Florida Water Management District): 2006 – 2007.

PI (Wang),  Physical Monitoring of the Sand Key and Treasure Island/Long Key Nourishment Projects (Pinellas County, Florida):  2006-2008.

CO-PI (Wang and Davis), Sarasota County Comprehensive Inlet Management Program Big Pass and New Pass (Sarasota County): 2005-2007.

PI (Wang),  Shoreline and Bathymetry Study at Manatee River and Chassawihzika River, Florida (Southwest Florida Water Management District): 2004 - 2005.

PI (Wang),  Sedimentary characteristics and stratigraphy at Dona-Roberts Bay, Florida.  (Mote Marine Laboratory):  2005.

PI (Wang),  SERG: Morphological Impacts and Post-storm Recovery of Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, Florida Gulf Coast (National Science Foundation): 2004-2005.

PI (Wang),  Shoreline and Bathymetry Study at Anclote River, Little Manatee River, and Weeki Wachee River, Florida (Southwest Florida Water Management District): 2004 - 2005.

PI (Wang),  Shoreline Study for Evaluating Storm Effect on Pinellas County Gulf Beaches (Pinellas County, Florida): 2004-2007.

PI (Wang),  Performance Monitoring of Upham Beach Nourishment during the First Six Months, Florida (Pinellas County, Florida): 2004 - 2005.

PI (Wang),  Shoreline and Bathymetry Study at Peace River, Shell Creek, and Dona-Roberts Bay, Florida (Southwest Florida Water Management District): 2004.

PI (Wang and Davis),  Evaluating Storm Effect on Pinellas County Gulf Beaches (Pinellas County, Florida): 2003-2008.

PI (Wang), A Field Study on Sediment Budget and Inlet Processes at Blind Pass, Florida (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center):  2002 &endash; 2004. 


PI (Wang),  Laboratory Study on Longshore Sediment Transport Processes at the Longshore Sediment Transport Facility (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center):  2001 - 2004.

PI (Wang),  Beach Dynamics and Shoreline Management Study for Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida (Pinellas County, Florida): 2003 - 2004.

Co-PI (Davis and Wang ),  Historical Investigation of the Dynamics of Big Sarasota Pass, Florida (Sarasota County, Florida): 2003-2004.


PI (Wang and Davis),  Investigation of Beach Erosion Processes at Upham Beach, Pinellas County, Florida (Pinellas County, Florida): 2003 -2004.

PI (Wang),  Bathymetry Study at Charlotte Harbor, Florida (Southwest Florida Water Management District): 2003 - 2004.

PI (Wang),  A Collaborative Study on Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes at a Laboratory Idealized Tidal Inlet (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center):  2002 - 2003.

PI (Wang and Davis),  Beach Dynamics and Sediment Budget for Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida (Pinellas County, Florida): 1998 &endash;2003.

PI (Wang),  Field Study on Channel-filling Processes at Blind Pass Inlet, Florida (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center):  2002. 

PI (Wang, Stone, and Rouse),  Study of Longshore Sediment Transport Using the New Large-Scale Laboratory Facility (Louisiana Sea Grant College Program):  2000 &endash; 2001. 

PI (Wang),  Laboratory Study on Groin Notching (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center):  1999-2000. 

Co-PI (Stone, Wang, and Roberts),  Impacts of Hurricane Georges and Recovery along the NE Gulf Coast (National Science Foundation):  1999 - 2000. 

Co-PI (Stone and Wang),  Supplemental Beach, Nearshore, and Wave-Current Monitoring due to Unanticipated Coastal Response (Louisiana Department of Natural Resources):  2000 - 2001. 

Co-PI (Stone and Wang),  A Continuous Monitoring Shallow Water Hydrodynamic and Meteorological Station Designed for National Park Service (National Park Service):  1997 &endash; 2000.


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