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Journal Articles

G. Pawlak, Moline, M. A., Terrill, E. J. and Colin, P. L., Hydrodynamic influences on acoustical and optical backscatter in a fringing reef environment. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. Accepted. doi:10.1002/2016JC012497, 2016

K.A. Smith, G. Rocheleau, M.A. Merrifield, S. Jaramillo, G. Pawlak, “Temperature variability caused by internal tides in the coral reef ecosystem of Hanauma Bay, Hawai‘i”, Continental Shelf Research,116, 1-12, 2016

L. Molina, G. Pawlak, S.G. Monismith, and M.A. Merrifield, "Cross-shore Thermal Exchange on a Tropical Fore-reef", Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1002/2013JC009621 2014

J. P. Fram, G. Pawlak, F. J. Sansone, B. T. Glazer, and A. K. Hannides, “Miniature Thermistor Chain for Determining Surficial Sediment Porewater Advection”,  Limnology and Oceanography Methods,12, 155-165, doi:10.4319/lom.2014.12.155, 2014.

J.W. Fiedler, M.A. McManus, M.S. Tomlinson, E.H. De Carlo, G.R. Pawlak, G.F. Steward, O.D. Nigro, R. E. Timmerman, P.S. Drupp, “Real-time Observations of the February 2010 Chile and March 2011 Japan Tsunamis in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, as recorded by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System”, Oceanography, 27 (2),186-200, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2014.34, 2014

Y. Yamazaki, K.F. Cheung, G. Pawlak, T. Lay, “Surges along the Honolulu Coast from the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami”, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 9, doi:10.1029/2012GL051624, 2012.

J.R. Wells, J. P. Fram and G. Pawlak, “Solar warming of the seafloor on a fringing reef”, J. Marine Research, 70, 4, 641-660, doi:10.1357/002224012805262734, 2012.

A. Aryal, B. A. Brooks, M. E. Reid, G. W Bawden and G. Pawlak, “Displacement Fields from Point Cloud Data: Application of Particle Imaging Velocimetry to Landslide Geodesy”, JGR Surface Processes, 117, F01029, doi:10.1029/2011JF002161, 2012.

E. Sanmiguel-Rojas, J. I. Jimenez-Gonzalez, P. Bohorquez, G. Pawlak, and C. Martinez-Bazan, “Stability effects of base cavities on the wake of slender blunt-based axisymmetric bodies”, Physics of Fluids, 23, 114103, 2011.

M. S. Tomlinson, E. H. De Carlo, M. A. McManus, G. Pawlak, G. F. Steward, F. J. Sansone, O. D. Nigro, C. E. Ostrander, R.E. Timmerman, J. Patterson, S. Jaramillo*, “Monitoring the Effects of Storms on Coastal Water Quality with the Hawai‘i Ocean Observing System (HiOOS)”, Oceanography, June 2011.

S. Jaramillo and G. Pawlak, “Coral reef hydrodynamics: AUV-based bed-roughness mapping over a tropical reef”, Coral Reefs, doi:10.1007/s00338-011-0731-9, 2011.

M. Canals and G. Pawlak, "Three-dimensional vortex dynamics in oscillatory flow separation", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 674, pg 408, doi:10.1017/S0022112011000012, 2011

J. Sevadjian, M.A.McManus, G. Pawlak, “Effects of physical structure and processes on thin zooplankton layers in Mamala Bay, Hawai’i.”, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 409: 95-106, 2010.

M. Canals, G. Pawlak and P. MacCready, “Tilted Baroclinic Tidal Vorticies”, J. Physical Oceanography, 39, 333–350, doi: 10.1175/2008JPO3954.1, 2009

F.J. Sansone, G. Pawlak, T.P. Stanton, M.A. McManus, B.T. Glazer, E.H. DeCarlo, M. Bandet, J. Sevadjian, K. Stierhoff, C. Colgrove, A.B. Hebert, and I.C. Chen, "Kilo Nalu: Physical/Biogeochemical Dynamics Above and Within Permeable Sediments", Oceanography, 21, no. 4, Dec. 2008 (pdf).

N.L Jones, R.J. Lowe, G. Pawlak, D.A. Fong, S.G. Monismith, "Plume dispersion on a fringing coral reef system", Limnology and Oceanography, 53, no.5 pt. 2, pp 2273-2286, 2008.

M. Canals and G. Pawlak, "Instability, transition and vortex topology in oscillating flows", Physics of Fluids, Gallery of Fluid Motion, 20, no. 9, p 091102, doi: 10.1063/1.2973206, 2008.

J. Park, M. Garcés, D. Fee, G. Pawlak "Collective bubble oscillations as a component of surf infrasound", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, 5, doi: 10.1121/1.2885743, pp 2506–2512, May 2008.

V. Nunes and G. Pawlak, “Observations of Physical Roughness Over a Coral Reef”, Journal of Coastal Research, 24, 2B, 2008.

J.D. Bricker, S. Munger, C. Pequignet, J.R. Wells, G. Pawlak, K. F. Cheung, "ADCP observations of edge waves off Oahu in the wake of the November 2006 Kuril Islands tsunami", Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L23617, doi:10.1029/2007GL032015, Dec. 2007.

G. Pawlak, C. Marugan Cruz, C. Martinez Bazan, and P. Garcia Hrdy, “Experimental Characterization of Transient Jet Dynamics”, Fluid Dynamics Research, Vol. 39/11-12, pp 711-730, Nov./Dec. 2007.

A.B. Hebert, F. J. Sansone, G. Pawlak, "Tracer dispersal in sandy sediment porewater under enhanced physical forcing", Continental Shelf Research, 27, no. 17, p. 2278-2287, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.05.016, Oct. 2007.

J. M. Becker, Y. L. Firing, J. Aucan, R. Holman, M. Merrifield and G. Pawlak, “Video-based Observations of Nearshore Sand Ripples and Ripple Migration”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C01007, doi:10.1029/2005JC003451, 2007.

R. McCabe, P. MacCready and G. Pawlak, “Form Drag Due to Flow Separation at a Headland”, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Vol. 36, No. 11, pp. 2136-2152, 2006

E.Nakaza, S.M.B. Rahaman, Y. Kitamura, G. Pawlak and S. Tsukayama, "Cross-Shore Internal Waves in Zanpa Coastal Region of Okinawa Island", ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 32, No 1, 2006.

R.J. Lowe, J. Falter, M. Bandet, G. Pawlak, M. Atkinson, S. Monismith, J. Koseff, "Spectral wave dissipation over barrier reef", Journal of Geophysical Research,  Vol.  110, 2005.

K. Edwards, P. MacCready, J. Moum, G. Pawlak, J. Klymak and A. Perlin, "Form Drag and Mixing due to Tidal Flow past a Sharp Point", Journal of Physical Oceanography, Vol. 34, June 2004.

G. Pawlak, P. MacCready, K. Edwards,  and R. McCabe, "Observations of the Evolution of Tidal Vorticity at a Stratified Deepwater Headland", Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, no. 24, pp. 2234, Dec. 2003.

G. Pawlak and P. MacCready, "Oscillatory Flow across an Irregular Boundary", Journal of Geophysical Research, 2002, Vol. 107, C5, May 2002.

P. MacCready and G. Pawlak, "Stratified Flow along a Rough Slope: Separation Drag and Wave Drag", Journal of Physical Oceanography, Vol. 31, 2001, p. 2824-2839. 

G. Pawlak and L. Armi, "Mixing and Entrainment in Developing Stratified Currents", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 424, 2000, p. 45-73

G. Pawlak and L. Armi, "Vortex Dynamics in a Spatially Accelerating Shear Layer", Journal of Fluid Mechanics,  Vol. 376, Dec. 1998, p. 1-35.

G. Pawlak and L. Armi, "Hydraulics of a Two Layer Arrested Wedge Flow", Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 35, No. 5, 1997, p. 603-618.

G. Pawlak and L. Armi,  "Stability and Mixing of a Two Layer Exchange Flow", Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Vol. 24, Jan. 1996, p. 139-151.


Conference Papers

H. N. Ulloa*, Davis, K. A., Pawlak, G., & Monismith, S. G., “High variability in cross-shore thermally driven exchange”, VIIIth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, San Diego, CA, August, 2016

J.R. Koseff, R.K. Walter, J.F. Dunckley, M.E. Squibb, C.B. Woodson, G. Pawlak, and S.G. Monismith (2016), Direct measurements of flux Richardson number in the nearshore coastal ocean, VIIIth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, San Diego, CA, August, 2016

A. Amador, S. Jaramillo* and G. Pawlak, “ADCP bias and Stokes drift in AUV-based Measurements”, IEEE/OES Eleventh Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement Workshop, St. Petersburg, Fl, March 2015

G. Pawlak, M.McManus, L. Tuthill, J. Sevadjian, M. Ericksen, A. Rocheleau, “Real-time ocean water quality monitoring for the south shore of Oahu”, MTS/IEEE OCEANS ‘11, Kona, Hawaii, Sept. 2011.

L. Tuthill, J.R. Wells*, G. Pawlak, S. Monismith, “Dynamics of cross-shore thermal exchange on a tropical fore-reef”, Seventh International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Rome, Italy, August, 2011.

S. Jaramillo* and G. Pawlak, “AUV-based observations of rough bed hydrodynamics”, Proceedings IEEE AUV2010 Conference, Monterey, September 2010

G. Pawlak, E. De Carlo, J. Fram, A. Hebert, C. Jones, B. McLaughlin, M. McManus, K. Millikan, F. Sansone, T. Stanton & J. Wells, "Development, Deployment, and Operation of Kilo Nalu Nearshore Cabled Observatory", IEEE OCEANS 2009 Conference, Bremen

H.R. Riggs, I.N. Robertson, K.F. Cheung, G. Pawlak, Y.L. Young and S.C.S. Yim “Experimental Simulation of Tsunami Hazards to Buildings and Bridges”, NSF CMMI Conference 2007

M. Canals, G. Pawlak, and P. MacCready, “Three-dimensional structure of a strongly tilted tidal vortex.”, Sixth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Perth, Australia, 2006.

C. Marugan-Cruz, M. Vera, C. Martinez-Bazan, G. Pawlak, A. L. Sanchez-Perez “Influence of trailing jet instability on the dynamics of starting jets”, 14th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry (ECMI 2006), Madrid, Spain, July 2006.

G. Pawlak, P. MacCready and R. MacCabe,  “Evolution of vortical flow structure in ocean boundary processes”, ‘Aha Huliko’a Winter Workshop: Near Boundary Processes and Their Parameterization, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 2003 (pdf)

P. MacCready, G. Pawlak, R. McCabe and K. Edwards, "Observations and Modeling of Form Drag on Rough Coastal Topography”, ‘Aha Huliko’a Winter Workshop: Near Boundary Processes and Their Parameterization, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan. 2003

G. Pawlak, P. MacCready, K. Edwards,  and R. McCabe, "Evolution of Tidal Vorticity in Stratified Coastal Flow",  Proceedings of OMAE’02 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Oslo, Norway, 2002

G. Pawlak “A Multi-faceted Approach to Coastal Dynamics”, MTS-IEEE Oceans 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 2001

P. MacCready and G. Pawlak, “Tidal Eddy Generation at Three Tree Point: Theory and Numerical Modeling”, Proceedings of the Puget Sound Research Conference 2001

G. Pawlak and P. MacCready, “Tidal Flow Across a Finite Region of Roughness”, Fifth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Vancouver, Canada, July 2000

G. Pawlak and L. Armi, “Mixing and Entrainment in Developing Stratified Currents”, Fifth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Vancouver, Canada, July 2000

G. Pawlak and L. Armi, “Stability and Mixing of a Two Layer Exchange Flow”, Fourth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Grenoble, France, June 1994


Student Dissertations

Desai, A., 2015, "Mechanisms of cross-shore transport in the inner shelf, off the coast of central Point Loma", MS thesis, University of California, San Diego, 36 pp (contact for pdf)

Tuthill, L., 2011, "Dynamics of Cross-shore Thermal Exchange on a Tropical Fore-reef", MS thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 33 pp (contact for pdf)

Rajagopalan, K, "Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Boundary Layers over Rough Bathymetry", PhD Thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 101 pp (contact for pdf)

Bandet, M., 2009, "Dynamics of Wave-induced Boundary Layers Over Very Rough Boundaries: Field Observations Over a Stretch of Coral Reef", PhD thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 200 pp (contact for pdf)

Canals, M.,  2008, "Three-dimensional Vortex Dynamics in Oscillating Flows", PhD thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 109 pp (contact for pdf)

Mohamed, A., 2008, "Characterization of Tsunami-like bores in Support of Loading on Structures", MS thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 83 pp (contact for pdf)

Nunes, V., 2005, "Survey and Statistical Parameterization of Bed Roughness of a Coral Reef", MS thesis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 43 pp (contact for pdf)

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