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Emily Wei, Ph.D.

Emily's research aims to understand how sediment availability, hydrodynamics, geology, and human modifications influence barrier island and coastal response to sea-level rise and storms. 


Emily investigates these processes on the mid-Atlantic margin as part of the Coastal Sediment Availability and Flux group. In nearshore settings, Emily uses chirp seismic reflection, multibeam bathymetry, and sediment sampling to study the shoreface, a transition zone between the beach and continental shelf. This area is important, as sediment eroded from the shoreface can be transported to the beach, or vice versa. 


Ph.D. Earth Sciences (2019): Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

M.S. Earth Sciences (2014): Scripps Institution of Oceanography

B.A. Geology (2013): Middlebury College

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