Julia M Moriarty

 I am interested in the transport and fate of sediment, nutrients, and contaminants in coastal environments.


  • 2017   Ph.D. Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William & Mary (W&M)
  • 2012   M.S. Marine Science, VIMS, W&M
  • 2009   B.A. Physics, B.S. Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Curriculum Vitae

Publications List

  • Moriarty, J. M., Harris, C. K., Friedrichs, M.A.M,  Fennel, K., and K. Xu, 2018. Impact of Resuspension on Oxygen and Nitrogen Dynamics in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Numerical Modeling Study.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123. doi:10.1029/2018JC013950.
  • Bianucci, L., Balaguru, K., Smith, R.W., Leung, L.R., and Moriarty, J.M., 2018. Contribution of hurricane-induced sediment resuspension to coastal oxygen dynamics.  Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-33640-3.
  • Moriarty, J. M., Harris, C. K., Rabouille, C., Fennel, K., Friedrichs, M.A.M, and K. Xu, 2017. The Roles of Resuspension, Diffusion and Biogeochemical Processes on Oxygen Dynamics Offshore of the Rhone River, France: A Numerical Modeling Study.  Biogeosciences, 14, 1919-1946. doi:10.5194/bg-14-1919-2017.
  • Kuehl, S.A., C. R. Alexander, N.E. Blair, C.K. Harris, K.M. Marsaglia, A.S. Ogston, A.R. Orpin, J.J. Roering, A.J. Bever, E.L. Bilderback, L. Carter, C. Cerovski-Darriau, L.B. Childress, D.R. Corbett, R.P. Hale, E.L. Leithold, N. Litchfield, J.M. Moriarty, M.J. Page, L.E.R. Pierce, P. Upton, and J.P. Walsh, 2016. A Source to Sink Perspective of the Waipaoa River Margin. Earth-Science Reviews, 153, 301-334. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.001.
  • Moriarty, J.M., C.K. Harris, and M.G. Hadfield, 2015. Event - to - seasonal sediment dispersal on the Waipaoa River Shelf, New Zealand: a numerical modeling study. Continental Shelf Research, 110, 108-123. DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2015.10.005
  • Moriarty, J.M., C.K. Harris, and M.G. Hadfield, 2014. A hydrodynamic and sediment transport model for the Waipaoa Shelf, New Zealand: Sensitivity of fluxes to spatially-varying erodibility and model nesting.  J. of Marine Science and Engineering, 2 (2), 336-369.