Dr. Kyeong Park
Senior Marine Scientist, DISL
Professor, University of South Alabama
Ph.D., 1993, College of William and Mary
Numnerical modeling of physical transport processes and water quality conditions in estuarine and coastal systems...
My research interests lie in the processes related to the fate of
contaminants, mostly land-derived, in tidal rivers, estuaries, and coastal
systems. All dissolved and passive particulate contaminants, once introduced
into an aquatic system, are affected by water movement (physical transport) and
material-specific biogeochemical processes. I am interested in studying physical
transport processes and their effects on water quality and living resources,
using field observations, theoretical analyses, and numerical models. Specific
topics I have been studying include pollutant dispersion, residual circulation,
salt transport, turbulent mixing, sediment transport, etc. I am also interested
in numerical modeling of the processes related to water quality and living
resources, including eutrophication, hypoxia/anoxia, larval transport, etc. I
have involved in interdisciplinary projects that considered interactions between
pollutant loading from watershed, physical transport, and biogeochemical
processes in affecting and determining spatial and temporal patterns in
pollutant distributions. The ultimate goal of my research is, through the
collaborative studies with researchers from various disciplines, to develop
predictive models for water quality and living resources as research and
Recent Publications (since
2003) (Name indicates author was
a student or a post-doc at the time of research)
Lin, J., H.V. Wang, J.-H. Oh, K.
Park, S.-C. Kim, J. Shen, and A.Y. Kuo (2003) A new approach to model
sediment resuspension in tidal estuaries. J. Coast. Res., 19(1), 76-88.
Park, K., H.-S. Jung, H.-S. Kim,
and S.-M. Ahn (2005) Three-dimensional hydrodynamic-eutrophication model
(HEM-3D): application to Kwang-Yang Bay, Korea. Mar. Environ. Res., 60(2),
Kuo, A.Y., K. Park,
S.-C. Kim, and J. Lin (2005) A tidal prism water quality model for small coastal
basins. Coast. Manage., 33(1), 101-117.
Park, K., C.-K. Kim, and W.W. Schroeder (2007) Temporal
variability in summertime bottom hypoxia in shallow areas of Mobile Bay,
Alabama. Estuaries Coasts, 30(1), 54-65.
Park, K., J.F. Valentine, S. Sklenar, K.R.
Weis, and M.R. Dardeau (2007) The effects of Hurricane Ivan in the inner part of
Mobile Bay, Alabama. J. Coast. Res., 23(5), 1332-1336.
Park, K., H.V. Wang, S.-C. Kim,
and J.-H. Oh (2008) A model study of the estuarine turbidity maximum along the
main channel of the upper Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries Coasts, 31(1),
Johnson, M.W., S.P. Powers, J. Senne, and K. Park (2009) Assessing in situ tolerances of
Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica)
under moderate hypoxic regimes: Implications for restoration. J. Shellfish Res.,
B. and K. Park (2010) Influence of wind
stress and discharge on the mean and seasonal currents on the Alabama shelf of
the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C12052,
Kim, C.-K., K. Park, S.P. Powers, W.M. Graham, and K.M.
Bayha (2010) Oyster larval transport in coastal Alabama: dominance of physical
transport over biological behavior in a shallow estuary. J. Geophys. Res., 115,
Ha, H.K., J.P.-Y. Maa, K. Park, and Y.H. Kim (2011) Estimation of
high-resolution sediment concentration profiles in bottom boundary layer using
pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler current profilers. Mar. Geol., 279(1-4),
B., K. Park, H.K.
Ha, W.M. Graham, F.J. Hernandez, and S.P. Powers (2011) Hydrographic
variability on a coastal shelf directly influenced by estuarine outflow. Cont.
Shelf Res., 31(9), 939-950, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.03.001.
Dzwonkowski, B., K. Park, and L. Jiang (2011) Subtidal
across-shelf velocity structure and surface transport effectiveness on the
Alabama shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C10012,
Carassou, L., B. Dzwonkowski, F.J. Hernandez, S.P. Powers, K. Park, W.M Graham, and J. Mareska
(2011) Environmental influences on juvenile fish abundances in a river-dominated
coastal system. Mar. Coast. Fish., 3(1), 411-427,
Jo, H.R., H.J. Lee, and K. Park (2011) Role of winter waves in sand
transport at the mouth of Garolim Bay, west coast of Korea. Geosci. J., 15(4),
B. and K. Park (2012) Subtidal circulation
on the Alabama shelf during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. J. Geophys. Res.,
117, C03027, doi:10.1029/2011JC007664.
H.K. and K. Park (2012) High-resolution comparison of
sediment dynamics under different forcing conditions in the bottom boundary
layer of a shallow, micro-tidal estuary. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C06020,
Kim, C.-K. and K. Park (2012) A modeling study of water and
salt exchange for a micro-tidal, stratified northern Gulf of Mexico estuary. J.
Mar. Syst., 96-97, 103-115, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.02.008.
Lee, J., B.M. Webb, B. Dzwonkowski, K. Park, and A. Valle-Levinson (2013)
Bathymetric influences on tidal currents at the entrance to a highly stratified,
shallow estuary. Cont. Shelf Res., 58, 1-11,
Kim, C.-K., K. Park, and S.P. Powers (2013) Establishing
restoration strategy of eastern oyster via a coupled biophysical transport
model. Restor. Ecol. 21(3), 353-362,
Jeong, Y.H., J.S. Yang, and K. Park (accepted) Changes in water
quality after the construction of an estuary dam: the Geum River Estuary Dam
System in Korea. J. Coast. Res.
K., J. Shen, and A.Y. Kuo (accepted) Discussion of “Adaptive Time
Stepping-Operator Splitting Strategy to Couple Implicit Numerical Hydrodynamic
and Water Quality Codes” by Gaurav Savant and R.C. Berger. J. Environ. Eng.
National Science Foundation EPSCoR RII Track-2 Program, “Research and
education cyberinfrastructure investments to develop the coastal hazards
collaboratory in the northern Gulf coast”
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, “A circulation
and transport model for fishery management in Mobile Bay and eastern Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Rapid Response, “Investigation
of the three dimensional Eulerian flow field and resulting Lagrangian transport
pathways on the Alabama shelf”
Myunghee "Max" Han (Ph.D.)
|Ho Kyung Ha