Giulio Mariotti

Postdoc

Email giuliom [at] mit [dot] edu

Phone 617.324.3950

Office E25-647

Education

Boston University, Coastal Geomorphology, Ph.D, (November 2012)

Interests

My research goal is to understand the fundamental geomorphic mechanisms governing the morphological evolution of coastal environments and to predict their long-term trajectories under different scenarios. My research plan has two main directives: the study of coastal morphology using dynamical-systems modeling, and the coupling between morphology and ecology.

Awards

• Crosby Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (starting December 2012) • Fellow of the 2011 GFD summer program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA) • Awarded as best student of the Engineering College (University of Florence) for the highest graduation vote achieved in the shortest time during the academic year 2005/2006

Publications

[9] Mariotti, G., S. Fagherazzi, Modeling the effect of tides and waves on benthic biofilms, J. Geophys. Res (in press). http://www.agu.org/journals/pip/jg/2012JG002064-pip.pdf

[8] Lebovitz, N., G. Mariotti, Edges in Models of Shear Flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (accepted for publications).

[7] Fagherazzi, S., G. Mariotti, (2012), Mudflat runnels: evidence and importance of very shallow flows in intertidal morphodynamics, Geophys. Res. Lett., (in press), doi:10.1029/2012GL052542
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/pip/2012GL052542.shtml

[6] Mariotti, G., Fagherazzi, S., (2012), Channels-tidal flat sediment exchange: the channel spillover mechanism, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03032. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2011JC007378.shtml

[5] Mariotti, G., Fagherazzi, S., (2012), Wind waves on a mudflat: the influence of fetch and depth on bottom shear stresses, Continental Shelf Research, Special Issue: Tidal Flats. http://www.citeulike.org/article/10488080

[4] Mariotti, G., and S. Fagherazzi, (2011), Asymmetric fluxes of water and sediments in a mesotidal mudflat channel, Continental Shelf Research, 31, 1, 23-36. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278434310003316

[3] Mariotti, G., and S. Fagherazzi (2010), A numerical model for the coupled long-term evolution of salt marshes and tidal flats, J. Geophys. Res., 115, F01004. http://europa.agu.org/?uri=/journals/jf/jf1001/2009JF001326/2009JF001326.xml&view=article

[2] Mariotti, G., S. Fagherazzi, P. L. Wiberg, K. J. McGlathery, L. Carniello, and A. Defina, (2010), Influence of storm surges and sea level on shallow tidal basin erosive processes, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C11012. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2010/2009JC005892.shtml

[1] Fagherazzi, S., G. Mariotti, J. H. Porter, K. J. McGlathery, and P. L. Wiberg, (2010), Wave energy asymmetry in shallow bays, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L24601. http://europa.agu.org/?uri=/journals/gl/gl1024/2010GL045254/2010GL045254.xml&view=article

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