Research Assistant Professor · University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998
- Office: 257 Clark Hall
My research focuses on the large-scale geologic and modern evolution of coastal environments with a particular interest in understanding the impacts of climate change on modern coastal systems. Given that the majority of the world’s population lives along the coast, sea level is rising, and hurricane frequency and intensity are predicted to increase with global warming, it has become more important than ever to understand large-scale coastal behavior and the mechanisms driving it.There are three primary themes within my research program: 1)understanding linkages between coastal evolution and climate variability, 2) quantifying and understanding patterns of shoreline change, and 3) deciphering sedimentological proxies for extreme coastal events. Recent projects include modeling the Holocene and potential future evolution of barrier islands in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, exploring a possible threshold crossing in the Chandeleur Islands of Louisiana resulting from Hurricane Katrina and a pilot effort to distinguish storm overwash deposits from tsunami deposits on the island of St. Croix, USVI. To carry out my research I use a combination of geophysical tools, sedimentological field and lab methods, remote sensing, geographic information systems and computational modeling.
Moore, L.J., List, J.H., Williams, S.J. and Stolper, D., 2010, Complexities in barrier islandresponse to sea-level rise: Insights from model experiments.Journal of GeophysicalResearch-Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2009JF001299.
Moore, L.J., Ruggiero, P.R. and List, J., 2006. Comparing high water line and datum-basedshorelines: Implications for shoreline change.Journal of Coastal Research, v.22, n.4, pp. 894-905.
Morton, R.A., Miller, T.L., and Moore, L.J., 2005. Historical shoreline changes along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico: A summary of recent shoreline comparisons and analyses. Journal of Coastal Research, v. 21, n. 4, pp. 704-709.
Moore, L.J., Jol, H.M., Kruse, S., Vanderburgh, S. and Kaminsky, G.M., 2004. Annual layers revealed in the subsurface of a prograding coastal barrier, southwest Washington, U.S.A., Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 74, n. 5, pp. 690-696.
Moore, L.J., Kaminsky, G.M., and Jol, H.M., 2003. Exploring linkages between coastal progradation rates and the El Niño Southern Oscillation, southwest Washington, USA, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 30 n. 9, 1448, doi: 10.1029/2002GL016147.
Moore, L.J., *Sullivan, C., and Aubrey, D.G., 2003.Interannual evolution of multiple longshore bars, Truro, Massachusetts.Marine Geology, v. 196, no 3-4, pp. 127-144.
Solow A and Moore, L.J., 2002.Testing for trend in a partially incomplete hurricane record II, 1900-1998.Journal of Climate, v. 15 n. 21, pp. 3111-3114.
Moore, L.J. andGriggs, G.B., 2002. Long-term cliff retreat and erosion hotspots along the central shores of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.Marine Geology, v. 181, n. 1-3, p. 265-283.
Solow, A. and Moore, L.J.,2000.Testing for trend in a partially incomplete hurricane record. Journal of Climate, v. 13 n. 20.
Moore, L.J., 2000. Shoreline mapping techniques.Journal of Coastal Research, v. 16 n. 1, pp. 111-124
Moore, L.J., Benumof, B., and Griggs, G.B., 1999. Coastal erosion hazards in Santa Cruz and San Diego Counties, California. In:Crowell, M. and Leatherman, S.P. (eds.), Coastal Erosion Mapping and Management, Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue No. 28,pp. 121-139.
Hapke, C., Gibbs, A., Richmond, B., Hampton, M., Jaffe, B., Dingler, J., Sallenger, A., Benumof, B., Brown, K., Griggs, G., Moore, L., Scholar, D., Storlazzi, C., Krabill, W., Swift, R., and Brock, J., 1998. A collaborative program to investigate the impacts of the 1997-98 El Nino along the California coast.Shore and Beach, v. 66, pp. 24-32.
Pinet, P.R., McClennen, C.E., and Moore, L.J., 1998. Unpacking environmental complexity: a geologic appraisal of shoreline erosion along southeastern Lake Ontario, New York. In: Welby, C. W. and Gowan, M. E. (eds.), A Paradox of Power: Voices of Warning and Reason in the Geosciences,Reviews in Engineering Geology XII, The Geological Society of America, pp. 9-21.
Griggs, G.B., Moore, L.J., Tait, J.F., Scott, K. and Pembrook, D., 1996. The effects of the storm waves of 1995 on beaches adjacent to a long-term seawall monitoring site in northern Monterey Bay, California. Shore and Beach, v. 64, n. 1, pp. 34-39.