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Storm wave induced mortality of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, in Southern California
Seymour, R.J., M.J. Tegner, P.K. Dayton, and P.E. Parnell, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 28, pp. 277-292, 1989
Unusual marine erosion in San Diego County from a single storm
Dayton, P.K., R.J. Seymour, P.E. Parnell, and M.J. Tegner, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 29, pp. 277-292, 1989
COASTAL FORUM: Unusual damage from a California storm
Seymour, R.J., Shore & Beach, Vol. 57, No. 3, July 1989, p. 31, 1989
[Editorial] The great storm of January 1988
Seymour, R.J., Shore & Beach, Vol. 57, No. 4, October 1989, p. 2., 1989
A Comparison of Spectral Refraction and Refraction-Diffraction Wave Propagation Models
William C. O'Reilly and R. T. Guza, J. Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Eng., 117, (3), pp199-215, 1991.
A Comparison of Two Spectral Wave Models in the Southern California Bight
William C. O'Reilly and R. T. Guza, Coastal Eng., 19, pp263-282, 1993.
Wave Monitoring in The Southern California Bight
William C. O'Reilly, R. J. Seymour, R. T. Guza, D. Castel, Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. July 25-28, 1993, pp448-457.
New Technology in Coastal Wave Monitoring
Richard Seymour, David Castel, David McGehee, Julianna Thomas, and William O'Reilly, Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis, Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. July 25-28, 1993, pp105-123.
Field Wave Gaging Program, Wave Data Analysis Standard
Marshal D. Earle, David McGehee, and Michael Tubman, USACE Instruction Report CERC-95-1, March 1995.
Effects of Southern California Kelp Beds on Waves
M. Hany S. Elwany, William C. O'Reilly, Members, ASCE, Robert T. Guza, and Reinhard E. Flick, J. Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Eng., 121,(2), pp143-150, 1995.
A Comparison of Directional Buoy and Fixed Platform Measurements of Pacific Swell
W. C. O'Reilly, T. H. C. Herbers, R. J. Seymour and R. T. Guza, J. Atmos. and Ocean. Technol., 13, (1), pp231-238, 1996.
Observations of Seiche Forcing and Amplification in Three Small Harbors
Okihiro, M. and Guza, R., J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, Ocean Eng., 122(5), 232-223, 1996.
Effects of El Nino on the West Coast Wave Climate
Seymour, R.J., Shore & Beach, Vol. 66(3): 3-6, 1998
Assimilating Coastal Wave Observations in Regional Swell Predictions. Part 1: Inverse Methods
W. C. O'Reilly and R. T. Guza, J. Physical Oceanography, 28, (4), pp679-691, 1998.
The Relationship Between Incident Wave Energy and Seacliff Erosion Rates: San Diego County, California
Bunumof, B.T., Storlazzi, C.D., Seymour, R.J., Griggs, G.B., California Journal Coastal Research, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1162-1178, 2000
Evidence for Changes to the Northeast Pacific Wave Climate
Seymour, R.J., Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 27, Issue 1: pp. 194-201, 2001
Rapid Erosion of a Southern California Beach Fill
Seymour, R.J., R.T. Guza, W. O'Reilly and Steve Elgar, J. Coastal Engineering, 52, (2), pp151-158, 2004.
Application of Airborne LIDAR for Seacliff Volumetric Change and Beach-Sediment Budget Contributions
Adam P. Young and Scott A. Ashford, J. Coastal Research, 22, (2), pp307-318, 2006.
Performance Evaluation of Seacliff Erosion Control Methods
Adam P. Young and Scott A. Ashford, Shore and Beach, 74, (4), pp16-24, 2006.
Evolution of Surface Gravity Waves Over a Submarine Canyon
R. Magne, K.A. Belibassakis, T.H.C. Herbers, Fabrice Ardhuin, W.C. O'Reilly, and V. Rey, J. Geophysical Research, 112, C01002, pp1-12, 2007.
A Technique for Eliminating Water Returns from Lidar Beach Elevation Surveys
Yates, M.L., R.T. Guza, R. Gutierrez, and R.J. Seymour, J. Atmos. and Ocean. Techol., 25, pp1671-1682, 2008.
Seasonal Persistence of a Small Southern California Beach Fill
M.L. Yates, R.T. Guza, W.C. O'Reilly, R.J. Seymour, J. Coastal Engineering, 56, pp559-564, 2009.
Overview of seasonal sand level changes on southern California beaches
Yates, M.L., R.T. Guza, W.C. O'Reilly, and R.J. Seymour, Shore & Beach, 77(1), pp39-46, 2009.
Comparison of short-term seacliff retreat measurement methods in Del Mar, California
Adam P. Young, R.E. Flick, R. Gutierrez, and R.T. Guza, Geomorphology, 2009
Coarse Sediment Yields from Seacliff Erosion in the Oceanside Littoral Cell
Adam P. Young, J.H. Raymond, J. Sorenson, E.A. Johnstone, N.W. Driscoll, R.E. Flick, and R.T. Guza, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol 26, No. 3, pp. 580-585, May 2010.
Rain, Waves, & Short-Term Evolution of Composite Seacliffs in Southern California
Adam P. Young, R.T. Guza, R.E. Flick, W.C. O'Reilly, and R. Gutierrez, Marine Geology, 2009
Comparison of Airborne and Terrestrial LIDAR Estimates of Seacliff Erosion in Southern California
Adam P. Young, M.J. Olsen, N. Driscoll, R.E. Flick, R. Gutierrez, R.T. Guza, E. Johnstone, and F. Kuester, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, April 2010.
A Portable Airborne Scanning Lidar System for Ocean and Coastal Applications
Benjamin D. Reineman, Luc Lenain, David Castel, and W. Kendall Melville, 2009
Equilibrium shoreline response: Observations and modeling
Yates, M.L, R.T. Guza, and W.C. O’Reilly, J. Geophys Res, 114, C09014, doi:10.1029/2009JC005359, 2009
Short-term coastal cliff retreat statistics at Sunset Cliffs - Point Loma, California, USA
Young, A.P., R.T. Guza, W.C. O'Reilly, R.E. Flick, and R. Gutierrez, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 205-217, Jan 2011
The Effect of Temporal Wave Averaging on the Performance of an Empirical Shoreline Evolution Model
M.A. Davidson,M.A., I.L. Turner and R.T. Guza, Coastal Engineering, 58, 802–805, 2011
Equilibrium Shoreline Response of a High Wave Energy Beach
Yates, M.L, R.T. Guza, W.C. O'Reilly, P. Barnad and J Hansen, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C04014, doi:10.1029/2010JC006681, 2011
Coastal cliff ground motions from local ocean swell and ifragravity waves in southern California
Adam P. Young, P.N. Adams, W.C. O'Reilly, R.E. Flick, R.T. Guza, J. Geophys Res., 116, C09007, doi:10.1029/2011JC007175, Sep 2011
CDIP wave observations in Superstorm Sandy
Seymour, R.J., C.B. Olfe, J.O. Thomas, Shore and Beach, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp. 1-3, 2012
Validated coastal flood modeling at Imperial Beach, California: Comparing total water level, empirical and numerical overtopping methodologies
T.W. Gallien, Coastal Engineering, 111, 95-104, 2016, doi:10.1016
CDIP wave observations during a strong El Niño year
Richard J. Seymour, Juliana O. Thomas and David Castel, Shore & Beach, 84(1), pp36-37, 2016.
CDIP - Public Data Management Plans created with the DMPTool
Jennifer McWhorter, Darren Wright, Julie Thomas, Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e8827 (15 Apr 2016) doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e8827
CDIP - Importance of Wave Observations for Model Validation Within the San Pedro Bight, California
Julie Thomas, Jennifer McWhorter, Corey Olfe, Marine Technology Society Journal pp69-71 (May/June 2016)
The California coastal wave monitoring and prediction system
O'Reilly, W.C., Olfe, C.B., Thomas, Julianna, Seymour, R.J., Guza, R.T., Coastal Engineering, Vol. 116, pp. 118-132, 2016
Annual maximum wave heights from waverider buoy data
Seymour, R.J., Castel D., Shore and Beach, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 13-16, 2017
CDIP wave observations during Hurricane Matthew
Behrens, J., E. Terrill, J. Thomas, D. Castel, R. Seymour, and R.E. Jensen, Shore and Beach, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 38-40, Winter 2018


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Seasonal Changes in Sand Level and Wave Energy on Southern California Beaches
Marissa L. Yates, R. Guza, R. Seymour, W. O'Reilly, R. Gutierrez
Scenarios for Coastal Flooding in San Diego County Caused by Sea Level Rise
R. Guza, R. Seymour, W. O' Reilly, J. Thomas


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