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Andrew Ashton

Dr. Andrew Ashton

Associate Scientist with Tenure
Geology and Geophysics

Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-3751
Building: Clark 257

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #22
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

  • Development and testing of numerical and conceptual models of the formation and evolution of coastal sedimentary environments
  • Plan-view delta evolution along wave-dominated coasts
  • Coastal response to climate change, sea-level rise, and anthropogenic activities
  • Application of "reduced complexity" morphodynamic models to study earth-surface evolution


Duke University; Durham, North Carolina
Ph.D. Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences, 2005
Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences
Concentration in Nearshore Processes and Geomorphology
Certificate in Nonlinear and Complex Systems

Cornell University; Ithaca, New York
Bachelor of Science, 1995
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering