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Chant, RJ, DK Ralston, NK Ganju, C Pianca, AE Simonson, and RA Cartwright, 2020. Sediment budget estimates for a highly impacted embayment with extensive wetland loss, Estuaries and Coasts, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00784-3

Eidam, EF, DA Sutherland, D.K. Ralston, B Dye, T Conroy, J Schmitt, P Ruggiero, J Wood, Impacts of 150 years of shoreline and bathymetric change in the Coos Estuary, Oregon, USA, Estuaries and Coasts, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-020-00732-1.

Ralston, DK, B Yellen, JD Woodruff, S Fernald, 2020. Turbidity hysteresis in an estuary and tidal river following an extreme discharge event, Geophys. Res. Letters, 46, e2020GL088005, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088005

Hoagland, P, A Beet, DK Ralston, GR Parsons, YA Shirazi, and EW Carr, 2020. Salinity Intrusion in a Modified River-Estuary System: A Framework for Integrated Source-to-Sea Management, Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:425, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00425

Conroy, T, DA Sutherland, DK Ralston, 2020. Estuarine exchange flow variability in a seasonal, segmented estuary, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 50: 595-613, https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-19-0108.1

Ralston, DK and SK Moore, 2020. Modeling harmful algal blooms in a changing climate, Harmful Algae, 91:101729, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2019.101729

Fringer, O, C Dawson, R He, DK Ralston, Y Zhang, 2019. The future of coastal and estuarine modeling: Findings from a workshop, Ocean Modelling, 143:101458, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2019.101458

Clark S, K Hubbard, DM Anderson, DJ McGillicuddy, Jr., DK Ralston, D Townsend, 2019. Pseudo-nitzschia Bloom Dynamics in the Gulf of Maine: 2012-2016, Harmful Algae, 88, 101656.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2019.101656

Ralston, DK and WR Geyer, 2019. Response to channel deepening of the salinity intrusion, estuarine circulation, and stratification in an urbanized estuary, J. Geophys. Res., 124 (7): 4784-4802, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JC015006

Kranenburg WM, WR Geyer, AMP Garcia, and DK Ralston, 2019. Reversed lateral circulation in a sharp estuarine bend with weak stratification, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 49, 1619–1637, https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-18-0175.1

Wang, A, DK Ralston, N Bi, Z Cheng, X Wu, H Wang, 2019. Seasonal variation in sediment transport and deposition associated with an Omega-shaped clinoform in the Yellow Sea, Continental Shelf Res., 179, 37-51, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2019.04.009

Shirazi Y, EW Carr, GR Parsons, P Hoagland, DK Ralston, J-L Chen, 2019. Increased operational costs of electricity generation in the Delaware River and Estuary from salinity increases due to sea-level rise and a deepened channel. J. Environ. Manag. 244:228-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.056

Pareja-Roman, LF, RJ Chant, DK Ralston, 2019. Wind generated waves and their role in the momentum budget and subtidal exchange of a coastal embayment, JGR-Oceans, 124, 1005-1028, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014585.

Ralston, DK, S Talke, WR Geyer, H Al’Zubadaei, and CK Sommerfield, 2019. Bigger tides, less flooding: Effects of dredging on barotropic dynamics in a highly modified estuary, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2018JC014313.

Chen, J-L, DK Ralston, WR Geyer, CK Sommerfield, and RJ Chant., 2019. Wave generation, dissipation, and disequilibrium in an embayment with complex bathymetry, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2018JC014381.

Burchard, H, Schuttelaars, HM, & Ralston, DK, 2018. Sediment trapping in estuariesAnnual Review of Marine Science10, 371-395.

Geyer WR and DK Ralston, 2018. A mobile pool of contaminated sediment in the Penobscot Estuary, Maine, USA, Sci Total Environ. 612: 694-707. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.195.

Ralston, DK, WR Geyer, 2017. Sediment transport time scales and trapping efficiency in a tidal river. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surface, 122, 2042–2063. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JF004337

Brosnahan, ML, DK Ralston, AD Fischer, AR Solow, DM Anderson, 2017. Bloom termination of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella: Vertical migration behavior, sediment infiltration, and benthic cyst yield. Limnol. Oceanogr., 62: 2829–2849. doi:10.1002/lno.10664

Geyer, WR, DK Ralston, RC Holleman, 2017. Hydraulics and mixing in a laterally divergent channel of a highly stratified estuary. J. Geophys.Res. Oceans, 122, 4743–4760, doi:10.1002/2016JC012455.

Yellen, B, JD Woodruff, DK Ralston, DG MacDonald, DS Jones, 2017. Salt wedge dynamics lead to enhanced sediment trapping within side-embayments in high-energy estuaries. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC012595.

Ralston, DK, GC Cowles, WR Geyer, RC Holleman, 2017. Turbulent and numerical mixing in a salt wedge estuary: dependence on grid resolution, bottom roughness, and turbulence closure. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JC011738.

Rodenberg, LA and DK Ralston, 2017. Historical sources of polychlorinated biphenyls to the sediment of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Chemosphere, 169: 450–459 doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.11.096.

Holleman, RC, WR Geyer, DK Ralston, 2016. Stratified turbulence and mixing efficiency in a salt wedge estuary. J. Phys. Oceaongr., 46(6): 1769-1783, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0193.1.

Pineda, J, W Cho, V Starczak, AF Govindarajan, HM Guzman, Y Girdhar, RC Holleman, J Churchill, H Singh, DK Ralston, 2016. A crab swarm at an ecological hotspot: patchiness and population density from AUV observations at a coastal, tropical seamount. PeerJ, 4:e1770 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1770. PMCID: PMC4841253.

Ganju, NK, MJ Brush, B Rashleigh, AL Aretxabaleta, P del Barrio, M Forsyth, JS Grear, LA Harris, SJ Lake, G McCardell, J O’Donnell, DK Ralston, RP Signell, JM Testa, and JMP Vaudrey, 2016. Progress and challenges in coupled hydrodynamic-ecological estuarine modeling. Estuaries and Coasts, 39(2):311-332, doi:10.1007/s12237-015-0011-y. PMCID: PMC5053394.

Ralston, DK, ML Brosnahan, SE Fox, KD Lee, and DM Anderson, 2015. Temperature and residence time controls on an estuarine harmful algal bloom: Modeling hydrodynamics and Alexandrium fundyense in Nauset estuary. Estuaries and Coasts, doi:10.1007/s12237-015-9949-z.

Brosnahan, ML, L Velo-Suarez, DK Ralston, SE Fox, TR Sehein, A Shalapyonok, HM Sosik, RJ Olson, and DM Anderson, 2015. Rapid growth and concerted sexual transitions by a bloom of the harmful dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense (Dinophyceae). Limnol. Oceangr. 60(6):2059-2078, doi: 10.1002/lno.10155. PMCID: PMC5014212.

Halliday, E, DK Ralston, and R Gast, 2015. Contribution of sand-associated enterococci to dry weather water quality. Environ. Sci. Tech., 49(1):451-458, doi:10.1021/es504908h.

Geyer, WR, DK Ralston, 2015. Estuarine frontogenesisJ. Phys. Oceanogr., 45(2): 546-561, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0082.1.

Ralston, DK, BA Keafer, ML Brosnahan, and DM Anderson, 2014. Temperature dependence of an estuarine harmful algal bloom: Resolving interannual variability in bloom dynamics using a degree day approach. Limnol. Oceanogr., 59(4):1112-1126, doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.4.1112.

Ralston, DK, JC Warner, WR Geyer, and GR Wall, 2013. Sediment transport due to extreme events: the Hudson River estuary after Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. Geophys. Res. Let., 40(20):5451-5455, doi:10.1002/2013GL057906.

Ralston, DK, H Jiang, and JT Farrar, 2013. Waves in the Red Sea: response to monsoonal and mountain gap winds. Continental Shelf Res., 65:1-13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.05.017.

Ralston, DK, WR Geyer, PA Traykovski, and NJ Nidzieko, 2013. Effects of estuarine and fluvial processes on sediment transport over deltaic tidal flats, Contintental Shelf Res., 60, S40-S57, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.02.004.

Raubenheimer, B., DK Ralston, S Elgar, D Giffen, and R Signell, 2013.Winds on the Skagit tidal flats, Continental Shelf Research, 60, S13-S21, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.02.001.

Ralston, DK, WR Geyer, and JC Warner, 2012. Bathymetric controls on sediment transport in the Hudson River estuary: lateral asymmetry and frontal trapping.  J. Geophys Res., 117, C10013, doi:10.1029/2012JC008124.

Nidzieko, NJ, and DK Ralston, 2012. Tidal asymmetry and velocity skew over tidal flats and shallow channels within a macrotidal river delta.  J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03001, 17 pp, doi:10.1029/2011JC007384.

Chen S-N, WR Geyer, DK Ralston, and JA Lerczak, 2012. Estuarine exchange flow quantified with isohaline coordinates: contrasting long and short estuaries, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 748-763, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-086.1.

Crespo, B.G., B.A. Keafer, D.K. Ralston, H. Lind, D. Farber, and D.M. Anderson, 2011.  Dynamics of Alexandrium fundyense blooms and shellfish toxicity in the Nauset Marsh System of Cape Cod (Massachusetts, USA). Harmful Algae,12: 26-38, doi: 10.1016/j.hal.2011.08.009.

Levinton, JS, M Doall, DK Ralston, A Starke, and B Allam, 2011.  Climate change, precipitation and impacts on an estuarine refuge from diseasePLoS ONE, 6(4): e18849. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018849.

Geyer, WR and DK Ralston, 2011. The dynamics of strongly stratified estuaries. In: Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, E. Wolanski and DS McLusky, Eds., vol. 2:37-51. Waltham: Academic Press.

Ralston, DK, WR Geyer, JA Lerczak, and M Scully, 2010. Turbulent mixing in a strongly forced salt wedge estuary. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C12024, doi:10.1029/2009JC006061.

Chen S-N, WR Geyer, CR Sherwood, and DK Ralston, 2010. Sediment transport and deposition on a river‐dominated tidal flat: An idealized model study. J. Geophys. Res.. 115, C10040, doi:10.1029/2010JC006248.

Ralston, DK, WR Geyer, and JA Lerczak, 2010. Structure, variability, and salt flux in a strongly forced salt wedge estuaryJ. Geophys. Res., 115, C06005, doi:10.1029/2009JC005806.

Ralston, DK and WR Geyer, 2009.  Episodic and long-term sediment transport in the Hudson River estuaryEstuaries and Coasts, 32, 1130–1151, doi: 10.1007/s12237-009-9206-4.

Chen, S-N, LP Sanford, and DK Ralston, 2009.  Lateral circulation and sediment transport driven by axial winds in an idealized, partially mixed estuaryJ. Geophys. Res., 114, C12006, doi:10.1029/2008JC005014.

Lerczak, JA, WR Geyer, and DK Ralston, 2009.  The temporal response of the length of a partially-stratified estuary to changes in river flow and tidal amplitude,  J. Physical Oceanogr., 39(4):915-933, doi:10.1175/2008JPO3933.1.

Geyer, WR, ME Scully, and DK Ralston, 2008.  Quantifying vertical mixing in estuariesEnviron. Fluid Mech., 8, 495-509, doi:10.1007/s10652-008-9107-2.

Ralston, DK, WR Geyer, and JA Lerczak, 2008. Subtidal salinity and velocity in the Hudson River estuary: observations and modelingJ. Physical Oceanogr., 38(4), 753-770.

Ralston, DK, DJ McGillicuddy, and DW Townsend, 2007. Asynchronous vertical migration and bimodal distribution of motile phytoplankton. J. Plankton Res., 29(9), 803-821, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbm061.

Ralston, DK and MT Stacey, 2007. Tidal and meteorological forcing of sediment transport in tributary mudflat channels. Continental Shelf Res., 27(10-11), 1510-1527, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.01.010.

Ralston, DK and MT Stacey, 2006.  Shear and turbulence production across subtidal channelsJ. Marine Res., 64(1), 147-171, doi:10.1357/ 002224006776412359.

Ralston, DK and MT Stacey, 2005.  Longitudinal dispersion and lateral circulation in the intertidal zoneJ. Geophys. Res., 110(C7), C07015, doi:10.1029/2005JC002888.

Ralston, DK and MT Stacey, 2005.  Stratification and turbulence in subtidal channels through intertidal mudflatsJ. Geophys. Res., 110(C8), C08009, doi:10.1029/2004JC002650.

Stacey, MT and DK Ralston, 2005. The scaling and structure of the estuarine bottom boundary layerJ. Physical Oceanogr., 35(1), 55-71.