Jon Woodruff

Co-Director, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
Coastal Dynamics
249 Morrill Science Center
(413) 577-3831
PhD 2009 Woods Hole-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program
Research Interests: 

I am a sedimentologist who focuses on coastal, estuarine and fluvial processes. In particular, I study mechanisms of sediment transport during extreme flooding, as well as how these high-magnitude, low-frequency events are recorded within the geologic record. Recent projects include assessing relationships between climate and tropical cyclone activity using storm-overwash reconstructions from the Western North Atlantic, flooding impacts by extreme precipitation within floodplain settings, and tsunami and typhoon reconstructions from southern Japan. I received my PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program (MIT/WHOI) in Geology and Geophysics, my M.S. in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering (also in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program), and my B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University.