Dr. Timothy Dellapenna
 
Associate Professor
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Contact Information:
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Email: dellapet@tamug.edu
1001 Texas Clipper Rd - Bldg 3029
Phone: 409-740-4952
Galveston
Fax: 409-741-7171
TX, 77554 USA
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Education:
Ph.D. Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Virginia, 1999
M.S. Hydrogeology, Western Michigan University, 1993
M.S. Geology, Western Michigan University, 1991
B.S
Geology, Michigan State University, Michigan 1986
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Specialty: Coastal Marine Sedimentology and Applications of High Resolution Marine Geophysics.
 
     
Research Interests:
Quantification of the record of marine sedimentary processes using a combination of sediment analyses,
short lived radio isotopes and high resolution marine geophysics. Focus areas include:
1) Coastal morphodynamics of the upper Texas shore face and inner shelf: (Galveston and Follett's Island,
Matagorda Peninsula, Brazos River mouth, South Padre Island)
2) Estuarine sedimentary processes and modern strata formation (Texas Bays: Galveston, Lavaca,
Matagorda and Copano Bays; Naples Bay, FL; Chesapeake Bay,; Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, AK)
3) Geological record and response to extreme events- Hurricanes Claudette (2003), Katrina and Rita
 
 
 
Courses Taught:
 
 
MARS 306: Coastal Sedimentary Geology
 
 
IMARS 370: Coastal Processes
 
 
MARS 310: Petroleum Geology
 
 
GEOL 301: Mineral Resources
 
 
MARS 489: Modern Oceanographic Observational and Analysis Methods
 
 
MARS/MARB 489: Biology and Geology of Coastal Alaska
 
 
MARS 489/689: Remote Field Investigations in Marine Science (Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska)
 
 
 
 
Selected Publications:
 
  • Dellapenna, T. M., and Simons, J., in review. Natural morphodynamic responses to anthropogenic alterations estuarine systems: a case study of Matagorda Bay, northern Gulf of Mexico, USA. For: Holocene Evolution of Gulf of Mexico Bays: Geological Society of America Special Publication.
  • Dellapenna, T. M ., Majzlik, E.J., and Allison, M.A., in review. Modification and Recovery of the Shoreface of Matagorda Peninsula, Texas, following the Landfall of Hurricane Claudette: The Role of Antecedent Geology on Short-Term Shoreface Morphodynamics, Continental Shelf Science.
  • Dellapenna, T. M., Joiner, N., Fielder, B. R., Majzlik, E. M., Noll, IV, C. J., in review. Tidal pass migration and estuarine substrate transformation due to tidal prism capture: Pass Cavallo, Texas, USA, Estuaries.
  • Noll, C,J., Dellapenna, T. M., Gilkinson, A.K., Weltz, F.C., and Davis, R.W., in review. A high resolution geophysical investigation of sedimentary processes in a turbid outwash fjord: Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound, AK, Geomarine Letters.