Dr. Kyeong Park

Dr. Kyeong Park
Professor & Department Head
Department of Marine Sciences
Texas A&M University
1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld# 3029, Office
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA

E-mail: parkk@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4710
Fax: (409) 740-4429


  • Ph.D., Marine Science, College of William and Mary, 1993
  • M.S., Marine Environmental Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987
  • B.S., Mineral and Petroleum Engineering, Seoul National University (Korea), 1985

Research Area:

My overall research interests lie in estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics and water quality conditions, particularly the physical transport processes and their interactions with water quality and living resources. Included topics in physical transport processes are estuarine residual circulation, dispersion of pollutants, sediment transport, etc., and those in water quality and living resources are eutrophication, hypoxia/anoxia, sediment diagenesis, sediment flux, larval transport, etc. I have used field data, theoretical analyses and numerical models to better understand these processes. The ultimate goal of my research is, through the collaborative studies with researchers from the disciplines of biogeochemical processes, to develop predictive models for water quality and living resources as management tools.

Recent Publications (since 2010):

Dzwonkowski, B. and K. Park (2010) Influence of wind stress and discharge on the mean and seasonal currents on the Alabama shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C12052, doi:10.1029/2010JC006449.

Kim, C.-K., K. Park, S.P. Powers, W.M. Graham, and K.M. Bayha (2010) Oyster larval transport in coastal Alabama: dominance of physical transport over biological behavior in a shallow estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C10019, doi:10.1029/2010JC006115.

Ha, H.K., J.P.-Y. Maa, K. Park, and Y.H. Kim (2011) Estimation of high-resolution sediment concentration profiles in bottom boundary layer using pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler current profilers.  Marine Geology, 279(1-4), 199-209, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.11.002.

Dzwonkowski, B., K. Park, H.K. Ha, W.M. Graham, F.J. Hernandez, and S.P. Powers (2011) Hydrographic variability on a coastal shelf directly influenced by estuarine outflow. Continental Shelf Research, 31(9), 939-950, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.03.001.

Dzwonkowski, B., K. Park, and L. Jiang (2011) Subtidal across-shelf velocity structure and surface transport effectiveness on the Alabama shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C10012, doi:10.1029/2011JC007188.

Carassou, L., B. Dzwonkowski, F.J. Hernandez, S.P. Powers, K. Park, W.M Graham, and J. Mareska (2011) Environmental influences on juvenile fish abundances in a river-dominated coastal system. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 3(1), 411-427, doi:10.1080/19425120.2011.642492.

Jo H.R., H.J. Lee, and K. Park (2011) Role of winter waves in sand transport at the mouth of Garolim Bay, west coast of Korea. Geosciences Journal, 15(4), 379-386, doi:10.1007/s12303-011-0038-4.

Dzwonkowski, B. and K. Park (2012) Subtidal circulation on the Alabama shelf during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C03027, doi:10.1029/2011JC007664.

Ha, H.K. and K. Park (2012) High-resolution comparison of sediment dynamics under different forcing conditions in the bottom boundary layer of a shallow, micro-tidal estuary.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C06020, doi:10.1029/2012JC007878.

Kim, C.-K. and K. Park (2012) A modeling study of water and salt exchange for a micro-tidal, stratified northern Gulf of Mexico estuary.  Journal of Marine Systems, 96-97, 103-115, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.02.008.

Lee, J., B.M. Webb, B. Dzwonkowski, K. Park, and A. Valle-Levinson (2013) Bathymetric influences on tidal currents at the entrance to a highly stratified, shallow estuary.  Continental Shelf Research, 58, 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.002.

Kim, C.-K., K. Park, and S.P. Powers (2013) Establishing restoration strategy of eastern oyster via a coupled biophysical transport model. Restoration Ecology, 21(3), 353-362, doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00897.x.

Dzwonkowski B., K. Park, J. Lee, B.M. Webb, and A. Valle-Levinson (2014) Spatial variability of flow over a river-influenced inner shelf in coastal Alabama during spring. Continental Shelf Research, 74, 25-34, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.12.005.

Park, K., S.P. Powers, G.S. Bosarge, and H.-S. Jung (2014) Plugging the leak: Barrier island restoration following Hurricane Katrina enhances habitat quality for oysters in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Marine Environmental Research, 94, 48-55, doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.12.003.

Park, K., J. Shen, and A.Y. Kuo (2014) Discussion of “Adaptive time stepping-operator splitting strategy to couple implicit numerical hydrodynamic and water quality codes” by Gaurav Savant and R.C. Berger. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 140(4), 07014001, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000777.

Twilley, R.R., S. Brandt, D. Breaux, J. Cartwright, J. Chen, G. Easson, P. Fitzpatrick, K. Fridley, S. Graves, S. Harper, C. Kaiser, A. Maestre, M. Maskey, W. McAnally, J. McCorquodale, E. Meselhe, T. Miller-Way, K. Park, J. Pereira, T. Richardson, J. Tao, A. Ward, J. Wiggert, and D. Williamson. (2014) Simulation management systems developed by the Northern Gulf Coastal Hazards Collaboratory (NG-CHC): An overview of cyberinfrastructure to support the coastal modeling community in the Gulf of Mexico, pp. 365-394. In: Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources (C.W. Finkl and C. Makowski, eds.), Coastal Research Library (CRL) 9, Springer, New York.

Jeong, Y.H., J.S. Yang, and K. Park (2014) Changes in water quality after the construction of an estuary dam in the Geum River Estuary Dam System in Korea.  Journal of Coastal Research, 30 (6), 1278-1286, doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00081.1.


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