Large wave basin at the Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC) at Texas A&M University.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Gros*, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun*, I., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Reddy, C. M., and Arey, J. S., (2017) “Petroleum dynamics in the sea and influence of subsea dispersant injection during Deepwater Horizon,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(38), 10065-10070.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612518114.
  2. Bierlein*, K. A., Rezvani*, M., Socolofsky, S. A., Bryant, L. D., Wüest, A., and Little, J. C. (2017) “In-creased sediment oxygen flux in lakes and reservoirs: The impact of hypolimnetic oxygenation,” Water Resources Research, 53(6), 4876-4890. doi: 10.1002/2016WR019850.
  3. Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., Gao, F., Socolofsky, S. A., and Lee, K., (2017) “Droplet and bubble formation of combined oil and gas releases in subsea blowouts,” Marine Pollution Bulletin 120(1-2), 203-216. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.010.
  4. Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. Eric, Paris, C., and Yang, D., (2016), “How do oil, gas, and water interact near a subsea blowout?” Oceanography29(3), 64–75, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2016.63.
  5. Gros*, J., Reddy, C. M., Nelson, R. K., Socolofsky, S. A., and Arey, J. S., (2016), “Gas-liquid-water partitioning and fluid properties of petroleum mixtures under pressure:  Implications for deep-sea blowouts,” Environmental Science and Technology50(14), 7397-7408, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04617.
  6. Wang, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Breier, J. A., and Seewald, J. S. (2016), “Observations of bubbles in natural seep flares at MC 118 and GC 600 using in situ quantitative imaging,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans121, pp 2203-2230, doi:10.1002/2015JC011452.
  7. Di Yang, Bicheng Chen, Scott A. Socolofsky, Marcelo Chamecki and Charles Meneveau, (2016), “Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 794, pp 798-833 doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.191.
  8. Fraga Bruno, B., Stoesser, T., Lai,* C. C.-H., and Socolofsky, S. A., (2016), “A LES-based Eulerian-Lagrangian approach to predict the dynamics of bubble plumes,” Ocean Modelling. 97(1), 27-36, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.11.005.
  9. Wang, Z., DiMarco, S., and Socolofsky, S. A., (2016), “The Role of Turbulence on Droplet Dynamics: Application to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico,” Deep Sea Research, Part 1109 (March), 40-50, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.12.013.
  10. Gandhi*, V., Bryant*, D. B., Socolofsky, S. A., Stoesser, T., and Kim*, J.-H., (2016) “Concentration based decomposition of the flow around a confined cylinder in a UV disinfection reactor,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics-ASCE. 141(12), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000959, 04015050.
  11. Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Adams, E. E., Socolofsky, S. A., and Lee, K., (2015), “Simulation of scenarios of oil droplet formation from the Deepwater Horizon blowout,'' Marine Pollution Bulletin. 101(1), 304-319, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.10.068.
  12. Wang, B. and Socolofsky, S. A., (2015), “On the bubble rise velocity of a continually released bubble chain in still water and with crossflow,” Physics of Fluids27(10), 103301, doi:10.1063/1.4932176.
  13. Wang, B. and Socolofsky, S. A., (2015), “A deep-sea, high-speed, stereoscopic imaging system for in situ measurement of natural seep bubble and droplet characteristics,” Deep-Sea Research, Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 104, 134-148, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.08.001.
  14. Yang*, Y., Irish, J. L., and Socolofsky, S. A., (2015), “Numerical investigation of wave-induced flow in mound-channel wetland systems,” Coastal Engineering102, 1-12, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.05.002.
  15. Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. E., Boufadel, M. C., Aman, Z. M., Johansen, Ø., Konkel, W. J., Lindo, D., Madsen, M. N., North, E. W., Paris-Limouzy, C. B., Rasmussen, D., Reed, M., Ronningen, P., Sim, L. H., Uhrenholdt, T., Anderson, K. G., Cooper, C., Nedwed, T. J., (2015), “Intercomparison of Oil Spill Prediction Models for Accidental Blowout Scenarios with and without Subsea Chemical Dispersant Injection,” Marine Pollution Bulletin. 96(1-2), 110-126, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.05.039.
  16. Truong*, M., Whilden*, K. A., Socolofsky, S. A., and Irish, J. L., (2015), “Experimental study of wave dynamics in coastal wetlands,” Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 15(4), 851-880.  DOI: 10.1007/s10652-014-9384-x.
  17. North, E. W., Adams, E. E., Thessen, A., Schlag, Z., He, R., Socolofsky, S. A., Masutani, S., and Peckham, S. D., (2014), “Influence of droplet size and biodegradatioin on the transport of subsurface oil droplets during the Deepwater Horizon spill: a model sensitivity study,” Environmental Research Letters.  10, paper 024016, 12 pages, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/2/024016.
  18. Whilden*, K. A., Socolofsky, S. A., Chang, K.-A., Irish, J., (2014), “Using surface drifter observations to measure tidal vortices and relative diffusion at Aransas Pass, Texas,” Environmental Fluid Mechanics14(5), 1147-1172.
  19. Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. E., King, T., and Lee, K., (2014), “Evolution of droplets in subsea oil and gas blowouts:  Development and validation of the numerical model VDROP-J,” Marine Pollution Bulletin83(1), 58-69.
  20. Socolofsky, S. A., (2014), “Book Review: Fluid Mechanics of Environmental Interfaces, second ed., Carlo Gualtieri, Dragutin T. Mihailović (Eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group (2012).” European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, 45(0), p. 89,  doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2014.01.004
  21. Adams, E. E., Socolofsky, S. A., and Boufadel, M., (2013), “Comment on ‘Evolution of the Macondo well blowout: simulating the effects of the circulation and synthetic dispersants on the subsea oil transport.”  Environmental Science & Technology, 47(20), p. 11905, doi: 10.1021/es4034099.
  22. Kim*, D., Olivera, F., Cho*, H., and Socolofsky, S. A., (2013) “Regionalization of the modified Bartlett-Lewis rectangular pulse stochastic rainfall model.”  Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 24(3), pp. 421-436, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2012.11.12.01(Hy).
  23. Anderson, K., Bhatnagar, G., Crosby, D., Hatton, G., Manfield, P., Kuzmicki, A., Fenwick, N., Pontaza, J., Wicks, M., Socolofsky, S., Brady, C., Svedeman, S., Sum, A., Koh, C., Levine, J., Warzinski, R., Shaffer, F., (2012), “Hydrates in the ocean—Beneath, around, and above production equipment.” Energy & Fuels, 26(7), pp. 4167-4176,  doi: 10.1021/ef300261z,
  24. Henriksen, J., Randall, R. & Socolofsky, S. A., (2012), "Near-field model for a cutter suction dredge," J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Eng., 138(3), pp. 181-191, doi:  10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000122.
  25. Bryant, D. B., Whilden, K. A., Socolofsky, S. A. & Chang, K.-A. (2012), "Formation of tidal starting-jet vortices through idealized barotropic inlets with finite length," J. Environ. Fluid Mech., doi: DOI 10.1007/s10652-012-9237-4.
  26. Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. E. & Sherwood, C. R. (2011), "Formation dynamics of subsurface hydrocarbon intrusions following the Deepwater Horizon blowout," Geophys. Res. Letters, 38, L09602, doi:10.1029/2011GL047174.
  27. Seol, D.-G., Bryant, D. B. & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "Measurement of behavioral properties of entrained ambient water in a stratified bubble plume," J. Hydraulic Eng., 135:11, 983-988.
  28. Bryant, D. B., Seol, D.-G. & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "Quantification of turbulence properties in bubble plumes using vortex identification methods." Phys. Fluids, 21, 075101, doi: 10.1063/1.317646.
  29. Nicolau del Roure, F., Socolofsky, S. A., & Chang, K.-A. (2009), "Structure and evolution of tidal starting jet vorties at idealized barotropic inlets." J. Geophys. Res., 114, C05024, doi: 10.1029/2008\-JC004997.
  30. Choi, J., Olivera, F., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "Storm identification and tracking algorithm for modeling of rainfall fields using 1-h NEXRAD rainfall data in Texas," J. Hydrologic Eng., 14:7, 721-730.
  31. Kim, D.-H., Lynett, P. J. & Socolofsky, S. A. (2009), "A depth-integrated model for weakly dispersive, turbulent, and rotational fluid flows," Ocean Modelling, 27:3-4, 198-214.
  32. Negretti, M. E., Socolofsky, S. A. and Jirka, G. H. (2008), "Linear stability analysis of inclined two-layer stratified flows," Phys. Fluids, 20, paper 094104, 8 pages.
  33. Socolofsky, S. A. and Bhaumik, T. (2008), "Dissolution of direct ocean carbon sequestration plumes using an integral model approach," J. Hydraulic Eng., 134:11, 1570-1578.
  34. Choi, J., Socolofsky, S. A. & Olivera, F. (2008), "Hourly disaggregation of daily rainfall in Texas using measured hourly precipitation at other locations," J. Hydrologic Eng., 13:6, 476-487.
  35. Seol, D.-G. and Socolofsky, S. A. (2008). "Vector post-processing algorithm for phase discrimination of two-phase PIV." Experiments in Fluids, 45(2): 223-239.
  36. Socolofsky, S. A., Bhaumik, T., and Seol, D.-G. (2008). "Double-plume integral models for near-field mixing in multiphase plumes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(6): 772-783.
  37. Weitbrecht, V., Socolofsky, S. A., and Jirka, G. H. (2008). "Experiments on mass exchange between groin fields and the main stream in rivers." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(2), 173-183. Awarded the Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulics Prize for best paper appearing in the journal that year.
  38. Seol, D.-G., Bhaumik, T., Bergmann, C., and Socolofsky, S. A. (2007). "Particle image velocimetry measurements of the mean flow characteristics in a bubble plume." Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 133(6), 665-676.
  39. Socolofsky, S. A., and Adams, E. E. (2005). "Role of slip velocity in the behavior of stratified multiphase plumes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 131(4), 273-282.
  40. Negretti, M. E., Socolofsky, S. A., Rummel, A. C., and Jirka, G. H. (2005). "Stabilization of cylinder wakes in shallow water flows by means of roughness elements: an experimental study." Experiments in Fluids, 38(4), 403-414.
  41. Rummel, A. C., Socolofsky, S. A., von Carmer, C. F., and Jirka, G. H. (2005). "Enhanced diffusion from a continuous point source in shallow free-surface flow with grid turbulence." Physics of Fluids, 17(7), Art. No. 075105.
  42. Socolofsky, S. A., and Jirka, G. H. (2004). "Large-scale flow structures and stability in shallow flows." Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 3(5), 451-462.
  43. Socolofsky, S. A., and Adams, E. E. (2003). "Liquid volume fluxes in stratified multiphase plumes." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 129(11), 905-914.
  44. Socolofsky, S. A., and Adams, E. E. (2002). "Multi-phase plumes in uniform and stratified crossflow." Journal of Hydraulic Research, 40(6), 661-672.
  45. Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E., and Entekhabi, D. (2001). "Disaggregation of daily rainfall for continuous watershed modeling." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 6(4), 300-309.