Brian Haus

Brian Haus

Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4932

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Curriculum Vitae

Experimental studies of coastal ocean surface currents for application to oil spill transport prediction and response (CARTHE); radar remote sensing of oceanographic processes from satellites in collaboration with CSTARS and from coastal radars (; shelf and inlet dynamics; wave-current interactions; laboratory studies of air-sea interactions in extreme winds, wave dynamics, turbulence and coastal structure design in the SUSTAIN laboratory.

Dr. Brian Haus Discusses How Waves Form, Propagate, Distribute Energy

Soloviev, A. V., B. K. Haus, M. G. McGauley, C. W. Dean, D. G. Ortiz-Suslow, N. J. M. Laxague, and T. M. Ozgokmen. Surface Dynamics of Crude and Weathered Oil in the Presence of Dispersants: Laboratory Experiment and Numerical Simulation" Paper #2015JC011533R, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans.(in press)

Laxague, N. J. M. , D. G. Ortiz-Suslow, B. K. Haus, N. J. Williams and H. C. Graber, 2016. “Water surface slope spectra in nearshore and river mouth environments”,7th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces IOP Publishing IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 35, 2013, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/35/1/012013Proceedings of the 2015 Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces Conf.

Ortiz-Suslow D. G., B. K. Haus, S. Mehta and N. J. M. Laxague, 2016 “A laboratory study of spray generation in high winds”, 7th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces IOP Publishing, IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 35, 012008 doi:10.1088/1755-1315/35/1/012008.

Feng, Z., A Reniers, B.K. Haus, HM Solo-Gabriele, 2016, “Wave energy level and geographic setting correlate with Florida beach water quality”, Marine pollution Bulletin, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 104, Issues 1–2, Pages 54–60.

Huguenard, K. D., D. J. Bogucki, D.G Ortiz‐Suslow, NJM Laxague, JH MacMahan, TM Özgökmen, BK Haus, AJHM Reniers, J Hargrove, AV Soloviev, H Graber , 2016, On the nature of the frontal zone of the Choctawhatchee Bay plume in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, 1322–1345, doi:10.1002/2015JC010988.

Sarafraz, A. and B. K. Haus, 2016, “A structured light method for underwater surface reconstruction”, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 114 (2016) 40–52.
Feng, Z., A Reniers, B.K. Haus, HM Solo-Gabriele, JD Wang, LE Fleming, A predictive model for microbial counts on beaches where intertidal sand is the primary source. Mar. Poll. Bull. 94 (1), 37-47

Laxague, N.J. M., B. K .Haus, D. Bogucki, T. Özgökmen Spectral characterization of fine‐scale wind waves using shipboard optical polarimetry.
J. Geophys. Res.: Oceans, 120, 3140-3156, doi:10.1002/2014JC010403.

Bogucki D. J., K. Huguenard, B. K. Haus, T. M. Ozgökmen, A. Reniers, N. J. M.
Laxague, “Scaling Laws for the Upper-Ocean Temperature Dissipation Rate”, Geophys. Res. Letts., 42 (3), 839-846, DOI:10.1002/2014GL062235.

Ortiz-Suslow, D. G., B. K.Haus, N. J.Williams, N. M. Laxague, A. J. H. M. Reniers, and H. C.Graber , “The spatial-temporal variability of air-sea momentum fluxes observed at a tidal inlet”, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120 (2), 660-676, DOI:10.1002/2014JC010412.

Coelho, E.F. P Hogan, G Jacobs, P Thoppil, HS Huntley, BK Haus. Ocean current estimation using a Multi-Model Ensemble Kalman Filter during the Grand Lagrangian Deployment experiment (GLAD). Ocean Modelling, 87, 86-106.
Gregg A Jacobs, Brent P Bartels, Darek J Bogucki, Francisco J Beron-Vera, Shuyi S Chen, Emanuel F Coelho, Milan Curcic, Annalisa Griffa, Matthew Gough, Brian K Haus, Angelique C Haza, Robert W Helber, Patrick J Hogan, Helga S Huntley, Mohamed Iskandarani, Falko Judt, AD Kirwan, Nathan Laxague, Arnoldo Valle-Levinson, Bruce L Lipphardt, Arthur J Mariano, Hans E Ngodock, Guillaume Novelli, M Josefina Olascoaga, Tamay M Özgökmen, Andrew C Poje, Ad JHM Reniers, Clark D Rowley, Edward H Ryan, Scott R Smith, Peter L Spence, Prasad G Thoppil, Mozheng Wei; 2014, “Data assimilation considerations for improved ocean predictability during the Gulf of Mexico Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD)”, Ocean Modelling, 83,98-117.

Poje A. C., T. M. Özgökmen, B. L. Lipphardt, B. K. Haus, E. H. Ryan, A. C. Haza, G. A. Jacobs, A. J. H. M. Reniers, M. J. Olascoaga, G. Novelli, A. Griffa, F. J. Beron-Vera, S. S. Chen, E. Coelho, P. J. Hogan, A. D. Kirwan, Jr., H. S. Huntley and A. J. Mariano; 2014, “Submesoscale dispersion in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon spillProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201402452.

Soloviev, A.V., Lukas, R., Donelan, M.A.,Haus, B.K. & Ginis, I. 2014, The air-sea interface and surface stress under tropical cyclones. Scientific Reports, 4, 5306; DOI:10.1038/srep05306.

Carrier, M., H. Ngodock, S. Smith, P. Muscarella, G. Jacobs, T. Özgökmen, B.K. Haus, and B. Lipphardt. Impact of ocean velocity observations inferred from Lagrangian drifter data using the NCOM-4DVAR. 2014, Monthly Weather Review, 142 (4), 1509-1524.

Phillips, M. C. Z. Feng, L. J. Vogel, A. J.H.M. Reniers, B. K. Haus, A. A. Enns, Y. Zhang, D. B. Hernandez, H. M. Solo-Gabriele. 2014. Microbial release from seeded beach sediments during wave conditions. Marine Pollution Bulletin 79, 1-2, 114-122.

Feng Z., A. Reniers, B. K. Haus, and H. M. Solo-Gabriele, 2013. Modeling enterococci release, transport and inactivation at an embayed non-point source beach. Water Resour. Res.  49, 1–20, doi:10.1029/2012WR012432.

Criales, M. M.,  I. C. Zink, B. K. Haus, J. Wylie, and J. A. Browder, 2013, "Effect of turbulence on the behavior of pink shrimp postlarvae and implications for STST  behavior", Marine Ecology Progress Series, 477, 161-176.

Leatherman, S. B, S. P. Leatherman, and B. K. Haus, 2013. “Bar Height and Rip Current Presence and Strength”, Shore and Beach, 81(1), 19-22.

Martinez-Pedraja, J., L. K. Shay1, B. K. Haus and  C. Whelan,
Interoperability of Sea Sondes and Wellen Radars In Mapping Radial Surface Currents, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(11), 2662-2675.

Olascoaga, M. J., F. J. Beron-Vera, G. Haller, J. , M. Iskandarani, E. F. Coelho, B. K. Haus, H. S. Huntley, G. Jacobs, A. D. Kirwan, Jr., B. L. Lipphardt, Jr., T. Ozgokmen, A. J. H. M. Reniers and A. Valle-Levinson. 2013. Drifter motion in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric Lagrangian coherent structures, Geophysical Research Letters , 40(23), 6171-6175.

Jeong, D., B. K. Haus and M. A. Donelan, 2012, “Enthalpy Transfer across the air-water interface in high winds including spray”,Journalof Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 69, No. 9. pages 2733-2748.

Galchenko. A.V., A. V. Babanin, D. Chalikov, I.R. Young, B. K. Haus, 2012,  “Influence of wind forcing on modulation and breaking of deep-water wave groups”. Journal of Physical Oceanography, Vol. 42, pages 928-935.

Enns A. A.,L. J Vogel, A. M Abdelzaher, H.M. Solo-Gabriele, L. R W Plano, M. L Gidley, M. C Phillips, J. S Klaus, A. M. Piggot, Z. Feng, A. J. H. M. Reniers,.;B. K Haus, S. M. Elmir, Y. Zhang, N. H Jimenez, N. Abdel-Mottaleb, M. E. Schoor, A. Brown, S. Q. Khan, A. S Dameron, N. C Salazar, L. E Fleming, Ph.D., "Spatial and Temporal Variation in Indicator Microbe Sampling is Influential in Beach Management Decisions", Water Research, 46 ( 2012 ) 2237 - 2246

Haus, B. K., 2011, Remote sensing applied to Rip Current Forecasts and Identification, in Rip Currents: Beach Safety, Physical Oceanography, and Wave Modeling. Eds. S. Leatherman and J. Fletemeyer. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton FL.

Soloviev, A. V., S. Matt, M. Gilman, H. Hühnerfuss, B. Haus, D. Jeong, I. Savelyev and M. Donelan, 2011: Modification of Turbulence at the Air-Sea Interface Due to the Presence of Surfactants and Implications for Gas Exchange. Part I: Laboratory Experiment. In: "GAS TRANSFER AT WATER SURFACES 2010", Kyoto University Press.

Toffoli, A., A. V. Babanin, D. Jeong, B.K. Haus and M. A. Donelan, 2011, “Estimate of sea spray concentration with a laser altimeter”, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28 (9), 1177-1183.

Savelyev, I., B. K. Haus and M. A. Donelan. 2011, “Experimental study on wind-wave momentum flux in strongly forced conditions”, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 1328-1344.

Donelan, M. A., B. K. Haus, W. J. Plant and O. Troianowski, 2010, ìThe modulation of short wind- waves by long wavesî, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C10003, doi:10.1029/2009JC005794.

Haus, B.K. P. Work, G. Voulgaris, N. K. Shay, R. Ramos and J. Martinez, 2010, “Wind speed dependence of single site wave height retrievals from phased-array HF radars”. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27, 1381-1394, DOI: 10.1175/2010JTECHO730.1.

Haus, B. K., D. Jeong, M. A. Donelan, J. A. Zhang and I. Savelyev, 2010, “The relative rates of sea-air heat transfer and frictional drag in very high winds”, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L07802, doi:10.1029/2009GL042206.

S. Gremes-Cordero, B. K. Haus and H. C. Graber, 2009, “Surface Signature of the Chesapeake Bay outflow variability observed with Coastal Radar”, Journal of Coastal Research,25 (6), 1254-1263.

Babanin, A. V. and B. K. Haus, 2009, “On the existence of Water Turbulence Induced by Non-breaking Surface Waves”, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39 (10), 2675-2679, 10.1175/2009JPO4202.1.

R. Ramos, H. C. Graber and B. K. Haus, 2009, “Observation of Wave Energy Evolution in Coastal Areas using HF Radar”. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol. 26, pp 1891-1909.

Zhang, F., W. M. Drennan, B. K. Haus, H. C. Graber. 2009,“On wind-wave-current interaction during the Shoaling Waves Experiment’, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 114, C01018, doi:10.1029/2008JC004998.

G. Voulgaris, Haus, B. K., P. Work, L. K. Shay, H. Seim, R. H. Weisberg and J. R. Nelson, 2008. “Waves initiative within SEACOOS” Marine Technology Society Journal, 42(3), 68-80.

Fiechter J., B.K. Haus, N. Melo, and C. N.K. Mooers, 2008. “Physical processes impacting coral larvae transport and reef connectivity in the Upper Florida Keys”, Continental Shelf Research, 28, 1261-1272.

Soloviev, A., M. Donelan, H. Graber, B. Haus and P. Schlüssel, 2007. An Approach to Estimation of Near-Surface Turbulence and CO2 Transfer Velocity from Remote Sensing Data. (Journal of Marine Science, available on-line).

Haus, B.K., 2007. “Surface Current effects on the fetch limited growth of wave energy”. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C03003, doi:10.1029/2006JC003924.

Shay, L. K., J. Martinez-Pedraja, T. M. Cook, B. K. Haus and R. Weisberg, 2007. High Frequency Radar Mapping of Surface Currents using WERA. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 24 (3), 484-503.

Haus, B. K., R. Ramos, H. C. Graber, L. K. Shay and Z. R. Hallock, 2006. Remote Observation of the Spatial Variability of Surface Waves Interacting with an Estuarine Outflow. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 31(4), 835-849.

Feichter, J., K. L.  Steffen, C. N. K. Mooers and B. K. Haus, 2006. Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in a South Florida Tidal Inlet. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 70, 297-306, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2006.06.21.

Wyatt, L., G. Liakhovetski, H. Graber and B.K. Haus. 2005. Factors affecting the accuracy of Showex HF radar wave measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 22, 847-859.
Donelan, M. A. B. K. Haus, N. Reul, W. J. Plant, M. Stiassne, H. C. Graber, O. B. Brown, E .S. Saltzman. 2004. On the limiting aerodynamic roughness in very strong winds. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, No. 18, L18306, doi:10.1029/2004GL019460.

Haus, B. K., J. D. Wang, J. Martinez-Pedraja and N. Smith. 2004. Southeast Florida Shelf Circulation and Volume Exchange, Observations of km-scale variability.  Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 59 (2), 277-294.

Haus, B. K., H. C. Graber and L. K. Shay and T.M. Cook. 2003. Alongshelf variability of a coastal buoyancy current during the relaxation of downwelling favorable winds. Journal of Coastal Research, 19 (2), 409-420.
Shay, L. K., T. M. Cook, B. K. Haus, H. C. Graber, J. Martinez and Z. R. Hallock, 2001. The strength of the M2 tide at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 31, 427-449.
Haus, B. K., J. D. Wang, J. Rivera, N. Smith and J. Martinez-Pedraja, 2000. Remote Radar Measurement of Shelf Currents off Key Largo, Florida.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 51, 553-569.

Shay, L. K., T. M. Cook, B. K. Haus, J. Martinez, H. Peters, A. J. Mariano, J. VanLeer, P. Edgar An, S. Smith, A. Soloviev, B. Weisberg and M. Luther. 2000, VHF Radar Detects Oceanic Submesoscale Vortex along Florida Coast. EOS, Transactions  81: 209, 213.

Previous Millenium

Marmorino, G. O., L. K. Shay, B.K. Haus, R. A. Handler, H. C. Graber, and M. P. Horne, 1999: An EOF analysis of HF Doppler radar current measurements of the Chesapeake Bay buoyant outflow, Cont. Shelf Res. 19, 271-288.

Shay, L. K., S. Lentz, H. C. Graber and B. K. Haus. 1998. Current structure variations detected by high frequency radar and vector measuring current meters. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 15:1(2), 237-256.

Graber, H. C., B. K. Haus, L. K. Shay, and R. D. Chapman, 1997:  HF radar comparisons with moored estimates of current speed and direction:  Expected differences and implications. J. Geophys. Res., 102(8), 18,749-18,766.

Haus, B. K., H. C. Graber and L. K. Shay, 1997: Synoptic measurements of dynamic oceanic features. Oceanography, 10(2), 45-48.


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