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Marissa Yates


Saint-Venant Laboratory for Hydraulics

Cerema, Technical Division for Water and Waterways

+33 (0)1 30 87 78 35


Joined LHSV: 2011



PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California – San Diego (USA), 2009

B.S. Environmental Engineering, MIT (USA), 2003


Special Fields of Knowledge:

Numerical wave modeling and hydrodyanamics

Beach morphological changes, coastal risks


Present Main Research Interests:

Developing a 3D, fully nonlinear and dispersive phase-resolving wave model (Misthyc) for coastal applications

Modeling beach morphological changes using equilibrium beach shoreline change models

Testing the efficiency of submerged breakwaters


Publications, Citations:

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Present teaching:

  • Ecole des Ponts ParisTech,3nd year: Maritime works (since 2016)

  • Master OACOS (ENSTA, UPMC, Ecole Polytechnique) : Sea State, Waves and Coastal Morphodynamics (since 2013)


Current PhD supervisions:

Cécile Raoult: Numerical modeling of wave propagation in the coastal zone with nonlinear potential flow equations




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