Environmental Fluid Mechanics
306 More Hall, Box 352700
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2700
Phone: (206) 685-3032 • Fax: (206) 685-9185
Alex Horner-Devine started his career in fluid mechanics as a whitewater kayaking instructor. He then studied fluid mechanics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Seeking to return closer to his roots, he entered graduate studies in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at Stanford University, where he completed his MS and PhD degrees. Alex joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at the University of Washington in Fall 2004.
- PhD Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003
- MS Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1998
- BSE Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1995
- CEE 342 Fluid Mechanics
- CEE 474 Sediment Transport
- CEE 570 Hydrodynamics
- Environmental fluid mechanics
- Coastal oceanography and geophysical fluid dynamics
- River plumes
- Laboratory experiments and field observations
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Spahn, E. Y., A. R. Horner-Devine, J. D. Nash, D. A. Jay, and L. K. Kilcher (2009), Particle re-suspension in the Columbia River plume near-field, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B14, doi:10.1029/2008JC004986. .pdf
- Chickadel, C.C., A.R. Horner-Devine, S.A. Talke and A.T. Jessup. 2009. Vertical boil propagation from a submerged estuarine sill. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L10601, doi:10.1029/2009GL037278 .pdf
- Horner-Devine, A.R. 2009. The bulge circulation in the Columbia River plume, Continental Shelf Research, 29, 234–251, .pdf
- Horner-Devine, A.R, D. A. Jay, P. M. Orton and E.Y. Spahn. 2009. A conceptual model of the strongly tidal Columbia River plume, Journal of Marine Systems 78, 460–475 doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2008.11.025 .pdf
- Jay, D.A., J. Pan, P.M. Orton, and A.R. Horner-Devine. 2009. Asymmetry of tidal plume fronts in an eastern boundary current regime. Journal of Marine Systems, 78, 442–459 .pdf
- Curtiss, G.M., P.D. Osborne and A. R. Horner-Devine. 2009. Seasonal patterns of coarse sediment transport on a mixed sand and gravel beach due to vessel wakes, wind waves, and tidal currents. Marine Geology 259, 73-85, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.12.009 .pdf
- Morrison, R.R., R.H. Hotchkiss, M. Stone, D. Thurman and A. R. Horner-Devine. 2009. Turbulence characteristics of flow in a spiral corrugated culvert fitted with baffles and implications for fish passage. Ecological Engineering 35: 381-392 .pdf
- Horner-Devine, Alexander R., Derek A. Fong, and Stephen G. Monismith. 2008. Evidence for the inherent unsteadiness of a river plume: Satellite observations of the Niagara River discharge. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53: 2731-2737. .pdf
- MacDonald, D. G., and A. R. Horner-Devine (2008), Temporal and spatial variability of vertical salt flux in a highly stratified estuary, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C09022, doi:10.1029/2007JC004620. .pdf
- Horner-Devine, A.R., D.A. Fong, S.G. Monismith and T. Maxworthy, 2006. Laboratory experiments simulating a coastal river discharge, Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 555, 203-232 .pdf
- Horner-Devine, A.R. 2006. Velocity, density, and transport measurements in rotating, stratified flows, Experiments in Fluids online, 1-13, DOI 10.1007/s00348-006-0181-2 .pdf
Submitted publications and publications in preparation
- P. Roberts, J.V. Steinbuck, F. Simonet, Uhlman, C.D. Troy, A.R. Horner-Devine, J.S. Jaffe, S.G. Monismith, and P.J.S Franks, An Autonomous Open-Ocean Particle Imaging Profiler. Part I: Design, Implementation, and In-Situ Three-Dimensional Particle Distributions. Submitted to J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech.
- J.V. Steinbuck, P. Roberts, C.D. Troy, A.R. Horner-Devine, F. Simonet, Uhlman, J.S. Jaffe, S.G. Monismith, and P.J.S. Franks, An Autonomous Open-Ocean Particle Imaging Profiler. Part II: In Situ Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry. Submitted to J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech.
- Horner-Devine, A.R. and D.A. Fong, The role of river inflow angle on plume unsteadiness and alongshore transport, (in prep).