Stefan Talke

Stefan Talke
Environmental Fluid Mechanics

More Hall, Box 352700
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2700
Phone: (206) 543-7633

Stefan Talke received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and worked for several years in the software industry of Silicon Valley. In 1999, Stefan returned to Berkeley to work on a PhD in the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics of intertidal flats. From January 2005 to August 2007, Stefan worked as a post-doc at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, making measurements and models of the sediment dynamics and oxygen depletion in the turbidity maximum of the Ems estuary (see Ems Research ). In August 2007, Stefan joined the group of Alex Horner-Devine to work on the COHSTREX project which aims to better understand the ubiquitous coherent structures or ‘boils’ that occur in rivers and estuaries. Stefan's dissertation and CV can be found here, and selected publications are below:

  • CV
  • Dissertation


    Selected Publications

    • Talke, S.A., H.E. De Swart & V.N. de Jonge, 2009. An idealized model and systematic process study of oxygen depletion in highly turbid estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 602–620, DOI 10.1007/s12237-009-9171-y   .pdf

    • Chickadel, C.C., A.R. Horner-Devine, S.A.Talke, & A.T. Jessup, 2009. Vertical boil propagation from a submerged estuarine sill. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L10601, doi:10.1029/2009GL037278   .pdf

    • Talke, S.A., H.E. De Swart & H.M.Schuttelaars, 2009. Feedback between residual circulation and sediment distribution in highly turbid estuaries: an analytical model. Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.09.002   .pdf

    • de Swart, H.E., H.M.Schuttelaars, & S.A.Talke, 2009. Phytoplankton growth in turbid estuaries: a simple model. Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.09.006   .pdf

    • Talke, S.A., H.E. De Swart & H.M.Schuttelaars, 2008. An analytical model for the equilibrium distribution of sediment in an estuary. In River, coastal and estuarine morphodynamics, eds. C.M. Dohmen-Janssen, and S.J.M.H Hulscher, 403-412. London: Taylor and Francis   .pdf

    • Talke, S.A. & M.T. Stacey, 2008. Suspended Sediment Fluxes at an intertidal flat: Shifting Influence of wave, wind, tidal, and freshwater forcing. Continental Shelf Research doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.12.003   .pdf

    • Talke, S.A. & H.E. De Swart , 2006. Hydrodynamics and Morphology in the Ems/Dollard Esutary: Review of Models, Measurements, Scientific Literature, and the Effects of Changing Conditions. Report for Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Public Works, Netherlands), IMAU Report 06-01, 78 pp.   .pdf

    • Talke, S.A. & M.T. Stacey, 2003. The influence of oceanic swell on flows over an estuarine intertidal mudflat in San Francisco Bay, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 58, 541-554.   .pdf