Tom Lippmann is a nearshore oceanographer with affiliation with the Department of Earth Sciences and the Ocean Engineering program.
He received a BA in Mathematics and Biology from Linfield College (1985), and an MS (1989) and PhD (1992) in Oceanography at Oregon State University. His dissertation research conducted within the Geological Oceanography Department was on shallow water physical oceanography and large scale coastal behavior. He went on to do a Post Doc at the Naval Postgraduate School (1992-1995) in Physical Oceanography.
He worked as a Research Oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1995-1999) in the Center for Coastal Studies, and retains a research associate with the Integrated Oceanography Division at SIO. He was then a Research Scientist at Ohio State University (1999-2008) jointly in the Byrd Polar Research Center and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science.
Dr. Lippmann's research is focused on shallow water oceanography, hydrography, and bathymetric evolution in coastal waters spanning inner continental shelf, surf zone, and inlet environments. Research questions are collaboratively addressed with a combination of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches. He has participated in 14 nearshore field experiments and spent over 18 months in the field.
Ph.D., Bio Oceanography, Oregon State University
M.S., Bio Oceanography, Oregon State University
B.A., Mathematics, Linfield College
B.A., Biology, Linfield College
ESCI 502: Beaches and Coasts
ESCI 758: Intro Physical Oceanography
ESCI 764: Spectral Anly Geophys Data
ESCI 796: Top/Time Series Analysis
ESCI 896: Top/Time Series Analysis
INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences
OCE 999: Doctoral Research
OE 710: Ocean Measurements Lab
Lucking, G., Stark, N., Lippmann, T., & Smyth, S. (2017). Variability of in situ sediment strength and pore pressure behavior of tidal estuary surface sediments. Geo-Marine Letters, 37(5), 441-456. doi:10.1007/s00367-017-0494-6
Hansen, J. E., Raubenheimer, B., Elgar, S., List, J. H., & Lippmann, T. C. (2017). Physical linkages between an offshore canyon and surf zone morphologic change. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(4), 3451-3460. doi:10.1002/2016jc012319
Fandel, C. L., Lippmann, T. C., Irish, J. D., & Brothers, L. L. (2017). Observations of pockmark flow structure in Belfast Bay, Maine, Part 1: current-induced mixing. Geo-Marine Letters, 37(1), 1-14. doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0472-4
Fandel, C. L., Lippmann, T. C., Foster, D. L., & Brothers, L. L. (2017). Observations of pockmark flow structure in Belfast Bay, Maine, Part 3: implications for sediment transport. Geo-Marine Letters, 37(1), 23-34. doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0474-2
Fandel, C. L., Lippmann, T. C., Foster, D. L., & Brothers, L. L. (2017). Observations of pockmark flow structure in Belfast Bay, Maine, Part 2: evidence for cavity flow. Geo-Marine Letters, 37(1), 15-22. doi:10.1007/s00367-016-0473-3
Holland, K. T., Holman, R. A., Lippmann, T. C., Stanley, J., & Plant, N. (1997). Practical use of video imagery in nearshore oceanographic field studies. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 22(1), 81-92. doi:10.1109/48.557542
Holman, R., Sallenger, A., Lippmann, T., & Haines, J. (1993). The Application of Video Image Processing to the Study of Nearshore Processes. Oceanography, 6(3), 78-85. doi:10.5670/oceanog.1993.02
Lippmann, T. C., & Holman, R. A. (1990). The spatial and temporal variability of sand bar morphology. Journal of Geophysical Research, 95(C7), 11-590.
Lippmann, T. C., & Holman, R. A. (n.d.). The spatial and temporal variability of sand bar morphology. Journal of Geophysical Research, 95(C7), 11575. doi:10.1029/jc095ic07p11575
Lippmann, T. C., & Holman, R. A. (n.d.). Quantification of sand bar morphology: A video technique based on wave dissipation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 94(C1), 995. doi:10.1029/jc094ic01p00995