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Jack Blanton

Professor Emeritus
UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography


Expertise:
Physical oceanography

Issues of Interest:

  • Water, salt and contaminant transport in tidal channels (including estuaries) and between tidal watersheds
  • Validation of models of estuarine and coastal circulation and mixing

Current Projects:

  • Land-Use Coastal Ecosystem Studies (LU-CES)
  • Georgia Coastal Ecocsystem - LTER
  • Georgia Coastal Zone Management - Salt transport in tidal channels and between tidal watersheds
  • Member of the Model Technical Review Group - Savannah Harbor Deepening Project

Location:

  • Estuaries: Southeastern US, Portugal
  • Tidal creeks: Georgia, South Carolina, Portugal
  • Continental shelf: Cape Hatteras - Cape Canaveral, Iberian Peninsula

Project Links:

Urban Runoff and Oxygen Dynamics on Marsh Platforms
William Savidge & Jack Blanton (Skidaway Institute of Oceanography)

Study of Human Impacts on the Salinity Regimes of Coastal Georgia Estuaries
     Richard Wiegert, Merryl Alber, Alice Chalmers (Dept. of Marine Sciences, Univ. of Georgia), and Jack Blanton (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography)

The Impact of Land Use Changes on the Salt Regimes of Georgia Estuaries
     Richard Wiegert , Merryl Alber, Alice Chalmers (Dept. of Marine Sciences, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA), and Jackson O. Blanton (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography, Savannah, GA)

Sources and Transport Mechanisms of White Shrimp in Southeastern Coastal Waters
     Jackson O. Blanton and Peter G. Verity (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography, Savannah, GA)  Charles A. Barans and Elizabeth L. Wenner (Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Dept Natural Resources, Charleston, SC)

Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)
   Merryl Alber, Tim Hollibaugh, Steve Pennings, Wade Sheldon, Clark Alexander, Dale Bishop, Jack Blanton, Adrian Burd, Chris Craft, Daniela Di Iorio, Mandy Joye, Christof Meile, Billy Moore, Brian Silliman and John Wares (see project summary for affiliations).

Georgia Rivers Land Margin Ecosystem Research Program: A comparative study of the transport and transformation of materials from rivers through the land-sea margin
     Richard G. Wiegert, Robert Hodson, William Wiebe, Mary Ann Moran, Merryl Alber, Alice Chalmers (Dept. of Marine Sciences, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA), Lawrence R. Pomeroy (Inst. of Ecology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA), Jackson O. Blanton and Clark Alexander (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography, Savannah, GA)

Initial Development of an Interdisciplinary Model of the Georgia Estuaries
     Changsheng Chen (Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia, Athens, GA) and Jackson O. Blanton (Skidaway Inst of Oceanography, Savannah, GA)

State of Knowledge Report: Satilla River Estuary
     Merryl Alber (Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia, Athens), Clark Alexander and Jack Blanton (Skidaway Inst of Oceanography, Savannah), Alice Chalmers (Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia, Athens), and Keith Gates (Marine Extension Service, Brunswick)

Recent publications:

Blanton, J.O , A.J. Garrett, J.S. Bollinger, D.W. Hayes, L.D Koffman J. Amft and T. Moore. 2010. Transport and retention of a conservative tracer in an isolated creek-marsh system. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 87: 333-345.

Sheldon, J.E., Griffith, P.C., Peters, F., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Blanton, J.O., Amft, J. and Pomeroy, L.R. 2010. Southeastern U.S.A. continental shelf respiratory rates revisited. Biogeochemistry. (DOI: 10.1007/s10533-010-9552-0)

Blanton, J.O., A.J. Garrett, J.S. Bollinger, D.W. Hayes, L.D. Koffman and J. Amft. 2009. Transport and dispersion of a conservative tracer in coastal waters with large intertidal areas. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 573-592.

Seim, H.E., J.O. Blanton and S.A. Elston. 2008. The effect of secondary circulation on the salt distribution in a sinuous coastal plain estuary: Satilla River, GA, USA. Continental Shelf Research doi:10.1016/j.csr.2008.03.018

Homepage:
http://www.skio.uga.edu/people/blanton/

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