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Mara S Orescanin

Associate Professor

Phone: (831) 656-3233
  • PhD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole 2015
    Major: Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
  • MS - University of Illinois-Urbana 2009
    Major: Geology
NPS Experience
  • 2016 - current: Assistant Professor

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2017 Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation

Scholarly Work

  • Conference Proceedings
  • Orescanin, M. S., Herrmann, D., Coughlin, J., Young, W., Orescanin, M., & Metcalf, J. P, (2019). Seasonal Morphological Change at a Bar Built Estuary: Carmel River, CA.
  • Journal Articles
  • Reffitt, M., Orescanin, M. S., Massey, C., Raubenheimer, B., Jensen, R. E., & Elgar, S, (2020). Modeling Storm Surge in a Small Tidal Two-Inlet System. JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING, 6(146).
  • Orescanin, M. S., Hamilton, R. P., & Hoffnagle, B, (2019). Tidal Choking in an Anthropologically Modified Salt Marsh Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Research.
  • Orescanin, M. S., & Scooler, J, (2018). Observations of episodic breaching and closure at an ephemeral river. CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH, (166), 77-82.
  • Orescanin, M. S., Elgar, S., Britt, R., & Levi, G, (2017). Effects of a shallow flood shoal and friction on hydrodynamics of a multiple-inlet system (on cover of issue) Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 7(122), 6055-6065.
  • Slivinski, L. C., Pratt, L. J., Rypina, I. I., Orescanin, M. S., Raubenheimer, B., MacMahan, J. H., & Elgar, S, (2017). Assimilating Lagrangian data for parameter estimation in a multiple-inlet system. Ocean Modelling, MAY(113), 131-144.