Robert Chant
Robert Chant
Observations and numerical modeling of estuarine and coastal processes

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS)

Dr. Chant's maine research focus is on the physics of estuarine and coastal systems. Specifically, his research utilizes observations, theory and modeling to advance our understanding of processes that control stratification, vertical mixing and dispersion because they are central in defining the physical and biogeochemical function of these environments. Bob's interests and activities include both basic studies of the physics of these systems as well as addressing applied problems such as sediment and contaminant transport, effects of basin engineering on circulation and mixing and more recently how climate change and water shed activities may influence these systems in the future.