Richard (Rip) Hale

Assistant Professor

Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Old Dominion University



Expertise: Marine geology, coastal sediment transport, continental shelf dynamics, tidal delta processes

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Current Graduate Students:

Adriana Amrhein,

MS Project: A nitrogen budget for the Lafayette River

Ollie Gilchrest,

MS Project: Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in the tidal James River, VA

Jim Metz,

PhD Project: Holocene Evolution of the Blackwater River Basin

Graduate Student Alumni:

Alex Garnand, 

Kallie Brown, MS (2019)

MS Thesis title: Persistence of depositional features in a strongly seasonal, tide-dominated delta

Samantha McGill, MS (2019)

MS Thesis title: Sediment resuspension in a micro tidal estuary: causative forces and links with algal blooms

2018 REU Students

Ana Grace Alvarado (College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University) and Jonathan Lucio (University of Texas, Rio Grande)

2017 REU Students

Hannah Weaver (Wittenberg University) presenting her REU research at the 2018 SE GSA meeting.