Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

 Blenkinsopp C cms

Contact details

Room: 4ES 3.8
Tel: + 44 (0) 1225 386715
email: c.blenkinsopp@bath.ac.uk

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Remote sensing of coastal processes
  • Coastal hydrodynamics
  • Coastal sediment transport
  • Wave breaking.

Dr Chris Blenkinsopp

MEng PhD

Profile

Dr Chris Blenkinsopp is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Hydraulics in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath. His teaching and research interests lie in the field of Water Engineering; in particular, coastal processes, remote sensing and ocean waves.

Chris graduated with an MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2001 after which he worked in New Zealand and the UK as a coastal engineering consultant.

Chris completed a PhD examining air entrainment and energy dissipation in breaking waves at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2007.

Following his PhD, he took up a postdoctoral position at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Water Research Laboratory working on the field investigation of sediment transport in the swash zone of sand and gravel beaches.

Chris was appointed as an Associate Lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at UNSW in January 2009 and was awarded a Lectureship in July 2011. His teaching focuses on Water Engineering and includes hydraulics and coastal engineering.

Chris joined the University of Bath as a lecturer in July 2013.

Research

Dr Chris Blenkinsopp's primary research interests cover remote sensing of coastal processes, sediment transport and hydrodynamics in the surf and swash zone, wave breaking and wave energy converters.

Chris has considerable expertise in field and laboratory measurements of coastal processes and has been involved in several major field and prototype-scale laboratory experiments including the ECORS project in France and the EU-funded BARDEX 1 and 2 projects at the Delta Flume in the Netherlands.

Chris is currently lead investigator of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project which examines bed shear stress under run-up flows and involves field experiments in Australia and Europe, as well as laboratory testing at the world’s largest coastal engineering laboratory facility in Germany.

Chris is also heavily involved in developing LiDAR technology for the measurement of coastal hydrodynamics and the investigation of storm erosion and recovery of beaches.

Publications

Articles

Martins, K., Bonneton, P., Frappart, F., Detandt, G., Bonneton, N. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2017. High Frequency Field Measurements of an Undular Bore Using a 2D LiDAR Scanner. Remote Sensing, 9 (5), 462.

Martins, K., Blenkinsopp, C., Almar, R. and Zang, J., 2017. The influence of swash-based reflection on surf zone hydrodynamics:a wave-by-wave approach. Coastal Engineering, 122, pp. 27-43.

Incelli, G., Dodd, N., Blenkinsopp, C. E., Zhu, F. and Briganti, R., 2016. Morphodynamical modelling of field-scale swash events. Coastal Engineering, 115, pp. 42-57.

Matias, A., Masselink, G., Castelle, B., Blenkinsopp, C. E. and Kroon, A., 2016. Measurements of morphodynamic and hydrodynamic overwash processes in a large-scale wave flume. Coastal Engineering, 113, pp. 33-46.

Blenkinsopp, C. E., Matias, A., Howe, D., Castelle, B., Marieu, V. and Turner, I. L., 2016. Wave runup and overwash on a prototype-scale sand barrier. Coastal Engineering, 113, pp. 88-103.

Almar, R., Almeida, P., Blenkinsopp, C. and Catalan, P., 2016. Surf-swash interactions on a low-tide terraced beach. Journal of Coastal Research

Martins, K., Blenkinsopp, C. E. and Zang, J., 2016. Monitoring individual wave characteristics in the inner surf with a 2-Dimensional laser scanner (LiDAR). Journal of Sensors

Ruessink, B.G., Blenkinsopp, C., Brinkkemper, J., Castelle, B., Dubarbier, B., Grasso, F., Puleo, J. A. and Lanckriet, T., 2015. Sandbar and beachface evolution on a prototype coarse-grained sandy barrier. Coastal Engineering

Liu, X., Xia, J., Blenkinsopp, C., Arnold, L. and Wright, G., 2014. High water mark determination based on spatial continuity of swash probability. Journal of Coastal Research, 30 (3), 00061.1.

Matias, A., Blenkinsopp, C.E. and Masselink, G., 2014. Detailed investigation of overwash on a gravel barrier. Marine Geology, 350, pp. 27-38.

Puleo, J. A., Lanckriet, T. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2014. Bed level fluctuations in the inner surf and swash zone of a dissipative beach. Marine Geology, 349, pp. 99-112.

Lanckriet, T., Puleo, J. A., Masselink, G., Turner, I. L., Conley, D., Blenkinsopp, C. and Russell, P., 2014. Comprehensive field study of swash-zone processes, part 2:Sheet flow sediment concentrations during quasi-steady backwash. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 140 (1), pp. 29-42.

Puleo, J. A., Blenkinsopp, C., Conley, D., Masselink, G., Turner, I. L., Russell, P., Buscombe, D., Howe, D., Lanckriet, T., Mccall, R. and Poate, T., 2014. Comprehensive field study of swash-zone processes. 1:experimental design with examples of hydrodynamic and sediment transport measurements. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 140 (1), 0000210.

Almeida, L. P., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E., Davidson, M., Poate, T., Mccall, R., Blenkinsopp, C. and Turner, I.L., 2013. Observations of the swash zone on a gravel beach during a storm using a laser-scanner (Lidar). Journal of Coastal Research, SI 65, pp. 636-641.

Matias, A., Masselink, G., Kroon, A., Blenkinsopp, C. and Turner, I.L., 2013. Overwash experiment on a sandy barrier. Journal of Coastal Research, SI 65, pp. 778-783.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Turner, I.L., Allis, M.J., Peirson, W.L. and Garden, L.E., 2012. Application of LiDAR technology for measurement of time-varying free-surface profiles in a laboratory wave flume. Coastal Engineering, 68, pp. 1-5.

Austin, M.J., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E., Turner, I.L. and Blenkinsopp, C.E., 2011. Alongshore fluid motions in the swash zone of a sandy and gravel beach. Coastal Engineering, 58 (8), pp. 690-705.

Blenkinsopp, C.E. and Chaplin, J.R., 2011. Void fraction measurements and scale effects in breaking waves in freshwater and seawater. Coastal Engineering, 58 (5), pp. 417-428.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Turner, I.L., Masselink, G. and Russell, P.E., 2011. Can standard energetics models be used to predict net cross-shore sediment flux at the beach face? Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 9 (1), pp. 19-34.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Turner, I.L., Masselink, G. and Russell, P.E., 2011. Swash zone sediment fluxes:field observations. Coastal Engineering, 58 (1), pp. 28-44.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Mole, M.A., Turner, I.L. and Peirson, W.L., 2010. Measurements of the time-varying free-surface profile across the swash zone obtained using an industrial LIDAR. Coastal Engineering, 57 (11-12), pp. 1059-1065.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Turner, I.L., Masselink, G. and Russell, P.E., 2010. Validation of volume continuity method for estimation of cross-shore swash flow velocity. Coastal Engineering, 57 (10), pp. 953-958.

Masselink, G., Russell, P.E., Blenkinsopp, C. and Turner, I.L., 2010. Swash zone sediment transport, step dynamics and morphological response on a gravel beach. Marine Geology, 274 (1-4), pp. 50-68.

Blenkinsopp, C.E. and Chaplin, J.R., 2010. Bubble size measurements in breaking waves using optical fiber phase detection probes. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 35 (2), pp. 388-401.

Masselink, G., Russell, P.E., Turner, I.L. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2009. Net sediment transport and morphological change in the swash zone of a high-energy sandy beach from swash event to tidal cycle time scales. Marine Geology, 267 (1-2), pp. 18-35.

Turner, I.L., Blenkinsopp, C.E., Russell, P.E., Butt, T. and Masselink, G., 2009. In-situ estimates of net sediment flux per swash:Reply to discussion by TE Baldock of "Measurement of wave-by-wave bed-levels in the swash zone". Coastal Engineering, 56 (9), pp. 1009-1012.

Russell, P. E., Masselink, G., Blenkinsopp, C. and Turner, I. L., 2009. A comparison of berm accretion in the swash zone on sand and gravel beaches at the timescale of individual waves. Journal of Coastal Research

Blenkinsopp, C.E. and Chaplin, J.R., 2008. The effect of relative crest submergence on wave breaking over submerged slopes. Coastal Engineering, 55 (12), pp. 967-974.

Blenkinsopp, C.E. and Chaplin, J.R., 2007. Void fraction measurements in breaking waves. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 463 (2088), pp. 3151-3170.

Conference or Workshop Items

Gao, F., Zang, J. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2015. Numerical Simulation of Breaking Wave Impact on a Vertical Wall.

Almar, R., Catalan, P., Ibaceta, R., Blenkinsopp, C., Cienfuegos, R., Villagran, M. and Aguilera, J.C., 2014. Comparison of swash zone measurements during energetic wave conditions at a dissipative beach.

Allis, M.J., Blenkinsopp, C., Turner, I.L., Baldock, T.E. and Puleo, J. A., 2014. Investigation of the logarithmic model applied to bed shear stresses in the swash zone.

Almar, R., Catalan, P., Ibaceta, R., Blenkinsopp, C., Cienfuegos, R., Villagran, M. and Aguilera, J.C., 2014. Swash zone based reflection during energetic wave conditions at a dissipative beach: Toward a wave-by-wave approach.

Blenkinsopp, C., Matias, A., Howe, D., Castelle, B. and Marieu, V., 2014. Laboratory investigation of wave runup on a prototype-scale sand barrier. In: American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2014-02-24 - 2014-02-28.

Gao, F., Zang, J. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2014. Numerical simulation of a solitary wave on a continental shelf. In: The 10th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference, 2014-04-14 - 2014-04-15.

Puleo, J. A., Lanckriet, T. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2013. Bed level fluctuations on a dissipative beach.

Howe, D., Blenkinsopp, C. and Turner, I.L., 2013. Measurement of swash profiles and bed shear using lidar and acoustic sensors.

Puleo, J. A., Blenkinsopp, C., Conley, D., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E., Turner, I.L., Buscombe, D., Lanckriet, T., Mccall, R. and Poate, T., 2012. Comprehensive study of swash-zone hydrodynamics and sediment transport.

Lanckriet, T., Puleo, J. A., Masselink, G., Turner, I.L., Conley, D., Blenkinsopp, C. and Russell, P.E., 2012. Field measurements of sheet flow sediment transport in the swash zone.

van Rooijen, A., Reniers, A., van Thiel de Vries, J., Blenkinsopp, C. and Mccall, R., 2012. Modelling swash zone sediment transport at Le Truc Vert, France.

Harry, M., Zhang, H., Lemckert, C., Colleter, G. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2011. Remote sensing of water waves: wave flume experiments on regular and irregular waves. In: 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011, 2011-09-28 - 2011-09-30. Curran Associates, pp. 138-143.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Turner, I.L., Mole, M.A., Garden, L. and Peirson, W.L., 2011. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) for measurement of coastal processes. In: 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011, 2011-09-28 - 2011-09-30. NY: Curran Associates, pp. 757-762.

Mead, S., Blenkinsopp, C., Moores, A. and Borrero, J., 2010. Design and construction of the Boscombe multi-purpose reef.

Blenkinsopp, C., Turner, I.L., Masselink, G. and Russell, P.E., 2009. Field measurements of net sediment flux from individual swashes on a sandy beach. In: Mizuguchi, M. and Sato, S., eds. Coastal Dynamics 2009 - Impacts of Human Activities on Dynamic Coastal Processes, 2011-09-07 - 2011-09-11. World Scientific.

Blenkinsopp, C.E., Turner, I.L., Masselink, G. and Russell, P.R., 2009. Measurements of net cross-shore sediment flux at the timescale of individual swashes. In: 19th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2009 and the 12th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2009 (COASTS AND PORTS 2009), 2009-09-16 - 2009-09-18. Curran Associates, pp. 759-767.

Blenkinsopp, C., Turner, I. L., Russell, P.E. and Masselink, G., 2008. Bed-level Change in the Swash Zone at Wave-by-Wave Timescales.

Masselink, G., Turner, I.L., Russell, P.E. and Blenkinsopp, C., 2008. Bed-level Change Over Individual Swash Cycles On Sand and Gravel Beaches. World Scientific.

Blenkinsopp, C. and Chaplin, J.R., 2007. Validity of small-scale models involving breaking waves. In: Malenica, S. and Senjanovic, I., eds. 22nd International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, 2007-04-15 - 2007-04-18. IWWWFB, pp. 13-16.

Blenkinsopp, C. and Chaplin, J.R., 2006. Air Entrainment and Energy Dissipation in Plunging Breakers.

Blenkinsopp, C. and Chaplin, J.R., 2006. Two-Phase Flow Measurements in Breaking Waves.

Blenkinsopp, C. and Chaplin, J.R., 2005. Measurements of air/water interfaces in plunging breaking waves. In: Grue, J., ed. 20th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, 2005-05-19 - 2005-06-01. IWWWFB.

Blenkinsopp, C., 2003. The Effect of Micro-Scale Bathymetric Steps on Wave Breaking.

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