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Sarah Trimble
Sarah Trimble
Phone:
(979) 660-9010
Email:
trimblesm@tamu.edu
Office:
TAES
Address:

810 Eller O&M Building
Texas A&M University
MS 3147 
College Station, Texas 77843


Degrees:

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2017)

M.Sc., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2013)

B.A., University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA (2010)

Awards:

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2015 East-Asia Pacific Summer Institute, National Science Foundation, VA 22230 ($7000)

OTHER HONORS & AWARDS

2016 1st Place, 3 Minute Thesis competition, TAMU, College Station, TX 77840 ($3500)

2016 Best Paper, GIS Day paper competition, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($450)

2016 Graduate Student Travel (GEF) award, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($550)

2015 Best Paper, GIS Day paper competition, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($450)

2015 EQ Chapter nominee for the International P.E.O scholar award, Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) chapter, TX 77840 ($0)

2015 Graduate Student Travel (GEF) award, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($490)

2014 Graduate Student Travel (GEF) award, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($410)

2013 Graduate Student Travel (GEF) award, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($240)

2012 Graduate Student Travel (GEF) award, TAMU Dept. of Geography, TX 77843 ($500)

2006-2010 Honors Award, University of Mary Washington, VA 22401 ($2000 over 8 semesters)

2006-2010 NFHCA National Academic Squad, 4 consecutive seasons ($0)

Courses:

Instructor/original courses: GEOS 101, GEOG 380

Teaching Assistant: GEOG 352, GEOG 361, GEOG 390, GEOG 450, GEOG 475, GEOG 476, GEOG 477


Sarah Trimble

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Interests

I am a coastal geomorphologist, meaning I study the changing of the surface of the Earth in coastal environments. I use a combination of field experiments, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing technology (such as satellites), and computer modelling to measure and predict how coasts change. My dissertation specifically focused on improving our understanding of rip currents, and developing ways to reduce the hundreds of injuries and deaths caused by rip currents worldwide every year.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. Jewell, M., Houser, C., and Trimble, S. 2017. “Phases of blowout initiation and stabilization on Padre Island revealed through ground-penetrating radar and remotely sensed imagery.” Physical Geography. Published online 7 June 2017.
  2. Houser, C., Trimble, S., Brander, R., Brewster, B. C., Dusek, G., Jones, D., and Kuhn, J. 2017. “Public perceptions of a rip current hazard education program: ‘Break the Grip of the Rip!’” Natural Hazards Earth System Science. 17:1003-1024.
  3. Houser, C., Brander, R., Brannstrom, C., Trimble, S., and Flaherty, J. 2016. “Case Study of Rip Current Knowledge amongst Students Participating in a Study Abroad Program.” Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 28(November):42-60
  4. Houser, C. Wernette, P., Rentschlar, E., Jones, H., Hammond, B., and Trimble, S. 2015. “Post-storm beach and dune recovery: implications for barrier island resilience.” Geomorphology. 234(1):54-63
  5. Houser, C., Trimble, S. and Morales, B. 2015. “Influence of blade flexibility on the drag coefficient of aquatic vegetation.” Estuaries and Coasts. 38(2):569-577
  6. Brannstrom, C., Brown, H. L., Houser, C., Trimble, S., and Santos, A. 2015. “‘You can’t see them from sitting here’: Evaluating beach user understanding of a rip current warning sign.” Applied Geography. 56:61-70
  7. Jewell, M., Houser, C. and Trimble, S. 2014. “Initiation and evolution of blowouts within Padre Island National Seashore, Texas.” Ocean & Coastal Management. 95:156-164.
  8. Brannstrom, C., Trimble, S., Santos, A., Brown, H.L., and Houser, C. 2014. “Perception of the rip current hazard on Galveston Island and North Padre Island, Texas, USA.” Natural Hazards. 72(2):1123-1138.
  9. Chirico, P., Malpeli, K., and Trimble, S. 2012. Accuracy evaluation of GDEM version 1 and version 2 for two sites with distinct terrain characteristics in western Africa. GIScience and Remote Sensing.  49(6):775-801

 

Book Chapters

  1. Trimble, S., and Houser, C. “Seawalls and signage: how beach access management affects rip current safety” in Beach Management Tools. Edited by Camilo M. Botero, Omar D. Cervantes and Charles W. Finkl. Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. Fletcher, NC 28732, USA
  2. Barrineau, P., Wernette, P., Weymer, B., Trimble, S., Hammond, B., and Houser, C. 2015. “Chapter 16: Coastal Landscapes in the Critical Zone” in Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone, 1st Edition. Edited by J. Giardino and C. Houser. Elsevier.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Chris Houser

Sarah Trimble passed her defense in July 2017 and will graduate at the commencement ceremony in December 2017.

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