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David Basco

  • David Basco
  • Professor
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 136 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3223
  • dbasco@odu.edu
  • Education

    International Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, 1976
    Degree: Dip.H.E.
    Lehigh University, 1970
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Wisconsin, 1962
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    University of Wisconsin, 1960
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Process-based models of barrier island breaching. Development of a Coastal Storm Impulse scale (COSI) for the combined effects of storm surge, waves, and storm duration. The Relative Trough Froude Number (RTFN) to quantify wave breaking initiation, duration and termination in phase-resolving numerical models. The numerical modeling of three-dimensional water flows around large, submerged objects in tidal estuaries. The development of ADCP technology to distinguish breaking and broken water waves in an irregular wave train.
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Numerical Modeling
    Sponsoring Organization: Beach Consultants
    Date: August 16, 2002 - December 31, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Yoon, J.; Basco, D. R.
    Beach Renourishment Dam Neck
    Sponsoring Organization: Beach Consultants
    Date: January 15, 2002 - August 15, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Yoon, J.; Basco, D. R.