Douglas Sherman



  • PhD, University of Toronto, 1983
  • MS, Rutgers University, 1978
  • BA, Sonoma State University, 1975

Research Areas

  • Coastal and aeolian geomorphology
  • Sediment transport
  • Natural hazards

Selected Publications

  • Li, B., Ellis, J.T., and Sherman, D.J. (2014). Estimating the impact threshold for wind-blown sand. Journal of Coastal Research S170: 627-632.
  • Ryu, W., and Sherman, D.J. (2014). Foredune texture: Landscape metrics and climate. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104: 903-921.
  • Sherman, D.J., Swann, C., and Barron, J.D. (2014). A high-efficiency, low-cost aeolian sand trap. Aeolian Research 13: 31-34.
  • Cappietti, L., Sherman, D.J., and Ellis, J.T. (2013). Wave transmission and water setup behind an emergent rubble-mound breakwater. Journal of Coastal Research 29: 694-705.
  • Farrell, E.J., and Sherman, D.J. (2013). Estimates of the Schmidt Number for vertical flux distributions of wind-blown sand. Journal of Coastal Research SI 65: 1289-1294.
  • Lancaster, N., Bass, A.C.W., and Sherman, D.J. (Eds.), 2013, Aeolian Geomorphology: Volume 11 of the Treatise on Geomorphology, in Shroder, J. (, San Diego, Academic Press.
  • Sherman, D.J. (Ed.), 2013. Coastal Geomorphology: Volume 10 of the Treatise on Geomorphology, in Shroder, J. (, San Diego, Academic Press.
  • Sherman, D.J., Hales, B.U., Potts, M.K., Ellis, J.T., Liu, H. and Houser, C. (2013). Impacts of Hurricane Ike on the beaches of Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA. Geomorphology 199: 62-81.
  • Sherman, D.J., Houser, C. Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J., Li, B., Davidson-Arnott, R.G.D, Baas, A.C.W., and Maia, L.P. (2013). Characterization of aeolian streamers using time-averiging videography. Journal of Coastal Research SI 65: 1331-1336.
  • Sherman, D.J., Li, B., Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J., Maia, L.P., and Granja, H. (2013). Recalibrating Aeolian sand transport models. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38: 169-178.
  • Swann, C., and Sherman, D.J. (2013). A bedload trap for aeolian sand transport. Aeolian Research 11: 61-66.
  • Farrell, E.J., Sherman, D.J., Ellis, J.T., and Li, B. (2012). Vertical distribution of grain size for wind-blown sand. Aeolian Research 7: 51-61.
  • Sherman, D.J., and Li, B. (2012). Predicting aeolian sand transport rates: A reevaluation of models.Aeolian Research 3: 371-378.
  • Perspectives on coastal and marine hazards and disasters
  • Measuring aeolian sand transport using acoustic sensors
  • Aerodynamics and morphodynamics of sand fences: A review
  • A new relationship between grain size and fall (settling) velocity in air
  • Dynamics of sediment storage and release on aeolian dune slip faces: A field study in Jericoacoara, Brazil