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Gabriel Garcia Medina

Gabriel Garcia Medina

Marine Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1529 West Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, Washington 98382

Biography

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1510-3155

Research Interests

  • Marine Renewable Energy (waves and tidal)
  • Coastal hazards and climate change impacts on coastal communities
  • Wave runup
  • Wave-current interaction

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Coastal and Ocean Engineering with Oceanography minor, Oregon State University, 2018
  • M.S., Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Oregon State University, 2012
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 2010

PNNL Publications

2020

  • Ticona Rollano F.M., T. Tran, Y. Yu, G. Garcia Medina, and Z. Yang. 2020. "Influence of Time and Frequency Domain Wave Forcing on the Power Estimation of a Wave Energy Converter Array." Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, no. 3:171. PNNL-SA-150553. doi:10.3390/jmse8030171

2019

  • Garcia Medina G., Z. Yang, N. Li, K.F. Cheung, T. Wang, and W. Wu. 2019. High-Resolution Regional Wave Hindcast for Hawaii. PNNL-29370. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. High-Resolution Regional Wave Hindcast for Hawaii
  • Parker K., D. Hill, G. Garcia Medina, and J. Beamer. 2019. "The effects of changing climate on estuarine water levels: a United States Pacific Northwest case study." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 19, no. 8:1601-1618. PNNL-SA-147651. doi:10.5194/nhess-19-1601-2019
  • Preziuso D.C., G. Garcia Medina, R.S. O'Neil, and Z. Yang. 2019. "Evaluating the tidal energy resource for smooth power output and grid integration in the United States." In OCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE, October 27-31, 2019, Seattle, WA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-147231. doi:10.23919/OCEANS40490.2019.8962815
  • Yang Z., G. Garcia Medina, W. Wu, T. Wang, L. Leung, L. Castrucci, and G. Mauger. 2019. "Modeling Analysis of the Swell and Wind-Sea Climate in the Salish Sea." Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 224. PNNL-SA-140307. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2019.04.043
  • Yang Z., W. Wu, T. Wang, G. Garcia Medina, and L. Castrucci. 2019. High-Resolution Regional Wave Hindcast for the U.S. Alaska Coast. PNNL-29479. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. High-Resolution Regional Wave Hindcast for the U.S. Alaska Coast

2018

  • Yang Z., W. Wu, T. Wang, L. Castrucci, and G. Garcia Medina. 2018. Simulating Wave Climate in the Salish Sea. PNNL-27998. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Simulating Wave Climate in the Salish Sea

Selected Publications

2018

  • García-Medina, G., H. T. Özkan-Haller, P. Ruggiero, R. Holman, and T. Nicolini. 2018. “Analysis and catalogue of sneaker waves in the US Pacific Northwest between 2005 and 2017”, Natural Hazards, 1 – 21, doi:10.1007/s11069-018-3403-z.

2017

  • García-Medina, G., H. T. Özkan-Haller, R. Holman, and P. Ruggiero. 2017. “Large runup controls on a gently sloping dissipative beach”, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 122 (7), 5998 – 6010, doi:10.1002/2017JC012862.

2015

  • Cheng, T. K., D. F. Hill, J. Beamer, and G. García-Medina. 2015. Climate change impacts on wave and surge processes in a Pacific Northwest (USA) estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 120 (1), 182 – 200, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010268.
  • Parkinson, S., K. Dragoon, G. Reikard, G. García-Medina, H. T. Özkan-Haller, and T. K. A. Brekken. 2015. Integrating ocean wave energy at large-scales: A study of the US Pacific Northwest. Renewable Energy, 76, 551 – 559, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.038.

2014

  • García-Medina, G., H. T. Özkan-Haller, and P. Ruggiero. 2014. Wave resource assessment in Oregon and southwest Washington, USA. Renewable Energy, 64, 203 – 214, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2013.11.014.

2013

  • García-Medina, G., H. T. Özkan-Haller, P. Ruggiero, and J. Oskamp. 2013. An Inner-Shelf Wave Forecasting System for the US Pacific Northwest. Weather and Forecasting, 28, 681 – 703, doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-12-00055.1.

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