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Yang, Z. and A. Copping, eds. 2017. "Marine Renewable Energy - Resource Characterization and Physical Effects." Springer Publishing, 387 pp.

Yang, Z., V. Neary, T. Wang, B. T, A. Dallman and W.C. Wu. 2017. "Wave resource modeling test bed study." Renewable Energy.


Yang Z, Wang T. 2016. "Model Test Bed for Evaluating Wave Models and Best Practices for Resource Assessment and Characterization"

Harding S F, Sellar B, Richmond M C. 2016. "Field testing of a convergent array of acoustic Doppler profilers for high-resolution velocimetry in energetic tidal currents" Proceedings of the 4th Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS2016), April 25-27, 2016, Washington DC

Matzner S, Maxwell A R, Ham K D, Hytnen R D, Horne J. 2016. "Observing Ocean Ecosystems with Sonar" MTS/IEEE Oceans 2016, September 19-23, 2016, Monterey, California 10.1109/OCEANS.2016.7761014

Copping, A.; Sather, N.; Hanna, L.; Whiting, J.; Zydlewski, G.; Staines, G.; Gill, A.; Hutchison, I.; O'Hagan, A.; Simas, T.; Bald, J.; Sparling, C.; Wood, J.; Masden, E. (2016). Annex IV 2016 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World. pp 224.

Long, W.; Jung, K.; Yang, Z.; Copping, A.; Deng, D. 2016. Coupled Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Sound in Coastal Ocean for Renewable Ocean Energy Development. Marine Technology Society Journal, 50(2), 27-36.

Bevelhimer M, Z Deng, and C Scherelis. 2016. "Characterizing Large River Sounds: Providing Context for Understanding the Environmental Effects of Noise Produced by Hydrokinetic Turbines." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139(1):85-92. doi:10.1121/1.4939120

Long W, KW Jung, Z Yang, AE Copping, and Z Deng. 2016. "Coupled Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Sound in Coastal Ocean for Renewable Ocean Energy Development." Marine Technology Society Journal 50(2):27-36. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.50.2.6

Matzner S, and Brunton S. 2016. "Automated Fish Detection and Identification in Underwater Video A Technology Roadmap - Progress Report." PNNL-25371


Copping A E, Hanna L A, Van Cleve F B, Blake K M, Anderson R M. 2015. "Environmental Risk Evaluation System 2013 An Approach to Ranking Risk of Ocean Energy Development on Coastal and Estuarine Environments" Estuaries and Coasts 38(1):S287-S302. 10.1007/s12237-014-9816-3

Sellar B, Harding S F, Richmond M C. 2015. "High-resolution velocimetry in energetic tidal currents using a convergent-beam acoustic Doppler profiler" Measurement Science & Technology 26. 10.1088/0957-0233/26/8/085801

Tagestad J D, Larson K B, McManamay R A, Duberstein C A, DeRolph C R, Bevelhimer M. 2015. "Integrated Basin-Scale Opportunity Assessment Initiative: Scoping Assessment for the Bighorn River Basin"

Larson K B, Tagestad J D, Perkins C J, Oster M R, Warwick W M, Geerlofs S H. 2015. "A Technical and Economic Optimization Approach to Exploring Offshore Renewable Energy Development in Hawaii"

Matzner S, Hytnen R D, Maxwell A R, Ham K D, Horne J K, Condiotty J. 2015. "Nekton Interaction Monitoring System Annual Report: FY15"

Richmond MC, SF Harding, and PDJ Romero Gomez. 2015. "Numerical performance analysis of acoustic Doppler velocity profilers in the wake of an axial-flow marine hydrokinetic turbine." International Journal of Marine Energy 11:50-70. doi:10.1016/j.ijome.2015.05.004

Sellar B, SF Harding, and MC Richmond. 2015. "High-resolution velocimetry in energetic tidal currents using a convergent-beam acoustic Doppler profiler." Measurement Science & Technology 26:, doi:10.1088/0957-0233/26/8/085801

Tian C, Z Deng, X Xu, Q Yang, and W Zhao. 2015. "Timed Communication Buoy System: A Subsurface Mooring System for Efficient Sensor Data Recovery." Marine Technology Society Journal 49(3):117-126. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.49.3.7

Pinto FT, G Iglesias, PR Santos, and Z Deng. 2015. "Preface to Special Topic: Marine Renewable Energy." Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 7(6):Article No. 061601. doi:10.1063/1.4939086


Durgesh V, Thomson J, Richmond M C, Polagye B. 2014. "Noise correction of turbulent spectra obtained from Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters" Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 37:29-41. 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2014.03.001

Romero Gomez PDJ, Richmond M C. 2014. "Simulating Blade-Strike on Fish passing through Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines" Renewable Energy 71:401-413. 10.1016/j.renene.2014.05.051

Larson K B, Niehus S E, Tagestad J D, Ham K D, Geerlofs S H, Richmond M C. 2014. "The Integrated Basin-Scale Opportunity Assessment Initiative: Pilot Assessment for the Deschutes River Basin"

Copping A E, Geerlofs S H, Hanna L A. 2014. "The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Wave Energy Devices"

Romero Gomez PDJ, Richmond M C. 2014. "Discrete Element Modeling of Blade-Strike Frequency and Survival of Fish Passing through Hydrokinetic Turbines" Proceedings of the 2nd Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), April 15-18, 2014, Seattle, Washington

Thomson J, Kilcher L, Harding S F. 2014. "Multi-Scale Coherent Turbulence at Tidal Energy Sites" Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE2014), November 4-6, 2014, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rodriguez-Preciado JA, F Amezcua-Martinez, BJ Bellgraph, and J Madrid-Vera. 2014. "Feeding habits and trophic level of the Panama grunt Pomadasys panamensis, an important bycatch species from the shrimp trawl fishery in the Gulf of California." Scientific World Journal 2014:Article No. 864241. doi:10.1155/2014/864241

Deng Z, B Southall, TJ Carlson, J Xu, JJ Martinez, MA Weiland, and JM Ingraham. 2014. "200 kHz Commercial Sonar Systems Generate Lower Frequency Side Lobes Audible to Some Marine Mammals." PLoS One 9(4):e95315. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095315

Tian C, Z Deng, J Lu, X Xu, W Zhao, and M Xu. 2014. "Evaluation of a low-cost and accurate ocean temperature logger on subsurface mooring systems." Marine Technology Society Journal 48(3):146-154. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.48.3.9


Copping A E, Geerlofs S H, Hanna L A. 2013. "The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Devices"

Kropp R K. 2013. "Biological and Existing Data Analysis to Inform Risk of Collision and Entanglement Hypotheses"

Thomson J, Kilcher L, Richmond M C, Talbert J, deKlerk A, Polagye B, Guerra M, Cienfuegos R. 2013. "Tidal Turbulence Spectra from a Compliant Mooring" Proceedings of the 1st Marine Energy Technology Symposium, METS2013, April 10-11, 2013, Washington DC

Deng Z, TJ Carlson, T Fu, H Ren, JJ Martinez, JR Myers, S Matzner, EY Choi, and AE Copping. 2013. "Design and implementation of a marine animal alert system to support Marine Renewable Energy." Marine Technology Society Journal 47(4):113-121. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.47.4.2


Thomson J, Polagye B, Durgesh V, Richmond M C. 2012. "Measurements of Turbulence at Two Tidal Energy Sites in Puget Sound, WA" IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 37(3):363-374. 10.1109/JOE.2012.2191656


Neary V S, Gunawan B, Richmond M C, Durgesh V, Polagye B, Thomson J, Muste, fontaine A. 2011. "Field Measurements at Rivers and Tidal Current Sites for Hydrokinetic Energy Development: Best Practices Manual"

Harding S, Thomson J, Polagye B, Richmond M C, Durgesh V, Bryden I. 2011. "Extreme Value Analysis of Tidal Stream Velocity Perturbations" Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2011), September 5-9, 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom

Copping A E, Geerlofs S H. 2011. "The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices" Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, September 5-9, 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom

Xu J, Z Deng, TJ Carlson, and B Moore. 2012. "Target Strength of Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): Measurement and Modeling." Marine Technology Society Journal 46(2):74-84. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.46.2.2

Xu J, Z Deng, JJ Martinez, TJ Carlson, JR Myers, and MA Weiland. 2012. "Broadband Acoustic Environment at a Tidal Energy Site in Puget Sound." Marine Technology Society Journal 46(2):65-73. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.46.2.1

Thom RM, HL Diefenderfer, JE Adkins, C Judd, MG Anderson, KE Buenau, AB Borde, and GE Johnson. 2011. "Guidelines, processes and tools for coastal ecosystem restoration, with examples from the United States." Plankton & Benthos Research 5(Supplement):185-201. doi:10.3800/pbr.5.185


Thomson J, Richmond M C, Polagye B, Durgesh V. 2010. "Quantifying Turbulence for Tidal Power Applications" OCEANS 2010 MTS/IEEE: Innerspace: a Global Responsibility

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