Our team of scientist at MetOcean Solutions are actively involved in research and development of leading science methodologies. We continously work on environmental process related both our core business and in diverse areas of oceanography.
Below is a list of journal articles and conference proceedings from MSL scientists.

  • Alloway, B., McComb, P., Neall, V., Vecutich, C., Gibb, J, Sherburn, S. Sterling, M. (2005). Stratigraphy, age and correlation of voluminous prehistoric debris avalanche events from an ancestral Egmont Volcano: Implications for coastal plain construction and regional hazard assessment. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Vol. 35, Issue 2.
  • Beamsley, B., Black K.P., and Healy T.R., (2001). Micro-scale pumped measurements of suspended sediment over a mixed sand/mud bed: profiles, grain sizes and sediment diffusivity. Special Issue 34 (ICS 2000), Journal of Coastal Research, pp 342-356.
  • Black, K.P. & McComb, P. J. (2003). Oilspill model studies for the Pohokura Development, New Zealand: predicted coastal impacts. Proceedings of the 2003 Pacific Coasts and Ports Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Cole, R., McComb, P., & Sait, J. (2000). Use of drop video to map habitats in a high-energy shallow reef environment. Presented at: Direct sensing of the size and abundance of target and non-target fauna in Australian fisheries: National Workshop FRDC 2000/187, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, September 2000.
  • Cole, R.; McComb, P., & Sait, J., (1999) Effects of nearshore sand disposal on subtidal and intertidal organisms at New Plymouth, New Zealand. Proceedings of the 1999 Pacific Coasts and Ports Conference, Perth, Australia. pp. 129-134.
  • Johnson, D. and Pattiaratchi, C. (2004) Transient rip currents and nearshore circulation on a swell dominated beach. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C02026, doi: 10.1029/2003JC001789
  • Johnson, D. and Pattiaratchi, C. (2006) Boussinesq modelling of transient rip currents. Coastal Engineering . 53, 419-439.Johnson, D. and Pattiaratchi, C. (2004) Application, modelling and validation of surfzone drifters. Coastal Engineering. 51, 455-471.
  • Johnson, D., Stocker, R., Head, R., Imberger, J. and Pattiaratchi, C.B. (2003) A Low-cost GPS drifter for use in the oceanic nearshore zone, lakes and estuaries. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 20, 1880-1884.
  • Kun, A., Fougere, A., & McComb, P., (1999). A new wave direction spectrum measurement instrument. Proceedings of the IEEE 6th Working conference on current Measurement, San Diego. pp 49-53.
  • McComb, P. J., Beamsley, B. & Lewis, K. (2003). Surficial and Sub-bottom Seabed Surveys for the Development of the Pohokura Gas / Condensate Field in Taranaki, New Zealand. Proceedings of the 2003 Pacific Coasts and Ports Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • McComb, P. J., Gorman, R, and Goring D. (2005). Forecasting infragravity wave energy within a harbour. Proceedings of WAVES 2005, July 2005, Madrid.
  • McComb, P., Black, K., Atkinson, P., Bell, R. and Healy, T., (1997). High-resolution wave transformations on a coast with complex bathymetry. Pacific Coasts and Ports ‘97 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 995-1000.
  • McComb, P., Black, K., Atkinson, P., Lim, Y. and Healy, T. (1999). The accretion of a breakwater-tip shoal following dredging. Pacific Coasts and Ports ‘99, Perth, Australia, pp. 420-425.
  • McComb, P., Black, K., Healy, T. and Atkinson, P (1999). Coastal and sediment dynamics at Port Taranaki, New Zealand: a large, multi-faceted, field experiment. Coastal Structures ’99 Conference, Santander, Spain, pp. 823-832.
  • McComb, P., Gorman, R., Black, K. and Kun, A., (2001). Measuring directional wave spectra with the 3D-ACM WAVE. Journal of Oceanic Engineering 26, (2), 171-180.
  • McComb, P., Johnson, D., and Beamsley, B. (2009). Numerical model study to reduce swell and long wave penetration to Port Geraldton. Proceedings of the 2009 Pacific Coasts and Ports Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • McComb, P.; Black, K.; Marsh, J.; Healy, T. and Atkinson, P. (1999). Coastal sediment tracer experiments at New Plymouth, New Zealand. MAFF conference for River and Coastal Engineers, Keele University, 1999. (Abstract).
  • McComb, P.J. and Black K.P. (2001). Dynamics of a nearshore dredged-sand mound on a rocky, high-energy coast. Journal of Coastal Research, ICS 2000 Proceedings, 550-563.
  • McComb, P.J. and Black K.P. (2005). Detailed observations of littoral transport using artificial sediment tracing, wave and circulation measurements and numerical model studies in a high-energy, rocky reef and black sand environment. Journal of Coastal Research. 21, 358-373.
  • Mead, S.T. & McComb, P. J. (2003). Subtidal and intertidal ecology studies for the Pohokura Development, New Zealand. Proceedings of the 2003 Pacific Coasts and Ports Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Thiebaut, S., McComb, P., and Vennell, R. (2013). ”Prediction of Coastal Far Infragravity Waves from Sea-Swell Spectra.” J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, Ocean Eng., 139(1), 34–44.