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Tariq Alrushaid
Tariq Alrushaid
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Texas A&M University at Galveston


Britannia Royal Naval Collage – Diploma in Military and Strategic Leadership – 2005

University Of Plymouth (United Kingdom) – High Diploma in Marine Sciences – 2007

University Of Plymouth (United Kingdom) – Bachelor of  Sciences (BSc) in Marine Sciences – 2009

Texas A&M University – Master of Science (MSc) in Oceanography- 2015


Overseas Anomiles Awards – Awarded in 2008 From Britannia Royal Naval College

Marine Honor Project – Awarded in 2009 from Plymouth University (United Kingdom)

Leadership And Communication Skills Awards- Awarded in 2010 from The U.S Navy

Eager Mace Maritime Training – Awarded in 2010 From The Kuwait Navy

Marine Control and Operations – Awarded in 2012 from The Kuwait Coast Guard


Nav-101- Britannia Royal Naval Collage

Nav-102- Britannia Royal Naval Collage

Marine Navigation and Safety – Kuwait Coast Guard

Tariq Alrushaid

Graduate Student

Research Interests

Coastal regions are highly dynamic physical systems, where accretion/erosion occurs frequently, especially in the inner and outer surf zone due to high-energy dissipation rate. There are several forces that affect the coastal region; one of the main factors is wind. This can be in a diurnal system (e.g. strong sea-breeze system), seasonally  (e.g. cold fronts), or even extra-tropical cyclones (e.g. hurricanes). My main interest in the coastal region is the surf and the swash zones, which both are the most dynamical regions on the beach. In the surf zone most of the energy from broken waves is dissipated, resulting in the resuspension of sediment and transported by currents. On the other hand, the swash zone is the region where erosion and erosion occurs continuously. This happens when waves run-up and backwash over the swash zone, and it is one of the most difficult locations to make acoustic measurements. This is due to the fact of the instrument will be submerged during the run-up and left dry during the backwash, in addition to the high noise level.

My research focuses on the impact of sea-breeze and cold fronts on both the swash and surf zone hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, and sediment dynamics. In particular my main interests are: (1) What each metrological system results in dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy at the surf and swash zones? (2) The resulted current and sediment transport, from each wind system (3) The resulted sediment distribution associated with different wind forcing events (4) The influence of different oscillatory components on cross shore sediment transport with each metrological event.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Timothy Dellapenna
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