Rick Luettich

Joint Professor 
Environmental Sciences & Engineering

Rick Luettich’s Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae


3431 Arendell St.
Campus Box 3301
Morehead City 28557
T: 252-726-6841


1979  Georgia Institute of Technology  Civil Engineering

1981  Georgia Institute of Technology   Civil Engineering

1987  Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Civil Engineering

Key Publications

2014    Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering, and Planning: Coastal Risk Reduction, “Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts”, Water Science and Technology Board, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council, 167p (R. Luettich, Committee Chair).

2013    Luettich, R.A., Jr., L.D. Wright, R. Signell, C. Friedrichs, M. Friedrichs, J. Harding, K. Fennel, E. Howlett, S. Graves, E. Smith, G. Crane, R. Baltes, “The U.S. IOOS Coastal Ocean Modeling Testbed”, J. Geophysical Research, Oceans, 118, DOI: 10.1002/2013JC008939

2013    Kerr, P.C., A.S. Donahue, J.J. Westerink, R.A. Luettich Jr., L.Y. Zheng, R.H. Weisberg, Y. Huang, H.V. Wang, Y. Teng, D.R. Forrest, A. Roland, A.T. Haase, A.W. Kramer, A.A. Taylor, J.R. Rhome, J.C. Feyen, R.P. Signell, J.L. Hanson, M.E. Hope, R.M. Estes, R.A. Dominguez, R.P. Dunbar, L.N. Semeraro, H.J. Westerink, A.B. Kennedy, J.M. Smith, M.D. Powell, V.J. Cardone, A.T. Cox, “U.S. IOOS Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed: Inter-model Evaluation of Tides, Waves, and Hurricane Surge in the Gulf of Mexico”, J. Geophysical Research, Oceans, 118,. DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20376

2010    Forbes, C., R.A. Luettich, Jr., C. Mattocks, J.J. Westerink, “A Retrospective Evaluation of the Storm Surge Produced by Hurricane Gustav (2008): Forecast and Hindcast Results”. Weather and Forecasting, 25(December): 1577-1602, DOI: 10.1175/2010WAF2222416.1.

2009    Becker, M.L., R.A. Luettich, Jr., H.E. Seim, “Effects of intra-tidal and tidal-range variability on circulation and salinity structure in the Cape Fear River Estuary, North Carolina”, J. Geophysical Research, 114, C04006, DOI:10.1029/2008JC004972.

2008    Westerink, J.J., R.A. Luettich, Jr., J.C. Feyen, J.H. Atkinson, C. Dawson, M.D. Powell, J.P. Dunion, H.J. Roberts, E.J. Kubatko, H. Pourtaheri, “A Basin- to Channel- Scale Unstructured Grid Hurricane Storm Surge Model as Implemented for Southern Louisiana”, Monthly Weather Review, 136:833-864, DOI: 10.1175/2007MWR1946.1

2006    Reyns, N.B., D.B. Eggleston, R.A. Luettich, Jr., “Secondary dispersal of early juvenile blue crabs within a wind-driven estuary”, Limnology and Oceanography, 51(5): 1982–1995

2005    Carr, S.D., J.L. Hench, R.A. Luettich, Jr., R.B. Forward, Jr., R.A. Tankersley, “Spatial patterns in the ovigerous Callinectes sapidus spawning migration: results from a coupled behavioral-physical model”, Marine Ecology Progress Series,294:213-226.

2004    Reynolds-Fleming, J.V. and R.A. Luettich, Jr., “Wind-driven lateral variability in a partially mixed estuary”, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 60(3):395-407.

2003    Hench, J.L. and R.A. Luettich, Jr., “Transient tidal circulation and momentum balances at shallow inlets”, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33(April):913-932.

2002    Luettich, R.A., Jr., S.D. Carr, J.V. Reynold-Fleming, C.W. Fulcher and J.E. McNinch, “Semi-diurnal seiching in a shallow, micro-tidal lagoonal estuary”, Continental Shelf Research, 22:1669-1681.

1999    Luettich, Jr., R.A., J.L. Hench, C.W. Fulcher, F.E. Werner, B.O. Blanton and J.H. Churchill, “Barotropic tidal and wind driven larval transport in the vicinity of a barrier island inlet”, Fisheries Oceanography, 8(Suppl. 2), 190-209.