Matthew Wolinsky

  • Program Years: 2001-2005
  • Academic Institution: Duke University
  • Field of Study: Earth Surface Dynamics
  • Academic Advisor: Lincoln Pratson
  • Practicum(s):
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2003)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Earth and Ocean Sciences (Certificate in Nonlinear and Complex Systems), Duke University, 2005
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, and B.A. Environmental Studies (Certificate in Geographic Information Systems), University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Current Status

  • Status: Clastics Research Team, Shell Bellaire Technology Center
  • Research Area: Computational Geoscience
  • Contact Information:


Wolinsky, M.A., Swenson, J.B., Litchfield, N., and McNinch, J.E. (2010) Coastal progradation and sediment partitioning in the Holocene Waipaoa Sedimentary System, New Zealand. Marine Geology, v. 270, p. 94-107, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.10.021.

Wolinsky, M. A. (2009), A unifying framework for shoreline migration: 1. Multiscale shoreline evolution on sedimentary coasts, J. Geophys. Res., 114, F01008, doi:10.1029/2007JF000855.

Wolinsky, M. A., and A. B. Murray (2009), A unifying framework for shoreline migration: 2. Application to wave-dominated coasts, J. Geophys. Res., 114, F01009, doi:10.1029/2007JF000856.

Gerber, T. P., D. Amblas, M. A. Wolinsky, L. F. Pratson, and M. Canals (2009), A model for the long-profile shape of submarine canyons, J. Geophys. Res., 114, F03002, doi:10.1029/2008JF001190.

Straub, K.M., Paola, C., Mohrig, D., Wolinsky, M.A., and George, T. (2009) Compensational Stacking of Channelized Sedimentary Deposits. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 79, p. 673-688, doi:10.2110/jsr.2009.070.

Shaw, J. B., M. A. Wolinsky, C. Paola, and V. R. Voller (2008), An image-based method for shoreline mapping on complex coasts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L12405, doi:10.1029/2008GL033963.

Gerber, T., Pratson, L.F., Wolinsky, M.A., Steel, R., Mohr, J., Swenson, J., Paola, C. (2008) Clinoform Progradation by Turbidity Currents: Modeling and Experiments. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 78, p. 220-238, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2008.023.

Wolinsky, M. A., and L. F. Pratson (2007), Overpressure and slope stability in prograding clinoforms: Implications for marine morphodynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 112, F04011, doi:10.1029/2007JF000770.

Wolinsky, M.A (2007) Digitizing the sedimentary record: Efficient data structures for dynamic stratigraphy. Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology.

Wolinsky, M.A., Pratson, L.F. (2005) Constraints on landscape evolution from slope histograms. Geology, v. 33, p. 477-480, doi:10.1130/G21296.1.


Howes Scholar in Computational Science, US Department of Energy (2006)
James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University (1999-2002)
Hydrologic Science Fellowship, Duke University (1999)