Biography

I first arrived at UEA in 1996 as a mature student and took a B.Sc. in Geophysical Sciences, having had a 20 year long, and very enjoyable career as a Civil Engineer. But, nothing was quite the same and I returned to UEA in 2001, to research for a PhD in Coastal Processes with Professor Chris Vincent. I completed in 2004 and along with teaching sedimentology I also worked as a post-doc on the LEACOAST2 project, examining the decadal scale effects of major shore parallel breakwater installations on the North Norfolk coast. I moved to UEA based meteorolgy company Weatherquest from 2007 to 2010.

I joined Cefas in 2010, as an ecosystem modeller and now lead Cefas’ Ocean Processes and Systems group – leading the group's research and operations in hydrodynamic and geomorphological modelling, oceanographic, benthic and seabed interactions and processes. This post is partly managerial, but my scientific interest remains with geomorpoholgy and numerical modelling of waves, tides and sediment transport processes. At Cefas I introduced the Telemac and DELFT3D modelling systems and their high resolution capability in finite element modelling of all coastal physical and water quality processes.

I work at UEA for one day a week to help develop relationships and collaborations between UEA and Cefas scientists. This has led to projects on the coastal response to the 2013 storm surge and research into understanding and modelling deep sea oil release on the UK shelf break.

I have also led the collaboration between UEA Research Computing (HPC) and Cefas scientists who are deploying ocean models used at Cefas on Grace HPC at UEA.

Cefas Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
NR33 0HT
01502 521356
email: john.bacon@cefas.co.uk

 

All Publications

Haverson, D., Bacon, J., Smith, H. C., Venugopal, V., Xiao, Q.

(2017)

Cumulative impact assessment of tidal stream energy extraction in the Irish Sea,

in Ocean Engineering

137

pp. 417-428

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Haverson, D., Bacon, J., Smith, H.

(2014)

Modelling the far field impacts of a tidal energy development at Ramsey Sound,

in Proceedings of the 21st Telemac & Mascaret User Conference.

Telemac & Mascaret

pp. 119-124

Full Text UEA Repository

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Macdonald, R. G., Alexander, J., Bacon, J. C., Cooker, M. J.

(2013)

Variations in the architecture of hydraulic-jump bar complexes on non-eroding beds,

in Sedimentology

60

(5)

pp. 1291-1312

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Steele, C. J., Dorling, S. R., Von Glasow, R., Bacon, J.

(2013)

Idealized WRF model sensitivity simulations of sea breeze types and their effects on offshore windfields,

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

13

(1)

pp. 443-461

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Phillips, R., Vincent, C., Bell, P., Dolphin, T., Bacon, J.

(2013)

Use of GPS and X-Band Radar to track tidal currents around the shore parallel breakwaters at Sea Palling, Norfolk, UK,

in Journal of Coastal Research

2

(65)

pp. 1832-1837

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Dolphin, T., Vincent, C., Bacon, J., Dumont, E., Terentjava, A.

(2012)

Decadal-scale impacts of a segmented, shore-parallel breakwater system,

in Coastal Engineering

66

pp. 24-34

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


MacDonald, R. G., Alexander, J., Bacon, J. C., Cooker, M. J.

(2009)

Flow patterns, sedimentation and deposit architecture under a hydraulic jump on a non-eroding bed: Defining hydraulic-jump unit bars,

in Sedimentology

56

(5)

pp. 1346-1367

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bacon, J., Vincent, C., Dolphin, T., Taylor, J., Pan, S., O’Connor, B.

(2007)

Shore-parallel breakwaters in meso-tidal conditions: Tidal controls on sediment transport and their longer term, regional impacts at Sea Palling, UK,

in Journal of Coastal Research

(SPEC. ISSUE 50)

pp. 369-373

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bacon, J. C.

(2005)

The shore-parallel breakwaters at Sea Palling: interaction with tidal currents and their contribution to sand transport,

University of East Anglia

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Pan, S., Fernando, P., Li, M., Zhu, Y., O'Connor, B., Vincent, C., Taylor, J., Dolphin, T., Bacon, J.

(2005)

Effect of shore-parallel breakwaters on coastal morphology under storm conditions,

in International Conference on Coastlines, Structures and Breakwaters 2005 .

ICE Publishing

pp. 64-73

Full Text UEA Repository

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Bacon, J., Vincent, C., Pan, S., O'Connor, B.

(2003)

Effect of tidal currents on sediment pathways around the shore-parallel breakwaters at Sea Palling, England,

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2003.

World Scientific Publishing Corp. and East Meets West Productions

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)