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HPC 224

(662) 574-1213

Box 9652
Mississippi State, MS 39762

William H. McAnally  
William H.
Northern Gulf Institute
Faculty (Emeritus)

Curriculum Vitae not Provided


HPC 224

(662) 574-1213

Box 9652
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Ph.D. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, University of Florida, 1999
M.S. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, University of Florida, 1973
B.S. Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, 1969

2014-Present Research Professor Emeritus
2012-2014 Research Professor and Associate Director, Geosystems Research Institute, MSU
2009-2012 Co-Director, Northern Gulf Institute
2002-2012 Research Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University
1997-2002 Technical Director for Navigation, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Cntr, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.
1985-1997 Chief, Waterways, Estuaries, and Hydrosciences Divisions, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station.
1971-1985 Research Hydraulic Engineer, Hydraulics Laboratory, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station.
1969-1971 Civil Engineer, Structures Laboratory, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, MS.

Diplomate, Navigation Engineering, Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers
Registered Professional Engineer, Mississippi
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
Chair, Navigation Sub-Committee, Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
Research Interest
Sedimentation Engineering
Sedimentation Engineering is the use of operational methods and constructed works in concert with natural processes to cause an economically and environmentally sustainable sediment distribution. It considers individual projects within the context of a regional morphological system and in terms of their effects on the region.

Example projects include:

· Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL’s) for the Big Sunflower River
· Aggregation and Deposition of Estuarial Fine Sediment

Estuarine Hydraulics
Estuaries are water bodies where rivers meet the sea. They are usually described as semi-enclosed bodies of water with a free connection to the open sea and where sea water is measurable diluted by fresh water from land runoff. They serve as home or a temporary habitat for thousands of species of birds, mammals and fish. They provide for transportation of people and goods by water, and they dilute and assimilate societies’ waste.

Estuarine hydraulics deals with the rise and fall of tides and associated ebb and flood currents, wind-waves, surges, and density currents, and transport processes within tidal waters, including transport, deposition, and erosion of sediments and transport and assimilation of waste materials.

Example projects include:

· Panama Canal Salinity Reduction
· Mississippi River Salinity Intrusion

Waterborne Transportation
Waterborne transportation provides economical, safe, and environmentally sustainable transport of people and goods. The U. S. Marine Transportation System (MTS) includes about 25,000 miles of navigable waterways, 300 ports, 4000 terminals, vessels of all kinds, and connections to other transportation modes. Each year the U.S. MTS handles more than 2 billion tons of freight and 200 million passengers, contributes more than $700 billion to the U. S. economy, employs more than 13 million people, and serves national defense. It presents planning and design challenges for economists, engineers, and scientists working in Federal, and local agencies and private firms to create a safe, efficient, and environmentally sustainable system.

Example Projects Include:

· Effects of Hydrokinetic Power Generation on Navigation
· Ports Sedimentation Study, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Earth Modeling Systems
Earth Systems Modeling denotes an integrated scientific and engineering approach to linking Drivers, Pressures, Impacts, States, and Responses (the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment approach) through modeling of physical, biological, and human systems.

Example Projects

· Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Northern Gulf of Mexico
· Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Ecosystems
Selected Publications Total Publications:  172 
McAnally, W. H., Ashish, M. J., & Manning, A. J. (2021). Observations on Floc Settling Velocities in the Tamar Estuary, United Kingdom. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. 147(5), 9. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000649. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

H3O_Team.,, & McAnally, W. H. (2010). Sulis: A Framework for Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Ecosystems. Stennis Space Center, MS: Northern Gulf Institute. [Abstract] [Document]

McAnally, W. H., Jackson, R. E., Cebrian, J., Fulford, R., Green, S., Hendon, J., Lohrenz, S., Owens, A., Peterson, M., Swenson, E., Harding, J. M., & Lartigue, J. (2010). Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Initiative for Selected Systems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi State University: Northern Gulf Institute. [Abstract] [Document]

Alarcon, V. J., McAnally, W. H., Diaz-Ramirez, J., Martin, James L., & Cartwright, J. H. (2009). A Hydrological Model of the Mobile River Watershed. In G. Maroulis, T.E. Simos (Eds.), Computational Methods in Science and Engineering: Advances in Computational Science.. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics. Volume 1148, 641-645.

McAnally, W. H., McCartney, B. L., Calhoun, C. C., Cox, M. D., & Pokrefke, T. J. (2009). Navigation Engineering Practice and Ethical Standards. Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 116. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers. [Abstract]