Publications

YearPublication
2017Inoue, T., Yamaguchi, S., Nelson, J. M., 2017, The effect of wet-dry weathering on the rate of bedrock river channel erosion by saltating gravel: Geomorphology, 285, 152–161. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.02.018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.02.018
2017Iwasaki, T., J. Nelson, Y. Shimizu, and G. Parker, 2017, Numerical simulation of large-scale bed load particle tracer advection-dispersion in rivers with free bars, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 122, 847–874. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JF003951
2016Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., Kennedy, G. and Bennion, D., 2016, Use of repeat surveys and flow and sediment transport modeling to support fish spawning reef placement in the Detroit River, MI, in: RiverFlow 2016, Constantinescu, Garcia, and Hanes, eds, Taylor and Francis, London, ISBN 978-1-128-02913-2, 2047-2054.
2016McDonald, R.R., Nelson, J.M., Fosness, R., and Nelson, P.A., 2016, Field scale test of multi-dimensional flow and morphodynamic simulations used for restoration design analysis, in: RiverFlow 2016, Constantinescu, Garcia, and Hanes, eds, Taylor and Francis, London, ISBN 978-1-128-02913-2, 1390-1398.
2016Nelson, J.M., Kinzel, P.J., McDonald, R.R., and Schmeeckle, M.W., 2016, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the Asia Pacific Division of the International Association for Hydro Environment Engineering & Research: Field and Laboratory Determination of Water-Surface Elevation and Velocity Using Noncontact Measurements, IAHR APD 2016, August 28 – 31, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2016Nelson, J.M., Kinzel, P.J., McDonald, R.R., and Schmeeckle, M.W., 2016,  Noncontact methods for measuring water-surface elevations and velocities in rivers: Implications for depth and discharge extraction, in: RiverFlow 2016, Constantinescu, Garcia, and Hanes, eds, Taylor and Francis, London, ISBN 978-1-128-02913-2, 637-645.
2016Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Shimizu, Y., Kimura, I., Nabi, M., and Asahi, K., 2016, Modeling flow, sediment transport and morphodynamics in rivers, in: Tools in Geomorphology, Kondolf, M., and Piegay, H., Eds, Wiley and Sons, Chichester, 412-441. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118648551.ch18
2016Nelson, J.M., Shimizu, Y., Abe, T., Asahi, K., Gamou, M., Inoue, T., Iwasaki, T., Kakinuma, T., Kawamura, S., Kimura, I., Kyuka, T., McDonald, R.R., Nabi, M., Nakatsugawa, M., Simoes, F., Takebayashi, H., and Watanabe, Y., 2016, The international river interface cooperative: Public domain flow and morphodynamics software for education and applications: Advances in Water Resources, 93, 62-74 https://dx.doi.org//10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.09.017
2015Kinzel, P.J., Logan. B.L., and Nelson, J.M., 2015, Effect of sediment supply and flow rate on the initiation and topographic evolution of sandbars in laboratory and numerical channels: Reno, Nevada, Proceedings of the 10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, p. 1132-1143.
2015McDonald, R.R., and Nelson, J.M., in press, Chapter 10: Physical Evaluation of the Alternatives, in: Hanson Russian River Ponds Floodplain Restoration: Feasibility Study and Conceptual Design; Nancy Sshaefer and Michael Beck, eds, report released by Endangered Habitats Conservancy, Los Angeles, CA.
2015Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Legleiter, C.J., in press, Using computational models to improve remotely sensed estimates of river bathymetry, J. Sediment Research.
2015Nelson, P.A., McDonald, R.R., Nelson, J.M. , and Dietrich, W.E., in press, Coevolution of bed surface patchiness and channel morphology: 2. Numerical experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface.
2015Nelson, P.A., McDonald, R.R., Nelson, J.M., and Dietrich, W.E., in press, Coevolution of bed surface patchiness and channel 2 morphology: 1. Mechanisms of forced patch formation, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface.
2013Kinzel, P.J., Legleiter, C.J., and J.M. Nelson, 2013, Mapping river bathymetry with a small footprint green LiDAR: Applications and Challenges. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 1-22. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ jawr.12008
2013Stogner, R.W., Sr., Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Mau, D.P., 2013, Prediction of suspended-sediment concentrations at selected sites in the Fountain Creek watershed, Colorado, 2008–09: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5102, 36 p.
2012Kinzel, P.J., Legleiter, C.J., Overstreet, B., Hooper, B., Vierra, K., Nelson, J.M., and Zuckerman, S., 2012, Comparison of acoustic and remotely sensed bathymetry and flow velocity at a river channel confluence, ASCE Hydraulic Methods and Experimental Methods Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Snowbird Utah, 7 p.
2012Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., Toan, D.D., Thanh, M.D. and Shimizu, Y., 2012, Bathymetry of the Hong and Luoc River Junction, Red River Delta, Vietnam, 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Sci. Inv. Map 3235, 1 sheet.
2012Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Shimizu, Y., 2012, Using Computational Modeling of River Flow with Remotely Sensed Data to Infer Channel Bathymetry, River Flow 2012, Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, September 5-7, 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica, 8p.
2012Sloff, C.J., Nieuwboer, B., Logan, B., Nelson, J., 2012, Effect of sediment entrainment and avalanching on modeling of Grand Canyon eddy bars. River Flow 2012: Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, 5-7 September 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica, 8pp.
2011Legleiter, Carl J., Kyriakidis, Phaedon C., McDonald, Richard R., and Nelson, Jonathan M., 2011, Effects of uncertain topographic input data on two-dimensional flow modeling in a gravel-bed river: Water Resources Research, v. 47, 24 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2010WR009618.shtml
2011Logan, B. L., McDonald, R. R., Nelson, J. M., Kinzel, P. J., and Barton, G. J., 2011, Use of multidimensional modeling to evaluate a channel restoration design for the Kootenai River, Idaho: p. i-68. http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20105213
2011Nelson, J. M., Logan, B. L., Kinzel, P. J., Shimizu, Y., Giri, S., Shreve, R. L., and McLean, S. R., 2011, Bedform response to flow variability: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 36, iss. 14, p. 1938-1947. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.2212/abstract
2011Nelson, J.M., Kinzel, P.J.,Thanh, M.D., Toan, D.D., Shimizu, Y. and McDonald, R.R., 2011, Mechanics of flow and sediment transport in delta distributary channels, p. 8-14, in: Proceedings of The 1st EIT International Conference on Water Resources Engineering, Engineering Institute of Thailand, Bangkok, 337pp.
2011Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Legleiter, C.J., 2011, Using computational models to improve remotely sensed estimates of river bathymetry, Proceedings of the 2011 River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Meeting, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 9p.
2011R.R. Holmes, Jr., T.A. Koenig, R.R. McDonald, J.M. Nelson, and F.J. Simões, “Mississippi River Flood of 2011 and the Activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway: Observations and Modeling of a Levee Breach,” AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 5–9, 2011.
2010Hoffman, Barton G, McDonald, G, R, and Nelson, J, 2010, Kootenai River white sturgeon critical habitat with free flowing and backwater conditions, Boundary County, Idaho: Evaluation of water depth and flow velocity during 2006-09 spaning seasons: p.-p. http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/proj.bib/Publications/2010/barton_hoffman_etal_2010.pdf
2010Kinzel, P J, Nelson, J M, McDonald, R R, 2010, Logan B L, Science supporting management of water and ecological resources in the Central Platte River, USA: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Asia and Pacific: Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, February 22-24, Zealand, Digital Media, v. 2010, p.-p.
2010McDonald, R., Nelson, J., Paragamian, V., and Barton, G., 2010, Modeling the Effect of Flow and Sediment Transport on White Sturgeon Spawning Habitat in the Kootenai River, Idaho: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, v. 136, iss. 12, p. 1077-1092. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HY.1943-7900.0000283
2010McDonald, R.R., Nelson, J.M., Paragamian, V.L., and Barton, G., 2010, A method for evaluating the effects of flow magnitude and duration on the management of spawning habitat, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, February 22-24, 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, Digital Media, 8 p.
2010Nelson, J.M., Shimizu, Y. and McDonald, R.M., 2010, Integrating bedform dynamics with large-scale computational models for flow and morphodynamics in rivers, in: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, February 22-24, 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, Digital Media, 8 p.
2010Nelson, J.M., Shimizu, Y., Giri, S., and McDonald, R.R., 2010, Computational modeling of bedform evolution in rivers with implications for predictions of flood stage and bed evolution: Proceedings of the 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference and of the 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 9 p.
2009Barton, Gary J., McDonald, Richard R., and Nelson, Jonathan M., 2009, Simulation of Streamflow Using a Multidimensional Flow Model for White Sturgeon Habitat, Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho - Supplement to Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5230: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20095026
2009Burruss, Robert C, Brennan, Sean T, Freeman, Philip A, Merrill, Matthew D, Ruppert, Leslie F, Becker, Mark F, Herkelrath, William N, Kharaka, Yousif K, Neuzil, Christopher E, Swanson, Sharon M, Cook, Troy A, Klett, Timothy R, Nelson, Philip H, and Schenk, Christopher J, 2009, Development of a Probabilistic Assessment Methodology for Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Storage: U.S. Geological Survey. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1035/
2009Kinzel, Paul J., Nelson, Jonathan M., and Heckman, Ashley K., 2009, Response of sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) riverine roosting habitat to changes in stage and sandbar morphology: River Research and Applications, v. 25, iss. 2, p. 135-152. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rra.1103/abstract
2009Shimizu, Yasuyuki, Giri, Sanjay, Yamaguchi, Satomi, and Nelson, Jonathan, 2009, Numerical simulation of dune–flat bed transition and stage‐discharge relationship with hysteresis effect: Water Resources Research, v. 45, 14 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2009/2008WR006830.shtml
2007Giri, S, Yamaguchi, S, Shimizu, Y, and Nelson, J M, 2007, Simulating temporal responses of bedforms to varying flows, in Dohmen-Janssen: CRC Press: London, p. 939-947.
2007Kinzel, P., Wright, C., Nelson, J., and Burman, A., 2007, Evaluation of an Experimental LiDAR for Surveying a Shallow, Braided, Sand-Bedded River: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, v. 133, iss. 7, p. 838-842. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%290733-9429%282007%29133%3A7%28838%29
2007McLean, S, Nelson, J, and Gary, L, 2007, Suspended sediment in the presence of dunes: Taylor & Francis, p. 611-618. http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/NOE0415453639-c79
2007Schmeeckle, Mark W., Nelson, Jonathan M., and Shreve, Ronald L., 2007, Forces on stationary particles in near-bed turbulent flows: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 112, 21 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2007.../2006JF000536.shtml
2006Barton, G J, McDonald, R R, Nelson, J M, Donato, M, Van_Metre, P, and Mahler, B, 2006, Altered dynamics of Kootenai River white sturgeon spawning habitat and flow modeling: p. 2-6.
2006Heckman, A K, Kinzel, P J, and Nelson, J M, 2006, Use of aerial infrared thermography to map emergent riverine sandbars: Proceedings of the 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, April 2-6: Subcommittee on Sedimentation, CD_ROM, v. 8, p.-p.
2006KINZEL, PAUL J., NELSON, JONATHAN M., PARKER, RANDOLPH S., DAVIS, LAWRENCE R., and Sheaffer, 2006, Spring Census of Mid-Continent Sandhill Cranes Using Aerial Infrared Videography: Journal of Wildlife Management, v. 70, iss. 1, p. 70-77. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2193/0022-541X%282006%2970%5B70%3ASCOMSC%5D2.0.CO%3B2
2006Kinzel, P J, Wright, C W, and Nelson, J M, 2006, Application of an experimental airborne laser scanner for surveying a braided river channel: p.-p.
2006Kinzel, Paul J., Nelson, Jonathan M., and Heckman, Ashley K., 2006, Channel morphology and bed-sediment characteristics before and after riparian vegetation clearing in the Cottonwood Ranch, Platte River, Nebraska, water years 2001-2004: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20055285
2006Kinzel, Paul J., Nelson, Jonathan M., and Wright, C. Wayne, 2006, Monitoring changes in the Platte River riparian corridor with serial LiDAR surveys: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20063063
2006McDonald, Richard, Nelson, Jonathan, Kinzel, Paul, and Conaway, Jeff, 2006, Modeling surface-water flow and sediment mobility with the Multi-Dimensional Surface-Water Modeling System (MD_SWMS): United States Geological Survey, v. FS - 2005-. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3078/
2006Nelson, J M, McDonald, R R, and Kinzel, P J, 2006, Morphologic evolution in the USGS surface-water modeling system: Proceedings of the 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, April 2-6: Subcommittee on Sedimentation, CD_ROM, v. 8, p.-p.
2006Wilcox, Andrew C., Nelson, Jonathan M., and Wohl, Ellen E., 2006, Flow resistance dynamics in step-pool channels: 2. Partitioning between grain, spill, and woody debris resistance: Water Resources Research, v. 42, 14 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2006/2005WR004278.shtml
2005Barton, Gary J., McDonald, Richard R., Nelson, Jonathan M., and Dinehart, Randal L., 2005, Simulation of flow and sediment mobility using a multidimensional flow model for the White Sturgeon critical-habitat reach, Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20055230
2005Kinzel, Paul J., Parker, Randolph S., Nelson, Jonathan M., Burman, Aaron R., and Heckman, Ashley K., 2005, Geomorphic Data Collected Within Nebraska Public Power District‘s Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2004: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20051090
2005Mueller, Erich R., Pitlick, John, and Nelson, Jonathan M., 2005, Variation in the reference Shields stress for bed load transport in gravel-bed streams and rivers: Water Resources Research, v. 41, 10 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2005/2004WR003692.shtml
2005Nelson, Jonathan M., Bennett, James P., and Wiele, Stephen M., 2005, Flow and Sediment-Transport Modeling: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, p. 539-576. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/0470868333.ch18/summary
2004Kinzel, Paul J., Parker, Randolph S., Nelson, Jonathan M., Burman, Aaron R., and Heckman, Ashley K., 2004, Geomorphic Data Collected Within and Adjacent to Nebraska Public Power District‘s Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2003: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20041292
2003Kinzel, Paul, Parker, Randolph, Nelson, Johnathan, Burman, R., and Heckman, Aashley, 2003, Geomorphic data collected within and adjacent to Nebraska Public Power District‘s Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2001: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr03170
2003Kinzel, Paul, Parker, Randolph, Nelson, Jonathan, Gyetvai, Steven, Burman, Aaron, and Heckman, Ashley, 2003, Geomorphic data collected within and adjacent to Nebraska Public Power District‘s Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2002: . http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr03171
2003Maddux, T. B., McLean, S. R., and Nelson, J. M., 2003, Turbulent flow over three-dimensional dunes: 2. Fluid and bed stresses: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108, 17 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2003.../2003JF000018.shtml
2003Maddux, T. B., Nelson, J. M., and McLean, S. R., 2003, Turbulent flow over three-dimensional dunes: 1. Free surface and flow response: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108, 20 PP. http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2003/2003JF000017.shtml
2003Schmeeckle, Mark W., and Nelson, Jonathan M., 2003, Direct numerical simulation of bedload transport using a local, dynamic boundary condition: Sedimentology, v. 50, iss. 2, p. 279-301. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-3091.2003.00555.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false

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