Albert J. Kettner (he/his)

Associate Professor - Research

  • Assistant Director, INSTAAR
  • Director, DFO - Flood Observatory


  • PhD: Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2007
  • MS: Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 1997
  • BS: Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 1993

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information

(Office) 303 735-5486
Room N154
Sustainability, Energy, & Environment Complex (SEEC)
University of Colorado
Campus Box 450
Boulder CO 80309-0450

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Hydrology, sediment transport, flooding, remote sensing, numerical modeling

Research Interests

My current research focuses on modeling sediment flux responses within river basins to human impact and climate change on a global scale. This includes developing methodology to simulate sediment properties based on provenance. I’m also interested in influences of rapid climate change (deglaciation) during the late Quaternary on sediment fluxes to the ocean.


  • PROSE Award for Best Earth Science Book, Association of American Publishers, 2019