Albert J. Kettner

Albert J. Kettner


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(Office) 303 735-5486

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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.




Nienhuis, J. H., Ashton, A. D., Edmonds, D. A., Hoitink, A. J. F., Albert J. Kettner, Rowland, J. C., Törnqvist, T. E. 2020: Global-scale human impact on delta morphology has led to net land area gain. Nature, 577: 514-518. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1905-9

Harvey, J., Gomez-Velez, J., Schmadel, N., Scott, D., Boyer, E., Alexander, R., Eng, K., Golden, H., Albert J. Kettner, Konrad, C., Moore, R., Pizzuto, J., Schwarz, G., Soulsby, C., Choi, J. 2019: How hydrologic connectivity regulates water quality in river corridors. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 55(2): 369-381. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12691

Gao, J. H., Shi, Y., Sheng, H., Albert J. Kettner, Yang, Y., Jia, J. J., Wang, Y. P., Li, J., Chen, Y., Zou, X., Gao, S. 2019: Rapid response of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River and East China Sea source-to-sink conveying system to human induced catchment perturbations. Marine Geology, 414: 1-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2019.05.003

Molliex, S., Albert J. Kettner, Laurent, D., Droz, L., Marsset, T., Laraque, A., Rabineau, M., N’Kaya, G. D. M. 2019: Simulating sediment supply from the Congo watershed over the last 155 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews, 203: 38-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.001

Liu, X. J., Min, F. Y., Albert J. Kettner 2019: The impact of large to extreme flood events on floodplain evolution of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China. Catena, 176: 394-409. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2019.01.027

Cohen, S., Robert BrakenridgeAlbert J. Kettner, Bates, B., Nelson, J., McDonald, R., Huang, Y.-F., Munasinghe, D., Zhang, J. 2018: Estimating floodwater depths from flood inundation maps and topography. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 54(4): 847-858. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12609

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