Albert J. Kettner

Albert J. Kettner

Research Scientist II

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(Office) 303 735-5486

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.




Fei XingAlbert J. Kettner, Ashton, A., Giosan, L., Ibáñez, C., Kaplan, J. O. 2014: Fluvial response to climate variations and anthropogenic perturbations for the Ebro River, Spain in the last 4000 years. Science of The Total Environment, 473-474: 20-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.083

Giosan, L., Coolen, M. J. L., Kaplan, J. O., Constantinescu, S., Filip, F., Filipova-Marinova, M., Albert J. Kettner, Thom, N. 2012: Early anthropogenic transformation of the Danube-Black Sea system. Scientific Reports, 2: 582. DOI: 10.1038/srep00582

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

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

Robinson, D. T., Di Vittorio, A., Alexander, P., Arneth, A., Barton, C. M., Brown, D. G., Albert J. Kettner, Lemmen, C., O’Neill, B. C., Janssen, M., Pugh, T. A. M., Rabin, S. S., Rounsevell, M., Jaia Syvitski, Ullah, I., Verburg, P. H. 2018: Modelling feedbacks between human and natural processes in the land system. Earth System Dynamics, 9(2): 895-914. DOI: 10.5194/esd-9-895-2018

Andreadis, K. M., Schumann, G. J.-P., Stampoulis, D., Bates, P. D., Robert BrakenridgeAlbert J. Kettner 2017: Can atmospheric reanalysis data sets be used to reproduce flooding over large scales?. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(20): 10,369-10,377. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075502

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