Robert Brakenridge

Robert Brakenridge CV

Senior Research Scientist, INSTAAR

  • Founder and Associate Director, Dartmouth Flood Observatory
  • Senior Research Scientist, CSDMS/INSTAAR


  • PhD: University of Arizona, 1982
  • MS: University of Arizona, 1979
  • BS: Beloit College, 1975

Contact Information

(Office) 303 735-5485


  • Winner, 2019 PROSE Award for Best Earth Science Book, Association of American Publishers, 2019
  • Certificate of Appreciation, NASA, 2010
  • Group Achievement Award, NASA, 2007




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

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

Nghiem, S. V., Zuffada, C., Shah, R., Chew, C., Lowe, S. T., Mannucci, A. J., Cardellach, E., Robert Brakenridge, Geller, G., Rosenqvist, A. 2017: Wetland monitoring with Global Navigation Satellite System reflectometry. Earth and Space Science, 4(1): 16-39. DOI: 10.1002/2016EA000194

Guy Schumann, Frye, S., Wells, G., Adler, R., Robert Brakenridge, Bolten, J., Murray, J., Slayback, D., Policelli, F., Kirschbaum, D., Wu, H., Cappelaere, P., Howard, T., Flamig, Z., Clark, R., Stough, T., Chini, M., Matgen, P., Green, D., Jones, B. 2016: Unlocking the full potential of Earth observation during the 2015 Texas flood disaster. Water Resources Research, 52(5): 3288-3293. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018428

Revilla-Romero, B., Thielen, J., Salamon, P., De Groeve, T., Robert Brakenridge 2014: Evaluation of the satellite-based Global Flood Detection System for measuring river discharge: Influence of local factors. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(11): 4467-4484. DOI: 10.5194/hess-18-4467-2014

Kundzewicz, Z. W., Kanae, S., Seneviratne, S. I., Handmer, J., Nicholls, N., Peduzzi, P., Mechler, R., Bouwer, L. M., Arnell, N., Mach, K., Muir-Wood, R., Robert Brakenridge, Kron, W., Benito, G., Honda, Y., Takahashi, K., Sherstyukov, B. 2014: Flood risk and climate change: Global and regional perspectives. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59(1): 1-28. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.857411

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