|Integrated/Interdisciplinary/Cooperative Research Program
1. The Fate and Ecological Consequences of Fine-Grained Sediment in Gravel-Bed Streams
Collaborators: Daniele Tonina (U. Idaho), Charlie Luce, John Buffington (RMRS).
Keywords: fine sediment transport, sand infiltration
Photograph: Sand depositing on point bars in Elk Creek, tributary to the Middle Fork Salmon River, Idaho, during low flow conditions. Photo by Jim McKean, August, 2006.
2. Winter Season Channel Bed Mobility and Redd Site Stability in Unconfined, Low-Gradient Streams
Collaborators: Daniele Tonina (U. Idaho).
Keywords: channel scour, redds
Photograph: Measuring current velocity in Bear Valley Creek, Idaho, to calibrate a multi-dimensional fluid dynamics model used to predict channel bed mobility. Photograph by Jim McKean, July, 2006.
3. Off-Channel Aquatic Habitat in Variable Low Flow Conditions
Collaborators: Russ Thurow, Dan Isaak, Dave Nagel (RMRS), Philip Bailey (ESSA Technologies).
Keywords: off-channel habitat
Photograph: Jim McKean surveying off-channel habitat during low flow conditions in Bear Valley Creek, Idaho. Photograph by Dan Isaak, October, 2005.
4. Multi-Dimensional Analyses of Shallow Landslide Hazards
Collaborators: Bill Dietrich, Dino Bellugi (UC Berkeley), Taylor Perron (MIT)
Keywords: SHALSTAB, landslides, root strength
Photograph: Shallow landslides on hillslopes near Briones, California, showing a range of size and location. Photograph by Bill Dietrich.
5. Spatial Scales and Patterns of Surface Roughness in Bedrock Landslides: Statistical and Spectral Analyses
Collaborators: Joshu Mountjoy (NIWA, New Zealand), Jarg Pettinga (U. Canterbury, New Zealand), Josh Roering (U. Oregon)
Keywords: surface roughness, lidar
Photograph: View of the rough ground surface on the Coringa Landslide Complex, Canterbury, New Zealand. The most recently active earthflow is indicated within the slide complex. Photograph by Jim McKean, 2000.
6. Stress Distributions and Movement Response in Large Bedrock Landslides
Collaborators: Joshu Mountjoy, Phil Barnes (NIWA, New Zealand), Jarg Petting (U. Canterbury, New Zealand)
7. Description of Aquatic Physical Habitat in Channels Using a Narrow-Beam Bathymetric Lidar
Collaborators: Wayne Wright, Amar Nayegandhi (USGS), Daniele Tonina (U. Idaho), Dan Isaak (RMRS)
Keywords: bathymetric lidar
Image: Schematic of the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL), a high-resolution, narrow-beam aquatic-terrestrial cross-environment airborne green lidar system.
8. Automated Mapping of Hydraulic Geometry and Aquatic Physical Habitat of Streams in a GIS Environment
Collaborators: Dave Nagel (RMRS), Philip Bailey (ESSA Technologies), Chris Jordan (NOAA)
Keywords: stream hydraulic geometry, River Bathymetry Toolkit
Image: Cover of a Workbook describing features of the River Bathymetry Toolkit (RBT)
9. Evaluating Uncertainty in Monitoring Stream Channels: A Fuzzy Logic Approach
Collaborators: Joe Wheaton (Utah State Univ.), Daniele Tonina (U. Idaho)
Keywords: fuzzy logic
Remote Sensing of Stream Channels
Reserviors and Fish
Bellugi, Dino; Dietrich, William E.; Stock, Jonathan; McKean, Jim; Kazian, Brian; Hargrove, Paul. 2011. Spatially explicit shallow landslide susceptibility mapping over large areas. In: Genevois, R.; Hamilton, D. L.; Prestininzi, A., eds. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and Assessment; Padua, Italy; June 7-11, 2011. Rome, Italy: Casa Editrice Universita La Sapienza, Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment-Book. p. 759-768.
Tonina, Daniele; McKean, James A. 2010. Climate change impact on salmonid spawning in low-gradient streams in central Idaho, USA. In: Tao, J.; Chen, Q.; Liong, S-Y, eds. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics 2010; 7-11 September 2010; Tianjin, China. Beijing: Chemistry Industry Press. p. 389-397.
Tonina, D.; McKean, J. A.; Tang, C.; Goodwin, P. 2011. New tools for aquatic habitat modeling. In: Valentine, Eric M., ed. Balance and uncertainty - Water in a changing world: Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress, 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering; 26 June-1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia. Engineers Australia. p. 3137-3144.
Tonina, D., McKean, J., 2010, Climate change impact on salmonid spawning in low-gradient streams in central Idaho, USA. Proc., 9th Int. Conf. Hydroinformatics, Tianjin, China.
Elliot, William; Hyde, Kevin; MacDonald, Lee; McKean, James 2010. Tools for analysis. In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 246-276.
McKean, J., Nagel, D., Tonina, D., Bailey, P., Wright, C.W., Bohn, C., Nayegandhi, A., 2009. Remote sensing of channels and riparian zones with a narrow-beam aquatic-terrestrial lidar. Remote Sensing 1 (4) 1065-1096.
McKean, J., Isaak, D., Wright, C.W., 2009. Stream and riparian habitat analysis and monitoring with a high-resolution terrestrial-aquatic lidar. in Bayer, J.M., and Schei, J.L., eds., PNAMP Special Publication: Remote Sensing Applications for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership, Cook, Washington, Chap. 2, p. 7-16.
McKean, Jim; Isaak, Dan; Wright, Wayne 2009. Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar. Eos. 90(39): 341-342.
Mountjoy, J.J., McKean, J., Barnes, P.M., Pettinga, J.R., 2009. Terrestrial-style slow-moving earthflow kinematics in a submarine landslide complex. Marine Geology, v. 267, 114-127.
Mackey, B.H., Roering, J.J., McKean, J.A., 2009. Long-term kinematics and sediment flux of an active earthflow, Eel River, California. Geology, v. 37, no.9, p. 803-806.
Montgomery, D., Schmidt, K., Dietrich, W., McKean, J., 2009. Instrumental record of debris flow initiation during natural rainfall: Implications for modeling slope stability. AGU Jour. Geophysical Res. Earth Surface Processes, 114, F01031, doi:10.1029/2008JF001078.
McKean, J.A., D.J. Isaak, and C.W. Wright. 2008. Geomorphic controls on salmon nesting patterns described by a new, narrow-beam terrestrial-aquatic lidar. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 6(3),125-130 .
Dietrich, W.E., McKean, J., Bellugi, D., Perron, T., 2007. The prediction of shallow landslide location and size using a multidimensional landslide analysis in a digital terrain model. 4th Intl. Debris Flow Conf., Chengdu, China. Sept. 10-13.
Elliot, W., Hyde, K., MacDonald, L., McKean, J., 2006. Tools for Analysis of CWE of Fuel Management. In, Elliot, W.J. and Audin, L.J., (eds.). Cumulative Watershed Effects of Fuels Management in the Western United States.
Roering, J. J.; P. Almond.; P. Tonkin; J. McKean. 2004. Constraining climatic controls on hillslope dynamics using a coupled model for the transport of soil and tracers: Application to loess-mantled hillslopes, South Island, New Zealand. J. Geophys. Res., Earth Surface Processes, 109, F01010, doi:10.1029/2003JF000034.
McKean, J.; J. Roering. 2004. Objective landslide detection and surface morphology mapping using high-resolution airborne laser altimetry. Geomorphology, 57, 331-351.
Perron, T., Dietrich, W., Howard, A., McKean, J., Pettinga, J. 2003. Ice-driven creep on Martian debris slopes. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(14), 1747, doi:10.1029/2003GL017603.
Roering, J., Almond, P., Tonkin, P., McKean, J., 2002. Soil transport driven by biological processes over millennial time scales. Geology, 30(12), 1115-1118.