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Paul Kinzel

Hydrologist

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Short Biography

Education

M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 1998

B.S. in Environmental Science, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, May 1995

 

 





Publications

Krapu, G.L., Brandt, D.A., Kinzel, P.J. and Pearse, A. T., in press, Spring migration ecology of the Mid-continent Sandhill Crane Population with an Emphasis on the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska. Wildlife Monographs.

Kinzel, P.J., Bauer, M., Feller, M., Holmquist-Johnson, C., and Preston, T., in press, Experimental flights using a small unmanned aircraft system for mapping emergent sandbars, Great Plains Research, Spring 2015.

Stogner, R.W., Sr., Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Mau, D.P., 2013, Prediction of suspended-sediment concentrations at selected sites in the Fountain Creek watershed, Colorado, 2008–09: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5102, 36 p. [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., Legleiter, C.J., and Nelson, J.M., 2013, Mapping river bathymetry with a small footprint green LiDAR: Applications and Challenges. Journal of the American Water Resources Association,v. 49, p.183-204, DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ jawr.12008

Bailly, J.S., Kinzel, P. J., Allouis, T., Feurer, D. and Le Coarer, Y., 2012, Airborne LiDAR Methods Applied to Riverine Environments, in Fluvial Remote Sensing for Science and Management (eds P. E. Carbonneau and H. Piégay), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119940791.ch7

Kinzel, P.J., Legleiter, C.J., Overstreet, B., Hooper, B., Vierra, K., Nelson, J.M., and Zuckerman, S., 2012, Comparison of acoustic and remotely sensed bathymetry and flow velocity at a river channel confluence, ASCE Hydraulic Methods and Experimental Methods Conference, August 12-15, 2012, Snowbird Utah, 7 p.

Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Shimizu, Y., 2012, Using computational modeling of river flow with remotely sensed data to infer channel bathymetry, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics -River Flow 2012, September 5-7, San José, Costa Rica. 8p.

Simões, F., and Kinzel, P.J., 2012, Unsteady flow in natural compound channel: experiment and simulation, International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics -River Flow 2012, September 5-7, San José, Costa Rica. 7p.

Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J., and Legleiter, C.J., in press, Using computational models to improve remotely sensed estimates of river bathymetry, J. Sediment Research.

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., Toan, D.D., Thanh, M.D. and Shimizu, Y., 2012, Bathymetry of the Hong and Luoc River junction, Red River delta, Vietnam, 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3235, 1 sheet. [Link]

Logan, B. L.., McDonald, R. R., Nelson, J. M., Kinzel, P. J., and Barton, G. J., 2011, Use of multidimensional modeling to evaluate a channel restoration design for the Kootenai River, Idaho. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5213, vi, 30 p.; Appendices [Link]

Legleiter, C. J., Kinzel, P.J., and Overstreet, B.T., 2011, Evaluating the potential for remote bathymetric mapping of a turbid, sand-bed river: 1. Field spectroscopy and radiative transfer modeling, Water Resour. Res., 47, W09531, doi:10.1029/2011WR010591.

Nelson, J.M., Kinzel, P.J.,Thanh, M.D., Toan, D.D., Shimizu, Y. and McDonald, R.R., 2011, Mechanics of flow and sediment transport in delta distributary channels, The 1st EIT International Conference on Water Resources Engineering, August 18-19, 2011 Cha Am,, Phetchaburi,Thailand, Thailand, 6p.

Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., Kinzel, P.J. and Legleiter, C.J., 2011, Using computational models for flow and morphodynamics to improve remotely sensed estimates of river bathymetry, 2011 River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Conference, Beijing, China, 11p.

Legleiter, C. J., Kinzel, P.J., and Overstreet, B.T., 2011, Evaluating the potential for remote bathymetric mapping of a turbid, sand-bed river: 2. Application to hyperspectral image data from the Platte River, Water Resour. Res., 47, W09532, doi:10.1029/2011WR010592.

Kinzel, P. J., and Runge, J. T., 2010. Summary of Bed-Sediment Measurements Along the Platte River, Nebraska, 1931-2009. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3087, 4 p. [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., and Logan, B.L. 2010. Science supporting management of water and ecological resources in the Central Platte River, USA, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, February 22-24, 2010, Auckland, New Zealand, Digital Media, 8 p.

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R. and Logan, B.L., 2010, Topographic evolution of sandbars: laboratory experiment and computational modeling, in Proceedings of the Joint 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 4th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, June 27 – July 1, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, 8p.

Pearse, A. T., Krapu, G.L., Brandt, D.A., and Kinzel, P.J., 2010, Changes in agriculture and abundance of snow geese affect carrying capacity of sandhill cranes in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:3.

Kinzel, P.J., 2009, Channel Morphology and Bed Sediment Characteristics Before and After Habitat Enhancement Activities in the Uridil Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Years 2005-2008. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1147, Report: vi, 23 p.; Downloads Directory [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., 2009, Advanced tools for river science: EAARL and MD_SWMS, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2008 Annual Conference –PNAMP Special Session: Remote Sensing Applications for Aquatic Resources, 8p.

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., and Heckman, A.K., 2009, Response of sandhill crane riverine roosting habitat to changes in stage and sandbar morphology, River Research and Applications, v.25(2), 135-152.

Kinzel, P.J., 2008, River Channel Topographic Surveys Collected Prior to and Following Elevated Flows in the Central Platte River, Spring 2008. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 380, Report: iv, 10 p.; Downloads Directory [Link]

Nelson, J.M., Shreve, R.L., Giri, S., Shimizu, Y., Logan, B.L. and Kinzel, P.J., 2008, Bedform response to flow variability, in Marine Sandwave and River Dune Dynamics - MARID 2008, Leeds, UK.

Kinzel, P.J., Wright, C.W., Nelson, J.M. and Burman, A.R., 2007, Evaluation of an experimental LiDAR for surveying a shallow, braided, sand-bedded river, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 133(7), 838-842.

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J. M., and Heckman, A.K.., 2006, Channel morphology and bed-sediment characteristics before and after riparian vegetation clearing in the Cottonwood Ranch, Platte River, Nebraska, water years 2001-2004. Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5285, v, 25 p. [Link]

McDonald, R.R., Nelson, J.M., Kinzel, P.J., Conaway, J., 2006, Modeling surface-water flow and sediment mobility with the Multi-Dimensional Surface-Water Modeling System (MD_SWMS). Fact Sheet 2005-3078, 6 p. [Link]

Kinzel, P. J., Nelson, J.M., Wright, C. W., 2006. Monitoring changes in the Platte River riparian corridor with serial LiDAR surveys. Fact Sheet 2006-3063, 4 p. [Link]

Heckman, A.K., Kinzel, P.J., and Nelson, J.M., 2006, Use of aerial infrared thermography to map emergent riverine sandbars: Proceedings of the 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, April 2-6, 2006, Reno, Nevada, Subcommittee on Sedimentation, CD_ROM, 8 p.

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., Parker, R.S., and Davis, L.R., 2006, Spring census of mid-continent sandhill cranes using aerial infrared videography, Journal of Wildlife Management, 70(1), 70-77.

Kinzel, P.J., Wright, C.W., and Nelson, J.M. 2006, Application of an experimental airborne laser scanner for surveying a braided river channel, in Proceedings of the 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, April 2-6, 2006, Reno, Nevada, Subcommittee on Sedimentation, CD_ROM, 8 p.

Nelson, J.M., McDonald, R.R., and Kinzel, P.J., 2006, Morphologic evolution in the USGS surface water modeling system, in Proceedings of the 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, April 2-6, 2006, Reno, Nevada, Subcommittee on Sedimentation, CD_ROM, 8 p.

Kinzel, P. J., Nelson, J. M., and Parker, R. S., 2005, Assessing sandhill crane roosting habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska. Fact Sheet 2005-3029, 2 p. [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., Parker, R. S., Nelson, J.M.,Burman, A.R., and Heckman, A. K.., 2005, Geomorphic Data Collected Within Nebraska Public Power District's Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2004. Open-File Report 2005-1090, 23 p. text + additional files [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., Parker, R.S., Nelson, J.M., Burman, A.R., and Heckman, A. K.., 2004, Geomorphic Data Collected Within and Adjacent to Nebraska Public Power District's Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2003. Open-File Report 2004-1292, 25 p. + additional files [Link]

Kinzel, P., Parker, R.S.,Nelson, J.M., Gyetvai, S., Burman, A., and Heckman, A.K., 2003, Geomorphic data collected within and adjacent to Nebraska Public Power District's Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2002. Open-File Report 2003-171, 19 p. + additional files (download is 97.4 MB)(CD available) [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., Parker, R.S., Nelson, J., Burman, A.R.., and Heckman, A.K., 2003, Geomorphic data collected within and adjacent to Nebraska Public Power District's Cottonwood Ranch Property, Platte River, Nebraska, Water Year 2001. Open-File Report 2003-170, 19 p. [Link]

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M. and Parker, R.S., 2001, Application of aerial infrared videography and a 2-dimensional flow model to investigate sandhill crane roosting habitat along a reach of the Platte River, Nebraska, Proceedings of the 7th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, March 25-29, 2001, Reno, Nevada.

Topping, D.J., Rubin, D.M., Nelson, J.M., Kinzel, P.J. and Corson, I.C., 2000, Colorado River sediment transport 2. Systematic bed-elevation and grain–size effects of sand supply limitation, Water Resources Research, 36, 543-570.

Topping, D.J., Rubin, D.M., Nelson, J.M. Kinzel, P.J. and Bennett, J.P., 1999, “Linkage between grain-size evolution and sediment depletion during Colorado River floods.”, in The 1996 Controlled Flood in Grand Canyon, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 110 edited by R.H. Webb et al., pp. 71-98, AGU, Washington , D.C., 1999.

Kinzel, P.J., Nelson, J.M., Parker, R.S., Bennett, J.P., and Topping, D.J., 1999, Grain-size evolution of the Platte River, 1931-1998, Proceedings of the 10th Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium, February 23-24, 1999, Kearney, Nebraska, p. 9-14.






                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Water Resourcessediment transport
Water Resourcesstreamflow
Water Resourcessurface water
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Research Interests

Image of Current Focus for Research Interests

River hydraulics and sediment transport; the integration of computational models and remote-sensing techniques to understand the role of channel form and river flows on ecological and geomorphic processes; monitoring the response of natural channels to vegetative clearing, sediment augmentation, and flow management activities; measurement of flow, sediment transport, and morphologic evolution in laboratory channels.


Recent collaboration with USGS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office

Image of Recent collaboration with USGS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office

Click below for more information on a project using UAS technology for mapping emergent sandbar habitats

http://rmgsc.cr.usgs.gov/UAS/NE_PlateRiverEmergentSandBarHabitats.shtml

Contact Information

Paul Kinzel
4620 TECHNOLOGY DR
Golden, CO 80403
pjkinzel@usgs.gov
303-278-7941
303-279-4165 - Fax
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