Brian A Ebel


Brian A. Ebel is a hydrologist who uses field measurements combined with numerical modeling to advance prediction and process representation of hydrologic processes. His work focuses on the quality and quantity of water resources and water-related hazards to human lives and infrastructure. Brian is currently in the Earth System Processes Division of the Water Mission Area. He has a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from Stanford University and a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Data Releases


  • Ebel, B.A.,  J.A. Moody, and D.A. Martin (2019) Soil-physical and soil-hydraulic properties as a function of burn severity for 2013, 2015, and 2017 in the area affected by the 2013 Black Forest Fire, Colorado USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/P9A88C67
  • Ebel, B.A. and J.A. Moody (2019) Physical and hydraulic properties of soil in the area impacted by the 2017 Thomas Fire in California, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/P9DY6XJS
  • Ebel, B.A. (2019) Soil-water retention, hydraulic conductivity, bulk density, and loss on ignition near Hess Creek in interior Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/P9U26SS0


  • Minsley, B.J., N.J. Pastick, B.K. Wylie, M.A. Kass, B. Ebel, D. Rey, B.F.W. Chase, and S.R. James (2018) Alaska permafrost characterization: Geophysical and related field data collected from 2016-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/P99PTGP4
  • Ebel, B.A. (2018) Physical and hydraulic properties at recently burned and long-unburned boreal forest areas in interior Alaska, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/F7610Z7J