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Jason Kean

My research focuses on the processes controlling debris-flow initiation and growth, particularly after wildfire, but also in unburned areas.

This research includes a field component that obtains direct measurements of debris flows in natural settings, a modeling component that seeks to explain the observations, and an applied component that focuses on assessment of debris-flow hazards. My previous research at the USGS focused on river mechanics, including bank erosion and the development of model-based approaches to gage streams and rivers.