Jason Kean

Biography

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.

 

Education:

University of Colorado, Ph.D., 2003, Civil Engineering

University of Colorado, M.S., 1998, Civil Engineering

Cornell University, B.S., 1994, Civil Engineering

 

Publications

Kean, J.W., J.B. Smith, and J.A. Coe (2020), Debris-flow monitoring data, Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, USA, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9MUWDFN

Rengers, F. K., J.W. Kean, N.G. Reitman, J.B. Smith, J.A. Coe, and L.A. McGuire (2020), The influence of frost weathering on debris
flow sediment supply in an alpine basin. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125, e2019JF005369,
https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JF005369

Kean, J.W., J.B. Smith, and J.A. Coe (2020), Monitoring environmental controls on debris-flow sediment supply, Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, 2011 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9VTVU6Q

Raymond, C.A., L.A. McGuire, A.M. Youberg, D.M. Staley, and J.W. Kean (2019), Thresholds for post-wildfire debris flows: Insights
from the Pinal Fire, Arizona, USA, Earth Surface Processes and Landformshttps://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4805

Rengers, F.K., L.A. McGuire, J.W. Kean, D.M. Staley, and A.M. Youberg (2019), Progress in simplifying hydrologic model
parameterization for broad applications to postwildfire flooding and debris‐flow hazards, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4697

Tang, H., L.A. McGuire, F.K. Rengers, J.W. Kean, D.M. Staley, and J.B. Smith (2019), Developing and testing physically
based triggering thresholds for runoff-generated debris flows, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083623

Kean, J.W., D.M. Staley, J.T. Lancaster, F.K. Rengers, B.J. Swanson, J.A. Coe, J.L. Hernandez, A.J. Sigman, K.E. Allstadt, D.N. Lindsay (2019), Inundation, flow dynamics, and damage in the 9 January 2018 Montecito debris-flow event, California, USA: Opportunities and challenges for post-wildfire risk assessment, Geosphere, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES02048.1

Kean, J.W., D.M. Staley, J.T. Lancaster, F.K. Rengers, B.J. Swanson, J.A. Coe, J.L. Hernandez, A.J. Sigman, K.E. Allstadt, D.N. Lindsay (2019), Debris-flow inundation and damage data from the 9 January 2018 Montecito debris-flow event, U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://doi.org/10.5066/P9JQJU0E

Allstadt, K.E., Farin, M., Lockhart, A.B., McBride, S.K., Kean, J.W., Iverson, R.M., Logan, M., Smith, J.B., Tsai, V.C., and George, D. (2019), Overcoming barriers to progress in seismic monitoring and characterization of debris flows and lahars, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 77-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173234

Barnhart, K.R., Rengers, F.K., Ghent, J.N., Tucker, G.E., Coe, J.A., Kean, J.W., Smith, J.B., Staley, D.M., Kleiber, W., Wiens, A.M. (2019), Topographic change detection at Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, USA, using Airborne LiDAR and UAS-based Structure-from-Motion photogrammetry, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 85-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173233

Bessette-Kirton, E.K., Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Rengers, F.K., Staley, D.M. (2019), An evaluation of debris-flow runout model accuracy and complexity in Montecito, California:  Towards a framework for regional inundation-hazard forecasting, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 257-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173211

Calhoun, N.C., Burns, W.J., Hay, S., Staley, D.M., and Kean, J.W. (2019), Post-fire rockfall and debris-flow hazard zonation in the Eagle Creek fire burn area, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon: A tool for emergency managers and first responders, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 581-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173168

Coe, J.A., Bessette-Kirton, E.K., Slaughter, S.L., Rengers, F.K., Contreras, T.A., Mickelson, K.A., Taylor, E.M., Kean, J.W., Jacobacci, K.E., Hanson, M.A. (2019), A 4000-year history of debris flows in north-central Washington State, U.S.A.: Preliminary results from trenching and surficial geologic mapping at the Pope Creek fan, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 613-620. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173164

McGuire, L.A., Rengers, F.K., Kean, J.W., Staley, D.M., Tang, H., and Youberg, A.M. (2019), Looking through the window of disturbance at post-wildfire debris-flow hazards, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 516-523. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173177

Michel, A., Kean, J.W., Smith, J.B., Allstadt, K., and Coe, J.A. (2019), Taking the pulse of debris flows: extracting debris-flow dynamics from good vibrations in southern California and central Colorado, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 154-161. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173224

Mirus, B.B., Staley, D.M., Kean, J.W., Smith, J.B., Wooten, R., McGuire, L.A., Ebel, B.A. (2019), Conceptual framework for assessing disturbance impacts on debris-flow initiation thresholds across hydroclimatic settings, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 524-531. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173176

Rengers, F.K., Rapstine, T.D., Allstadt, K.E., Olsen, M., Bunn, M., Iverson, R.M., Kean, J.W., Leshchinsky, B., Logan, M., Sharif-Mood, M., Obryk, M., and Smith, J.B. (2019), Real-time monitoring of debris-flow velocity and mass deformation from field experiments with high sample rate lidar and video, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 192-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173219

Smith, J.B., Kean, J.W., and Coe, J.A. (2019), Exploring controls on debris-flow surge velocity and peak discharge at Chalk cliffs, Colorado, USA, in Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Monitoring, Modeling, and Assessment, edited by Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Santi, P.M., and Guillen, B.K., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #28,  p. 199-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.25676/11124/173218

Tang, H., L.A. McGuire, F.K. Rengers, J.W. Kean, D.M. Staley, and J.B. Smith (2019), Evolution of debris-flow intiation mechanisms and sediment sources during a sequence of post-wildfire rainstorms, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JF004837

Kean, J.W., J.B. Smith, F.K. Rengers, L.A. McGuire, and D.M. Staley (2019), Post-wildfire debris-flow monitoring data, Las Lomas, 2016 Fish Fire, Los Angeles County, California, November 2016 to February 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9F3YTBP

Bessette-Kirton, E.K., C. Cerovski-Darriau, W.H. Schulz, J.A. Coe, J.W. Kean, J.W. Godt, M.A. Thomas, and K.S. Hughes (2019), Landslides triggered by Hurrican Maria: Assessment of an extreme event in Puerto Rico, GSA Today, doi:10.1130/GSATG383A.1. https://doi.org/10.1130/GSATG383A.1

Smith, J.B., and J.W. Kean (2018), Long-term soil-water tension measurements in semiarid environments: A method for automated tensiometer refilling, Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180070, http://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.04.0070

Staley, D.M., A.C. Tillery, J.W. Kean, L.A. McGuire, H.E. Pauling, F.K. Rengers, J.B. Smith (2018), Estimating post-fire debris-flow hazards prior to wildfire using a statistical analysis of historical distributions of fire severity from remote sensing data, International Journal of Wildland Fire, doi:10.1071/WF17122. https://doi.org/10.1071/WF17122

McGuire, L. A., F. K. Rengers, J. W. Kean, D. M. Staley, and B.B. Mirus (2018), Incorporating spatially heterogeneous infiltration capacity into hydrologic models with applications for simulating post-wildfire debris flow initiation, Hydrological Processes, https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11458

Kean, J.W., D.M. Staley, F.K. Rengers, L.A. McGuire, J.B. Smith, and B.B. Mirus (2018), Post-wildfire debris-flow monitoring data, 2014 Silverado Fire, Orange County, California, November 2014 to January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F70K27R0 

Bessette-Kirton, E.K., J.A. Coe, J.W. Godt, J.W. Kean, F.K. Rengers, W.H. Schulz, R.L. Baum, E.S. Jones, and D.M. Staley (2017), Map data showing concentration of landslides caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey data releasehttps://doi.org/10.5066/F7JD4VRF

McGuire, L. A., F. K. Rengers, J. W. Kean, and D. M. Staley (2017), Debris flow initiation by runoff in a recently burned basin: Is grain-by-grain sediment bulking or en masse failure to blame?, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074243

Kean, J.W., D.M. Staley, and S.H. Cannon (2017), Post-wildfire debris-flow monitoring data, Arroyo Seco, 2009 Station Fire, Los Angeles County, California, November 2009 to March 2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F70K27R0

Staley, D.M., Negri, J.A., Kean, J.W., Laber, J.L., Tillery, A.C., and Youberg, A.M. (2017), Prediction of spatially explicit rainfall intensity-duration thresholds for post-fire debris-flow generation in the western United States, Geomorphology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.019

McGuire, L.A., J.W. Kean, D.M. Staley, F.K. Rengers, and T.A. Wasklewicz (2016), Constraining the relative importance of raindrop- and flow-driven sediment transport mechanisms in post-wildfire environments and implications for recovery time scales, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JF003867

McGuire, L.A., Rengers, F.K., Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Mirus, B.B., Baum R.L., and Godt, J.W. (2016), Elucidating the role of vegetation in the initiation of rainfall-induced shallow landslides: Insights from an extreme rainfall event in the Colorado Front Range, Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL070741

Kean, J.W., McGuire, L.A., Rengers, F.K., Smith, J.B., and Staley, D.M. (2016), Amplification of postwildfire peak flow by debris, Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069661

Rengers, F.K., McGuire, L.A., Coe, J.A., Kean, J.W., Baum, R.L., Staley, D.M., and Godt, J.W. (2016), The influence of vegetation on debris-flow initiation during extreme rainfall in the northern Colorado Front Range, Geology, https://doi.org/10.1130/G38096.1

Lam, N., Kean, J.W., and Lyon, S.W. (2016), Modeling streamflow from coupled airborne laser scanning and acoustic Doppler current profiler data, Hydrology Research, https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.257

Staley, D.M., and Kean, J.W. (2016), Post-Fire Debris Flows in Southern California: Science, Prediction, and Implications for Practitioners, in Applied Geology in California, edited by R. Anderson and H. Ferriz, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Special Publication #26.

Rengers F.K., McGuire, L.A., Kean, J.W., Staley, D.M., Hobley, D.E.J. (2016), Model simulations of flood and debris-flow timing in steep catchments after wildfire, Water Resources Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015WR018176

Staley, D.M., Negri, J.A., Kean, J.W., Laber, J.M., Tillery, A.C., and Youberg, A.M. (2016), Updated Logistic Regression Equations for the Calculation of Post-Fire Debris-Flow Likelihood in the western United States, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2016-1106, 13 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161106

Coe, J.A., Baum, R.L., Allstadt, K.E., Kochevar, B.F., Schmitt, R.G., Morgan, M.L., White, J.L.,  Stratton, B. Hayashi, T.A., and Kean, J.W. (2016), Rock avalanche dynamics revealed by large-scale field mapping and seismic signals at a highly mobile avalanche in the West Salt Creek Valley, western Colorado: Geosphere, v. 12, no. 2, p. 607-631, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01265.1

Coe, J.A., Baum, R.L., Allstadt, K.E., Kochevar, B.F., Schmitt, R.G., Morgan, M.L., White, J.L., Stratton, B.T., Hayashi, T.A., and Kean, J.W. (2016), Map data and unmanned aircraft system imagery from the May 25, 2014 West Salt Creek rock avalanche in western Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74J0C55

Staley, D.M., Gartner, J.E., Kean, J.W. (2015), Objective Definition of Rainfall Intensity-Duration Thresholds for Post-fire Flash Floods and Debris Flows in the Area Burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire, Colorado, USA. in Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2., edited by G. Lollino, D. Giordan, G. B. Crosta, J. Corominas, R. Azzam, J. Wasowski, and N. Sciarra, Springer International Publishing: 621-624. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_103

Lyon, S.W., Nathanson, M., Lam, N., Dahlke, H., Rutzinger, M., Kean, J.W., Laudon, H. (2015), Can low-resolution airborne laser scanning data be used to model stream rating curves?, Water, 7, 1324-1339, https://doi.org/10.3390/w7041324

Kean, J. W., J. A. Coe, V. Coviello, J. B. Smith, S. W. McCoy, and M. Arattano (2015), Estimating rates of debris-flow entrainment from ground vibrations, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL064811

Staley, D.M., Wasklewicz, T.A., and Kean, J.W. (2014), Characterizing the primary material sources and dominant erosional processes for post-fire debris-flow initiation in a headwater basin using multi-temporal terrestrial laser scanning data, Geomorphology, 214, 324-338, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.02.015

Godt, J.W., Coe, J. A., Kean J.W., Baum, R.L., Jones, E.S., Harp E.L., Staley, D.M., and Barnhart, W.D. (2014), Landslides in the Northern Colorado Front Range Caused by Rainfall, September 11–13, 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3114, 3 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20133114

Coe, J.A., Kean, J.W., Godt, J.W., Baum, R.L., Jones, E.S., Gochis, D.J., and Anderson, G.S. (2014), New insights into debris-flow hazards from an extraordinary event in the Colorado Front Range: GSA Today, v. 24, no. 10, p. 4-10. https://doi.org/10.1130/GSATG214A.1

McCoy, S.W., G.E. Tucker, J.W. Kean, and J.A. Coe (2013), Field measurement of basal forces generated by erosive debris flows, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrf.20041

Staley, D.M., Kean, J.W., Cannon, S.H., Schmidt, K.M., and Laber, J.L. (2013), Objective definition of rainfall intensity-duration thresholds for the initiation of post-fire debris flows in southern California,Landslides, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-012-0341-9

Kean, J.W., S.W. McCoy, G.E. Tucker, D.M. Staley, and J.A. Coe (2013), Runoff-generated debris flows: Observations and modeling of surge initiation, magnitude and frequency, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrf.20148

Kean, J.W., D.M. Staley, R.J. Leeper, K.M. Schmidt, and J.E. Gartner (2012), A low-cost method to measure the timing of postfire flash floods and debris flows relative to rainfall, Water Resources Research, 48, W05516, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011WR011460

Nathanson, M., Kean, J.W., Grabs, T.J., Seibert, J., Laudon, H., and S.W. Lyon (2012), Modeling rating curves using remotely sensed LiDAR data, Hydrological Processes, https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9225

Reid, M.E., LaHusen, R.G., Baum, R.L., Kean, J.W., Schulz W.H., and L.M. Highland (2012), Real-time monitoring of landslides, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3008, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20123008

McCoy, S.W., Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Tucker, G.E., Staley, D.M., Wasklewicz, T.A. (2012), Sediment entrainment by debris flows: In situ measurements from the headwaters of a steep catchment, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, F03016, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JF002278

Kean, J. W., Staley, D.M., and Cannon, S.H. (2011), In situ measurements of post‐fire debris flows in southern California: Comparisons of the timing and magnitude of 24 debris‐flow events with rainfall and soil moisture conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, F04019, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JF002005

Jorgensen, D.P., Hanshaw, M.N., Schmidt, K.M., Laber, J.L., Staley, D.M., Kean, J.W., and Restrepo, P.J. (2011), Value of a dual-polarized gap-filling radar in support of southern California post-fire debris-flow warnings, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 1581-1595, https://doi.org/10:.1175/JHM-D-11-05.1

Gomberg, J., Schulz, W., Bodin, P. , and Kean, J. (2011), Seismic and geodetic signatures of fault slip at the Slumgullion Landslide Natural Laboratory, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B09404, https://doi.org/10.1029/2011JB008304

Cannon, S.H., Boldt, E.M., Laber, J.L., Kean, J.W., Staley, D.M., (2011), Rainfall intensity–duration thresholds for postfire debris-flow emergency-response planning, Natural Hazards, 59:209–236, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-011-9747-2

Kean, J.W. and Staley, D.M. (2011), Direct measurements of the hydrologic conditions leading up to and during post-fire debris flow in southern California, U.S.A., Debris-flow Hazards Mitigation, Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, R. Genevois, D. L. Hamilton, A. Prestininzi, eds., Casa Editrice Universita La Sapienza, Rome, 685-694, https://doi.org/10.4408/IJEGE.2011-03.B-075

Schmidt K.M., Hanshaw, M.N., Howle, J.F., Kean, J.W., Staley, D.M., Stock, J.D., and Bawden G.W. (2011), Hydrologic conditions and terrestrial laser scanning of post-fire debris flows in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA, U.S.A., Debris-flow Hazards Mitigation, Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, R. Genevois, D. L. Hamilton, A. Prestininzi, eds., Casa Editrice Universita La Sapienza, Rome, 583-593, https://doi.org/10.4408/IJEGE.2011-03.B-064

McCoy, S.W., Coe, J.A., Kean, J.W., Tucker, G.E., Staley, D.M., and Wasklewicz, T.A. (2011), Observations of debris flows at Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, USA: Part 1, In situ measurements of flow dynamics, tracer particle movement and video imagery from the summer of 2009Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, 1, https://doi.org/10.4408/IJEGE.2011-03.B-078

Staley, D.M., Wasklewicz, T.A., Coe J.A., Kean, J.W., McCoy, S.W., and Tucker, G.E. (2011), Observations of debris flows at Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, USA: Part 2, Changes in surface morphometry from terrestrial laser scanning in the summer of 2009, Debris-flow Hazards Mitigation, Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, R. Genevois, D. L. Hamilton, A. Prestininzi, eds., Casa Editrice Universita La Sapienza, Rome, 759-768, https://doi.org/10.4408/IJEGE.2011-03.B-083

Cannon, S.H., Boldt, E.M., Kean, J.W., Laber, J., Staley, D. M. (2010), Relations Between Rainfall and Postfire Debris-Flow and Flood Magnitudes for Emergency-Response Planning, San Gabriel Mountains, Southern California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1039, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20101039

Coe, J.A., Kean, J.W., McCoy, S.W., Staley, D.M., and Wasklewicz, T.A. (2010), Chalk Creek Valley: Colorado’s natural debris-flow laboratory, in Morgan, L.A., and Quane, S.L., eds., Through the Generations: Geologic and Anthropogenic Field Excursions in the Rocky Mountains from Modern to Ancient: Geological Society of America Field Guide 18, p. 95–117, https://doi.org/10.1130/2010.0018(05)

Clayton, J.A., and Kean, J.W., (2010), Establishing a multi-scale stream gaging network in the Whitewater River basin, Kansas, USA, Water Resources Management, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-010-9624-x

Kean, J.W., and Smith, J.D. (2010), Calculation of stage-discharge relations for gravel bedded channels, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, F03020, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009JF001398

McCoy, S.W., Kean, J.W., Coe, J.A., Staley, D.M., Wasklewicz, T.A., and Tucker, G.E. (2010), Evolution of a natural debris flow: in situ measurements of flow dynamics, video imagery, and terrestrial laser scanning, Geology, 38, 8, p. 735-738, https://doi.org/10.1130/G30928.1

Kean, J.W., Kuhnle, R.A., Smith, J.D., Alonso, C.V., and Langendoen, E.J. (2009), Test of a method to calculate near-bank velocity and boundary shear stress, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 135, 7, https://doi.org/10.1061/_ASCE_HY.1943-7900.0000049

Schulz, W.H., Kean, J.W., and Wang, G. (2009), Landslide movement in southwest Colorado triggered by atmospheric tides, Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/NGEO659

Wobus, C.W., Kean, J.W., Tucker, G.E., Anderson, R.S. (2008), Modeling the evolution of channel shape: Balancing computational efficiency with hydraulic fidelity, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F02004, https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JF000914

Coe, J.A.; Godt, J.W.; Wait, T.C.; Kean, J.W., 2007. Field Reconnaissance of Debris Flows Triggered by a July 21, 2007, Thunderstorm in Alpine, Colorado, and Vicinity. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2007-1237, iii, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20071237

Kean, J.W., and Smith, J.D. (2006), Calculation of suspended sediment at gaging stations, in Proceedings of the Eighth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, April 2-6, 2006, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Kean, J.W., and Smith, J.D. (2006). Form drag on small-scale natural topographic features: 2. Irregular Sequences., Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, F04010, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006JF000490

Kean, J.W., and Smith, J.D. (2006), Form drag on small-scale natural topographic features: 1. Regular Sequences. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, F04009, https://doi.org/10.1029/2006JF000467

Kean, J.W., and Smith, J.D. (2005), Generation and verification of theoretical rating curves in the Whitewater River Basin, KS, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, F04012, https://doi.org/10.1029/2004JF000250

Griffin E.R., Kean, J.W., Vincent, K.R., Smith, J.D., and Friedman, J.M. (2005), Modeling effects of bank friction and woody bank vegetation on channel flow and boundary shear stress in the Rio Puerco, New Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research110, F04023, https://doi.org/10.1029/2005JF000322

Kean, J.W., and Smith, J.D. (2004), Flow and boundary shear stress in channels with woody bank vegetation, in Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology, AGU Water Science and Application Series 8, edited by S.J. Bennett and A. Simon, pp. 237-252, AGU, Washington, D.C. https://doi.org/10.1029/008WSA17