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2012 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Geology and Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
Awards & Honors
2014 Editors’ Choice Award, Water Resources Research
geomorphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis, coastal systems
Dr. Nittrouer’s research explores sediment transport, hydrology, and evolution of lowland river, delta, and coastal systems, in order to understand how physical processes interact to shape the Earth's surface over modern and geological timescales. Scientific methods include combining data collected from targeted field studies to build and validate numerical, time-and-space iterative models. The focus includes evaluating the morphodynamics and stratigraphy of river and coastal systems and basins (modern and ancient), and manage evolving fluvial-deltaic landscapes, including those influenced by human activities.
Czapiga, M. J., Smith, V. B, Nittrouer, J. A., Mohrig, D, and G. Parker (in press) “Internal connectivity of meandering rivers: statistical generalization of channel hydraulic geometry”, Water Resources Research.
Viparelli, E., Nittrouer, J. A. and G. Parker (2015) “Modeling flow and sediment transport dynamics in the lowermost Mississippi River, Louisiana, USA, with an upstream alluvial-bedrock transition and a downstream bedrock-alluvial transition: implications for land-building using engineered diversions”, Journal of Geological Research, Earth Surface. 10.1002/2014JF003257
Nittrouer, J. A. and E. Viparelli (2014) Reply to Nature Geoscience Correspondence. Nature Geoscience, 7, pp. 852.
Nittrouer, J. A. and E. Viparelli (2014) “Sand as a stable and sustainable resource for nourishing the Mississippi River delta”, Nature Geoscience, 7, pp. 350-354. 10.1038/ngeo2142.
Ganti, V., Zhongxin, C., Lamb, M. P., and J. A. Nittrouer (2014) “Testing morphodynamic controls on the location and frequency of river avulsions on fans and deltas: Huanghe (Yellow River), China”, Geophysical Research Letters. 10.1002/2014GL061918
Nittrouer, J. A. (2013) “Backwater hydrodynamics and sediment transport in the lowermost Mississippi River Delta: Implications for the development of fluvial-deltaic landform in a large lowland river”, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences-IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly, Gothenburg, Sweden. IAHS Publication; in press. *Invited review by International Association of Hydraulic Sciences.
Kenney, M. A., Hobbs, B. F., Mohrig, D., Huang, H., Nittrouer, J. A., Kim, W., and G. Parker (2013) “Cost analysis of water and sediment diversions to optimize land building in the Mississippi River delta”, Water Resources Research, 46(6), pp. 3388-3405. 10.1002/wrcr.20139 *WRR Editors’ Choice Award
Nittrouer, J. A., Best, J. L., Brantley, C., Czapiga, M., Cash, R. W., Kumar, P., and G. Parker, (2012) “Mitigating land loss in coastal Louisiana by controlled diversion of Mississippi River sand”, Nature Geoscience, 5, pp. 534-537. doi. 10.1038/NGEO1525
Nittrouer, J. A., Shaw, J., Lamb, M. P., and D. Mohrig (2012) “Spatial and temporal trends for water-flow velocity and bed-material sediment transport in the lower Mississippi River” GSA Bulletin, 124, pp. 400-414. doi:10.1130/B30497.1
Lamb, M. P., Nittrouer, J. A., Shaw, J., and D. Mohrig (2012) “Backwater and river-plume controls on scour upstream of river mouths: Implications for fluvio-deltaic morphodynamics”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, doi:10.1029/2011JF002079
Chatanantavet, P., Lamb, M. P., and J. A. Nittrouer (2012) “Backwater controls on avulsion locations on deltas”, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, doi:10.1029/2011GL050197
Nittrouer, J. A., Mohrig, D., Allison, M. A., and A. B. Peyret (2011), “The Lowermost Mississippi River: A mixed bedrock-alluvial channel”, Sedimentology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01245.x
Nittrouer, J. A., Mohrig, D., and M. A. Allison (2011), “Punctuated sand transport in the lowermost Mississippi River”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, pp. 1914-1934. doi: 10.1029/2011JF002026
Nittrouer, J. A., Allison, M. A., and R. Campanella (2008) “Bedform transport measurements in the lower Mississippi River”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F03004, doi: 10.1029/2007JF000795