Nicholas Pinter

Professor; Roy J. Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara (1992)
Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental ChangeStructural Geology and Tectonics 

My research focuses on earth-surface processes (geomorphology) applied to a broad range of problems. Much recent work involves rivers, fluvial geomorphology, flood hydrology, floodplains, and watersheds. My research group applies fluvial geomorphology, hydrologic and statistical tools, hydraulic modeling, and other approaches to assess river dynamics and flood hazards. Although much current research focuses on rivers, I continue to work on a broad range of processes that shape the earth surface and operate, in particular, over anthropogenic time scales (yes, the "Anthropocene"). One pressing human application is for managing risk from natural hazards, and my group has worked extensively on quantifying those risks, guiding mitigation and other solutions, and providing a scientific basis for sound natural-hazards public policy.
(530) 754-1041

Recent Publications

Huthoff, F, JWF Remo and N Pinter (2015) Improving flood preparedness using hydrodynamic levee-breach and inundation modelling: Middle Mississippi River, USA. JOURNAL OF FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT. 8(1):2-18. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12066

Huthoff, F, N Pinter and JWF Remo (2014) Closure to 'Theoretical Analysis of Wing Dike Impact on River Flood Stages' by Fredrik Huthoff, Nicholas Pinter, and Jonathan W. F. Remo. JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING. 140(11)

Remo, JWF, A Khanal and N Pinter (2013) Assessment of chevron dikes for the enhancement of physical-aquatic habitat within the Middle Mississippi River, USA. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY. 501:146-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.07.007

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