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The Belmont Hydrology and Fine Sediment Lab: Publications


Department of Watershed Sciences

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Highlighted as an Editor’s Choice in Science October 21, 2011:
Belmont, P., Gran, K.B., Schottler, S.P., Wilcock, P.R., Day, S.S., Jennings, C., Lauer, J.W., Viparelli, E., Willenbring, J.K., Engstrom, D.R., Parker, G. (2011) Large shift in source of fine sediment in the Upper Mississippi River. Environmental Science and Technology. 45 (20): 8804–8810. DOI: 10.1021/es2019109

Belmont, P., and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2017) Solving water quality problems in agricultural landscapes: new approaches for these nonlinear, multi-process, multi-scale systems. Water Resources Research. 53(4), 2585-2590. doi:10.1002/2017WR020839

Belmont, P., Stevens, J. R., Czuba, J. A., Kumarasamy, K., & Kelly, S. A. (2016). Comment on “Climate and agricultural land use change impacts on streamflow in the upper midwestern United States” by Satish C. Gupta et al.
Water Resources Research.

Murphy, B.P., Yocom, L.Y., Belmont, P. (2018) Beyond the 1984 perspective: narrow focus on modern wildfire trends underestimates future risks to water security. Earth’s Future. 6: 11, 1492-1497. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EF001006

· Selected as WRR Featured Article, Recognized in AGU Research Spotlight, EOS.
Call, B., Belmont, P., Schmidt, J.C., Wilcock, P.R. (2017) Changes in Floodplain Inundation under Non-Stationary Hydrology for an Adjustable, Alluvial River Channel. Water Resources Research. doi:10.1002/2016WR020277

Passalacqua, P., Belmont, P., Staley, D.M., Simley, J.D., Arrowsmith, J.R., Bode, C.E., Crosby, C., DeLong, S.B., Glenn, N.F., Kelly, S.A., Lague, D., Sangireddy, H., Schaffrath, K.R., Tarboton, D.G., Wasklewicz, T., Wheaton, J.M. (2015) Analyzing high resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer through landscapes: A review. Earth-Science Reviews, 148, 174-193.

40. Prudencio, L., Choi, R., Esplin, E., Ge, M., Gillard, N., Haight, J., Belmont, P., Flint, C. (2018) Assessing Fire Trends, Economic Effects, and Adaptive Management Strategies in the Intermountain West. Fire. 1, 46; doi:10.3390/fire1030046.

39. Murphy, B.P., Yocom, L.Y., Belmont, P. (2018) Beyond the 1984 perspective: narrow focus on modern wildfire trends underestimates future risks to water security. Earth’s Future. 6: 11, 1492-1497. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EF001006 

38. Mitchell, N., Kumarasamy, K., Cho, S.J., Belmont, P., Dalzell, B., Gran, K.B. (2018) Reducing High Flows and Sediment Loading through Increased Water Storage in an Agricultural Watershed of the Upper Midwest, USA. Water, 10(8), 1053; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10081053 

37. Kumarasamy, K. and Belmont. P. (2018) Calibration parameter selection and watershed hydrology model evaluation in time and frequency domains. Water, 10, 710. doi:10.3390/w10060710 

36. Kelly, S.A., and Belmont, P. (2018) High Resolution Monitoring of River Bluff Erosion Reveals Failure Mechanisms and Geomorphically Effective Flows. Water, 10(4), 394. doi:10.3390/w10040394 

35. Kumar, P., Le, P.V.V., Papanicolaou, A.N.T., Rhoads, B.L., Anders, A.M., Stumpf, A., Wilson, C.G., Bettis III, E.A., Blair, N., Ward, A.S., Filley, T., Lin, H., Keefer, L., Keefer, D.A., Lin, Y., Muste, M., Royer, T., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., and Belmont, P. (2018) C Critical transition in critical zone of intensively managed landscapes. Anthropocene, 22, 10-19. 

34. Yan, Q., Iwasaki, T., Stumpf, A., Belmont, P., Parker, G., & Kumar, P. (2018). Hydrogeomorphological differentiation between floodplains and terraces. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(1), 218-228. doi: 10.1002/esp.4234 

33. Vaughan, A.A., Belmont, P., Hawkins, C.P., Wilcock, P.R., (2017) Near‐channel versus watershed controls on sediment rating curves. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface. 122(10), 1901-1923. doi: 10.1002/2016JF004180 

32. Lenhart, C. F., Smith, D. J., Lewandowski, A., Belmont, P., Gunderson, L., & Nieber, J. L. (2018). Assessment of Stream Restoration for Reduction of Sediment in a Large Agricultural Watershed. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 144(7), 04018032. 

31. Lauer, J.W., Echterling, C., Lenhart, C., Belmont, P., Rausch, R. (2017). Air-photo based change in channel width in the Minnesota River basin: Modes of adjustment and implications for sediment budget. Geomorphology, 297, 170-184. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.09.005 

30. Kelly, S., Takbiri, Z., Belmont, P., Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2017) Human amplified changes in precipitation-runoff patterns in large river basins of the Midwestern United States. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 21(10), 5065. doi:10.5194/hess-2017-133 

· Selected as WRR Featured Article, Recognized in AGU Research Spotlight, EOS.
29. Call, B., Belmont, P., Schmidt, J.C., Wilcock, P.R. (2017) Changes in Floodplain Inundation under Non-Stationary Hydrology for an Adjustable, Alluvial River Channel. Water Resources Research. doi:10.1002/2016WR020277

28. Czuba, J.A., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Gran, K.B., Belmont, P., Wilcock, P.R., (2017) Interplay between Spatially Explicit Sediment Sourcing, Hierarchical River Network Structure, and In-Channel Bed-Material Sediment Transport and Storage Dynamics. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface. doi:10.1002/2016JF003965

27. Belmont, P., and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2017) Solving water quality problems in agricultural landscapes: new approaches for these nonlinear, multi-process, multi-scale systems. Water Resources Research. 53(4), 2585-2590. doi:10.1002/2017WR020839

26. Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Belmont, P., Wilcock, P.R., Gran, K.B., Finlay, J., Kumar, P., Czuba, J.A., Schwenk, J., and Takbiri, Z. (2016) Comment on “Climate and agricultural land use change impacts on streamflow in the upper midwestern United States” by Gupta et al. Water Resources Research. 52(9), 7536-7539. [IF: 3.709]

25. Belmont, P., Stevens, J.R., Czuba, J.A., Kumarasamy, K., Kelly, S.A. (2016) Comment on “Climate and agricultural land use change impacts on streamflow in the upper midwestern United States” by Gupta et al. Water Resources Research. 52(9), 7523-7528. [IF: 3.709]

24. Schaffrath, K.R., Belmont, P., Wheaton, J.M. (2015) Landscape-scale geomorphic change detection: Quantifying spatially variable uncertainty and circumventing legacy data issues. Geomorphology, 250, 334-348. [IF: 2.813]

23. Passalacqua, P., Belmont, P., Staley, D.M., Simley, J.D., Arrowsmith, J.R., Bode, C.E., Crosby, C., DeLong, S.B., Glenn, N.F., Kelly, S.A., Lague, D., Sangireddy, H., Schaffrath, K.R., Tarboton, D.G., Wasklewicz, T., Wheaton, J.M. (2015) Analyzing high resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer through landscapes: A review. Earth Science Reviews. 148, 174-193. [IF: 7.14]

22. Gangodagamage, C., Foufoula‐Georgiou, E., Belmont, P. (2014) River basin organization around the main stem: Scale invariance in tributary branching and the incremental area function. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 119(10), 2174-2193. [IF: 3.44]

21. Belmont, P., Willenbring, J.K., Schottler, S.P., Marquard. J., Kumarasamy, K., Hemmis, J. (2014) Toward generalizable sediment fingerprinting with tracers that are conservative and non-conservative over sediment routing timescales. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 14 (8), 1479-1492. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-014-0913-5 [IF: 2.107]

20. Stout, J. C., Belmont, P., Schottler, S. P., & Willenbring, J. K. (2014) Identifying Sediment Sources and Sinks in the Root River, Southeastern Minnesota. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(1), 20-39. [IF: 2.11]

19. Stout, J. and Belmont, P. (2014) TerEx Toolbox for semi‐automated selection of fluvial terrace and floodplain features from lidar. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 39(5), 569-580. [IF: 2.49]

18. Schottler, S.P., Ulrich, J., Belmont, P., Moore, R., Lauer, J.W., Engstrom, D.R. (2014) Twentieth century agricultural drainage creates more erosive rivers. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9738 [IF: 2.49]

17. Gran, K.B., Finnegan, N., Johnson, A.L., Belmont, P., Wittkop, C., Rittenour, T. (2013) Landscape evolution, valley excavation, and terrace development following abrupt postglacial base level fall. GSA Bulletin. 125(11-12), 1851-1864. [IF: 3.79]

16. Maalim, F.K., Melesse, A.M., Belmont, P., Gran, K. (2013) Modeling the impact of land use changes on runoff and sediment yield in the Le Sueur watershed, Minnesota using GeoWEPP. Catena. 107: 35-45. [IF: 1.89]

15. Day, S.S., Gran, K.B., Belmont, P. (2013) Measuring bluff erosion part 2: pairing aerial photographs and terrestrial laser scanning to create a watershed scale sediment budget. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 38(10), 1068-1082. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3359 [IF: 2.43]

14. Viparelli, E., Lauer, J.W., Belmont, P., Parker, G. (2013) A Numerical Model to Develop Long-term Sediment Budgets Using Isotopic Sediment Fingerprints. Computers and Geosciences Special Issue on Modeling for Environmental Change. 53: 114-122. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.10.003 [IF: 1.83]

13. Day S.S., Gran, K.B., Belmont, P., Wawrzyniec, T. (2013) Measuring bluff erosion part 1: terrestrial laser scanning methods for change detection. 38(10), 1055-1067. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3353 [IF: 2.43]

12. Passalacqua, P., Belmont, P., Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2012) Automatic geomorphic feature extraction from lidar in flat and engineered landscapes. Water Resources Research. 48: W03528. doi:10.1029/2011WR010958. [IF: 2.74]
· Highlighted as an Editor’s Choice in Science October 21, 2011:

11. Belmont, P., Gran, K.B., Schottler, S.P., Wilcock, P.R., Day, S.S., Jennings, C., Lauer, J.W., Viparelli, E., Willenbring, J.K., Engstrom, D.R., Parker, G. (2011) Large shift in source of fine sediment in the Upper Mississippi River. Environmental Science and Technology. 45, 8804–8810. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es2019109 [IF: 4.83]

10. Smith, S.M.C., Belmont, P., Wilcock, P.R. (2011) Closing the gap between watershed modeling, sediment budgeting, and stream restoration, in Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, vol. 194, edited by A. Simon, S. J. Bennett, and J. M. Castro, pp. 293–317, AGU, Washington, D. C. doi:10.1029/2011GM001085 [IF: NA]

9. Gran, K.B., Belmont, P., Day, S.S., Finnegan, N., Jennings, C., Lauer, J.W., Wilcock, P.R. (2011) Landscape evolution in south-central Minnesota and the role of geomorphic history on modern erosional processes. GSA Today. 21 (9): 7-9 [IF: NA, ranked 15th of 196 journals in the subject category Geology 2011 SCImago Journal Rank]
· Selected as WRR Featured Article, Recognized in AGU Research Spotlight, EOS. volume 92, number 34:

8. Gangodagamage, C., Belmont, P., and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2011) Revisiting scaling laws in river basins: New considerations across hillslope and fluvial regimes, Water Resources Research, 47, W07508, doi:10.1029/2010WR009252. [IF: 2.74]

7. Belmont, P., Gran, K., Jennings, C.E., Wittkop, C., Day, S.S. (2011) Kirk Bryan Field Trip: Holocene landscape evolution and erosional processes in the Le Sueur River, central Minnesota. Guide book for 2011 GSA National Meeting Kirk Bryan Field Trip, Minneapolis, MN. [IF: NA]

6. Belmont, P. (2011) Floodplain width adjustments in response to rapid base level fall and knickpoint migration. Geomorphology. 128 (1-2): 92-102. [IF: 2.35]

5. Belmont, P., Morris, D.P., Pazzaglia, F.J., Peters, S.C. (2009) Penetration of ultraviolet radiation in streams of eastern Pennsylvania: environmental controls and the role of suspended particulates. Aquatic Sciences. March, 189-201. [IF: 2.05]

4. Gran, K.B., Belmont, P., Day, S.S., Jennings, C., Johnson, A., Perg, L., and Wilcock, P.R. (2009) Geomorphic evolution of the Le Sueur River, Minnesota, USA, and implications for current sediment loading, in James, L.A., Rathburn, S.L., and Whittecar, G.R., eds., Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts: Geological Society of America Special Paper 451, p.119-130.

3. Belmont, P., Pazzaglia, F.J., Gosse, J.C. (2007) Cosmogenic 10-Be as a Tracer for Hillslope and Channel Sediment Dynamics in the Clearwater River Basin, Western Washington State. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 264: 123-135. [IF: 4.062]

2. Belmont, P., Hargreaves, B.R., Morris, D.P., Williamson, C.E. (2007) Estimating attenuation of ultraviolet radiation in streams: field and laboratory methods. Photochemistry and Photobiology. 83 (6): 1339-1347. [IF: 2.553]

1. Hartman, P., Belmont, P., Zuber, S., Ishii, N., Anderson, J. (2003) Relationship between catalase and life span in recombinant inbred strains of Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Nematology. 35 (3) 314-319. [IF: 0.71]