Research Statement

The major thrust of my research is applying sound hydrodynamic principles and models to fundamental problems of geochemistry and sedimentation in surface water environments. This is accomplished by acquiring relevant data on surface water settings and incorporating them into models of varying sophistocation. I presently working on three surface environments: Pleistocene Lake Bonneville in the western United States; alluvial channels in the intermountain west; and pit mine lakes.

Research Keywords

  • Lidar
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Geomorphology
  • Fluid Dynamics


  • Applied Geology and LiDAR: State of the Art and What Might Be Next. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/10/2013.
  • LiDAR in the Earth Sciences: Where Are We Now? Where Can We Go. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/12/2013.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Northern America


  • Julia Howe, Paul Jewell & Ronald Bruhn (2019). Late Pleistocene Record of Off‐Fault Deformation and Vertical Slip Rates from the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah: Implications for Fault Segmentation from Lake Bonneville Shorelines. Seismological Society of America. Vol. 109, 2198-2215. Published, 12/2019.
  • K. H. Schilde & P. W. Jewell, C. G. Oviatt, H. M. Jol, and C. F. Larsen (2018). Transgressive-phase barriers as indicators of basin-wide lake-level changes in late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, Utah, USA. Elsevier. Vol. 318, 390-403. Published, 04/2018.
  • Paul Jewell, D. T. Nelson, B. B. Bowen & L. W. Remming (2016). Insights into Lake Bonneville using remote sensing and digital terrain tools . (pp. 598-616). Elsevier. Published, 12/2016.
  • C. G. Oviatt & Paul Jewell (2016). The Bonneville shoreline: Reconsidering Gilbert’s Interpretation. (pp. 88-104). Elsevier. Published, 12/2016.
  • M. A. Chan, Paul Jewell, T. J. Parker, J. Ormo, C. H. Okubo & G. Komatsu (2016). Pleistocene Lake Bonneville as an Analog for Extraterrestrial Lakes and Oceans. (pp. 570-597). Elsevier. Published, 12/2016.
  • Jewell, Paul W. (2016). Quantitative identification of erosional Lake Bonneville shorelines, Utah. Elsevier BV. Vol. 253, 135-145. Published, 2016.
  • Nelson, Daren T. & Jewell, Paul W. (2015). Transgressive stratigraphic record and possible oscillations of late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, Northern Hogup Mountains, Utah, U.S.A. Elsevier BV. Vol. 432, 58-67. Published, 2015.
  • Anderson, R.B., Day-Lewis, F.D., Henderson, R.D., Jewell, P., Naftz, D.L., Rosenberry, D.O. & Stolp, B.J. (2014). Quantity and quality of groundwater discharge in a hypersaline lake environment. Elsevier BV. Vol. 512, 177-194. Published, 2014.
  • Bills, Bruce G., Chan, Marjorie A., Jewell, Paul W., Madsen, David B., Miller, David M. & Oviatt, Charles G. (2014). Interpretations of evidence for large Pleistocene paleolakes in the Bonneville basin, western North America. Elsevier BV. Vol. 401, 173-176. Published, 2014.