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

Presentations

  • 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

Publications

  • 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.
  • Evaluation of Wasatch fault segmentation and slip rates using Lake Bonneville shorelines. Accepted, 03/01/2013.
  • Rediscovering the Discovery Outcrop: The Promises and Pitfalls of LiDAR Technology in Mineral Exploration. Accepted, 01/31/2013.