PUBLICATIONS | Journal Articles

[1]          Juan, A., Gori, A., and Sebastian, A., 2020. Comparing Floodplain Evolution in Channelized and Un-Channelized Urban Watersheds in Houston, Texas. Journal of Flood Risk Management 2020; e12604.


[2]          Gori, A., Gidaris, I., Elliott, J.R., Padgett, J.E., Loughran, K., Bedient, P.B., Panakkal, P., and Juan, A., 2020. Accessibility and recovery assessment of Houston’s roadway network due to fluvial flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Natural Hazards Review 21 (2): 04020005.


[3]          Panakkal, P., Juan, A., Garcia, M., Padgett, J.E., and Bedient, P.B., 2019. Towards enhanced response: Integration of a flood alert system with road infrastructure performance models. SEI Structures Congress 2019, doi:10.1061/9780784482223.029


[4]          Gori, A., Blessing, R., Juan, A., Brody, S., Bedient, P. (2019). "Characterizing urbanization impacts on floodplain through integrated land use, hydrologic, and hydraulic modeling". Journal of Hydrology, 568, 82-95.


[5]          Bass, B., Torres, J., Irza, J.N., Proft, J., Sebastian, A., Dawson, C., and Bedient, P. (2018). Surge Dynamics across a Complex Bay Coastline, Galveston Bay, TX. Coastal Engineering, 38, Pages 165-183,


[6            Bass B., Bedient P. (2018). Surrogate modeling of joint flood risk across coastal watersheds. Journal of Hydrology, doi:  10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.01.014.


[7]          Anarde K.A., Kameshwar S., Irza J.N., Nittrouer J.A., Lorenzo-Trueba J., Padgett J.E., Sebastian A., Bedient P.B. (2018). Impacts of Hurricane Storm Surge on Infrastructure Vulnerability for an Evolving Coastal Landscape. Natural Hazards Review, doi:  10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000265.


[8]          Bernier C., Kameshwar S., Elliott J.R., Padgett J.E., Bedient P.B. (2018). Mitigation Strategies to Protect Petrochemical Infrastructure and Nearby Communities during Storm Surge. Natural Hazards Review, doi:  10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000309.


[9]          Brody, S.D., Sebastian, A., Blessing, R., & Bedient, P.B.  (2018).  Case-study  results  from southeast Houston, Texas: Identifying  the  impacts  of  residential  location  on  flood  risk  and  loss. Journal of Flood Risk Management, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12184


[10]        Bernier, C., Elliott, J.R., Padgett, J.E., Kellerman, F., Bedient, P. (2017). “Evolution of Social Vulnerability and Risks of Chemical Spills During Storm Surge Along the Houston Ship Channel.” Natural Hazards Review, Vol. 18, No. 4,, November, 2017.


[11]        Kameshwar, S., Padgett, J.E. (2017). “Storm surge fragility assessment of above ground storage tanks.” Structural Safety, Accepted October, 2017.


[12]        Kameshwar, S. and Padgett, J.E. (2017). “Assessment of fragility and resilience indicators for a portfolio of oil storage tanks subjected to hurricanes.” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Accepted September, 2017.


[13]       Sebastian, A., Dupuits, E.J.C., & Morales-Napoles, O. (2017). Applying a Bayesian Network based on Gaussian Copulas to Model the Hydraulic Boundary Conditions for Hurricane Flood

Risk Analysis in a Coastal Watershed, Coastal Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.03.008


[14]       Blessing, R., Sebastian, A., & Brody, S.D.  (2017). Flood Risk Delineation in the U.S.:  How much loss are we capturing? ASCE Natural Hazards Review, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000242


[15]       Bass, B., Cardenas, B.M., and Befus, K.M (2017). Seasonal Shifts in Soil Moisture throughout a Semi-Arid Hillslope Ecotone during Drought: A geoelectrical view. Vadose Zone Journal, DOI:10.2136/vzj2016.11.0108.


[16]       Torres, J.M., Bass, B., Irza, J.N., Proft, J., Sebastian, A., Dawson, C., and Bedient, P (2017). Modeling the Hydrodynamic Performance of a Conceptual Storm Surge Barrier System for the Galveston Bay Region. J. of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000389.


[17]       Bass, B., Juan, A., Gori, A., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P. (2017). 2015 Memorial Day Flood Impacts for Changing Watershed Conditions in Houston, TX. Natural Hazards Review. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000241.


[18]       Juan, A., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P., 2017. Developing a Radar-Based Flood Alert System for Sugar Land, Texas. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001194.

[19]       Bass, B., Irza, J.N., Proft, J., Bedient, P., and Dawson, C (2017). Fidelity of the Integrated Kinetic Energy Factor as an Indicator of Storm Surge Impacts. Natural Hazards 85(1), 575-595. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-016-2587-3.


[20]      Juan, A., Hughes, C., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P., 2016. Hydrologic Performance of Watershed-scale Low Impact Development (LID) in a High Intensity Rainfall Region. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE) IR.1943-4774.0001141.


[21]       Kameshwar, S., Padgett, J.E. (2016). "Stochastic modeling of geometric imperfections in above ground storage tanks for probabilistic buckling capacity estimation," ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2: DOI: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000846, 4015005.


[22]       McGuire T.M., Adamson D.T., Burcham M.S., Bedient P.B., Newell C.J. (2016). Evaluation of Long-Term Performance and Sustained Treatment at Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation Sites. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, doi:  10.1111/gwmr.12151.


[23]       Burleson, D.W., Rifai, H.S., Proft, J.K., Dawson, C.N., Bedient, P.B.B. (2015). Vulnerability of an Industrial Corridor in Texas to Storm Surge. Natural Hazards, 77(2), 1183-1203.


[24]       Ataei, N., Padgett, J. E. (2015) “Fragility Surrogate Models for Coastal Bridges in Hurricane Prone Zones,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 103, pp. 203-213.


[25]       Torres, J., Bass, B., Irza, N., Fang, Z., Proft, J., Dawson, C., Kiani, M., and Bedient, P (2015). Characterizing the hydraulic interactions of hurricane storm surge and rainfall-runoff for the Houston-Galveston region. Coastal Engineering 106, 7-19. DOI:


[26]       Ataei, N., Padgett, J. E. (2015) “Influential Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling Parameters on the Response on Bridges Vulnerable to Coastal Storms,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 321-333, March, 2015.


[27]       Kameshwar, S., Padgett, J.E. (2014). "Multi-hazard risk assessment of highway bridges subjected to earthquake and hurricane hazards," Engineering Structures, Vol. 78, pp. 300-310, July, 2014.


[28]       Christian, J.K., Fang, Z., Torres, J., Deitz, R., and Bedient, P.B. (2014). “Modeling the Hydraulic Effectiveness of a Proposed Storm Surge Barrier System for the Houston Ship Channel during Hurricane Events”. ASCE Journal of Natural Hazards Review, ISSN 1527-6988/04014015(11), 15(4).

[29]       Fang, N., Dolan G., Sebastian, A., & Bedient, P.B. (2014). Case Study of Flood Mitigation and Hazard Management at the Texas Medical Center in the Wake  of Tropical  Storm Allison in 2001.  ASCE Natural Hazards Review, 15(3).  doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000139.


[30]       Brody, S.D., Blessing, R., Sebastian, A., & Bedient, P.B. (2014). Examining the impact of land use/land cover characteristics on flood losses. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57(8), 1252-1265. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2013.802228.


[31]       Sebastian, A., Proft, J., Dietrich, C.J., Du, W., Bedient, P.B., & Dawson, C.N. (2014). Characterizing hurricane storm surge behavior in Galveston Bay using the SWAN+ADCIRC model. Coastal Engineering, 88, 171-181. doi:


[32]       Anderson, J.B., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A.R., Rodriguez, A.B., Milliken, K.T. (2013). Variable response of coastal environments of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico to sea-level rise and climate change: Implications for future change. Marine Geology, 1-19.


[33]       Dietrich, J.C., Dawson, C.N., Proft, J.M., Howard, M.T., Wells, G., Fleming, J.G., Luettich Jr., R.A., Westerink,  J.J., Cobell, Z., Vitse, M., Lander, H., Blanton, B.O., Szpilka, C.M., Atkinson, J.H. (2013). Real-Time Forecasting and Visualization of Hurricane Waves and Storm Surge using SWAN+ADCIRC and FigureGen. Computational Challenges in the Geosciences, 156, 49-70. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7434-0_3


[34]       Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J.B. (2013). Unprecedented erosion of the upper Texas coast: Response to accelerated sea-level rise and hurricane impacts. Geological Society of America Bulletin, May/June 2013 125(5/6), 728-740. doi: 10.1130/B30725


[35]       Juan, A., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P., 2013. Flood Improvement and LID Modeling Using XP-SWMM. Published in


[36]       Ataei, N. and Padgett, J. E. (2013). “Probabilistic Modeling of Bridge Deck Unseating during Hurricane Events,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 275-286, April 2013.


[37]       Ataei, N. and Padgett, J. E. (2013). “Limit State Capacities for Global Performance Assessment of Bridges Exposed to Hurricane Surge and Wave,” Structural Safety, Vol. 41, pp. 73-81, March 2013.


[38]       Doubleday, G., Sebastian, A., Luttenschlager, T., & Bedient, P.B. (2013). Modeling Hydrologic Benefits of Low Impact Development:  A  Distributed  Hydrologic  Model  of  The  Woodlands,  TX. Journal of American Water Resources, 49(6), 1444-1455. doi: 10.1111/jawr.12095.


[39]       Brody,   S.D.,  Blessing,  R.,  Sebastian,   A.,  &  Bedient,  P.B.   (2013).    Delineating  the  Reality of Flood Risk and Loss in Southeast, TX. ASCE Natural Hazards Review, 14(2), 89-97. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000091.


[40]       Teague, A., J. Christian, and P. Bedient. (2013) “Use of Radar Rainfall in an Application of Distributed Hydrologic Modeling for Cypress Creek Watershed, Texas”. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) HE.1943-5584.000056.


[41]       Doubleday, G., Sebastian, A., Luttenschlager, T., and Bedient, P.B. (2013). “Modeling Hydrologic Benefits of Low Impact Development: A Distributed Hydrologic Model of The Woodlands, TX.” Journal of American Water Resources, 1-13. doi: 10.1111/jawr.12095.


[42]       Christian, J., Teague, A., Duenas-Osario, L., Fang, Z., and Bedient, P. (2012). “Uncertainty in Floodplain Delineation: Expression of Flood Hazard and Risk in a Gulf Coastal Watershed”. Wiley Journal of Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9360.


[43]       Dolan, G., Wallace, D.J. (2012). Policy and management hazards along the Upper Texas coast. Ocean & Coastal Management, 59, 77-82. doi: 10.106/j.ocecoaman.2011.12.021


[44]       Stearns, M. and Padgett, J. E. (2012) “Impact of 2008 Hurricane Ike on Bridge Infrastructure in the Houston/Galveston Region,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 441-452, July/August, 2012.


[45]       Burleson, D.W., Colbert, T. M., and Rifai, H. S., (2012). "Vulnerability Analysis and Mitigation Alternatives of Hurricanes for the Houston Ship Channel in Texas". Natural Hazard Review, In Review.


[46]       Dietrich, J.C., Tanaka, S., Westerink, J.J., Dawson, C., Luettich, R.A., Jr., Zijlema, M., Holthuijsen, L.H., Smith, J.M., Westerink, L.G., and Westerink, H.J. (2012), "Performance of the unstructured-mesh, SWAN+ADCIRC model in computing hurricane waves and surge," Journal of Scientific Computing, to appear.


[47]       Mattis, S., Dawson, C., Kees, C.E. and Farthing, M.W. (2012), "Numerical modeling of drag for flow through vegetated domains and porous structures," Advances in Water Resources, to appear.


[48]       Dietrich, J.C., Westerink, J.J., Kennedy, A.B., Smith, J.M., Jensen, R.E., Zijlema, M., Holthuijsen, L.H., Dawson, C., Luettich, R.A., Jr., Powell, M.D., Cardone, V.J., Cox, A.T., Stone, G.W., Pourtaheri, H., Hope, M.E, Tanaka, S., Westerink., L.G., Westerink. H.J. and Cobell, Z. (2011), "Hurricane Gustav (2008) Waves and Storm Surge: Hindcast, Synoptic Analysis and Validation in Southern Louisiana," Monthly Weather Review, 139, pp. 2488-2522, 2011.


[49]        Stepinski, E., J. Christian, and P. Bedient, (2011.) "Methods for Modeling Coastal Floodplains under Hurricane Storm Surge Conditions." Journal of Hydrological Processes. July 2011.


[50]       Ray, T., Stepinski, E., Sebastian, A., & Bedient, P.B. (2011).  Dynamic Modeling of Storm Surge and Inland Flooding in a Texas Coastal Floodplain.  ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137(10), 1103-1110. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000398


[51]       Fang, Z., Bedient, P. B., and Buzcu-Guven, B. (2011). “Long-Term Performance of a Flood Alert System and Upgrade to FAS3: A Houston Texas Case Study”. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 10, October 1, 2011, ISSN 1084-0699/2011/10-818-828.


[52]       Teague, A., Bedient, P. and Guven, B. (2010). “Targeted Application of Seasonal Load Duration Curves using Multivariate Analysis in Two Watersheds Flowing into Lake Houston” (JAWRA-10-0003-P.R1). Journal of American Water Resources Association. Accepted.


[53]       Fang, Z, Zimmer, A., Bedient, P. B, Robinson, H., Christian, J., and Vieux, B. E. (2010). “Using a Distributed Hydrologic Model to Evaluate the Location of Urban Development and Flood Control Storage”. ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 136, No. 5, September, 2010, ISSN 0733-9496/2010/5-597-601.


[54]       Anderson, J., Milliken, K., Wallace, D., Rodriguez, A., Simms, A. (2010). Coastal Impact Underestimated from Rapid Sea Level Rise. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 91(23), 205-212.


[55]       Atei, N., Stearns, M., Padgett, J.E. (2010). Response Sensitivity for Probabilistic Damage Assessment of Coastal Bridges Under Surge and Wave Loading. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2022, 93-101. doi: 10.314/2022-12


[56]       Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J.B. (2010). Evidence of similar probability of intense hurricane strikes for the Gulf of Mexico over the late Holocene. Geology, 38, 511-514. doi: 10.1130/G30729.1


[57]       Wallace, D.J., Anderson, J.B., Fernandez, R.A. (2010). Transgressive Ravinement versus Depth of Closure: A Geological Perspective from the Upper Texas Coast. Journal of Coastal Research, 26(6), 1057-1067. doi: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-10-00034


[58]       Fang, Z., Bedient, P. B., Benavidas J.A, and Zimmer A. L. (2008). “Enhanced Radar-based Flood Alert System and Floodplain Map Library”. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 10, October 1, 2008, ISSN 1084-0699/2008/10-926-938.


[59]       Bedient, P. B., Holder, A., and Thompson, J. F., and Fang, Z. (2007). “Modeling of Stormwater Response under Large Tailwater Conditions – Case Study for the Texas Medical Center”. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, May 1, 2007, ISSN 1084-0699/2007/3-256-266.

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