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PUBLICATIONS | Journal Articles

Bi, S., Kiaghadi, A., Schulze, B. C., Bernier, C., Bedient, P. B., Padgett, J. E., . . . Griffin, R. J. (2021). Simulation of potential formation of atmospheric pollution from aboveground storage tank leakage after severe storms. Atmospheric Environment, 248 doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2021.118225


Fagnant, C., Gori, A., Sebastian, A. et al. Characterizing spatiotemporal trends in extreme precipitation in Southeast Texas. Nat Hazards (2020).


Garcia, M.; Juan, A.; Bedient, P. Integrating Reservoir Operations and Flood Modeling with HEC-RAS 2D. Water 2020, 12, 2259.

Ebad Sichani, M., Anarde, K. A., Capshaw, K. M., Padgett, J. E., Meidl, R. A., Hassanzadeh, P., Loch-Temzelides, T.P.,

Bedient, P. B. (2020). Hurricane risk assessment of petroleum infrastructure in a changing climate. Frontiers in Built Environment, 6 doi:10.3389/fbuil.2020.00104

Anarde, K. A., Kameshwar, S., Irza, J. N., Nittrouer, J. A., Lorenzo-Trueba, J., Padgett, J. E., Sebastian A., Bedient, P. B. (2020). Erratum: Impacts of hurricane storm surge on infrastructure vulnerability for an evolving coastal landscape (natural hazards review DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000265). Natural Hazards Review, 21(2) doi:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000377

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.


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.


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


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.


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,


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


 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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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:


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.


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.


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).

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.


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.


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:


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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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