Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study

Daniel J. Miller

Earth Systems Institute
3040 NW 57th Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Ph.D. - 1993 Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Washington
M.S. - 1987 Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii
B.A. - 1979 Dept. of Physics, University of Nebraska

1997 - Present Earth Systems Institute (non profit research and education), Seattle, WA
1993 - 1996 Research Associate, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Washington
1990 - Present M2 Environmental Services, Consulting, Seattle, WA

Research Interests:
Combined use of field observations and computer simulations to elucidate interactions between physical and biological systems in river environments; scale relations in measures of physical attributes; use of physical and empirical models for risk assessment

Relevant Experience:
Field mapping for delineation of landslide hazards, WA Watershed Analysis. Development and coding of simulation models for sediment and organic debris flux over large time and space scales; field mapping and modeling to associate channel physical/habitat attributes to stochastic erosional processes, US Forest Service Cost Share. Development and coding of programs for topographic analysis to delineate channel networks and associated attributes, landslide susceptibility and debris flow runout, Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study

Relevant Publications:

  • Miller, D. J., and L. Benda, 2000, Effects of punctuated sediment supply on valley-floor landforms and sediment transport, Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 112, 1814-1824. Miller, D. J., and J. Sias, 1998. Deciphering large landslides: coupling hydrology, groundwater, and slope-stability models through GIS, Hydrologic Processes, vol.12, 923-941.

  • Benda, L. E., D. J. Miller, T. Dunne, G. H. Reeves, and J. K. Agee, 1998. Dynamic Landscape Systems, in Ecology and Management of Streams and Rivers in the Pacific Northwest Coastal Ecoregion, R. Naiman and R. Bilby, (eds.), Springer Verlag

  • Miller, D. J., and T. Dunne, 1996, Topographic perturbations of regional stresses and consequent bedrock fracturing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B11), p 25,523-25,536.

  • Miller, D. J., 1995, Coupling GIS with Physical Models to Assess Deep-Seated-Landslide Hazards, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 1(3), p. 263-276.

  • Miller, D. J., 1991. Damage in King County from the Storm of January 9, 1990, Washington Geology, 19(1), 28-37.

Recent Collaborators:

  • T. Dunne (UC, Santa Barbara)
  • R. Pack (Utah State)
  • D. Tarboton (Utah State)
  • L. Benda (Earth Systems Institute)
  • K. Burnett (PNW Research Station, US Forest Service, Corvallis)
  • G. Reeves (PNW Research Station, US Forest Service, Corvallis)


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