Dr. Li Chen

Associate Research Professor Environmental Science
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hydrology, infiltration, runoff, hydrodynamics, sediment, vegetation, fire, modeling

Professional Interests

Research interests and experience have focused on water movement and water-initiated material transport in surface and shallow ground environment that include dynamics and numerical modeling of rainfall-infiltration-runoff process; sediment transport monitoring and modeling in natural water body; hydrodynamic and contaminant transport modeling in near surface water system; soil erosion dynamics and geomorphologic evolution.

Education

DegreeInstitutionArea
Ph.D. Chinese Academy of Sciences Fluid Mechanics
M.S. Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engeineering, China Hydraulic Engineering
B.S. Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engeineering, China Hydraulic Engineering

Academic Affiliations

Publications

2015

Sun, H., Chen, D., Zhang, Y., Chen, L. (2015). Understanding partial bed-load transport: Experiments and stochastic model analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 521, 196-204

2014

Chen, L. (2014). Modeling Rainfall Runoff Process and Scaling Effects in Complex Arid Environments, 1st Congress of China Geodesy and Geophysics: Beijing, October 25, 2014-October 26, 2014
Chen, L., Acharya, K., Miller, J. J., Berli, M. (2014). Exploring Wildfire Impact on Runoff Water Quality, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014, H54D-07
Chen, L., Acharya, K., Stone, M. (2014). Using a mechanical approach to quantify flow resistance by submerged, flexible vegetation - a revisit of Kouwen's approach, Advances in Water Resources, 73, 198-202
Chen, L., Miller, J. J., Bacon, S. N., Shillito, R. M., Meyer, W. J. (2014). Terrain, Soils, and Runoff Potential in the Rawhide Wash Watershed, Maricopa County, Arizona
Chen, L., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Assouline, S. (2014). Hydrological responses and scaling effects in vegetated semi-arid areas with surface sealing, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014
Chen, L., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Assouline, S. (2014). Modeling study of the rainfall-runoff processes and scaling effect in complex arid environments, NWRA 2014 Annual Conference: Las Vegas, February 3, 2014-February 6, 2014
Chen, L., Xiang, L., Young, M. H., Yin, J., Yu, Z. (2014). Optimal parameters for the Green-Ampt infiltration model under rainfall conditions, Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, Accepted
Chen, x., Zhao, J., Chen, L. (2014). Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Preferential Flow in Fractured Network with Clogging Process, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014
Chen, x., Cardenas, M. B., Chen, L. (2014). Analysis of three-dimensional versus two-dimensional bedform-induced hyporheic exchange, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014
Thompson, S. E., Assouline, S., Chen, L., Trahktenbrot, A., Svoray, T., Katul, G. G. (2014). Secondary dispersal driven by overland flow in drylands: Review and mechanistic model development., Movement Ecology, 2, (7), doi:10.1186/2051-3933-2-7
Zhang, Y., Chen, L., Reeves, D., Sun, H. (2014). A fractional-order tempered-stable continuity model to capture surface water runoff, Journal of Vibration and Control, doi: 10.1177/1077546314557554
Zhang, Y., Martin, R. L., Chen, D., Baeumer, B., Sun, H., Chen, L. (2014). A subordinated advection model for uniform bedload transport from local to regional scales, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 119, (12), 2711

2013

Acharya, K., Bhattarai, M. P., Chen, L., Li, Y. (2013). Hydrologic response of medium watershed using a fully coupled surface-subsurface hydrologic model in the arid region of the western United States, 35th IAHR World Congress: Chengdu, China, September 8, 2013-September 13, 2013
Assouline, S., Chen, L., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Katul, G. (2013). Effect of soil surface sealing on the hydrological response and the vegetation cover of semiarid areas, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 8, 2013-December 13, 2013
Assouline, S., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Chen, L. (2013). Impact of soil surface sealing on the hydrology of semiarid areas . Eco - hydrology of semiarid environments:, Eco - hydrology of semiarid environments: Confronting mathematical models with ecosystem complexity: Ben - Gurion U niversity, Beer Sheva, Israel,, May 19, 2013-May 23, 2013
Chen, L., Acharya, K., Miller, J. J., Berli, M. (2013). Upper Virgin River Watershed Post-fire Water Quality Study
Chen, L., Berli, M., Chief, K. (2013). Examining Modeling Approaches for the Rainfall-Runoff Process in Wildfire-Affected Watersheds: Using San Dimas Experimental Forest, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 49, (4), 851-866
Chen, L., Berli, M., Chief, K. (2013). Modeling Postwildfire Rainfall-Infiltration-Runoff: Challenges, Current state and Some new approaches., AGU Chapman Conference-Synthesizing Empirical Results to Improve Predictions of Post-wildfire Runoff and Erosion Response: Estes Park, Colorado, August 25, 2013-August 31, 2013
Chen, L., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Assouline, S. (2013). The role of soil surface sealing, microtopography and vegetation patches in rainfall-runoff processes in semiarid areas., Water Resources Research, 49, (9), 5585-5599
Chen, L., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Assouline, S. (2013). Scaling effect of hydrological responses in vegetated semi-arid areas with surface sealing, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, December 8, 2013-December 13, 2013
Chen, L., Sela, S., Svoray, T., Assouline, S. (2013). A MODELING APPROACH FOR RAINFALL-RUNOFF PROCESSES IN COMPLEX ARID ENVIRONMENTS, Eco - hydrology of semiarid environments: Confronting mathematical models with ecosystem complexity, International research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation,: Ben - Gurion U niversity, Beer Sheva, Israel,, May 19, 2013-May 23, 2013
Chen, X., Zhao, J., Chen, L. (2013). Effect of Streambed Roughness and Topography on the Solute Transport and Hyporheic Exchanges: Laboratory Experiments, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013: Vienna, April 7, 2013-April 12, 2013

2012

Bhattarai, M. P., Acharya, K., Chen, L. (2012). Do invasive riparian Tamarix alter hydrology of riparian areas of arid and semi-arid regions under climate change scenarios?, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Chen, L., S. Sela, T. Svoray, S., Assouline, S. (2012). The roles of soil surface sealing, microtopography and vegetation in Rainfall-Runoff Processes in semi-arid areas, EGU General Assembly: Vienna, Austria
Chen, L., S. Sela, T. Svoray, S., Assouline, S. (2012). The roles of soil surface sealing, microtopography and vegetation in Rainfall-Runoff Processes in semi-arid areas, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Chen, L., Schumer, R., Forsee, W. J., Knust, A. M. (2012). Impact of Temporal Resolution of Flow-Duration curve on Sediment Load Estimation, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 48, 145-155
Chen, L., X. Chen, E., Shrestha (2012). Hydrologic Connection between Stream and Floodplain during Flooding Events, EWRI-ASCE: Albuquerque, NM
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Miller, J. J., Dalldorf, G. K., Caldwell, T. (2012). Using Terrain Forecasting and Field Measurements to Predict Runoff Potential, Water Summit, Milwaukee: Milwaukee, WI
Chen, X., Zhao, J., Chen, L., Tao, X., Zhao, Z. (2012). Thermal dynamic in hyporheic zone response to river temperatures formed by reservoir operations in Xinanjiang River, China, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Xiang, L., Yu, Z., Chen, L. (2012). Evaluating the characteristics of hydraulic driven non-point source pollution yield in agricultural watershed, Applied Mechanics and materials, 518-524
Xiang, L., Yu, Z., Chen, L. (2012). On simulating non-point source pollution with a fully coupled model in the agricultural watershed, EGU General Assembly: Vienna, Austria

2011

Chen, D., Chen, L. (2011). Coupling Watershed Erosion Model with Instream Hydrodynamic-Sediment Transport Model: An Example of Middle Rio Grande., In Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments
Chen, L., Miller, J. J., Loomis, T. (2011). Geomorphic-based Rapid Watershed Cahracterization and Hydrological Parameterization, Floodplain Manager's Association: San Diego
Chen, L., Stone, M. C., Acharya, K., Steinhaus, K. A. (2011). Mechanical analysis for emergent vegetation in flowing fluids, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 49, 766-774
Chen, L., Zhang, Y. (2011). A New Stochastic Approach for Heterogeneous Surface Runoff, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco
Stone, M. C., Chen, L., McKay, S. K., Goreham, J., Acharya, K., Fischenich, C., Stone, A. B. (2011). Bending of submerged woody riparian vegetation as a function of hydraulic flow conditions, River Research and Applications, doi: 10.1002/rra.1592
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T., Chen, L., Shafer, D. S., Miller, J. J., Meyer, W. J. (2011). Multi-scale characterization of arid soil properties for predicting hydrologic processes, ASCE EWRI Conference: Singapore
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T., Chen, L., Shafer, D. S., Miller, J. J., Meyer, W. J. (2011). Multi-scale characterization of arid soil properties for predicting hydrologic response, 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment: Singapore

2010

Acharya, K., Bhattaria, M., Chen, L. (2010). Impact of climate uncertainties on in-stream and riparian vegetation, FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 2-5, 2010: Henderson, NV
Acharya, K., McKay, K., Chen, L. (2010). Vegetation hydrodynamic interactions in flood control channels, FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 2-5, 2010: Henderson, NV
Bhattarai, M. P., Acharya, K., Chen, L. (2010). Integrated modeling analysis on surface-subsurface water interaction and impact on Riparian vegetation under climate change scenarios, AGU Fall Meeting 2010: San Francisco
Chen, D., Chen, L. (2010). Coupling watershed sediment yield model with stream sediment transport model: an example of Middle Rio Grande, Joint 9th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference 2010: Las Vegas, NV
Chen, L. (2010). An integral approach for large deflection cantilever beams, Int J. Nonlin Mech, doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2009.12.004
Chen, L., Acharya, K., Stone, M. C. (2010). Mechanical analyses for coupled vegetation-flow system, AGU Fall Meeting 2010: San Francisco
Chen, L., Berli, M., Chief, K. (2010). VALIDATION OF POST-FIRE HYDROLOGY MODELS ON A SELECTED SITE IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES, Southern California Academy of Sciences: Los Angeles, CA
Chen, L., Chen, D., Forsee, W. J. (2010). Sediment Supply from Calabacillas Arroyo and Morphology of Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, U.S.A
Chen, L., Miller, J. J., Caldwell, T., Dalldorf, G., Chief, K., Young, M. H., Long, X. (2010). Terrain, Soils and Runoff Potential in the Rainbow Wash Watershed, Maricopa County, Arizona
Chen, L., Schumer, R., Forsee, W. J., Knust, A. M. (2010). IMPACT OF FLOW-DURATION CURVE TEMPORAL RESOLUTION ON SEDIMENT LOAD ESTIMATES, Joint Federal Interagency Conference on Hydrological Modeling and Sedimentation: Las Vegas, NV
Chen, L., Stone, M. (2010). Theoretical Analyses for Interaction between Vegetation Bending and Flow, EWRI: Providence, RI
Chen, L., Xiang, L., Yu, Z. (2010). MODELING THE IMPACT OF MICROTOPOGRAPHY ON THE RAINFALL-RUNOFF PROCESS, Joint Federal Interagency Conference on Hydrological Modeling and Sedimentation
Xiang, L., Chen, L., Young, M. H., Miller, J. J., Yu, Z. (2010). Parameter Optimization for Green-Ampt Infiltration Model, EWRI: Providence, RI

2009

Chen, L., Xiang, L., Young, M. H., Yu, Z. (2009). Parameter Optimization for Green-Ampt Infiltration Model, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Chen, L., Yin, J., Miller, J. J., Young, M. H. (2009). The Role of the Clast Layer of Desert pavement in Rainfall-Runoff Processes, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Kansas City
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., Susfalk, R. B. (2009). An integrated approach to modeling solute transport in streams and canals with applications, Journal of Hydrology, 378, 128-136, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.09.012
Stone, M. C., Chen, L., Smith, D. L., Goodwin, R. A. (2009). Application of the Numerical Fish Surrogate to River Environments, 7th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics: Concepcion, Chile
Xiang, L., Chen, L., Yu, Z. (2009). Simulating non-point source pollution with an integrated surface-subsurface hydrologic approach in an agricultural watershed

2008

Berli, M., Chen, L., Caldwell, T., Chief, K., Miller, J. J., Young, M. H. (2008). Post-fire effects on watershed hydrology, USACE Arid Regions Demonstration Programs Annual Review Conference: San Diego, CA
Berli, M., Chen, L., Young, M. H., Scharffenberg, W. (2008). Wildfire Effects on Watershed Hydrology - Modeling Approaches, Tools for Arid Regions Flood Damage Reduction and Restoration: San Diego, CA
Berli, M., Chen, L., Young, M. H., Scharffenberg, W. (2008). Wildfire Effects on Watershed Hydrologic Processes: An Introduction, Tools for Arid Regions Flood Damage Reduction and Restoration: Reno, NV
Chen, L., Chen, D. (2008). Impact of Tributary Watershed Sediment Yield on Main Stream Morphology, Annual Conference, Floodplain Management Association: San Diego
Chen, L., Stone, M. C. (2008). Influence of bed material size heterogeneity on bedload transport uncertainty, Water Resources Research, 44, W01405, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005483, 2008
Chen, L., Stone, M. C. (2008). On the mass conservation of the four-point implicit scheme, ASCE/EWRI: Honolulu, HI
Chen, L., Stone, M. C. (2008). Heterogeneous Bed Material and Bedload Transport Uncertainty, AGU Fall meeting: San Francisco
Chen, L., Stone, M. C. (2008). Guidance for Sedimentation Modeling for Stream Restoration, ASFPM: Reno, Submitted
Chen, L., Stone, M. C. (2008). Guidance for Sedimentation Modeling for Stream Restoration, ASFPM: Reno, NV
Chen, L., Yin, J., Miller, J. J., Young, M. H. (2008). HYDROLOGIC IMPACT OF THE CLAST LAYER IN DESERT PAVEMENT, California Desert Research Symposium: Redlands, CA
Chen, L., Young, M. H. (2008). Some Physical Aspects and a New Modeling Approach for Rainfall Infiltration- Runoff Processes
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Berli, M. (2008). Wildfire Effects on Watershed Hydrologic Processes: An Introduction for Hydraulic Engineers, Watershed Managers and Planners, DRI Report
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Miller, J. J., Caldwell, T. (2008). Rapid Assessment of Watershed Scale Runoff Potential, annual Conference, Floodplain Management Association: San Diego
Schumer, R., Chen, L., Knust, A. M., Boyle, D. (2008). Impact of flow-duration curves on sediment load estimates, 2008 Annual Conference: San Diego, CA
Stone, M. C., Chen, L., Scott, S. (2008). Guidance for Sedimentation Modeling for Stream Restoration, Floodplain Management Association 2008 Annual Conference Pre-Conference Workshop: San Diego, CA
Stone, M. C., Goreham, J., Chen, L., Stone, A. (2008). Impacts of Shear Stress on Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity of a Polyacrylamide Treated Soil, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008: Honolulu, Hawaii
Yin, J., Young, M. H., Chen, L., Yu, Z. (2008). Modeling the effect of spatial variability of soil hydraulic properties on a rangeland watershed using a diffusion wave model, ASCE/EWRI: Honolulu, HI
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T., Miller, J. J., Chen, L., Dalldorf, G., S., B., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Using Terrain Forecasting and Field Measurements to Predict Runoff Potential, Am. Soc. of Flood Plain Managers National Meetings: San Diego, CA

2007

Chen, L., Stone, M. C. (2007). Analysis of Unsteady Sediment Transport Modeling Approaches, 1-10
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Berli, M. (2007). Wildfire effects on watershed hydrology - an introduction for engineers, Arid Regions 11th Triennial Conference: Breckenridge, CO
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Zhu, J. (2007). Polyacrylamide Transport in Water Delivery Canals
Liu, Q. Q., Chen, L., Li, J. C., Singh, V. P. (2007). A non-equilibrium sediment transport model for rill erosion, HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 21, 1074-1084
Young, M. H., Woodrow, J., Moser, D. P., Zhu, J., Chen, L., Susfalk, R. B., Miller, G. C., Labahn, S. K., Moran, E. A., Arrowood, T. (2007). Results of Laboratory Experiments in Support of PAM-Related Research (with nine authors)

2006

Chen, L., Young, M. H. (2006). Green-ampt infiltration model for sloping surfaces, Water Resour. Res., 42, W07420, doi:10.1029/2005WR004468. , 42
Chen, L., Young, M. H. (2006). A Physically-based Two-dimensional Rainfall-Runoff Model for Small-scale Watersheds
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., Susfalk, R. B. (2006). Modeling Polyacrylamide Transport in Water Delivery Canals
Duan, G., Chen, L., Scott, S. (2006). Application of fractional bed load transport equations to a desert gravel-bed stream, Journal of Hydraulic Research, 44, 624-630

2005

Chen, L., Young, M. H. (2005). Two-dimensional approaches for simulating overland flow
Liu, Q. Q., Chen, L., Li, J. C., Singh, V. P. (2005). Roll Waves in Overland Flow, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING, 10, 110-117

2004

Liu, Q. Q., Chen, L., Li, J. C., Singh, V. P. (2004). Two-dimensional kinematic wave model of overland flow, Journal of Hydrology, 291, 28-41

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