I study rivers and the ways they transport sediment to understand flood hazard in the Pacific Northwest. I use data analysis, remote sensing and models to investigate how rivers are changing in shape and hydrologic regime.



  • Ahrendt, S. (Presenter), Horner-Devine, A., Kumar, N., Morgan, J. A., Collins, B., Istanbulluoglu, E. “Understanding Morphologic Flood Risk Relevant to River Management in Western Washington State” Oral Presentation (Virtual) at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (Dec, 2020)

  • Ahrendt, S. (Presenter), Horner-Devine, Kumar, N., A., Morgan, J. A., Collins, B., Istanbulluoglu, E. “River Morphology and Flood Risk in the Pacific Northwest” Oral Presentation (Virtual) at the Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System: Summer Science Series (July, 2020)

  • Ahrendt, S., (Presenter) A. Horner-Devine, N. Kumar, J. Morgan, B. Collins, E. Istanbulluoglu, C. Bandargoda, A. Pfeiffer, "How is channel capacity connected to flood risk in high sediment supply mountain basins?" Oral presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Conference (Dec, 2019).

  • Ahrendt, S., (Presenter) Morgan, J. A., Horner-Devine, A., Kumar, N., Keck, J., Duan, Z., Istanbulluoglu, E., Bandaragoda, C., Collins, B., Pfeiffer, A., "A mountain-to-coast hydrogeomorphic modeling framework for flood risk prediction" Poster Presentation at the Comminty Surface Dynamics Modeling System Meeting (May, 2019)

  • Ahrendt, S. (Presenter), Istanbulluoglu, E., Horner-Devine, A., Mauger, G., Bandaragoda, C., Collins, B., Lundquist, J., Montgomery, D., Kumar, N., Shean, D., Pfeiffer, A., Morgan, J. A., Duan Z., Riedel, J., Kennard P., Anderson, S., Jaeger, K., Whorton E., "Integrated Modeling of HydroGeomorphic Hazards (MoHGeoH): Floods, landslides and sediment" Poster Presentation at the National Science Foundation PREEVENTS PI Meeting (Sept, 2018)

  • Ahrendt, S. (Presenter), Abrams, D. "A Head-Specified Model; Concept Proof and Application in the Mahomet Aquifer", Presentation at the Mahomet Aquifer Consortium Meeting (July, 2018).

  • Abrams, D. (Presenter), Ahrendt, S., Hadley, D. "Moving toward a real-time model of groundwater/surface water interactions in two heavily irrigated systems" Presentation at the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (Jun, 2018)

  • Ahrendt, S. (Presenter), Jacobel, Christianson, Steig, Porter (2016). "A New Digital Elevation Model for Hercules Dome, Antarctica from CryoSat-2 Altimetry – Toward Site Selection for the Next Antarctic Deep Ice Core." Poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Conference (Dec, 2016).


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