Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

J. Toby Minear

Research Interests

Dr. Minear completed his undergraduate degree at Colorado College and later received Masters and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining CIRES, Dr. Minear worked as a Research Hydrologist at the United States Geological Survey at the California Water Science Center and the National Research Program. Dr. Minear works on a variety of river research and hydrodynamic modeling projects in California and the Western U.S., including the San Joaquin River, Trinity River, Klamath River, Merced River in Yosemite National Park, and Elwha River Dam Removal Project. Dr. Minear is a Science Team and Cal/Val Team member for the upcoming NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission and serves on the U.S. Subcommittee on Sedimentation.


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  • Randle TJ; Morris GL; Tullos DD; Weirich FH; Kondolf GM; Moriasi DN; Annandale GW; Fripp J; Minear JT; Wegner DL. (Jul 2021). Sustaining United States reservoir storage capacity: Need for a new paradigm. Journal of Hydrology , 602. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126686
  • Culler ES; Badger AM; Minear JT; Tiampo KF; Zeigler SD; Livneh B. (May 2021). A multi?sensor evaluation of precipitation uncertainty for landslide?triggering storm events. Hydrological Processes. 10.1002/hyp.14260
  • Harlan ME; Gleason CJ; Altenau EH; Butman D; Carter T; Chu VW; Cooley SW; Dolan WD; Durand MT; Eidam E. (Mar 2021). Discharge Estimation From Dense Arrays of Pressure Transducers. Water Resources Research , 57(3). 10.1029/2020WR028714
  • Pitcher LH; Smith LC; Cooley SW; Zaino A; Carlson R; Pettit J; Gleason CJ; Minear JT; Fayne JV; Willis MJ. (Nov 2020). Advancing Field-Based GNSS Surveying for Validation of Remotely Sensed Water Surface Elevation Products. Frontiers in Earth Science , 8. 10.3389/feart.2020.00278
  • Bjerklie DM; Fulton JW; Dingman SL; Canova MG; Minear JT; Moramarco T. (Mar 2020). Fundamental Hydraulics of Cross Sections in Natural Rivers: Preliminary Analysis of a Large Data Set of Acoustic Doppler Flow Measurements. Water Resources Research , 56(3). 10.1029/2019WR025986
  • Wright, SA; Minear, JT. (Jul 2019). Dam effects on bedload transport on the upper Santa Ana River, California, and implications for native fish habitat. RIVER RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS , 35(6). 10.1002/rra.3443
  • Montazem, AS; Garambois, PA; Calmant, S; Finaud-Guyot, P; Monnier, J; Moreira, DM; Minear, JT; Biancamaria, S. (Jun 2019). Wavelet-Based River Segmentation Using Hydraulic Control-Preserving Water Surface Elevation Profile Properties. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS , 46(12). 10.1029/2019GL082986
  • Langhorst, T; Payelskyl, TM; Frasson, RPD; Wei, R; Domeneghetti, A; Altenau, EH; Durand, MT; Minear, JT; Wegmann, KW; Fuller, MR. (May 2019). Anticipated Improvements to River Surface Elevation Profiles From the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission. FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE , 7. 10.3389/feart.2019.00102
  • Wyman, MT, MJ Thomas, RR McDonald, AR Hearn, RD Battleson, ED Chapman, P Kinzel, JT Minear, EA Mora, JM Nelson, MD Pagel and AP Klimley. (May 2018). Fine-scale habitat selection of green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) within three spawning locations in the Sacramento River, California. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES , 75(5). 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0072
  • Stewart, JR, B Livneh, JR Kasprzyk, B Rajagopalan, JT Minear and WJ Raseman. (Nov 2017). A Multialgorithm Approach to Land Surface Modeling of Suspended Sediment in the Colorado Front Range. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN MODELING EARTH SYSTEMS , 9(7). 10.1002/2017MS001120
  • Frasson, RPD, R Wei, M Durand, JT Minear, A Domeneghetti, G Schumann, BA Williams, E Rodriguez, C Picamilh, C Lion, T Payelsky and PA Garamboi. (Oct 2017). Automated River Reach Definition Strategies: Applications for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH , 53(10). 10.1002/2017WR020887
  • Baron JS; Rueth HM; Wolfe AM; Nydick KR; Allstott EJ; Minear JT; Moraska B. (Jul 2000). Ecosystem responses to nitrogen deposition in the Colorado Front Range. Ecosystems , 3(4), 352-368. 10.1007/s100210000032