Douglas Kane

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • PO Box 755860
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5860
  • Phone: (907) 474-7808
  • Fax: (907) 474-6686
  • dlkane@alaska.edu
Research
Professional Experience
Education
Professional Organizations
Publications

Research Interests

  • Groundwater hydrology
  • snow hydrology, hydraulics
  • water resources engineering
  • cold regions hydrology
  • fish hydraulics
  • heat transfer
  • climate change.
  • 2001-2005 Director, Institute of Northern Engineering
  • 1999-2001 Acting Director of Institute of Northern Engineering
  • 1997-1999 Associate Director of Institute of Northern Engineering
  • 1989-present Director of Water and Environmental Research Center and Professor of Water Resources and Civil Engineering
  • 1986-1989 Professor of Water Resources and Civil Engineering
  • 1981-1986 Associate Professor of Water Resources
  • 1975-1982 Assistant Professor of Water Resources
  • 1973-present Professional Engineer, State of Alaska
  • 1971-1975 Research Hydrologist; American Institute of Hydrology
  • 1970-1971 Teaching Associate, University of Minnesota
  • 1966-1970 Civil Engineer
  • 1966 B.S. Civil Engineering (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • 1968 M.S. Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • 1975 Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Univ. of Minnesota)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Water Resources Association (Fellow AWRA)
  • Arctic Institute of North America
  • American Institute of Hydrology (Professional Hydrologist)
  • Phi Kappa Phi and Chi Epsilon (Honor Societies)
  • Professional Engineer (State of Alaska)

Selected Refereed Publications

         
    • McNamara, J.P. and D.L. Kane (2009), The Impact of Shrinking Cryosphere on the Form of Arctic Alluvial Channels. Hydrological Processes, 23:159-168.
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    • Ye, B., D. Yang, Z. Zhang, and D. L. Kane (2009), Variation of Hydrological Regime with Permafrost Coverage over Lena Basin in Siberia, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D07102, doi:10.1029/2008JD010537.
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    • Mernild, S.H., G.E. Liston, D.L. Kane, N.T. Knudsen and B. Hasholt. 2008. Snow, Runoff and Mass Balance Modeling for the Entire Mittivakkat Glacier (1998-2006), Ammassalik Island, SE Greenland. Danish Journal of Geography, 108(1):121-136.
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    • Mernild, S.H., B. Hasholt, D.L. Kane and A.C. Tidwell. 2008. Jökulhlaup Observed at Greenland Ice Sheet. EOS, 89(35):321-322.
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    • Kane, D.L. and K.M. Hinkel (eds). 2008. Proceedings: Ninth International Conference on Permafrost. Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2140 pp., 2 vols.
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    • Woo, M.K., D.L. Kane, S.K. Carey and D. Yang. 2008. Progress in Permafrost Hydrology in the New Millennium. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 19(2):237-254.
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    • Hinzman, L.D., R.E. Gieck and D.L. Kane. 2008. Spatial and Temporal Variation of Soil Temperatures and Arctic Hydrology in the Kuparuk River Basin, Alaska. In: Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel (Eds.), University of Alaska, Institute of Northern Engineering, pp. 711-716.
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    • Kane, D.L., R.E. Gieck and L.D. Hinzman. 2008. Water Balance for a Low-Gradient Watershed in Northern Alaska. In: Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel (Eds.), University of Alaska, Institute of Northern Engineering, pp. 883-888.
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    • Kane, D.L., L.D. Hinzman, R.E. Gieck, J.P. McNamara, E. Youcha and J.A. Oatley. 2008. Contrasting Extreme Runoff Events in Areas of Continuous Permafrost, Arctic Alaska. Hydrology Research, 38(4):287-298.
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    • McNamara, J.P., J.A. Oatley, L.D. Hinzman and D.L. Kane. 2008. Case Study of a Large Summer Flood on the North Slope of Alaska: Bedload Transport. Hydrology Research, 38(4):299-308.
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    • Mernild, S.H., D.L. Kane, B.U. Hansen, B.H. Jakobsen, B. Hasholt and N.T. Knudsen. 2008. Climate, Glacier Mass Balance and Runoff (1993-2005) for the Mittivakkat Glacier Catchment, Ammassalik, SE Greenland, and in a Long Term Perspective (1898-1993). Hydrology Research, 39(4):239-256.
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    • McNamara, J. P., D.L. Kane, J. E. Hobbie and G. W. Kling. 2008. Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Controls on the Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Kuparuk River, Arctic Alaska. Hydrological Processes, 3294-3309 (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6920).
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    • Yoshikawa, K., D. L. Kane and L. D. Hinzman. 2007. Spring and Aufeis (Icing) Hydrology in Brooks Range. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biosciences, 112, G04S43, doi:10.1029/2006JG000294.
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    • Shutov, V., R. E. Gieck, L. D. Hinzman and D. L. Kane. 2006. Evaporation from Land Surface in High Latitude Areas: A Review of Methods and Study Results. Nordic Hydrology 37(4/5):393-411.
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    • Overduin, P. P., and D. L. Kane, 2006. Frost Boils and Soil Ice Content: Field Observations. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 17:291-307.
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    • Overduin, P. P., D. L. Kane, and W. K. P. van Loon, 2006. Measuring Thermal Conductivity in Freezing and Thawing Soil Using the Soil Temperature Response to Heating. Cold Regions Science and Technology 45(1): 8-22.
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    • Hinzman, L. D., D. L. Kane, et al. 2005. Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions. Climatic Change 72:251-298.
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    • Hinzman, L. D., D.L. Kane and M.K. Woo. 2005. Permafrost Hydrology. In: Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, M.G. Anderson (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 2679-2693.
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    • Kane, D. L. 2005. High–Latitude Hydrology, What Do We Know? Hydrological Processes, Invited Commentary, 19:2453-2454.
    • Overduin, P. P., K. Yoshikawa, D. L. Kane and J. W. Harden. 2005. Comparing Electronic Probes for Volumetric Water Content of Low-Density Feathermoss. Sensor Review, 25(3):215-221.
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    • Yang, D., D. L. Kane, Z. Zhang, D. Legates and B. Goodison. 2005. Bias Correction of Long-Term (1973-2004) Daily Precipitation Data over Northern Regions. Geophysical Research Letters, 32:L19501, doi:10.1029/2005GL024057.
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    • Berezovskaya, S., D. Yang and D. L. Kane. 2004. Compatibility Analysis of Precipitation and Runoff Trends over the Large Siberian Rivers. Geophysical Research Letters, 31:L21502, doi:10.1029/2004GL021277.
    • Hinzman, L. D., D. L. Kane, et al. 2005. Evidence and Implications of Recent Climate Change in Northern Alaska and Other Arctic Regions. Climatic Change 72:251-298.
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    • Hinzman, L. D., D.L. Kane and M.K. Woo. 2005. Permafrost Hydrology. In: Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, M.G. Anderson (Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 2679-2693.
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    • Kane, D. L. 2005. High–Latitude Hydrology, What Do We Know? Hydrological Processes, Invited Commentary, 19:2453-2454.
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    • Overduin, P. P., K. Yoshikawa, D. L. Kane and J. W. Harden. 2005. Comparing Electronic Probes for Volumetric Water Content of Low-Density Feathermoss. Sensor Review, 25(3):215-221.
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    • Yang, D., D. L. Kane, Z. Zhang, D. Legates and B. Goodison. 2005. Bias Correction of Long-Term (1973-2004) Daily Precipitation Data over Northern Regions. Geophysical Research Letters, 32:L19501, doi:10.1029/2005GL024057.
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