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NETRA REGMI
Oklahoma Geological Survey
The University of Oklahoma
TEL: (405)-325-7331 (Off.)
E-mail: netraregmi@ou.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D.       Geology; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
M.S.         Geology; Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.S.          Geology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 2018 – Present – Geologist, The University of Oklahoma, OK
  • 2016 – 2018 – Geologist, NW Indian Fisheries Commission, WA
  • 2015 – 2016 – Asst. Research Scientist, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 2011 – 2018 – Postdoc / Asst. Research Professor, Desert Research Institute, NV
  • 2004 – 2011 –  Lecturer, Research / Teaching Asst., Texas A&M University, TX
  • 2003 – 2004 – Engineering Geologist, Department of Mines and Geology, Nepal
  • 2002 – 2003 – Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Modeling mass and energy transport in mountain environments
  • Processes, forms and evolution of alluvial and eolian deposits, dust potential characterization
  • Soil-landform-landscape relations, digital soil mapping
  • Terrain mechanics modeling (i.e., off-road vehicle mobility and rover traversability characterization)
  • Three-dimensional immersive visualization of geospatial data
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in geoscience
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Instructor at the University of Arizona, 2015-2016: Two-day course on GIS
  • Instructor at Texas A&M University, 2010-2011: Introductory Physical Geology (GEOL 101)
  • Teaching Assistant at Texas A&M University, 2008-2010: GEOL 101, and GPS in Geosciences (GEOL 352)
  • G-Camp (15 days’ field course) instructor at Texas A&M University, 2008
  • Instructor at Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2002-2003: Environmental Science, geomorphology, Geospatial Science, Engineering Geology, and mineralogy
  • Workshop Instructor, 2002-2003: GIS workshops in various consulting firms in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • High School Teacher at Amar Jyoti Secondary School, Nepal, 1994-1995: Science and Mathematics
PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Regmi, N.R., Walter, J.I., Detailed Mapping of Shallow Landslides in Eastern Oklahoma and Potential Triggering by Oklahoma Earthquakes, Geomorphology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.05.026.
  2. Regmi, N.R., McDonald, Eric V., Rasmussen, C., Hillslope Response under Variable Local Climate, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4686.
  3. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen, C., 2018, Predictive Mapping of Soil-landscape Relationships in the Arid Southwest United States, Catena, 165, 473-486.
  4. Gaidzik, K., Ramírez-Herrera, M.T., Bunn, M., Leshchinsky, B.A., Olsen M., Regmi, N.R., 2017, Comparing Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Based on LiDAR DTMs using Manual and Automated Inventories: A Case Study of Guerrero, Mexico, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 1-26.
  5. Regmi, N.R.,Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D, 2015, Surface and Subsurface Structures of Rock Glaciers That Characterize the Dynamics of Rock Debris and Water in Alpine Environments, In: Bierman P., Montgomery D. (Eds.) Key Concepts in Geomorphology, Vignettes.
  6. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2015, Dynamics of Mass Movement in West-central Colorado, In: Bierman P., Montgomery D. (Eds.) Key Concepts in Geomorphology, Vignettes.
  7. Gamache, K., Giardino, J.R., Regmi, N.R., Vitek, J.D., 2015, Glacial Landscapes in the Critical Zone, In: C. Houser, J.R. Giardino (Eds.), Developments in Earth Surface Processes, Elsevier, 19, 363-395.
  8. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., McDonald, E.V., Vitek, J.D, 2015, A Review of Mass Movement Processes and Risk in the Critical Zone of Earth, In: C. Houser, J.R. Giardino (Eds.), Developments in Earth Surface Processes, Elsevier, 19, 319-362.
  9. Regmi, N.R., McDonald, E.V., Bacon, S., 2014, Mapping Quaternary Alluvial Fans in the Southwestern United States Based on Multi-Parameter Surface Roughness of LiDAR Topographic Data. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 119, 12–27.
  10. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2014, Characteristics of Landslides in Western Colorado, Landslides, 11, 589-603.
  11. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., McDonald, E.V., Vitek, J.D., 2014, A Comparison of Logistic Regression-Based Models of Susceptibility to Landslides in Western Colorado, USA, Landslides, 11 (2), 247-262.
  12. Janke, J.R., Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2013, Rock Glaciers, In: Treatise on Geomorphology, J.F. Shroder (Ed.), Academic Press, San Diego, 8, 238-273.
  13. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2013, Hazardousness of a Place, In: Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, P. Bobrowsky (Ed.), Springer, 435-447.
  14. Giardino, J.R., Regmi, N.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2011, Rock Glaciers, In: Encyclopedia of Ice, Snow and Glaciers, V.P. Singh, P. Singh, and U. K. Haritashya (Eds.), Springer, XLVI, 1253 p.
  15. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2010, Assessing Susceptibility to Landslides: Using Models to Understand Observed Changes in Slopes, Geomorphology, 122 (1-2), 25-38.
  16. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., and Dangol, V., 2010, Mapping Landslide Hazards in Western Nepal: A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Environmental and Engineering Geosciences, 16, 127-142.
  17. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2010, Modeling Susceptibility to Landslides Using the Weight of Evidence Approach: Western Colorado, USA, Geomorphology, 115 (1-2), 172-187.
  18. Vitek, J.D., Regmi, N.R., Daniel, H., and Giardino, J.R., 2008, Stone Polygons in Southern Colorado, USA: Observations of Surficial Activity 1975-2004, In: Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel (Eds.), 2, 1857-1862.

Technical Reports

  1. Rasmussen, C., Regmi, N.R., 2016, Predictive Soil Mapping of Barry M. Goldwater Range-West (BMGRW), FY 2015 Final Report, Submitted to BMGRW, 116 p.
  2. Rasmussen C., Regmi N.R., 2016, A Manual for Digital Soil Mapping, Submitted to NRCS, 31p.
  3. Rasmussen, C., Regmi, N.R., 2015, Predictive Soil Mapping of Barry M. Goldwater Range-West (BMGRW), FY 2015 Interim Progress Report, Submitted to BMGRW, 115 p.
  4. McDonald, E.V., Bacon, S., Baker, S., Green, H., Iwashita, F., Regmi, N.R., 2012, Global Military Operating Environments (GMOE) Phase II: Linking Natural Environments, National Security, and Military Operations with a focus on Afghanistan and SW Asia: FY 2012 Interim Progress Report, S. Army Research Office, 48 p.
  5. McDonald, E.V., Amit, R., Antinao, J.L., Bacon, S., Baker, S., Bullard, T., Caldwell, T., Enzel, Y., Sabol, D., Regmi, R., Iwashita, F., 2012, Integrated Desert Terrain Forecasting for Military Operations: FY 2012 Interim Progress Report, U.S. Army Research Office, 69 p.
  6. McDonald, E.V., Amit, R., Antinao, J.L., Bacon, S., Baker, S., Bullard, T., Caldwell, T., Enzel, Y., Sabol, D., Regmi, N.R., Iwashita, F., 2011, Integrated Desert Terrain Forecasting for Military Operations: FY 2011 Interim Progress Report, S. Army Research Office, 73 p.
  7. Kaiser, R., Munk, L., Giardino, J.R., Kliewer, C., Smith, S., Jorgensen, W., Kelly, V. and Regmi, N.R., 2008, Assessment of Coastal Water Resources and Watershed Conditions at Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska, National Parks.
  8. Kaiser, R., Munk, L., Giardino, J.R., Kliewer, C., Smith, S., Jorgensen, W., Kelly, V. and Regmi N.R., 2008, Assessment of Coastal Water Resources and Watershed Conditions at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, National Parks.

Research Scoping / Study Designs

  1. Dieu, J., Miller, D., Regmi, N.R., Stewart, G., Turner, T., Johnson, A., 2017, Unstable Slope Criteria – Landform Mapping, submitted to Cooperative Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Committee (CMER), Washington.
  2. Dieu, J., Istanbulluoglu, E., Luce, C., Danehy, B., Regmi, N.R., Manaster, A., Haemmerle, H., 2017, Road BMP Effectiveness Study Design, Submitted to CMER, Washington.
  3. Dieu, J., Stewart, G., Turner, T., Miller, D., Regmi, N.R., Haemmerle, H., 2017, Unstable Slope Criteria – Research Alternative, Submitted to CMER, Washington.

Books

  1. Giardino, J.R, Regmi, N.R. (Eds.), 2017, Mass Movement Processes and Hazards, AIMS Geoscience.

Conference Proceedings / Presentations

  1. Regmi, N.R., Dieu, J., Stewart, G., Turner, T., Miller, D., Haemmerle, H., 2017, Characterizing Landforms and Associated Mass Movement Processes Using an Object-based Mapping Approach, GSA Annual Meeting, Oct. 22-25, 2017, Seattle, WA. (Presenter)
  2. Regmi, N.R., Gaidzaik, K., Ramirez-Herrara, M.T., Leschinsky, B., Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in Guerrero, Mexico, GSA Annual Meeting, Sept. 25-28, 2016, Denver, Co. (Co-author)
  3. Rowly, T., Granados-Aguilar, R., Price, A., Giardino, J. R., Carter, C., Fedotova, A., Regmi, N.R., 2016, The Impact of Coal Mining and Natural Gas Extraction on Water Quality and Quantity: North Fork of the Gunnison River, CO, 2016 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference, April 25-27, 2016, Anchorage, Alaska.
  4. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen, C., 2016, Arid Region Soil-landscape Characterization Using Digital Soil Mapping Techniques, 2016 Tri-National Symposium, March 07- 10, 2016, AZ. (Presenter)
  5. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen, C., 2015, Modeling Soil-landscape Relations in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2015. (Presenter)
  6. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen, C., 2015, Remote Sensing of Semi-arid Soil-landscape Relations, Annual CALS Poster Forum, 29 October, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. (Presenter)
  7. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen, C., 2015, Mapping Soil-landscape Relations in Barry M. Goldwater Range West: Yuma, AZ, 11th Conference on Military Geoscience, 15-19 June 2015, Annapolis, MD. (Presenter)
  8. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen, C., 2015, Mapping soil-landscape relations in Barry M. Goldwater Range West, Yuma, AZ, 2015 NRCS National Conference, 7-11 June 2015, Duluth, MN. (Co-author)
  9. McDonald, E.V., Sabol, D., Regmi, N.R., Sweeney, M., 2015, Predicting Local to Regional Dust Emission in Deserts Using Soil-Landscape Models in Support of Military Activities, 11th Conference on Military Geoscience, 15-19 June 2015, Annapolis, MD. (Co-author)
  10. Sabol, D., Regmi, N.R., McDonald, E.V., 2015, Soil Geotechnical Characterization of Desert Surfaces for Testing Ground Robotics, 11th Conference on Military Geoscience, 15-19 June 2015, Annapolis, MD. (Co-author)
  11. Regmi, N.R., Rasmussen C., 2015, Predictive Soil Mapping in Barry M Goldwater Range, Yuma, AZ, DOD SERDP Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Workshop, 11 February 2015, Gila Bend, AZ. (Presenter)
  12. Regmi, N.R., McDonald, E.V., Bacon, S.N., 2012, Mapping Quaternary Alluvial Fans in the Southwestern United States Based on Multi-parameter Roughness of LiDAR Topographic Data, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 3-7 December 2012. (Presenter)
  13. Bullard, T.F., McDonald, E.V., Regmi, N.R., 2011, Human or Natural Impacts? Comparing Prehistoric and Modern Geomorphic Response to Extreme Change in a Mediterranean Ecosystem from Excessive Grazing, Southern California, U.S.A., TXVIII INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland, 21-27 July, 2011. (Co-author)
  14. Regmi, Netra R., Giardino, J.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2011, The Contribution of Landslides to Landscape Evolution in the Paonia-McClure Pass Area, Colorado, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 445. (Presenter)
  15. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2010, A Comparison of Logistic Regression-Based Models of Susceptibility to Landslides, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 42, No. 5, p. 613. (Presenter)
  16. Cano, R., Giardino, J.R., Regmi, N., and Vitek, J.D., 2010,  Hydrological Characteristics of Rock Glaciers: San Juan Mountains, Co, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 243. (Co-author)
  17. Ahlstrom, A.K., Giardino, J.R., Fitzgerald, J.W., Regmi, N.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2010, Modeling Rock Glaciers Using a Morpho-Dynamic Approach: San Juan Mountains, Co, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs, 42, No. 5, p. 244. (Co-author)
  18. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2009, Modeling Landslides Using the Weight of Evidence Approach: Western Colorado, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 626. (Presenter)
  19. Vitek, J.D., Giardino, J.R., and Regmi, Netra R, 2009, Debris Flow into the Savage River, Denali National Park, AK, AAG Annual Meeting, March 22-27, 2009. (Co-author)
  20. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., 2008, Spatial Distribution of Landslides in Paonia-McClure Pass Area, Colorado, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 465. (Presenter)
  21. Giardino, J.R., Schroeder, C., Vitek, J.D., Giardino, M.F., Regmi, N.R., and Zhuang, K., 2008, G-Camp for Teachers – Introducing 4TH – 12TH Grade Teachers to Current Geological Knowledge in a Field Setting: A Partnership Between Academia and Industry, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 365. (Co-author)
  22. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., and Briaud, J.L., 2008, Three Dimensional Visualization of Andy Gump Landslide, Grand Mesa, Colorado, USA, EGU General Assembly Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-05930, 2008.
  23. Vitek, J.D., Regmi, N.R., Daniel, H., and Giardino, J.R., Stone Polygons in Southern Colorado, USA: Observations of Surficial Activity 1975-2004, 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 29- July 3, (Co-author).
  24. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Vitek, J.D., and Briaud, J.L., 2007, Using Immersive Technology to Map Pre- and Post- Failure Morphology of the Andy Gump Landslide: Grand Mesa, Colorado, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 509. (Presenter)
  25. Zhuang, K., Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., Sanchez, R., Degenhardt, J.J., and Vitek, J.D., 2007, Impact of Climate Change on Rock Glacier Dynamics: San Juan Mountains, Co, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 142. (Co-author)
  • Kincaid, J.L., Regmi, N.R., Barker, M.W., Sauter, E., and Giardino, J.R., 2007, Glacial-Periglacial Landforms of the Blue Lakes -Mount Sneffels Wilderness, CO: A Preliminary Assessment, AAG Annual Meeting, April 27-31, 2007, San Francisco, CA, 2121. (Co-author)
  1. Barker, M.W., Regmi, N.R., Kincaid, J.L., Sauter, E., and Giardino J.R., 2006, Step-Pool Water Chemistry along the East Fork of Dallas Creek, Mount Sneffels Wilderness Area, CO: A Preliminary Assessment, Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, October 20-22, 2006, Columbia, South Carolina. (Co-author)
  2. Regmi, N.R., and Giardino, J.R., 2006, Landslide Hazard Mapping in Aspen, Colorado: A GIS Approach” TAMU Student’s Research Week, March 28, 2006, College Station, Texas. (Presenter)
  3. Regmi, N.R., Giardino, J.R., 2006, Spatial Distribution of Landslides in Paonia-McClure Pass Area, Colorado, 4th Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, November 9-11, 2006, Prairie View, Texas. (Presenter)
  4. Regmi, N.R., Dangol, V., Giardino, J.R., 2005, Using GIS to Map Landslide Hazard in Western Nepal, 3rd Annual TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium, November 11-12, 2005, Kingsville, Texas. (Presenter)
  5. Regmi, N.R., Dangol, V., and Giardino, J.R., 2005, Landslide Hazard Mapping in Western Nepal: A GIS Perspective, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 519. (Presenter)
  6. Regmi, N.R., Dangol, V., Giardino, J.R., 2005, GIS Based Landslide Hazard Mapping in Western Nepal, TAMU Student’s Research Week, March 28, 2005, College Station, Texas. (Presenter)
  7. Jorgensen, W.R., Giardino, J.R., Degenhardt, J.J., Regmi, N.R., Stokes, R., and Vitek, J.D., 2005, Internal Structure of a Rock Glacier on Mount Mestas, CO, Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): A Preliminary Assessment, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 518. (Co-author)
  8. Barker, M.W., Giardino, J.R., Jorgensen, W.R., and Regmi, N.R., 2005, Vulnerability Assessment of Homeland Water Security: Who Better Than the Engineering Geologists? GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 519. (Co-author)
  9. Degenhardt, J.J., Giardino, J.R., Jorgensen, W.R., Regmi, N.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2005, Constructing the Internal Structure of Rock Glaciers Using Ground Penetrating Radar: Yankee Boy Basin and Blue Lakes Valley, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA, 6th International Conference on Geomorphology, September 7-11, 2005, Zaragoza, Spain, P. 5. (Co-author)
  10. Regmi N.R., Dangol, V., Giardino, J.R., Landslide Hazard Mapping of Northern Syangja, Western Nepal: a GIS Approach, 2nd Annual TAMUS Pathways Research Symposium, October 15-16, 2004, Corpus Christi, Texas. (Presenter)

Invited Presentations

  1. Regmi N.R., Walter, J., Characteristics of Landslides in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas, 50th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Oct. 11-13, 2019, Denver, Co, USA.
  2. Regmi, N.R., Understanding Mountain Environments Using Remote Sensing Products, National Autonomous University of Mexico, August 01, 2016, Mexico City, Mexico.
  3. Regmi N.R., Soil-Geomorphic Processes and Hazards of Quaternary Deposits in the Southwest U.S., Hydrological Research Center, August 22, 2016, San Diego, CA.
  4. Regmi N.R., Ramirez-Herrara, M.T., Gaidzaik, K., A Workshop on Mapping Landslide Susceptibility, National Autonomous University of Mexico, August 02, 2016, Mexico City, Mexico.
  5. Regmi, N.R., Degenhardt, J.J., Giardino, J.R., and Vitek, J.D., 2008, Constructing The Internal Structure of Rock Glaciers Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA, International Workshop on Cryosphere & Hazards for the Hindu Kush, Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau, March 31-April 2, Kathmandu, Nepal. (Presenter)
GRANTS
  1. NSF Travel Grant: 50th Binghamptom Geomorphology Symposium, Denver, CO, USA; October 11-13, 2019
  2. FEMA/OKEM: Mapping Characteristics of Landslides in Eastern Oklahoma (2019-2021, PI with Jake Walter, ~$90k, funded)
  3. CMER, Washington: Road BMP Effectiveness Study Design (2018 – 2025, Co-author, ~$ 2.3m, funded)
  4. CMER, Washington: Unstable Slope Criteria – Research Alternative (3-year project, Co-author, ~$800k, in review)
  5. DoD: Soil-habitat characterization for management of arid land ecosystems (2015, Co-PI, ~$100k, declined)
  6. NASA: Advanced Computer Vision, Robotics, and Visualization Algorithms for Improving Planetary Exploration and Understanding, Lead Science PI: George Bebis (2014, Co-PI with Eric McDonald, Terrain Characterization for Rover Traversability, ~$125k, funded)
  7. NSF: Mapping Hazards and Risks of Mudslides in Grand Mesa, Western Colorado: A Collaborative Research Project (2014, Co-PI, ~$50k, declined)
  8. DRI: Mapping Alluvial Fan Processes and Hazards (2013, ~$20k, Funded)
  9. NSF Travel Grant: International workshop on cryosphere & hazards for the Hindu Kush, Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau, Kathmandu, Nepal (2008, ~$2.2k, funded)
GRADUATE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS
  • First place, 4th Annual Texas A&M Geology and Geophysics Research Symposium (2010), $1k
  • Texas A&M University, Phil Gramm Award Finalist (2010)
  • GSA: Travel Grant for GSA Annual Meeting (2009), $145
  • Sigma Xi, Texas A&M Chapter, Membership Award (2009)
  • McAdams Fellowship, Texas A&M University (2008), $12k
  • Dept. of Geology & Geophysics Scholarship, Texas A& M University (2008), $1.5k
  • GSA: Travel Grant for GSA Annual Meeting (2007), $60
  • Office of Graduate Studies Fellowship, Texas A&M University (2004-2006), $10k
  • Third place, Student Research Week, Texas A&M University (2004)
  • of Geology & Geophysics Scholarship, Texas A& M University (2004-2005), $2k
  • Merit-based scholarship, National Academy of Science, Nepal (2001), ~$100
  • Merit-based scholarships from Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1998, 1999, 2000,), total ~$300
SERVICE
  • Editor: International J. of Landslides and Environment (http://publication.hils.org.np)
  • Co-editor: AIMS Geoscience special issue on mass movement
  • Reviewer: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, International Conference on Military Geosciences, Landslides , Progress in Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Catena, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Computers & Geosciences, Open Geosciences, Journal of Environmental Management, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Sigma Xi
  • Geological Society of America
  • American Geophysical Union