Conference Papers

(Students’ and Research Assistant’s names appear in italics, * indicates presenter)

To obtain a copy of any paper – please email me at fayehicks.author@gmail.com

  1. *McFarlane, V., M. Loewen, and F. Hicks (2016)  “Field observations of the growth rate of anchor ice crystals”, Proceedings of the 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, 8 pp.
  2. *Nafziger, J., She, Y., and F. Hicks (2015) “Observations of ice jam releases resulting from an incoming water wave.” Proceedings of the 18th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 12 pp.
  3.  McFarlane, V., M. Loewen, F. Hicks, F (2015) “Field measurements of the size distribution of frazil ice particles”, Proceedings of the 18th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 18 pp.
  4. *MacFarlane, V, M Loewen and F Hicks (2014) “Effects of turbulence intensity on frazil ice particle characteristics”, Proc. 22nd International Symposium on Ice, Singapore, 687-694. (Award: best student paper)
  5. *MacFarlane, V, M Loewen and F Hicks (2013) “Laboratory measurements of frazil particle rise velocity”, Proc. 17th Workshop on River Ice, Edmonton, AB, 13 pp. (Award: best student paper)
  6. *Nafziger, J, F Hicks, P Thoms, V McFarlane, J Banack, and R Cunjak (2013) “Measuring supercooling prevalence on small regulated and unregulated streams in New Brunswick and Newfoundland, Canada”, Proc. 17th Workshop on River Ice, Edmonton, AB, 23 pp.(Award: Gerard Medal)
  7. *MacFarlane, V, M Loewen and F Hicks (2012) “Laboratory experiments to determine frazil properties”, Proc., Annual Conference of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Edmonton, AB, 10pp.
  8. *Maxwell, J, F Hicks and M Loewen (2011) “Study of freeze-up ice characteristics on the North Saskatchewan River” 16th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Winnipeg, MB, 68-84.
  9. *Nafziger, J, J Morley, F Hicks, T Linnansaari, A Fraser, C Penell, and R Cunjak (2011) “Freeze-up, breakup, and winter ice observations on four small regulated and unregulated streams in Newfoundland, Canada” Proc. 16th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Winnipeg, MB, 102-134.
  10. *Jasek, M, T Ghobrial, M Loewen and F Hicks (2011) “Comparison of CRISSP modeled and SWIPS measured ice concentrations on the Peace River” 16th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Winnipeg, MB, 249-273. (Award: Gerard Medal)
  11. *Andrishak, R and F Hicks (2011) “Pipeline rupture under river ice conditions: An assessment of available techniques to mitigate environmental impacts” 16th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, Winnipeg, MB, 355-361.
  12. *Zhao, L, F Hicks and A Robinson Fayek (2011) “River breakup forecasting by hydro-meteorological data”, Proc. 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Ottawa, July 14-17, 2011, HY-048: 11 pp.
  13. *Ghobrial, T., Loewen, M., Hicks, F. and Maxwell, J. (2010) “Monitoring frazil ice evolution during freeze-up using the shallow water ice profiling sonar”. Proc. 20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti, Finland, 12 pp.
  14. *Kovachis, N. Hicks, F., Zhao, L. and Maxwell, J. (2010) “Development of an expert system for forecasting the progression of breakup at Hay River, NWT, Canada”.  20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti, Finland, 12 pp.
  15. *Zhao, L., Hicks, F., Robinson Fayek, A. and Kovachis, N. (2010) “forecasting the onset of breakup using artificial neural networks”.  20th IAHR Ice Symposium, Lahti, Finland, 11 pp.
  16. *Ghobrial, T., Loewen, M and Hicks, F. (2009) “Frazil ice measurements using the shallow water ice profiling sonar”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. pp 14-26. (Award: best student paper)
  17. *Hicks, F., Andrishak, R. and She, Y. (2009) “Modeling ice cover consolidation during freeze-up on the Peace River, AB”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. 237-252. (Award: Gerard Medal)
  18. *Wojtowicz A., Hicks, F., Andrishak, R., Brayall, M., Blackburn, J. and Maxwell, J. (2009) “2-D modeling of ice cover formation processes on the Athabasca River, AB”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. 86-104.
  19. *Zhao, L., Hicks, F. and Robinson Fayek, A. (2009) “Long lead forecasting of peak flow during breakup using fuzzy logic”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. 287-302.
  20. *Watson, D., Hicks, F., and Andrishak, R. (2009) “Analysis of observed 2008 ice jam release events on the Hay River, NWT”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. 303-316.
  21. *Brayall, M. and Hicks, F. (2009) “2-D modeling of ice processes on the Hay River NWT”. Proc. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice. 318-331.
  22. *van der Sanden, J, Drouin, H., Hicks, F., and Beltaos, S. (2009) “Potential of RADARSAT-2 for the monitoring of river freeze-up processes”. 15th CGU-HS CRIPE Workshop on River Ice, 351-364.
  23. *Nafziger, J., Hicks, F., Andrishak, R., Marsh, P., and Lesack, L. “hydraulic model of river flow and storage effects in the Mackenzie Delta, Canada” 17th International Northern Research Basins Symposium and Workshop, Iqaluit-Pangnirtung-Kuujjuaq, Canada, August 12 to 18, 2009, 10 pp.
  24. *Marsh, P., Lesack, L. Hicks, F., Roberts, A., Hopkinson, C., Solomon, S., Forbes, D.L., Russell, M., and H. Haywood, H.  “Hydrology of the Mackenzie Delta: off-channel water storage and delta interaction with the Beaufort Sea”  17th International Northern Research Basins Symposium and Workshop, Iqaluit-Pangnirtung-Kuujjuaq, Canada, August 12 to 18, 2009, 10 pp.
  25. *Andrishak, R, N. Abarca, A. Wojtociwz, F. Hicks (2008) Freeze-up study on the Lower Athabasca River (Alberta, Canada), Proc. 19th IAHR Ice Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 1:77-88.
  26. *She, Y., F. Hicks, P. Steffler, and Healy (2008) “Effects of unsteadiness and ice motion on river ice jam profiles” Proc. 19th IAHR Ice Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 1:327-338.
  27. Brayall, M., R. Andrishak, and F. Hicks (2008) “Ice jam flood forecasting expert system for the Hay River at Hay River, (NWT, Canada)” Proc. 19th IAHR Ice Symposium, Vancouver, 1:339-352.
  28. *Dow, K., F. Hicks and P. Steffler (2007) “Experimental investigation of the pressure distribution beneath a floating ice block” Proc. 14th Wksp. on River Ice. 20-22 June 2007, CGU – Hydrology Section, Comm. on River Ice Processes and the Env. (CGU-HS CRIPE), Quebec, CDROM proceedings, 14 pp.
  29. *Y. She, * Tanekou, F. Hicks, B. Morse, D. Keller, J.N. Abarca, C. Krath, S. Nolin, E. Stander, R. Andrishak, C. Mahabir, and M. Richard (2007) “Ice jam formation and release events on the Athabasca River, 2007” Proc. 14th Wksp. on River Ice. CGU-HS CRIPE, Quebec, CDROM proceedings, 23 pp.
  30. *White, KD, F. Hicks, S. Beltaos, G. Loss (2007) “Ice Jam response and mitigation: the need for cooperative succession planning and knowledge transfer” Proc. 14th Wksp. on River Ice. 20-22 June 2007, CGU-HS CRIPE, Quebec, CDROM proceedings, 11 pp.
  31. *She, Y. and Hicks, F.(2006) “Ice jam release wave modeling: considering the effects of ice in a receiving channel” 18th IAHR International Symposium on Ice, Sapporo, Japan, Aug. 2006.
  32. Hicks, F., She, Y. and *Andrishak, R. (2006) “Modeling thermal and dynamic river ice processes” 13th Int’l Conference on Cold Regions Engineering American Society of Civil Engineers, Orono, Maine, July 2005.
  33. *Andrishak, R. and F. Hicks (2005) “Impact of climate change on the Peace River thermal ice regime ” Proc. 13th Wksp. on River Ice. 16-18 Sept. 2005, CGU – Hydrology Section, Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment. (CGU-HS CRIPE), Hanover, NH, 21-40.
  34. *She, Y. and F. Hicks (2005) “Incorporating ice effects in ice jam release surge models” Proc. 13th Wksp. on River Ice. 16-18 Sept. 2005, CGU-HS CRIPE, Hanover, NH, 470-484.
  35. *Dow, K., Steffler, P. and F. Hicks (2005) “Investigation of ice block stability – numerical modeling issues” Proc. 13th Wksp. on River Ice, CGU-HS CRIPE, Hanover, NH, 292-309.
  36. *Mahabir, C., Hicks and A. Robinson Fayek (2005) “Neuro-fuzzy logic model for breakup forecasting at Fort McMurray, AB” Proc. 13th Wksp. on River Ice, CGU-HS CRIPE, Hanover, NH, 56-68.
  37. *Pelletier, K., J. van der Sanden, and F. Hicks, (2005) “Synthetic aperture radar: current capabilities and limitations for river ice characterization” CSCE 17th Annual Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Edmonton, AB, (August, 17-19, 2005), 10 pp.
  38. *Kowalczyk, T. and F. Hicks (2004) “Analysis of ice jam release surges on the athabasca river near Fort McMurray, AB” ASCE Cold Regions Engineering and Construction Conference, May, 2004, Edmonton, AB, CD Proceedings:14 pp. (Award: Gerard Medal)
  39. *Mahabir, C., Robichaud, F. Hicks and A. Robinson Fayek (2004) “Evaluation of ice thickness as a parameter in river break-up forecasting modelling”  1st Water and Environment Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Saskatoon, June, 2004, CD Proceedings:10 pp.
  40. *Hicks, F., (2003) “Modelling the interaction of hydrology, climate and river ice processes”, Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) Phase 2, Proceedings, 9th Scientific Workshop, Nov. 12-14, 2003, Montreal, Quebec, pp.126-137.
  41. *Pelletier, K., F. Hicks and J. van der Sanden (2003)  “Monitoring breakup on the Athabasca River using RADARSAT-1 SAR imagery”, Proc. 12th Workshop on River Ice. 18-20 June 2003, CGU-HS CRIPE, Edmonton, AB, 69-94.
  42. *Mahabir, C., Hicks, C. Robichaud and A. Robinson Fayek (2003) “Towards a river breakup forecast system for the Athabasca River at Fort McMurray, AB” Proc. 12th Workshop on River Ice. 18-20 June 2003, CGU-HS CRIPE, Edmonton, AB, 223-240.
  43. *Kowalczyk, T. and F. Hicks (2003) “Observations of dynamic ice jam release on the Athabasca River at Fort McMurray, AB, Proc. 12th Workshop on River Ice. 18-20 June 2003, CGU-HS CRIPE, Edmonton, AB, 369-392. (Award: Gerard Medal)
  44. *Healy, D., Hicks and M. Loewen (2002) “Unsteady velocity profiles under a fixed floating cover” 16th IAHR Intl. Symposium on Ice, New Zealand, 83-90 .
  45. *Mahabir, C., F. Hicks and A. Robinson Fayek (2002) “Forecasting ice jam risk at Ft. McMurray, AB using fuzzy logic”, 16th IAHR Intl. Symposium on Ice, New Zealand, 91-98.
  46. *F. Zhou, Hicks, and P. Steffler (2002) “Effects of trapped air during rapid filling of partially full pipes” Canadian Society for Civil Eng., 2002 Annual Conf., Montreal, CD Proceedings:10 pp.
  47. *Hicks, F., (2002) “Modelling the interaction of hydrology, climate and river ice processes”, Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) Phase 2, Proceedings, 8th Scientific Workshop, Nov. 6-8, 2002, Jasper, AB, 151-161.
  48. *Zhou, F., Hicks, F., and Steffler, P., (2002) “Effects of trapped air during rapid filling of partially full pipes” CSCE 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, CD Proceedings:10 pp.
  49. *Hicks, F.E. (2001) “Modelling the interaction of climate, hydrology and river ice hydraulics” Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) Phase 2, Proceedings, 7th Scientific Workshop, Nov. 7-9, 115-121.
  50. *Blackburn, J. and Hicks, F.E. (2001) “Combined flood routing and flood level forecasting” CSCE Annual Conference, Proc. 15th Hydrotechnical Conference, Victoria, 345-350.
  51. *Eaket, J., Hicks, F.E., and Peterson, A. (2001) “Measurement of unsteady flow using stereoscopic imagery” CSCE Annual Conference, Proc. 15th Hydrotechnical Conference, Victoria, 594-601.
  52. *F Zhou, Tsang, F. Hicks, P. Steffler, and C. Ward (2001) “Pressure oscillation induced by trapped air in a trunk-shaft sewer system” CSCE Annual Conference, Proc. 15th Hydrotechnical Conference, Victoria, 8 pp.
  53. *Healy, D. and F. Hicks (2001) “Experimental study of ice jam formation” 11th Workshop on River Ice, Ottawa, CGU-HS CRIPE, 126-144.
  54. Robichaud, C. and *F. Hicks (2001)“A remote water level network for breakup monitoring and flood forecasting” 11th Workshop on River Ice, Ottawa, CGU-HS CRIPE, 292-307.
  55. *Carson, R., D. Andres, Beltaos, J. Groeneveld, D. Healy, D., F. Hicks, L. Liu, H. Shen (2001) “Tests of river ice jam models ” Proc. 11th Workshop on River Ice, Ottawa, CGU-HS CRIPE, 37-56.
  56. *Healy, D. and F. Hicks (2000) “Estimating streamflow during spring breakup”, Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS) Phase 1, Proceedings, 6th Scientific Workshop, Nov. 15-17, 178-183. (CGU student paper award – Canadian Geophysical Union – Annual Conference)
  57. *Hicks, F. and A. Robinson Fayek (1999) “Design considerations for the use of ice as a construction platform”, Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, CGU-HS CRIPE Winnipeg, 346-360.
  58. *Healy, D. and F. Hicks (1999) “An assessment of the applicability of steady flow ice jam profile models”,  Proceedings of the  10th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, CGU-HS CRIPE, Winnipeg, 185-195.
  59. *Zhou, F., F. Hicks, C. Ward, and P. Steffler (1999)  “Sewer rupture due to pressure oscillations in trapped air pockets”, 15th Hydrotechnical Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Regina, 491-500.
  60. *Shabayek, S., P. Steffler and F. Hicks (1999) “Dividing flows in open channel junctions”, 15th Hydrotechnical Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Regina, 11-20.
  61. *Shabayek, S., P. Steffler and F. Hicks (1999)  “Effects of separation on combining flows in open channel junctions”, MICATE’99, 1st Minia International Conference in Engineering, El-Minia, Egypt, March 14-16, 272-279.
  62. *Hicks, F.E. and Bonneville (1998)  “Modelling ice jam evolution processes”, 14th International Association for Hydraulic Research Ice Symposium, Postdam, New York, Vol. 1, 93-100.
  63. *Hicks, F.E., McKay and S. Shabayek (1997)  “Modelling an ice jam release surge on the St. John River, New Brunswick”,  Proc. of the 9th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Fredericton, N.B, 303-314.
  64. Healy, D., *F. Hicks and S. Beltaos (1997)  “A comparison of the ICEJAM and RIVJAM ice jam profile models”,  of the 9th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers), Fredericton, N.B, pp. 269-288. (Award: Gerard Medal)
  65. McKay, K., S. Mikolajczyk and *F.E. Hicks (1996)  “Application of hydraulic flood routing techniques to the 1995 flood in southern Alberta”,  of the CSCE Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 132-142.
  66. *Hicks, F.E., Cui and D. Andres (1995)  “Breakup forecasting on the Mackenzie River at the Ft. Providence ferry crossing, NWT”,  Proc. of the 8th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, Kamloops, B.C., 483-551.
  67. *Ghanem, A., P. Steffler, F. Hicks and C. Katapodis (1994) “Two-dimensional finite element modeling of physical fish habitat”, Proceedings, 1st International Symposium on Habitat Hydraulics, Trondheim, Norway, 84 -98.
  68. *Hicks, F.E., Chen and D. Andres (1993)  “Effects of ice on the hydraulics of the mackenzie river at the outlet of Great Slave Lake, NWT”,  Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Fredericton N.B., 623-632.
  69. *Hicks, F.E., (1993) “Ice as the geomorphologic agent in an anastomosing river system”,  of the 7th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers) Saskatoon, Sask., NHRI Symp. Series No. 12, 3-20.
  70. Gerard, R., *M. Jasek and F. Hicks (1992) “Synthetic ice jam simulations on the Yukon River near Dawson”  , 9th International Northern Research Basins Symposium/Workshop, Yukon/NWT, 653-672.
  71. Gerard, R., *F.E. Hicks, T. MacAlpine and Chen (1992) “Severe winter ferry operation: the Mackenzie River at Ft. Providence, NWT” Proceedings of the 11th International Assoc. for Hydraulic Research Ice Symposium, Banff, Alberta, June 1992, 503- 514.
  72. *Hicks, F.E., P.M. Steffler and R. Gerard (1991) “Finite element modeling of ice jam surge releases on the Hay River”  Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, 439-448.
  73. Hicks, F.E. and M. Steffler  (1990) “A comparison of Petrov-Galerkin models for unsteady open channel flow”  Proceedings, International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Venice, Italy.
  74. *Hicks, F.E., Steffler, P.M., Peterson, A.W. and Rajaratnam, N., (1985) “LDA study of flow in bends” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 441-458.