Journal Papers

(Students’ and Research Assistant’s names appear in italics)

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

  1. Nafziger, J., Y. She and F. Hicks (2016)  “Celerities of waves and ice runs from ice jam releases”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 123, 71–80.
  2. McFarlane, V., M. Loewen and F. Hicks (2015) “Measurements of the evolution of frazil particle size distributions”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 120, 45–55.
  3. MacFarlane, V, M Loewen and F Hicks (2014) “Laboratory measurements of the rise velocity of frazil ice particles”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 106-107:120-130.
  4. Lesack, LFW, P Marsh, FE Hicks and DL Forbes (2014) “Timing, duration, and magnitude of peak annual water-levels during ice breakup in the Mackenzie Delta and the role of river discharge”, Water Resources Research, 49: 1-16.
  5. Emmerton, C; J Graydon, J Gareis, V St. Louis, L Lesack; J Banack, F Hicks, J Nafziger, (2013) “Mercury export to the Arctic Ocean from the Mackenzie River, Canada”, Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (in press).
  6. Ghobrial, T, M Loewen, and F Hicks, (2013) “Characterizing suspended frazil in rivers using upward looking sonar”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 86:113-126.
  7. Ghobrial, T, M Loewen, and F Hicks, (2013) “Continuous monitoring of river surface ice during freeze-up using upward looking sonar”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 86:69-85.
  8. Brayall, M. and F Hicks (2012) 2-D Modeling of Ice Jams on the Hay River, NWT”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 39(6): 701-712.
  9. She, Y, F Hicks and R Andrishak (2012) “The Role of Hydro-peaking in Freeze-up Consolidation Events on Regulated Rivers.” Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 73: 41-49.
  10. Dow Ambtman, K and F Hicks (2012) “Field Estimates of Discharge Associated with Ice Jam Formation and Release Events” Journal of the Canadian Water Resources, North American Stream Hydrographers’ Special Issue, 37(1) 37-46.
  11. Zhao, L, F Hicks and A Robinson Fayek (2012) “Applicability of multi-layer feed-forward neural networks to model the onset of river breakup.” Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 70:32-42.
  12. Ghobrial, T, M Loewen and F Hicks (2011) “Laboratory Calibration of Upward Looking Sonars for Measuring Suspended Frazil Ice Concentration, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 70:19-31.
  13. Smokorowski, KE, D Boisclair, N Bergeron, K Clarke, S Cooke, R Cunjak, J Dawson, B Eaton, F Hicks, P Higgins, C Katopodis, M Lapointe, P Legendre, M Power, R Randall, J Rasmussen, G Rose, A Saint-Hilaire, B Sellars, G Swanson, N Winfield, R Wysocki, D Zhu (2011) “NSERC’s HydroNet: A National Research Network to Promote Sustainable Hydropower and Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems.” Invited paper , 36(15):480-489.
  14. Dow, K., P. Steffler and F. Hicks, (2011) “Analysis of the Stability of Floating Ice Blocks”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137(4): 412-422.
  15. Dow, K., F. Hicks and P. Steffler, (2011) “Experimental Investigation of the Pressure Distribution beneath a Floating Ice Block”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137(4): 399-411.
  16. Andrishak, R. and F. Hicks (2010) “Ice Effects on Flow Distributions Within the Athabasca Delta, Canada”, River Research and Applications, 26:1-10.
  17. Hicks, F. (2009) “An Overview of River Ice Problems” invited paper, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, Special Issue on River Ice, 55:175-185.
  18. She, Y., F. Hicks, P. Steffler, and D. Healy (2009) “Constitutive Model for Internal Resistance of Moving Ice Accumulations and Eulerian Implementation for River Ice Jam Formation”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 55:286-294.
  19. She, Y., Andrishak, F. Hicks, B. Morse, E. Stander, C. Krath, D. Keller, N. Abarca, S. Nolin, F. Tanekou, and C. Mahabir (2009) “Athabasca River Ice Jam Formation and Release Events, 2006 and 2007”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 55:249-261.
  20. Unterschultz K., J. van der Sanden, and E. Hicks (2009) “Synthetic Aperture Radar: Current Capabilities and Limitations For River Ice Monitoring”, Journal of  Cold Regions Science and Technology, 55:238-248.
  21. Andrishak, R. and F. Hicks (2008) “Simulating the Effects of Climate Change on the Winter Regime of the Peace River”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35: 461-472.
  22. Healy, D. and F. Hicks (2007) “Experimental Study of Ice Jam Thickening under Dynamic Flow Conditions”, American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 21(3):72- 91.
  23. Jie, C., P. Steffler and F. Hicks (2007) “Approximate Conservation Formulation of The St. Venant Equations for Natural Channels”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 133(9):1064-1073.
  24. Gherboudj, I.A., M. Bernier, F. Hicks, and R. Leconte (2007) “Physical Characterization of Air Inclusions in River Ice”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 49(3): 179-194.
  25. Mahabir, C., F. Hicks, and A. Robinson Fayek (2007) “Transferability of a Neuro-fuzzy River Ice Jam Flood Forecasting Model”, J. of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 48(3): 188-201.
  26. Hutchison (nee Kowalczyk), T. and F. Hicks, (2007) “Observations of Ice Jam Release Events on the Athabasca River, AB”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34 (4) 473-484.
  27. Mahabir, C., F. Hicks, and A. Robinson Fayek (2006) “Neuro-fuzzy River Ice Breakup Forecasting System”, Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 46(2): 100-112.
  28. Mahabir, C., F. Hicks, Robichaud, and A. Robinson Fayek (2006) “Forecasting Breakup Water Levels at Fort McMurray, AB, using Multiple Linear Regression”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33(9):1227-1238.
  29. Healy, D. and F. Hicks (2006) “Experimental Study of Ice Jam Formation Dynamics”, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 20(4): 117-139.
  30. She, Y. and F. Hicks, (2006) “Modeling Ice Jam Release Waves with Consideration for Ice Effects” Journal of Cold Regions Science and Technology, 45:137-147.
  31. Sui, J., F. Hicks, and B. Menounos, (2006) “Effect of a Developing Hanging Ice Dam on Channel Geomorphology”,  Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33(2):214-218.
  32. Hicks, F. and Peacock, T. (2005) “Suitability of HEC-RAS for Flood Forecasting” Canadian Water Resources Association Journal, 30(2):159-174.
  33. Eaket, J., F.E. Hicks, and A.E. Peterson (2005) “Use of Stereoscopy for Dam Break Flow Measurement”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 131 (1): 24-29.
  34. Morse, B. and F.E. Hicks (2005) “Advanced in River Ice Hydrology” invited paper, Journal of Hydrologic Processes, 19(1): 247-263.
  35. Healy, D. and F.E. Hicks (2004) “Index Velocity Methods for Winter Discharge Measurement”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 31:407-419.
  36. Zhou, F. Hicks, P. Steffler (2004) “Analysis of Effects of Air Pocket on Hydraulic Failure of Urban Drainage Infrastructure”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 31: 86-94.
  37. Zhou, F., F.E. Hicks, and P. Steffler (2004) Closure for “Transient Flow in a Rapidly Filling Horizontal Pipe Containing Trapped Air (128(3): 625-634)”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 130(1):85-87.
  38. Mahabir, C., F. Hicks, and A. Robinson Fayek (2003) “Application of Fuzzy Set Theory to Forecast Seasonal Runoff”, Journal of Hydrologic Processes, 17: 3749-3762.
  39. Van Steenis, K. Hicks, F., Hrudey, T., and Beltaos, S. (2003) “Modelling Creep Deformation in Floating Ice”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 30 (1): 28-41.
  40. Hicks, F. and Healy, D., (2003) “Determining Winter Discharge by Hydraulic Modelling”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 30(1): 101-112.
  41. Blackburn, J. and F.E. Hicks (2003) “Suitability of Dynamic Modelling for Flood Forecasting During Ice Jam Release Surge Events”, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 17(1) : 18-36.
  42. Shabayek, S., Steffler, P. and F. Hicks (2002) “Dynamic Model of Subcritical Combining Flows in Channel Junctions”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128(9): 821-828.
  43. Blackburn, J. and F. Hicks (2002) “Combined Flood Routing and Flood Level Forecasting”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 29(1): 64-75.
  44. Zhou, F., Hicks and P. Steffler (2002) “Observations of Air-Water Interaction in a Rapidly Filling Horizontal Pipe”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128(6): 625-634.
  45. Zhou, F., Hicks and P. Steffler (2002) “Transient Flow in a Rapidly Filling Horizontal Pipe Containing Trapped Air”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128(6): 635-639.
  46. Tuitoek, D.K. and F.E. Hicks (2001) “Modelling of Unsteady Flow in Compound Channels”, African Journal of Civil Engineering, 6: 45-43.
  47. Beaney, C.L. and F.E. Hicks (2000) “Hydraulic Modelling of Subglacial Tunnel Channels, Southeast Alberta, Canada”, Journal of Hydrologic Processes, 14, 2545-2557.
  48. Healy, D. and F. Hicks (1999) “A Comparison of the ICEJAM and RIVJAM Ice Jam Profile Models”, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, 13(4): 180-198.
  49. Hicks, F.E. (1997) “Accuracy and Conservation Characteristics of the Numerical Algorithm in Environment Canada’s ONE-D Model”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 24(4): 560 – 569.
  50. Hicks, F.E., W. Cui and D. Andres (1997)  “Modelling Thermal Breakup on the Mackenzie River at the Outlet of Great Slave Lake, NWT”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 24(4): 570 – 585.
  51. Hicks, F.E. P.M. Steffler and Yasmin (1997) “Verification of a One-Dimensional Numerical Solution of a Dam Break Flood Wave in a Channel of Varying Width”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 123(5): 464-468.
  52. Steffler, P.M. and F.E. Hicks (1997) a discussion of, “Finite-Element Model for High-Velocity Channels”, by R.C. Berger and R.L. Stockstill (Vol. 121, No. 10), ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 123(6): 581-582.
  53. Ghanem, A., P. Steffler, F. Hicks and C. Katapodis (1996) “Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Simulation of Physical Habitat Conditions in Flowing Streams”, Journal of Regulated Rivers: Research and Management, 12: 185-200.
  54. Hicks, F.E., (1996) “Hydraulic Flood Routing with Minimal Channel Data: Peace River, Canada”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 23(2): 524-535.
  55. Hicks, F.E. and Steffler, P.M., (1996) a discussion of, “Estimation of Mean Flow Velocity in Ice-Covered Channels”, by M. Teal and R. Ettema (Vol. 120, No. 12, pp.1385-1400), ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 122(8): 475-476.
  56. Hicks, F.E., Chen and D. Andres (1995) “Effects of Ice on the Hydraulics of the Mackenzie River at the Outlet of Great Slave Lake, NWT: A Case Study”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 22(1): 43-54.
  57. Hicks, F.E. and P. Steffler (1995) “Comparison of Finite Element Methods for the St. Venant Equations”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 20: 99-113.
  58. Steffler, P.M. and F.E. Hicks (1994) a discussion of, “Wave Propagation in Ice-Covered Channels”, by S. Daly (Vol. 119, No. 8, pp.895-910), ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Eng., 120(12): 1478-1479.
  59. Hicks, F.E., (1993) a discussion of, “Modeling Spills on Grass and Impermeable Surfaces” by McBean, Belore and Capka (Vol. 19, No.5, pp.906-911), Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 20: 1077.
  60. Hicks, F.E., Steffler, P.M. and Gerard, R., (1992) “Finite Element Modeling of Surge Propagation and an Application to the Hay River, NWT”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 19(3): 454-462.
  61. Hicks, F.E. and Steffler, P.M., (1992) “A Characteristic-Dissipative-Galerkin Scheme for Open Channel Flow”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 118(2): 337-352.
  62. Jin, Y.C., Steffler, P.M., and Hicks, F.E., (1990) “Roughness Effects on Flow and Shear Near Outside Bank of Curved Channel” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 116(4): 563-577.
  63. Hicks, F.E., Jin, Y.C. and Steffler, P.M., (1990) “Flow Near a Sloped Bank in a Curved Channel” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 116(1): 55-70.