QARGMcMicken College of Arts & SciencesQuarternary and Anthropocene Research GroupUniversity of Cincinnati

QARG Members

Kenneth M. Hinkel

Kenneth M. Hinkel
Hinkel's Research
Department of Geography
Polar Regions
Climate Change

Dr. Hinkel’s research interest is focused on understanding natural processes, and how human activities impact the landscape and climate at different spatial and temporal scales. This often entails installing monitoring sensors or collecting field data to understand the fundamental physical characteristics of a locale. Such activities have included examining the magnitude of the urban heat island in cities and villages with different energy demands, looking at how climate changes affect arctic lakes and how human activity on the arctic tundra impact permafrost stability, or how changing soil tillage practices alter the surface microclimate, soil properties and crop yields.

QARG Publications
Hinkel, K.M. and Nelson, F.E. 2007. Anthropogenic heat island at Barrow, Alaska, during winter: 2001-2005. Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres, 112, D06118, doi:10.1029/2006JD007837.

Hinkel, K.M., Frohn, R.C., Nelson, F.E., Eisner, W.R. and Beck, R.A. 2005. Morphometric and spatial analysis of thaw lakes and drained thaw lake basins in the western Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 16: 327-341.

Hinkel, K.M., Eisner, W.R., Bockheim, J.G., Nelson, F.E., Peterson, K.M. and Dai, X.Y. 2003. Spatial extent, age, and carbon stocks in drained thaw lake basins on the Barrow Peninsula, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 35: 291-300.