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Overall (as of March 2013):

  • Chapters in 5 books
  • 4 textbooks
  • 51 refereed papers, 6 discussions
  • 154 conference/congress/symposium papers
  • 22 other publications
  • 62 reports
  • 4 patents
  • 12 technical, educational, and professional organizations’ websites

Selected Publications


  1. Chapter in “Water Quality and Sustainability” Elsevier, Ch. 21: Information-Centric Systems for Underpinning Sustainable Watershed Resource Management, M. Muste (in press)
  2. Chapter in Gravel Bed Rivers 7: “Modern Digital Instruments and Techniques for Hydrodynamic and Morphologic Characterization of Streams,” (2012), M. Muste, D. Kim, V. Merwade; Chapter 24 in Gravel-bed rivers: processes, tools, environments, (2012), Church, M., Biron, P., Roy, A.G. Editors. John Wiley & Sons, LTD., ISBN 978-0-470-68890-8, Chichester, UK, pp. 315-342.
  3. Chapters in “Data Requirements for Integrated Urban Water Management,” (2008).  Taylor & Francis & UNESCO Publishing, ISBN 978-92-3-104059-7, Editors: T.D. Fletcher and A. Deletic.  Ch.6: Understanding and Managing Uncertainty (pp. 65-89), M. Muste; Ch.8: Data Validation: Principles and Implementation (pp. 103-124), M. Muste, J-L. Bertrand-Krajewski.

Papers Invited for Journal Special Issues

  1. Muste, M., Bennett, D.A., Secchi, S., Schnoor, J.L., Kusiak, A., Arnold, N.J., Mishra, S.K., Ding, D., Rapolu, U. (2012). “End-to-End Cyberinfrastructure for Decision-Making Support in Watershed Management,” Special issue on Cyberinfrastructure – Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Va., doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000289
  2. Muste, M., Kim, D., and H-C. Ho (2011). “Considerations on Direct Stream Flow Measurements Using Video Imagery: Outlook and Research Needs,” Special Issue – Field and Laboratory Particle Image Velocimetry and its Application in Hydraulics Research and Flow Measurements, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 5, pp. 289-300.
  3. Muste, M., Kim, D., Arnold, N., Whiteaker, T., Just, C., and Kruger, A.  (2010).  “Digital Watershed Inception Using Community Project Components,” Special Issue on Cyberinfrastructure for Hydrology and Environmental Engineering, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, Water Management, 163(1),Thomas Telford Journal, London, U.K., pp. 13-25.
  4. Quinn, P.F., Hewett, C.J.M., Muste, M., and Popescu, I. (2010).  “Towards New Types of Water-centric Collaboration: Instigating the Upper Mississippi River Basin Observatory Process,” Special Issue on Cyberinfrastructure for Hydrology and Environmental Engineering, Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, Water Management, 163(1), Thomas Telford Journal, London, U.K., pp. 39-51
  5. Muste, M., Yu, K., Fujita, I., and Ettema, R.  (2009). “Two-Phase Flow Insights into Open-Channel Flows with Suspended Particles of Different Densities,” Journal of Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 9(2), DOI 10.1007/s10652-008-9102-7, pp. 161-186.
  6. Muste, M., Fujita, I., and Hauet, A. (2008).  “Large-Scale Particle Image Velocimetry for  Measurements in Riverine Environments,” Special Issue on Hydrologic Measurements, Water Resources Research, 44, W00D19, doi: 10.1029/2008WR00695.
  7. González-Castro, J. and Muste, M. (2007). “Framework for Estimating Uncertainty of ADCP Measurements from a Moving Boat Using Standardized Uncertainty Analysis,” Special Issue on Acoustic Velocimetry for Riverine Environments, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 133(12), pp. 1390-1411.

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Kim, D., Muste, M., and Merwade, V. “A Relational Data Model for Multidimensional Representation of River Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics Part I: Model Design,” Submitted to Environmental Modelling & Software.
  2. Kim, D., Muste, M., and Merwade, V. “A Relational Data Model for Multidimensional Representation of River Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics Part II:  Applications,” Submitted to Environmental Modelling & Software.
  3. Ho, H-C., Muste, M., and Ettema, R. (2012). “Sediment Self-cleaning Multi-box Culverts,” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 51(1), pp. 92-101.
  4. Ho, H-C., Muste, M., Plenner, S., and Firoozfar, A.R. (2012).  “Laboratory Considerations for Supporting Multi-box Culvert Design,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (in press).
  5. Li, D-X., Muste, M., Zhong, Q., and Wang, X-K. (2012). “An Analytical Study on Turbulence with Mixed-flow Model and Two-phase Model,” International Journal of Sediment Research, 27(2), pp. 235-239.
  6. Kim, D. and Muste, M. (2012). “Multi-dimensional Representation of River Hydrodynamics using Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Data,” Environmental Modelling & Software, 38, pp. 158-166.
  7. Muste, M., Lee, K., and Bertrand-Krajewski, J-L. (2012).  “Standardized Uncertainty Analysis Frameworks for Hydrometry: Review of Relevant Approaches and Implementation Examples,” Hydrological Sciences Journal, available online: doi:10.1080/0262667.2012.675064.
  8. Muste, M., Kim, D., and González-Castro, J.A. (2010). “Near-Transducer Errors in ADCP Measurements: Experimental Findings,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 136(5), pp. 275-289.
  9. Hauet, A., Muste, M., and Ho, H-C. (2009). “Digital Mapping of Riverine Waterway Hydrodynamic and Geomorphic Features,” Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, pp.242-252.
  10. Lachhab, A., Zhang, Y-K., and Muste, M. (2008). “Particle Tracking Experiments in Matched-Index-Refraction Porous Media,” Groundwater, 46(6), pp. 865-872.
  11. Kim, Y., Muste, M., Hauet, A., Krajewski, W., Kruger, A., and Bradley, A. (2008). “Stream Discharge Using Mobile Large-scale Particle Image Velocimetry: A Proof of Concept,” Water Resources Research, (44) W09502, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005441. 6p.
  12. Hauet, A., Kruger, A., Krajewski, W.F., Bradley, A., Muste, M., Creutin, J-D., and Wilson, M. (2008). “Experimental System for Real-Time Discharge Estimation Using an Image-Based Method,” Journal of Hydrology, 13(2), pp. 105-110.
  13. Li, D., Muste, M., and Wang, X.K. (2008). “Quantification of the Bias Error Induced by Velocity Gradients,” Measurement Science and Technology, 19(1), 015402 (7pp).
  14. Lundberg, H.J., Pedersen, D.R., Baer, T.E., Muste, M., Callaghan, J.J., and Brown, T.D. (2007). “Effects of Implant Design Parameters on Fluid Ingress into the Bearing Surface during THA Impingement/Subluxation,”  Journal of Biomechanics, 40, pp. 1676-1685 (invited paper – The American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Award).
  15. Muste, M., Filipiak, J. and Spitzack, C. (2011). “Iowa UNESCO-HELP: From Capacity Building to On-the-ground Action,” Journal of Hydrologic Environment, International Hydrologic Environmental Society, 7(1), pp. 159-165.
  16. Debnath, K., Nikora, V., Aberle, J., Westrich, B., and Muste, M. (2007). “Erosion of Cohesive Sediments: Resuspension, Bed Load, and Erosion Patterns from Field Experiments,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 133(5), pp.508- 520.
  17. Ettema, R., Kirkil, G., and Muste, M. (2007). “Similitude of Large-Scale Turbulence in Experiments on Local Scour at Cylinders,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 132(1), pp.33-40.
  18. Weitbrecht, V., Muste, M., Creutin, J.D., and Jirka, G.H. (2007). “Geschwindigkeitsmessungen mit Particle-Image-Velocimetry: Labor- und Feldmessungen,” Wasserbauliches Versuchswesen’ BAW, (90), pp. 79-90, Karlsruhe, Germany (in German).
  19. Ettema, R., Muste, M., Odgaard, A.J., and Abaci, O. (2006). “Outflow Calibration for Vertically Distorted Models of Thermally Stratified Reservoirs,” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 44(4), pp. 535-547.
  20. Michel, F., Ettema, R., and Muste, M. (2006). “Case-Study: Sediment Control at Water Intake for Large Thermal-Power Station on a Small Alluvial River,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 132(5), pp. 440-449.
  21. Stern, F., Xing, Muste, M., Yarbrough, D., Rothmayer, A., Tajagopalan, G., Caughey, D., Bhaskaran, R., Smith, S., Hutchings, B., and Moeykens, S. (2006). “Integration of Simulation Technology into Undergraduate Engineering Courses and Laboratories,” International Journal of Learning Technologies, 2(1), pp. 28-48.
  22. Muste, M., Yu, K., and Fujita, I., and Ettema, R. (2005). “Traditional versus Two-phase Perspective on Turbulent Channel Flows with Suspended Sediment,” Water Resources Research, 41(10), W10402, 22p.
  23. Muste, M., Schone, J. and Creutin, J-D. (2005). “Measurement of Free-Surface Flow Velocity Using Controlled Surface Waves,” Journal of Flow Measurements and Instrumentation, 16(1), pp. 47-55.
  24. Ettema, R., Yoon, B., Nakato, T., and Muste, M. (2004). “A Review of Scour Conditions and Scour-Estimation Difficulties for Bridge Abutments, “ KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 8(6), pp. 643-650.
  25. Meselhe, E., Peeva, T., and Muste, M. (2004). “Large-Scale Particle Image Velocimetry for Low Velocity and Shallow Depth Flows,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 130(9), pp. 937-940.
  26. Ettema, R., Muste, M. (2004). “Scale Effects in Flume Experiments on Flow Around a Spur Dike in a Flatbed Channel,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 130(7), pp. 635-646.
  27. Muste, M., Yu, K., and Spasojevic, M. (2004). “Practical Aspects of ADCP Data Use for Quantification of Mean River Flow Characteristics: Part I: Moving-Vessel Measurements,” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 15(1), pp. 1-16.
  28. Muste, M., Yu, K., Pratt, T., and Abraham, D. (2004). “Practical Aspects of ADCP Data Use for Quantification of Mean River Flow Characteristics: Part II: Fixed-Vessel Measurements” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 15(1), pp.17-28.
  29. Muste, M., Z. Xiong, J., Schöne, Z. Li (2004). “Flow Diagnostics in Hydraulic Modeling Using Image Velocimetry,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 130(3), pp. 175-185.
  30. Gaddi, M., Sexton, T., Muste, M., V.C. Patel, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2004). “International Perspectives in Water Resources Management: The Paraná River Watershed,” World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, UNESCO International Center for Engineering Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Australia, 2(3), pp. 435-439.
  31. Bell, M., Shrier, C., Muste, M., and Krajewski, W.F. (2003). “The University of Iowa’s International Perspectives in Water Resources Planning Program,” World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, UNESCO International Center for Engineering Education, Brisbane, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 79-85.
  32. Creutin, J.D., Muste, M., Bradley, A.A., Kim, S.C., and Kruger, A. (2003). “River Gauging Using PIV Technique: Proof of Concept Experiment on the Iowa River,” Journal of Hydrology, 277(3-4), pp. 182 – 194.
  33. Muste, M. (2002). “Sources of Bias Errors un Flume Experiments on Suspended-Sediment Transport,” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 40(6), pp. 695-708.
  34. Bradley, A.A., Kruger, A., Meselhe, E, and Muste, M. (2002). “Low Flow Measurement in Streams Using Video Imagery,” Water Resources Research, 38(12), p. 1315.
  35. Jasek, M., Muste, M., and Ettema, R., (2001). “Estimation of Yukon River Discharge During an Ice Jam,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 28, pp. 856–864.
  36. Muste, M., Meselhe, E., Weber, L., and Bradley, A. (2001). “Coupled Physical-Numerical Analysis of Flows in Natural Waterways,” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 39(1), pp. 51 – 60.
  37. Ettema, R. and Muste, M. (2001). “Laboratory Observations of Ice Jams in Channel Confluences,” Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, ASCE , 15(1), pp. 34-58.
  38. Muste, M., Braileanu, F., and Ettema, R. (2000). “Flow and Sediment-Transport Measurements in a Simulated Ice-Covered Channel,” Water Resources Research, 36(9), pp. 2711-2720.
  39. Ettema, R., Braileanu, F., and Muste, M. (2000). “A Method for Estimating Sediment Transport in Ice-Covered Channels,” Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, ASCE, 14(3), pp. 130–144.
  40. Greimann, B., Muste, M., and Holly, F.M. Jr. (1999). “Two-Phase Formulation of Suspended Sediment Transport,Journal of Hydraulic Research, 37, 4, pp. 479-500.
  41. Muste, M., Fujita, I., and Kruger, A. (1998). “Experimental Comparison of Two Laser-Based Velocimeters for Flows with Alluvial Sand,” Experiments in Fluids, 24 (4), pp. 273-284.
  42. Fujita, I., Muste, M., and Kruger, A. (1998). “Large-Scale Particle Image Velocimetry for Flow Analysis in Hydraulic Applications,” Journal of Hydraulic Research, 36(3), pp. 397-414.
  43. Ettema, R., Fujita, I., Muste, M., and Kruger, A. (1997). “Particle-Image Velocimetry for Whole-Field Measurement of Ice Velocities,” Cold Regions Science and Technology Journal, 26(2), pp. 97-112.
  44. Muste, M. and Patel, V.C. (1997). “Velocity Profiles for Particles and Liquid in Open-Channel Flow with Suspended Sediment,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering., ASCE, 123(9), pp. 742-751.
  45. Muste, M., Parthasarathy, R.N., and Patel, V.C. (1996). “Discriminator Laser-Doppler Velocimetry for Measurement of Liquid and Particle Velocities in Sediment-Laden Flows,” Experiments in Fluids, 22(1), pp. 45-56.
  46. Parthasarathy, R.N. and Muste, M. (1994). “Velocity Measurements in Fully-Developed Asymmetric Turbulent Channel Flows,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 120 (9), pp. 1000-1020.

Technical and Educational Websites




  • Iowa-Cedar Watershed Interagency Coordination Team (
  • IAHR Instrumentation Database (



Last modified on April 19th, 2013
Posted on March 8th, 2013