Aaron Young

Aaron Young

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Title Survey Geologist
Address 602 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0996
Phone 402-472-8339
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail ayoung3@unl.edu
Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

Hello! My name is Aaron Young and I am the Ground Water Resources Coordinator with the Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, UNL. I record water levels in monitoring wells throughout Nebraska, and with the help of the Nebraska Natural Resource districts and the USGS, I monitor the change in groundwater levels in Nebraska. I also create surficial geologic maps and geologic cross sections for different parts of Nebraska as part of the STATEMAP mapping program. These maps are online at http://go.unl.edu/digitalgeologicmaps. I am also involved with numerous Quaternary geology projects throughout the upper Midwest.

I have a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in physical geography, and I have a M.S in Natural Resource Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Selected Publications

Wang, T., Franz, T., Yue, W., Szilagyi, J., Zlotnik, V., You, J., Shulski, M., Young, A. 2016. Feasibility analysis of using inverse modeling for estimating natural groundwater recharge from a large-scale soil moisture monitoring network. Journal of Hydrology. 533: 250-265. Online
Arbogast, A. F., Luehmann, M. D., Miller, B. A., Wernette, P. A., Adams, K. M., Waha, J. D., Oneil, G. A., Tang, Y., Boothroyd, J. J., Babcock, C. R., Hanson, P., Young, A. (2015). Late-Pleistocene paleowinds and aeolian sand mobilization in north-central lower Michigan. Aeolian Research, 16, 109-116. Online
Hanson, P., Mason, J. A., Jacobs, P. M., Young, A. R. (2015). Evidence for Bioturbation of Luminescence Signals in Eolian Sand on Upland Ridgetops, Southeastern Minnesota, USA. Quaternary International, 362, 108-115. Online
Youngs, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Howard, L.M. Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2015. Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. pp. 27. Online
Young, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Howard, L.M. Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2014. Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. pp. 24. Online
Jesse T. Korus, Leslie M. Howard, Aaron R. Young, Dana P. Divine, Mark E. Burbach, J. Michael Jess, and Douglas R. Hallum. (2013). The Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Resource Atlas 4b.
Young, A.R., Burcah, M.E., Howard, L.M. Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2013. Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. pp. 25. Online
Carson, E. C., Hanson, P., Attig, J. W., Young, A. R. (2012). Numeric control on the late-glacial chronology of the southern Laurentide Ice Sheet derived from ice-proximal lacustrine deposits. Quaternary Research, 78, 583-589. Online
Halfen, A. F., Johnson, W. C., Hanson, P., Woodburn, T. L., Young, A. R., Ludvigson, G. A. (2012). Late Holocene dune activity in the Hutchinson dunes, east-central Kansas, USA. Aeolian Research, 9-20. Online
Loope, W. L., Loope, H. M., Goble, R. J., Fisher, T. G., Lytle, D. E., Legg, R. J., Hanson, P., Wysocki, D. A., Young, A. R. (2012). Dunes across interior eastern Upper Michigan relect early Holocene forest destruction concurrent with hydrologic closure of the Upper Great Lakes. Geology, 40, 315-318.
Young, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Korus, J.T., Howard, L.M. Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2012. Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. pp. 23. Online
Young, Aaron R., Burbach, Mark E., Howard, Leslie M. 2012. Preliminary Grounwater Level Changes at Selected Sites in Nebraska Following the Drought of 2012. Lincoln: Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska. pp. 4. Online
Young, A.R.,Hanson, P.R. 2010, Surficial Geology and Interpretive Geologic Cross Section of the Schuyler 7.5'Quadrangle, Nebraska Online
Hanson, P.R., Joeckel, R.M., Young, A.R., Horn, J. 2009. Late Holocene Dune Activity in the Eastern Platte River Valley, Nebraska, Geomorphology 103:555-561. Online
Rawling, J.E., III, Hanson, P.R., Young, A.R., Attig, J.W., 2008, Late Pleistocene dune construction in the Central Sand Plain of Wisconsin, USA, Geomorphology 100:494-505. Online
Young, A.R., Hanson, P.R., 2008, Alluvial and eolian depositional history of the Barrens Fan, Northwestern Wisconsin, North Central Geological Society of America Meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs V. 40, no. 5, p. 78.
Young, A.R., Hanson, P.R., 2008, Optical dating of the St. Croix River spillways, Wisconsin and Minnesota, Geological Society of America 2008 Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, Abstracts with Programs
Hanson, P.R., Young, A.R., 2007, Surficial geologic map of the Columbus, Nebraska 7.5 Quadrangle

Awards

  • – 2015 2nd Quarter Outstanding Employee Award awarded by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
  • 2014 – John C. Frye Memorial Award awarded by Association of American State Geologists 
  • – Charles E. Bessey Award awarded by The Center for Great Plains Studies 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Areas of Interest

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Optical Dating
  • Wells
  • Hydrology
  • Groundwater
  • Drought

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Nebraska State Map 2017-2018 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 9/15/2017
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2018
Funding Level $43,093.00
Funding Source USGS

 
Grant Title National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Provider
Starting Date 6/20/2017
Principal Investigators
Mark Burbach
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Aaron Young
Ending Date 6/30/2019
Funding Level $29,962.00
Funding Source US Geological Service

 
Grant Title Nebraska State Map 2016-2017 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 9/15/2016
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2017
Funding Level $44,140.00
Funding Source USGS

 
Grant Title CSD Participation as a Data Provider in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
Starting Date 8/15/2016
Principal Investigators
Mark Burbach
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Mark Mesarch
Aaron Young
Ending Date 8/14/2017
Funding Level $42,387.00
Funding Source USGS

 
Grant Title Nebraska Statemap FY 2015
Starting Date 9/15/2015
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2016
Funding Level $86,366.00
Funding Source U. S. Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska FY2014 Statemap Project
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $65,623.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska State Map 2014-2015 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $65,623.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska State Map 2013-2014 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 9/15/2013
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2014
Funding Level $72,636.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior

 

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

Statewide groundwater levels and Nebraska aquifers.

When I am most available to speak:

Anytime

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • Pre-K/Elementary School
  • Middle/High School
  • College
  • General Public
  • Technical