Aaron Young

Aaron Young

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants

Contact Information

TitleGeologist
Address602 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0996
Phone
  • office: 402-472-8339
  • fax: 402-472-2946
E-mailayoung3@unl.edu

 

Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

My Story

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

Young, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Howard, L.M., Lackey, S.O., Joeckel R.M. 2020. Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2019. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska Water Survey Paper 87, 28 p.Online
Johnson, B., Halfen, A., Spencer, J., Hanson, P., Young, A., Mason, J. 2019. Late MIS 3 Stabilization of dunes in the eastern Central Great Plains, USA. Aeolian Research. 36: 68-81.
Young, A., Waszgis, M., Howard, L. 2019. Surficial Geology of the Crete South 7.5 Minute Quadrangle.Online
Young, A.R., Burbach, M.E., Howard, L.M., Waszgis M.M., Lackey, S.O., Joeckel R.M. 2019. Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report 2018. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska Water Survey Paper 86, 24 p.Online
Young, A., Hanson, P., Larsen, A., Howard, L. (2018). Surficial geology of the Edgar NW 7.5’ Quadrangle, Nebraska. Conservation and Survey Division.Online
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 HydroOnline
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-centralOnline
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 o
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, NebraskaOnline
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

Background

 

Affiliations

 

Awards

TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
2nd Quarter Outstanding Employee AwardInstitute of Agriculture and Natural Resources2015
Charles E. Bessey AwardThe Center for Great Plains Studies2014
John C. Frye Memorial AwardAssociation of American State Geologists2014

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Groundwater Level Report
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Real-Time Groundwater-Levels
  • Wells
  • Hydrogeology
  • Groundwater
  • Drought

Grants

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 TitleFY2020 Nebraska Statemap
Starting Date09/15/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2021
Funding Level$27,934.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 

Grant TitleUNL Proposal to Support Persistent Data Services and Install a New Observation Well
Starting Date07/14/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/21/2021
Funding Level$33,451.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2019-2020 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2020
Funding Level$92,630.00
Funding AgencyUS Geological Service

 

Grant TitleNGWMN: Expand Web Servcies
Starting Date07/15/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/14/2020
Funding Level$37,277.00
Funding AgencyUS Geological Service

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2018-2019 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2019
Funding Level$47,476.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Interior

 

Grant TitleNational Groundwater Monitoring Network (Additional)
Starting Date08/20/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2019
Funding Level$64,432.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Interior

 

Grant TitleNGWMN Support of Persistent Data Providers and Well Maintenance
Starting Date07/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2019
Funding Level$11,181.00
Funding AgencyDepartment of Interior

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2017-2018 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2018
Funding Level$43,093.00
Funding AgencyUSGS

 

Grant TitleNational Ground-Water Monitoring Network Provider
Starting Date06/20/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2019
Funding Level$29,962.00
Funding AgencyUS Geological Service

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2016-2017 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2017
Funding Level$44,140.00
Funding AgencyUSGS

 

Grant TitleCSD Participation as a Data Provider in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
Starting Date08/15/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/14/2017
Funding Level$42,387.00
Funding AgencyUSGS

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2015-2016 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2016
Funding Level$86,366.00
Funding AgencyU. S. Geological Survey

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2014-2015 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2015
Funding Level$65,623.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 

Grant TitleNebraska State Map 2013-2014 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date09/15/2013

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2014
Funding Level$72,636.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of the Interior