Vincent McFarlane, PhD, MSc, BSc

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Pronouns: he, him, his

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
vincent.mcfarlane@ualberta.ca
Address
7-306 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Water Resources Engineering River Ice Processes


About

Education

  • Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2014-2018. Thesis: McFarlane, V. J. (2019). Laboratory and Field Measurements of Frazil Ice Characteristics. University of Alberta.
  • M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2011-2013. Thesis: McFarlane, V. J. (2014). Laboratory Studies of Suspended Frazil Ice Particles. University of Alberta.
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2007-2011

Professional Experience

  • September 2022 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
  • July 2021 - July 2022: Hydrotechnical Specialist, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • April 2019 - April 2021: Associate Postdoctoral Fellow, Civil Engineering Department, University of Manitoba

Research

Research Interests

My research interests include river ice processes (e.g. frazil and anchor ice formation, river supercooling and energy budget, ice jam flooding), dam safety, and flood routing.

Journal Publications

  • McFarlane, V., & Clark, S. P. (2021). A detailed energy budget analysis of river supercooling and the importance of accurately quantifying net radiation to predict ice formation. Hydrological Processes, 35(3). https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14056
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2019). Field measurements of suspended frazil ice. Part I: A support vector machine learning algorithm to identify frazil ice particles. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 165(April). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.102812
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2019). Field measurements of suspended frazil ice. Part II: Observations and analyses of frazil ice properties during the principal and residual supercooling phases. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 165(October). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.102796
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2017). Measurements of the size distribution of frazil ice particles in three Alberta rivers. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 142(March), 100–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2017.08.001
  • Kalke, H., McFarlane, V., Schneck, C., & Loewen, M. (2017). The transport of sediments by released anchor ice. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 143(September), 70–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2017.09.003
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2015). Measurements of the evolution of frazil ice particle size distributions. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 120, 45–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2015.09.001
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2014). Laboratory measurements of the rise velocity of frazil ice particles. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 106–107, 120–130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.06.009

Conference Proceedings

  • Ghobrial, T. R., McFarlane, V., & Loewen, M. R. (2019). In-situ measurements of anchor-ice formation and release. Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, 16.
  • Kalke, H., McFarlane, V., Ghobrial, T. R., & Loewen, M. R. (2019). Field Measurements of Supercooling in the North Saskatchewan River. Proceedings of the 20th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, 15.
  • Schneck, C., McFarlane, V., & Loewen, M. (2017). Laboratory measurements of frazil ice properties in saline water. Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, 17.
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2016). Field observations of the growth rate of anchor ice crystals. Proceedings of the 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, 8.
  • Kalke, H., Schneck, C., McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Jasek, M. (2016). Ice Rafting of Sediment by Anchor Ice Releases. Proceedings of the 22nd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, 11.
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2015). Field measurements of the size distribution of frazil ice particles. Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, 18.
  • Kalke, H., Loewen, M., McFarlane, V., & Jasek, M. (2015). Observations of Anchor Ice Formation and Rafting of Sediments. Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers, 18.
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2014). Effects of Turbulence Intensity on Frazil Ice Particle Characteristics. Proceedings of the 22nd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, 687–694.
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2013). Laboratory Measurements of Frazil Ice Rise Velocity. Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on River Ice, 11–23.
  • Nafziger, J., Hicks, F., Thoms, P., McFarlane, V., Banack, J., & Cunjak, R. A. (2013). Measuring supercooling prevalence on small regulated and unregulated streams in New Brunswick and Newfoundland, Canada. Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on River Ice, 125–147.
  • McFarlane, V., Loewen, M., & Hicks, F. (2012). Laboratory Experiments to Determine Frazil Ice Properties. Proceedings of the Annual Conference and General Meeting of the CSCE - 2012, 10.