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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Hendrik M. Haitjema

Impact Factor: 1.947

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 25/85 (Water Resources); 76/184 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1745-6584


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  1. Research Papers/

    1. Controls on Methane Occurrences in Shallow Aquifers Overlying the Haynesville Shale Gas Field, East Texas

      by Jean-Philippe Nicot, Toti Larson, Roxana Darvari, Patrick Mickler, Michael Slotten, Jordan Aldridge, Kristine Uhlman and Ruth Costley

      Version of Record online: 19 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12500

      Article impact statement: Dissolved CH4 in aquifers over the Haynesville play is natural, sourced from shallow lignite beds and thermogenic reservoirs through faults.

  2. Guest Editorial/

    1. Geophysics Is Not a Silver Bullet, but Worth a Shot

      by Kamini Singha

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12495

    2. The Development of Groundwater Modeling: The End of an Era

      Fred J. Molz III

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12488

  3. Research Papers/

    1. A Joint Analytic Method for Estimating Aquitard Hydraulic Parameters

      by Chao Zhuang, Zhifang Zhou and Walter A. Illman

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12494

      Article Impact Statement: We present a joint analytic method for estimating the hydraulic conductivity, elastic, and inelastic skeletal-specific storage values of an aquitard.

  4. Technology Spotlight/

    1. Fitting the Transport and Attachment of Dense Biocolloids in One-Dimensional Porous Media: ColloidFit

      Vasileios E. Katzourakis and Constantinos V. Chrysikopoulos

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12501

  5. Case Studies/

    1. Prediction of Remediation of a Heterogeneous Aquifer: A Case Study

      by Ziv Moreno and Amir Paster

      Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12493

      Article impact statement: We study the transport of a tracer in a heterogeneous (layered) aquifer during remediation by a partially penetrating pumping well.

  6. Research Papers/

    1. River Seepage Conductance in Large-Scale Regional Studies

      by Hubert J. Morel-Seytoux, Calvin D. Miller, Cinzia Miracapillo and Steffen Mehl

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12491

      Article impact statement: Widely used leakance coefficient is given a physical meaning through an equivalence relation with the analytical SAFE conductance.

    2. Effects of Airflow Induced by Rainfall on Shallow Groundwater Table Fluctuations

      Yong Ge Zang, Dong Mei Sun, Ping Feng and Stephan Semprich

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12486

      Article Impact Statement: The airflow induced by rainfall enhances the phreatic level rise before actual recharge and this fact drives the occurrence of Lisse effect.

  7. Book Reviews/

    1. Karst without Boundaries

      reviewed by Daniel H. Doctor

      Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12487

  8. Methods Notes/

    1. A Spatially Periodic Solute Boundary for MT3DMS and PHT3D

      by Tariq Laattoe, Vincent E. A. Post and Adrian D. Werner

      Version of Record online: 14 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12490

      Article impact statement: A method to implement a spatially periodic solute boundary in MT3DMS and PHT3D for use when simulating repeating structures.

  9. Research Papers/

    1. Predicting Water Resource Impacts of Unconventional Gas Using Simple Analytical Equations

      by P.G. Cook, A. Miller, M. Shanafield and C.T. Simmons

      Version of Record online: 12 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12489

      Article impact statement: Simple analytical solutions are presented to provide preliminary estimates of water resource impacts of unconventional gas development.

    2. Density-Driven Free-Convection Model for Isotopically Fractionated Geogenic Nitrate in Sabkha Brine

      by Warren W. Wood and J.K. Böhlke

      Version of Record online: 28 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12463

      Article impact statement: Density-driven free convection provides a mechanism for accumulating isotopically fractionated reactive solutes in brines.

  10. Book Reviews/

    1. Water Is for Fighting over and Other Myths about Water in the West

      reviewed by Andrea E. Brookfield

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12485

  11. Technology Spotlight/

    1. Potential Impacts to Groundwater from Ground-Coupled Geothermal Heat Pumps in District Scale

      Lee J. Florea, Dave Hart, James Tinjum and Chris Choi

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12484

  12. Research Papers/

    1. Cokriging Transmissivity, Head and Trajectory Data for Transmissivity and Solute Path Estimation

      by Ilaria Butera and Claudia Soffia

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12483

      Article impact statement: Trajectory data from an unknown source can be usefully inserted into a cokriging system for solute path and transmissivity estimation.

    2. The Safe Yield and Climatic Variability: Implications for Groundwater Management

      by Hugo A. Loáiciga

      Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12481

      Article impact statement: This paper evaluates methods for safe yield estimation under climatic variability with implications for groundwater management.

    3. Seasonality of Coliform Bacteria Detection Rates in New Jersey Domestic Wells

      by Thomas B. Atherholt, Nicholas A. Procopio and Sandra M. Goodrow

      Version of Record online: 24 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12482

      Article impact statement: The usefulness of coliform bacteria as indicators of fecal pollution of groundwater may be weakened by a seasonal difference in detection rates.

    4. A Coupled Groundwater–Surface Water Modeling Framework for Simulating Transition Zone Processes

      by Pradeep Mugunthan, Kevin T. Russell, Binglei Gong, Michael J. Riley, Arthur Chin, Blair G. McDonald and Linda J. Eastcott

      Version of Record online: 24 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12475

      Article Impact Statement: A new modeling tool for an enhanced representation of groundwater–surface water transition zone processes in contaminant fate and transport.

    5. Time and Magnitude of Peak Concentration of Reactive Groundwater Contaminants Discharged to a River

      by Stewart W. Taylor and Hillol Guha

      Version of Record online: 24 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12478

      Article Impact Statement: Time and magnitude of peak concentration of reactive contaminants in groundwater uniquely characterized by Damkohler and Peclet numbers.

    6. Aquifer Treatment of Sea Water to Remove Natural Organic Matter Before Desalination

      by Abdullah H. A. Dehwah, Samir Al-Mashharawi, Kim Choon Ng and Thomas M. Missimer

      Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12476

      Article impact statement: Aquifer treatment has been demonstrated to provide a high degree of pretreatment to remove natural organic matter from sea water.

    7. Hydrogeological Studies to Identify the Trend of Concealed Section of the North Tabriz Fault (Iran)

      by Hossein Rajabpour and Abdorreza Vaezihir

      Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12477

      Article Impact Statement: Introduction of a new hydrogeological method to determine the trend of concealed faults and application of this method about North Tabriz Fault.

    8. Concurrent Salinization and Development of Anoxic Conditions in a Confined Aquifer, Southern Israel

      by Avihu Burg, Ittai Gavrieli and Joseph Guttman

      Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12474

      Article impact statement: Under certain hydrogeological conditions, organic-rich aquicludes may lead to degraded water quality of the underlying aquifers.

  13. Book Reviews/

    1. Introduction to Hydrogeology

      reviewed by Marcia Schulmeister

      Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12480

  14. Research Papers/

    1. Multimodel Validity Assessment of Groundwater Flow Simulation Models Using Area Metric Approach

      by Omkar Aphale and David J. Tonjes

      Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12470

      Article impact statement: Area Metric approach incorporates epistemic and aleatory uncertainties and assesses multiple models' validity over a range of observed data.

  15. Review Papers/

    1. Using Diurnal Temperature Signals to Infer Vertical Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange

      by Dylan J. Irvine, Martin A. Briggs, Laura K. Lautz, Ryan P. Gordon, Jeffrey M. McKenzie and Ian Cartwright

      Version of Record online: 3 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12459

      Article impact statement: We provide practical guidance on the use of diurnal temperature signals to infer vertical groundwater-surface water exchange.

  16. Methods Notes/

    1. Simulating Stable Isotope Ratios in Plumes of Groundwater Pollutants with BIOSCREEN-AT-ISO

      by Patrick Höhener, Zhi M. Li, Maxime Julien, Pierrick Nun, Richard J. Robins and Gérald S. Remaud

      Version of Record online: 3 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12472

      Article impact statement: This BIOSCREEN-AT decision support system can compute compound- and position-specific stable isotope ratios in groundwater pollutant plumes.

  17. Case Studies/

    1. Spatial Risk Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing near Abandoned and Converted Oil and Gas Wells

      by Joshua W. Brownlow, Joe C. Yelderman Jr. and Scott C. James

      Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12471

      Article impact statement: Probability of abandoned and converted oil and gas wells to intersect the stimulated reservoir of hydraulically fractured horizontal wells.

  18. Research Papers/

    1. Effects of Changing Meteoric Precipitation Patterns on Groundwater Temperature in Karst Environments

      by A.E. Brookfield, G.L. Macpherson and M.D. Covington

      Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12456

      Article impact statement: Increased cool-season precipitation can reduce groundwater temperatures in karst areas, mitigating the effects of increased air temperature.

    2. Application of Large-Scale Inversion Algorithms to Hydraulic Tomography in an Alluvial Aquifer

      by P. Fischer, A. Jardani, A. Soueid Ahmed, M. Abbas, X. Wang, H. Jourde and N. Lecoq

      Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12457

      Article impact statement: Efficiency comparison of different largescale inversion methodologies associated with hydraulic tomography to model an alluvial aquifer.

    3. Complex Inversion of MRT Signals under Different Loop Configurations for Groundwater Exploration

      by Bin Chen, Xiangyun Hu, Jianhui Li and Yajun Liu

      Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12460

      Article Impact Statement: An innovative research of 2-D high resolution MRT with complex signals under different loop configurations for groundwater exploration.

  19. Case Studies/

    1. Imaging Hydrological Processes in Headwater Riparian Seeps with Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity

      by Mark R. Williams, Anthony R. Buda, Kamini Singha, Gordon J. Folmar, Herschel A. Elliott and John P. Schmidt

      Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12461

      Article impact statement: Time-lapse electrical resistivity imaging maps subsurface hydrological connections between riparian seeps and shallow groundwater.

  20. Research Papers/

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      A New Rapid Method for Measuring the Vertical Head Profile

      by Carl Keller

      Version of Record online: 2 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12455

      Article impact statement: A rapid continuous head profile technique to identify aquitards, artesian intervals, and to map the vertical formation gradient.

    2. Thermal Imagery of Groundwater Seeps: Possibilities and Limitations

      by Erin Mundy, Tom Gleeson, Mark Roberts, Michel Baraer and Jeffrey M. McKenzie

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12451

      Article impact Statement: Thermal imagery can locate seeps and differentiate seepage rates but direct seepage quantification is limited by diverse technical factors.

    3. Permeable Asphalt: A New Tool to Reduce Road Salt Contamination of Groundwater in Urban Areas

      by Michael E. Dietz, Derek R. Angel, Gary A. Robbins and Lukas A. McNaboe

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12454

      Article impact statement: Permeable asphalt is identified as a potential tool to reduce road salt contamination in groundwater in urban areas.

  21. Methods Notes/

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      Custom Map Projections for Regional Groundwater Models

      by Eve L. Kuniansky

      Version of Record online: 9 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12450

  22. Research Papers/

    1. A Method to Estimate the Hydraulic Conductivity of the Ground by TRT Analysis

      by Alberto Liuzzo Scorpo, Bo Nordell and Signhild Gehlin

      Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12443

      Article Impact Statement: An expeditious methodology to estimate the hydraulic conductivity of the ground by TRT analysis.

    2. Measuring Concentrations of Dissolved Methane and Ethane and the 13C of Methane in Shale and Till

      by M. Jim Hendry, S. Lee Barbour, Erin E. Schmeling and Scott O. C. Mundle

      Version of Record online: 1 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12445

      Article impact statement: Methods to generate profiles of dissolved methane and ethane concentrations and the carbon isotopes of methane in argillaceous shales and tills are assessed.

    3. Local vs. Regional Groundwater Flow Delineation from Stable Isotopes at Western North America Springs

      by Abraham E. Springer, Elizabeth M. Boldt and Katie M. Junghans

      Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12442

      Article Impact Statement: A cost-effective and simple method for delineating the source areas of springs with stable isotopes is developed and demonstrated.

    4. On the Importance of Gravity in DNAPL Invasion of Saturated Horizontal Fractures

      by Sean P. L. Cianflone, Sarah E. Dickson and Kevin G. Mumford

      Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12441

      Article Impact Statement: Importance of gravity in macroscopically horizontal fractures to model DNAPL migration, and conditions for its inclusion are demonstrated.

    5. Automating Recession Curve Displacement Recharge Estimation

      by Brennan Smith and Stuart Schwartz

      Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12439

      Article Impact Statement: The technique presented provides consistent, objective recession index estimates for first-order recharge estimation.

    6. Compound-Specific Isotope Analyses to Assess TCE Biodegradation in a Fractured Dolomitic Aquifer

      by Justin A. Clark, Randy L. Stotler, Shaun K. Frape and Walter A. Illman

      Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12440

      Article impact statement: Compound-specific carbon and chlorine stable isotopes indicate natural attenuation of TCE to cis-DCE in a historic fractured rock spill.

  23. Methods Notes/

    1. A Straightforward Random Walk Model for Fast Push-Pull Tracer Test Evaluation

      by Stephan Klotzsch, Martin Binder and Falk Händel

      Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12438

      Article Impact Statement: Hundred and fifty times faster assessing push-pull tests by using a specialized model for users with commercial and scientific background.

  24. Research Papers/

    1. Improved Vertical Streambed Flux Estimation Using Multiple Diurnal Temperature Methods in Series

      by D. J. Irvine, M. A. Briggs, I. Cartwright, C. R. Scruggs and L. K. Lautz

      Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12436

  25. Research Paper/

    1. Opportunities to Build Groundwater Resilience in the Semi-Arid Tropics

      Kaushal K. Garg and Suhas P. Wani

      Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.01007.x


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