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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. Case Studies/

    1. Storage and Drainage Characteristics of a Highly Heterogeneous Karst Aquifer in Houzhai Basin

      by Rongrong Zhang, Longcang Shu, Jianting Zhu, Zhongbo Yu and Peng Jiang

      Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12437

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Review Papers/

    1. Estimating Tortuosity Coefficients Based on Hydraulic Conductivity

      by Grant R. Carey, Edward A. McBean and Stan Feenstra

      Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12406

      Article Impact Statement: A regression between tortuosity and hydraulic conductivity is derived for the first time and is shown to be more reliable than porosity.

  5. Research Papers/

  6. Guest Editorial/

    1. Groundwater Down Under

      by Craig T. Simmons

      Version of Record online: 6 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12433

  7. Research Papers/

  8. Issue Papers/

    1. Solute-Transport Predictive Uncertainty in Alternative Water Supply, Storage, and Treatment Systems

      by Robert G. Maliva, David Barnes, Kapo Coulibaly, Weixing Guo and Thomas M. Missimer

      Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12432

      Article impact statement: Approaches are presented to address conceptual model error which is a primary source of uncertainty in applied solute-transport modeling.

  9. Research Papers/

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Small-Scale ASR Between Flow Barriers in a Saline Aquifer

      by Marloes van Ginkel, Bas des Tombe, Theo Olsthoorn and Mark Bakker

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12427

    2. Optimal Design of Multitype Groundwater Monitoring Networks Using Easily Accessible Tools

      by Thomas Wöhling, Andreas Geiges and Wolfgang Nowak

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12430

      Article impact statement: Efficient tools are proposed for the design and evaluation of monitoring networks with multiple proposal locations and data types.

    3. Influence of Hydraulic Fracturing on Overlying Aquifers in the Presence of Leaky Abandoned Wells

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

      Version of Record online: 3 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12431

      Article impact statement: Influences of hydraulic fracturing of shale on upward flow through leaky wells into overlying shallower aquifers.

    4. Characterizing Heterogeneity in Infiltration Rates During Managed Aquifer Recharge

      by Chloe Mawer, Andrew Parsekian, Adam Pidlisecky and Rosemary Knight

      Version of Record online: 27 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12423

      Article Impact Statement: Introduces local infiltration efficiency metric for MAR monitoring and shows that spatial soil heterogeneity affects clogging.

    5. Effect of Temporal Changes in Air Injection Rate on Air Sparging Performance Groundwater Remediation

      by Asaf Ben Neriah and Amir Paster

      Version of Record online: 22 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12428

      Article impact statement: We propose a new injection methodology for air sparging system, and study the improvement of remediation efficiency over existing methodologies.

    6. Evaluating Groundwater Interbasin Flow Using Multiple Models and Multiple Types of Data

      by Ming Ye, Liying Wang, Karl. F. Pohlmann and Jenny B. Chapman

      Version of Record online: 21 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12422

      Article Impact Statement: An analysis using multiple models and data types revealed the reasons why a regional model overestimates interbasin flow than other methods.

  10. Technical Commentary/

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Drawdown “Triggers”: A Misguided Strategy for Protecting Groundwater-Fed Streams and Springs

      by Matthew J. Currell

      Version of Record online: 21 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12425

      Article impact statement: Protecting groundwater-dependent ecosystems near mining developments requires more than setting drawdown “trigger levels.”

  11. Research Papers/

    1. An Application of Hydraulic Tomography to a Large-Scale Fractured Granite Site, Mizunami, Japan

      by Yuanyuan Zha, Tian-Chyi J. Yeh, Walter A. Illman, Tatsuya Tanaka, Patrick Bruines, Hironori Onoe, Hiromitsu Saegusa, Deqiang Mao, Shinji Takeuchi and Jet-Chau Wen

      Version of Record online: 20 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12421

      Article Impact Statement: Kilometer-scale hydraulic tomography can complement geological mapping to yield more detailed hydrogeological characteristics of fault zones.

    2. Use of Nitrogen-15-Enriched Escherichia coli as a Bacterial Tracer in Karst Aquifers

      by James W. Ward, John M. Warden, Ashley M. Bandy, Alan E. Fryar, Gail M. Brion, Stephen A. Macko, Christopher S. Romanek and Mark S. Coyne

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12426

      Article impact statement: Stable-isotope labeled Escherichia coli is a viable tracer of bacterial transport in karst aquifers.

  12. Methods Notes/

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      Scripting MODFLOW Model Development Using Python and FloPy

      by M. Bakker, V. Post, C. D. Langevin, J. D. Hughes, J. T. White, J. J. Starn and M. N. Fienen

      Version of Record online: 30 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12413

      Article Impact Statement: Python/FloPy scripts are a powerful approach to build and analyze MODFLOW-based models and are a full record of the entire modeling process.

    2. Evidence for Elevated Levels of Arsenic in Public Wells of Bangladesh Due To Improper Installation

      by I. Choudhury, K. M. Ahmed, M. Hasan, M. R. H. Mozumder, P. S. K. Knappett, T. Ellis and A. van Geen

      Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12417

      Article impact statement: Isolated cases of community wells high in arsenic can reflect poor installation rather than contamination of deep aquifers in Bangladesh.

  13. Research Papers/

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Effect of Different Sampling Methodologies on Measured Methane Concentrations in Groundwater Samples

      by Lisa J. Molofsky, Stephen D. Richardson, Anthony W. Gorody, Fred Baldassare, June A. Black, Thomas E. McHugh and John A. Connor

      Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12415

      Article impact statement: Sample collection method can have a significant effect on measured dissolved hydrocarbon gas concentrations.

    2. Crude Oil Metabolites in Groundwater at Two Spill Sites

      by Barbara A. Bekins, Isabelle M. Cozzarelli, Melinda L. Erickson, Ross A. Steenson and Kevin A. Thorn

      Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12419

      Article impact statement: Groundwater concentrations of residual crude oil metabolites exceed concentrations of diesel range organics, yet are largely unmonitored.

    3. Application of an Analytical Solution as a Screening Tool for Sea Water Intrusion

      Calvin R. Beebe, Grant Ferguson, Tom Gleeson, Leanne K. Morgan and Adrian D. Werner

      Version of Record online: 24 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12411

      Article impact statement: Applying analytical solutions for quantifying saltwater upconing due to cyclic pumping by horizontal wells in freshwater lenses.

  14. Technology Spotlight/

  15. Research Papers/

    1. Solute Migration from the Aquifer Matrix into a Solution Conduit and the Reverse

      by Guangquan Li and Malcolm S. Field

      Version of Record online: 16 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12416

    2. A Finite Layer Formulation for Groundwater Flow to Horizontal Wells

      by Jin Xu and Xudong Wang

      Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12412

    3. India's Groundwater Storage Trends Influenced by Tube Well Intensification

      by Pennan Chinnasamy and Govindasamy Agoramoorthy

      Version of Record online: 22 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12409

  16. Methods Notes/

  17. Research Papers/

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Time vs. Money: A Quantitative Evaluation of Monitoring Frequency vs. Monitoring Duration

      by Thomas E. McHugh, Poonam R. Kulkarni and Charles J. Newell

      Version of Record online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12407

    2. Analysis of Wellbore Skin Samples—Typology, Composition, and Hydraulic Properties

      by Georg J. Houben, Matthias Halisch, Stephan Kaufhold, Christoph Weidner, Jürgen Sander and Morris Reich

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12403

      Article impact statement: The first in-depth analysis of wellbore skin types and properties allows testing the many available mathematical models.

  18. Methods Notes/

    1. A New Equation Solver for Modeling Turbulent Flow in Coupled Matrix-Conduit Flow Models

      by Bernhard Hubinger, Steffen Birk and Stefan Hergarten

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12400

      Article impact statement: Provides a new method for solving the nonlinear equation system representing turbulent conduit flow in numerical karst groundwater models.

  19. Research Papers/

    1. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Environmental Factors Associated With Natural Methane Occurrence in the Appalachian Basin

      by Lisa J. Molofsky, John A. Connor, Thomas E. McHugh, Stephen D. Richardson, Casper Woroszylo and Pedro J. Alvarez

      Version of Record online: 22 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12401

      Article impact statement: Environmental factors serve as predictive tools to understand natural methane vs. stray gas occurrence in Appalachian Basin groundwater.

    2. Estimation of the Change in Storage Capacity above Mined Longwall Panels

      By Paul Tammetta

      Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12405

      Article impact statement: A generalized conceptual model is presented for the spatial distribution of subsurface changes in storativity following underground mining.

    3. A Semi-Structured MODFLOW-USG Model to Evaluate Local Water Sources to Wells for Decision Support

      by Daniel T. Feinstein, Michael N. Fienen, Howard W. Reeves and Christian D. Langevin

      Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12389

    4. Modified Mixed Lagrangian–Eulerian Method Based on Numerical Framework of MT3DMS on Cauchy Boundary

      by Heejun Suk

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12398

      Article impact statement: This paper proposes a modified ELM method to overcome the limitation of the ELMs of MT3DMS on Cauchy boundary condition.

    5. Assessing Risks of Shallow Riparian Groundwater Quality Near an Oil Sands Tailings Pond

      by J.W. Roy, G. Bickerton, R.A. Frank, L. Grapentine and L.M. Hewitt

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12392

      Article impact statement: Shallow riparian groundwater quality similar adjacent to and far from tailings ponds, but potentially some oil sands process water leakage.

    6. A Modified Soil Moisture Model for Two-Layer Soil

      by Yonghua Zhu, Haishen Lü, Robert Horton, Zhongbo Yu and Fen Ouyang

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12387

    7. Use of an Artificial Sweetener to Identify Sources of Groundwater Nitrate Contamination

      by W.D. Robertson, D.R. Van Stempvoort, J.W. Roy, S.J. Brown, J. Spoelstra, S.L. Schiff, D.R. Rudolph, S. Danielescu and G. Graham

      Version of Record online: 4 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12399

    8. Interpreting Variations in Groundwater Flows from Repeated Distributed Thermal Perturbation Tests

      by Mark B. Hausner, Levi Kryder, John Klenke, Richard Reinke and Scott W. Tyler

      Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12393

      Article impact statement: Repeated distributed thermal perturbation tests on multiple wells can help conceptualize the local aquifer characteristics.

  20. Methods Notes/

    1. A Tube Seepage Meter for In Situ Measurement of Seepage Rate and Groundwater Sampling

      John E. Solder, Troy E. Gilmore, David P. Genereux and D. Kip Solomon

      Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12388

      Article impact statement: The tube seepage meter is a fast and accurate method to quantify groundwater surface water exchange and collect flow-weighted samples.

  21. Case Studies/

    1. Role of the Lakes in Groundwater Recharge and Discharge in the Young Glacial Area, Northern Poland

      by Beata Jaworska-Szulc

      Version of Record online: 30 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12385

      Article Impact Statement: Based on measured TDS and model-calculated flows four lake types in the Young Glacial Area were found: gaining, losing, losing and gaining and flow-through lakes.

  22. Research Papers/

    1. Saltwater Upconing Due to Cyclic Pumping by Horizontal Wells in Freshwater Lenses

      by Pieter S. Pauw, Sjoerd E.A.T.M. van der Zee, Anton Leijnse and Gualbert H.P. Oude Essink

      Version of Record online: 22 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12382

      Article impact statement: Applying analytical solutions for quantifying saltwater upconing due to cyclic pumping by horizontal wells in freshwater lenses.

    2. Where Does Water Go During Hydraulic Fracturing?

      by D. O'Malley, S. Karra, R. P. Currier, N. Makedonska, J. D. Hyman and H. S. Viswanathan

      Version of Record online: 15 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12380

    3. Combining 3D Hydraulic Tomography with Tracer Tests for Improved Transport Characterization

      by E. Sanchez-León, C. Leven, C.P. Haslauer and O.A. Cirpka

      Version of Record online: 6 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12381

  23. Issue Papers/

    1. Chemical Considerations for an Updated National Assessment of Brackish Groundwater Resources

      by P.B. McMahon, J.K. Böhlke, K.G. Dahm, D.L. Parkhurst, D.W. Anning and J.S. Stanton

      Version of Record online: 27 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12367

  24. 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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