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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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Book Reviews/

  5. 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.

  6. Rapid Communications/

    1. Local Groundwater Withdrawal Permitting Laws in the South-Western U.S.: California in Comparative Context

      by Rebecca Louise Nelson and Debra Perrone

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12469

      Article impact statement: Existing permitting regimes in the south-western U.S. can inform new regimes under California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

  7. Research Papers/

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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. News & Views/

    1. Groundwater Realities in California

      by Carl Hauge

      Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12468

    2. Groundwater Visibility: The Missing Link

      by William M. Alley, Lisa Beutler, Michael E. Campana, Sharon B. Megdal and John C. Tracy

      Version of Record online: 12 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12466

  9. Research Papers/

    1. 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.

  10. Book Reviews/

    1. Introduction to Hydrogeology

      reviewed by Marcia Schulmeister

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Historical Notes/

    1. Groundwater Exploration in India Using Hydrogeological & Resistivity Method in Past 60 Years

      by Shrikant Daji Limaye

      Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12462

      Article Impact Statement: Survival of private sector by developing and using low-cost resistivity meters. Limitations experienced in hard-rock terrain

  15. 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.

  16. News & Views/

    1. Column Theme: Groundwater Management Directions—Stewardship to Sustain Our Water Resources

      Column Editors Vicki Kretsinger Grabert and Dawn Samara Kaback

      Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12465

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Guest Editorial/

    1. The Importance of History

      by David Deming

      Version of Record online: 6 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12458

  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.

  21. Review Papers/

    1. Assessing Groundwater Depletion and Dynamics Using GRACE and InSAR: Potential and Limitations

      by Pascal Castellazzi, Richard Martel, Devin L. Galloway, Laurent Longuevergne and Alfonso Rivera

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12453

  22. Research Papers/

    1. 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.

  23. 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

  24. Technical Commentaries/

    1. Identifying the Leading Edge of Exceptionally Long Contaminant Plumes

      by Richard Jackson and Greg Cross

      Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12452

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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

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      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

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

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

      by James W. Ward, John G. 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.

  29. Methods Notes/

    1. 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.

  30. 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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