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Clifford Voss

Research Hydrologist

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 §  Dr. Voss is a senior scientist with the hydrological research program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

He has over 30 years of project management, implementation, field and research experience in groundwater systems, including: computer model development and application of models to scientific evaluation of hydrogeologic systems, groundwater resources development and protection, coastal groundwater resources, and the use of the subsurface for energy production and waste isolation.

§  He is recognized as an international expert on groundwater modeling.

He consults extensively on groundwater system evaluation and management and lectures worldwide on these and related subjects.

§  The practical methodology and models he developed are in standard use worldwide in subsurface assessment.

These are aiding in management of the quantity and quality of groundwater resources, in evaluation of human impacts on the subsurface environment, and for developing deeper understanding of hydrogeologic processes.

§  Examples of recent projects include:

Nuclear waste repository safety (Germany, Sweden, Japan)

Transboundary water resource management (Nubian Aquifer of Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Chad)

Sustainability of water supply (arsenic-free groundwater supply from Bengal Aquifer of India, Bangladesh)

Groundwater management in coastal areas subject to saltwater intrusion (USA)

Evaluation of water resources emergency (2004 tsunami in Thailand)

Development of computer simulation methodology for groundwater hydrology with freeze/thaw and application to ground-ice and permafrost studies in cold regions

§  Dr. Voss is Executive Editor of - Hydrogeology Journal - official journal of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (since 1994).

 



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NUMERICAL METHODS and CREATING QUANTITATIVE TOOLS and GROUNDWATER SIMULATORS

McCracken G, Voss CI, Pinder, GF, Ungs M (1976) Block iterative finite-element preprocessed scheme (BIFEPS):  a package for simulation of non-linear transient problems with one or two governing equations in two or three dimensions:  Princeton University Water-Resources Program Report, 76-WR-1, 450p

Voss CI, Pinder GF (1977) A block-iterative preprocessed technique for efficient finite-element simulation of large non-linear problems. in Vichnevetsky, ed, Advances in Computer Methods for Partial Differential Equations, v2:  IMACS (AICA) 170-177

Voss CI, Pinder GF (1978) Block-iterative finite element preprocessed scheme for simulation of large non‐linear problems. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 12:10 1543-1558 doi: 10.1002/nme.1620121006

Voss CI, Pinder GF (1978) The Achilles heel of geothermal reservoir simulators. Proceedings of Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford University

Voss CI (1978) Finite‐element simulation of multiphase geothermal reservoirs: Computer code documentation. Princeton University Water Resources Program Report, 78‐WR‐13

Pinder GF, Voss CI (1979) AQUIFEM - A finite-element model for aquifer evaluation (Documentation). Report 7911, Dept of Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Code prepared by G. Pinder, E. Frind, P. Trescott and C. Voss, 107p

Voss CI (1979) A mathematical model for aquifer energy storage ‐ a derivation of equations for temperature‐dependent ground‐water flow and energy transport in shallow aquifers. Report 7910, Dept of Water‐Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 29p

Andersson J, Hydén H., Jacks G, Voss CI (1980) Föroreningsspridning i grundvatten - matematisk modellering (Contaminant transport in groundwater - mathematical modelling, in Swedish).  Final Report to Swedish Board for Environmental Protection, SNV, Report 8006, Dept of Water-Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 61 p

Pinder GF, Kinnmark I, Voss CI (1980) GAFETTA, a Galerkin finite-element thermal transport aquifer model.  Report 8008, Dept of Water-Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 151p

Carradori G, Peano AG, Voss CI (1981) The GEOPHASE model for finite element simulation of multiphase geothermal reservoirs. Istituto Sperimentale Modelli e Strutture (ISMES), Bergamo, Italy (550 I85 no.142), The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive  NISEE e-Library, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), University of California, 11p

Carradori G, Peano A, Voss CI (1981) The GEOPHASE model for finite-element simulation of multiphase geothermal reservoirs. in Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems, Proceedings of the Second International Conference, Venice, Italy, R Lewis and K Morgan, eds, Pineridge Press, Swansea, UK, 315-325

Konikow LF, Fabbri SM, Voss CI (1983) Towards a modular interactive graphics package for analyzing aquifer tests, U.S. Geological Survey, WRD Bulletin.

Voss CI (1984) AQUIFEM-SALT: a finite-element model for aquifers containing a seawater interface. U.S. Geological Survey Water‐Resources Investigations Report 84‐4263, 36p

Voss CI (1984) SUTRA, A finite‐element simulation model for saturated‐unsaturated fluid‐density‐dependent ground‐water flow with energy transport or chemically‐reactive single‐species solute transport, U.S. Geological Survey Water‐Resources Investigations Report 84‐4369, 409p

Lewis FM, Voss CI, Rubin J (1986) Numerical simulation of advective-dispersive multisolute transport with sorption, ion exchange, and equilibrium chemistry. US Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4022, 165p

Lewis F M, Voss CI, Rubin, J (1987) Solute transport with equilibrium aqueous complexation and either sorption or ion exchange. Journal of Hydrology 90 81-115 doi: 10.1016/0022-1694(87)90174-0

Voss CI, Boldt D, Shapiro AM (1997) A graphical-user interface for the U.S. Geological Survey’s SUTRA code using ArgusONE, US Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-421, 106p

Voss CI (1999) Editor's Message – Scientific visualization in hydrogeology. Hydrogeology Journal 7:2 153-154 doi:10.1007/PL00010969

Voss CI and Provost AM (2002) SUTRA, a model for saturated-unsaturated variable density ground-water flow with energy or solute transport: US Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2002-4231, 291p

Winston RB, Voss CI (2003) SutraGUI, a graphical interface for SUTRA, a model for ground-water flow with solute or energy transport. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-285, 114p

 

 

AQUIFERS, LARGE-SCALE GROUNDWATER SYSTEMS and GROUNDWATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Hydén H, Leander B, Voss CI (1980) The Alnarp groundwater system - a mathematical model study. in Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Hydrological Conference, Vemdalen, Sweden. Uppsala University, Dept of Physical Geography, UNGI Report Nr 53, 195-219

Voss CI, Andersson J, Kinnmark I (1980) A model of hypothetical pollution of the groundwater system in the Badelunda esker near Sala, Sweden. in  Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Hydrological Conference, Vemdalen, Sweden, Uppsala University, Dept of Physical Geography, UNGI Report Nr 53, 237-267

Voss CI, Kinnmark I, Andersson J (1980) Simulation of a Swedish aquifer system:  water supply, ground-water contamination and pollution control.  in Progress in Ecological Engineering and Management by Mathematical Modelling:  Proceedings of the Second International Conference on State-of-the-Art in Ecological Modelling, Liege, Belgium, 311-339

Voss CI, Kinnmark I, Hydén H (1980) A model of the groundwater system in the Badelunda esker near Sala, Sweden.  Proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Hydrological Conference, Vemdalen, Sweden. Uppsala University, Dept of Physical Geography, UNGI Report Nr 53, 270-295

Voss CI, Andersson J (1993) Regional flow in the Baltic Shield during Holocene coastal regression. Groundwater 31:6 989-1006 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.1993.tb00873.x

Voss CI, Wood WW (1994) Synthesis of geochemical, isotopic and groundwater modeling analysis to explain regional flow in an coastal aquifer of southern Oahu, Hawaii. in: Mathematical models and their applications to isotope studies in groundwater hydrology, IAEA-TECDOC-777, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 147-178

Provost A, Voss CI, Neuzil CE (1998) Glaciation and regional ground-water flow in the Fennoscandian shield. SKI Report 96:11, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI), Stockholm, 82p

Michael HA, Voss CI (2008) Evaluation of the sustainability of deep groundwater as an arsenic-safe resource in the Bengal Basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS 105:25 8531-8536 doi:10.1073/pnas.0710477105

Yager RM, Southworth S, Voss CI (2008) Simulation of ground-water flow in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and West Virginia, using variable-direction anisotropy in hydraulic conductivity to represent bedrock structure. US Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5002, 55p

Michael HA, Voss CI (2009a) Controls on groundwater flow in the Bengal Basin of India and Bangladesh: regional modeling analysis. Hydrogeology Journal 17: 7 1561-1577 doi:10.1007/s10040-008-0429-4

Michael HA, Voss CI (2009b) Estimation of regional-scale groundwater flow properties in the Bengal Basin of India and Bangladesh. Hydrogeology Journal 17:6 1329-1346 doi:10.1007/s10040-009-0443-1

Yager RM, Voss CI, Southworth S (2009) Comparison of alternative representations of hydraulic-conductivity anisotropy in folded fractured-sedimentary rock: modeling groundwater flow in the Shenandoah Valley (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 17:5 1111-1131 doi: 10.1007/s10040-008-0431-x

Burgess WG, Hoque MA, Michael HA, Voss CI, Breit GM, Ahmed KA (2010) Vulnerability of deep groundwater in the Bengal Aquifer System to contamination by arsenic. Nature Geoscience 3:2 83-87 doi:10.1038/ngeo750

Sahu P, Michael HA, Voss CI, Sikdar PK (2013) Impacts on groundwater recharge areas of megacity pumping: analysis of potential contamination of Kolkata, India, water supply. Hydrological Sciences Journal doi:10.1080/02626667.2013.813946

Voss CI, Soliman SM (2013 in press) Nubian Aquifer System of Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan: development of a regional groundwater-flow model and regional hydrogeologic analysis. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Report, Project Number RAF/8/036: Sustainable Development of the Nubian Aquifer, 136 p

Voss CI, Soliman SM (2013 in press) The transboundary non-renewable Nubian Aquifer System of Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan: classical groundwater questions and parsimonious hydrogeologic analysis and modeling. Hydrogeology Journal 21:xx (with Electronic Supplementary Material)

 

 

SEAWATER INTRUSION, COASTAL AQUIFERS and VARIABLE-DENSITY GROUNDWATER FLOW

Souza WR, Voss CI (1986) Modeling a regional aquifer containing a narrow transition between freshwater and saltwater using solute transport simulation:  Part II - Analysis of a coastal aquifer system. in Proceedings of the 9th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, eds:  RH Boekelman, JC vanDam, M. Evertman, WHC ten Hoorn, Water Management Group, Department of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 457-473

Voss CI, Souza WR (1986) Modeling a regional aquifer containing a narrow transition between freshwater and saltwater using solute transport simulation, Part I - Theory and methods. in Proceedings of the Ninth Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, eds: RH Boekelman, JC vanDam, M. Evertman, WHC ten Hoorn, 493-514

Souza WR, Voss CI (1987) Analysis of an anisotropic coastal aquifer using variable-density flow and solute transport simulation. Journal of Hydrology 92 17-41 doi:10.1016/0022-1694(87)90087-4

Voss CI, Souza WR (1987) Variable density flow and solute transport simulation of regional aquifers containing a narrow freshwater-saltwater transition zone. Water Resources Research 23:10 1851-1866 doi:10.1029/WR023i010p01851

Souza WR, Voss CI (1989) Assessment of potable ground water in a fresh water lens using a variable-density flow and solute transport simulation. in: Proceedings of the NWWA Conference on Solving Ground Water Problems with Models, 7-9

Voss CI, Souza WR (1991) Modeling a regional aquifer containing a narrow transition between freshwater and saltwater using solute-transport simulation:  Theory and methods. in Hydrogeology of Salt Water Intrusion, A Selection of SWIM Papers, International Contributions to Hydrogeology, Volume 11, W de Breuck, ed, International Assoc of Hydrogeologists, Verlag Heinz Heise, 189-206

Underwood MR, Peterson FL, Voss CI (1992) Groundwater lens dynamics of Atoll Islands. Water Resources Research 28:11 2889–2902 doi:10.1029/92WR01723

Voss CI, Andersson J (1992) Some aspects of regional flow of variable-density groundwater in crystalline basement rock of Sweden. ISSN 1104-1374 ISRN SKI-R-91/9-SE Statens Kärnkraftinspektion (SKI) Sweden, 63p

Voss CI (1999) USGS SUTRA Code – History, Practical Use, and Application in Hawaii. in: Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers – Concepts, Methods and Practices, Eds: J Bear, AH-D Cheng, S Sorek, D Ouzar, I Herrera, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 249-313, doi:10.1007/978-94-017-2969-7_9

Payne DF, Provost AM, Voss CI (2001) Preliminary Numerical Models of Saltwater Transport in Coastal Georgia and Southeastern South Carolina. Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 26-27, 2001, University of Georgia, KJ Hatcher, ed, Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 656-659

Yechieli Y, Kafri U, Goldman M, Voss CI (2001) Factors controlling the configuration of the fresh-saline water interface in the Dead Sea coastal aquifers: synthesis of TDEM surveys and numerical groundwater modeling. Hydrogeology Journal 9:4 367-377 doi:10.1007/s100400100146

Abarca E, Carrera J, Voss CI, Sánchez-Vila X (2002) Effect of aquifer bottom morphology on seawater intrusion. Proceedings of 17th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM-17), Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 11p

Gingerich SB, Voss CI (2002) Three-dimensional variable-density flow simulation of a coastal aquifer in southern Oahu, Hawaii, USA. In Proceedings of 17th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM-17), Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 93-103

Misut PE, Voss CI (2004) Simulation of seawater intrusion resulting from proposed expanded pumpage in New York City, USA. in CT Miller, MW Farthing, WG Gray, GF Pinder, eds, Computational Methods in Water Resources, Proceedings of the XVth International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XV), June 13-17 2004, Chapel Hill, NC, USA: Elsevier, 1595-1606

Weatherill D, Simmons C, Voss CI, Robinson N (2004) Testing density-dependent groundwater models: two-dimensional steady unstable convection in infinite, finite & inclined porous layers. Adv Water Res 27:5 547-562 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.01.003

Gingerich SB, Voss CI (2005) Three-dimensional variable-density flow simulation of a coastal aquifer in southern Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Hydrogeology Journal 13:2 436-450 doi:10.1007/s10040-004-0371-z

Provost AM, Payne DF, Voss CI (2006) Simulation of Saltwater Movement in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the Savannah, Georgia-Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Area, Predevelopment–2004, and Projected Movement for 2000 Pumping Conditions, US Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5058, 124p

Misut PE, Voss CI (2007) Freshwater-saltwater transition zone movement during aquifer storage and recovery cycles in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, USA. J Hydrology 337:1-2 87-103 doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.01.035

Abarca E, Carrera J, Sánchez-Vila X, Voss CI (2007) Quasi-horizontal circulation cells in 3D seawater intrusion. Journal of Hydrology 339:3-4 118-129 doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.02.017

Misut PE, Yulinsky W, Cohen D, Germain DS, Voss CI, Monti Jr, J (2010) A SUTRA Model of Seawater Intrusion in Western Long Island, New York. in Proceedings of 20th Conference on the Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, Long Island Association of Professional Geologists , Department of Geosciences SUNY Stony Brook, 1-5

Simmons CT, Bauer-Gottwein P, Graf T, Kinzelbach W, Kooi H, Li L, Post V, Prommer H, Therrien R, Voss CI, Werner, A (2010) Variable density groundwater flow: from modelling to applications. in HS Wheater, SA Mathias, X Li, eds, Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, International Hydrology Series, Cambridge University Press, London, 87-117

Voss CI, Simmons CT, Robinson NI (2010) Three-dimensional benchmark for variable-density flow and transport simulation: matching semi-analytic stability modes for steady unstable convection in an inclined porous box. Hydrogeology Journal 18:1 5-23 doi:10.1007/s10040-009-0556-6

Kiro Y, Yechieli Y, Voss CI, Starinsky A, Weinstein Y (2012) Modeling radium distribution in coastal aquifers during sea level changes: The Dead Sea case. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 88 237–254 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.03.022

 

 

NUCLEAR WASTE and FRACTURED-ROCK HYDROGEOLOGY

Ahlbom K, Andersson J-E, Nordqvist R, Ljunggren C, Tirén S, Voss CI (1991) Gideå study site: Scope of activities and main results. SKB Technical Report 91-51, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden, 100p (I wrote sections evaluating fluid and solute transport based on available field evidence at this fractured rock investigative site in Sweden.)

Ahlbom K, Andersson J-E, Nordqvist R, Ljunggren C, Tirén S, Voss CI (1991) Fjällveden study site: Scope of activities and main results. SKB Technical Report 91-52, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden, 104p (I wrote sections evaluating fluid and solute transport based on available field evidence at this fractured rock investigative site in Sweden.)

Ahlbom K, Andersson J-E, Nordqvist R, Ljunggren C, Tirén S, Voss CI (1992) Sternö study site: Scope of activities and main results, SKB Technical Report 92-02, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden, 62p (I wrote sections evaluating fluid and solute transport based on available field evidence at this fractured rock investigative site in Sweden.)

Voss, CI (1995) Contaminant migration in fractured Swedish rock. in:  USGS Yearbook 1994 (134p), 91-92

Dverstorp B, Voss CI, Geier J (1996) Simple evaluation of ground-water flow and radionuclide transport at Äspö. SKI Report 96:14, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI), Stockholm, 118p

SKI (Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate) (1996) with CI Voss. SKI SITE-94 – Deep repository performance assessment project: Volume I and Volume II, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate Report 96:11, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, Stockholm, 660p. (I contributed sections about hydrogeology, scoping analysis of ground-water flow, hydrogeological structural modeling and analysis, climate evolution effects on subsurface fluids, and site evolution.)

Tirén SA, Voss CI (1996) Characterization of crystalline basement structures based on three‐dimensional visualization of geologic, geophysical, geohydrological and geochemical data. GFF Journal of the Geological Society of Sweden, 118(S4) Jubilee Issue 114-114 doi:10.1080/11035899609546443

SKI (Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate) with CI Voss. (1997) SKI SITE-94 – Deep repository performance assessment project: Summary, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate Report 97:5, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, Stockholm, 660p (I contributed sections about hydrogeology, scoping analysis of ground-water flow, hydrogeological structural modeling and analysis, climate evolution effects on subsurface fluids, and site evolution.)

Tirén SA, Beckholmen M, Voss CI, Askling, P (1997) Development of a geological and structural model of Äspö, southeastern Sweden (SITE94). SKI Report 96:16, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI), Stockholm.

Tiren SA, Voss CI (1998) Characterization of crystalline basement structures based on three-dimensional visualization of geoinformation, SKI Site-94 and follow-up projects. in: Characterization and evaluation of sites for deep geological disposal of radioactive waste in fractured rocks. Proceedings from the 3rd Äspö International Seminar, Oskarshamn, June 10-12,1998 Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) Technical Report TR-98-10, 45-56

Glynn PD, Voss CI (1999) Geochemical Characterization of Simpevarp Ground Waters near the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory Sweden. Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate SKI, SKI Report 96:29, 210p

Voss CI, Provost AM (2001) Recharge-area Nuclear Waste Repository in Southeastern Sweden - Demonstration of Hydrogeologic Siting Concept and Techniques. Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate Report 1:44, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) Stockholm, 57p

Voss CI, Provost AM (2002) Using variable-density flow modeling for siting a nuclear waste repository in Sweden, in Proceedings of 17th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM-17), Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 142-154

Lindgren G, Voss CI, Geier J (2013 in press) Brine intrusion and persistence for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Forsmark, Sweden:  Scoping calculations. Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) Technical Note 2013:xx, 40p

 

 

SUBSURFACE  HEAT: ENERGY PRODUCTION /STORAGE, COLD-REGIONS HYDROLOGY AND FROZEN GROUND

Voss CI (1978) Finite element simulation of multiphase geothermal reservoirs (Doctoral dissertation, Princeton University) 478p

Voss CI, Kinnmark I (1979) Heat storage in natural shallow aquifers. in Proceedings of Conference on Large Scale Heat Storage (in Swedish).  Dept of Hydraulics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 7-32

Kinnmark I, Voss CI (1980) Determination of aquifer thermal dispersivity from field measurements of ground‐water temperature. Report 8001, Dept of Water‐Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 36p

Voss CI, Kinnmark I, Hydén H (1980) Simulation of low‐temperature seasonal energy storage in a shallow glaciofluvial aquifer.  Report 8011, Dept of Water‐Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 58p

Voss CI (1981) Low temperature aquifer energy storage. in Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Newsletter, 111‐2, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Miller RT, Voss CI (1986) Finite-difference grid for a doublet well in an anisotropic aquifer, Groundwater 24:4 490–496 doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1986.tb01028.x

Glynn PD, Voss CI; Provost AM (1999) Deep penetration of oxygenated meltwaters from warm based ice sheets into the Fennoscandian shield. in Conference Proceedings: Use of hydrogeochemical information in testing groundwater flow models, Borgholm (Sweden), 1-3 Sep 1997, OECD-NEA, Paris (France), 201-241

McKenzie JM, Siegel DI, Rosenberry DO, Glaser PH, Voss CI (2006) Heat transport in the Red Lake Bog, Glacial Lake Agassiz Peatlands. Hydrogeological Processes 21:3 369-378 doi:10.1002/hyp.6239-3

McKenzie JM, Voss CI, Siegel DI (2007) Groundwater flow with energy transport and water-ice phase change: simulations, benchmarks, and application to freezing in peat bogs. Adv. Water Resources, 30:4 966-983 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.08.008

Ball LB, Smith BD, Minsley BJ, Abraham JD, Voss CI, Astley BN, Deszcz-Pan M, Cannia JC (2011) Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical survey data of the Yukon Flats and Fort Wainwright areas, central Alaska, June 2010. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1304, 28p

Ge S,  McKenzie JM, Voss CI, Wu Q (2011) Exchange of groundwater and surface-water mediated by permafrost response to seasonal and long term air temperature variation. Geophys Res Lett 38 L14402 doi:10.1029/2011GL047911.

Jepsen SM, Voss CI, Walvoord MA, Rose JR, Minsley BJ, Smith BD (2012) Sensitivity analysis of lake mass balance in discontinuous permafrost: the example of disappearing Twelvemile Lake, Yukon Flats, Alaska (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 21:1 185-200 doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0896-5

Jepsen SM, Koch J, Rose J, Voss CI, Walvoord MA (2012) Thermal and hydrological observations near Twelvemile Lake in discontinuous permafrost, Yukon Flats, interior Alaska, September 2010 - August 2011. US Geological Survey Open File Report 2012-1121, 25p

Minsley BJ, Abraham JD, Smith BD, Cannia JC, Voss CI, Jorgenson MT, Walvoord MA, Wylie BK, Anderson L, Ball LB, Deszcz-Pan M, Wellman TP, Ager TA (2012) Airborne electromagnetic imaging of discontinuous permafrost. Geophysical Research Letters 39:2 L02503 doi:10.1029/2011GL050079

Provost AM, Voss CI, Neuzil CE (2012) Glaciation and regional ground-water flow in the Fennoscandian Shield.  Geofluids 12:1 79-96 doi:10.1111/j.1468-8123.2012.00361.x

Walvoord MA, Voss CI, Wellman TP (2012) Influence of permafrost distribution on groundwater flow in the context of climate-driven permafrost thaw: Example from Yukon Flats Basin, Alaska, USA. Water Resources Research 48:7 doi:10.1029/2011WR011595, 17 p

Jepsen S, Voss CI, Walvoord MA, Minsley B, Rover J (2013) Linkages between lake shrinkage/expansion and sublacustrine permafrost distribution determined from remote sensing of Interior Alaska, USA. Geophys Res Lett 40:5 882-887 doi:10.1002/grl.50187

McKenzie JM, Voss CI (2013) Permafrost thaw in a nested groundwater-flow system. Hydrogeology Journal 21:1 299-316 doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0942-3

Wellman TP, Voss CI, Walvoord, MA (2013) Impacts of climate, lake size, and supra- and sub-permafrost groundwater flow on lake-talik evolution, Yukon Flats, Alaska, USA. Hydrogeology Journal 21:1 281-298 doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0941-4

 

 

OPTIMIZATION, NETWORK DESIGN AND INVERSE MODELING

Gorelick SM, Voss CI, Gill PE, Murray W, Saunders MA, Wright MH (1984) Aquifer reclamation design: The use of contaminant transport simulation combined with nonlinear programing, Water Resources Research 20:4 415–427 doi: 10.1029/WR020i004p00415

Knopman DS, Voss CI (1987) Behavior of sensitivities in the one-dimensional advection-dispersion equation: Implications for parameter estimation and sampling design. Water Resources Research 23:2 253–272 doi: 10.1029/WR023i002p00253

Knopman DS, Voss CI (1988) Further comments on sensitivities, parameter estimation, and sampling design in one-dimensional analysis of solute transport in porous media. Water Resources Research 24:2 225–238 doi:10.1029/WR024i002p00225

Knopman DS, Voss CI (1988) Discrimination among one-dimensional models of solute transport in porous media: Implications for sampling design. Water Resources Research 24:11 1859–187 doi:10.1029/WR024i011p01859

Knopman DS, Voss CI (1989) Multiobjective sampling design for parameter estimation and model discrimination in groundwater solute transport. Water Resources Research 25:10 2245-258 doi:10.1029/WR025i010p02245

Knopman DS, Voss CI, Garabedian SP (1991) Sampling design for groundwater solute transport:  Tests of methods and analysis of Cape Cod tracer test data. Water Resources Research 27-5 925-949 doi:10.1029/90WR02657

Nordqvist R, Voss CI (1996) A simulation-based approach for designing effective field-sampling programs to evaluate contamination of ground-water supplies. Hydrogeology Journal 4:3 23-39 doi:10.1007/s100400050081

Sanz E, Voss CI (2004) Inverse modelling for coastal seawater intrusion: Insights about parameter sensitivities, variances, correlations and estimation procedures derived from noiseless theoretical problems. in L Araguás, E Custodio, M Manzano, eds, Groundwater and saline intrusion, Selected  papers from the 18th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, 18 SWIM 2004, Cartagena, Spain. Serie: Hidrogeología y aguas subterranes nº 15.Spanish Geological Survey ( IGME) 93-96

Sanz E, Voss CI (2006) Inverse modeling for seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers: Insights about parameter sensitivities, variances, correlations and estimation procedures. Adv Water Res 29 439-457 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2005.05.014

 

 

GUIDANCE ON QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN HYDROGEOLOGY

Voss CI, Knopman DS (1989) Strong classical one-dimensional descriptions of field solute transport exist! Modeling the Cape Cod tracer test. Proceedings 1989 NWWA Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 209-232

Nyberg G, Voss CI (1991) Problems in modelling ground-water systems in limited scale, SKB Arbetsrapport 91-10, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Stockholm, Sweden, 12p

Voss CI (1998) Editor's Message – Groundwater modeling: Simply powerful. Hydrogeology Journal 6:4 A4-A6

Geier J, Voss CI, Dverstorp B (2003) Conceptual uncertainty in crystalline bedrock: is simple evaluation the only practical approach? in K Kovar, Z Hrkal, eds, Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling - A Few Steps Closer to Reality: IAHS publication 277, 296-302.

Voss CI (2005) The future of hydrogeology. Hydrogeology Journal 13:1 1-6 doi:10.1007/s10040-005-0435-8

Konikow LF, Reilly TE, Barlow PM, Voss CI (2006) Chapter 23: Groundwater Modeling. in J Delleur, ed, The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering, Second Edition: Boca Raton, CRC Press, 54p

Voss CI (2011) Editor’s message: Groundwater modeling fantasies - Part 1, adrift in the details. Hydrogeology Journal 19:7 1281-1284 doi:10.1007/s10040-011-0789-z

Voss CI (2011) Editor’s message: Groundwater modeling fantasies - Part 2, down to earth. Hydrogeology Journal 19:8 1455-1458 doi:10.1007/s10040-011-0790-6

 

 

OTHER

Silliman SE, Konikow LF, Voss CI (1987) Laboratory investigation of longitudinal dispersion in anisotropic porous media. Water Resources Research 23:11 2145–2151 doi: 10.1029/WR023i011p02145

Hunt CD, Ewart CJ, Voss CI (1988) Region 27, Hawaiian Islands. Hydrogeology. The Geological Society of North America, Boulder, Colorado, 255-262

Konikow LF, August LL, Voss CI (2001) Effects of clay dispersion on aquifer storage and recovery in coastal aquifers. Transport in Porous Media 43:1 45-64 doi:10.1023/A:1010613525547

Ge S, Bekins B, Bredehoeft J, Brown K, Davis EE, Gorelick SM, Henry P, Kooi H, Moench AF, Ruppel C, Sauter M, Screaton E, Swart PK, Tokunaga T, Voss CI, and Whitaker F (2002) Hydrogeology program planning group final report. JOIDES Journal 28:2 24-32

Marin LE, Voss CI (2004) SWICA - 2 M3: Second Conference on Salt Water Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers: Monitoring, Modeling, and Management. Ground Water 42:3 318-318  doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.tb02678.x

Langevin CD, Lebbe L, Bakker M, Voss CI (2007) Twentieth Salt Water Intrusion Meeting planned for June 23 to 27, 2008, in Naples, Florida. Ground Water 45:6 657-658 doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00375.x


 




                           

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Hydrologic Processesglaciation
Hydrologic Processesground-water flow
Hydrologic Processeshydrology
Hydrologic Processespercolation
Hydrologic Processessaltwater intrusion
Hydrologic Processeswater circulation
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issuesground-water quality
Environmental Issueshuman impacts
Environmental Issuestoxic radionuclides
Natural Resourcesgeothermal resources
Natural Resourceswater resources
Techniques and Methodscomputational methods
Techniques and Methodsmathematical modeling
Techniques and Methodsmathematical simulation
Water Resourcesaquifers
Water Resourcesdrainage basins
Water Resourcesdroughts
Water Resourcesfloods
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesground-water quality
Water Resourcesirrigation
Water Resourcesmovement and recharge
Water Resourcessaltwater intrusion
Water Resourceswater budget
Water Resourceswater quality
Water Resourceswater supply and demand
Water Resourceswater use


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