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Claire Tiedeman


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My work involves characterizing and modeling flow and transport in fractured rock aquifers, calibrating and evaluating models of complex groundwater flow systems, and developing methods to evaluate prediction uncertainty. I am co-coordinator of USGS research on contaminant transport and remediation at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, New Jersey, and am a co-author of the textbook Effective Groundwater Model Calibration: With Analysis of Data, Sensitivities, Predictions, and Uncertainty.


Revesz, K., B. Sherwood Lollar, J.D. Kirshtein, C.R. Tiedeman, T.E. Imbrigiotta, D.J. Goode, A.M. Shapiro, M.A. Voytek, P.J. Lacombe, and E. Busenberg, 2014, Integration of stable carbon isotope, microbial community, dissolved hydrogen gas, and 2HH2O tracer data to assess bioaugmentation for chlorinated ethene degradation in fractured rocks, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 156, 62-77. [Link]

Poeter, Eileen P., Mary C. Hill, Dan Lu, Claire R. Tiedeman, and Steffen Mehl, 2014, UCODE_2014, with new capabilities to define parameters unique to predictions, calculate weights using simulated values, estimate parameters with SVD, evaluate uncertainty with MCMC, and more: Integrated Groundwater Modeling Center Report Number GWMI 2014-02 [Link]

Tiedeman, C. R., and C. T. Green (2013), Effect of correlated observation error on parameters, predictions, and uncertainty, Water Resources Research, 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20499. [Link]

Sepúlveda, Nicasio, Tiedeman, C.R., O’Reilly, A.M., Davis, J.B., and Burger, Patrick, 2012, Groundwater flow and water budget in the surficial and Floridan aquifer systems in east-central Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations report 2012–5161, 214 p. [Link]

Bradley, P.M., Journey, C.A., Kirshtein, J.D., Voytek, M.A, Lacombe, P.J, Imbrigiotta, T.E., Chapelle, F.H., Tiedeman, C.R., Goode, D.J., 2012, Enhanced dichloroethene biodegradation in fractured rock under biostimulated and bioaugmented conditions: Remediation Journal, 22(2): 21-32, DOI:10.1002/rem.21308 [Link]

Tiedeman, C.R., Lacombe, P.J., Goode, D.J., 2010, Multiple well-shutdown tests and site-scale flow simulation in fractured rocks: Ground Water, 48(3), p. 401-415. [Link]

Chapelle, F.H., Bradley, P.M., Goode, D.J., Tiedeman, C.R., Lacombe, P.J., Kaiser, K., and Benner, R., 2009, Biochemical Indicators for the Bioavailability of Organic Carbon in Ground Water: Ground Water, v. 47, no. 1, p. 108-121. [Link]

Goode, Daniel J., Tiedeman, Claire R., Lacombe, Pierre J., Imbrigiotta, Thomas E., Shapiro, Allen M., and Chapelle, Francis H., 2007, Contamination in Fractured-Rock Aquifers - Research at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3074, 2 p. [Link]

Tonkin, Matthew J.; Tiedeman, Claire R.; Ely, D. Matthew; Hill, Mary C., 2007. OPR-PPR, a Computer Program for Assessing Data Importance to Model Predictions Using Linear Statistics. Geological Survey (U.S.) Techniques and Methods 6-E2, viii, 115 p. [Link]

Hill, M.C. and Tiedeman, C.R., 2007, Effective groundwater model calibration: With analysis of data, sensitivities, predictions, and uncertainty: Wiley and Sons, New York, New York, 455 p. [Link]

Tiedeman, C.R., and M.C. Hill, 2006, Model calibration and issues related to validation, sensitivity analysis, post-audit, uncertainty evaluation and assessment of prediction data needs, Chapter 9 of Groundwater: Resource Evaluation, Augmentation, Contamination, Restoration, Modeling and Management, edited by M.Thangarajan, Capital Publishing, New Delhi, p. 235-282; re-published by Springer in 2007.

Brocher, Thomas M.; Carr, Michael D.; Halsing, David L.; John, David A.; Langenheim, Victoria E.; Mangan, Margaret T.; Marvin-DiPasquale, Mark C.; Takekawa, John Y.; Tiedeman, Claire R., 2006. USGS science in Menlo Park -- a science strategy for the U.S. Geological Survey Menlo Park Science Center, 2005-2015. Circular 1290, vi, 42 p.: ill. [Link]

Tiedeman, C. R., D. M. Ely, M. C. Hill, and G. M. O'Brien, 2004, A method for evaluating the importance of system state observations to model predictions, with application to the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system, Water Resour. Res., 40, W12411, doi:10.1029/2004WR003313 [Link]

Tiedeman, C. R., and P. A. Hsieh, 2004, Evaluation of longitudinal dispersivity estimates from simulated forced- and natural-gradient tracer tests in heterogeneous aquifers, Water Resour. Res., 40, W01512, doi:10.1029/2003WR002401. [Link]

Tiedeman, C. R., Hill, M. C., D'Agnese, F.A., Faunt, C.C., 2003, Methods for using groundwater model predictions to guide hydrogeologic data collection, with application to the Death Valley regional groundwater flow system, Water Resour. Res. 39 (1), p. 5-1 to 5-17, doi:10.1029/2001WR001255. [Link]

Hill, Mary C.; Ely, D. Matthew; Tiedeman, Claire R.; O'Brien, Grady M.; D'Agnese, Frank A.; Faunt, Claudia C., 2001. Preliminary evaluation of the importance of existing hydraulic-head observation locations to advective-transport predictions, Death Valley regional flow system, California and Nevada. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4282, - [Link]

Tiedeman, C.R. and Hsieh, P.A., 2001, Assessing an open-well aquifer test in fractured crystalline rock: Ground Water, v. 39, no. 1, p. 68-78. [Link]

Tiedeman, C. R.; Kernodle, J. M.; McAda, D. P., 1998. Application of nonlinear-regression methods to a ground-water flow model of the Albuquerque Basin, New Mexico. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4172, vi, 90 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Tiedeman, C.R. Goode, D.J, and Hsieh, P.A., 1998, Characterizing a ground-water basin in a New England mountain-and-valley terrain: Ground Water, v. 36, no. 4, p. 611-620. [Link]

Tiedeman, Claire R., Goode, Daniel J., and Hsieh, Paul A., 1997, Numerical simulation of ground-water flow through glacial deposits and crystalline bedrock in the Mirror Lake area, Grafton County, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1572, 50 p. [Link]

Tiedeman, C.R., Hsieh, P.A., and Christian, S.B., 1995, Characterization of a high-transmissivity zone by well test analysis: Steady-state case, Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 1, p. 27-37. [Link]

Tiedeman, C. and Gorelick, S.M., 1993, Analysis of uncertainty in optimal ground water contaminant capture design, Water Resources Research, v. 29, no. 7, p. 2139-2153. [Link]


My Science Topics

Science Topic
Water Resourcesaquifers
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesground-water quality
Techniques and Methodsmathematical modeling
Techniques and Methodsfield methods
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issuesindustrial pollution

Research on Groundwater Flow, Transport, and Remediation in Fractured Rocks

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Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, NJ: USGS focus site for research on contaminant fate, transport, and remediation in fractured rock aquifers.


Groundwater Model Calibration and Uncertainty

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Effective Groundwater Model Calibration

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Claire Tiedeman
Bldg 15, McKelvey Building, 345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
650-329-4327 - Fax
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