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Philip Harte

Research Hydrologist

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Extensive knowledge in ground-water flow and contaminant transport in natural and remedial settings. Studies include evaluation of remedial effectiveness, ground- and surface-water interactions, delineation of sources of water to wells, transport of natural and anthropogenic contaminants, geochemical processes, and ground-water flow and transport in various settings (unconsolidated sediments to fractured rock). Field experience in surface and borehole geophysics, geochemical sampling, and aquifer hydraulic testing. GIS and programming background.

 



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Publications

Harte, Philip T., and Flanagan, Sarah M., 2011, Application of a New Vertical Profiling Tool (ESASS) for Sampling Groundwater Quality During Hollow-Stem Auger Drilling; Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 86-98. [Link]




BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 

Harte, P.T., Sargent, B.P., and Vowinkel, E.F., 1986, Description and results of test-drilling program at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, 1982-1984; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-0316, 54 p.

 

Lacombe, Pierre, Sargent, B.P., Harte, P.T., and Vowinkel, E.F., 1986, Determination of geohydrologic framework and extent of ground-water contamination using surface geophysical techniques at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey; U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Report 86-4051, 31 p. [I helped collect the geophysical data and wrote the hydrogeologic sections of the report]

 

Sargent, B.P., Green, J.W., Harte, P.T., and Vowinkel, E.F., 1986, Ground-water-quality data for Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, 1958-1985; U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86- 0058, 66 p. [I helped summarize water-quality data and wrote the hydrogeologic sections of the report]

 

Smith, J.A., Harte, P.T., and Hardy, M.A., 1987, Trace-metal and organochlorine residues in sediments of the Upper Rockaway River, New Jersey; Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol. 39, p465-473. [I helped summarize water-quality data and wrote the hydrogeologic sections of the report]

 

Harte, P.T., and Mack, T.J., 1992, Geohydrology of, and simulation of ground-water flow in, the Milford-Souhegan Aquifer, Milford, New Hampshire; United States Geological Survey, Water-Resources Report 91-4177, 75 p.

 

Mack, T.J., and Harte, P.T., 1992, Documentation of input and output files for a ground-water flow model of the Milford-Souhegan Glacial-Drift Aquifer, Milford, New Hampshire (supplement to Water-Resources Report 91-4177); United States Geological Survey, Open- file Report 92-60, 4 p. [I created the model-input data files and output files]

 

Schaefer, F.L., Harte, P.T., Smith, J.A., and Kurtz, B.A., 1993, Hydrologic conditions in the upper Rockaway River Basin, 1984-1986; U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Report 91-4169, 103 p. [I wrote the first draft of the report before moving to New Hampshire]

 

Harte, P.T., 1994, Comparison of vertical discretization techniques in finite-difference models: example from a hypothetical New England setting: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-343, 25p.

 

Harte, P.T., and Johnson, William, 1995, Geohydrology and water quality of the stratified-drift aquifers in the Contoocook River Basin, south-central, New Hampshire; U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Report 92-4154, 162 p.

 

Harte, P.T., and Winter, T.C., 1995, Simulations of flow in fractured crystalline rock and recharge from overburden in a hypothetical New England Setting: Ground Water, v.33, no. 6, p. 953- 964.

 

Olimpio, J.R., and Harte, P.T., 1995, Reassessment of hydrogeologic data and refinement of a regional ground-water-flow model of the Milford-Souhegan Glacial-Drift Aquifer, Milford, New Hampshire; U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigative Report 95-281, 40 p. [I rewrote the report after the first draft and performed numerical model simulations]

 

Harte, P.T., and Winter, T.C., 1996, Factors affecting recharge to crystalline rock in the Mirror Lake area, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in Morganwalp, D.W., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Toxics Substances Program: Proceedings of the technical meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, 12p.

 

Mack, T.J., and Harte, P.T., 1996, Results of aquifer tests to determine hydraulic and water- quality conditions in stratified-drift and streambed sediments near a former municipal well, Milford, New Hampshire; U.S. Geological Survey Water-resources Investigations Report 96- 4019, 77p. [I designed the field data-collection program, helped analyze data, and wrote sections on river-aquifer interactions and streambed properties]

 

Harte, P.T., and Mack, T.J., 1996, Effects of model discretization on zones of contribution to low- pumping rate wells in a hypothetical river-valley aquifer; in Hydrology and Hydrogeology of Urban and Urbanizing Areas, American Institute of Hydrology, April 1996, Annual meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, p.GWQE42-GWQE56

 

Harte, P.T.,1997, Lithologic and hydraulic properties of the glacial drift and shallow bedrock in the Mirror Lake area, Grafton County, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-654A, 56p.

 

Harte, P.T.,and Willey, Richard E., 1997, Effects of historical withdrawals on advective transport of contaminated ground waters in a glacial-drift aquifer, Milford, New Hampshire; U.S. Geological Survey Factsheet 162-97, 6p.

 

Harte, P.T.,Flynn, R.H., Kiah, R.G., Severance, Timothy, and Coakley, M.F., 1997, Information on hydrologic and physical properties of water to assess transient hydrology of the Milford- Souhegan Glacial-Drift Aquifer, Milford, New Hampshire; U.S. Geological Survey Open- File Report 97-414, 96p.

 

Johnston, C.M. and Harte, P.T.,1998, Documentation and application of a method to compute maximum slope and aspect of hydraulic gradients; U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources- Investigation Report 98-402, 25p. [ Developed concept, assisted in programming]

 

Harte, P.T., Flynn, R.J., and Mack, T.J., 1999, Construction and calibration of numerical ground-water- flow models of the western half of the Milford-Souhegan glacial-drift aquifer, Milford, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-462, 76 p

 

Harte, P.T., Brayton, M.J., and Ives, Wayne, 2000, Use of passive diffusion samplers for monitoring volatile-organic compounds in ground water: U.S. Geological Survey Factsheet 088-00, 4p.

 

Harte, P.T., Brayton, M.J., Ives, Wayne, Perkins, Sharon, and Brown, Carroll, 2001, Testing and application of water-diffusion samplers to identify temporal trends in volatile-organic compounds: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-196, 91p.

 

Konikow, L.F., Harte, P.T., and Honberger, G.Z., 2001, Simulating solute transport across horizontal-flow barriers: Proceedings from MODFLOW 2001 and Other Modeling Odysseys, Sept. 11-14, 2001, Golden Co., vol. 2, p. 510-516 [Helped developed concepts, assisted in analysis]

 

Brayton, M.J., and Harte, P.T., 2001, Results of a monitoring program of continuous water levels, specific conductance, and water temperature at the OK Tool facility of the Savage Municipal Well Superfund site, Milford, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-338, 50 p. [Established objectives and scope, assisted in analysis]

 

Hornberger, G.Z., Konikow, L.F., and Harte, P.T., 2002, Simulating solute transport across horizontal-flow barriers using the MODFLOW Ground-Water Transport Process: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-52, 28 p. [Helped developed concepts , assisted in analysis]

 

Harte, P.T., 2002, Comparison of temporal trends in VOCs as measured with PDB samplers and low-flow sampling methods: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v.33, no. 6, p. 45-47.

 

Degnan, J.R., Clark, S.F., Jr., and Harte, P.T., 2004, Integration of geophysics, geologic mapping and water-level monitoring to characterize the hydrogeology of a fractured bedrock site in Berlin, New Hampshire, in Symposium on the application of geophysics to engineering and environmental problems, Colorado Springs, Colo., February 22-26, 2004: Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society Annual Meeting, ENVO5, p. 759-769. [Evaluated framework and developed conceptual models of flow]

 

Harte, P.T., 2004, Simulation of solute transport of tetrachloroethylene in ground water of the glacial-drift aquifer at the Savage Municipal Well Superfund site, Milford, New Hampshire, 1960-2000:  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5176, 84 p.

 

Harte, P.T., 2005a, Results of a monitoring program of continuous water levels and physical water properties at the OU1 area of the Savage Municipal Well Superfund site, water years 2000-03, Milford, New Hampshire:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1303, 44 p.

 

Harte, P.T., 2005b, A computer program (ZONECONC) for tabulating concentration statistics using results from the U.S. Geological Survey Three-Dimensional Ground-Water Flow and Transport Model:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1422, 24 p.

 

Degnan, J.R., Clark, S.F., Jr., Harte, P.T., and Mack, T.J., 2005, Geology and preliminary hydrogeologic characterization of the cell-house site, Berlin, New Hampshire, 2003-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5282, 55 p. [Evaluated framework, estimated hydraulic properties, and developed conceptual models of flow]

 

Harte, P.T., 2006a, Effects of a remedial system and its operation on volatile organic compound-contaminated ground water, Operable Unit 1, Savage Municipal Well Superfund Site, Milford, New Hampshire, 1998-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5083, 73 p. [REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/sir2006-5083/].

 

Harte, P.T., Konikow, L.F., and Hornberger, G.Z., 2006, Simulation of solute transport across low-permeability barrier walls: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 85, p. 247-270 [REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE at http://nh.water.usgs.gov/Publications/2006/contamhyd2006.pdf ]

 

Harte, P.T., 2006b, ZONECONC: A simple post-processor for tabulating concentration statistics from MODFLOW-GWT: in Proceedings for MODFLOW and More 2006 Managing Ground Water Systems, vol. 1, p. 33-37.

 

Winter, T.C., Buso, D.C., Shattuck, P.C., Harte, P.T., Vroblesky, D.A., and Goode, D.J., 2008, The Effect of Terrace Geology on Ground-water Movement and on the Interaction of Ground Water and Surface Water on a Mountainside Near Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, USA:  Hydrological Processes, vol. 22, p. 21-32  [Developed key concepts on ground-water flow processes along hillside terraces]

 

Harte, P.T., and Kiah, R.G., online, Measured river leakages using conventional streamflow techniques: Hydrogeology Journal <http://www.springerlink.com/content/365j44h020307252/>

 

Harte, P.T., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Ayotte, J.D., and Flanagan, S.F., 2008, Framework for evaluating water quality of the New England crystalline rock aquifers: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008–1282, 47 p., available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ofr/2008/1282.

 

Harte, P.T., and Kiah, R.G., 2009, Measured river leakages using conventional streamflow techniques: Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 17, no. 2, p. 409-424.

 

Harte, P.T., and Trowbridge, P.R., 2010, Mapping of road-salt contaminated groundwater discharge and estimation of chloride load to a small stream in southern New Hampshire, USA: Journal of Hydrological Processes. available only online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.7645

 

Harte, P.T., 2010, Hydrostratigraphic mapping of the Milford-Souhegan Glacial Drift Aquifer for Operable Unit 1, Savage Superfund Site, Milford, New Hampshire: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1047, 48 p. available only online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ofr/2010/1047.

 

 

Harte, P.T., and Flanagan, Sarah, 2011, A new vertical profiling tool (ESASS) for sampling ground -water quality while auger drilling: submitted to Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 86-98.

 

Mack, T.J., Harte, P.T., Chornack, M.P., 2011, Challenges in the Development of Models for Regional Groundwater Resource Appraisal in Southern Afghanistan, in Proceedings of the conference MODFLOW and More 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, Volume1, p. xxx-xxx, International Ground Water Modeling Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

 




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Environmental Issuesabandoned mines and quarries
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issuesground-water quality
Environmental Issuesland use change
Environmental Issuesmarine water quality
Environmental Issuesmine drainage
Environmental Issuesnonpoint-source pollution
Environmental Issuespesticides and herbicides
Environmental Issuespharmaceuticals
Environmental Issuestoxic radionuclides
Environmental Issueswaste treatment and disposal
Environmental Issueswater quality



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Ground-water flow and transport; surface--ground-water interactions

Image of Current Focus for Ground-water flow and transport; surface--ground-water interactions

 

Research scientist in the New Hampshire/Vermont Water Science Center. Research includes the study of ground-water flow processes affecting the fate and transport of contaminants in fractured bedrock and stratified-drift aquifer systems including the effects of transient hydrology, remedial operation, and geologic framework on solute transport.

Research results advance the understanding of ground-water flow processes and their influence on the fate and transport of contaminants in aquifer systems. Products contribute directly to the development and transfer of methods for the effective design and operation of ground-water remediation programs and for the understanding of regional aquifer systems.

Development of methods, tools, and models to assist in characterization and remediation of aquifers.

Current research focus is described here: http://nh.water.usgs.gov/projects/summaries/borehole_sampling.htm


PROJECT AND MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP

Ground-water expert with 27 years of experience with the U.S. Geological Survey looking to apply my field, analytical, and numerical knowledge of subsurface investigations on ground-water flow and transport, geotechnical issues, and other geologic issues to environmental/engineering problems, remedies, and solutions with local, national, and regional implications. Looking for supervisory and project leadership challenges.


Contact Information

Philip Harte
331 Commerce Way, Suite #2
Pembroke, NH 03275-3718
603-226-7813
603-226-7894 - Fax
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