Multiscale Preferential Flow from Soils to Fissured/Karst Systems: Hydrologic, Geochemical, and Biological Implications I

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Chairs:  Barbara J Mahler, U.S. Geological Survey, Austin, TX, United States and John R Nimmo, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States
Primary Conveners:  Nicolas Massei, University of Rouen, UMR 6143, Mont Saint Aignan, France
Co-conveners:  Andreas J Hartmann, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom, Ingrid Yamill Padilla, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR, United States and Joshua Larsen, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
OSPA Liaisons:  Thomas Reimann, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

8:00 AM
Learning from models: Insights into the behavior of water in unsaturated fractured-porous media
Andrew M Ireson, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada and Adrian P Butler, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom
8:30 AM
Modeling Solute Reactivity in a Phreatic Solution Conduit Penetrating a Karst Aquifer
Malcolm Field, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, United States
8:45 AM
Relationships Between Conduit Properties and the Damping and Retardation of Thermal Pulses in Karst Conduits
Matthew D Covington1, Andrew J Luhmann2, Joseph M Myre1, Matija Perne1, Sidney W Jones3, E. Calvin Alexander Jr2 and Martin O Saar4, (1)University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (2)University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (3)Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (4)University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, United States
9:00 AM
Conduit network structural controls on groundwater flow and solute breakthrough in karst aquifers
Michael J Ronayne, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
9:15 AM
How to Quantify the Quality of Karst Network Models?
Philippe Renard, University of Neuch√Ętel, Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics, Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland
9:30 AM
Rapid salinization of a karst aquifer after a typhoon-generated storm surge: Hydraulics, geochemistry, and community impact
Philip Bennett1, M. Bayani Cardenas1, Peter B Zamora1, Kevin M Befus1, Raymond S Rodolfo2, Hillel B Cabria2, Mark R Lapus2 and Mario Muan2, (1)Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Geos, Inc, Manila, Philippines
9:45 AM
Soil-water interactions in shrink-swell clays: measurements and models across scales
Ryan D. Stewart1, David Earl Rupp2, Majdi R Abou Najm3 and John Steven Selker2, (1)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)American University of Beirut, Beirut, 1107, Lebanon
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