Publications Groundwater and Water Resources (GWR) research group, Dept of Earth & Climate Sciences

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2017

*Corona, C.R., Gurdak, J.J., Dickinson, J.E., Ferre, T.P.A., and Maurer, E., 2017 Accepted - In Press, Climate variability and vadose zone controls on damping of transient recharge, Journal of Hydrology.

 

Special issue on the 'Water, Energy, Food Nexus in the Asia-Pacific region' in the Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, Editors Peter Swarzenski, Jason Gurdak, Aiko Endo, and Makoto Taniguchi, July 1, 2017. Link to special issue.

 

Taniguichi, M., Endo, A., Gurdak, J.J., and Swarzenski, P., 2017, Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Asia Pacific Region, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, special issue on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus of the Asia-Pacific Region; Editors, Taniguichi, M., Endo, A., Gurdak, J.J., and Swarzenski, P., link to paper here.

 

Chen, J., Haldorsen, S., Gurdak, J.J., and Cendón, D.I., 2017, G@GPS: Groundwater and Global Paleoclimate signals, Quaternary Perspectives, May Issue no 24(1), pp 12-13. Link here.

 

*Hejazian, M., Gurdak, J.J., Swarzenski, P., Odigie, K., and Storlazzi, C., 2017, Effects of land-use change and managed aquifer recharge on hydrogeochemistry of two contracting atoll island aquifers, Roi-Namur, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Applied Geochemistry, 80, 58-71, link to paper here, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.03.006

 

Gurdak, J.J., 2017, Groundwater: Climate-induced pumping, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2885, link to paper here.

 

Nanus, L., McMurray, J., Clow, D.W., Saros, J., Blett, T., Gurdak, J.J., 2017, Spatial variation of atmospheric deposition and nitrogen critical loads for aquatic ecosystems in the Greater Yellowstone Area, Environmental Pollution, vol. 223, pgs. 644-656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.01.077

 

Chen, J., Haldorsen, S., Gurdak, J.J., and Cendón, D.I., 2017, INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research), Commission on Terrestrial Processes, Deposits and History (TERPRO), Annual report for funding given in 2016, INQUA TERPRO, International Focus Groups for the intercongress period 2016-2019, Project #IFG-1616F, G@GPS groundwater and global paleoclimate signals, 5 p., http://www.terpro.eu/palaeoclimate.htm    

 

2016

*Danfoura, M.N. and Gurdak, J.J., 2016, Redox dynamics and oxygen reduction rates of infiltrating urban stormwater beneath low impact development (LID), Water, 8(10), 435, doi:10.3390/w8100435; special issue on “Urban drainage and urban stormwater management”. link to paper.

 

Lund, J., Mount, J., Hanak, E., Escriva-Bou, A., Fisher, Fogg, G., Green, S., Gurdak, J.J., Harter, T., Medellin-Azuara, J., Sandoval-Solis, S., Thompson, B., and Viers, J., 2016, Storing Water, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), California's Water briefing series, 4 pps, link to paper.

 

Wada, C., Burnett, K., and Gurdak, J.J., 2016, Sustainable agriculture irrigation management: the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Pajaro Valley, California, Sustainable Agriculture Research, 5(3), 76-83, http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/sar.v5n3p76. Direct link to pdf.

 

Gurdak, J.J., *Geyer, G.E., Nanus, L., Taniguchi, M., and *Corona, C.R., 2016, Scale dependence of controls on groundwater vulnerability in the water-energy-food nexus, California Coastal Basin aquifer system, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, special issue on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus of the Asia-Pacific Region. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2016.01.002

 

Haldorsen, S., van der Ploeg, M., Cendon, D.I., Chen, J., Chkir Ben Jemaa, N., Gurdak, J.J., Purtschert, R., Tujchneider, O., Vaikmae, R., Perez, M., and Zouari, K., Accepted, 2016, Groundwater and global palaeoclimate signals (G@GPS), Episodes Journal of International Geosciences. Direct link to PDF

 

2015

*Velasco, E.M., Gurdak, J.J., Dickinson, J.E., Ferre, T.P.A., and *Corona, C., 2015, Interannual to multidecadal climate forcings on groundwater resources of the West Coast of the U.S., Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, special issue on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus of the Asia-Pacific Region.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.11.018

 

Gurdak, J.J., Leblanc, M., Aureli, A., Carvalho Resende, T., Faedo, G., Green, T.R., Tweed, S., Longuevergne, L., Allen, D.M., Elliott, J.F., Taylor, R.G., and Conti, K., 2015, GRAPHIC Groundwater and climate change: Mitigating the global groundwater crisis and adapting to climate change, UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP), Paris, France, 12 pgs. Link to publication on GRAPHIC's website here.

 

Gurdak, J.J., Allen, D.M., Holding, S., Carvalho Resende, T., Leblanc, M., Aureli, A., Hejazian, M, Swarzenski, P., Antoniou, A., Dumont, A., 2015, GRAPHIC Groundwater and climate change: Small Island Developing States (SIDS), United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)- International Hydrologic Programme (IHP), published by UNESCO, Paris, France, 14 pages. Link to publication on GRAPHIC's website here.

 

Lund, J., Mount, J., Hanak, E., Green, S.,  Gurdak, J.J., Harter, T., Medellin-Azuara, J., Sandoval-Solis, S., Thompson, B., and Viers, J., 2015, Storing Water, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), annual briefing series, 4 pps.,

available at http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_415SWR.pdf

 

Chen, J., Cendon, D.I., Haldorsen, S., and Gurdak, J.J., 2015, INQUA-G@GPS Annual meeting: Groundwater and Environmental Change – The International Workshop and Training Course, 8th to 13th December 2014, Zhanjiang, China, Quaternary Perspectives – The INQUA Newsletter, May 2015, Issue No. 22(1), 16-17 pp.

 

Lund, Harter, Gailey, Fogg, Frank, Dahlke, Ginn, Sandoval Solis, Young, Fisher, Langridge, Viers, Harmon, Holden, Keller, Kiparsky, Greene, Mehl, Gurdak, Gorelick, Knight, 2015, Creating effective groundwater sustainability plans. California WaterBlog, March 4, 2015, http://californiawaterblog.com/2015/03/04/creating-effective-groundwater-sustainability-plans/.

 

2014

*Kuss, A.J.M., and Gurdak, J.J., 2014, Groundwater level response in U.S. Principal Aquifers to ENSO, NAO, PDO, and AMO, Journal of Hydrology, 519, 1939-1952.

 

*Newcomer, M.E., Gurdak, J.J., Sklar, L., and Nanus, L., 2014, Urban recharge beneath low impact development and the effects of climate variability and change, Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2013WR014282. Link to pdf.

 

Gurdak, J.J., 2014, Chapter 8. Groundwater vulnerability, In Eslamian, S. (Ed.). Handbook of Engineering Hydrology, Volume 3: Environmental Hydrology and Water Management. 25 p. Invited contribution. Link to pdf.

 

Steele, G.V., Gurdak, J.J., and Hobza, C., 2014, Water movement through the unsaturated zone of the High Plains aquifer in the Central Platte Natural Resources District, Nebraska, 2008–12, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5008, Reston, VA, 51 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5008/

 

Cendón, D.I., Chen, J., Gurdak, J.J., Tujchneider, O., Haldorsen, S., van der Ploeg, M., Vaimae, R., Purtschert, R., Ben Jemaa, 2015, Annual report of International Geosciences Program (IGCP) project no. 618 Paleoclimate information obtained from past-recharged groundwater, 10 p.   

 

Chen, J., Cendón, D.I., Haldorsen, S., Chkir, N., Gurdak, J.J., Purtschert, R., Tujchneider, O., Vaimae, R., van der Ploeg, M., 2014, INQUA annual report for funding given in 2014, INQUA project # 1309F, G@GPS groundwater and global paleoclimate signals, 8 p.   

 

Allen, D.M., Holding, S., Foster, S., Hsieh, A., Larocque, I., Klassen, J., van Pelt, S., Gurdak, J.J., and Taniguchi, M., 2014, Assessment of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Groundwater Systems, Transboundary Water Assessment Programme, Submitted to UNESCO-IHP, Final Report, 43 pp.

 

2013

Taniguchi, M., Allen, D., and Gurdak, J.J., 2013, Optimizing the Water-Energy-Food nexus in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire, EOS, vol. 94(47), p. 435, doi:10.1002/2013EO470005.

 

Klove, Ala-Aho, Bertrand, Gurdak, Kupfersberger, Kvaener, Muotka, Mykra, Preda, Rossi, Uvo, *Velasco, and Pulido-Velazquez, 2013, Climate change impacts on groundwater and dependent ecosystems. Journal of Hydrology, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.06.037. Link to pdf.

 

California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops, 2013, Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops – Impacts and Strategies for Resilience, Sacramento, CA, 76 pgs, link to report here.  

 ( Gurdak, J.J. was an invited member on the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops and contributed to the report).

 

Gurdak, J.J., Kimmelshue, J., Munk, D., Quinn, N., Robertson, M., Steele, A., and Styles, S., 2013, Peer review of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Seepage Management Plan, Independent peer review panel for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Seepage Management Plan, 65 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., 2013, Foreword, Groundwater in the coastal zone of Asia-Pacific, C. Wetzelhuetter (Ed.), Springer. (Invited).

 

Haldorsen, S., Cendón, D.I., Chen, J., Jemaa, N.C.B., Gurdak, J.J., Purtschert, R., Tujchneider, O., Vaikmae, R., and van der Ploeg, M.J., 2013, Groundwater and Global Palaeoclimate Signals (G@GPS), INQUA Terrpro annual report, 7 p.

 

Cendón, D.I., Chen, J., Gurdak, J.J., Tujchneider, O., Haldorsen, S., van der Ploeg, M., Vaimae, R., Purtschert, R., 2012, Annual report of International Geosciences Program (IGCP) project no. 618 Palaeoclimate information obtained from past-recharged groundwater, 8 p.   

 

2012

Richard Taylor, Bridget Scanlon, Petra Doll, Matt Rodel, Rens van Beek, Yoshida Wada, Laurent Longuevergne, Marc LeBlanc, James Famiglietti, Mike Edmunds, Leonard Konikow, Tim Green, Jianyao Chen, Makoto Taniguchi, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Alan MacDonald, Yin Fan, Reed Maxwell, Yossi Yechieli, Jason Gurdak, Diana Allen, Mohammad Shamsudduha, Kevin Hiscock, Pat Yeh, Ian Holman, and Holger Treidel, 2012, Groundwater and climate change, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1744.(PDF).

 

Gurdak, J.J., and Qi, S.L., 2012, Vulnerability of recently recharged groundwater in principal aquifers of the United States to nitrate contamination, Environmental Science and Technology, doi:10.1021/es300688b. Link to pdf.

 

Treidel, H., Martin-Bordes, J.J., and Gurdak, J.J., 2012. Climate change effects on groundwater resources: A global synthesis of findings and recommendations, IAH - International Contributions to Hydrogeology, Taylor and Francis publishing, 414 p., ISBN 978-0415689366. (PDF: Table of Contents)

 

Gurdak, J.J., McMahon, P.B., and Bruce, B.W., 2012, Vulnerability of groundwater quality to human activity and climate change and variability, High Plains aquifer, USA, In Treidel, H., Martin-Bordes, J.J., and Gurdak, J.J., (Eds.). Climate change effects on groundwater resources: A global synthesis of findings and recommendations, IAH - International Contributions to Hydrogeology, Taylor and Francis publishing, 414 p., ISBN 978-0415689366. (PDF: Table of Contents).

 

Akens, M., Akroyd, R., Alpert, H., Ash, L., Brennan, M., Davis, C., Davis Fadtke, K., De Campos, J., Favorini-Csorba, A., Fernandez, B., Geringer, T., Gurdak, J.J., Lockwood, B., Manzo, M., Moore, K., Nordberg, M., Poulsen, B., Roseman, J., Sandovalis Solis, S., Tollette, A., Wijsman, P., 2012, A report on addressing California’s water infrastructure needs, 2012, William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class of 2012, Water Education Foundation, Sacramento, CA, 73 p.

Gurdak, J.J., 2012, Climate change goes underground: Implications for groundwater. Climate Science and Policy, July 5, 2012, (Invited contribution).


2011

McNeeley, S.M., Tessendorf, S.A., Lazrus, H., Heikkila, T., Ferguson, I.M., Arrigo, J.S., Attari, S.Z., Cianfrani, C.M., Dilling, L., Gurdak, J.J., Kampf, S.K., Kauneckis, D., Kirchhoff, C.J., Lee, J., Lintner, B.R., Mahoney, K.M., Opitz-Stapleton, Ray, P., South, A.B., Stubblefield, A.P., and Brugger, J., 2011, Catalyzing frontiers in water-climate-society research: A view from early career scientists and junior faculty, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society. Link to pdf

 

Holman, I., Rivas-Casado, M., Bloomfield, J., and Gurdak, J.J., 2011, Identifying non-stationary groundwater level response to North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere teleconnection patterns using wavelet coherence, Hydrogeology Journal, doi:10.1077/s10040-011-075509.

 

Green, T.R., Taniguchi, M., Kooi, H., Gurdak, J.J., Allen, D.M., Hiscock, K.M., Treidel, H., and Aureli, A., 2011, Beneath the surface of global change: Impacts of climate change on groundwater, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.002

 

Clark, B.R., Hart, R.M., and Gurdak, J.J., 2011, Groundwater availability of the Mississippi Embayment, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1785, Reston, VA, 62 p.

 

2010

Gurdak, J.J., and Roe, C.D., 2010, Review: Recharge rates and chemistry beneath playas of the High Plains aquifer, USA, Hydrogeology Journal, v. 18, 1747-1772, doi:10.1007/s10040-010-0672-3.

 

Gurdak, J.J., 2010, The High Plains aquifer (part 2), Prairie Fire, June Issue.

 

Gurdak, J.J., 2010, The High Plains aquifer (part 1), Prairie Fire, May Issue.

 

2009

Gurdak, J.J., Hanson, R.T., and Green, T.R., 2009. Effects of climate variability and change on groundwater resources of the United States, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009–3074, 4 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., McMahon, P.B., Dennehy, K.F., and Qi, S.L., 2009. Water quality in the High Plains Aquifer, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, 1999–2004: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1337, 63 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., Qi, S.L., and Geisler, M.L., 2009. Estimating prediction uncertainty from geographical information system raster processing: A user’s manual for the Raster Error Propagation Tool (REPTool), U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 11–C3, 71p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., and Roe, C.D, Gurdak. J.J., and Roe, C.D, 2009. Recharge rates and chemistry beneath playas of the High Plains aquifer – A literature review and synthesis, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1333, 39 p.

 

Prior to 2009

Gurdak, J.J., 2008. Ground-water vulnerability: Nonpoint-source contamination, climate variability, and the High Plains aquifer, VDM Verlag Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-639-09427-5, 223 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., Walvoord, M.A., and McMahon, P.B., 2008. Susceptibility to enhanced chemical migration from depression-focused preferential flow, High Plains aquifer, Vadose Zone Journal, v. 7, no. 4, 1172–1184, doi: 10.2136/vzj2007.0145.

 

McMahon, P. B., K. R. Burow, L. J. Kauffman, S. M. Eberts, J. K. Böhlke, and Gurdak, J.J. 2008. Simulated response of water quality in public supply wells to land use change, Water Resources Research, 44, W00A06, doi:10.1029/2007WR006731,

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Gurdak, J.J.is one of 19 contributing authors), 2008. Groundwater resources assessment under the pressures of humanity and climate change (GRAPHIC) – A framework document, GRAPHIC Series N°2, UNESCO Pub., Paris, France, 31 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., Hanson, R.T., McMahon, P.B., Bruce, B.W., McCray, J.E., Thyne, G.D., and R.C. Reedy, 2007. Climate variability controls on unsaturated water and chemical movement, High Plains aquifer, USA. Vadose Zone Journal 6(3), 533-547, doi: 10.2136/vzj/2006.0087.

 

Gurdak, J.J., McCray, J.E., Thyne, G.D., and Qi, S.L., 2007. Latin hypercube approach to estimate uncertainty in ground water vulnerability. Ground Water, 45, 3, 348-361, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2006.00298.x.

 

McMahon, P.B., Dennehy, K.F., Bruce, B.W., Gurdak, J.J., and Qi, S.L., 2007. Water-quality assessment of the High Plains aquifer, 1999-2004, USGS Professional Paper 1749, 212 pp.
 Chapter 1. Sources—Quality of recently-recharged water in the High Plains aquifer by Dennehy, K.F.,Gurdak, J.J., McMahon, P.B., Stanton, J.S., and Qi, S.L.
 Chapter 3. Receptors—Quality of the used resource in the High Plains aquifer by Bruce, B.W.,Gurdak, J.J., McMahon, P.B., and Stanton, J.S.
 Chapter 4. Water quality and the future availability of water in the High Plains aquifer by McMahon, P.B., Dennehy, K.F., Bruce, B.W., and Gurdak, J.J.


Gurdak, J.J., and Qi, S.L., 2006. Vulnerability of recently recharged ground water in the High Plains regional aquifer to nitrate contamination. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5050.

 

Qi, S.L., and Gurdak, J.J., 2006. Percentage of probability on nonpoint-source nitrate contamination of recently recharges ground water in the High Plains aquifer; USGS Data Series 192, (PDF).

 

McMahon, P.B., K.F. Dennehy, B.W. Bruce, J.K. Böhlke, R.L. Michel, Gurdak, J.J., and D.B. Hurlbut. 2006.Storage and transit time of chemicals in thick unsaturated zones under rangeland and irrigated cropland, High Plains, United States. Water Resources Research 42:doi:10.1029/2005WR004417.

 

Gurdak, J.J., and McCray, J.E., 2005. Groundwater vulnerability to pesticides: statistical approaches, in Lehr, J.H. and Keeley, J., Water Encyclopedia: Ground Water, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 0-471-44164-3, 594–599

 

Bruce, B.W., Becker, M.F. Pope, L.M., and Gurdak, J.J., 2003. Ground-water quality beneath irrigated agriculture in the Central High Plains aquifer, 1999-2000. USGS Water-Resources Invest. Report 03-4219, 39 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J.., Greve, A. I., and Spahr, N. E., 2002. Water-quality data analysis of the Upper Gunnison River Watershed, Colorado, 1989-99. USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4001, 61 p.

 

Gurdak, J.J., Spahr, N., E., and Smijtzer, R., 2002. Traveltime characteristics of Gore Creek and Black Gore Creek, Upper Colorado River Basin, Colorado, USGS Water-Resources Invest. Report 02-4037, 14 p.

 

 

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