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Publications

List of peer-reviewed publications produced by the Hydrogeology Lab:

Fiori, A. and M.W. Becker, Power law breakthrough curve tailing and anomalous transport in fractured media: The role of slow advection, Geophysical Res. Lett., submitted.

Babonis, G. S. and M. W. Becker, The use of multi-frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to support regional scale groundwater potential maps, Papers from the AGU Chapman Conference on Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle, in press.

Carturan,L., C. Baroni, M. Becker, A. Belli, O. Cainell, A. Carton, C. Casarotto, G. Dalla Fontana, A. Godio, T. Martinelli, M. C. Salvatore, R. Seppi, in press, Decay of a long-term monitored glacier: Careser glacier (Ortles-Cevedale, European Alps), The Cryosphere, 7, 1819-1838, 2013.

Becker, M., and A. Bellin, A reservoir model of tracer transport for karstic flow systems. Hydrogeology Journal  21(5): 1011-1019, 2013.

Becker, M.W., B. Bauer, and A. Hutchinson.  Measuring Artificial Recharge with Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing. Ground Water 51 (5): 670-678, 2013.

Castagna, M., M. W. Becker, and A. Bellin , Joint estimation of transmissivity and storativity in a bedrock fracture, Water Resources Research, 47, 2011.

Becker, M.W., and G. Tsoflias, Comparing Flux-Averaged and Resident Concentration in a Fractured Bedrock using GPR, Wat. Resour. Res. 46: W09518, doi:09510.01029/02009WR008260, 2010.

Tsoflias, G. and M.W. Becker, Ground penetrating radar response to fracture fluid salinity:  Why lower frequencies are favorable for resolving salinity changes, Geophysics, 73 (J25), DOI:10.1190/1.2957893, 2008.

Becker, M.W. and Jiang, Z., Flux-based contaminant transport in a GIS environment, Journal of Hydrology, 343(3-4): 203-210, 2007.

Rabideau, A. J., J. R. Craig, W. Silavisesrith, K. Fredrick, D. M. Flewelling, I. Jankovic, M. W. Becker, K. Bandilla, and L. S. Matott , Analytic-element modeling of supraregional groundwater flow: Concepts and tools for automated model configuration, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12, 83-96, 2007.

Fredrick, K. C., M. W. Becker, L. S. Matott, A. Daw, K. Bandilla, and D. M. Flewelling, Development of a numerical groundwater flow model using SRTM elevations, Hydrogeology Journal, 10.1007/s10040-006-0115-3, 2006.


Becker, M. W., Potential for satellite remote sensing of ground water, Ground Water, 44, 306-318, 2006.


Becker, M.W., A. Daw , Influence of Lake Morphology and Clarity on Water Skin Temperature as Measured by EOS ASTER, Remote Sensing of Environment,99, 288-294, 2005.


Rabideau, A.J., S. Mattot, I. Jankovic, J. Craig, M.W. Becker, Influence of numerical precision on the calibration of AEM-based groundwater flow models, Environmental Geology, 48 (1), 57-67, 2005.


Talley, J. , G.S. Baker, M.W. Becker, and N. Beyrle, Four dimensional mapping of tracer channelization in subhorizontal bedrock fractures using surface ground penetrating radar, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32 (doi:10.1029/2004GL021974), 2005.


Fredrick, K. , M.W.Becker, D. Flewelling, W, Silavisesrith, Enhancement of Aquifer Vulnerability Indexing using the Analytic Element Method, Environmental Geology, 45(8), 1054-1061, 2004.


Becker, M.W., T. Georgian, H. Ambrose , J. Harder , K. Fredrick , Estimating ground-water discharge using stream temperature and velocity, J. Hydrology, 96 (1-4), 221-233, 2004.


Becker, M.W., S.A. Collins , D.W. Metge, R.W. Harvey, and A.M. Shapiro, Effect of cell physicochemical characteristics and motility on bacterial transport in groundwater, J. of Contaminant Hydrology, 69 (3-4), 195-213, 2004.


Becker, M.W, J.W. Schuetz , An introduction to ground-water modeling using Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), J. Geoscience Educ, 2003, 51(5), p. 506-511.


Becker, M.W., D. Metge, S. Collins , A. Shapiro, R. Harvey, Bacterial Transport Experiments in Fractured Crystalline Bedrock, Ground Water, 41(5), 682-689, 2003.


Becker, M.W., The effect of tracer buoyancy on tracer experiments conducted in fractured crystalline bedrock, Geophys. Res. Lett, 30(3), 1116, doi:10.1029/2002GL016480,2003.


Becker, M.W, A. M. Shapiro, Interpreting tracer breakthrough tailing from different forced-gradient tracer experiment configurations in fractured bedrock, Water Resour. Res., 39(1), 1024, doi:10.1029/2001Wr001190,2003.


Becker, M.W., and T. B. Coplen, Deuterated water as a conservative artificial ground-water tracer, Hydrogeology Journal, 9(5), 512-516, 2001.


Becker, M.W., and A. M. Shapiro, Tracer transport in fractured crystalline rock: Evidence of non-diffusive breakthrough tailing, Water Resour. Res., 36(7), 1677-1686, 2000.


Becker, M.W. and R. J. Charbeneau, First passage time mathematical models for groundwater tracer tests conducted in uniform and radially convergent flow, J. Contaminant. Hydrol., 40 (4), 299-310, 2000.


Becker, M.W, P.W. Reimus, and P. Vilks, Transport and attenuation of carboxylate-modified-latex micro­spheres in fractured rock laboratory and field tracer tests, Ground Water, 37(3), 387-395, 1999.