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Group: EES-16  


Expertise in hydrogeology, with particular emphasis on (1) hydrochemical, isotopic and temperature techniques for groundwater flow system characterization, (2) unsaturated-zone flow and transport modeling and (3) recharge characterization.


M.S. (Geology) University of Colorado, Boulder, 1987
B.A. (Geology) Queens College, City University of New York, 1981

American Geophysical Union

Selected Publications

Zyvoloski, G., Kwicklis, E., Eddebbarh, A.A., Arnold, B., Faunt, C., Robinson, B.A., 2003, The site-scale saturated-zone flow model for Yucca Mountain: calibration of different conceptual models and their impact on flow paths, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v.62-63, p. 731-750.

Bodvarsson, G.S., Kwicklis, E., Shan, C., Wu, Y.S., 2003, Estimation of percolation flux from borehole temperature data at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v.62-63, p. 3-22.

Constantz, J., Tyler, S.W., and Kwicklis, E., 2003, Temperature-profile methods for estimating percolation rates in arid environments, Vadose Zone Journal v., 2, p. 12-24.

Kwicklis, E., Meijer, A., and Fabryka-Martin, 2003, Geochemical inverse models of groundwater mixing and chemical evolution in the Yucca Mountain area, in Proceedings of the 10th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30-April 3, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, Ill.

Flint, A.L., Flint, L.E., Kwicklis, E.M., Fabryka-Martin, J.T., and Bodvarsson, G.S., 2002, Estimating recharge at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA: comparison of methods, Hydrogeology Journal 10: p. 180-204.

Flint, A.L., Flint, L.E., Bodarsson, G.S., Kwicklis, E.M., and Fabryka-Martin, J., 2001, Evolution of the conceptual model of unsaturated zone hydrology at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Hydrology, 247, p. 1-30.

Lu, N., Kwicklis, E.M., and Rousseau, J.P., 2001, Determining fault permeability from subsurface barometric pressure, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 127(9): 801-808.

Flint, A.L., Flint, L.E., Kwicklis, E.M., Bodvarsson, G.S., and Fabryka-Martin, J.T., 2001, Hydrology of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Reviews of Geophysics, 39(4): 447-470.

Rousseau, J.P., Kwicklis, E.M., and Gillies, D.C. (editors), 1999, Hydrogeology of the unsaturated zone, North Ramp area of the Exploratory Studies Facility, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4050, Denver CO, 244 p.

Kwicklis, E.M., Thamir, F., Healy, R.W., and Hampson, D., 1998, Numerical simulation of air- and water-flow experiments in a block of variably saturated, fractured tuff from Yucca Mountain, Nevada, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4274,Denver CO, 64 p.


computational geochemistry mineral-solution equilibria
reactive transport
data acquisition, analysis environmental data analysis and assessment
ecology stable isotope
geochemistry aqueous
radionuclide speciation
stable isotopes
geochemistry & ecology carbon isotopes
geology heat and mass transport
geothermal geothermal reservoir modeling
ground water hydrology fluid-rock interaction
fracture flow
groundwater development
groundwater model development
multi-phase flow
multiphase transport
regional aquifer modeling
saturated flow
subsurface flow and transport
unsaturated flow
unsaturated flow modeling
vapor phase flow
water resources
well hydraulics
modeling and simulation fehm finite element heat mass
inverse analysis
model calibration
parameter estimation
subsurface transport
project Espanola basin project (EBP)
Nevada test site (NTS)
Yucca Mountain (YMP)
project technical leadership environmental restoration
geologic repository
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