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kamini singha

311e berthoud hall, 1516 illinois st, golden, co 80401
phone: +1 303.273.3822
email: ksingha@mines.edu

professional experience

education

awards and honors

career development

research

  • general
    • hydrogeology
    • environmental geophysics
    • geostatistics

  • specific
    • physical processes controlling solute and contaminant mass transport
    • integration of geophysical imaging with flow and transport modeling
    • groundwater-surface water exchange (see video from the recent CUAHSI workshop!)
    • groundwater-evapotranspiration connections

  • details on current and previously funded research
    current student projects

teaching

recent research papers (+=undergraduate student author, *=graduate student author, #=postdoc author; click here for full list and pdfs)
  • Voytek, E.B.*, Barnard, H., Jougnot, D., Singha, K. (submitted). Propagation of diel transpiration signals in the subsurface observed using the self-potential method. Submitted to Hydrological Processes.
  • Rey, D.M.*, Singha, K. (submitted). Exploring the effects of climate change on water availability for renewable energy development in the Indian Wells Valley, California. Submitted to Journal of Hydrology-Regional Studies.
  • Sparacino, M.*, Rathburn, S., Covino, T., Singha, K., Ronayne, M. (submitted). Form-based river restoration decreases wetland hyporheic exchange: lessons learned from the Upper Colorado River. Submitted to Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  • Foks, S.S.*, Stets, E.G., Singha, K. and Clow, D.W. (in revision). Influence of climate on alpine stream chemistry and water sources. Submitted to Hydrological Processes.
  • Rice, A.K.*, Lackey, G.*, Proctor, J.#, and Singha, K. (in revision). Groundwater quality hazards of methane leakage from hydrocarbon wells: A review of observational and numerical studies and four testable hypotheses. Submitted to Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Water.
  • Rice, A.K.*, McCray, J.E., and Singha, K. (in revision). Methane leakage from hydrocarbon wellbores into overlying groundwater: Numerical investigation of the multiphase flow processes governing migration. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Pai, H.#, Malenda, H.*, Briggs, M., Singha, K., González-Pinzón, R., Gooseff, M., Tyler, S.W. and the AirCTEMPS Team (2017). Potential for small unmanned aerial systems applications for identifying groundwater-surface water exchange characteristics in a meandering river reach. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075836.
  • Sherman, T.*, Fakhari, A.#, Miller, S.*, Singha, K. and Bolster, D. (2017). Parameterizing the Spatial Markov model from breakthrough curve data alone. Water Resources Research, 53, doi: 10.1002/2017WR021810.
  • Parsekian, A., Claes, N.#, Singha, K., Minsley, B., Carr, B., Voytek, E.*, Harmon, R.*, Kass, M., Carey, A., Thayer, D.*, Flinchum, B.* (2017). Comparing measurement response and inverted results of electrical resistivity tomography instruments. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 22(3), 249-266.
  • Wieting, C.*, Ebel, B., and Singha, K. (2017). Quantifying the effects of wildfire on changes in soil properties by surface burning of soils from the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory. Journal of Hydrology-Regional Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2017.07.006, 15 p.
  • Day-Lewis, F.D., Linde, N., Haggerty, R., Singha, K. and Briggs, M.A. (2017). Pore-network modeling of the electrical signature of anomalous solute transport. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073326.
  • Ward, A.S., Schmadel, N.M.#, Wondzell, S.M., Gooseff, M.N. and Singha, K. (2017). Dynamic hyporheic and riparian flowpath geometry through baseflow recession in two headwater mountain stream corridors. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019875, 15 p.
  • Bolster, D., Benson, D., and Singha, K. (2017). Upscaling chemical reactions in multicontinuum systems: When might time fractional equations work? Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, doi: 10.1016/j.chaos.2017.04.028, 13 p.
  • Johnston, A.J.*, Runkel, R.L., Navarre-Sitchler, A. and Singha, K. (2017). Exploration of diffuse and discrete sources of acid mine drainage to a headwater mountain stream in Colorado, USA. Mine Water and the Environment, doi:10.1007/s10230-017-0452-6, 16 p.
  • Singha, K. (2017). Geophysics is not a silver bullet, but worth a shot. Groundwater, invited editorial, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12495.
  • Brantley, S., Lebedeva, M., Balashov, V., Singha, K., Sullivan, P., Stinchcomb, G. (2017). Toward a conceptual model relating chemical reaction fronts to water flow paths in hills. Geomorphology, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.09.027.
papers from 2016 and earlier


recent abstracts (+=undergraduate student author, *=graduate student author, #=postdoc author)
  • Voytek, E.B.#, Singha, K. and Irving, J. (2018). Examining the effect of different signal sources on the hydrologic interpretation of self-potential data. EGU Annual Meeting. April 8-13, 2018, Vienna.
  • Voytek, E.B.#, Jougnot, D., Barnard, H., Singha, K. (2018). Coupled fluid flow and electrokinetic model for evaluation of time-lapse self-potential (SP) measurements. EGU Annual Meeting. April 8-13, 2018, Vienna. Invited.
  • Brooks, P.D., Swetnam, T., Barnard, H., Singha, K., Harpold, A., Litvak, M. (2017). The dual role of vegetation as a constraint on mass and energy flux into the Critical Zone and as an emergent property of geophysical Critical Zone structure. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Jarvis, S.*, Barnard, H., Singha, K., Harmon, R.*, and Szutu, D. (2017). Spatial and temporal patterns in ecohydrological separation. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Sherman, T.*, Fakhari, A.#, Miller, S.*, Singha, K. and Bolster, D. (2017). Parameterizing the Spatial Markov model from breakthrough curve data alone. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Roy Chowdhury, S.*, Zarnetske, J.P., Briggs, M.A., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Singha, K. (2017). Numerical modeling of anaerobic microzones development in bulk oxic porous media: An assessment of different microzone formation processes. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Mahmood Poor Dehkordy, F.*, Briggs, M.A., Day-Lewis, F.D., Scruggs, C.R.+, Singha, K., Zarnetske J., Lane, J.W., and Bagtzoglou, A.C. (2017). Hyporheic less-mobile porosity and solute transport in porous media. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Hampton, T.B.*, Zarnetske, J.P., Briggs, M.A., Singha, K., and Day-Lewis, F.D. (2017). Investigating the role of hydrologic residence time in nitrogen transformations at the stream-groundwater interface using controlled variable head experiments. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Singha, K., Bandler, A.*, Pommer, R.E.*, Novitsky, C.*, Holbrook, S., Moore, J., and Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2017). An integrated geophysical and geochemical exploration of critical zone weathering on opposing montane hillslopes. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract. Invited.
  • Harmon, R.*, Jarvis, S.*, Szutu, D., Barnard, H., Randell, J., Singha, K. (2017). Time Lapse Electrical Resistivity to Connect Evapotranspiration and Groundwater Fluxes in the Critical Zone. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Briggs, M.A., Day-Lewis, F.D., Mahmood Poor Dehkordy, F.*, Zarnetske J., Singha, K., Harvey, J., Rosenberry, D., Boutt, D., Hare, D., and Lane, J.W. (2017). Evaluating the ecological and biogeochemical implications of preferential flow processes at the groundwater/surface water interface. National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 22-25, 2017, Seattle, WA: GSA Abstracts with Programs.
  • Day-Lewis, F.D., Singha, K., Briggs, M.A., Linde, N. and Haggerty, R. (2017). Geoelectrical monitoring of solute transport in dual-domain media: a review. National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 22-25, 2017, Seattle, WA: GSA Abstracts with Programs.
  • Singha, K. (2017). How do we estimate hydrogeologic processes given maps of subsurface geologic properties? Pardee Keynote Symposium on "Earth Anatomy Revealed: Geologic Mapping for Our Future" at the National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Oct. 22-25, 2017, Seattle, WA: GSA Abstracts with Programs. Invited.
  • Navarre-Sitchler, A., Eldam, R.* and Singha, K. (2017). Geochemical characterization of subsurface variation on contrasting hillslope aspects, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory. AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop on Imaging the Critical Zone, July 24-27, 2017, Stanford, CA. Invited.
  • Harmon, R.*, Szutu, D., Barnard, H., Randell, J. and Singha, K. (2017). Electrical resistivity imaging to connect evapotranspiration and groundwater fluxes in the critical zone. AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop on Imaging the Critical Zone, July 24-27, 2017, Stanford, CA.
  • Briggs, M.A., Lane, J.W., Rosenberry, D.O., Day-Lewis, F.D., Harvey, J., Voytek, E.B.*, Dehkordy, F.M.P.*, Scruggs, C.+, Singha, K., and Zarnetske, J. (2017). Geophysical insight into multi-scale groundwater-surface water exchange processes. AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop on Imaging the Critical Zone, July 24-27, 2017, Stanford, CA. Invited.
  • Singha, K., Harmon, R.*, Mares, R.*, and Barnard, H. (2017). Examining diel patterns of soil and xylem moisture from the single-tree to hillslope scale. AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop on Imaging the Critical Zone, July 24-27, 2017, Stanford, CA.
  • Rey, D.*, Walvoord, M., Minsley, B., Singha, K., Jepsen, S., Rover, J. (2017). Investigating lake-area dynamics as a function of permafrost degradation Using airborne electromagnetic surveys in Yukon Flats, AK. Society of Engineering and Environmental Geophysics Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2017, Denver, CO.
  • Harmon, R.*, Szutu, D., Barnard, H., Randell, J. and Singha, K. (2017). Electrical resistivity to link evapotranspiration and groundwater fluxes in the critical zone. Society of Engineering and Environmental Geophysics Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2017, Denver, CO.
  • Ward, A.S., Gooseff, M.N., and Singha, K. (2017). Advancing the use of electrical geophysical techniques to characterize hyporheic and riparian transport. Society of Engineering and Environmental Geophysics Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2017, Denver, CO. Invited.
  • Parsekian, A., Claes, N.*, Singha, K., Minsley, B., Carr, B., Voytek, E.*, Harmon, R.*, Kass, M., Carey, A., Thayer, D.*, and Flinchum, B.* (2017). Measurement response and inverted results comparison between six electrical resistivity tomography instruments. Society of Engineering and Environmental Geophysics Annual Meeting, March 19-23, 2017, Denver, CO.

abstracts from 2016 and earlier
recent invited talks
2018

2017
  • Darcy Lecture Year: (81 talks total): 1) University of Alberta; 2) University of Calgary; 3) University of British Columbia; 4) Simon Fraser University; 5) Colorado State University; 6) University of Colorado-Boulder; 7) Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center (USEPA, Ada, OK); 8) East Central University; 9) Oklahoma State University; 10) Los Alamos National Lab; 11) University of New Mexico; 12) New Mexico Tech; 13) SAGEEP, Denver, Colorado; 14) National University of Mongolia; 15) China University of Geosciences; 16) Hohai University, China; 17) Chinese Academy of Sciences; 18) Southern University of Science and Technology, China; 19) Virginia Tech; 20) Appalachian State University; 21) Clemson University; 22) Portland State University; 23) Oregon State University; 24) University of Nevada-Reno; 25) Stanford University; 26) University of California-Davis; 27) University of Utah; 28) Colorado School of Mines/Modflow and More 2017; 29) Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; 30) Université de Rennes 1, France; 31) Sorbonne Universités, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France; 32) Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain; 33) Technische Universität Dresden/NovCare 2017, Germany; 34) University of Graz, Austria; 35) Université de Lausanne, Switzerland; 36) Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland; 37) Universität Freiburg, Germany; 38) Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland; 39) Universität Tübingen, Germany; 40) Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany; 41) Université de Liège, Belgium; 42) Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands; 43) IAH Sydney, Australia; 44) IAH Canberra/Geoscience Australia, Australia; 45) IAH Melbourne, Australia; 46) IAH Hobart/University of Tasmania, Australia; 47) National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training/Flinders University, Australia; 48) IAH Perth, Australia; 49) University of Western Australia; 50) IAH Darwin/Charles Darwin University, Australia; 51) CSIRO/James Cook University, Australia; 52) University of Queensland, Australia; 53) Queensland University of Technology, Australia; 54) Aqualinc Research Ltd./University of Canterbury, New Zealand; 55) Royal Society of New Zealand; 56) Southwest Research Institute (SWRI), Austin; 57) University of Texas-Austin; 58) Texas A&M; 59) Kansas State University; 60) University of Kansas; 61) University of Arizona; 62) Ohio State University; 63) Michigan State University; 64) GeoOttawa 2017/IAH Canada; 65) University of Waterloo; 66) Cornell University; 67) SUNY-New Paltz; 68) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 69) University of Connecticut; 70) Boston College; 71) University of Massachusetts; 72) Rutgers University-Newark; 73) University of Delaware; 74) Johns Hopkins University; 75) West Virginia University; 76) Geological Society of America, Seattle; 77) University of Washington; 78) University of Pretoria, South Africa; 79) University of the Free State, South Africa; 80) University of the Western Cape, South Africa; 81) NGWA Groundwater Summit, Nashville
  • Other non-Darcy invited talks: GSA Pardee Symposia; Colorado School of Mines Van Tuyl Lecture; American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting

2016

invited talks from 2015 and earlier
selected recent service