Heat as a Tracer
In the subsurface, the distribution of heat is partially a function of groundwater flow. We focus on developing new tools to improve how heat can be measured and used as a tool for tracing and quantifying groundwater processes. This includes developing new methods for analyzing temperature data, using fibre-optic distributed temperature sensors (FO-DTS), and thermal infrared cameras. Further, we study how warming climate impacts the shallow subsurface thermal regime.
Aubry-Wake, C., D. Zéphir, M. Baraer, J.M. McKenzie, B.G. Mark, 2017, Importance of longwave emissions from an adjacent terrain on patterns of tropical glacier melt and recession, Journal of Glaciology, DOI:10.1017/jog.2017.85.
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Kurylyk, B.L., K.T.B. MacQuarrie, D. Caissie, J.M. McKenzie, 2015, Shallow groundwater thermal sensitivity to climate change and land cover disturbances: derivation of analytical expressions and implications for stream temperature modeling, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), DOI: doi:10.5194/hess-19-2469-2015
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Briggs, M.A., L.K.Lautz, J.M. McKenzie, 2012. A comparison of fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing to traditional methods of evaluating groundwater inflow to streams. Hydrological Processes, 26:1277-1290, DOI:10.1002/hyp.8200
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VFLUX, a code for analyzing 1-dimensional temperature data:
Vertical Fluid Heat Transfer Solver (VFlu[H]X Solver)