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Books and Book Chapters

Andraski, B.J., and Prudic, D.E., 1997,
Soil, plant, and structural considerations for surface barriers in arid environments--Application of results from studies in the Mojave Desert near Beatty, Nevada, in Barrier Technologies for Environmental Management, Summary of a workshop: Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, p. 68-78.
Andraski, B.J., and Scanlon, B.R., 2002,
Thermocouple psychrometry, in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 609-642.
Andraski, B.J., and Stonestrom, D.A., 1998,
Hydrogeologic studies at the USGS Amargosa Desert Research Site, in Taylor, E.M., ed., Quaternary geology of the Yucca Mountain area, southern Nevada, Annual Meeting, Friends of the Pleistocene, Pacific Cell, October 1998, Field Trip Guide: Friends of the Pleistocene, p. 210-216.
Haverkamp, R., Nimmo, J.R., and Reggiani, P., 2002,
Property-transfer models, in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 759-761.
Nimmo, J.R., 2002,
Guidelines for method selection (water retention and storage), in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 716-720.
Nimmo, J.R., 2002,
Property transfer from particle and aggregate size to water retention [property-transfer models], in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 777-782.
Nimmo, J.R., Healy, R.W., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2003,
Aquifer recharge, in Stewart, B.A., and Howell, T.A., eds., Encyclopedia of Water Science: New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc., p. 22-25, ISBN:0-8247-0947-0.
Nimmo, J.R., and Perkins, K.J., 2002,
Aggregate stability and size distribution, in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 317-328.
Nimmo, J.R., Perkins, K.J., and Lewis, A.M., 2002,
Steady-state centrifuge [simultaneous determination of water transmission and retention properties--direct methods--laboratory], in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 903-916.
Nimmo, J.R., and Winfield, K.A., 2002,
Miscellaneous methods [water retention and storage], in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 710-714, 717-720.
Phillips, F.M., Walvoord, M.A., and Small, E.E., 2004,
Effects of environmental change on groundwater recharge in the Desert Southwest, in Hogan, J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment--The southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, p. 273-294.
Scanlon, B.R., Andraski, B.J., and Bilskie, J., 2002,
Miscellaneous methods for measuring matric or water potential, in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 643-670.
Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., Laczniak, R.J., and Akstin, K.C., 2004,
Tectonic, climatic, and land-use controls on ground-water recharge in an arid alluvial basin--Amargosa Desert, U.S.A., in Hogan, J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment--The southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, p. 29-47.
Walvoord, M.A., and Scanlon, B.R., 2004,
Hydrologic processes in deep vadose zones in interdrainage arid environments, in Hogan, J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment--The southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, p. 15-28.
Winfield, K.A., and Nimmo, J.R., 2002,
Controlled liquid-volume [water retention and storage], in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisconsin, Soil Science Society of America, p. 698-703, 717-720.

Conference Proceedings Papers

Andraski, B.J., 1997,
Test-trench studies in the Amargosa Desert, southern Nevada--Results and application of information to landfill covers in arid environments, in Reynolds, T.D., and Morris, R.C., eds., Landfill capping in the semi-arid west--Problems, perspectives, and solutions, May 21-22, 1997, Jackson Lake Lodge, Wyo., Conference Proceedings: Idaho Falls, Idaho: Environmental Science and Research Foundation, ESRF-019, p. 165-179.
Andraski, B.J., 1996,
Simulated trench studies near Beatty, Nevada-Initial results and implications, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshop on research related to low-level radioactive waste disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 111-118.
Andraski, B.J., 1990,
Water movement and trench stability at a simulated arid burial site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nevada, in Nuclear Waste Isolation in the Unsaturated Zone, Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nevada, September, 1989: La Grange Park, Ill., American Nuclear Society, p. 166-173.
Andraski, B.J., Halford, K.J., and Michel, R.L., 2004,
Plume-scale testing of a simplified method for detecting tritium contamination in plants and soil, in Workshop on Long-term Performance Monitoring of Metals and Radionuclides in the Subsurface, Reston, Virginia, April 21-22, 2004: Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Andraski, B.J., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2011,
Waste isolation and contaminant migration--Tools and techniques for monitoring the saturated zone-unsaturated zone-plant-atmosphere continuum, in Nicholson, T.J., and Arlt, H.D., eds., Workshop on engineered barrier performance related to low-level radioactive waste, decommissioning, and uranium mill tailings facilities, August 3-5, 2010, Proceedings: Rockville, MD, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG/CP-0195, p. 3-5--3-8.
Andraski, B.J., and Stonestrom, D.A., 1999,
Overview of research on water, gas, and radionuclide transport at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 459-465.
Fischer, J.M., 1990,
Geohydrology of the near-surface unsaturated zone adjacent to the disposal site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nevada, in Bedinger, M.S., and Stevens, P.R., eds., Safe disposal of radionuclides in low-level radioactive waste repository sites-Low-level radioactive-waste disposal workshop, U.S. Geological Survey, July 11-16, 1987, Big Bear Lake, Calif., Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1036, p. 57-61.
Healy, R.W., Striegl, R.G., Michel, R.L., Prudic, D.E., and Andraski, B.J., 1999,
Tritium in water vapor in the shallow unsaturated zone at the Amargosa Desert Research site, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 485-490.
McGuire, P.E., Moses, D., and Andraski, B.J., 2004,
Evapotranspiration cover for containment at U.S. Army Fort Carson landfill site, in 30th Environmental and Energy Symposium and Exhibition, Session Twelve, San Diego, California, April 5-8, 2004: National Defense Industrial Association, p. 24-page PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint file).
Morgan, D.S., and Fischer, J.M., 1984,
Unsaturated-zone instrumentation in coarse alluvial deposits of the Amargosa Desert near Beatty, Nevada, in Sixth Annual Participants' Information Meeting--U.S. Department of Energy Low-Level Waste Management Program, Proceedings: Springfield, Va., Department of Energy CONF-8409115, p. 617-630.
Nichols, W.D., 1990,
The significance of climate in southern Nevada for the shallow burial of low-level radioactive wastes, in Nuclear Waste Isolation in the Unsaturated Zone, Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nevada, September, 1989: La Grange Park, Ill., American Nuclear Society, p. 93-98.
Prudic, D.E., 1996,
Water-vapor movement through unsaturated alluvium in Amargosa Desert near Beatty, Nevada--Current understanding and continuing studies, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshop on research related to low-level radioactive waste disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 157-166.
Prudic, D.E., and Dennehy, K.F., 1990,
Induced changes in hydrology at low-level radioactive waste repository sites, in Bedinger, M.S., and Stevens, P.R., eds., Safe disposal of radionuclides in low-level radioactive waste repository sites-Low-level radioactive-waste disposal workshop, U.S. Geological Survey, July 11-16, 1987, Big Bear Lake, Calif., Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1036, p. 2-4.
Prudic, D.E., and Gee, G., 1996,
Topic III-Infiltration and drainage, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshop on research related to low-level radioactive waste disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 6-8.
Prudic, D.E., Striegl, R.G., Healy, R.W., Michel, R.L., and Haas, H., 1999,
Tritium and 14C concentrations in unsaturated-zone gases at test hole UZB-2, Amargosa Desert Research Site, 1994-98, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 475-483.
Riggs, A.C., Striegl, R.G., and Maestas, F.B., 1999,
Soil respiration at the Amargosa Desert Research site, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 491-497.
Stonestrom, D.A., Abraham, J.D., Andraski, B.J., Baker, R.J., Mayers, C.J., Michel, R.L., Prudic, D.E., Striegl, R.G., and Walvoord, M.A., 2004,
Monitoring radionuclide contamination in the unsaturated zone--Lessons learned at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada, in Workshop on Long-term Performance Monitoring of Metals and Radionuclides in the Subsurface, Reston, Virginia, April 21-22, 2004: Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., and Striegl, R.G., 1999,
Isotopic composition of water in a deep unsaturated zone beside a radioactive-waste disposal area near Beatty, Nevada, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018C, p. 467-473.
Walvoord, M.A., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2004,
Enhanced gas-phase transport in a deep unsaturated zone, Amargosa Desert (U.S.A.), in Kovar, K., Hrkal, Z., and Bruthans, J., eds., Proceedings of International Conference on Finite-element Models, MODFLOW, and More, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, September 12-16, 2004: IAHS, p. 227-230.

Fact Sheets

Andraski, B.J., Prudic, D.E., and Nichols, W.D., 1995,
Waste burial in arid environments--Application of information from a field laboratory in the Mojave Desert, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-179-95, 4 p.

Journal Articles

Andraski, B.J., 1997,
Soil-water movement under natural-site and waste-site conditions--A multiple-year field study in the Mojave Desert, Nevada: Water Resources Research, v. 33, no. 9, p. 1901-1916, 97WR01502, doi:10.1029/97WR01502.
Andraski, B.J., 1996,
Properties and variability of soil and trench fill at an arid waste-burial site: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 60, no. 1, p. 54-66, doi:10.2136/sssaj1996.03615995006000010011x (Corection).
Andraski, B.J., 1991,
Balloon and core sampling for determining bulk density of an alluvial desert soil: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 55, no. 4, p. 1188-1190, doi:10.2136/sssaj1991.03615995005500040048x.
Andraski, B.J., Jackson, W.A., Welborn, T.L., Böhlke, J.K., Sevanthi, R., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2014,
Soil, plant, and terrain effects on natural perchlorate distribution in a desert landscape: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 43, no. 3, p. 980-994, doi:10.2134/jeq2013.11.0453.
Andraski, B.J., and Jacobson, E.A., 2000,
Testing a full-range soil-water retention function in modeling water potential and temperature: Water Resources Research, v. 36, no. 10, p. 3081-3089, 2000WR900193, doi:10.1029/2000WR900193.
Andraski, B.J., Sandstrom, M.W., Michel, R.L., Radyk, J.C., Stonestrom, D.A., Johnson, M.J., and Mayers, C.J., 2003,
Simplified method for detecting tritium contamination in plants and soil: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 32, no. 3, p. 988-995, doi:10.2134/jeq2003.0988.
Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Michel, R.L., Halford, K.J., and Radyk, J.C., 2005,
Plant-based plume-scale mapping of tritium contamination in desert soils: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 4, p. 819-827, doi:10.2136/vzj2005.0052.
Baker, R.J., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., and Luo, W., 2012,
Volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone from radioactive wastes: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 41, no. 4, p. 1324-1336, doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0480.
Constantz, J.E., Stonestrom, D.A., Stewart, A.E., Niswonger, R.G., and Smith, T.R., 2001,
Analysis of streambed temperatures in ephemeral channels to determine streamflow frequency and duration: Water Resources Research, v. 37, no. 2, p. 317-328, 2000WR900271, doi:10.1029/2000WR900271.
Garcia, C.A., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Johnson, M.J., Michel, R.L., and Wheatcraft, S.W., 2009,
Transport of tritium contamination from the shallow unsaturated zone to the atmosphere in an arid environment: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 8, no. 2, p. 450-461, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0022.
Garcia, C.A., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Šimůnek, J., and Wheatcraft, S.W., 2011,
Interacting vegetative and thermal contributions to water movement in desert soil: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 10, no. 2, p. 552-564, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0023.
Gee, G.W., Ward, A.L., Caldwell, T.G., and Ritter, J.C., 2002,
A vadose zone water fluxmeter with divergence control: Water Resources Research, v. 38, no. 8, p. 16-1 to 16-7, doi:10.1029/2001WR000816.
Gee, G.W., Wierenga, P.J., Andraski, B.J., Young, M.H., Fayer, M.J., and Rockhold, M.L., 1994,
Variations in water balance and recharge potential at three western desert sites: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 58, no. 1, p. 63-72, doi:10.2136/sssaj1994.03615995005800010009x.
Green, C.T., Stonestrom, D.A., Bekins, B.A., Akstin, K.C., and Schulz, M.S., 2005,
Percolation and transport in a sandy soil under a natural hydraulic gradient: Water Resources Research, v. 41, doi:10.1029/2005WR004061.
Kwicklis, E., Wolfsberg, A., Stauffer, P., Walvoord, M., and Sully, M., 2006,
Multiphase, multicomponent parameter estimation for liquid and vapor fluxes in deep arid systems using hydrologic data and natural environmental tracers: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 5, no. 3, p. 934-950.
Maples, S.R., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Pohll, G., and Michel, R.L., 2013,
Tritium plume dynamics in the shallow unsaturated zone in an arid environment: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 12, no. 4, p. 15, doi:10.2136/vzj2013.05.0080.
Mayers, C.J., Andraski, B.J., Cooper, C.A., Wheatcraft, S.W., Stonestrom, D.A., and Michel, R.L., 2005,
Modeling tritium transport through a deep unsaturated zone in an arid environment: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 4, p. 967-976, doi:10.2136/vzj2004.0179.
McGuire, P.E., Andraski, B.J., and Archibald, R., 2009,
Case study of a full-scale evapotranspiration cover: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, v. 135, no. 3, p. 316-332, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2009)135:3(316).
Nimmo, J.R., Andraski, B.J., and Munoz-Carpena, R., 2009,
UZIG USGS Research--Advances through interdisciplinary interaction: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 8, no. 2, p. 411-413, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0185.
Niswonger, R.G., Prudic, D.E., Fogg, G.E., Stonestrom, D.A., and Buckland, E.M., 2008,
Method for estimating spatially variable seepage loss and hydraulic conductivity in intermittent and ephemeral streams: Water Resources Research, v. 44, W05418, doi:10.1029/2007WR006626.
Perkins, K., and Nimmo, J.R., 2009,
High-quality unsaturated zone hydraulic property data for hydrologic applications: Water Resources Research, v. 45, no. 7, W07417, doi:10.1029/2008WR007497.
Rao, B., Anderson, T.A., Orris, G.J., Rainwater, K.A., Rajagopalan, S., Sandvig, R.M., Scanlon, B.R., Stonestrom, D.A., Walvoord, M.A., and Jackson, W.A., 2007,
Widespread natural perchlorate in unsaturated zones of the southwest United States: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 41, no. 13, p. 4,522-4,528, doi:10.1021/es062853i.
Rao, B., Hatzinger, P.B., Böhlke, J.K., Sturchio, N.C., Andraski, B.J., Eckardt, F.D., and Jackson, W.A., 2010,
Natural chlorate in the environment--Application of a new IC-ESI/MS/MS method with a Cl18O3- internal standard: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 44, no. 22, p. 8429-8434, doi:10.1021/es1024228.
Rogers, A.K., 2008,
Field data validation of an algorithm for computing obsidian effective hydration temperature: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 35, no. 2, p. 441-447, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2007.04.009.
Scanlon, B.R., Keese, K., Reedy, R.C., Šimůnek, J., and Andraski, B.J., 2003,
Variations in flow and transport in thick desert vadose zones in response to paleoclimatic forcing (0-90 kyr)--Field measurements, modeling, and uncertainties: Water Resources Research, v. 39, no. 7, p. 3-1 to 3-17, 2002WR001604, doi:10.1029/2002WR001604.
Scanlon, B.R., Reedy, R.C., Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., and Dennehy, K.F., 2005,
Impact of land use and land cover change on groundwater recharge and quality in the southwestern US: Global Change Biology, v. 11, no. 10, p. 1577-1593, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.01026.x.
Scanlon, B.R., Stonestrom, D.A., Reedy, R.C., Leaney, F.W., Gates, J., and Cresswell, R.G., 2009,
Inventories and mobilization of unsaturated zone sulfate, fluoride, and chloride related to land use change in semiarid regions, southwestern United States and Australia: Water Resources Research, v. 45, no. 7, W00A18, doi:10.1029/2008WR006963.
Seyfried, M., Schwinning, S., Walvoord, M.A., Pockman, W., Jackson, R., Newman, B., and Phillips, F., 2005,
Ecohydrological control of deep drainage in semiarid regions: Ecology, v. 86, no. 2, p. 277-287, doi:10.1890/03-0568.
Stonestrom, D.A., 2011,
Estimating groundwater recharge, , by Richard W. Healy (Book Review): EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 92, no. 32, p. 269, doi:10.1029/2011eo320008.
Stonestrom, D.A., 2009,
Assessing recharge across the southwest: Southwest Hydrology, v. 8, no. 1, p. 10-11.
Stonestrom, D.A., Andraski, B.J., Cooper, C.A., Mayers, C.J., and Michel, R.L., 2013,
On the conversion of tritium units to mass fractions for hydrologic applications: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, v. 49, no. 2, p. 250-256, doi:10.1080/10256016.2013.766610.
Stonestrom, D.A., Scanlon, B.R., and Zhang, L., 2009,
Introduction to special section on impacts of land use change on water resources: Water Resources Research, v. 45, no. 7, W00A00, doi:10.1029/2009WR007937.
Walvoord, M.A., 2005,
Review of FEHM: Southwest Hydrology, v. 4, no. 6, p. 41.
Walvoord, M.A., Andraski, B.J., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Striegl, R.G., 2008,
Transport of elemental mercury in the unsaturated zone from a waste disposal site in an arid region: Applied Geochemistry, v. 23, no. 3, p. 572-583, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.12.014.
Walvoord, M.A., and Phillips, F.M., 2004,
Identifying areas of basin-floor recharge in the Trans-Pecos region and the link to vegetation: Journal of Hydrology, v. 292, no. 1-4, p. 59-74, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.12.029.
Walvoord, M.A., Phillips, F.M., Stonestrom, D.A., Evans, R.D., Hartsough, P.C., Newman, B.D., and Striegl, R.G., 2004,
Response to comment on "A reservoir of nitrate beneath desert soils": Science, v. 304, p. 51, doi:10.1126/science.1095033.
Walvoord, M.A., Phillips, F.M., Stonestrom, D.A., Evans, R.D., Hartsough, P.C., Newman, B.D., and Striegl, R.G., 2003,
A reservoir of nitrate beneath desert soils: Science, v. 302, no. 5647, p. 1021-1024, doi:10.1126/science.1086435.
Walvoord, M.A., Phillips, F.M., Tyler, S.W., and Hartsough, P.C., 2002,
Deep arid system hydrodynamics--2, Application to paleohydrologic reconstruction using vadose zone profiles from the northern Mojave Desert: Water Resources Research, v. 38, no. 12, p. 27-1 to 27-12, 2001WR000825, doi:10.1029/2001WR000825.
Walvoord, M.A., Plummer, M.A., Phillips, F.M., and Wolfsberg, A.V., 2002,
Deep arid system hydrodynamics--1, Equilibrium states and response times in thick desert vadose zones: Water Resources Research, v. 38, no. 12, p. 44-1 to 44-15, 2001WR000824, doi:10.1029/2001WR000824.
Walvoord, M.A., Stonestrom, D.A., Andraski, B.J., and Striegl, R.G., 2004,
Constraining the inferred paleohydrologic evolution of a deep unsaturated zone in the Amargosa Desert: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 3, no. 2, p. 502-512, doi:10.2136/vzj2004.0502.
Walvoord, M.A., Striegl, R.G., Prudic, D.E., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2005,
CO2 dynamics in the Amargosa Desert--Fluxes and isotopic speciation in a deep unsaturated zone: Water Resources Research, v. 41, no. 2, W02006, doi:10.1029/2004WR003599.
White, A.F., Schulz, M.S., Vivit, D.V., Blum, A.E., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2006,
Controls on pore water solutes--An approach for distinguishing between biogenic and lithogenic processes: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 88, no. 1-3, p. 363-366, doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2005.08.076.
Yin, J., Young, M.H., and Yu, Z., 2008,
Effects of paleoclimate and time-varying canopy structures on paleowater fluxes: Journal of Geophysical Research--Atmospheres, v. 113, D06103, doi:10.1029/2007JD009010.

Reports (non-USGS)

Clebsch, A., Jr., 1968,
Geology and hydrology of a proposed site for burial of solid radioactive waste southeast of Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, in Morton, R.J., ed., Land burial of solid radioactive wastes--Study of commercial operations and facilities: Atomic Energy Commission, Report WASH-1143, p. 70-100.
Kwicklis, E., Wolfsberg, A., Stauffer, P., Walvoord, M., and Sully, M., 2006,
Numerical evaluation of liquid and vapor fluxes at the Nevada Test Site Area 3 radioactive-waste management site using hydrologic data and natural environmental tracers: Los Alamos National Laboratory Report.
Meyer, P.D., Rockhold, M.L., Nichols, W.E., and Gee, G.W., 1996,
Hydrologic evaluation methodology for estimating water movement through the unsaturated zone at commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal sites: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory commission NUREG/CR-6346, PNL-10843, 102 p.
Michel, R.L., Izbicki, J.A., McMahon, P.B., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2009,
Use of isotopes for the study of pollutant behaviour in the unsaturated zone at three semi-arid sites in the USA, in Aggarwal, P.K., and Kulkarni, K.M., eds., Application of Isotopes to the Assessment of Pollutant Behaviour in the Unsaturated Zone for Groundwater Protection: Vienna, Austria, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-TECDOC-1618, p. 205-218.
Price, V., Temples, T., Hodges, R., Dai, Z., Watkins, D., and Imrich, J., 2007,
Integrated ground-water monitoring strategy for NRC-licensed facilities and sites--Case study applications: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG/CR-6948.

Student Theses/Dissertations

Dong, W., 2004,
Extraction of paleohydrology and paleoclimate proxies from vadose zones and paleolake records in the southwestern Great Basin: Las Vegas, University of Nevada, PhD. Dissertation, 180 p.
Fouty, S., 1989,
Chloride mass-balance as a method for determining long-term ground-water recharge rates and geomorphic surface stability in arid and semi-arid regions--Whiskey Flat and Beatty, Nevada: Tucson, University of Arizona, unpublished M.S. thesis, 130 p.
Garcia, C.A., 2007,
Vertical tritium transport from the shallow unsaturated zone to the atmosphere, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 122 p.
Maples, S.R., 2012,
Tritium plume dynamics in the shallow unsaturated zone adjacent to an arid waste-disposal facility, Amargosa Desert Research Site: Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 112 p.
Mayers, C.J., 2003,
Modeling tritium transport through a deep unsaturated zone, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. thesis, 130 p.
Wilson, J.W., 2006,
Evaluating hydraulic conductivity of desert soils at the Amargosa Desert Research Site near Beatty, Nevada: Las Vegas, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 111 p.

Reports (USGS)

Abraham, J.D., and Lucius, J.E., 2004,
Direct current resistivity profiling to study distribution of water in the unsaturated zone near the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1319, 16 p.
Andraski, B.J., 1992,
Water movement through soil at a low-level radioactive-waste site in the Amargosa Desert: U.S. Geological Survey Yearbook, Fiscal Year 1991, 73-75 p.
Andraski, B.J., Fischer, J.M., and Prudic, D.E., 1991,
Beatty, Nevada, in Trask, N.J., and Stevens, P.R., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Research in radioactive waste disposal--Fiscal years 1986-90: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4084, p. 34-40.
Arthur, J.M., Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2012,
Micrometeorological, evapotranspiration, and soil-moisture data at the Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 2006-11: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 725, 12 p.
Bedinger, M.S., 1989,
Geohydrologic aspects for siting and design of low-level radioactive-waste disposal: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1034, 36 p.
Bisdorf, R.J., 2002,
Schlumberger soundings at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-0140.
Brown, R.G., and Nichols, W.D., 1990,
Selected meteorological data for an arid climate over bare soil near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, November 1977 through May 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-195, 48 p.
Fischer, J.M., 1992,
Sediment properties and water movement through shallow unsaturated alluvium at an arid site for disposal of low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 92-4032, 48 p.
Fischer, J.M., and Nichols, W.D., 1986,
Beatty, Nevada, in Dinwiddie, G.A., and Trask, N.J., eds., U.S. Geological Survey research in radioactive waste disposal-Fiscal years 1983, 1984, and 1985: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4009, p. 87-88.
Garcia, C.A., Johnson, M.J., Andraski, B.J., Halford, K.J., and Mayers, C.J., 2008,
Portable chamber measurements of evapotranspiration at the Amargosa Desert Research Site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, 2003-06: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5135, 10 p (On-line only).
Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2002,
Selected micrometeorological and soil-moisture data at Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 1998-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-348.
Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., Garcia, C.A., and Andraski, B.J., 2007,
Selected micrometeorological, soil-moisture, and evapotranspiration data at Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 2001-05: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 284, 28 p (Online only).
Lucius, J.E., Abraham, J.D., and Burton, B.L., 2008,
Resistivity profiling for mapping gravel layers that may control contaminant migration at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5091, 30 p (On-line only).
Nichols, W.D., 1987,
Geohydrology of the unsaturated zone at the burial site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2312, 57 p.
Nichols, W.D., 1982,
Beatty, Nevada, in Schneider, R., Roseboom, E.H., Jr., Robertson, J.B., and Stevens, P.R., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Research in radioactive waste disposal-Fiscal year 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 847, p. 62-63.
Prudic, D.E., 1994,
Estimates of percolation rates and ages of water in unsaturated sediments at two Mojave Desert sites, California-Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4160, 19 p.
Prudic, D.E., Stonestrom, D.A., and Striegl, R.G., 1997,
Tritium, deuterium, and oxygen-18 in water collected from unsaturated sediments near a low-level radioactive-waste burial site south of Beatty, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4062, 23 p.
Prudic, D.E., and Striegl, R.G., 1995,
Tritium and radioactive carbon (14C) analyses of gas collected from unsaturated sediments next to a low-level radioactive-waste burial site south of Beatty, Nevada, April 1994 and July 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-741, 7 p.
Reddy, M.M., and Gunther, C.D., 2012,
Summary of chemical data from onsite and laboratory analyses of groundwater samples from the surficial aquifer, Las Vegas, Nevada, April and August 1993 and September 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1029, 3 p.
Riggs, A.C., Stannard, D.I., Maestas, F.B., Karlinger, M.R., and Striegl, R.G., 2009,
Soil CO2 flux in the Amargosa Desert, Nevada, during El Niño 1998 and La Niña 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5061, 25 p.
Robledo, A.R., Ryder, P.L., Fenelon, J.W., and Paillet, F.L., 1998,
Geohydrology of monitoring wells drilled in Oasis Valley near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4184, 40 p.
Stonestrom, D.A., and Blasch, K.W., 2003,
Determining temperature and thermal properties for heat-based studies of surface-water ground-water interactions, in Stonestrom, D.A., and Constantz, Jim, eds., Heat as a Tool for Studying the Movement of Ground Water Near Streams: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1260, 73-80 p.
Stonestrom, D.A., and Harrill, J.R., 2007,
Ground-water recharge in the arid and semiarid southwestern United States--Climatic and geologic framework, in Stonestrom, D.A., Constantz, J., Ferre, T.P.A., and Leake, S.A., eds., Ground-water recharge in the arid and semiarid southwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1703-A, p. 1-27.
Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., Laczniak, R.J., Akstin, K.C., Boyd, R.A., and Henkelman, K.K., 2003,
Estimates of deep percolation beneath native vegetation, irrigated fields, and the Amargosa-River Channel, Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-104, 83 p.
Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., Walvoord, M.A., Abraham, J.D., Stewart-Deaker, A.E., Glancy, P.A., Constantz, J., Laczniak, R.J., and Andraski., B.J., 2007,
Focused ground-water recharge in the Amargosa Desert Basin, in Stonestrom, D.A., Constantz, J., Ferre, T.P.A., and Leake, S.A., eds., Ground-water recharge in the arid and semiarid southwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1703-E, p. 107-136.
Striegl, R.G., Healy, R.W., Michel, R.L., and Prudic, D.E., 1998,
Tritium in unsaturated zone gases and air at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, and in spring and river water, near Beatty, Nevada, May 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-778, 13 p.
Striegl, R.G., Prudic, D.E., Duval, J.S., Healy, R.W., Landa, E.R., Pollock, D.W., Thorstenson, D.C., and Weeks, E.P., 1996,
Factors affecting tritium and 14carbon distributions in the unsaturated zone near the low-level radioactive-waste burial site south of Beatty, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-110, 16 p.
Taylor, E.M., 2010,
Characterization of geologic deposits in the vicinity of US Ecology, Amargosa Basin, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5134, 194 p.
Thorstenson, D.C., and Parkhurst, D.L., 2002,
Calculation of individual isotope equilibrium constants for implementation in geochemical models: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4172, 129 p.
Tumbusch, M.L., and Prudic, D.E., 2000,
Temperatures and water potentials in shallow unsaturated alluvium next to a burial site for low-level radioactive waste, Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada, 1987-96: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4261, 37 p.
Wood, J.L., 1996,
Selected meteorological and micrometeorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-434, 33 p.
Wood, J.L., and Andraski, B.J., 1995,
Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar years 1990-91: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-489, 49 p.
Wood, J.L., and Andraski, B.J., 1992,
Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-484, 27 p.
Wood, J.L., and Fischer, J.M., 1992,
Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-59, 27 p.
Wood, J.L., and Fischer, J.M., 1991,
Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1986: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-189, 27 p.
Wood, J.L., Hill, K.J., and Andraski, B.J., 1992,
Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1988: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-61, 27 p.

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