DOUGLAS KIP SOLOMON portrait
  • Professor, Geology & Geophysics
801-581-7231

Presentations

  • Characterizing Unconfined Aquifers Using Seeps and Springs, Invited speaker, GSA Annual Meeting, Sept. 25, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/25/2016.
  • Transit Times in a Shallow Aquifer from Tracer Measurements in the Aquifer and a Gaining Stream, Ohio State University, Sept. 15, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2016.
  • Transit Times in a Shallow Aquifer from Tracer Measurements in the Aquifer and a Gaining Stream, CSIRO-Perth, Australia, May 23, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/23/2016.
  • Transit Times in a Shallow Aquifer from Tracer Measurements in the Aquifer and a Gaining Stream, Flinders University, Australia, May 20, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/20/2016.
  • Inert Gas Tracers in Ground Water: Darcy Lecture Revisited, NGWA Summit, April 25, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/25/2016.
  • Water in the West: Will the Well Run Dry?, Heilbrun Lecturer, The Richard Lende Neurosurgery Conference, Jan. 30, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/30/2016.
  • Determining Groundwater Transit Times Using SF6 In Streams International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology, Vienna, May, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/21/2015.
  • Tritium-3He Dating And Noble Gas Techniques In Water Resources Management: Recharge, Infiltration Conditions And Groundwater Balance, Invited Speaker, International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology, Vienna, May, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/15/2015.
  • Evaluation of Streambed and Reach Mass Balance Approaches for Mean Groundwater Residence Times, International Atomic Energy Agency, CRP, February 19, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/19/2014.
  • Evaluating Geochemical and Hydrologic Presses using Environmental Tracers, Geological Survey of Slovenia, February 14, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/14/2014.
  • Adding Time to Geochemical and Hydrologic Presses using Environmental Tracers, Distinguished Lecture Series, Penn State, May 10, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/10/2013.
  • Adding Time to Geochemical and Hydrologic Processes using Environmental Tracers. University of Nevada Reno Hydrologic Seminar, March 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/15/2013.
  • The importance of a conceptual framework for interpreting tracer data, Invited Keynote, Goldschmidt 2012, Montreal CN, June 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/20/2012.
  • Evaluation of Sampling Devices for Groundwater Age Dating in Streams, IAEA CRP meeting. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2012.
  • Total Dissolved Gas Pressure in Groundwater: An Overview and Selected Case Studies Presented at 2011 GSA Annual Meeting, Session No. 17, T90. Gas Bubbles and Dissolved Gases in Groundwater. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/09/2011.
  • Seminar, Brigham Young University Department of Geological Sciences, Adding Time to Geochemical and Hydrological Processes Using Environmental Tracers. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2011.
  • Evaluation of Seepage Collectors for Determining Mean Groundwater Transit Times, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Nov. 2010. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/09/2010.
  • Gases in Managed Aquifer Recharge, D. K. Solomon and V. M. Heilweil, in Gases in Groundwater, Goldschmidt 2010, Knoxville TN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 06/01/2010.
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Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Uruguay
  • Western Europe

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Isotopes of noble gases, especially 3He and 4He. Detection limit for 3He is approximately 10,000 atoms.

Publications

  • Montgomery, L. N., Schmerr, N., Burdick, S., Forster, R. R., Koenig, L., Legchenko, A., ... & Solomon, D. K. (2017). Investigation of Firn Aquifer Structure in Southeastern Greenland Using Active Source Seismology. Frontiers in Earth Science, 5, 10. Published, 02/2017.
  • Gilmore, T. E., Genereux, D. P., Solomon, D. K., Farrell, K. M., & Mitasova, H. (2016). Quantifying an aquifer nitrate budget and future nitrate discharge using field data from streambeds and well nests. Water Resources Research, 52(11), 9046-9065. Published, 11/2016.
  • Heilweil, V. M., Solomon, D. K., Darrah, T. H., Gilmore, T. E., & Genereux, D. P. (2016). Gas-Tracer Experiment for Evaluating the Fate of Methane in a Coastal Plain Stream: Degassing versus in-Stream Oxidation. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(19), 10504-10511. Published, 09/2016.
  • Gilmore, T. E., Genereux, D. P., Solomon, D. K., Solder, J. E., Kimball, B. A., Mitasova, H., & Birgand, F. (2016). Quantifying the fate of agricultural nitrogen in an unconfined aquifer: Stream based observations at three measurement scales. Water Resources Research. Published, 02/2016.
  • Hale, V. C., McDonnell, J. J., Stewart, M. K., Solomon, D. K., Doolitte, J., Ice, G. G., & Pack, R. T. (2016). Effect of bedrock permeability on stream base flow mean transit time scaling relationships: 2. Process study of storage and release. Water Resources Research. Published, 02/2016.
  • Gilmore, T. E., Genereux, D. P., Solomon, D. K., & Solder, J. E. (2016). Groundwater transit time distribution and mean from streambed sampling in an agricultural coastal plain watershed, North Carolina, USA. Water Resources Research. Published, 02/2016.
  • Miège, C., Forster, R. R., Brucker, L., Koenig, L. S., Solomon, D. K., Paden, J. D., ... & Brautigam, N. (2016). Spatial extent and temporal variability of Greenland firn aquifers detected by ground and airborne radars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. Published, 01/2016.
  • Martínez, D. E., Quiroz Londoño, O. M., Solomon, D. K., Dapeña, C., Massone, H. E., Benavente, M. A., & Panarello, H. O. (2016). Hydrogeochemistry, Isotopic Composition and Water Age in the Hydrologic System of a Large Catchment within a Plain Humid Environment (Argentine Pampas): Quequén Grande River, Argentina. River Research and Applications. Published, 01/2016.
  • Solder, J. E., Gilmore, T. E., Genereux, D. P., & Solomon, D. K. (2015). A Tube Seepage Meter for In Situ Measurement of Seepage Rate and Groundwater Sampling. Groundwater. Published, 12/18/2015.
  • Solomon, D. K., Genereux, D. P., Gilmore, T. E., & Solder, J. E. (2015, December). Transit Times In A Shallow Aquifer From Tracer Measurements In The Aquifer And A Gaining Stream. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. Published, 12/2015.
  • Forster, R. R., Miège, C., Solomon, D. K., Koenig, L., Miller, O. L., Schmerr, N. C., & Montgomery, L. N. (2015, December). Investigations of Liquid Water Retention in the Greenland Firn Aquifer. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. Published, 12/2015.
  • Montgomery, L., Schmerr, N. C., Koenig, L., Legchenko, A., Miller, O. L., Solomon, D. K., & Forster, R. R. (2015, December). Using In-Situ Seismic Measurements to Model the Velocity Structure of Subsurface Aquifers in Southeast Greenland. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. Published, 12/2015.
  • Miege, C., Forster, R., Miller, O., Solomon, K., Koenig, L., Legchenko, A., ... & Brucker, L. (2015). Firn aquifer study near Helheim Glacier based on geophysical methods and in situ measurements. Published, 12/2015.
  • Miller, O. L., D. K. Solomon, C. Miège, L. Koenig, N. C. Schmerr, L. N. Montgomery, A. Legchenko, and R. R. Forster. "Initial In-situ Hydrologic Measurements of the Greenland Perennial Firn Aquifer." In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2015. Published, 12/2015.
  • Miège, C., Koenig, L., Forster, R. R., Miller, O. L., Solomon, D. K., Legchenko, A., ... & Brucker, L. (2015, December). Investigating the Greenland firn aquifer near Helheim Glacier based on geophysical noninvasive methods and in situ measurements. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. Published, 12/2015.
  • Solomon, D. K., Gilmore, T. E., Solder, J. E., Kimball, B., & Genereux, D. P. (2015). Evaluating an unconfined aquifer by analysis of age‐dating tracers in stream water. Water Resources Research, 51(11), 8883-8899. Published, 11/14/2015.
  • Johnson, W. P., Frederick, L. E., Millington, M. R., Vala, D., Reese, B. K., Freedman, D. R., ... & Fernandez, D. P. (2015). Potential impacts to perennial springs from tar sand mining, processing, and disposal on the Tavaputs Plateau, Utah, USA. Science of the Total Environment, 532, 20-30. Published, 11/01/2015.
  • Solomon, D. K., Matsumoto, T., Aggarwal, P., Anovski, T., Palcsu, L., Ozyurt, N., Marah, H., Darling, W. G., Martinez, D. E., Tasneem, M. A., Sanda, M., Roller-Lutz, Z., Fourre’, E. 2015, Tritium-3He Dating And Noble Gas Techniques In Water Resources Management: Recharge, Infiltration Conditions And Groundwater Balance, Proceedings of International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology, Vienna, May 2015. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Heilweil, V. M., Grieve, P. L., Hynek, S. A., Brantley, S. L., Solomon, D. K., & Risser, D. W. (2015). Stream Measurements Locate Thermogenic Methane Fluxes in Groundwater Discharge in an Area of Shale-Gas Development. Environmental science & technology, 49(7), 4057-4065. Published, 03/18/2015.
  • Dame, B. E., Solomon, D. K., Evans, W. C., & Ingebritsen, S. E. (2015). Developing a new, passive diffusion sampler suite to detect helium anomalies associated with volcanic unrest. Bulletin of Volcanology, 77(3), 1-17. Published, 02/27/2015.
  • Hendry, M. J., Solomon, D. K., Person, M., Wassenaar, L. I., Gardner, W. P., Clark, I. D., ... & Hasegawa, T. (2015). Can argillaceous formations isolate nuclear waste? Insights from isotopic, noble gas, and geochemical profiles. Geofluids. Published, 02/23/2015.
  • Spatial extent and temporal variability of the Greenland firn aquifer detected by ground and airborne radars Submitted to JGR. Submitted, 01/12/2015.
  • Weon Shik Han, Kue-Young Kim, Na-Hyun Jung, Eungyu Park, and D.K. Solomon, 2014, Transport of Groundwater, Heat, and Radiogenic He in Topography-Driven Basins, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12266. Published, 09/18/2014.
  • Lu, A.-T., P. Schlosser, W. M. Smethie Jr., N. C. Sturchio, T. P. Fisher, B. M. Kennedy, R. Prutschert, J. P. Severinghaus, D. K. Solomon, T. Tanhua, R. Yokochi, Tracer Applications of Noble Gas Radionuclides in the Geosciences, submitted to Earth Science Reviews. Accepted, 09/09/2013.
  • Gardner W. P., Susong D., Solomon D. Kip, Heasler H., 2013 Using Environmental Tracers and Numerical Simulation to Investigate Regional Hydrothermal Basins - Norris Geyser Basin Area, Yellowstone National Park, USA, submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research SOLID EARTH. Submitted, 02/06/2013.
  • W. D. Robertson, D. R. Van Stempvort, D. K. Solomon, J. Homewood, S. J. Brown, J. Spoelstra, and S. L. Schiff, Persistence of Artificial Sweeteners in a 15-Year-Old Septic System Plume, Journal of Hydrology 477 (2013) 43–54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.048. Published, 11/2012.
  • Masbruch, M. D., D. S. Chapman, and D. K. Solomon (2012), Air, ground, and groundwater recharge temperatures in an alpine setting, Brighton Basin, Utah, Water Resour. Res., 48, W10530, doi:10.1029/2012WR012100. Published, 10/2012.
  • Massoudieh, A., S. Sharifi, and D. K. Solomon (2012), Bayesian evaluation of groundwater age distribution using radioactive tracers and anthropogenic chemicals, Water Resour. Res., 48, W09529, doi:10.1029/2012WR011815. Published, 09/2012.
  • Noble Gas Thermometry in Groundwater Hydrology. In press, 09/2012.
  • Tritium Content of Clay Minerals, Clays and Clay Minerals, Vol. 60, No. 2, 186-199, 2012. Published, 06/2012.
  • ASSESSING CAPROCK PERMEABILITY USING HELIUM SOLUBILITY IN QUARTZ Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 43, No. 5, p.125. Published, 10/2011.
  • A COMPARISON OF SAMPLE COLLECTION DEVICES FOR ISOLATING SUB-SURFACE FLOW PATHS IN A GAINING MOUNTAIN STREAM Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 43, No. 5, p.169. Published, 10/2011.
  • Total Dissolved Gas Pressure in Groundwater: An Overview and Selected Case Studies Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 43, No. 5, p.57 ISSN 0016-7592. Published, 10/2011.
  • Gardner, W. P., G. A. Harrington, D. K. Solomon, and P. G. Cook (2011), Using terrigenic 4He to identify and quantify regional groundwater discharge to streams, Water Resour. Res., 47, W06523, doi:10.1029/2010WR010276. Published, 06/2011.
  • Gardner, W. P., Susong, D. D., Solomon, D. K., Heasler, H. P., 2010, Using noble gases measured in spring discharge to trace hydrothermal processes in the Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A., Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 198, 394-404; doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.09.020. Published, 11/05/2010.
  • Solomon, D. K., Cole E., and Leising J., Excess Air During Aquifer Storage and Recovery in an Arid Basin, 2010, Hydrogeology Journal, 19:187-194, doi 10.1007/s10040-010-0659-0. Published, 10/12/2010.
  • P. Gardner, D. D. Susong, D.K. Solomon and Henry Heasler. Groundwater age distribution and mixing in the Norris Geyser Basin. Submitted to Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. Submitted, 10/2010.
  • Stolp, B. J., D. K. Solomon, A. Suckow, T. Vitvar, D. Rank, P. K. Aggarwal, and L. F. Han, Age dating base flow at springs and gaining streams using helium‐3 and tritium: Fischa‐Dagnitz system, southern Vienna Basin, Austria, Water Resour. Res., 46, W07503, doi:10.1029/2009WR008006, 2010. Published, 07/2010.
  • Solomon, D. K., Genereux, D. P., Plummer, L. N., and Busenbeg, E., Testing Mixing Models of Old and Young Groundwater in a Tropical Lowland Rainforest with Environmental Tracers, Water Resour. Res., 46, W04518, doi:10.1029/2009WR008341, 2010. Published, 04/2010.
  • Meljevic, N. R., Boreli-Zdravkovic, Dj. M., Golobocanin, D. D., Ogrinc, N., and D. K. Solomon, Isotope tracer studies on surface-groundwater interconnection along the Veliki Morava catchment, Proceeding GIRE3D Conference, Agadir 24-26, March 2010, Morocco, 2010. Published, 03/2010.
  • Gardner, W. P., Susong, D., Solomon, D. K., and Heasler, H., Snowmelt hydrograph interpretation: Revealing watershed scale hydrologic characteristics of the Yellowstone Volcanic Plateau, J. Hydrol., doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.12.037, 2010. Published, 03/2010.
  • Gardner, P., Solomon, D. K., An advanced passive diffusion sampler for the determination of dissolved gas concentrations, Water Resources Research, Vol. 45, W06423, doi:10.1029/2008WR007399, 2009. Published, 2009.
  • Stolp, B. J., Solomon, D. K., Suckow, A., Vitvar, T., Rank D., Aggarwal, P. K., and Han, L. F., Age Dating Baseflow at Springs and Gaining Streams using Helium-3 and Tritium; Fischa-Dagnitz System, Southern Vienna Basin, Austria, Water Resources Research, in press, 2010. Accepted, 2009.
  • Genereux, D. P., Webb, M., and D. K. Solomon, The chemical and isotopic signature of old groundwater and magmatic solutes in a Costa Rican rainforest: Evidence from carbon, helium, and chlorine, Water Resources Research, Vol. 45, W08413, doi:10.1029/2008WR007630, 2009. Published, 2009.
  • Gardner, W. P., Susong, D., Solomon, D. K., and Heasler, H., Snowmelt hydrograph interpretation: Revealing watershed scale hydrologic characteristics of the Yellowstone Volcanic Plateau, J. Hydrology, in press, 2010. In press, 2009.