Environmental Modelling & Analysis Group

    Recent Group Publications


  • Devlin, J.F., P.C. Schillig, I. Bowen, C.E. Critchley, D.L. Rudolph, N.R. Thomson, G.P. Tsoflias, J.A. Roberts, 2012. Applications and implications of direct groundwater velocity measurement at the centimetre scale. J. Contam. Hydrol., 127, 3-14.
  • Goyal, M., Ojha, C., and Burn, D. (2012). Nonparametric Statistical Downscaling of Temperature, Precipitation, and Evaporation in a Semiarid Region in India, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 17(5), 615–627.
  • Sra, K., N.R. Thomson, J.F. Barker, 2012. Stability of activated persulfate in the presence of aquifer solids. Soil Sed. Contam., in press.

  • Annable, W. K.,Watson, C. C., 2011. River Planform and bed morphology characteristics of quasi-equilibrium urban gravel-bed
  • Craig, J., Gracie, R., 2011. Using the extended finite element method for simulation of transient well leakage in multilayer aquifers. Advances in Water Resources, 34(9):1207-1214, 2011.
  • Goyal, M. K., Burn, D. H., 2011. Discussion of Comparison of multivariate regression and artificial neural networks for peak urban water-demand forecasting: Evaluation of different ANN learning algorithms, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
  • Goyal, M. K., Burn, D. H., Ojha, C. S. P., 2011. Evaluation of machine learning tools as a statistical downscaling tool: Temperatures projections for multi-stations for Thames River Basin, Canada, Theoretical and Applied Climatology.
  • Goyal, M. K., Burn, D. H., Ojha, C. S. P., 2011. Statistical downscaling of temperatures under climate change scenarios for Thames River Basin, Canada, International Journal of Global Warming.
  • Jordan, B., Annable, W. K., Watson, C. C., 2011. Urban Watershed Responses to Rapid Valley Subsidence, Santa Clara Valley, California, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  • Kamali, M., Ponnambalam, K., Soulis, E. D., 2011. Comparison of several heuristic approaches to calibration of WATCLASS hydrologic model. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 10 page manuscript.
  • Liu, G., Craig, J. R., Soulis, E. D., 2011. Applicability of the Green-Ampt infiltration model with shallow boundary conditions. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 16: 266-273.
  • MacVicar, B.J., A.G. Roy, 2011. Sediment mobility in a forced riffle-pool, Geomorphology, 125, 445-456, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.10.031
  • MacVicar, B. J., Rennie, C.D., 2011. Flow and turbulence redistribution in a straight artificial pool, Water Resources Research, 2010WR009374.
  • Razavi, S., Tolson, B. A., Burn, D. H., 2011. Numerical Assessment of Metamodelling Strategies in Computationally Constrained Optimization, Environmental Modelling & Software.
  • Ostfeld, A., … +40 co-authors … , Asadzadeh, M., Tolson, B. A., McKillop, R., 2011. The Battle of the Water Calibration Networks (BWCN). ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000191.
  • Poitras, V., Sushama, L., Seglenieks, F., Khaliq, M. N., Soulis, E. D., 2011. Projected changes to streamflow characteristics over western Canada as simulated by the Canadian RCM. Journal of Hydrometeorology. 12(6): 1395-1413.
  • Razavi, S., Tolson, B. A., 2011. A new formulation for feed-forward neural networks, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 22(10), 1588-1598. doi: 10.1109/TNN.2011.2164096.
  • Sadri, S., Burn, D. H., 2011. A Fuzzy C-Means Approach for Regionalization Using a Bivariate Homogeneity and Discordancy Approach, Journal of Hydrology, 401(3-4), 231-239.
  • Soulis, E.D., J.R. Craig, V. Fortin, G. Liu, 2011. A simple expression for the bulk field capacity of a sloping soil horizon, Hydrological Processes, 24(16): 2328-2334.

  • Annable, W.K., C.C. Watson, P.J. Thompson, 2010. Quasi-Equilibrium conditions of urban gravel-bed stream channels in Southern Ontario, Canada, River Res. Applic. 26:1-24, DOI: 10.1002/rra.1457.
  • Annable, W.K., Imhof, J.G., Power, M., (2010). A high-resolution hydrodynamic investigation of brown trout (salmo trutta) and rainbow trout (oncorhynchus mykiss) redds, River Res. Applic. 26: 1-15.
  • Annable, W.K., V.G. Lounder, C.C. Watson, 2010. Estimating channel-forming flow in urban watercourses, River Res. Applic., 1-16, DOI: 10.1002/rra.1931.
  • Burn, D.H., M. Sharif, K. Zhang, 2010. Detection of trends in hydrological extremes for Canadian watersheds, Hydrological Processes, 24(13), 2010, 1781-1790.
  • Burn, D.H., R. Mansour, K. Zhang, P.H. Whitfield, 2010. Trends and Variability in Extreme Rainfall Events in British Columbia, Canadian Water Resources Journal (21 manuscript pages).
  • Greer, K.D., J.W. Molson, J.F. Barker, N.R. Thomson, R. Donaldson, 2010. High pressure injection of dissolved oxygen for hydrocarbon remediation in a fractured Dolostone aquifer, J. Contam. Hydrol., accepted. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.07.007
  • Kuta, R.W., Annable, W.K., Tolson, B.A., (2010). Technical Note: Sensitivity of Field Data Estimates in One-Dimensional Hydraulic Modelling of Channels, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
  • Liu, G., J.R. Craig, E.D. Soulis, 2010. Applicability of the Green-Ampt infiltration model under nonideal conditions, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, in press.
  • Marchildon, M.A., W.K. Annable, M. Power, J.G. Imhof, 2010. A Hydrodynamic Investigation of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) and Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) redd Selection at the Riffle Scale, River Res. Applic. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1478, 15 p.
  • Razavi, S., Tolson, B.A., Matott, L.S., Thomson, N.R., MacLean, A., Seglenieks, F.R. 2010. Reducing the computational cost of automatic calibration through model preemption. Water Resources Research, Vol. 46, W11523, 17 pages, doi:10.1029/2009WR008957.
  • Wong, S. and J.R. Craig, (2010) Series solutions for flow in stratified aquifers with natural geometry, Advances in Water Resources, 33(1), p48-54
  • Yung, B.B., B.A. Tolson, D.H. Burn, 2010. Risk Assessment of a Water Supply System under Climate Variability: A Stochastic Approach, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.

  • Craig, J.R., (2009) Analytic elements for flow in harmonically heterogeneous aquifers, Water Resources Research, 45, W06422, doi:10.1029/2009WR007800
  • Craig, J.R., and T. Heidlauf (2009), Coordinate mapping of analytical contaminant transport solutions to non-uniform flow fields, Advances in Water Resources, 32(3), p353-360
  • Craig, J.R., Liu, G., Soulis, E.D., (2009). Runoff-infiltration partitioning using an upscaled Green-Ampt solution, Hydrologic Processes, in press, accepted.
  • Gracie, R., Craig, J.R., (2009). Modeling well leakage in multilayer aquifer systems using the extended finite element method, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design.
  • Jordan, B., Annable, W.K., Watson, C.C., (2009). Contrasting stream stability characteristics in adjacent urban watersheds: Santa Clara Valley, California, River Res. Applic. 25, 1-17.
  • Lambert, J.M., Yang, T., Thomson, N.R., Barker, J.F., (2009). Pulsed biosparging of a residual fuel source emplaced at CFB Borden, Int. J. Soil Sed. Wat., 2(3), Article 6.
  • MacVicar, B.J., Piegay, H., Anderson, A., Oberlin, C., Comiti, F., Pecorari, E., (2009). Quantifying the temporal dynamics of wood in large rivers: new techniques for wood tracking, monitoring, surveying, and dating, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 2031-2046.
  • MacVicar, B.J., Rennie, C.D., Roy, A.G., (2009). Discussion of ‘Unifying criterion for the velocity reversal hypothesis in gravel-bed rivers’ by D. Caamano, J.M. Buffington, J.C.P. Liou, and S. Daley-Laursen,. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, HYENG-6985, 135, (1), 66-70.
  • Nelson, L., Barker, J., Li, T., Thomson, N.R., Ioannidis, M., Chatzis, J., (2009). A field trial to assess the performance of CO2-supersaturated water injection for residual volatile LNAPL recovery. J. Contam. Hydrol. 109,
  • Park, Y-J., Sudicky, E.A., Sykes, J.F., (2009). Effects of shield brine on the safe disposal of waste in deep geologic environments, Adv Water Resour.
  • Sim, H. P., D. H. Burn, and B. A. Tolson (2009), Probabilistic design of a riverine early warning source water monitoring system, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36(6), 1095-1106.
  • Tolson, B. A., M. Asadzadeh, H. R. Maier, and A. Zecchin (2009), Hybrid discrete dynamically dimensioned search (HD-DDS) algorithm for water distribution system design optimization, Water Resources Research, 45, W12416, doi:10.1029/2008WR007673.
  • Xu, X., Thomson, N.R., (2009). A long-term bench-scale investigation of permanganate consumption by aquifer materials. J. Contam. Hydrol.
  • Yirdaw S.Z., K. R. Snelgrove, F. R. Seglenieks, C. O. Agboma, and E.D. Soulis. (2009) An Assessment of the WATCLASS hydrological model result of the Mackenzie River basin using the GRACE satellite total water storage measurement. Hydrological Processes, 23 (23), 3391-3400.

  • Burn, D.H., L. Fan and G. Bell (2008). "Identification and quantification of streamflow trends on the Canadian Prairies", Hydrological Sciences Journal, 53(3), 538-549.
  • Burn, D.H., J.M. Buttle, D. Caissie, G. MacCulloch, C. Spence and K. Stahl (2008). “The processes, patterns and impacts of low flows across Canada”, Canadian Water Resources Journal, 33(2), 107-124.
  • Burn, D.H. (2008). "Climatic influences on streamflow timing in the headwaters of the Mackenzie River Basin", Journal of Hydrology, 352, 225-238.
  • Castellarin, A., D.H. Burn and A. Brath (2008). "Homogeneity testing: How homogeneous do heterogeneous cross-correlated regions seem?", Journal of Hydrology, 360, 67– 76.
  • Craig, J.R., (2008) Topography-driven flow in stratified sloping and syncline aquifers, Advances in Water Resources, 31(8), p1066-1073
  • Dornes, P. F., B. A.. Tolson., B. Davison, A. Pietroniro, and J. W. Pomeroy. (2008), Regionalisation of land surface hydrological model parameters in subarctic and arctic environments, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 33(17-18), 1081-1089, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2008.07.007.
  • Park, Y.-J., F. J. Cornaton, S. D. Normani, J. F. Sykes, and E. A. Sudicky (2008), Use of groundwater lifetime expectancy for the performance assessment of a deep geologic radioactive waste repository: 2. Application to a Canadian Shield environment, Water Resour. Res., 44, W04407, doi:10.1029/2007WR006212
  • Park, Y.-J. ,E.A. Sudicky, S. Panday, J.F. Sykes, V. Guvanasen, Application of implicit sub-time stepping to simulate flow and transport in fractured porous media, Advances in Water Resources, v31(7) July 2008, p995-1003.
  • S. Ji, Y.J. Park, E.A. Sudicky, J.F. Sykes, A generalized transformation approach for simulating steady-state variably-saturated subsurface flow, Advances in Water Resources, v31(2), February 2008, 313-323
  • Xu, X., N.R. Thomson, 2008. Estimation of the maximum consumption of permanganate by aquifer solids using a modified chemical oxygen demand test, ASCE J. Envir. Eng., 134(5), 353-360.

  • Burn, D.H. and N.M. Hesch (2007). “Trends in evaporation for the Canadian Prairies”, Journal of Hydrology, 336, 61-73.
  • Cai, Z., C. Merly, N.R. Thomson, R.D. Wilson, D. Lerner, 2007. Channel flow and reactive transport in a partly iron-filled fracture: Experimental and model results, J. Contam. Hydrol., 93, 284–303, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2007.04.001.
  • Jyrkama, M.I., J.F. Sykes, (2007)The impact of climate change on spatially varying groundwater recharge in the grand river watershed (Ontario), Journal of Hydrology, v338(3-4), Pages 237-250.
  • Kamali, M., K. Ponnambalam, and E.D. Soulis (2007). Computationally efficient calibration of WATCLASS Hydrologic models using surrogate optimization. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 4(4), 2307-2321.
  • MacKay, M., Bartlett, P., Chan, E., Verseghy, D., Soulis, E.D., and F. Seglenieks (2007).  The MAGS Regional Climate Modeling System: CRCM-MAGS.  Cold Regions Atmospheric and Hydrologic Studies: the Mackenzie GEWEX Experience. Vol. I: Atmospheric Dynamics, Ed. M.K. Woo, Springer-Verlag, 433-450.
  • Sharif, M. and D.H. Burn, (2007) Improved K-nearest neighbor weather generating model, J. Hydrologic Engrg. 12, 42
  • Soulis, E.D., and F. Seglenieks (2007).  The MAGS Integrated Modeling System.  Cold Regions Atmospheric and Hydrologic Studies: the Mackenzie GEWEX Experience. Vol. II: Hydrologic Processes, Ed. M.K. Woo, Springer-Verlag, 445-474.
  • Thomson, N.R., E. D. Hood, G. J. Farquhar, 2007. Permanganate treatment of an emplaced DNAPL source. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 27(4), 74-85
  • Tolson, B. A., and C. A. Shoemaker, 2007, Dynamically dimensioned search algorithm for computationally efficient watershed model calibration, Water Resour. Res., 43, W01413, doi:10.1029/2005WR004723
  • Xu, X., N.R. Thomson, 2007. Stability of hydrogen peroxide in the presence of aquifer solids using a green chelating reagent, Chemosphere, in press, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.05.008

  • Abdul Aziz, O.I. and D.H. Burn (2006).  “Trends and variability in the hydrological regime of the Mackenzie River Basin”, Journal of Hydrology, 319, 282-294.
  • Araghinejad, S., D.H. Burn and M. Karamouz (2006).  “Long-lead probabilistic forecasting of streamflow using ocean-atmospheric and hydrological predictors”, Water Resources Research, 42(3), W03431, doi:10.1029/2004WR003853, 1-11.
  • Bingeman, A. K., N. Kouwen, and E.D. Soulis (2006). Validation of the hydrological processes in a hydrological model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 11(5), 451-463.
  • Burn, D.H. and N.M. Hesch (2006). “A comparison of trends in potential and pan evaporation for the Canadian Prairies”, Canadian Water Resources Journal, 31(3), 173-184.
  • Cai, Z., N.R. Thomson, R.D. Wilson, S. Oswald, 2006. A lumped parameter approach to model the treatment of organic contaminants by a granular iron filled fracture, Adv. Water Resour., 29, 624–638
  • Cunderlik, J.M. and D.H. Burn (2006). “Switching the pooling similarity distances: Mahalanobis for Euclidean”, Water Resources Research, 42(3), W03409, doi: 10.1029/2005WR004245, 1-10.
  • Cunderlik, J.M. and D.H. Burn (2006). "Site-focussed nonparametric test of regional homogeneity based on flood regime", Journal of Hydrology, 318, 301-315.
  • Fassnacht, S., Z.-L. Yang, K. Snelgrove, E.D. Soulis, and N. Kouwen (2006). Effects of averaging and separating soil moisture and temperature in the presence of snow cover in a SVAT and hydrological model. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7, 298 -304.
  • Pietroniro, A., V. Fortin, N. Kouwen, C. Neal, R. Turcotte, B. Davison, D. Verseghy, E.D. Soulis, R. Caldwell, N. Evora, and P. Pellerin (2006). Development of the MESH modelling system for hydrological ensemble forecasting of the Laurentian Great Lakes at the regional scale. HESSD - Special Issue, Hydrological Prediction Uncertainty, Ed. P. E. O'Connell, R. Rudari, J. Schaake, and E. Todini, 2473-2521.
  • Sharif, M. and D.H. Burn (2006).  “Simulating climate change scenarios using an improved K-nearest neighbor model”, Journal of Hydrology, 325, 179-196.
  • Sung, R., Y.-J, D. H. Burn, and E.D. Soulis (2006). A case study of climate change impacts on navigation on the Mackenzie River. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 31(1), 57-68.