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New Jersey Water Science Center Publications
The USGS New Jersey Water Science Center publishes water-information reports on many topics and in many formats. From this Web page, you can locate, view, download, or order scientific and technical articles and reports as well as general interest publications such as booklets, fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters resulting from the research performed by our scientists and partners.
Chapelle, F.H., Kauffman, L.J., and Widdowson, M.A., 2015, Modeling long-term trends of chlorinated ethene contamination at a public supply well: JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi:10.1111/jawr.12230 Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 1–13, February 2015 (Journal Article)
Chapelle, F.H., Kauffman, L.J., and Widdowson, M.A., 2014, Modeling the effects of naturally occurring organic carbon on chlorinated ethene transport to a public supply well: Groundwater, v. 52, no. S1, p. 76-89, doi:10.1111/gwat.12152. (Journal Article)
Baker, R.J., Reilly, T.J., Lopez, A., Romanok, K., Wengrowski, E.W. 2015. Screening tool to evaluate th evulnerability of down-gradient receptors to groundwater contaminants from uncapped landfills. Waste Management , In Press. Available online: (Journal Article)
Goode, D.J., Imbrigiotta, T.E., and Lacombe, P.J., 2014, High-resolution delineation of chlorinated volatile organic compounds in a dipping, fractured mudstone: Depth- and strata-dependent spatial variability from rock-core sampling: J. Contaminant Hydrology, v. 171, p. 1-11, (Journal Article)
Caldwell P. V., Kennen J. G., Sun G., Kiang J. E., Butcher J. B., Eddy M. C., Hay L. E., LaFontaine J. H., Hain E. F., Nelson S. A. C., and McNulty S. G. (2015) A comparison of hydrologic models for ecological flows and water availability, Ecohydrol., (Journal Article)
Baehr, A.L. and Reilly, T.J., 2014, Unsaturated flow characterization utilizing water content data collected within the capillary fringe, Air, Soil and Water Research, vol. 7, 6 p. (Journal Article)
Cuffney T.F., Kennen J.G., and Waite I.R. 2014. Aquatic Ecosystems as Indicators of Status and Trends in Water Quality. In: Ahuja S. (ed.) Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification, vol. 1, pp. 122-156. USA, Elsevier. (Journal Article)
Imbrigiotta, T.E., Révész, K.M., Sherwood Lollar, B., Kirshtein, J.D., Tiedeman, C.R., Goode, D.J., Shapiro, A.M., Voytek, M.A., Lacombe, P.J., and Busenberg, E., 2014, Integration of stable carbon isotope, microbial community, dissolved hydrogen gas, and 2HH2O tracer data to assess bioaugmentation for chlorinated ethene degradation in fractured rocks: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 156, p. 62-77, (Journal Article)
Kennen, J.G., Riskin, M.L., and Charles, E.G. 2014. Effects of streamflow reductions on aquatic macroinvertebrates: linking groundwater withdrawals and assemblage response in southern New Jersey streams, USA, Hydrological Sciences Journal , v. 59, p. 545-561. (Journal Article)
Kennen J.G., Waite I.R., May J.T., Brown L.R., Cuffney T.F., et al.,2014. Stream Macroinvertebrate Response Models for Bioassessment Metrics: Addressing the Issue of Spatial Scale. (Journal Article)
Mumford, A.C., Barringer, J.L., Reilly, P.A., Eberl, D.D., Blum, A.E., Young, L.Y., 2014, Biogeochemical environments of streambed-sediment pore waters with and without arsenic enrichment in a sedimentary rock terrain, New Jersey Piedmont, USA, in: Science of the Total Environment, (Journal Article )
Smalling, K.L., Reeves, R., Muths, E., Vandever, M., Battaglin, W.A., Hladik, M.H., Pierce, C.L. 2015. Pesticide concentrations in frog tissue and wetland habitats in a landscape dominated by agriculture. Sci Total Environ 502: 80-90.
Wilson, E. R.; Smalling, K. L.; Reilly, T. J.; Gray, E.; Bond, L.; Steele, L.; Kandel, P.; Chamberlin, A.; Gause, J.; Reynolds, N.; Robertson, I.; Novak, S.; Feris, K.; White, M. M., Assessing the potential effects of fungicides on nontarget gut fungi (trichomycetes) and their associated larval black fly hosts: Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), 50: 420 - 433 (Journal Article)
Barringer, J.L., Reilly, P.A., Eberl, D.D., Blum, A.E., Bonin, J.L., Rosman, R., Hirst, B., Alebus, M., Cenno, K., Gorska, M., 2011, Arsenic in sediments, groundwater, and streamwater of a glauconitic Coastal Plain terrain, New Jersey, USA—Chemical “fingerprints” for geogenic and anthropogenic sources: Applied Geochemistry, v. 26, p. 763-776.
Barringer, J.L., Mumford, A., Young, L.Y., Reilly, P.A., Bonin, J.L., Rosman, R., 2010, Pathways for arsenic from sediments to groundwater to streams: Biogeochemical processes in the Inner Coastal Plain, New Jersey, USA: Water Research, v. 44, 5532-5544.
Barringer, J.L., Riskin, M.L., Szabo, Z., Reilly, P.A., Rosman, R., Bonin, J.L., Fischer, J.M., Heckathorn, H.A., 2010, Mercury and methylmercury dynamics in a Coastal Plain watershed, New Jersey, USA: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 212, p. 251-273.
Barringer, J.L., Szabo, Z., Wilson, T.P., Bonin, J.L., Kratzer, T., Cenno, K., Romagna, T., Alebus, M., Hirst, B., 2010, Distribution and seasonal dynamics of arsenic in a shallow lake in northwestern New Jersey, USA: Environmental Geochemistry and Health, v. 33, p. 1-22.
Tiedeman, C.R., Lacombe, P.J., and Goode, D.J., 2010, Multiple well-shutdown tests and site-scale flow simulation in fractured rocks: Ground Water, v. 48, no. 3, p. 401-415. (Abstract)
Bradley, P.M., Lacombe, P.J., Imbrigiotta, T.E., Chapelle, F.H., and Goode, D.J., 2009, Flowpath independent monitoring of reductive dechlorination potential in a fractured rock aquifer: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v. 29, no. 4, p. 46-55.
Chapelle, F.H., Bradley, P.M., Goode, D.J., Tiedeman, C.R., Lacombe, P.J., Kaiser, K., and Benner, R., 2009, Biochemical indicators for the bioavailability of organic carbon in ground water: Ground Water, v. 47, no. 1, p. 108-121.
Barringer, J.L. Wilson, T.P., Szabo, Z., Bonin, J.L., Fischer, J.M., and Smith, N.P., 2008, Diurnal variations in, and influences on, concentrations of particulate and dissolved arsenic and metals in the mildly alkaline Wallkill River, New Jersey, USA: Environmental Geology 53, p. 1183-1199.
Barringer, J.L., Bonin, J.L., Deluca, M.J., Romagna, T., Cenno, K., Alebus, M. Kratzer, T., Hirst, B. 2007, Sources and temporal dynamics of arsenic in a New Jersey Watershed, USA: Science of the Total Environment 379, p. 56-74.
Barringer, J.L., Szabo, Z., Schneider, D., Atkinson, W.D., and Gallagher, R.A., 2006, Mercury in ground water, septage, leach-field effluent, and soils in residential areas, New Jersey coastal plain: Science of the Total Environment, v. 361, p. 144-162.
Barringer J.L. and Szabo, Z., 2006, Overview of investigations into mercury in ground water, soils, and septage, New Jersey Coastal Plain: Water, Air, and Soil pollution, v. 175, p. 193-221.
Barringer, J.L., Szabo, Z., Kauffman, L.J., Barringer, T.H., Stackelberg, P.E., Ivahnenko, T., Rajagopalan, S., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2005, Mercury concentrations in water from an unconfined aquifer system, New Jersey Coastal Plain: Science of the Total Environment, v. 346, p. 169-183.
Barringer, J.L., and Szabo, Z. 2002, Mercury in ground water of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, New Jersey Coastal Plain: New Jersey Flows, Bulletin of the New Jersey Water Resources Institute, v.3, no. 3.
Ivahnenko, Tamara, Szabo, Zoltan, and Gibs, Jacob, 2001, Changes in sample collection and analytical techniques and effects on retrospective comparability of low-level concentrations of trace elements in ground water: Water Resources, p. v. 35, no. 15, p. 3611-3624.
McAuley, S.D., Barringer, J.L., Paulachok, G.N., Clark, J.S., and Zapecza, O.S., 2001, Ground-water flow and quality in the Atlantic City 800-Foot Sand, New Jersey: New Jersey Geological Survey Report GSR 41, 86 p.
Spitz, F.J., Nicholson, R.S., and Pope, D.A., 2001, A nested rediscretization method to improve pathline resolution by eliminating weak sinks representing wells: Ground Water, vol. 39, no. 5, p. 778-785.
Lahvis, M.A., and Baehr, A.L., 1996, Estimation of rates of aerobic hydrocarbon biodegradation by simulation of gas transport in the unsaturated zone: Water Resources Research, v. 32, no. 7, p. 2231-2249.
Szabo, Zoltan, Rice, Donald E., Plummer, L.N., Busenberg, E., Drenkard, S., and Schlosser, P., 1996, Age dating of shallow groundwater with chlorofluorocarbons, tritium/helium 3, and flow path analysis, southern New Jersey Coastal Plain, in : Water Resources Research, v. 32, no. 4, p. 1023-1038.
Welch, A.H., Szabo, Zoltan, Parkhurst, D.L., VanMetre, P.C., and Mullin, A.H., 1995, Gross-beta activity in ground water: natural sources and artifacts of sampling and laboratory analysis: Applied Geochemistry, v. 10,, p. 491-503.
Barringer, T.H., Reiser, G., and Price, C., 1994, Potential effects of development on flow characteristics of two streams in the Raritan River Basin, New Jersey, in : Water Resources Bulletin, v. 30, no. 2, p. 283-295.
Barringer, T.H., and Smith, T.E., 1992, Experiments with central-limit properties of spatial samples from locally covariant random fields: Regional Science and Urban Economics, v. 22, no. 3, p. 387-404.
Hay, L.E., McCabe, G.J., Jr., Wolock, D.M., and Ayers, M.A., 1992, Use of weather types to disaggregate general circulation model predictions, in : Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 97, no. D3, February 28, 1992, p. 2781-2790.
Lewis, J.C., 1992, Effect of anisotropy on ground-water discharge to streams in fractured Mesozoic-Basin rocks, in Hotchkiss, W.R., and Johnson, A.I., eds., Regional aquifer systems of the United States, Aquifers of the southern and eastern states: AWRA Monograph Series No. 17, p. 93- 105.
McCabe, G.J., Jr., and Wolock, D.M., 1992, Effects of climatic change and climate variability on the Thornthwaite moisture index in the Delaware River basin: Climatic Change, v. 20, February 1992, p. 143-153.
Pucci, A.A., Jr., Ehlke, T.A., and Owens, J.P., 1992, Confining unit effects on water quality in the New Jersey Coastal Plain: Ground Water, v. 30, no. 3, May-June 1992, p. 415-427.
Baehr, A.L., and Bruell, C.J., 1990, Application of the Stefan-Maxwell equations to determine limitations of Fick's law when modeling organic vapor transport in sand columns: Water Resources Research, v. 26, no. 6, June 1990, p. 1155-1163.
Barringer, T.H., Dunn, Dennis, Battaglin, W.A., and Vowinkel, E.F., 1990, Problems and methods involved in relating land use to ground-water quality, in : Water Resources Bulletin, v. 26, no. 1, February 1990, p. 1-9.
Gibs, Jacob, and Imbrigiotta, T.E., 1990, Well-purging criteria for sampling purgeable organic compounds, in : Ground Water, v. 28, no. 1, January- February 1990, p. 68-78.
Johnsson, P.A., and Reddy, M.M., 1990, A monitor for continuous measurement of temperature, pH, and conductance of wet precipitation - Preliminary results from the Adirondack Mountains, New York: Atmospheric Environment, v. 24 A., no. 1, p. 233-236.
McCabe, G.J., Jr., Wolock, D.M., Hay, L.E., , and Ayers, M.A., 1990, Effects of climatic change on the Thornthwaite moisture index, in : Water Resources Bulletin, v. 26, no. 4, p. 633-643.
Smith, J.A., Chiou, C.T., Kammer, J.A., and Kile, D.E., 1990, Effect of soil moisture on the sorption of trichloroethene vapor to vadose-zone soil at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 24, no. 5, p. 676-683.
Smith, J.A., Jaffe, P.R., and Chiou, C.T., 1990, Effect of ten quaternary ammonium cations on contaminant sorption to clay: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 24, no. 8, p. 1167-1172.
Baehr, A.L., Hoag, G.E., and Marley, M.C., 1989, Removal of volatile contaminants from the unsaturated zone by inducing advective air-phase transport: Journal of Contamination Hydrology, no. 4, 1989, p. 1-26.
Hill, M.C., 1989, Analysis of accuracy of approximate, simultaneous, nonlinear confidence intervals on hydraulic heads in analytical and numerical test cases, in : Water Resources Research, v. 25, no. 2, February 1989, p. 177-190.
McCabe, G.J., Jr., 1989, A parabolic function to modify Thornthwaite estimates of potential evapotranspiration in the eastern United States: Physical Geography, v. 10, no. 2, p. 176-189.
McCabe, G.J., Jr., and Ayers, M.A., 1989, Hydrologic effects of climate change in the Delaware River basin: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 25, no. 6, December 1989, p. 1231-1242.
Pucci, A.A., Jr., and Owens, J.P., 1989, Geochemical variations in a core of hydrogeologic units near Freehold, New Jersey: Ground Water, v. 27, no. 6, November-December, 1989, p. 802-812.
Pucci, A.A., Jr., Harriman, D.A., Ervin, E.M., Bratton, Lisa, and Gordon, A.D., 1989, Lead and cadmium contamination associated with saltwater intrusion in a New Jersey aquifer system: Water Resources Bulletin, v. 25, no. 6, December 1989, p. 1267-1272.
Wolock, D.M., G.M., Hornberger, Beven, K.J., and Campbell, W.G., 1989, The relationship of catchment topography and soil hydraulic characteristics to lake alkalinity in the northeastern United States: Water Resources Research, v. 25, no. 5, p. 829-837.
Imbrigiotta, T.E., Gibs, Jacob, Fusillo, T.V., Kish, G.R., and Hochreiter, J.J., Jr., 1988, Field evaluation of seven sampling devices for purgeable organic compounds in ground water, in Collins, A.G. and Johnson, A.J., eds., Ground-water contamination: Field methods, ASTM STP 963: American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1988, p. 258-273.
Kohout, F.A., Meisler, Harold, Meyer, F.W., Johnston, R.H., Leve, G.N., and Wait, R.L., 1988, Hydrogeology of the Atlantic continental margin, in Sheridan, R.E. and Grow, J.A., eds., The geology of North America, Volume 1-2, The Atlantic continental margin: U.S. Geological Society of America, unknown format.
Smith, J.A., Witkowski, P.J., and Chiou, C.T., 1988, Partition of nonionic organic compounds in aquatic systems: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 103, p. 127-151.
Baehr, A.L., 1987, Selective transport of hydrocarbons in the unsaturated zone due to aqueous and vapor phase partitioning, in : Water Resources Research, v. 23, no. 10, October 1987, p. 1926-1938.
Baehr, A.L., and Corapcioglu, M.Y., 1987, A compositional multiphase model for ground water contamination by petroleum products - 2. Numerical solution: Water Resources Research, v. 23, no. 1, January 1987, p. 201-213.
Barringer, J.L., Ulery, R.L., and Kish, G.R., 1987, A methodology for relating regions of corrosive ground water to hydrogeologic variables in the New Jersey Coastal Plain: Proceedings, Volume II, International Geographic Information Systems Symposium: the Research Agenda, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, November 15-18, 1987, Arlington, Virginia, 420 p.
Corapcioglu, M.Y., and Baehr, A.L, 1987, A compositional multiphase model for ground water contamination by petroleum products - 1. Theoretical considerations: Water Resources Research, v. 23, no. 1, January 1987, p. 191-200.
Duran, P.B., 1987, The use of marine electromagnetic conductivity as a tool in hydrogeologic investigations: Ground Water, v. 25, no. 2, March- April 1987, p. 160-166.
Leahy, P.P., Martin, Mary, and Meisler, Harold, 1987, Hydrologic definition of the northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system based on regional simulation: American Water Resources Association, p. 7-24.
Pucci, A.A., Jr., and Murashige, J.E., 1987, Applications of universal Kriging to an aquifer study in New Jersey: Ground Water, v. 25, no. 6, November-December 1987, p. 672-678.
Smith, J.A., Harte, P.T., and Hardy, M.A., 1987, Trace-metal and organochlorine residues in sediments of the upper Rockaway River, New Jersey: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 39, p. 465-473.
Pucci, A.A., Jr., 1986, Summary of studies on the hydrogeology of saltwater intrusion in the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy aquifer system, central New Jersey--1926-85, in Epstein, C., ed., The Geological Association of New Jersey, Stockton State College, Pomona. New Jersey: , p. 108.
Fusillo, T.V., Hochreiter, J.J. Jr., Lord, D.G., 1985, Distribution of volatile organic compounds in a New Jersey Coastal Plain aquifer system, in : Ground Water, v. 23, no.3, May-June 1985, p. 354-360.
Carter, C.H., 1978, A regressive barrier and barrier-protected deposit: Depositional environments and geographic setting of the late Tertiary Cohansey Sand: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 48, no. 3, p. 933-950.
Meisler, Harold, 1978, Problems in water-supply development in the New Jersey Pine Barrens Region, and a possible solution, in : Prepared in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the First Annual Pine Barrens Research Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, p. 25.
Nemickas, Bronius, and Carswell, L.D., 1976, Stratigraphic and hydrologic relationship of the Piney Point aquifer and the Alloway Clay member of the Kirkwood Formation in New Jersey, in : U.S. Geological Survey Journal of Research, v. 4, no. 1, p. 1-7.
Winograd, I.J., and Farlekas, G.M., 1974, Problems in 14C dating of water from aquifers of deltaic origin--An example from the New Jersey Coastal Plain, in : Isotope Techniques in Ground Water Hydrology, 1974, volume II: International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, p. 69-93.
Anderson, P.W., and Faust, S.D., 1972, Impact of drought on quality in a New Jersey water supply system: American Water Resources Association Water Resources Bulletin, v. 8, no. 4, August 1972, p. 750-760.
Faust, S.D., Stutz, Hansjakob, Aly, O.M., and Anderson, P.W., 1971, Recovery separation, and identification of phenolic compounds from polluted waters, in : New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 56 p.
Anderson, P.W., and McCall, J.E., 1968, Urbanization's effect on sediment yield in New Jersey: Soil and Water Conservation Journal, v. 23, no. 4, p. 142-144.
Faust, S.D., and Anderson, P.W., 1968, Factors influencing the condensation of 4-aminoantipyrine with derivations of hydroxypenzene-III. A study of phenol content in surface waters: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, p. 515-525.
Gill, H.E., Vecchioli, John, and Bonini, W.E., 1965, Tracing the continuity of Pleistocene aquifers in northern New Jersey by seismic methods, in : Ground Water, v. 3, no. 4, October 1965, unknown format.
George, J.R., and Anderson, P.W., 1963, Water quality studies of New Jersey streams: Public Health News, v. 44, no. 6, June 1963, 6 p.
Lang, S.M., and Rhodehamel, E.C., 1963, Aquifer test at a site on the Mullica River in the Wharton Tract, southern New Jersey: International Association Scientific Hydrology Bulletin, v. 8, no. 2, p. 31-38.
Vecchioli, John, Gill, H.E., and Lang, S.M., 1962, Hydrologic role of the Great Swamp and other marshland in upper Passaic River basin, in : American Water Works Association Journal, v. 54, no. 6, p. 695-701.
Barksdale, H.C., and Jones, P.H., 1953, Availability of ground water in lower Delaware basin: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs Monthly Bulletin, v. 21, no.2, January 1953, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, p. 3-26.