Jenny Chapman

Research Scientist Hydrogeology
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hydrogeochemistry, hydrogeology, groundwater contaminant fate and transport

Professional Interests

Ms. Chapman is interested in helping solve problems related to waste disposal, contaminant tranpsort, and water supply in arid regions where paleoclimates may continue to influence flow systems or pose uncertainties for the future. Previous and current work rely heavily on isotopic (stable and radiogenic) and geochemical tracers for evaluating recharge and paleohydrologic systems. Borehole logging, time-domain reflectometry, and analytic solute-flux modeling are other techniques that have been useful in her work.

Research Areas

  • Hydrology of the Unsaturated Zone
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Hydrogeological Controls on Availability and Quality of Ground Water
  • Global Environmental Hydrology

Education

DegreeInstitutionArea
M.S. University of Texas at Austin Geology
B.S. Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas Geology

Publications & Presentations

2018

Bacon, S. N., Miller, J. J., Chapman, J. B. (2018). Evaluating Vulnerability of Closed Uranium Mill Tailing Sites to Event-Triggered Surface Erosion, 2018 Long-Term Stewardship Conference: Grand Junction, Colorado, August 20, 2018-August 24, 2018
Chapman, J. B., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2018). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring CY2017 Meteorological, Radiological, and Wind Transported Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0003590-25; DRI 45284
Miller, J. J., Bacon, S. N., Chapman, J. B. (2018). Erosion Assessment of the Edgemont Disposal Site, South Dakota, paginated by section, DRI Publication No. 41274

2017

Chapman, J. B., Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2017). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2016 Meteorological, Radiological, and Wind Transported Particulate Observations, DRI 45279; DOE DOE/NV/0003590-05
Cooper, C. A., Chapman, J. B., Hodges, R., Dayvault, J. (2017). Radionuclide migration at a Plowshare Program site: the Gasbuggy Underground Nuclear Test Site, San Juan County, New Mexico, Waste Management: Phoenix, March 5, 2017-March 9, 2017
Thomas, J. M., Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F., Parashar, R., Rybarski, S. C., Hershey, R. L., Fereday, W. H. (2017). Hydraulic fracturing in the upper Humboldt River basin, Nevada, USA. 15th Water-Rock Interaction International Symposium, WRI-15, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 17, 189-192, doi: 10.1016/j.proeps.2016.12.065

2016

McGraw, D. S., Carroll, R. W., Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B., Bacon, S. N., Jasoni, R. L. (2016). Groundwater Resource Sustainability: Modeling Evaluation for the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Technical report, NAWCWD TP 8811
Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Chapman, J. B., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A. (2016). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2015 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0000939-37; DRI 45271
Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F., Plume, R., Parashar, R., Rybarski, S. C., Hershey, R. L., Fereday, W. H., Reeves, M., Thomas, J. M. (2016). Assessment of the Migration Potential of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Northeastern Nevada, American Water Resources Association: Anchorage, AK, April 25, 2016-April 27, 2016
Ye, M., Wang, L., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B. (2016). Evaluating Groundwater Interbasin Flow Using Multiple Models and Multiple Types of Data, Groundwater, 54, (6), 805-817, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12422

2015

Chapman, J. B., Cooper, C. A., Lyles, B. F., Hershey, R. L., Healey, J. M. (2015). Handbook: Collecting Groundwater Samples from Monitoring wells in Frenchman Flat, CAU 98, DOE/NV/0000939-23, Desert Research Institute Publication No. 45261
Cooper, C. A., Chapman, J. B. (2015). Radionuclide MIgration at the Gasbuggy Underground Nuclear Test Site, LMS/GSB/S13226, DRI Report No. 41262
Daniels, J. I., Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F. (2015). Approximating dose and risk for contaminants in groundwater from the Underground Nuclear Test Area of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), DOE/NV/0000939-25, DRI 45262
Miller, J. J., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Nikolich, G., Etyemezian, V. R., Chapman, J. B. (2015). Fate and Transport of Contaminants at Soils Sites - 15512, Waste Management '15: Phoenix, AZ, March 15, 2015
Nikolich, G., Shadel, C. A., Chapman, J. B., Mizell, S. A., McCurdy, G. D., Etyemezian, V. R., Miller, J. J. (2015). Tonopah Test Range Air Monitoring: CY2014 Meteorological, Radiological, and Airborne Particulate Observations, DOE/NV/0000939-26, DRI 45263
Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F., Plume, R. W., Parashar, R., Rybarski, S. C., Hershey, R. L., Fereday, W. H., Reeves, D. M., Thomas, J. M., Albright, W. H. (2015). Interim Final Report, Hydraulic Fracturing in the Upper Humboldt River Basin, Aquifer Quality Assessment Program, Desert Research Institute Publication No. 41263

2014

Parashar, R., Reeves, D. M., Zhang, Y., Pickman, L. H., Pohlmann, K. F., Russell, C. E., Chapman, J. B. (2014). Western Pahute Mesa Discrete Fracture Network Modeling and Upscaling, DOE UGTA TIE Workshop, July 16, 2014
Reeves, D. M., Parashar, R., Pohlmann, K. F., Zhang, Y., Russell, C. E., LaBolle, E., Chapman, J. B. (2014). Radionuclide Containment Properties of Fractured and Faulted Volcanic Tuff Units at the T-Tunnel Complex, Rainier Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, Waste Management 2014
Reeves, D. M., Parashar, R., Pohlmann, K. F., Russell, C. E., Chapman, J. B. (2014). Development and Calibration of Dual-Permeability Flow Models with Discontinuous Fault Networks, Vadose Zone Journal, 13, (8), 1-23, doi: 10.2136/vzj2013.10.0183
Zhang, Y., Parashar, R., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B. (2014). Non-Fickian Transport in Fractured Media, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Zhang, Y., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Parashar, R. (2014). Capturing anomalous dynamics of conservative and reactive contaminant transport in fractured media from centimeter scales to kilometer scales, DOE UGTA TIE Workshop, July 16, 2014

2013

Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E. (2013). Use of a Regional Model to Support Site-Scale Groundwater Flow Modeling at Pahute Mesa, Nevada, Devil's Hole Workshop: Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California, May 1, 2013-May 3, 2013

2012

Chapman, J. B., Lyles, B. F. (2012). Summary of Field Activities at the Central Nevada Test Area, Faultless Site, June 26-28, 2012
Lyles, B. F., McCurdy, G. D., Chapman, J. B., Miller, J. J. (2012). Timber Mountain Precipitation Monitoring Station

2011

Chapman, J. B., Daniels, J. I. (2011). Screening Assessment of Potential Human-Health Risk from Future Natural-Gas Drilling Near Project Rulison in Western Colorado
Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F. (2011). Expert Elicitation Process in Support of Groundwater Model Evaluation for Frenchman Flat, Nevada National Security Site

2010

Chapman, J. B., Shafer, D. S., McCurdy, G. D., Lyles, B. F. (2010). Timber Mountain Precipitation Monitoring Station: Letter Report No. 1
Cooper, C. A., Chapman, J. B., Zhang, Y., Hodges, R., Ye, M. (2010). Update of Tritium Transport Calculations for the Rulison Site: Report of Activities and Results During 2009-2010
Pohlmann, K. F., Zhu, J., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Shafer, D. S., Carroll, R. W. (2010). Effect of porosity correlations on sensitivity of contaminant travel time, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Reeves, D. M., Pohlmann, K. F., Pohll, G. M., Ye, M., Chapman, J. B. (2010). Incorporation of conceptual and parametric uncertainty into radionuclide flux estimates from a fractured granite rock mass, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s00477-010-0385-0
Zhu, J., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Carroll, R. W., Shafer, D. S. (2010). Sensitivity of Solute Advective Travel Time to Porosities of Hydrogeologic Units, Ground Water, 48, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00664.x
Zhu, J., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Carroll, R. W., Shafer, D. S. (2010). Sensitivity to Formation Porosity of Contaminant Transport from Nevada Test Site to Yucca Mountain, Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management, ASCE, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.1944-8376.0000047

2009

Chapman, J. B., Cooper, C. A., Ye, M., Hodges, R., Hutton, R., Craig, J., Pauling, T. (2009). Balancing Subsurface Restrictions And Resource Access Under Conditions Of Changing Land Use At The Rulison Underground Nuclear Test Site, Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA, Waste Management Symposium: Phoenix
Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F., Russell, C. E., Pohll, G. M. (2009). Role of Groundwater Monitoring for Closure of Underground Nuclear Tests on the Nevada Test Site, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco
Hassan, A., Bekhit, H. M., Chapman, J. B. (2009). Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo to quantify parameter uncertainty and its effect on predictions of a groundwater flow model, Environmental Modeling and Software, 24, 149-163
Ye, M., Cooper, C. A., Chapman, J. B., Gillespie, D. R., Zhang, Y. (2009). Geologically based Markov chain model for simulating tritium transport with uncertain conditions in a nuclear-stimulated natural gas reservoir, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 12, (6), 974-984, doi: 10.2118/114920-PA
Ye, M., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Pohll, G. M., Reeves, D. M. (2009). A model-averaging method for assessing groundwater conceptual model uncertainty, Ground Water, 48, 716-728, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00633.x
Zhu, J., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Carroll, R. W., Shafer, D. S. (2009). Uncertainty and Sensitivity of Contaminant Travel Times from the Upgradient Nevada Test Site to the Yucca Mountain Area

2008

Chapman, J. B. (2008). Scoping Uncertainty Assessment for Contaminant Transport from the Gasbuggy Underground Nuclear Test Site, Submitted
Cooper, C. A., Ye, M., Chapman, J. B. (2008). Addendum: Tritium Transport at the Rulison Site, a Nuclear Stimulated Low-permeability Natural Gas Reservoir
Gillespie, D. R., Lyles, B. F., Healey, J. M., Chapman, J. B. (2008). Investigation of Rapid Decrease in Water Level at MV-2 Lower Piezometer, Central Nevada Test Area
Hassan, A., Bekhit, H. M., Chapman, J. B. (2008). Uncertainty assessment of a stochastic groundwater flow model using GLUE analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 362, 89-109
Hassan, A., Zhang, Y., Bekhit, H. M., Chapman, J. B. (2008). Design of Groundwater Monitoring Networks Considering Conceptual Model and Parametric Uncertainty, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco
Pohlmann, K. F., Zhu, J., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Carroll, R. W., Shafer, D. S. (2008). Contaminant Travel Times from the Nevada Test Site to Yucca Mountain: Sensitivity to Porosity, AGU 2008 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Ye, M., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B. (2008). Expert elicitation of recharge model probabilities for the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Journal of Hydrology, 354, 102-115
Ye, M., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Pohll, G. M., Reeves, D. M. (2008). Assessing recharge and hydrostratigraphic model uncertainty in the Climax Mine area of the Nevada Test Site, MODFLOW and MORE 2008: Ground Water and Public Policy: Golden, CO
Zhu, J., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Carroll, R. W., Shafer, D. S. (2008). Uncertainty and Sensitivity of Contaminant Travel Times from Nevada the Test Site to Yucca Mountain, 2008 Devils Hole Workshop: Death Valley, CA

2007

Chapman, J. B., Pohll, G. M. (2007). Value of Information Analysis - Project Gnome Site, New Mexico, Submitted
Chapman, J. B., Pohll, G. M., Hassan, A., Pohlmann, K. F. (2007). Using Uncertainty to Guide Characterization, Closure, and Long-term Management of an Underground Nuclear Test Site, doi: 10.1109/ISTAS.2007.4362211 International Symposium on Technology and Society: Risk, Uncertainty, Vulnerability: Las Vegas, Nevada
Chapman, J. B., Pohll, G. M., Hassan, A., Pohlmann, K. F. (2007). Using Uncertainty to Guide Characterization, Closure, and Long-term Management of an Underground Nuclear Test Site, 1-2
Hassan, A., Chapman, J. B., Lyles, B. F. (2007). Validation Analysis of the Shoal Groundwater Flow and Transport Model
Pohlmann, K. F., Ye, M., Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B. (2007). Use of Numerical Groundwater Modeling to Evaluate Uncertainty in Conceptual Models of Recharge and Hydrostratigraphy
Pohlmann, K. F., Ye, M., Reeves, D. M., Zavarin, M., Decker, D. L., Chapman, J. B. (2007). Modeling of Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Transport at the Climax Mine sub-CAU, Nevada Test Site
Reeves, D. M., Schultz, R. A., Bingham, C., Pohlmann, K. F., Russell, C. E., Chapman, J. B. (2007). Characterization of preferential pathways at the T-Tunnel Complex, Rainier Mesa, Nevada, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco

2006

Cooper, C. A., Ye, M., Chapman, J. B. (2006). Tritium transport through a low-permeability natural gas reservoir, TOUGH Symposium 2006, May 15-17: Berkeley, Calif.
Hassan, A., Bekhit, H. M., Chapman, J. B. (2006). Uncertainty Reduction for Parameters of a Seawater Intrusion Model using Markov Chain Monte Carlo, 1-8
Pohlmann, K. F., Zhu, J., Ye, M., Carroll, R. W., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Shafer, D. S. (2006). Evaluation of Groundwater Pathways and Travel Times From the Nevada Test Site to the Potential Yucca Mountain Repository
Pohlmann, K. F., Zhu, J., Ye, M., Chapman, J. B., Russell, C. E., Shafer, D. S., Carroll, R. W. (2006). Evaluation of Groundwater Pathways and Travel Times from the Nevada Test Site to the Potential Yucca Mountain Repository
Reeves, D. M., Pohlmann, K. F., Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B., Ye, M. (2006). Incorporation of model and parameter uncertainty in predicting radionuclide fluxes from the Climax Granite Intrusive
Ye, M., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B., Shafer, D. S. (2006). On Evaluation of Recharge Model Model Uncertainty, a Priori and a Posteriori
Ye, M., Pohlmann, K. F., Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B. (2006). Assessing Recharge and Geological Model Uncertainty at the Climax Stock of the Death Valley Regional Flow System

2005

Hassan, A., Chapman, J. B. (2005). Verification and Uncertainty Reduction for Amchitka Underground Nuclear Test Models using Bayesian Conditioning
Marty, R., Sanders, P., Chapman, J. B., Evans, C. S. (2005). Screening Risk Assessment for Possible Radionuclides in the Amchitka Marine Environment
Pohlmann, K. F., Ye, M., Pohll, G. M., Chapman, J. B. (2005). Assessing recharge model uncertainty: Case study using the Death Valley Regional Flow System Model

2004

Hassan, A., Chapman, J. B., Pohlmann, K. F. (2004). Uncertainty Analysis of Seawater Intrusion and Implications for Radionuclide Transport at Amchitka Islands Underground Nuclear Tests, In Coastal Aquifer Management: Monitoring, Modeling, and Case Studies, 207-231

2003

Chapman, J. B., Lewis, B., Litus, G. (2003). Chemical and isotopic evaluation of water sources to the fens of South Park, Colorado, Environmental Geology, 43, 5
Reimus, P., Pohll, G. M., Mihevc, T. M., Chapman, J. B., Haga, M., Lyles, B. F., Kosinski, S., Niswonger, R. G., Sanders, P. (2003). Testing and parameterizing a conceptual model for solute transport in a fractured granite using multiple tracers in a forced-gradient test, Water Resources Research, 39, 12, 1356-1370
Shafer, D. S., Chapman, J. B., Hassan, A., Pohll, G. M., Pohlmann, K. F., Young, M. H. (2003). Long-term stewardship and risk management for inactive nuclear test sites in the United States

2002

Hassan, A., Pohll, G. M., Pohlmann, K. F., Chapman, J. B. (2002). Groundwater flow and transport modeling: Three approaches for three different environments, 223-242

2001

Chapman, J. B. (2001). Chemical and Isotopic Evaluation of Water Sources to the Fens of South Park, Colorado, DRI Report No. 41167

1998

Pohlmann, K. F., Campagna, D., Chapman, J. B., Earman, S. B. (1998). Investigation of the Origin of Springs in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 51, DRI Report No. 41161

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