Associate Research Scientist, Hydrogeology
Mr. Lyles’ research and experience are focused on the study of ion and isotope geochemistry. Current research has included the use of geostatistics to refine groundwater gradients to further understand geochemical mixing in carbonate and alluvial aquifers of southern Nevada. Hydraulic parameters and geochemical variability have been used successfully to delineate buried geologic structures of Las Vegas Valley. Time-series spring data have been used to identify groundwater recharge characteristics.
Other research interests include the development of data acquisition systems for hydrologic studies such as the development of a water stage and chemistry data logging system in a limestone karst environment; the design and development of a hydrochemical logging tool capable of measuring temperature, electrical conductance, pH, dissolved oxygen, and bromide, consecutively; and, the development of a thermal-pulse flowmeter logging tool for measuring vertical groundwater flow in boreholes.
- Hydrology of the Unsaturated Zone
- Contaminant Transport
- Hydrogeological Controls on Availability and Quality of Ground Water
- Global Environmental Hydrology
- Integrated Watershed System
||University of Nevada, Reno
||California State University, Fresno
Quantification of Near-surface Physical and Electromagnetic Properties in Soils Related to Operational Testing and Development of Countermine Technologies, Prepared for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
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Task Update: DRI Discrete-Interval Well Sampling and Hydrochemical Well Logging at the Central Nevada Test Area, Prepared for: US Department of Energy
Evaluation of Timber Mountain Recharge and Groundwater Flow in Relation to Pahute Mesa-Oasis Valley Flow System
, Desert Research Institute, DOE/NV/0003590-56, https://doi.org/10.2172/1727435
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Evaporation Monitoring at Lahontan Reservoir, Nevada: 2014-2020 Data Collection Summary
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NICE Net Precipitation Summary Report: 2017: Reno, 41276
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Enhanced Soil Electromagnetic Parameter Acquisition Using the Open Hull Dual Aperture Measurement Network (OHDAMN), 58 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
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Design and Development of Three Master Environmental Reference Sites for Monitoring Soil Mass Energy Associated with Buried Munition, 43 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
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Development of a Master Environmental Reference Site (MERS) Remote Display for the YPG Countermine Facility, 2 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
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Development of a YPG Countermine MERS Portable Monitoring Station, 3 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
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Assessing Near Surface Hydrologic Processes and Plant Response Over a 1600 m Mountain Valley Gradient in the Great Basin, NV, U.S.A.
, 10, 21 p., Article No. 420, 10.3390/w10040420
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Soil- Plant- Water- Climate Relations Over a 1600 m Mountain Valley Gradient in the Great Basin, NV, Journal of Water
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Hydrophysical Evaluation of Wells TW-B, TW-7, UE-6d, U-2gg PSE 3A, U-10L 1, and UE-6e in Yucca Flat (45274, DOE/NV/0000939-40), Desert Research Institute Publication No. 45274
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Filling the Data Gaps in Mountain Climate Observatories Through Advanced Technology, Refined Instrument Siting, and a Focus on Gradients, Mountain Research and Development, 36 (4), 518-527, 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00028.1
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Handbook: Collecting Groundwater Samples from Monitoring wells in Frenchman Flat, CAU 98, DOE/NV/0000939-23, Desert Research Institute Publication No. 45261
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2014 Annual Report Timber Mountain Environmental Monitoring Station, DOE/NV/0000939-LTR2015-24
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2013 Annual Report: Timber Mountain Precipitation Monitoring Station, DOE/NV/0000939-LTR2014-16
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Data Report: Meteorological and Evapotranspiration Data from Sagebrush and Pinyon Pine/Juniper Communities at Pahute Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, 2011-2012 (45248), Desert Research Institute Publication No. 45248
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Investigation of Rapid Decrease in Water Level at MV-2 Lower Piezometer, Central Nevada Test Area
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Ground-water chemistry interpretations supporting the Basin and Range regional carbonate-rock aquifer system (BARCAS) study, eastern Nevada and western Utah
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Ground-water conditions, in Welch, A. H., Bright, D. J., and Knochenmus, L. A., eds., Water resources of the Basin and Range carbonate-rock aquifer system, White Pine County, Nevada, and adjacent areas in Nevada and Utah, U. S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5261, 37-42
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Ground-water budgets, in Welch, A. H., Bright, D. J., and Knochenmus, L. A., eds., Water resources of the Basin and Range carbonate-rock aquifer system, White Pine County, Nevada, and adjacent areas in Nevada and Utah, U. S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5261, 43-68
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Validation Analysis of the Shoal Groundwater Flow and Transport Model
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Subsurface in situ tritium monitoring instrument development: interim report
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Field water balance of landfill final covers, Journal of Environmental Quality, 33
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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
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Evaluation of Infiltration Through Biocovers at the Outerloop RDF Louisville, KY, DRI Report No. 41187
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Estimation of Ground-Water Evaporation and Salt Flux from Owens Dry Lake, California, U.S.A., DRI Report No. 41151
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River Site Upper Aquifer Owens Dry Lake: Analysis of Long-Term Aquifer Test & Pumping Effects, 37, DRI Report No. 41135
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Mill Site Aquifer, Owens Dry Lake: Analysis of Long-Term Aquifer Test & Pumping Effects, 37, DRI Report No. 41134
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Tritium Variations in Groundwater on the Nevada Test Site., 95, 45086
Isotope and Ion Geochemistry in the Vicinity of the Las Vegas Valley Shear Zone, 78, DRI Report No. 41111
Reconnaissance of Groundwater Quality in Southern Nevada, 87, DRI Report No. 41101
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Data Report: Water Level Data from Northern Las Vegas Valley, 26, DRI Report No. 41106
Improving Reservoir Evaporation Estimates for Enhanced Decision Support, 2020 NWRA Annual Conference: Las Vegas, NV, February 10, 2020-February 13, 2020
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In-situ Evaporation Monitoring at Lake Powell, BOR Reservoir Evaporation Research Workshop, September 25, 2020
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Evaluation of Timber Mountain Recharge and Groundwater Flow in Relation to Pahute Mesa Groundwater Flow, Department of Energy, Underground Test Area Activity, Technical Information Exchange, August 29, 2019
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NICE Net and Reference Evapotranspiration in Nevada, Western States Water Council Irrigation Management Information Systems Workshop: San Diego, CA, August 25, 2016
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Highlights from the Nevada Integrated Climate and Evapotranspiration Network – NICE Net
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