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Gaisheng Liu

Associate Scientist, Geohydrology, Kansas Geological Survey

Address Information:

Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047-3724
Phone: (785) 864-2115
Fax: (785) 864-5317
E-mail: gliu@kgs.ku.edu
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Peer-reviewed Publications:

Liu, G., S. Knobbe, and J. J. Butler, Jr. (2013), Resolving centimeter-scale flows in aquifers and their hydrostratigraphic controls, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1098-1103, doi:10.1002/grl.50282.

Liu, G., J. J. Butler Jr., E. Reboulet, S. Knobbe, 2012, Hydraulic conductivity profiling with direct push methods, Grundwasser, 17(1), doi: 10.1007/s00767-011-0182-9.

Bohling, G.C., G. Liu, S.J. Knobbe, E.C. Reboulet, D. W. Hyndman, P. Dietrich, J. J. Butler, Jr., 2012, Geostatistical analysis of centimeter-scale hydraulic conductivity variations at the MADE site, Water Resour. Res., doi:10.1029/2011WR010791, in press.

Wang, X, C. Zheng, G. Liu, W. Li, S. Knobbe, E. Reboulet, J. J. Butler, Jr., 2012, A Review of recent developments in using direct-push technologies for rapid, high-resolution hydraulic conductivity measurements, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, 56(1), in press.

Liu, G., C. Zheng, G.R. Tick, J. J. Butler, Jr., and S.M. Gorelick, 2010, Relative importance of dispersion and rate-limited mass transfer in highly heterogeneous porous media: Analysis of a new tracer test at the Macrodispersion Experiment (MADE) site: Water Resour. Res., 46, W03524, doi:10.1029/2009WR008430. [Abstract online]

Liu, G., Butler, J.J., Jr., Bohling, G.C., Reboulet, E., Knobbe, S. and Hyndman, D.W., 2009, A new method for high-resolution characterization of hydraulic conductivity: Water Resour. Res., v. 45, W08202, DOI:10.1029/2009WR008319. [Abstract online]

G. Liu, Y. Chen, and D. Zhang, 2008, Investigation of flow and transport processes at the MADE site using ensemble Kalman filter: Advances in Water Resources, vol. 31, issue 7, p. 975-986, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.03.006.

G. Liu, G.C. Bohling, and J.J. Butler, Jr., 2008, Simulation Assessment of the Direct-Push Permeameter for Characterizing Vertical Variations in Hydraulic Conductivity: Water Resour. Res., vol. 44, W02432, doi:10.1029/2007WR006078.

G. Liu, C. Zheng, and S. M. Gorelick, 2007, Evaluation of the applicability of the dual-domain mass transfer model in porous media containing connected high-conductivity channels: Water Resour. Res., vol. 43, W12407, doi:10.1029/2007WR005965.

G. Liu, Z. Lu, and D. Zhang, 2007, Stochastic Uncertainty Analysis for Solute Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Media Using a Karhunen-Loéve Based Moment Equation Approach: Water Resour. Res., vol. 43, W07427, doi:10.1029/2006WR005193.

G. Liu, D. Zhang, and Z. Lu, 2006, Stochastic uncertainty analysis for unconfined flow systems: Water Resour. Res., vol. 42, W09412, doi:10.1029/2005WR004766.

S.M. Gorelick, G. Liu and C. Zheng, 2005, Quantifying Mass Transfer in Permeable Media Containing Conductive Dendritic Networks: Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 32, L18402, doi:10.1029/2005GL023512.

G. Liu, C. Zheng and S.M. Gorelick, 2004, Limits of Applicability of the Advection-Dispersion Model in Aquifers Containing Connected High-Conductivity Channels: Water Resour. Res., vol. 40, W08308, doi:10.1029/2003WR002735.

External Grant Support:

Principal Investigator, Aquifer storage and recovery in near-surface aquifers: Development of a new recharge approach using small-diameter, low-cost wells, $177,336, NIWR/USGS National Competitive Grant Program, 2011-2013.

Co-Principal Investigator, Design and construction of ground-water model for Western Kansas GMD#1, Kansas Water Office No. 0070863: $95,000, 01/04/13-12/31/14.

Co-Principal Investigator, Integrated use of surface and subsurface NMR for measuring and mapping saturated hydraulic conductivity in three dimensions, $20,963 (Phase 1--2010-11) and $225,000 (Phase 2--2011-13), Vista Clara, Inc.

Co-Principal Investigator, Collaborative research--High-resolution dynamic characterization of transport pathways: Providing new insights into subsurface processes, $147,107, National Science Foundation, 2008-2011 (Supplemental request, $22,500, 2009).

Principal Investigator, Ground-water model for Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District #3, Kansas Water Office, $176,507, 2008-2012.

Co-Principal Investigator, Smoky Hill ground water model, Kansas Water Office, $90,000, 2007-2008.

Selected Papers Presented at Conferences:

Händel, H., G. Liu, P. Dietrich, R. Liedl, J. Fank, and J. J. Butler, Jr. (2013), Numerical comparison of artificial recharge by small-diameter wells to common systems, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H11F-1214.

Liu, G., S. Knobbe, E. Reboulet, D. Whittemore, A. Brookfield, and J. J. Butler, Jr. (2013), Development of a new artificial recharge approach for aquifer storage and recovery in near-surface aquifers: the performance of a surface basin in the Lower Republican River Basin, 22nd Annual Kansas Hydrology Seminar, Topeka, KS.

Händel, H., G. Liu, P. Dietrich, R. Liedl, and J. J. Butler, Jr. (2013), Numerical investigation of shallow aquifer recharge using small-diameter, low-cost wells and infiltration basins, 2013 NGWA Ground Water Summit, San Antonio, TX.

Bohling, G. C., G. Liu, and J. J. Butler, Jr. (2012), Adaptive integration of auxiliary information into inverse problems: Application to direct-push hydraulic profiling, Eos Trans. AGU, 93(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41K-04.

Liu, G., J. J. Butler, Jr., S. Knobbe, E. C. Reboulet, and G. C. Bohling (2012), High-resolution hydraulic conductivity profiling with direct-push methods, 2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit--Innovate and Integrate, Garden Grove, CA.

Knobbe, S., G. Liu, J. J. Butler, Jr., E. C. Reboulet (2012), A new thermal method for characterizing groundwater flux variations, 2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit--Innovate and Integrate, Garden Grove, CA.

Liu, G., S. Knobbe, J. J. Butler, Jr., and E. C. Reboulet (2012), A new method for characterizing groundwater flux variations, 21st Annual Kansas Hydrology Seminar, Topeka, KS.

Liu, G., S. Knobbe, J.J. Butler, and E.C. Reboulet, 2011, A New Thermal Method for High-resolution Aquifer Characterization, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(54), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31D-1188.

G.C. Bohling, G. Liu, S. Knobbe, E. Reboulet, and J.J. Butler, Jr., 2011, A modified approach for direct-push hydraulic profiling in formations of moderate to high hydraulic conductivity, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(54), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31D-1189.

A. Brookfield, G. Liu, D. Whittemore, and M. Sophocleous, 2011, Simulating the Effects of a Changing Climate on Water Resources in Kansas, Proceedings 28th Annual Water and Future of Kansas Conf., Topeka, KS, 30 September 2011.

Liu, G., Whittemore, D.O., Wilson, B.B, Butler, J.J., Jr., 2010, Modeling the High Plains aquifer in southwest Kansas: From the Past to the Future, Proceedings 27th Annual Water and Future of Kansas Conf., Topeka, KS, 26 October 2010.

Liu, G., J.J. Butler, G. Bohling, E.C. Reboulet, S. Knobbe, D.W. Hyndman, C. Zheng, 2009, A New Method for Rapid, High-Resolution Characterization of Hydraulic Conductivity: Application to Solute Transport at the MADE Site, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H21B-0844.

Bohling, G., G. Liu, J.J. Butler, E.C. Reboulet, T. Vienken, U. Schneidewind, 2009, Geostatistical Simulation of Centimeter-Scale Hydraulic Conductivity Estimates from Direct-Push Logging at the MADE Site, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H43C-1038.

Liu, G., J.J. Butler, G. Bohling, E.C. Reboulet, S. Knobbe, 2009, High-Resolution Characterization of Spatial Variations in Hydraulic Conductivity with Direct-Push Technology: The MADE Site Field Demonstration, NovCare 2009 Conference (Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice), May 13-16, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany.

Whittemore, D.O., Liu, G., Wilson, B.B., and Butler, J.J., Jr., 2009, Enhanced estimation of recharge, tributary inflow, and pumping for a stream-aquifer interaction model: Program with Abstracts, 54th Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference, St. Louis.

G. Bohling, G. Liu, and J.J. Butler, 2008, The Direct-Push Permeameter for High-Resolution Characterization of Spatial Variations in Hydraulic Conductivity: Optimal Zonation Analysis, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33H-08.

G. Liu, G. Bohling, J.J. Butler, and P. Dietrich, 2008, The Direct-Push Permeameter for High-Resolution Characterization of Spatial Variations in Hydraulic Conductivity: Tool Design, CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering, July 14-16, 2008, Boulder, Colorado.

G. Liu, G. Bohling, J.J. Butler, E.C. Reboulet, and P. Dietrich, 2008, Modeling Assessment of the Direct-Push Permeameter for High-Resolution Characterization of Spatial Variations in Hydraulic Conductivity, 2008 North American Environmental Field Conference & Exposition, January 14-16, 2008, Tampa, Florida.

G. Liu, G. Bohling, J.J. Butler, and P. Dietrich, 2007, Theoretical Investigation of the Direct-Push Permeameter for Characterizing Vertical Variations in Hydraulic Conductivity. Abstract O-02, in: A.R. Gavaskar and C.F. Silver, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation--2007, Proceedings of the Ninth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium. ISBN 978-1-57477-161-9, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH.

Bohling, G.C., J.J. Butler, Jr., and G. Liu, 2007, High Resolution Aquifer Characterization with Hydraulic Tomography and the Direct-Push Permeameter, Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, CA, 24-29 September, 2007, 2007 Annual Meeting Abstracts, AEG, Denver, CO, p. 28

G. Liu, Yan Chen and Dongxiao Zhang, 2008, Investigation of transport processes at the MADE site using the ensemble Kalman filter: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 38, No. 7, p. 429.

C. S. Wilson, G. R. Tick, G. Liu, and C. Zheng, 2006, Field Characterization of Small-scale Preferential Flow Paths in a Highly Heterogeneous Aquifer, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H43A-0481.

G. Liu, Zhiming Lu and Dongxiao Zhang, 2006, MODFLOW-STO: Stochastic Modeling of Flow in Saturated Porous Media Using MODFLOW-2000. In: MODFLOW 2006 and other modeling odysseys, Golden, Colorado, USA, 363 - 367.

Dongxiao Zhang, Zhiming Lu and Gaisheng Liu, An Efficient Stochastic Decomposition Approach for Large-Scale Subsurface Flow Problems; in, Proceedings of the XVI International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, edited by Philip J. Binning Peter K. Engesgaard, Helge K. Dahle, George F. Pinder and William G. Gray. Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2006.

Hector Klie, Mary F. Wheeler, Gaisheng Liu and Dongxiao Zhang, Stochastic Subspace Projection Methods for Efficient Multiphase Flow Uncertainty Assessment; in, 10th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2006.

G. Liu, D. Zhang, and Z. Lu, 2005, MODFLOW-STO: Stochastic Modeling of Flow in Saturated Porous Media Using MODFLOW-2000: EOS Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H23F-1495.

C. Zheng, G. Liu, and S.M. Gorelick, 2005, Understanding solute transport in extremely heterogeneous media: What has been learned from 20 years of research at the MADE site?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 101.

Open File Reports:

Liu, G., B. B. Wilson, D. O. Whittemore, and J. J. Butler, Jr. (2012), Ground-water model for southwest Kansas groundwater management district No. 3: Future scenarios, Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 2012-3, 121 p. [available online]

Liu, G., Wilson, B.B., Whittemore, D.O., Jin, W and Butler, J.J., Jr., 2010, Ground-Water Model for Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3, Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 2010-18, 104 p. (Reviewed by KWO, DWR and GMD #3). [available online]

Wilson, B.B., Liu, G., Whittemore, D.O., and Butler, J.J., Jr., 2008, Smoky Hill ground-water model: Kansas Geological Survey Open-file Report 2009-20, 26 p., Supplement to report, 15 p., for Kansas Water Office. [available online]

B. B. Wilson, G. Liu, D.O. Whittemore, and Butler, J.J., Jr., Smoky Hill River Valley Ground-water Model, Open-File Report 2008-20. [available online]


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