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Journal Publications

  • Sprenger M, Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, McNamara JP, Laudon J, Shatilla NF, and Soulsby C, in review. Storage, Mixing and fluxes of water in the critical zone across northern environments inferred by stable isotopes of soil water. Hydrological Processes
  • McNamara JP, Benner SG, Poulos MJ, Pierce JP, Chandler D,  Kormos PR, Marshall HP, Flores A, Seyfried M, Glenn N, and Aishlin P, 2018. Form and function relationships revealed in a semiarid mountain catchment. WIREsWater. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1267.
  • Fullhart AT, Kelleners TJ, Chandler DG, McNamara JP, and Seyfried MS, in press. Water flow modeling with dry bulk density optimization to determine hydraulic properties in mountain soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi:10.2136/sssaj2017.06.0196.
  • Poulos MJ, and Pierce JL, 2017. Alluvial fan depositional records from north and south-facing catchments in semi-arid montane terrain. Quaternary Research, 1-17. doi:10.1017/qua.2017.98
  • Ala-aho P, Tetzlaff D, McNamara JP, Laudon H,  and Soulsby C, 2017. Using isotopes to constrain water flux and age estimates in snow-influenced catchments using the STARR (Spatially Distributed Tracer-Aided Rainfall-Runoff) model. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5089-5110,
  • Ala-aho P, Tetzlaff D, McNamara JP, Laudon H, Kormos P, and Soulsby C, 2017. Modeling the isotopic evolution of snowpack and snowmelt: testing a spatially distributed parsimonious approach. Water Resources Research,Volume 53, Issue 7Pages 5813–5830 DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020650.
  • Tetzlaff D, Carey SK, McNamara JP, Laudon H, and Soulsby C, 2017. The essential value of long-term experimental data for hydrology and water management. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2017WR020838.
  • Olsoy PJ, Mitchell J, Glenn MF, and Flores AN, 2017. Assessing a multi-platform data fusion technique in capturing spatiotemporal dynamics of heterogeneous dryland ecosystems in topographically complex terrain. Remote Sensing, 9, 981, doi:10.3390/rs9100981.
  • Chandler DG, Seyfried MS,  McNamara JP, and Hwang K, 2017. Inference of soil hydrologic parameters from electronic soil moisture records.  Frontiers in Earth Science, Hydrosphere, 5:25.
  • McCutcheon RJ,  McNamara JP, Kohn MJ, and Evans SL. 2017. An evaluation of the ecohydrological separation hypothesis in a semiarid catchment.  Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11052
  • Tappa D, Kohn M, McNamara JP, Benner SG, and Flores A, 2016. Isotopic composition of precipitation in a topographically steep, seasonally snow-dominated watershed and implications of variations from the Global Meteoric Water Line.  Hydrologic Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10940
  • Evans S, , Flores A, Heilig A, Kohn M, Marshall HP, and McNamara J, 2016. Isotopic evidence for lateral flow and diffusive transport , but not sublimation, in a sloped seasonal snowpack, Idaho, USA. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067605.
  • Tetzlaff D, Buttle J, Carey SK, van Huijgevoort M, Laudon H, McNamara JP, Mitchell CPJ, Spence C, Gabor RS, and Soulsby C, 2015. A preliminary assessment of water partitioning and ecohydrological coupling in northern headwaters using stable isotopes and conceptual runoff models,  Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10515.
  • Kormos PR, McNamara JP, Seyfried MS, Marshal HP, Marks D, and Flores AN, 2015. Bedrock infiltration estimates from a catchment water storage-based modeling approach in the rain snow transition zone, Journal of Hydrology 525: 231-248.  doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.03.032.
  • Walters RD, Watson KA, Marshall HP, McNamara JP, and  Flores AN, 2014. A physiographic approach to downscaling fractional snow cover data in mountainous regions, Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, 213-425.
  • Kormos PR, Marks D, McNamara JP, Marshal HP, Winstral A, and Flores AN, 2014. Snow distribution, melt and surface water inputs to the soil in the mountain rain-snow transition zone, Journal of Hydrology, 519A, 190-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.06.051.
  • Anderson BT, McNamara JP, Marshall HP, and Flores AN. 2014. Insights into the physical processes controlling correlations between snow distribution and terrain properties, Water Resources Research, 50, doi: 10.1002/2013WR013714.
  • Kormos PR, Marks D, Williams CJ, Marshall HP, Aishlin P, Chandler DG, and McNamara JP, 2014. Soil, snow, weather and sub-surface storage data from a mountain catchment in the rain-snow transition zone. Earth System Science Data Data, 6, 165-173. doi:10.5194/essd-6-165-2014.  [Data DOI: 10.1594/PANGAEA.819837].
  • Graham CB, Barnard HR., Kavanagh KL, and McNamara JP, 2013. Catchment scale controls temporal connection of transpiration and diel fluctuations in streamflow. Hydrological Processes, 27: 2541-2556. 10.1002/hyp.9334.
  • Gould SB, Glenn NF, Sankey T, and McNamara JP. 2013. Influence of a dense, low-height shrub species on the accuracy of a LiDAR-derived DEM. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 79: 5, 421-431.
  • Eiriksson D, Whitson M, Luce CH, Marshal HP, Bradford J,  Benner SG, Black T, Hetrick H, and McNamara JP. 2013. An evaluation of the hydrologic relevance of lateral flow in snow at hillslope and catchment scales. Hydrological Processes, 27, 640-654, doi 10.1002/hyp.966.
  • Smith TJ, McNamara JP, Flores AN, Gribb MM, Aishlin PS, Benner SG, 2011. Limited soil storage capacity constrains upland benefits of winter snowpack. Hydrological Processes, 25: 3858-3865, doi.1002/hyp.8340.
  • Kunkel, M. L., A. N. Flores, T. J. Smith, J. P. McNamara, and S. G. Benner, 2011. A simplified approach for estimating soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in semi-arid complex terrain, Geoderma, 165(1), 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.06.011.
  • Thoma, M., McNamara, J.P., Benner, S.G., and Gribb, M.M., 2011. Investigating recharge using noble gas thermometry and an infiltration-weighted temperature approach in a agricultural, mount-front aquifer system. Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.hydrol.2011.08.003.
  • Geroy IJ, Gribb MM, Marshall HP, Chandler DG, Benner SG, and McNamara JP, 2011. Aspect influences on soil water retention and storage. Hydrological Processes, 25: 3836-3842, doi.1002/hyp.8281
  • McNamara, J.P. Tetzlaff, D., Bishop, K., Soulsby, C., Seyfried, M., Peters, N.E., Aulenbach, B., and Hooper, R., 2011. Storage as a metric of catchment comparison. Hydrological Processes, 25: 3364-3371, doi:10.1002/hyp.8113.
  • Nicotina, L., Tarboton, D.G., Tesfa, T.K., and Rinaldo, A. 2011. Hydrologic controls on equilibrium soil depths. Water Resources Research, Vol 47, W04517, 11pp., doi:10.1029/2010WR009538.
  • Aishlin, P., and McNamara, J.P., 2011. Bedrock infiltration and mountain block recharge accounting using chloride mass balance. Hydrological Processes 25: 1934-1948. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7950.
  • Homan, J.W, Luce, C.H., McNamara, J.P., and Glenn, N.F., 2011. Improvement of distributed snowmelt energy balance modeling with MODIS-based NDSI-derived fractional snow-covered area data. Hydrological Processes 25: 650-660, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7857.
  • Kelleners, T.J., Chandler, D.G., McNamara, J.P., Gribb, M.M., and Seyfried, M.S., 2010. Modeling runoff generation in a small snow-dominated mountainous catchment. Vadose Zone Journal, 9:517-527. doi.10.213/vzj2009.0033.
  • Stratton, B.T., Sridhar, V., Gribb, M.M., McNamara, J.P., and Narasimhan, B., 2009. Modeling the spatially varying water balance processes in a semi-arid mountainous watershed of Idaho. DOI.10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.0037.x. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(6):1390-1408.
  • Kelleners, T.J., Chandler, D.G., McNamara, J.P., Gribb, M.M., and Seyfried, M.S., 2009. Modeling the water and energy balance of vegetated areas with snow accumulation. doi:2136/vzj2008.0183. Vadose Zone Journal Nov 17 2009: 1013-1030.
  • Tesfa, T.K., Tarboton, D.G., Chandler, D.G., and McNamara, J.P., 2009. Modeling soil depth from topographic and land cover attributes. Water Resources Research, 45, W10438,doi10.1029/2008WR007474.
  • Williams, C.J., McNamara, J.P., and Chandler, D.G.,2009. Controls on the spatial and temporal variation of soil moisture in a mountainous landscape: the signatures of snow and complex terrain. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 13: 1325-1336.
  • Gribb, M., Forkutsa, I., Hansen, A., Chandler, D., and McNamara, J., 2009. The effect of various soil hydraulic property estimates on soil moisture simulations. Vadose Zone Journal, 8(2): 321-331. doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0088.
  • Nayak, A., Chandler, D.G., Marks, D., McNamara, J.P., and Seyfried, M. 2008. Correction of electronic weighing bucket precipitation gauge measurements. Water Resources Research, 44, W00D11, doi:10.1029/2008WR006875.
  • Tyler, S.W., Burak, S.A., McNamara, J.P., Lamontagne, A., Selker, J.S, and Dozier, J. 2008. Spatially distributed temperatures at the base of two mountain snowpacks measured with fiber optic sensors. Journal of Glaciology, 54(187): 673-679.
  • Miller, C., Routh, P., Brosten, T. and McNamara, J.P, 2008. Application of time-lapse ERT to Watershed Characterization. Geophysics, 73, G&; DOI:10.1190/1.2907156.
  • McNamara, J. P., Chandler, D. G., Seyfried, M., and Achet, S. 2005. Soil moisture states, lateral flow, and streamflow generation in a semi-arid, snowmelt-driven catchment. Hydrological Processes, 19, 4023-4038.
  • Chandler, D. G., Seyfried. M, Murdock, M., and McNamara, J. P. 2004. Field calibration of water content reflectometers. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 68(5): 1501-1507.
  • Stieglitz, M., Shaman, J., McNamara, J., Kling, G. and Engel, V. 2003. An approach to understanding hydrologic connectivity on the hillslope and the implications for nutrient transport. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 17(4): 1105, doi: 10.1029/2003GB002041.

Theses and Dissertations

NameYearDegreeTitle [Call #]Major Adviser(s)
Aishlin, Pamella Sarah2006M.S. Hydrologic Sciences Groundwater Recharge Estimation Using Chloride Mass Balance Dry Creek Experimental Watershed.

GB 1197.7 A39]
James McNamara
Anderson, Brian T.2011M.S. Hydrologic SciencesSpatial Distribution and Evolution of a Seasonal Snowpack in Complex Terrain: An Evaluation of the Snodas Modeling ProjectJames McNamara
Boe, Erik2013M.S. Hydrologic Sciences Assessing Local Snow Variability Using a Network of Ultrasonic Snow Depth SensorsJames McNamara
Burnop, Alison C.2012M.S. Hydrologic SciencesAssessing the Value of Improved Snow Information in Operational Hydrologic ModelsJames McNamara
Eiriksson, David P.2012M.S. Hydrologic SciencesThe Hydrologic Significance of Lateral Water Flow through SnowJames McNamara
Figueras, Jordi2007M.S. Civil EngineeringDesign and validation of an automated multistep outflow apparatus for measuring soil hydraulic properties. Molly Gribb
Frye, Alex2013M.S. Hydrologic SciencesThe Persistence of Losing and Gaining StreamsJames McNamara
Geisler, Ethan2016M.S Hydrologic Science Riparian Zone Evapotranspiration Using Streamflow Diel SignalsJames McNamara
Geroy, Ivan J.2010M.S. Civil EngineeringFactors Influencing Soil Moisture at the Hillslope Scale in a Semi-Arid Mountainous EnvironmentMolly Gribb
Grant, Laura2005M.S. GeophysicsDistribution of Soil Water Dynamics in a Small Mountain Catchment.

S 0594 G73]
James McNamara
Gupta, Ritu2005M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering

Utah State University.
Climate Change and the Water Balance of Semiarid Mountain Blocks: A One Dimensional Modeling Approach.David Chandler
Hoffman, Bernadette A.2008M.S. GeologyScale and heterogeneity in hydraulic properties of the fractured granitic Boise front, Boise, Idaho.

GB 1025 .I2 H64]
James McNamara
Homan, Joel W.2008M.S. Hydrologic SciencesThe Development and Evaluation of Ground, Model, and Satellite-based Snowmelt Depletion Curves. [GB 0980 H65]James McNamara
Kalra, A.2005M.S. Civil Engineering

Utah State University
Vertical and lateral flow components of soil water fluxes following spring rainfall in a semi-arid catchment.David Chandler
Kormos, Patrick2005M.S. GeologyAccounting for time and space variations of [delta]¹⁸O in a snowmelt isotopic hydrograph separation in the Boise Front.

GB 0991 I2 K67]
James McNamara
Kormos, Patrick R.2013Ph.D. GeosciencesEstimating Deep Percolation in the Mountain Rain-Snow Transition ZoneJames McNamara
Ladd, Katrina E.2010M.S. Civil EngineeringIdentifying controls on surface carbon dioxide efflux in a semi-arid ecosystem [S594.3 .L33 2010]George Murgel & Shawn Benner
LaMontagne, Aurele2009M.S. Hydrologic SciencesCharacterization and Quantification of Ground Heat Flux for Late Season Shallow Snow. [GB 2603.2 .L36]James McNamara
Lenhartzen, Valerie J.2007M.S. GeologyDendroclimatological Reconstruction of Streamflow Variability in a small, semi-arid Mountain Catchment.

GB 1225 I2 L46]
David Wilkins
Makram Morgos, Daniella2006M.S. Hydrologic Sciences Influence of Saturated Wedge Hydrodynamics on Hillslope-Stream Connectivity.

GB 0705 .I2 M67]
James McNamara
McCutcheon, Ryan2015M.S. Hydrologic Science Stable Isotopes Reveal a Disconnect Between Biotic and Abiotic Hydrological Processes in a Seasonally-Dry, Semi-Arid WatershedJames McNamara
Miller, Carlyle2007PhD Geophysics Inversion and Resolution Analysis of Electromagnetic Data: Examples from Geothermal and Watershed CharacterizationPartha Routh
Murray, S. 2008M.S. Mathematics The Richard’s equation and its constitutive relations. Jodi Mead
Parham, William2015M.S. Hydrologic Science Spatial and Temporal Storage Dynamics Moderate the Ecohydrological Significance of Evapotranspiration in Semi-Arid, Mountainous TerrainJames McNamara
Poulos, Michael J.2016PhD GeoscienceFeedbacks Among Climate, Soils, Vegetation, and Erosion Drive Valley Asymmetry Development in the Mountains of Central IdahoJennifer Pierce
Poulos, Michael J.2012M.S. Hydrologic SciencesHillslope Asymmetry Maps Reveal Widespread, Multi-Scale OrganizationsJennifer Pierce
Procsal, Michael2005M.S. GeologyDevelopment of an areal snow depletion curve in the Dry Creek Experimental Watershed using MODIS Satellite Imagery and the Utah Energy Balance Snow Accumulation and Melt Model.

GB 0991 I2 P76]
James McNamara
Richins, Shelby2014B.S Biology, College of IdahoEcology of Columbia River Redband Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri, in Dry Creek, Idaho (Lower Boise River Drainage)
Chris Walser (College of Idaho)
Rothwell, Eric2005M.S. GeologyThe Influence of Hyporheic Flow on the Temperature of a Riffle-Step-Pool Stream.

GB 1398.8 I2 R68]
James McNamara
Shallcross, Alden T.2012M.S. Hydrologic SciencesLiDAR Investigations of Snow Distribution in Mountainous TerrainJames McNamara
Smith, Toni J.2010M.S. Hydrologic SciencesUsing soil moisture trends across topographic gradients to examine controls on semi-arid ecosystem dynamics. [S594 .S63 2010]Shawn Benner
Stark, Brian J.2012M.S. Hydrologic SciencesAssessing Eolian Dust Inputs to Soils in Dry Creek Experimental Watershed, SW IdahoShawn Benner
Stratton, Benjamin T.2008M.S. Hydrologic SciencesEvaluation of the spatially varying water balance process in a semi-arid mountainous watershed of Idaho using the soil water assessment tool (SWAT) model. [GB 0705 .I2 s77]James McNamara
Tappa, Daniel J.2013M.S. Hydrologic SciencesIsotopic Composition of Precipitation in a Topographically Complex, Seasonally Snow-Dominated Watershed: Hydrometeorological Controls and Variations from the Global Meteoric Water LineAlejandro Flores
Tesfa, T.2009Ph.D. Utah State UniversityDistributed hydrological modeling using soil depth estimated based on landscape variables from enhanced terrain analysis.David Chandler
Thoma, Michael2008M.S. GeologyInvestigating Recharging Routes to the Treasure Valley Aquifer System, Idaho using Noble Gas Thermometry.

GB 1197.77 .T48]
James McNamara
Trevena, R.2007M.S. MathematicsUsing the chi-squared curve to assimilate large data sets from different sources.Jodi Mead
Walters, Reggie2013M.S. Hydrologic SciencesTransfer of Snow Information across the Macro-to-Hillslope-Scale Gap Using a Physiographic Downscaling Approach: Implications for Hydrologic Modeling in Semiarid, Seasonally Snow-Dominated WatershedsAlejandro Flores
Warden, Ryan E.2011M.S. Hydrologic SciencesTemporal and Spatial Analysis of Stream and Groundwater InteractionsJames McNamara
Whitson, Michael D.2009M.S. Hydrologic SciencesLateral water redistribution during spring snowmelt and simulated rain-on-snow events. [GB 0991 I2 W55]James McNamara
Williams, Christopher J.2005M.S. Geology Characterization of the Spatial and Temporal Controls on Soil Moisture and Streamflow Generation in a Semi-arid Headwater Catchment.

GB 1197.7 W525]
James McNamara
Mendieta, Aida2017M.S. GeophysicsSeismic refraction and electrical resistivity tests for fracture induced anisotropy in a mountain watershedJohn Bradford
Yenko, Melissa2003M.S. GeologyHydrometric and Geochemical Evidence of Streamflow Sources in the Upper Dry Creek Experimental Watershed, Southwestern Idaho.

GB 0991 I2 Y46]
James McNamara