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Barrash receives distinction for groundwater hydrology article

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Groundwater, a peer-reviewed journal published by Wiley, recently notified Warren Barrash, research professor emeritus in the Department of Geosciences, that a paper he co-authored,
Hydraulic tomography: 3D hydraulic conductivity, fracture network, and connectivity in mudstone,” published in April 2020, received distinction as one of the 10 most-cited papers published during the two-year period of January 2020 to December 2021.

The paper describes how Barrash and his colleagues can use a combined field testing and computer modeling approach, conceptually similar to medical imaging, to estimate, for the first time, the three-dimensional distribution of hydraulic properties of a fractured bedrock aquifer, including mapping of the 3D fracture network.

While Barrash formally retired in 2014, he continues to participate in research and publications on groundwater hydrology.