The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands
Dave Stonestrom is a Research Hydrologist in the National Research Program (NRP) of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area. He serves as the NRP Research Coordinator of the USGS Amargosa Desert Research Site (ADRS) and as a co-editor of Vadose Zone Journal. As Lead Scientist for “Integrative Unsaturated Zone Studies,” he conducts field, laboratory, and theoretical research into processes governing fluid, solute, and energy transport through unsaturated zones in relation to groundwater recharge, pedogenesis, contaminant transport, environmental health, groundwater-surface water interactions, and evolution of hydrologic systems through time. He has conducted investigations of unsaturated zones in settings ranging from tropical mountain rainforests to outgassing alpine volcanoes and coastal wetlands to hyperarid deserts. He holds a BS in Geology from Dickinson College and MS and PhD degrees in Hydrology from Stanford University.
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Nimmo, J.R., Stonestrom, D.A., and Akstin, K.C., 1994, The feasibility of recharge-rate determinations using the steady-state centrifuge method:Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 58, no. 1, p. 49–56. https://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj1994.03615995005800010007x
Stonestrom, D. A., and Rubin, J., 1989b, Air permeability and trapped-air content in two soils: Water Resources Research, v. 25, no.9, p. 1959–1969. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/WR025i009p01947
Stonestrom, D. A. and Rubin, J., 1989a, Water-content dependence of trapped air in two soils: Water Resources Research, v. 25, no.9, p. 1947–1958. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/WR025i009p01959