CWSS Research Objectives
The Center for Water Supply Studies is actively involved in conducting research relevant to addressing water supply issues in the Coastal Bend region of South Texas.
The Center for Water Supply Studies research is focused on:
CWSS Research Projects (including graduate and undergraduate students)
Murgulet, D., Trevino, M.*, Douglas, A.*, Spalt, N.*, Hu, X., and Murgulet, V. (2018). Temporal and spatial fluctuations of groundwater-derived alkalinity fluxes to a semiarid coastal embayment. Science of the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment 630 (2018) 1343–1359. #https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.333
Murgulet, D., Murgulet, V., Hay, R., Mestas-Nunez, A., and Tissot, P. (2017). Relationships between Sea Surface Temperature Changes in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and South Texas Precipitation and Streamflow Variability. Hydrology Journal (550 (2017) 726-739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.05.041
Khan, R. H. *, Smith-Engle J.M., and Tissot, P., Murgulet D. (2016). Temporal Spatial and Depth Variations of Ground Water Chemistry: An Indicator of Hydro-Geochemical Evolution in Shallow Coastal Aquifers, South Texas. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) Journal." (2016): 313-329.
Murgulet D., M. Cook, and V. Murgulet (2016) Groundwater Mixing Between Different Aquifer Types in a Complex Structural Setting Discerned by Elemental and Stable Isotope Geochemistry. Journal of Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10589.
Murgulet, D. and G.R. Tick (2016) Effect of variable-density groundwater flow on nitrate flux to coastal waters. Journal of Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10580.
Tick, G.R., J.R.Harvell, and D. Murgulet (2015) Intermediate-Scale Investigation of Enhanced-Solubilization Agents on the Dissolution and Removal of a Multicomponent Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) Source. Water Air and Soil Pollution, doi: 10.1007/s11270-015-2636-7.
Bighash, P. and D. Murgulet, (2015) Application of factor analysis and electrical resistivity to understand groundwater contributions to coastal embayments in semi-arid and hypersaline coastal settings. Science of the Total Environment. 532:688-701. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.077.
Murgulet, D., M.S. Wetz, A. Douglas, N. Spalt, and K. Linares (2015). Evaluating Groundwater Inflow and Nutrient Transport to Texas Coastal Embayments. Scientific report submitted to Texas General Land Office August 2015.
Murgulet, D. and R.G. Hay (2015). Technical Support document: Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load for the Oso Creek Watershed, Texas. Submitted October 15, Contract No. 582-11-90501; Work Order No. 13
Weber, E. T. II and D. Denny (2009) 1-D inversion of magnetotelluric vertical electrical sounding curves: Defining coastal aquifers with freshwater-saltwater transition zones: Journal of Applied Geophysics.
Garrison, James R. Jr., E.T. Weber, II, S. Potter Miller, G. McMechan and X. Zeng (2009) Ground-penetrating Radar study of North Padre Island, Texas: Implications for barrier island internal architecture, models of micro-tidal barrier island growth, and Gulf of Mexico sea-level cyclicity: Journal of Sedimentary Research. doi:10.2110/jsr.2010.034