Kamini Singha

311E Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401 phone: +1 303.273.3822 email: ksingha@mines.edu


Professional Experience

Education

Awards and Honors

University-Level Fellowships

Career Development and Training

Research

General

  • hydrogeology
  • environmental geophysics
  • watershed hydrology
  • critical zone science
  • integration of field data and numerical modeling

Specific

  • physical processes controlling solute and contaminant mass transport
  • integration of geophysical imaging with flow and transport modeling
  • groundwater at interfaces, including groundwater-surface water exchange (see a video from our 2016 CUAHSI workshop)
  • groundwater-evapotranspiration connections in critical zone science (see a video about CZ science)

a little bit about me
details on current and previously funded research
current student projects

Teaching

Recent Research Papers

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  • Barnard, H.R., Rempe, D.M., Parsekian, A.D., Singha, K., Schmidt, L.M., and Burns, E.F.* (submitted). Ecohydrologic dynamics of rock moisture in a montane catchment of the Colorado Front Range. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Dorley, J.*, Singley, J.*, Covino, T., Singha, K., Gooseff, M. and González-Pinzón, R. (submitted). Physical and stoichiometric controls on stream respiration in a headwater stream. Submitted to Biogeochemistry Discussions.
  • Warix, S.R.*, Navarre-Sitchler, A., Manning, A.H., and Singha, K. (submitted). Local topography and hydraulic conductivity influence riparian groundwater age and groundwater-surface water connection. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Zhang, X.#, Sawyer, A.H., and Singha, K. (submitted). A numerical exploration of hyporheic zone solute transport behavior estimated from electrical resistivity inversions. Submitted to Journal of Hydrology.
  • Engers, A.*, Meeks, J.#, Higgins, C.P., McCray, J.E., Adgate, J.L., and Singha, K. (submitted). Estimating historical exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids in Security, Fountain, and Widefield, Colorado: Use of groundwater flow and transport models. Submitted to Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
  • Meeks, J.#, Mass, S.*, Adgate, J.A., Barton, K., Singha, K., McCray, J.E., Starling, A.P., and Higgins, C.P. (submitted). Estimating historical exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids in Security, Fountain, and Widefield, Colorado: Use of water-infrastructure blending and toxicokinetic models. Submitted to Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
  • Marshall, A.*, Zhang, X.#, Sawyer, A.H., Wohl, E., and Singha, K. (submitted). Logjam characteristics as drivers of transient storage in headwater streams. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
  • Sullivan, P.L, Barnard, H.B., Brookfield, A.E., Genereux, D.P., Jarecke, K.#, Karlstrom, L., Loheide, S.P. II, Mcintosh, J., Michael, H.A., Price, R.M., Rempe, D., Singha, K. , Stotler, R.L., White, A. (submitted). Groundwater: The Dynamic Base of the Critical Zone, chapter in Critical Zone and Ecosystems Dynamics, Springer.
  • Singley, J.G.*, K. Singha, M.N. Gooseff, A.S. Ward, and E.S. Hinckley (2022). Identification of hyporheic extent and functional zonation during seasonal streamflow recession by unsupervised clustering of time-lapsed electrical resistivity models. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.14713.
  • González-Pinzón, R., Dorley, J.*, Singley, J.*, Singha, K., Gooseff, M., Covino, T. (2022). TIPT: The Tracer Injection Planning Tool.Environmental Modelling and Software, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105504.
  • Heil, E.#, Warix, S.*, Singha, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2022). Decadal trends in solute concentrations, mass flux, and discharge reveal variable hydrologic and geochemical response to climate change in two alpine watersheds. Applied Geochemistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2022.105402.
  • Grana, D., A.D. Parsekian, B.A. Flinchum, N.Y. Smeltz, R.P. Callahan, A. Li, J. Hayes, B. Carr, K. Singha, C.S. Riebe; S. W. Holbrook (2022). Geostatistical rock physics inversion for predicting the spatial distribution of porosity and saturation in the critical zone. Mathematical Geosciences. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11004-022-10006-0.
  • Hall, N.*, Rust, A.#, Hogue, T., and Singha, K. (2022). Analysis of watershed parameters controlling turbidity following the West Fork Complex Fire. Journal of Hydrology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127712.
  • Singha, K., Johnson, T., Day-Lewis, F., and Slater, L. (2022). Electrical Imaging in Hydrogeology. The Groundwater Project, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 74 pp. ISBN: 978-1-77470-011-2.
  • Sullivan, P.L, Billings, S., Hirmas, D., Li, L., Zhang, X., Ziegler, S., Murenbeeld, K., Ajami, H., Guthrie, A., Singha, K., Gimenez, D., Duro, A.M., Moreno, V., Flores, A., Cueva, A., Koop, A.N., Aronson, E., Barnard, H., Banwart, S., Keen, R., Nemes, A., Nikolaidis, N., Nippert, J., Richter, D., Robinson, D., Sadayappan, K., Souza, L., Unruh, M., and Wen, H. (2022). Embracing the dynamic nature of soil structure: A paradigm illuminating the role of life in critical zones of the Anthropocene. Earth-Science Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103873.

papers from 2021 and earlier

Recent Abstracts

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  • Holmes, R.*, Kroepsch, A., and Singha, K. (2022). River communities and the politics of responsibility: Understanding different conceptions of fault and repair after a water-quality disaster. 23-27 March 2023, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Singha, K., Hoagland, B.#, Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2022). Surface water-groundwater connectivity controls on metal(loid) fate and transport. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract. Invited.
  • Warix, S.*, Navarre-Sitchler, A., and Singha, K. (2022). Relation between concentration-discharge relationships and near-stream groundwater residence times. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Swift Bird, K.*, Navarre-Sitchler, A., Singha, K. (2022). Delineating event-scale metal(loid) fluxes in an alpine stream catchment. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Singley, J.G.#, Fry, I.C.+, Jacobsen, L. and Singha, K. (2022). Quantifying and comparing evapotranspiration dynamics using temporal moment analysis of sap flow time series. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Holmes, R.*, Kroepsch, A., and Singha, K. (2022). River communities and the politics of responsibility: Understanding different conceptions of fault and repair after a water-quality disaster. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Zhang, Z.*, Guan, H., Veneklaas, E.J., Deng, Z., Batelaan, O., Simmons, C., and Singha, K. (2022). A pumping-test analog for characterizing root-zone and plant integrated hydraulic systems based on above-ground measurements. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Zhang, X.#, Sawyer, A.H., and Singha, K. (2022). Uncertainties in hyporheic zone solute transport estimated from electrical resistivity inversions: A numerical study. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Cockerham, J.+, Swift Bird, K.*, Arrue, D., and Singha, K. (2022). Tracer dilution studies at in Coal Creek, Colorado, to predict metal transport. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract.
  • Warix, S.*, Navarre-Sitchler, A., Manning, A., and Singha, K. (2022). Local topography and hydraulic conductivity influence riparian groundwater age and groundwater-surface water connection. Rocky Mountain Hydrologic Research Center Annual meeting, Boulder, CO, 30 November 2022. Invited.
  • Shakas, A., Hediger, R.*, Pfister, I.*, Meusburger, K.D., de Pasquale, G., Singha, K., Wagner, F., Maurer, H. (2022). Geophysical insights from a 20 year-long irrigation experiment in the Pfynwald forest (Valais). 20th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lausanne, 18-20 November 2022.
  • Meeks, J.#, Mass, S.*, Adgate, J., Barton, K., Singha, K., McCray, J.E. Starling, A., and Higgins, C. (2022). Estimating historical exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids in Security, Fountain and Widefield, Colorado: Use of water-infrastructure blending and toxiokinetic models. National Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, CO, 9-12 October: GSA Abstracts with Programs.
  • Warix, S.*, Navarre-Sitchler, A., Manning, A., Singha, K., Godsey, S. (2022). Topography and hydraulic conductivity are primary controls on groundwater residence time, groundwater-surface water connection, and stream permanence. MtnClim 2022: Science for Decision-Making in Mountains, September 12-16, 2022 in Gothic, Colorado. Invited.
  • Hoagland, B.#, Rasmussen, K.*, Singha, K., Spear, J.R., and Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2022). Microbiome structure influenced by metal-oxide precipitation in hyporheic zones receiving acid mine drainage. Goldschmidt2022, 10-15 July, Honolulu, Hawai’i.
  • Guthrie, A.V.*, Hirmas, D., Sullivan, P.L., Singha, K., Flores, A., Nippert, J., Li, L., Wen, H., and Billings, S. (2022). Evidence for rapid and wide-spread root-induced soil structural changes in response to land use. Goldschmidt2022, 10-15 July, Honolulu, Hawai’i.
  • Rey, D.*, Hinckley, E.S., Walvoord, M. and Singha, K. (2022). The impact of seasonally frozen ground on hydrologic partitioning in alpine hillslopes in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. EOS Trans. AGU Frontiers in Hydrology Meet. Suppl. Abstract, 19-23 June, Puerto Rico.
  • Andrews, E.*, Moore, J., Singha, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2022). Transport-limited weathering in the deep critical zone. EOS Trans. AGU Frontiers in Hydrology Meet. Suppl. Abstract, 19-23 June, Puerto Rico.
  • Warix, S.*, Manning, A., Navarre-Sitchler, A., and Singha, K. (2022). Groundwater residence times indicate variable storage mechanisms in a small headwater catchment. EOS Trans. AGU Frontiers in Hydrology Meet. Suppl. Abstract, 19-23 June, Puerto Rico.
  • Swift Bird, K.*, Navarre-Sitchler, A., and Singha, K. (2022). Reaction potential – Developing a framework to quantify event-scale metal(loid) fluxes in an alpine stream catchment. EOS Trans. AGU Frontiers in Hydrology Meet. Suppl. Abstract, 19-23 June, Puerto Rico.
  • Singha, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A., and Sullivan, P. (2022). Groundwater in the critical zone: why it matters. EOS Trans. AGU Frontiers in Hydrology Meet. Suppl. Abstract, 19-23 June, Puerto Rico. Invited.
  • Sawyer, A.H., Wilhelmsen, K.*, Marshall, A.*, Zhang, X.#, Singha, K., Wohl, E. (2022). Interacting influence of log jams and branching channels on stream-groundwater exchange. European Geosciences Union (EGU) Annual Meeting, Vienna, 3-8 April 2022. Invited.
  • Dorchester, L.*, Day-Lewis, F.D., Singha, K. (2022). Multiphysics simulation of the electrical signature of dual-domain mass transfer at the pore scale. Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Denver, Colorado, 20-24 March 2022.

abstracts from 2021 and earlier

Recent Invited Talks


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invited talks from 2018 and earlier

 

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