iTOUGH2 Bibliography



Journal Articles

  • Borgia, A., C.M. Oldenburg, R. Zhang, L. Pan, T.M. Daley, S. Finsterle, and R.S. Ramakrishnan, Simulations of CO2 injection into fractures and faults for improving their geophysical characterization at EGS sites, Geothermics, 69, 189-201, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.05.002, 2017.
  • Tokunaga, T.K., S. Finsterle, Y. Kim, J. Wan, A. Lanzirotti, and M. Newville, Ion diffusion within water films in unsaturated porous media, Environmental Science and Technology, 51(8), 4338-4346, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b05891, 2017.
  • Hannon, M.J., and S. Finsterle, The effect of anisotropy on multi-dimensional pressure-pulse-decay experiments, Transp. Porous Med., doi:10.1007/s11242-017-0941-x, 2017
  • Finsterle, S., M. Commer, J. Edmiston, Y. Jung, M.B. Kowalsky, G.S.H. Pau, H. Wainwright, and Y. Zhang, iTOUGH2: A simulation-optimization framework for analyzing multiphysics subsurface systems, Computers and Geosciences, 108, 8-20, doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.0052017.
  • Rinaldi, A.P., J. Rutqvist, S. Finsterle, and H.-H. Liu, Inverse modeling of ground surface uplift and pressure with iTOUGH-PEST and TOUGH-FLAC: The case of CO2 Injection at In Salah, Algeria, Computers and Geosciences, 108, 98-109, doi:0.1016/j.cageo.2016.10.009, 2017.
  • Zhang, Y., Y. Liu, G.S.H. Pau, S. Oladyshkin, and S. Finsterle, Evaluation of multiple reduced-order models to enhance confidence in global sensitivity analyses, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 49, 217-226, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.03.003, 2016.
  • Pau, G.S.H., S. Finsterle, and Y. Zhang, Fast high-resolution prediction of multi-phase flow in fractured formations, Adv. Water Resour., 88, 80-85, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.12.008, 2016.
  • Finsterle, S., Practical notes on local data-worth analysis, Water Resour. Res., 51(12), 9904-9924, doi.org/10.1002/2015WR017445, 2015.
  • Yuan, Y. Y. Khare, X. Wang, P. B. Parajuli, I. Kisekka, and S. Finsterle, Hyrologic and water quality models: Sensitivity, Transactions of the ASABE, 58,(1), 2015, doi:10.13031/trans.58.10611, 2015.
  • Jung, Y., Q. Zhou, and J.T. Birkholzer, On the detection of leakage pathways in geological CO2 storage systems using pressure monitoring data: Impact of model parameter uncertainties, Advances in Water Resources, 84, 112-124, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.08.005.
  • Magnusdottir, L., and S. Finsterle, An iTOUGH2 equation-of-state module for modeling supercritical conditions in geothermal reservoirs, Geothermics, 57, 8-17, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.05.003, 2015.
  • Hommel, J., E. Lauchnor, A. Phillips, R. Gerlach, A.B. Cunningham, R. Helmig, A. Ebigbo, and G. Class, A revised model for microbially induced calcite precipitation: Improvements and new insights based on recent experiments, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi.org/10.1002/2014WR016503, 2015.
  • Poskas, P., A. Narkuniene, D. Grigaliuniene, and S. Finsterle, Comparison of radionuclide releases from a conceptual geological repository for RBMK-1500 and BWR spent nuclear fuel, Nuclear Technology, 185(3), 32-335, doi:10.1382/NT13-52, 2014.
  • Plasencia, M., A. Pedersen, A. Arnaldsson, J.-C. Berthet, and H. Jonsson, Geothermal model calibration using a global minimization algorithm based on finding saddle points and minima of the objective function, Computers & Geosciences, 65, 110-117, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.09.007, 2014.
  • Finsterle, S., E.L. Sonnenthal, and N. Spycher, Advances in subsurface modeling: The TOUGH suite of simulators, Computers & Geosciences, 65, 2-12, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.06.009, 2014.
  • Wellmann, J.F., S. Finsterle, and A. Croucher, Integrating structural geological data into the inverse modelling framework of iTOUGH2, Computers & Geosciences, 65, 95-109 doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.10.014, 2014.
  • Commer, M., M.B. Kowalsky, J. Doetsch, G. Newman, and S. Finsterle, MPiTOUGH2: A parallel parameter estimation framework for hydrological and hydrogeophysical applications, Computers & Geosciences, 65, 127-135, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.06.011, 2014.
  • Wainwright, H., S. Finsterle, Y. Jung, Q. Zhou, and J.T. Birkholzer, Making sense of global sensitivity analyses, Computers & Geosciences, 65, 84-94, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.06.006, 2014.
  • Pau, G.S.H., Y. Zhang, S. Finsterle, H. Wainwright, and J. Birkholzer, Reduced order modeling in iTOUGH2, Computers & Geosciences, 65, 118-11826,0doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2013.08.008, 2014.
  • Wainwright, H.M., S. Finsterle, Q. Zhou, and J.T. Birkholzer, Modeling the performance of large-scale CO2 storage systems: A comparison of different sensitivity analysis methods, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 17, 189-205, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.05.007, 2013.
  • Pau, G., Y. Zhang, and S. Finsterle, Reduced order models for many-query subsurface flow applications, Computational Geosciences, 17(4), 705-721, doi:10.1007/s10596-013-9349-z, 2013.
  • Doetsch, J., M.B. Kowalsky, C. Doughty, S. Finsterle, J.B. Ajo-Franklin, C.R. Carrigan, X. Yang, S.D. Hovorka, and T.M. Daley, Constraining CO2 simulations by coupled modeling and inversion of electrical resistance and gas composition data, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 18, 510-522, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.04.011, 2013.
  • Akhavan, M., P.T. Imhoff, S. Andres, and S. Finsterle, Model evaluation of impacts on denitrification under rapid infiltration basin systems, J. Contam. Hydrol., 152, 18-34, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.05.007, 2013.
  • Finsterle, S., Y. Zhang, L. Pan, P. Dobson, and K. Oglesby, Microhole arrays for improved heat mining from enhanced geothermal systems, Geothermics, 47, 104-114, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2013.03.001, 2013.
  • Espinet, A.J., and C.A. Shoemaker, Comparison of optimization algorithms for parameter estimation of multi-phase flow models with application to geological carbon sequestration, Adv. Wat. Res., 54, 133-148, 2013.
  • Finsterle, S., M.B. Kowalsky, and K. Pruess, TOUGH: Model use, calibration and validation, Transactions of the ASABE, 55(4), 1275-1290, 2012.
  • Birkholzer, J.T., A. Cihan, and Q. Zhou, Impact-driven pressure management via targeted brine extraction-Conceptual studies of CO2 storage in saline formations, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 7, 168-180, doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.01.001, 2012.
  • Kowalsky, M. B., S. Finsterle, K. H. Williams, C. Murray, M. Commer, D. Newcomer, A. Englert, C. I. Steefel, and S. S. Hubbard, On parameterization of the inverse problem for estimating aquifer properties using tracer data, Water Resour. Res., 48, W06535, doi:10.1029/2011WR011203, 2012.
  • Zhang, Y., L., Pan, K. Pruess, and S. Finsterle, A time-convolution approach for modeling heat exchange between a wellbore and the surrounding formation, Geothermics, 40(4), 261-266, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2011.08.003, 2011.
  • Oldenburg, C.M., B.M. Freifeld, K. Pruess, L. Pan, S. Finsterle, and G.J. Moridis, Numerical simulations of the Macondo well blowout reveal strong control of oil flow by reservoir permeability and exsolution of gas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1105165108, July 2011.
  • Aradottir, E.S.P., H. Sigurdardottir, B. Sigfusson, and E. Gunnlaugsson, CarbFix: a CCS pilot project imitating and accelerating natural CO2 sequestration, Greenhouse Gases Science and Technology, 1, 10-118, doi:10.1002/ghg.18, 2011.
  • Lanyon, G.W., and R. Senger, A structured approach to the derivation of effective properties for combined water and gas flow in the EDZ, Transport in Porous Media, doi:10.1007/s11242-011-9716-y, 2011.
  • Birkholzer, J.T., Q. Zhou, A. Cortis, and S. Finsterle, A sensitivity study on regional pressure buildup from large-scale CO2 storage projects, Energy Procedia, 4, 4371-4378, 2011.
  • Finsterle, S., and Y. Zhang, Solving iTOUGH2 simulation and optimization problems using the PEST protocol, Environmental Modelling and Software, 26, 959-968, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.02.008, 2011.
  • Finsterle, S., and M.B. Kowalsky, A truncated Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for the calibration of highly parameterized nonlinear models, Computers and Geosciences, 27, 731-738, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.11.005, 2011.
  • Finsterle, S., and Y. Zhang, Error handling strategies in multiphase inverse modeling, Computers and Geosciences, 37, 724-730, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.11.009, 2011.
  • Jung, Y., P. Imhoff, and S. Finsterle, Estimation of landfill gas generation rate and gas permeability field of refuse using inverse modeling, Transport in Porous Media,90(1), 42-58, doi:10.1007/s11242-010-9659-8, 2011.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., E. Gasperikova, S. Finsterle, D. Watson, and S.S. Hubbard, Coupled modeling of hydrogeochemical and electrical resistivity data for exploring the impact of recharge on subsurface contamination, Water Resour. Res., 47, W02509, doi:10.1029/2009WR008947, 2011.
  • Lu, G., H.-H. Liu, and R. Salve, Long term infiltration and tracer transport in fractured rock: Field observations and model analyses. Journal of Hydrology, 396 (1-2), 33-48, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.10.030, 2011.
  • Li, L., N. Gawande, M.B. Kowalsky, C. Steefel, and S.S. Hubbard, Physicochemical heterogeneity controls on uranium bioreduction rates at the field scale, Environmental Science and Technology, 45 (23), 9959-9966; doi:10.1021/es201111y, 2011.
  • Zhang, Y., S. Hubbard, and S. Finsterle, Factors governing sustainable groundwater pumping near a river, Ground Water, 49(3), 432-444, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00743, 2011.
  • Zhang, Y., B. Freifeld, S. Finsterle, M. Leahy, J. Ennis-King, L. Paterson, and T. Dance, Single-well experimental design for studying residual trapping of supercritical carbon dioxide, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5, 88-98, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2010.06.011, 2011.
  • Lehikoinen, A., S. Finsterle, A. Voutilainen, M.B. Kowalsky, and J.P. Kaipio, Dynamical inversion of geophysical ERT data: state estimation in the vadose zone, Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 17(6), 715-736, doi:10.1080/17415970802475951, 2009.
  • Mukhopadhyay, S., Y. Tsang, and S. Finsterle, Parameter estimation from flowing fluid temperature logging data in unsaturated fractured rock using multiphase inverse modeling, Water Resour. Res., 45, W04414, doi:10.1029/2008WR006869, 2009.
  • Kiryukhin, A.V., N.P. Asaulova, and S. Finsterle, Inverse modeling and forecasting for the exploitation of the Pauzhetsky geothermal field, Kamchatka, Russia, Geothermics, 37, 540-562, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2008.04.003, 2008.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., J. Birkholzer, J. Peterson, S. Finsterle, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Y. Tsang, Sensitivity analysis for joint inversion of ground-penetrating radar and thermal-hydrological data from a large-scale underground heater test, Nuclear Technology, 164(2), 196-206, 2008.
  • Freifeld, B.M., S. Finsterle, T.C. Onstott, T. Toole, and L.M. Pratt, Ground surface temperature reconstructions: Using in situ estimates for thermal conductivity acquired with a fiber-optic distributed thermal perturbation sensor, Geophysical Research Letter, 35, L14309, doi:10.1029/2008GL034762, 2008.
  • Finsterle, S., C. Doughty, M.B. Kowalsky, G.J. Moridis, L. Pan, T. Xu, Y. Zhang, and K. Pruess, Advanced vadose zone simulations using TOUGH, Vadose Zone Journal, 7:601-609, doi:10.2136/vzj2007.0059, 2008.
  • Finsterle, S., and M.B. Kowalsky, Joint hydrological-geophysical inversion for soil structure identification, Vadose Zone Journal, 7:287-293, doi:10.2136/vzj2006.0078, 2008.
  • Flint, A.L., L.E. Flint, and M.D. Dellinger, Modeling soil moisture processes and recharge under a melting snowpack, Vadose Zone Journal, 7:350-357, doi:10.2136/vzj2006.0135, 2008.
  • Zarrouk, S., M. O’Sullivan, A. Croucher, and W. Mannington, Numerical modelling of production from the Poihipi dry steam zone: Wairakei geothermal system, New Zealand, Geothermics, 36, 289-303, 2007.
  • Porras, E.A., T. Tanaka, H. Fujii, and R. Itoi, Numerical modeling of the Momotombo geothermal system, Nicaragua, Geothermics, 36(4), 304-329, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2007.04.004, 2007.
  • Wu, Y.-S., K. Zhang, and H.-H. Liu, Estimating large-scale fracture permeability of unsaturated rock using barometric pressure data, Vadose Zone Journal, 5:1129-1142, 2006.
  • Zhou, Q., R. Salve, R., H.H. Liu, J.S.Y. Wang, and D. Hudson, D., Analysis of a mesoscale infiltration and water seepage test in unsaturated fractured rock: Spatial variabilities and discrete fracture patterns, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 86(1-2), 96-122, 2006.
  • Croise, J., G. Mayer, P. Marschall, J.M. Matray, T. Tanaka, , and P. Vogel, Gas threshold pressure test performed at the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory (Switzerland): Experimental data and data analysis, Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Revue de l’Institute Francais du Petrole, 61(5), 631-645, doi:10.2516/ogst:2006003, 2006.
  • Linde, N., S. Finsterle, and S. Hubbard, Inversion of tracer test data using tomographic constraints, Water Resour. Res., 42(4), W04410, doi:10.1029/2004WR003806, 2006.
  • Zhang, Y., H. H. Liu, Q. Zhou, and S. Finsterle, Effects of diffusive property heterogeneity on effective matrix diffusion coefficient for fractured rock, Water Resour. Res., 42, W04405, doi:10.1029/2005WR004513, 2006.
  • Finsterle, S., Demonstration of optimization techniques for groundwater plume remediation using iTOUGH2, Environmental Modelling and Software, (21)5, 665-680, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2004.11.012, 2005.
  • Kowalsky, M., S. Finsterle, J. Peterson, S. Hubbard, Y. Rubin, E. Majer, A. Ward, and G. Gee, Estimation of field-scale soil hydraulic parameters and dielectric parameters through joint inversion of GPR/hydrological data, Water Resour. Res., 41, W11425, doi:10.1029/2005WR004237, 2005.
  • Zhou, Q.L., J.T. Birkholzer, I. Javandel, and P.D. Jordan, Modeling three-dimensional groundwater flow and advective contaminant transport at a heterogeneous mountainous site in support of remediation, Vadose Zone Journal, 3(3), 884-900, 2005.
  • Liu, H.H., R. Salve, J.S.Y. Wang, G.S. Bodvarsson, and D. Hudson, Field investigation into unsaturated flow and transport in a fault: model analyses, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 74(1-4), 39-59, 2004.
  • Finsterle, S., Multiphase inverse modeling: Review and iTOUGH2 applications, Vadose Zone J., 3: 747-762, 2004.
  • Ghezzehei, T. A., R. C. Trautz, S. Finsterle, P. J. Cook, and C. F. Ahlers, Modeling coupled evaporation and seepage in ventilated tunnels, Vadose Zone J., 3: 806-818, 2004, doi:10.2136/vzj2004.0806.
  • Gallagher, P. M., and S. Finsterle, Physical and numerical model of colloidal silica injection for passive site stabilization, Vadose Zone J., 3: 917-925, 2004.
  • Kitterød, N.-O., and S. Finsterle, Simulating unsaturated flow fields based on saturation measurements, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 42, pp. 121-129, 2004.
  • Unger, A.J.A., G.S. Bodvarsson, and A.M. Simmons, Simulating infiltration in unsaturated basalt for the Large-Scale Aquifer Pumping and Infiltration Test at INEEL, Journal of Hydraulic Research 42(SI), 105-113, 2004.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., S. Finsterle, and Y. Rubin, Estimating flow parameter distributions using ground-penetrating radar and hydrological measurements during transient flow in the vadose zone, Adv. Water Resour., 27(6), 583-599, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.03.003, 2004.
  • Mannington, W., M. O’Sullivan, and D. Bullivant, Computer modelling of the Wairakei-Tauhara geothermal system, New Zealand, Geothermics, 33(4), 401-419, 2004.
  • White, S.P., A.L. Creighton, P.F. Bixley, and W.M. Kissling, Modeling the dewatering and depressurization of the Lihir open-pit gold mine, Papua New Guinea, Geothermics, 33(4), 443-456, 2004.
  • Unger, A., S. Finsterle, and G. S. Bodvarsson, Transport of radon gas into a tunnel at Yucca Mountain-estimating large-scale fractured tuff hydraulic properties and implications for the ventilation system, Journal of Contam. Hydrol., 70, 152-171, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2003.07.001, 2004.
  • Wang, W., S.P. Neuman, T. Yao, and P.J. Wierenga, Simulation of large-scale field infiltration experiments using a hierarchy of models based on public, generic, and site data, Vadose Zone J., 2: 297-312, 2003.
  • Liu, H.H., and G.S. Bodvarsson, Upscaling of constitutive relations in unsaturated heterogeneous tuff matrix, Journal of Hydrology, 276(1-4), 198-209, 2003.
  • Finsterle, S., C. F. Ahlers, R. C. Trautz, and P. J. Cook, Inverse and predictive modeling of seepage into underground openings, Journal of Contam. Hydrol., 62-63, 89-109, 2003, doi: 10.1016/S0169-7722(02)00174-2.
  • Engelhardt, I., and S. Finsterle, Thermal-hydraulic experiments with bentonite/crushed rock mixtures and estimation of effective parameters by inverse modeling, Applied Clay Science, 23: 111-120, doi:10.1016/S0169-1317(03)00093-0, 2003.
  • Liu, H.-H., C.B. Haukwa, C.F. Ahlers, G.S. Bodvarsson, A.L. Flint, and W.B. Guertal, Modeling flow and transport in unsaturated fractured rock: an evaluation of the continuum approach, Journal of Contaimant Hydrology, 62-63, 173-188, 2003.
  • Engelhardt, I., S. Finsterle, and C. Hofstee, Experimental and numerical investigation of flow phenomena in nonisothermal, variably saturated bentonite/crushed rock mixtures, Vadose Zone J., 2: 239-246, 2003.
  • Zhou, Q., H.H. Liu, G.S. Bodvarsson, and C.M. Oldenburg, Flow and transport in unsaturated fractured rock: effects of multiscale heterogeneity of hydrogeologic properties, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 60(1-2, 1-30, 2003.
  • Finsterle, S., J. T. Fabryka-Martin, and J. S. Y. Wang, Migration of a water pulse through fractured porous media, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 54(1-2), 37-57, 2002.
  • Class, H., and R. Helmig, Numerical simulation of non-isothermal multiphase multicomponent processes in porous media, 2. Applications for the injection of steam and air, Advances in Water Resources, 25(5), 551-564, 2002.
  • Schmidt, R., J. Gudbjerg, T.O. Sonnenborg, and K.H. Jensen, Removal of NAPLs from the unsaturated zone using steam: prevention of downward migration by injecting mixtures of steam and air, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 55(3-4), 233-260, 2002.
  • Finsterle, S., and R. C. Trautz, Numerical modeling of seepage into underground openings, Mining Engineering, 53(9), 52-56, 2001.
  • Salve, R., and C.M. Oldenburg, Water flow within a fault in altered nonwelded tuff, Water Resour. Res., 37(12), 3043-3056, doi:10.1029/2001WR000322, 2001.
  • Finsterle, S., Using the continuum approach to model unsaturated flow in fractured rock, Water Resources Research, 36(8), 2055-2066, 2000.
  • Freifeld, B. M., and C. M. Oldenburg, Restricted Interval Guelph permeameter: Theory and application, Water Resources Research, 36(6), 1373-1380, 2000, doi: 10.1029/2000WR900122
  • Moridis, G. J., S. Finsterle, and J. Heiser, Evaluation of alternative designs for an injectable subsurface barrier at the Brookhaven National Laboratory site, Long Island, New York, Water Resources Research, 35(10), 2937-2953, 1999.
  • Cardenas, M., C. LeCompte, and G. Cua, Estimation of permeability of disturbed halite using inverse modeling, Ground Water, 37(4), 539-545, 1999.
  • Ahlers, C. F., S. Finsterle, and G. S. Bodvarsson, Characterization and prediction of subsurface pneumatic pressure variations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 38(1-3), 47-68, 1999, doi: 10.1016/S0169-7722(99)00011-X
  • Wang, J. S. Y., R. C. Trautz, P. J. Cook, S. Finsterle, A. L. James, and J. Birkholzer, Field tests and model analyses of seepage into a drift, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 38(1-3), 323-347, 1999.
  • Bandurraga, T. M., and G. S. Bodvarsson, Calibrating hydrogeologic parameters for the 3-D site-scale unsaturated zone model of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 38(1-3), 25-46, 1999.
  • Finsterle, S., and B. Faybishenko, Inverse modeling of a radial multistep outflow experiment for determining unsaturated hydraulic properties, Advances in Water Resources, 22(5), 431-444, 1999.
  • Doughty, C.A., Investigation of conceptual and numerical approaches for evaluating moisture, gas, chemical, and heat transport in fractured unsaturated rock, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 38(1-3), 69-106, 1999.
  • Ritcey, A.C., and Y.-S. Wu, Evaluation of the effect of future climate change on the distribution and movement of moisture in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, NV, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 38(1-3), 257-279, 1999.
  • Wu, Y.-S., A.C. Ritchey, and G.s. Bodvarsson, A modeling study of perched water phenomena in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 38(1-3), 157-184, 1999.
  • Finsterle, S., and J. Najita, Robust estimation of hydrogeologic model parameters, Water Resources Research, 34(11), 2939-2947, 1998.
  • Bennett, D. H., A. L. James, T. E. McKone, and C. M. Oldenburg, On uncertainty in remediation analysis: variance propagation from subsurface transport to exposure modeling, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 62, 117-129, 1998.
  • James, A. L., and C. M. Oldenburg, Linear and Monte Carlo error analysis for subsurface contaminant simulation, Water Resources Research, 33(11), 2495-2508, 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., and P. Persoff, Determining permeability of tight rock samples using inverse modeling, Water Resources Research, 33(8), 1803-1811, 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Solving the estimation-identification problem in two-phase flow modeling, Water Resources Research, 31(4), 913-924, 1995.


  • Liu, H. H., C. Doughty, and G. S. Bodvarsson, An active fracture model for unsaturated flow and transport in fractured rocks, Water Resources Research, 34(10), 2633-2646, 1998.
  • Battistelli, A., C. Calore, and K. Pruess, The simulator for modelling geothermal reservoirs with brines and non-condensible gas, Geothermics, 26(4), 437-464, 1997.
  • Kitterød, N.-O., and L. Gottschalk, Simulation of normal distributed smooth fields by Karhunen-Loéve expansion in combination with kriging, Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics, 11, 459-482, 1997.


Conference Presentations

  • Rinaldi, A.P., J. Rutqvist, S. Finsterle, and H.H. Liu, Forward and inverse modeling of ground surface uplift at In Salah (Algeria), ARMA, 2014.
  • Commer, M., M.B. Kowalsky, G.A. Newman, and S. Finsterle, Hydrogeophysical joint inversion capabilities and impact of petrophysical assumptions, SEG, Houston, Texas, 22-27 Sept., 2013.
  • Wainwright, H.M, S. Finsterle, Q. Zhou, and J.T. Birkholzer, Improved global sensitivity analysis: Applications to CO2 storage systems, MODFLOW and More, Golden, Colorado, June 2-5, 2013.
  • Rinaldi, A.P., J. Rutqvist, S. Finsterle, and H.H. Liu, Modeling ground displacement at InSalah CO2 injection site, 12th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 13-16, 2013.
  • Commer, M., M.B. Kowalsky, J. Doetsch, G.A. Newman, and S. Finsterle, Investigation of approaches for hydrogeophysical joint inversion using a parallel computing platform, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California,, December 3-7, 2012.
  • Pau, G., Y. Zhang, and S. Finsterle, Gaussian process regression approach for modeling subsurface flow, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7, 2012.
  • Takeda, M., T. Hiratsuka, M. Manaka, S. Finsterle, and K. Ito, A sequence of laboratory experiments for the determination of chemico-osmotic, hydraulic and diffusion parameters of rock sample, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7, 2012.
  • Doetsch, J., M.B. Kowalsky, C. Doughty, S. Finsterle, J.B. Ajo-Franklin, X. Yang, C.R. Carrigan, and T.M. Daley, Structural and fully coupled joint inversion for CO2 migration monitoring, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 3-7, 2012.
  • Akhavan, M., P.T. Imhoff, S. Andres, and S. Finsterle, Importance of overland flow in denitrification of wastewater applied to rapid infiltration basins, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., M. Commer, K.H. Williams, and S. Finsterle, On parameterizing heterogeneity and incorporating geophysical measurements in hydrogeophysical inverse modeling, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Commer, M., M.B. Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, and G.A. Newman, Advances in hydrogeophysical joint inversion, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Doetsch, J., M.B. Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, C. Doughty, J.B. Ajo-Franklin, and T.M. Daley, Geophysical data improve stability and convergence of hydrological property estimation: a synthetic CO2 injection study, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Wainwright, H., S. Finsterle, Y. Jung, and J. Birkholzer, iTOUGH2 global sensitivity analysis module: Applications to CO2 storage systems, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Wellmann, F., A. Croucher, and S. Finsterle, Adding geology to the equation: towards integrating structural geological data into inverse modeling with iTOUGH2. TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Pau, G., Y. Zhang, and S. Finsterle, Reduced order models for subsurface flow in iTOUGH2, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Takeda, M., T. Hiratsuka, K. Ito, and S. Finsterle, Development and application of a chemical osmosis simulator based on TOUGH2, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Zhang, Y., L. Pan, P.F. Dobson, K. Oglesby, and S. Finsterle, Simulating microhole-based heat mining from enhanced geothermal systems, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Finsterle, S., What’s new in iTOUGH2?, TOUGH Symposium, Berkeley, California, Sept. 17-19, 2012.
  • Doetsch, J., M.B. Kowalsky, C. Doughty, S. Finsterle, J.B. Ajo-Franklin, X. Yang, C.R. Carrigan, and T.M. Daley, Fully coupled hydrogeophysical inversion of CO2 migration in a deep saline aquifer, SEG-AGU Hydrogeophysics workshop, Boise, ID, 2012.
  • Wainwright, H., S. Finsterle, Q. Zhou, J. Birkholzer, Uncertainty Quantification of the CO2 Storage System for a Hypothetical GCS Project in the Southern San Joaquin Basin in California, XIX International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, June 17-22, 2012.
  • Commer, M., M.B. Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, and G.A. Newman, MPiTOUGH2-EMGeo – A massively parallel data inversion framework for joint hydrogeophysical real-world applications, XIX International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, June 17-22, 2012.
  • Zhang, Y., L. Pan, P. Dobson, K. Oglesby, and S. Finsterle, Microholes for improved heat extraction from EGS reservoirs: Numerical evaluation, Stanford Geothermal Workshop, Stanford, Calif., Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2012.
  • Finsterle, S., and M.B. Kowalsky, Soil structure identification through inverse modeling, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., M. Commer, J. Ajo-Franklin, C. Doughty, T. Daley, and S. Finsterle, Feasibility of coupled hydrogeophysical inversion for characterization and monitoring of subsurface CO2 injection, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  • Finsterle, S., Joint inversion in hydrogeology: Standing the test of practical application, MODFLOW and More 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado, June 5-8, 2011.
  • Akhavan, M., P. Imhoff, S. Andres, and S. Finsterle, Minimizing contaminant transport to groundwater from rapid infiltration basins: Model evaluation of soil heterogeneity, Ground Water Summit, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1-5, 2011.
  • Akhavan, M., P.T. Imhoff, S. Andres, and S. Finsterle, Modeling hydrologic and geochemical aspects of rapid infiltration basins, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 13-17, 2010.
  • Commer, M., M.B. Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, and G.A. Newman, Enhanced subsurface fluid characterization using joint hydrological and geophysical imaging, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 13-17, 2010.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., E. Gasperikova, S. Finsterle, D. Watson, G. Baker, and S.S. Hubbard, Coupled modeling of hydrogeochemical and electrical resistivity data for exploring the impact of recharge on subsurface contamination, AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 13-17, 2010.
  • Akhavan, M., P. Imhoff, S. Andres, and S. Finsterle, Disposing treated wastewater in rapid infiltration basins: Simulations to optimize soil-aquifer treatment, paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment, U. of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, July 29-31, 2010.
  • Zhang, Y., B. Freifeld, S. Finsterle, M. Leahy, J. Ennis-King, L. Paterson, and T. dance, Estimating CO2 residual trapping from single-well test: Experimental design calculations, Ninth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10-13, 2010.
  • Jadoon, K.Z., M.B. Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, S.S. Hubbard, H.Vereecken, and S. Lambot, Coupled hydrogeophysical inversion of time-lapse off-ground GPR and hydrological data, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2010.
  • Leahy, M., J. Ennis-King, L. Paterson, T. Dance, Y. Zhang, B. Freifeld, and S. Finsterle, Design of a single-well residual saturation test for the CO2CRC Otway Project, Sixth IMA Conference on Modelling Permeable Rocks, University of Edinburgh, March 29-April 1, 2010.
  • Moridis, G., C. Doughty, S. Finsterle, and E. Sonnenthal (eds.), Proceedings of the TOUGH Symposium 2009, Report LBNL-2790E, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley California, September 14-16, 2009.
  • Finsterle, S., and M.B. Kowalsky, What’s new in iTOUGH2?, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., September 14-16, 2009.
  • Jung, Y., P. Imhoff, and S. Finsterle, Estimation of landfill gas generation rates and gas permeability field of refuse using inverse modeling, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., September 14-16, 2009.
  • Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, G. Moridis, and S.S. Hubbard, Hydrogeophysical approaches with the TOUGH family of codes, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., September 14-16, 2009.
  • Zhou, Q., L. Pan, J. Hylen, B.G. Lundberg, R.K. Plunkett, S.H. Pordes, and S. Finsterle, Modeling of Multiphase diffusive processes of tritium in an underground accelerator facility, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., September 14-16, 2009.
  • Zhang, Y., L. Paterson, B. Freifeld, M. Leahy, J. Ennis-King, and S. Finsterle, Single-well experimental design for studying CO2 trapping mechanisms at Otway, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2009, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., September 14-16, 2009.
  • Finsterle, S., Multiphase inverse modeling in structured soils and fractured rocks, 2008 SSSA-GSA Joint Meeting, Houston, TX, October 5-9, 2008.
  • Jung, Y., P. Imhoff, S. Finsterle, R. Yazdani, and D. Augenstein, Estimation of gas permeability field in landfills using inverse modeling, XVII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, July 6-10, 2008.
  • Zhang, Y., M.B. Kowalsky, S. Finsterle, and S. Hubbard, Impact of groundwater pumping on near-river hydrology, XVII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, July 6-10, 2008.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., S. Finsterle, D. Watson, and S. Hubbard, Use of coupled hydrological-geophysical modeling framework for exploring the impact of recharge on TDS, XVII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, July 6-10, 2008.
  • Linde, N., O. Genoni, J. Doetsch, and S. Finsterle, Modeling and inversion of self-potential signals associated with flooding events at the Thur River, Switzerland, XVII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, July 6-10, 2008.
  • Finsterle, S., M.B. Kowalsky, C. Oberd&orster, and A. Lehikoinen, Joint inversion of hydrogeological and geophysical data: Too much information?, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 10-14, 2007.
  • Lehikoinen, A., S. Finsterle, A. Voutilainen, M.B. Kowalsky, and J. P. Kaipio, Dynamical Geophysical ERT Using State Estimation Approach, ModelCare2007, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 9-13, 2007.
  • Lehikoinen, A., J.M.J. Huttunen, S. Finsterle, M.B. Kowalsky, and J. Kaipio, An extension of a nonstationary inversion method with approximation error analysis applied to hydrological process monitoring, AGU Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007. (LBNL-63093)
  • Lehikoinen, A., A. Voutilainen, J. P. Kaipio, S. Finsterle, and M.B. Kowalsky, A nonstationary inversion approach for imaging fluid flow in unsaturated porous media, Inver Problems, Design and Optimization Symposium, Miami, Florida, April 16-18, 2007. (LBNL-63095 Conf.)
  • Finsterle, S., Forward and inverse modeling of non-isothermal multiphase flow in fractured porous media, Summer Workshop of the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and Applications “Partial Differential Equations: Analysis, Applications, and Inverse Problems”, Waitangi, New Zealand, January 8-13, 2007. (LBNL-63359 Abs.)
  • Finsterle, S., Joint hydrological-geophysical inversion for soil structure identification, Summer Workshop of the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and Applications “Partial Differential Equations: Analysis, Applications, and Inverse Problems”, Waitangi, New Zealand, January 8-13, 2007.
  • Lehikoinen, A., S. Finsterle, A. Voutilainen, M.B. Kowalsky, and J. P. Kaipio, A nonstationary geophysical inversion approach for imaging and characterization of unsaturated porous media, paper presented at the 5th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Bergen, Norway, September 3-6, 2006.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., E. Majer, J.E. Peterson, S. Finsterle, and A. Mazzella, Coupled geophysical-hydrological modeling of controlled NAPL spill, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 11-15, 2006.
  • Lehikoinen, A., S. Finsterle, A. Voutilainen, M.B. Kowalsky, and J. P. Kaipio, A nonstationary geophysical inversion approach with modeling-error correction for imaging fluid flow, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 11-15, 2006.
  • Lehikoinen, A., S. Finsterle, A. Voutilainen, M.B. Kowalsky, and J. P. Kaipio, A Bayesian nonstationary inversion approach for imaging fluid flow, 28th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, University of Aukland, Nov. 15-17, 2006.
  • Finsterle, S., and M. B. Kowalsky, Joint hydrological-geophysical inversion for soil structure identification, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 15-17, 2006. (LBNL-60088)
  • Kiryukhin, A. V., N. P. Asaulova, S. Finsterle, T. V. Rychkova, and N. Obora, Modeling the Pauzhetsky Geothermal Field, Kamchatka, Russia, Using iTOUGH2, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 15-17, 2006. (LBNL-60087)
  • Kowalsky, M. B., J. T. Birkholzer, S. Finsterle, J. Peterson, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Y. Tsang, Joint Inversion of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Thermal-Hydrological Data Collected During a Large-Scale Heater Test, Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2006, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 15-17, 2006. (LBNL-60087)
  • Kowalsky, M. B., and S. Finsterle, Joint inversion of ground-penetrating radar and thermal-hydrological measurements: Overview and recent progress, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2-7, 2006. (LBNL-59325 Abs.)
  • Finsterle, S., and M.B. Kowalsky, Model structure identification through joint inversion of hydrological and geophysical data, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 5-9, 2005.
  • Kowalsky, M.B., J. Peterson, J. Birkholzer, S. Finsterle, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Y. Tsang, Joint inversion of ground-penetrating radar and thermal-hydrological data collected during a large-scale heater test, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 5-9, 2005.
  • Zhang, Y., H. H. Liu, S. Finsterle, and Q. Zhou, How dual-scale diffusive property heterogeneity affects the effective matrix diffusion coefficient in fractured rock, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 5-9, 2005.
  • Didita, L., S. Finsterle, P. Ilie, and A. Danchiv, Safety assessment methodology for Romanian LILW Repository, ICEM’05, The 10th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Glasgow, Scotland, Sept. 4—-8, 2005.
  • Linde, N., J. Chen, S. Hubbard, and S. Finsterle, Inferring the relation between radar velocity and permeability: a comparison between tracer test and flowmeter data, Paper presented at the 2nd General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, April 25-29, 2005.
  • Moridis, G.J., Y. Seol, and T.J. Kneafsey, Studies of reaction kinetics of the methane dissociation reaction in porous media, Fifth International Conference on Gas Hydrates, Trondheim, Norway, June 13-17, 2005.
  • Proceedings of TOUGH Symposium 2003. Report LBNL-52494, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Ahlers, C. F., T. Ghezzehei, and S. Finsterle, Development and testing of a method for efficient simulation of evaporation from a seepage face, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Björnsson, G., A. Hjartarson, G. S. Bodvarsson, and B. Steingrimsson, Development of a 3-D geothermal reservoir model for the greater Hengill volcano in SW-Iceland, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Bodvarsson, G.S., J. Birkholzer, S. Finsterle, H.-H. Liu, J. Rutqvist, and Y.-S. Wu, The use of TOUGH2/iTOUGH2 in support of the Yucca Mountain Project: Successes and limitations, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Engerlhardt, I., Inverse modeling of gas, water, and heat flow in bentonite/crushed rock backfill, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Finsterle, S., iTOUGH2: From parameter estimation to model structure identification, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Ghezzehei, T.A., S. Finsterle, and R. C. Trautz, Evaluating the effectiveness of liquid diversion around an underground opening when evaporation is non-negligible, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Kim, J., and S. Finsterle, Application of Automatic Differentiation in TOUGH2, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Kowalsky, M., S. Finsterle, and Y. Rubin, Estimating flow parameters using Ground-Penetrating Radar and hydrological data during transient flow in the vadose zone, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Unger, A., S. Finsterle, and G.S. Bodvarsson, Estimating large-scale fractured rock properties from radon data collected in a ventilated tunnel, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Wang, W., S. P. Neuman, T. Yao, and P. Wierenga, Comparative simulations of a large-scale filed infirltration experiment, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • White, S., A. Creighton, P. Bixley, and W. Kissling, Modelling the dewatering and depressurisation of the Lihir open pit gold mine, Proceedings, TOUGH Symposium 2003, Berkeley, Calif., May 12-14, 2003.
  • Ghezzehei, T. A., S. Finsterle, C. F. Ahlers, R. C. Trautz, and P. J. Cook, Inverse modeling of seepage into underground opening, GSA 2002 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 27-30, 2002.
  • Kitterød, N.-O., and S. Finsterle, Simulating unsaturated flow fields based on ground penetrating radar and saturation measurements,paper presented at the IAHR International Groundwater Conference, “Bridging the Gap Between Measurement and Modeling in Heterogeneous Media,” Berkeley, Calif., March 25-29, 2002.
  • Ahlers, C. F., R. C. Trautz, P. J. Cook, and S. Finsterle, Testing and modeling of seepage into underground openings in a heterogeneous fracture system at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, paper presented at the IAHR International Groundwater Symposium “Bridging the Gap between Measurements and Modeling in Heterogeneous Media” Berkeley, California, March 25-29, 2002.
  • J. Kim, and S. Finsterle, Application of Automatic Differentiation for the simulation of nonisothermal, multiphase flow in geothermal reservoirs, Proceedings, Twenty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., January 28-30, 2002.
  • Zhou, Q., G.S. Bodvarsson, H.H. Liu, and C.M. Oldenburg, Calibration of spatial variability of hydrogeologic properties in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Eos. Trans. AGU, 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31C-0259, 2001.
  • Wang, W., S. P. Neuman, T. Yao, and P. J. Wierenga, Alternative conceptual models of unsaturated flow at the Maricopa Environmental Monitoring Site, Eos. Trans. AGU, 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31C-0260, 2001.
  • Finsterle, S., Impact of parameter uncertainty, variability, and conceptual model errors on predictions of flow through fractured porous media, AGU 2000 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., December 15-19, 2000.
  • Finsterle, S., and R. C. Trautz, Numerical modeling of seepage into underground openings, SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 28 – March 1, 2000.
  • Finsterle, S., and R. C. Trautz, Drift seepage in unsaturated fractured rock, AGU Fall Meeting, December 13-17, San Francisco, Calif., 1999.
  • Finsterle, S., K. Pruess, G. Björnsson, and A. Battistelli, Evaluation of geothermal well behavior using inverse modeling, Proceedings, Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rocks, Report LBNL-42718, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 152-154, February 10-12, 1999.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Automatic calibration of geothermal reservoir models through parallel computing on a workstation cluster, Proceedings, Twenty-Fourth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 123-130, January 25-27, 1999.
  • Finsterle, S., T. O. Sonnenborg, and B. Faybishenko, Inverse modeling of a multistep outflow experiment for determining hysteretic hydraulic properties, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’98, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 4-6, pp. 250-256, 1998.
  • Ahlers, C. F., S. Finsterle, and G. S. Bodvarsson, Characterization and prediction of subsurface pneumatic pressure variations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’98, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 4-6, pp. 222-227, 1998.
  • Bullivant, D. P., and M. J. O’Sullivan, Inverse modelling of the Wairakei geothermal field, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’98, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 4-6, pp. 53-58, 1998.
  • James, A. L., C. M. Oldenburg, and S. Finsterle, Analysis of uncertainty for 2-D fracture flow and seepage into an excavated drift, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’98, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 4-6, pp. 205-209, 1998.
  • Finsterle, S., C. Satik, and M. Guerrero, Analysis of boiling experiment using inverse modeling, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’98, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May 4-6, pp. 281-287, 1998.
  • Finsterle, S., Multiphase inverse modeling: An overview, Proceedings, DOE Geothermal Program Review XVI, pp. 3-3 – 3-9, Berkeley, Calif., April 1-2, 1998.
  • Guerrero, M., C. Satik, Finsterle, S., and R. Horne, Inferring relative permeability from dynamic boiling experiments, Proceedings, Twenty-Third Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 389-396, January 26-28, 1998.
  • James, A., C. M. Oldenburg, and S. Finsterle, Analysis of uncertainty for 2-D fracture flow and seepage into an excavated niche, presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 8-12, San Francisco, Calif., 1997.
  • Ruskauff, G. J., P. S. Domski, R. Beauheim, S. Finsterle, Numerical inversion of a two-phase hydraulic test, Fourth SIAM conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Albuquerque, June 16-18, 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., Inverse modeling for multiphase flow in porous media, Fourth SIAM conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Albuquerque, June 16-18, 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., Problems with the multiphase inverse problem, paper presented at the Third Tracer Workshop, Austin, Texas, May 20-22, 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Development of inverse modeling techniques for geothermal applications, Proceedings, DOE Geothermal Program Review XV, San Francisco, Calif., 2-46 – 2-54, March 24-26, 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., K. Pruess, D. P. Bullivant, and M. J. O’Sullivan, Application of inverse modeling to geothermal reservoir simulation, Proceedings, Twenty-Second Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 309-316, January 27-29, 1997.
  • Roeder, E., C. L. Wright, S. Finsterle, S. E. Brame, R. W. Falta, and C. M. Cindy, Inversion of a 3-dimensional tracer test, presented at the GSA national meeting, Denver, CO, October 28-31, 1996.
  • Finsterle, S., C. M. Oldenburg, A. L. James, K. Pruess, and G. J. Moridis, Mathematical modeling of permeation grouting and subsurface barrier performance, Proceedings, International Containment Technology Conference and Exhibition, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 9-12, p. 438-444, 1997.
  • Ahlers, C.F., S. Finsterle, Y.S. Wu, and G.S. Bodvarsson, Determination of pneumatic permeability of a multi-layered system by inversion of pneumatic pressure data, presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 11-15, San Francisco, Calif., 1995.
  • White, S. P., Inverse modelling of the Kawerau geothermal reservoir, NZ, 17th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand, 211-216, November 8-10, 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Automatic history matching of geothermal field performance, Proceedings, 17th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, November 8-10, p. 193-198, Auckland, New Zealand, 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., Direct and inverse modeling of multiphase flow systems, In: Helmig, R., W. Jäger, W. Kinzelbach, and P. Kabner (eds.), Modeling and Computation in Environmental Sciences, Proceedings, First GAMM-Seminar at ICA Stuttgart, October 12-13, p. 146-157, 1995.
  • Faybishenko, B., and S. Finsterle, Design and analysis of single-core experiments for the determination of unsaturated hydraulic properties, presented at the Vadose Zone Hydrology Conference, September 6-8, Davis, Calif., 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., G. S. Bodvarsson, and G. Chen, Inverse modeling as a step in the calibration of the LBL-USGS site-scale model of Yucca Mountain, presented at the International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, May 1-5, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, ITOUGH2: Solving TOUGH inverse problems, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’95, March 20-22, p. 287-292, Report LBL-37200, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Using simulation-optimization techniques to improve multiphase aquifer remediation, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’95, March 20-22, p. 181-186, Report LBL-37200, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 1995.
  • Witherspoon, P. A., P. Fuller, and S. Finsterle, Three-dimensional multiphase effects in aquifer gas storage, Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’95, March 20-22, p. 137-156, Report LBL-37200, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Estimating two-phase hydraulic properties by inverse modeling, Proceedings, Fifth Annual International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1994, pp. 2160-2167, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, Ill., 1994.
  • Finsterle, S., Determining two-phase hydraulic properties by inverse modeling, Proceedings, IX. International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, June 9-12, Denver, Colorado, 1992.


Reports and Manuals

  • Finsterle, S., Enhancements to the TOUGH2 Simulator Implemented in iTOUGH2, Report LBNL-7016E, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 2017.
  • Finsterle, S., Enhancements to the TOUGH2 Simulator Implemented in iTOUGH2, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 2015.
  • Wainwright, H.M., and S. Finsterle, Global Sensitivity and Data-Worth Analysis in iTOUGH2, User’s Guide<, Report LBNL-TBD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 2015.
  • Magnusdottir, L., and S. Finsterle, iTOUGH2-EOS1sc: Multiphase Reservoir Simulator for Water under Sub- and Supercritical Conditions, User’s Guide, Report LBNL-TBD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 2015.
  • Gudmundsdottir, H., M.T. Jonsson, and S. Finsterle, iTOUGH2-FloWell: Simulating Coupled Reservoir and Wellhead Conditions, User’s Guide, Report LBNL-TBD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 2015.
  • Finsterle, S., iTOUGH2 Universal Optimization Using the PEST Protocol, Report LBNL-LB3698E, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., July 2010.
  • Doughty, C., User’s Guide for Hysteretic Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability Functions in iTOUGH2,Report LBNL-2483E, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., August 2009.
  • Finsterle, S., and M.B. Kowalsky iTOUGH2-GSLIB User’s Guide, Report LBNL/Publ-3191, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., June 2007.
  • Andrews, J.L., Finsterle, S., and M.O. Saar, Mass- and Temperature Dependent Diffusion Coefficients of Light Noble Gases for the TOUGH2- Module, Report LBNL-62595, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., April 2007.
  • Freifeld, B, Doughty, C., and S. Finsterle, Preliminary Estimates of Specific Recharge and Transport Velocities near Borehole NC-EWDP-24PB, Report LBNL-60740, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., June 2006.
  • Finsterle, S., Seepage Calibration Model and Seepage Testing Data, MDL-NBS-HS-00004, REV 03, LBID-2470, 2004.
  • Finsterle, S., and G.S. Bodvarsson, Technical Basis Document No.3: Seepage into Drifts, LBID-2523, 2003.
  • Pavelescu, M., L. Didita, S. Finsterle, and G. S. Bodvarsson, Scoping Calculations of Radionuclide Release and Transport Through the Unsaturated Zone at the Saligny Site, Final Report, NATO Linkage Grant CLG.976709/2000, Pitesti, Romania, and Berkeley, Calif., 2002.
  • Finsterle, S., iTOUGH2 User’s Guide, Report LBNL-40040, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 1999, 2007.
  • Finsterle, S., iTOUGH2 Command Reference, Report LBNL-40041, (Update includes commands for latest iTOUGH2 version), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 1999, 2015, 2017.
  • Finsterle, S., iTOUGH2 Sample Problems, Report LBNL-40042, (Updated reprint), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., 1999, 2007, 2016.
  • Finsterle, S., Parallelization of iTOUGH2 Using PVM, Report LBNL-42261, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., October 1998.
  • Finsterle, S., ITOUGH2 V3.2, Verification and Validation Report, Report LBNL-42002, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., June 1998.
  • Finsterle, S., and B. Faybishenko, Design and Analysis of an Experiment to Determine Hydraulic Parameters of Variably Saturated Porous Media, Report LBNL-40245, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., April 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., and K. Pruess, Design and Analysis of a Well Test for Determining Two-Phase Hydraulic Properties, Report LBNL-39620, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., December 1996.
  • Finsterle, S., K. Pruess, and P. Fraser, ITOUGH2 Software Qualification, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Report LBNL-39489, Berkeley, Calif., October 1996.
  • Wu, Y. S., C. F. Ahlers, P. Fraser, A. Simmons, and K. Pruess, Software Qualification of Selected TOUGH2 Modules, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Report LBNL-39490, Berkeley, Calif., October 1996.
  • Bodvarsson, G. S., and T. M. Bandurraga, Development and Calibration of the Three-Dimensional Site-Scale Unsaturated Zone Model of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Report LBNL-39315, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., August 1996.
  • Pruess, K., S. Finsterle, G. Moridis, C. Oldenburg, E. Antunez, and Y. S. Wu, Advances in the TOUGH2 Family of General-Purpose Reservoir Simulators, Report LBL-38573, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., April, 1996.
  • K. Pruess, A. Simmons, Y. S. Wu, and G. Moridis, TOUGH2 Software Qualification, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Report LBNL-38383, Berkeley, Calif., February 1996.
  • Doughty, C., Estimation of Hydrologic Properties of Heterogeneous Geologic Media with an Inverse Method Based on Iterated Function Systems, Report LBL-38136, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., December, 1995.
  • Oldenburg, C. M., and K. Pruess, EOS7R: Radionuclide Transport for TOUGH2, Report LBL-34868, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., November, 1995.
  • Moridis, G., and K. Pruess, Flow and Transport Simulations Using T2CG1, a Package of Conjugate Gradient Solvers for the TOUGH2 Family of Codes, Report LBL-36235, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., April, 1995.
  • K. Pruess (editor), Proceedings, TOUGH Workshop ’95, Report LBL-37200, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., March, 1995.
  • Falta, R. W., K. Pruess, S. Finsterle, and A Battistelli, T2VOC User’s Guide, Report LBL-36400, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., March, 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., Design of a Welltest for Determining Two-Phase Hydraulic Properties, Report LBL-37448, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., January 1995.
  • Finsterle, S., G. J. Moridis, and K. Pruess, A TOUGH2 Equation-Of-State Module for the Simulation of Two-Phase Flow of Air, Water, and a Miscible Gelling Liquid, Report LBL-36086, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May, 1994.
  • Finsterle, S., Inverse Modeling of Test SB4-VM2/216.7 at Wellenberg, Report LBL-35454, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., March 1994.
  • Finsterle, S., ITOUGH2 User’s Guide, Version 2.2 (see newer version), Report LBL-34581, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., (Accn: MOL.19941026.0075), August 1993.
  • Finsterle, S., Inverse Modellierung zur Bestimmung hydrogeologischer Parameter eines Zweiphasensystems, Mitteilung Nr. 121 der Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie (VAW), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich (also Nagra Technical Report NTB 93-20, Nagra, Wettingen, Switzerland), February, 1993.
  • Finsterle, S., Wellenberg: One-dimensional Stress Release Model Assuming Two-Phase Flow Conditions, Nagra Internal Report, Wettingen, Switzerland, September, 1992.
  • Finsterle, S., ITOUGH User’s Guide, Version 1.0 (see newer version), Nagra Internal Report, Nagra, Wettingen, Switzerland, August, 1992.
  • Finsterle, S., S. Mishra, P. Vinard, and S. Vomvoris, Wellenberg: Regional Gas Depletion Model – One-Dimensional Scoping Calculations, Nagra Internal Report, Wettingen, Switzerland, May, 1992.
  • Pruess, K., TOUGH2-A General-Purpose Numerical Simulator for Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow, Report LBL-29400, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., May, 1991.
  • Pruess, K., TOUGH User’s Guide, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Report NUREG/CR-4645 (also Report LBL-20700, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.), August, 1987.


Other Publications

  • Finsterle, S., K. Pruess, G. Björnsson, and A. Battistelli, Evaluation of geothermal well behavior using inverse modeling, In: Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rocks, Geophysical Monograph 122, pp. 377-387, American Geophysical Union, 2000.
  • U.S. Department of Energy, iTOUGH2 automatic calibration code developed for geothermal reservoir models, Geothermal Technologies, 5(3), p. 6, In: Geothermal Bulletin, 29(5), September 2000.
  • Looney, B. B., and R. W. Falta (Eds.), Vadose zone science and technology solutions, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 2000.
  • Pruess, K., S. Finsterle, G. Moridis, C. Oldenburg and Y.-S. Wu, General-purpose reservoir simulators: The TOUGH2 family, GRC Bulletin, 53-57, February 1997.
  • Finsterle, S., Inverse Modellierung zur Bestimmung hydrogeologischer Parameter eines Zweiphasensystems, Mitteilung 121, Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau, Hydrologie und Glaziologie, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland, 1993.
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