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Rohit Salve's Publications

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    1. Salve, R., and M.S. Torn, (In press), Precipitation and soil impacts on partitioning of subsurface moisture in Avena barbata, Vadose Zone Journal.
    2. Salve, R., (In press), A Sensor Array System for Profiling Moisture in Unsaturated Rock and Soil, Hydrological Processes.
    3. Lu, Guoping, H.H. Liu, and R. Salve, 2011, Long term infiltration and tracer transport in fractured rocks: Field observations and model analyses, Journal of Hydrology, 396: 33-48, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.10.030.
    4. Swarberk, S.M., E.A . Sudderth, S.B. St. Clair, R. Salve, C. Castanha, M.S. Torn, D.D. Ackerly, and G.L. Andersen, 2010, Linking leaf transcripts levels to whole plant analyses provides mechanistic insights to the impact of warming and altered water availability in an annual grass, Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02359.
    5. St.Clair, S.B., E.A. Sudderth, M.L. Fischer, M.S. Torn, S. Stuart , R. Salve, D. Eggett, and D.D. Ackerly, 2009, Soil drying and nitrogen availability modulate carbon and water exchange over a range of annual precipitation totals and grassland community types, Global Change Biology, 15: 3018-3030, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01862.
    6. Salve, R., N. Y. Krakauer, M.B. Kowalsky, amd Stefan Finsterle, 2008, A qualitative assessment of microclimate perturbations in a tunnel, Int. J. of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.1697.
    7. Salve, R., T.A. Ghezzehei and R. Jones, 2008, Infiltration into fractured bedrock, Water Resources Research., 44, doi:10.1029/2006WR005701.
    8. Salve, R., 2005. Observations of preferential flow during a liquid release experiment in fractured welded tuffs, Water Resources Research 41:doi:10.1029/2004WR003570.
    9. Salve, R., and T. Kneafsey, 2005. Vapor-phase transport in the near-drift environment at Yucca Mountain, Water Resources Research 41: doi:10.1029/2004WR003373.
    10. Salve, R., D. Hudson, H.H. Liu, and J.S.Y. Wang, 2005. Wang, Development of a wet plume following liquid release along a fault, Vadose Zone Journal, 4: 89-100.
    11. Salve, R., 2005. A passive-discrete water sampler for monitoring seepage. Groundwater, 43: 133-137.
    12. Salve, R., H.H. Liu, Q. Hu, D. Hudson, P. Cook, and A. Czarnomski, 2004. Unsaturated flow and transport through a fault embedded in fractured welded tuff, Water Resources Research 40: doi:10.1029/2003WR002571.
    13. Liu, H.H., R. Salve, J.S.Y. Wang, G.S. Bodvarsson and D. Hudson, 2004. Field investigation into unsaturated flow and transport in a fault: Model analysis, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 74: 39-56.
    14. Salve, R., C.M. Oldenburg and J.S.Y. Wang, 2003. In Situ flow experiments in nonwelded tuff: Conceptual models and implications for flow in the PTn, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 62-63: 269-286.
    15. Faybishenko, B., G.S. Bodvarsson, and R. Salve, 2003. On the physics of unstable infiltration, seepage, and gravity drainage in partially saturated tuffs, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 62-63: 63-87.
    16. Cook, P.J., R. Salve, B.M. Freifeld, and Y.T. Tsang, 2003. A measurement system for systematic hydrological characterization of unsaturated fractured welded tuff in a mined underground tunnel, Groundwater, 41: 449-457.
    17. Salve, R. 2002. An automated tunnel evaporation measurement system for confined spaces, Hydrological Processes, 16: 1101-1109.
    18. Salve, R., and T.K. Tokunaga, 2002. Seepage response along an alluvial valley in a semi-arid catchment in north-central California, Hydrological Processes, 16: 65-86.
    19. Salve, R., J.S.Y. Wang and C. Doughty, 2002. Liquid flow in unsaturated fractured welded tuffs: I. Field Investigations, Journal of Hydrology, 256: 60-79.
    20. Doughty, C., R. Salve, and J.S.Y. Wang, 2002. Liquid flow in unsaturated fractured welded tuffs: II. Numerical Modeling, Journal of Hydrology, 256: 80-105.
    21. Salve, R., and C.M. Oldenburg, 2001.Water flow in a fault in altered nonwelded tuff, Water Resources Research, 37: 3043-3056.
    22. Hu, Q., R. Salve, W. Stringfellow, and J.S.Y. Wang, 2001. Field tracer transport tests in unsaturated fractured tuff, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 51: 1-12.
    23. Salve, R., and B. Allen-Diaz, 2001. Variations in flow in a rangeland catchment, Journal of Range Management, 54: 44-51.
    24. Salve, R., and T.K. Tokunaga, 2000. Flow processes in a rangeland catchment in California, Journal of Range Management, 53: 489-498.
    25. Salve, R., J.S.Y. Wang and T.K. Tokunaga, 2000. A probe for measuring wetting front migration in rocks, Water Resources Research, 36: 1359-1367. 
    26. Salve, R., 1998. Near surface wetting of a ponded basalt surface: Observations using time domain reflectometry, Journal of Hydrology, 208: 249-261.
    27. Tokunaga, T.K., and R. Salve, 1994. Gauge sensitivity and optimization in air-pocket tensiometry: Implications for deep vadose zone monitoring, Soil Science, 158: 389-397.

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      Selected Recent Presentations

      (as first author)

        1. Salve R., W E Dietrich, D M Rempe, J Oshun, I Fung (2010),  Recharge Along a Steep Hillslope,  American Geological Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2010.
        2. Salve, R.,  E. A. Sudderth, S. B. St. Clair, M. S. Torn, The impact of Precipitation and Grassland Vegetation on Soil Moisture Dynamics, American Geological Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2009
        3. Salve R., A. Uccelli, W. E. Dietrich and I. Fung, Measuring Moisture Dynamics in Soil and Rock Along a Steep Forested Catchment, American Geological Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2007.
        4. Salve, R., and T. A. Ghezzehei, Infiltration in Fractured Welded Tuffs, The Geological Society of American 2005 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2005.
        5. Salve, R., Properties of Flow Zones in Fractured Rock, American Geological Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2004.
        6. Salve, R., and T. Kneafsey, Vapor-phase transport in the near-drift environment at Yucca Mountain, American Geological Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2003.
        7. Salve, R., C.M. Oldenburg, and J.S.Y. Wang, The interactions between faults and the matrix in paintbrush group nonwelded tuff at Yucca Mountain, The Geological Society of American 2002 Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado, October 2002.
        8. Salve, R., H.H. Liu and Q. Hu, Tracer transport along a vertical fault located in welded tuffs, American Geological Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2002.
        9. Salve, R., Investigations of fast flow paths at Yucca Mountain, Invited lecture to the Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, September 2002.


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