Paul A. Witherspoon’s Publications

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Journal Articles
Worldwide Reviews
Books
Collection of Doctoral Dissertations
Collection of Masters Theses

 

Journal Articles

  1. Ray, B. R., P. A. Witherspoon, and R. E. Grim (1957), A study of the colloidal characteristics of petroleum using the ultracentrifuge, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 61(10), 1296-1302. [LINK]
  2. Brenneman, M. C., G. G. Wanless, and P. A. Witherspoon (1958), Effect of ultracentrifugation on crude oil, Preprints, 3(4), 69.
  3. Saraf, D. N., P. A. Witherspoon, and L. H. Cohen (1963), Diffusion coefficients of hydrocarbons in water: Method for measuring, Science, 142(3594), 955-956. [LINK]
  4. Witherspoon, P. A., and D. N. Saraf (1965), Diffusion of methane, ethane, propane, and n-butane in water from 25 to 43 degrees, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 69(11), 3752-3755. [LINK]
  5. Freeze, R. A., and P. A. Witherspoon (1966), Theoretical analysis of regional groundwater flow: 1. Analytical and numerical solutions to the mathematical model, Water Resour. Res., 2(4), 641–656. [PDF]
  6. Freeze, R. A., and P. A. Witherspoon (1967), Theoretical analysis of regional groundwater flow: 2. Effect of water-table configuration and subsurface permeability variation, Water Resour. Res., 3(2),623–634. [PDF]
  7. Freeze, R. A., and P. A. Witherspoon (1968), Theoretical Analysis of Regional Ground Water Flow: 3. Quantitative InterpretationsWater Resour. Res.4(3), 581590. [PDF]
  8. Bonoli, L., and P. A. Witherspoon (1968), Diffusion of aromatic and cycloparaffin hydrocarbons in water from 2 to 60 degrees, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 72(7), 2532-2534. [LINK]
  9. Neuman, S. P., and P. A. Witherspoon (1970), Variational Principles for Confined and Unconfined Flow of Ground Water, Water Resour. Res., 6(5), 1376-1382. [PDF]
  10. Neuman, S. P., and P. A. Witherspoon (1970), Finite Element Method of Analyzing Steady Seepage with a Free Surface, Water Resour. Res., 6(3), 889-897. [PDF]
  11. Neuman, S. P., and P. A. Witherspoon (1970), Comments on “A Correspondence Principle for the Theory of Leaky Aquifers” by Ismael Herrera and Germain E. Figueroa V, Water Resour. Res., 6(3), 1009-1010. [PDF]
  12. Gringarten, A. C., and P. A. Witherspoon (1971), A Method Of Analyzing Pump Test Data From Fractured Aquifers, Proceedings Symposium Percolation Through Fissured Rock, International Society for Rock Mechanics and International Association of Engineering Geology, September 18-19, 1971, 9 pp. [PDF]
  13. Noorishad, J., P. A. Witherspoon, and Y. N. T. Maini (1972), Influence Of Fluid Injection On The State Of Stress In The Earth’s Crust, 11 pp.
  14. Brekke, T. L., P. A. Witherspoon, Y. N. T. Maini, and J. Norrishad (1972), Coupled Stress And Flow Analysis Of Fractured Dam Foundations And Rock Slopes, 8 pp.
  15. Gringarten, A. C., and P. A. Witherspoon (1973), Extraction of heat from multiple-fractured dry hot rock, Geothermics, 2(3-4), 119-122. [LINK]
  16. Mitchell, J. K., J. A. Greenberg, and P. A. Witherspoon (1973), Chemico-Osmotic Effects In Fine-Grained Soils, J Soil Mechanics Foundation Division, 99, 307-322.
  17. Witherspoon, P. A., and T. N. Narasimhan (1974), Seepage From Recharge And Landfill Ditches, 39-66.
  18. Wilson, C. R., and P. A. Witherspoon (1974), Steady state flow in rigid networks of fractures, Water Resour. Res., 10(2), 328-335. [PDF]
  19. Gale, J. E., R. L. Taylor, P. A. Witherspoon, and M. S. Ayatollahi (1974), Flow In Rocks With Deformable Fractures, 583-598.
  20. Newmark, N. M., J. D. Achenbach, A. M. Abo-Zena, P. G. Richards, P. A. Witherspoon, Y. N. T. Maini, T. Terashima, R. F. Yerkes, T. L. Youd, J. N. Alt, V. Schenk, J. H. Dieterich, and D. M. Boore (1974), World Conference On Earthquake Engineering, 5th Proceedings, 1973, 3013 pp.
  21. Witherspoon, P. A., U. Lindblom, C. O. Morfeldt, and I. Janelid (1975), Man-Made Caverns Can Add To U. S. Natural Gas Storage, Pipe Line Ind., 43(6), 25-28.
  22. Wilson, C. R., and P. A. Witherspoon (1976), Flow interference effects at fracture intersections, Water Resour. Res., 12(1), 102-104. [PDF]
  23. Narasimhan, T. N., and P. A. Witherspoon (1976), An integrated finite difference method for analyzing fluid flow in porous media, Water Resour. Res., 12(1), 57-64. [PDF]
  24. Witherspoon, P. A., U. Lindblom, C. O. Morfeldt, and I. Janelid (1976), Gas storage in mined caverns, Underground Space, 1(1), 35-49.
  25. Tsang, C. F., C. B. Goranson, M. J. Lippmann, and P. A. Witherspoon (1977), Modeling Underground Storage In Aquifers Of Hot Water From Solar Power Systems, Proc Annu Meet – Am Sect Int Sol Energy Soc, 1, 5 pp.
  26. Gale, J. E., and P. A. Witherspoon (1977), Effect Of Fracture Deformation On Fluid Pressure Distribution – An Indicator Of Slope Instability, Can. Geotech. J., 14(3), 302-309.
  27. Neuman, S. P., T. N. Narasimhan, and P. A. Witherspoon (1977), Application Of Mixed Explicit-Implicit Finite Element Method To Nonlinear Diffusion-Type Problems, 1153-1186.
  28. Narasimhan, T. N., and P. A. Witherspoon (1977), Numerical model for saturated-unsaturated flow in deformable porous media: 1. Theory, Water Resour. Res., 13(3), 657-664. [PDF]
  29. Witherspoon, P. A., and J. E. Gale (1977), Mechanical and hydraulic properties of rocks related to induced seismicity, Eng. Geol., 11(1), 23-55. [LINK]
  30. Tsang, C. F., M. J. Lippmann, and P. A. Witherspoon (1978), Underground Aquifer Storage Of Hot Water From Solar Energy Collectors, 1, 490-495.
  31. Narasimhan, T. N., P. A. Witherspoon, and A. L. Edwards (1978), Numerical model for saturated-unsaturated flow in deformable porous media: 2. The algorithm, Water Resour. Res., 14(2), 255-261. [PDF]
  32. Narasimhan, T. N., and P. A. Witherspoon (1978), Numerical model for saturated unsaturated flow in deformable porous media: 3. Applications, Water Resour. Res., 14(6), 1017-1034. [PDF]
  33. Narasimhan, T. N., S. P. Neuman, and P. A. Witherspoon (1978), Finite element method for subsurface hydrology using a mixed explicit-implicit scheme, Water Resour. Res., 14(5), 863-877. [PDF]
  34. Witherspoon, P. A., T. N. Narasimhan, and D. G. McEdwards (1978), Results Of Interference Tests From Two Geothermal Reservoirs, J. Petrol. Technol., 30(1), 10-16.[LINK]
  35. Kunze, J. F., and P. A. Witherspoon (1978), Energy Extraction And Reservoir Management Of A Moderate Temperature Hydrothermal System, 68-76.
  36. Witherspoon, P. A., and O. Degerman (1978), Swedish-American Cooperative Program on Radioactive Waste Storage in Mined Caverns Program Summary. Report LBL-7049, 26 pp. [PDF]
  37. Narasimhan, T. N., and P. A. Witherspoon (1979), Geothermal Well Testing, J. Hydrol., 43, 537-553. [LINK]
  38. Witherspoon, P. A., C. H. Amick, J. E. Gale, and K. Iwai (1979), Observations of a potential size effect in experimental determination of the hydraulic properties of fractures, Water Resour. Res., 15(5), 1141-1146. [PDF]
  39. Javandel, I., and P. A. Witherspoon (1979), A study of partial penetration in a two-layered aquifer. I. Analytical solution, 25 pp. [PDF]
  40. Cook, N. G. W., J. E. Gale, and P. A. Witherspoon (1979), Waste Disposal In Granite: Preliminary Results From Stripa, Sweden, 19th Annual ASME Symposium: Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste, Albuquerque, NM, March 15-16, 1979, 8 pp. [PDF]
  41. Pruess, K., J. M. Zerzan, R. C. Schroeder, and P. A. Witherspoon (1979), Description Of The Three-Dimensional Two-Phase Simulator Shaft78 For Use In Geothermal Reservoir Studies, 1979 Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME 5th Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, Denver, CO, 01/31-02/02/1979, 16 pp. [PDF]
  42. Chan, T., P. A. Witherspoon, and I. Javandel (1980), Heat Transfer In Underground Heating Experiments In Granite, Stripa, Sweden, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Technical Session on Heat Transfer in Nuclear Waste Disposal, Chicago, IL, November 16-21, 1980, 26 pp. [PDF]
  43. Lippman, M. J., and P. A. Witherspoon (1980), Summary of recent progress in understanding the Cerro Prieto geothermal field, Baja, California, Mexico, Presented at the Geothermal Conference of the Committee on Challenges of Modern Society, NATO, Paris, France, July 15, 1980, 15 pp.[PDF]
  44. Witherspoon, P. A. (1980), Measurement of macro- permeability in fractured, crystalline rocks, Stripa, Sweden, Bulletin, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, Section III, 1, 53-61.
  45. Witherspoon, P. A., N. G. W. Cook, and J. E. Gale (1980), Geologic Storage Of Radioactive Waste – Results From Field Investigations At Stripa, Sweden, Proceedings of the Symposium on Waste Management, 2, 463-450.
  46. Javandel, I., and P. A. Witherspoon (1980), A semianalytical solution for partial penetration in two-layer aquifers, Water Resour. Res., 16(6), 1099-1106. [PDF]
  47. Witherspoon, P. A., J. S. Y. Wang, K. Iwai, and J. E. Gale (1980), Validity of Cubic Law for fluid flow in a deformable rock fracture, Water Resour. Res., 16(6), 1016-1024. [PDF]
  48. Long, J. C. S., P. A. Witherspoon, C. R. Wilson, and A. O. DuBois (1980), Large-Scale Permeability Testing At Stripa, 38-44. [PDF]
  49. Lippmann, M. J., G. S. Bodvarsson, P. A. Witherspoon, and J. Rivera (1980), Preliminary simulation studies related to the Cerro Prieto field, Geothermics, 9, 197-207.[LINK]
  50. Witherspoon, P. A., P. Nelson, T. Doe, R. Thorpe, B. Paulsson, J. Gale, and C. Forster (1980), Rock mass characterization for storage of nuclear waste in granite, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci., NS-27(4), 1280-1290. [LINK]
  51. Pruess, K., G. Bodvarsson, R. C. Schroeder, P. A. Witherspoon, R. Marconcini, G. Neri, and C. Ruffilli  (1980), Simulation Of The Depletion Of Two-Phase Geothermal Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, 17 pp. [LINK]
  52. Witherspoon, P. A., and C. F. Tsang, (1981), The Role Of The National Laboratories In Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Proceedings Seventh Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford, December 1981, 7-10. [PDF]
  53. Witherspoon, P. A., Y. W. Tsang, J. C. S. Long, and J. Noorishad (1981), New approaches to problems of fluid flow in fractured-rock masses.
  54. Mangold, D. C., C. F. Tsang, M. J. Lippmann, and P. A. Witherspoon (1981), Study Of A Thermal Discontinuity In Well Test Analysis, J. Petrol. Technol., 33(6), 1095-1105.
  55. Tsang, Y. W., and P. A. Witherspoon (1981), Hydromechanical behavior of a deformable rock fracture subject to normal stress, J. Geophys. Res., 86(B10), 9287-9298. [PDF]
  56. Witherspoon, P. A., N. G. W. Cook, and J. E. Gale (1981), Geologic storage of radioactive waste: Field studies in Sweden, Science, 211 (4485), 894-900. [LINK]
  57. Wang, J. S. Y., C. F. Tsang, N. G. W. Cook, and P. A. Witherspoon (1981), A study of regional temperature and thermohydrologic effects of an underground repository for nuclear wastes in hard rock, J. Geophys. Res., 86(B5), 3759-3770. [PDF]
  58. Tsang, Y. W., and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Correlations Between Fracture Roughness Characteristics And Fracture Mechanical And Fluid Flow Properties, Proceedings – Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 560-567.
  59. Narasimhan, T. N., and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Overview Of The Finite Element Method In Groundwater Hydrology, Finite Elements in Water Resources, Proceedings of the International Conference, 129-144.
  60. Witherspoon, P. A. (1982), Radioactive waste storage in mined caverns in crystalline rock – results of field investigations at Stripa, Sweden, 61 pp. [PDF]
  61. Witherspoon, P. A., and D. J. Watkins(1982), Radioactive Waste Disposal In Granite, Preprints – ASCE Convention and Exposition, 4 pp.
  62. Witherspoon, P. A., and J. E. Gale (1982), Hydrogeological testing to characterize a fractured granite, Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology, 26-27(1), 515-526. [LINK]
  63. Gale, J. E., A. Rouleau, and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Hydrogeologic characteristics of a fractured granite (Stripa, Sweden), Papers of the groundwater in fractured rock conference, Canberra, 1982, (Australian Water Resources Council, Conference Series 5), 95-108.
  64. Bodvarsson, G. S., S. M. Benson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Theory of the development of geothermal systems charged by vertical faults, J. Geophys. Res., 87(B11), 9317-9328. [PDF]
  65. Wang, J. S. Y., C. F. Tsang, N. G. W. Cook, and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Long-term thermohydrologic behaviour of nuclear- waste repositories, Predictive geology with emphasis on nuclear-waste disposal, Proc. 1980, 101-115.
  66. Noorishad, J., M. S. Ayatollahi, and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), A finite-element method for coupled stress and fluid flow analysis in fractured rock masses, Int. J. Rock Mech. Min., 19, 185-193. [LINK]
  67. Long, J. C. S., J. S. Remer, C. R. Wilson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Porous media equivalents for networks of discontinuous fractures, Water Resour. Res., 18(3), 645-658. [PDF]
  68. Javandel, I., and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Pressure-transient testing with a partially penetrating well in a two layer reservoir, LBL-14118, 9 pp. [PDF]
  69. Pruess, K., G. S. Bodvarsson, R. C. Schroeder, and P. A. Witherspoon (1982), Model Studies Of The Depletion Of Two-Phase Geothermal Reservoirs, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 22(2), 280-290.
  70. Tsang, Y. W., and P. A. Witherspoon (1983), The dependence of fracture mechanical and fluid flow properties on fracture roughness and sample size, J. Geophys. Res., 88(B3), 2359-2366. [PDF]
  71. Javandel, I., and P. A. Witherspoon(1983), Analytical solution of a partially penetrating well in a two-layer aquifer, Water Resour. Res., 19(2), 567-578. [PDF]
  72. Lippmann, M. J., N. E. Goldstein, S. E. Halfman, and P. A. Witherspoon (1983), Exploration And Development Of The Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, 16 pp. [LINK]
  73. Wilson, C. R., P. A. Witherspoon, J. C. S. Long, R. M. Galbraith, A. O. DuBois, and M. J. McPherson (1983), Large-scale hydraulic conductivity measurements in fractured granite, Int. J. Rock Mech. Min., 20(6), 269-276. [LINK]
  74. Verma, A. K., K. Pruess, G. S. Bodvarsson, C. F. Tsang, and P. A. Witherspoon (1983), Design and development of a test facility to study two-phase steam/water flow in porous media, Proceedings Ninth Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, December 1983, 443-448. [PDF]
  75. Narasimhan, T. N., B. Y. Kanehiro, and P. A. Witherspoon (1984), Interpretation of earth tide response of three deep, confined aquifers, J. Geophys. Res., 89(B3), 1913-1924. [PDF]
  76. Noorishad, J., C. F. Tsang, and P. A. Witherspoon (1984), Coupled Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical Phenomena In Saturated Fractured Porous Rocks: Numerical Approach, J. Geophys. Res., 89(B12), 10365-10373. [PDF]
  77. Noorishad, J., and P. A. Witherspoon (1984), Can injection tests reveal the potential for fault movements?, Pure Appl. Geophys., 122, 608-618. [LINK]
  78. Endo, H. K., J. C. S. Long, C. R. Wilson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1984), A Model for Investigating Mechanical Transport in Fracture Networks, Water Resour. Res., 20(10), 1390-1400. [PDF]
  79. Long, J. C. S., P. Gilmour, and P. A. Witherspoon (1985), A Model for Steady Fluid Flow in Random Three-Dimensional Networks of Disc-Shaped Fractures, Water Resour. Res., 21(8), 1105-1115. [PDF]
  80. Verma, A. K., K. Pruess, C. F. Tsang, and P. A. Witherspoon (1985), Study Of Two-Phase Concurrent Flow Of Steam And Water In An Unconsolidated Porous Medium, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, 46, 135-143.
  81. Witherspoon, P. A. (1986), Flow of groundwater in fractured rocks, Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology, 34, 103-115. [LINK]
  82. Witherspoon, P. A., and I. Javandel (1986), Hydrology of Brine Disposal in Caprock of Barbers Hill Salt Dome, Chambers County, Texas, 147-149. [PDF]
  83. Lai, C. H., G. S. Bodvarsson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1986), Second-Order Upwind Differencing Method For Nonisothermal Chemical Transport In Porous Media, Numer. Heat Transfer, 9(4), 453-471.
  84. Witherspoon, P. A., and K. Pruess (1988), Environmental heat transfer in porous media, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, 104(3), 17-24.
  85. Karasaki, K., J. C. S. Long, and P. A. Witherspoon (1988), New Analytic Model For Fracture-Dominated Reservoirs, SPE Formation Eval., 3(1), 242-250.
  86. Karasaki, K., J. C. S. Long, and P. A. Witherspoon (1988), Analytical models of slug tests, Water Resour. Res., 24(1), 115-126. [PDF]
  87. Javandel, I., C. F. Tsang, P. A. Witherspoon, and D. Morganwalp (1988), Hydrologic detection of abandoned wells near proposed injection wells for hazardous waste disposal, Water Resour. Res., 24(2), 261-270. [PDF]
  88. Persoff, P., C. J. Radke, K. Pruess, S. M. Benson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1989), Laboratory investigation of foam flow in sandstone at elevated pressure, 365-378.
  89. Falta, R. W., I. Javandel, K. Pruess, and P. A. Witherspoon (1989), Density-driven flow of gas in the unsaturated zone due to the evaporation of volatile organic compounds, Water Resour. Res., 25(10), 2159-2169. [PDF]
  90. Wu, Y-S., K. Pruess, and P. A. Witherspoon (1990), Flow and displacement of Bingham non-Newtonian fluids in porous media, SPE Reservoir Eng., 369-351. [LINK]
  91. Chen, Z., G. S. Bodvarsson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1990), Integral equation formulation for two-phase flow and other nonlinear flow problems through porous media, Proceedings – SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Gamma, 447-457.
  92. Wu, Y.-S., K. Pruess, and P. A. Witherspoon (1991), Displacement of a Newtonian fluid by a non-Newtonian fluid in a porous medium, Transport Porous Med., 6, 115-142. [LINK]
  93. Persoff, P., C. J. Radke, K. Pruess, S. M. Benson, and P. A. Witherspoon (1991), Laboratory investigation of foam flow in sandstone at elevated pressure, SPE Reservoir Eng., 6(3), 365-372.
  94. Noorishad, J., C. F. Tsang, and P. A. Witherspoon (1992), Theoretical and field studies of coupled hydromechanical behaviour of fractured rocks-1. Development and verification of a numerical simulator, Int. J. Rock Mech. Min., 29(4), 401-409. [LINK]
  95. Volkov, Y. I., A. I. Meka, Y. V. Ponomarenko, P. A. Witherspoon, and J. E. Gale (1992), Groundwater control in open pit mines in the Kursk region of the Soviet Union 1992, CIM Bull., 85(959), 58-62.
  96. Faybishenko, B. A., I. Javandel, and P. A. Witherspoon (1995), Hydrodynamics of the capture zone of a partially penetrating well in a confined aquifer, Water Resour. Res., 31(4), 859-866. [PDF]
  97. Shan, C., I. Javandel, and P. A. Witherspoon (1995), Characterization of leaky faults: Study of water flow in aquifer-fault-aquifer systems, Water Resour. Res., 31(12), 2897-2904. [PDF]
  98. Chen, Z.-X., G. S. Bodvarsson, P. A. Witherspoon, and Y. C. Yortsos (1995), An integral equation formulation for the unconfined flow of groundwater with variable inlet conditions, Trans. Porous Med., 18, 15-36. [LINK]
  99. Huang, P., G. Yang, L. Myen, N. Cook, and P. A. Witherspoon (1997), Simulation of capillary pressure hysteresis in drainage and imbibition process, Int. J. Rock Mech. Min., 34.
  100. Schlueter, E. M., R. W. Zimmerman, P. A. Witherspoon, and N. G. W. Cook (1997), The fractal dimension of pores in sedimentary rocks and its influence on permeability, Eng. Geol., 48, 199-215. [LINK]
  101. Shan, C., I. Javandel, and P. A. Witherspoon (1999), Characterization of leaky faults: Study of air flow in faulted vadose zones, Water Resour. Res., 35(7), 2007-2013. [PDF]
  102. Witherspoon, P. A. (2000), The Stripa project, Int. J. Rock Mech. Min., 37, 385-396.[LINK]
  103. Faybishenko, B., P. A. Witherspoon, C. Doughty, J. Geller, T. Wood, and R. Podgorney (2001), Multi-Scale Investigations of Liquid Flow in a Fractured Basalt Vadose Zone, in AGU Monograph “Flow and Transport Through Unsaturated Fractured Rock,” Second Edition, D.D. Evans, T.J. Nicholson, and T. Rassmusen (eds.), 161-182. [PDF]
  104. Faybishenko, B., G. S. Bodvarsson, J. Hinds and, P. A. Witherspoon (2003), Scaling and hierarchy of models for flow processes in unsaturated fractured rock, Chapter 20 in the book “Scaling Methods in Soil Physics, ” Eds. Y. A. Pachepsky, D. E. Radcliffe and H. M. Selim, CRC Press LLC, pp. 373-417. [PDF]
  105. Faybishenko, B., P. A. Witherspoon, G. S. Bodvarsson, and J. Gale (2005), Emerging Issues in Fractured-Rock Flow and Transport Investigations: Introduction and Overview. In: Dynamics of Fluids and Transport in Fractured Rock, Eds.: B. Faybishenko, P. A. Witherspoon and J. Gale, pp. 1-11. [PDF]
  106. Faybishenko, B. and Witherspoon, P.A. (ed.). 2004. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rocks: Concepts and Recent Advances. (In Honor of Paul A. Witherspoon’s 85th Birthday). LBNL-54275.
  107. Faybishenko, B. (ed.). 1999. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rocks: Concepts and Recent Advances. (In Honor of Paul A. Witherspoon’s 80th Birthday). LBNL-42718.

Worldwide Reviews

  1. Witherspoon, P.A. (ed.). 1991. Geological Problems in Radioactive Waste Isolation: A World Wide Review. LBNL-29703. (pdf)
  2. Witherspoon, P.A. (ed.). 1996. Geological Problems in Radioactive Waste Isolation: Second Worldwide Review. LBNL-38915. (pdf)
  3. Witherspoon, P.A., and G.S. Bodvarsson (eds.). 2001. Geological Challenges in Radioactive Waste Isolation: Third Worldwide Review. LBNL-49767. (pdf)
  4. Witherspoon, P.A., and G.S. Bodvarsson (eds.). 2006. Geological Challenges in Radioactive Waste Isolation: Fourth Worldwide Review. LBNL-59808. (pdf)

Books

  1. Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rock, Volume 122, Boris Faybishenko (Editor), Paul A. Witherspoon (Editor), Sally M. Benson (Editor), ISBN: 978-0-87590-980-6, 400 pp., January 2000, American Geophysical Union.
  2. Dynamics of Fluids and Transport in Fractured Rock, Volume 162, Boris Faybishenko (Editor), Paul A. Witherspoon (Editor), John Gale (Editor), ISBN: 978-0-87590-427-6, 207 pp., January 2005, American Geophysical Union.
  3. Fluid Dynamics in Complex Fractured-Porous Systems, Boris Faybishenko (Editor), Sally M. Benson (Editor), John E. Gale (Editor), ISBN: 978-1-118-87720-3, 264 pp., July 2015, American Geophysical Union.

Collection of Doctoral Dissertations

Chaired or Advised by Paul A. Witherspoon

  • Ahn, J. (1988). Mass Transfer and Transport of Radionuclides in Fractured Porous Rock (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Ayatollahi, M.S. (1978). Stress and Flow in Fractured Porous Media (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Bodvarsson, G.S. (1982). Mathematical Modeling of the Behavior of Geothermal Systems Under Exploitation (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Cacas, M.-C. (1989). Developpement d’un Modele Tridimensionnel Stochastique Discret pour la Simulation de l’ecoulement et des Transferts de Masse et de Chaleur en Milieu Fracture (Doctoral dissertation). l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, France.
  • Mauldon, B.A.D. (1994) Some Statistical Methods using Markov Random Fields for Spatially Dependent Media and Fracture Flow Systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Doughty, C.A. (1995). Estimation of Hydrologic Properties of Heterogeneous Geologic Media with an Inverse Method Based on Iterated Function Systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Endo, H. (1984). Mechanical Transport in Two-Dimensional Networks of Fractures (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Fairley, J.P., Jr. (2000). Theoretical and Field Studies of Fracture /Matrix Interaction (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Falta, R.W. (1990). Multiphase Transport of Organic Chemical Contaminants in the Subsurface (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Foglia, M. F. (1981). Radionuclide Transport in Hydrogeologic Media (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Freeze, Allan TBD
  • Freifeld, B.M. (2001). Estimation of Fracture Porosity in an Unsaturated Fractured Welded Tuff Using Gas Tracer Test (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Gale, J. E. (1975). A Numerical Field and Laboratory Study of Flow in Rocks with Deformable Fractures. TBD
  • Glass, C.E. (no date). Seismic Considerations in Siting Large Underground Openings in Rock (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Gray, D.H. (no date). Coupled Flow Phenomena in Clay-Water Systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Hardcastle, J.H. (1973). Factors Influencing Compressibility and Permeability-Electrolyte Concentration Relationships in Clayey Sediments (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Harnden, B.M. (1968). A Simulated-Heuristic-Long Range-Storage Planning Model for a Natural Gas Transmission System (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Helm, D.C. (1974). Evaluation of Stress-dependent Aquitard Parameters by Simulating Observed Compaction from Known Stress History (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Hopkins, D.L. (1990). The Effect of Surface Roughness on Joint Stiffness, Aperture, and Acoustic Wave Propagation (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Iwai, K. (1976). Fundamental Studies of Fluid Flow through a Single Fracture (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Javandel, I. (1968). Analysis of Transient Fluid Flow in Multi-layered Systems (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Kendall, E.W. (no date). Trend Orebodies of the Section 27 Mine, Ambrosia Lake Uranium District, New Mexico (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Lasseter, T.J. (1974). Underground Storage of Liquified Natural Gas in Cavities Created by Nuclear Explosives (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Lim, D.-H. (2002). Mass Transport Analysis In The Near Field Of Geologic Repository (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Lippmann, M.J. (1973). Two Dimensional Stochastic Model of a Heterogeneous Geologic System (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Liu, C.-W. (1988). Multiple-Species Chemical Transport Involving Oxidation/Reduction Reactions in Geological Media (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Long, J.C.S. (1983). Investigation of Equivalent Porous Medium Permeability in Networks of Discontinuous Fractures (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Marsily, G.D. (1978). De L’Identification des Systems Hydrogeologiques (These De Doctorat D’Etat). L’Universite Pierre Et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • Narasimhan, T.N. (1975). A Unified Numerical Model for Saturated-Unsaturated Groundwater Flow (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Neuman, Shlomo TBD
  • Noorishad, J. (1971). Seepage in Fractured Rock: Finite Element Analysis of Rock Mass Behaviour under Coupled Action of Body Forces, Flow Forces, and External Loads (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Ohnishi, Y. (1973). Laboratory Measurement of Induced Water Pressures in Jointed Rocks.
  • Pyrak-Nolte, L. TBD
  • Sauty, J-P. (1977). Contribution a L’Identification des Parametres de Dispersion dans les Aquiferes par Interpretation des Experiences de Tracage (Doctoral dissertation). L’Universite Scientifique et Medicale et Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
  • Schlueter, E.M. (1995). Predicting the Transport Properties of Sedimentary Rocks from Microstructure (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Shan, C. (1990). Characterization of Leaky Faults (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Snow, D.T. (1965). A Parallel Plate Model of Fractured Permeable Media (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Wilson, C.R. (1970). An Investigation of Laminar Flow in Fractured Porous Rocks (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Wu, D.-L. (1971). Rarefied Gas Flow near a Cryogenic Surface (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Wu, Y.-S. (1990). Theoretical Studies of Non-Newtonian and Newtonian Fluid Flow through Porous Media (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Zhu, M. (1995). Multicomponent Reactive Chemical Transport Under Transient Fluid Flow Conditions (Doctoral dissertation). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Zimmerman, R. TBD.

Collection of Masters Theses

Chaired or Advised by Paul A. Witherspoon

  • Al-Khafaji, A.H. (1975). The Effect of Temperature on Shear Wave Propagation in Dry and Liquid Saturated Sandstones (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Aunzo, Z.P. (1990). GWELL: A Multi-Component Multi-Feedzone Geothermal Wellbore Simulator (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Buscheck, T.E. (1980). Probabilistic Simulation of Subsurface Fluid Flow: A Study Using a Numerical Scheme (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Carter, J.J. (1990). The Effects of Clay Coating on Fluid Flow Through Simulated Rock Fractures (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Cohen, L.H. (1961). A Method for Measuring the Diffusion of Hydrocarbons Dissolved in Water Using a Flame Ionization Detector (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Cook, Paul TBD
  • Cook-Polek, A-M. (1990). Flow of Decane through a Natural Fracture in Siltstone: Deviations from Predicted Behavior (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Datta, P. (1962). Rheological Studies on Asphaltic Crude Oils of California (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Doughty, C.A. (1991). Two Phase Fluid and Heat Flow in Fractured/Porous Media: A Similarity Solution (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Freeze. R.A. (No Date) Hydrogeology of the Gravelbourg Aquifer, Saskatchewan, Canada (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Gaulke, S.W. (1986). The Effect of CO2 on Reservoir Behaviour for Geothermal Systems (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Haukwa, C.B. (1992). The Effect of Salinity on the Behavior of Geothermal Systems and Reservoir Engineering Studies of the Miravalles Geothermal Field, Costa Rica (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Javandel, I. (1965). Verification of Analytical Solution for Partial Penetration Wells by Mathematical and Heat Transfer Models (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Polck, J.M. (1990). Studies of the Hydraulic Behavior of Hierarchically Fractured Rock Geometries (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Prucha, R.H. (1987). Heat and Mass Transfer in the Klamath Falls, Oregon, Geothermal System (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Saraf, D.N. (1963). Diffusion of Ethane, Propane, and Butane in Water (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Shan, C. (1988). Chemical Transport Through Fractured Porous Media in a Transient Radial Flow System (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sterbentz, R.A. (1981). Geology and Fault Interpretations of Valle Caldera, New Mexico (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Wu, Y.-S. (1988). A Comparison of Analytical Approaches for Wellbore Heat Transmission in Layered Formations. (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.
  • Yates, C.C-E.(1988). Analysis of Pumping Test Data in a Leaky and Layered Aquifer with Partial Penetration (Master’s thesis). University of California, Berkeley.