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Peer-reviewed journal articles


Chen, X., M. B. Cardenas, and L. Chen, Hyporheic exchange driven by three-dimensional sandy bedforms: sensitivity to and prediction from bedform geometry, Water Resources Research, 54(6), 4131-4149, doi:10.1029/2018WR022663, 2018.

Guiltinan, E. J., D. N. Espinoza, L. Cockrell, and M. B. Cardenas, Textural and compositional controls on mudrock breakthrough pressure and permeability, Advances in Water Resources, 121, 162-172, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.08.014, 2018.

Moldwin, M. B., F. Florindo, G. Okin, A. Robock, E. J. Rohling, M. B. Cardenas, A. Carlton, K. H. Chen, M. Crucifix, A. Gettelman, A. Hubbard, T. Katsura, and T. H. Painter, When and how to write a high-impact review paper: lessons from eight years of editorial board service to Reviews of Geophysics, Reviews of Geophysics, 55(4), 860-863, doi:10.1002/2017RG000587, 2018.

Neilson, B. T., M. B. Cardenas, M. T. O’Connor, M. T. Rasmussen, T. V. King, and G. W. Kling, Groundwater flow and exchange across the land surface explain carbon export patterns in continuous permafrost watersheds, Geophysical Research Letters, 45(15), 7596-7605, doi: 10.1029/2018GL078140, 2018.

Wang, L., and M. B. Cardenas, Connecting pressure-saturation and relative permeability models to fracture properties: the case of capillary-dominated flow of supercritical CO2 and brine, Water Resources Research, 54, 6965–6982, doi: 10.1029/2018WR023526, 2018.

Watson, J. A., M. B. Cardenas, S. B. Ferencz, P. S. K. Knappett, and B. T. Neilson, The effects of floods on the temperature of riparian groundwater, Hydrological Processes, 32(9), doi:10.1002/hyp.11504, 2018.

Zheng, L., and M. B. Cardenas, Diel stream temperature effects on nitrogen cycling in hyporheic zonesJournal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 123, 2743-2760, doi:10.1029/2018JG004412, 2018.


Bass, B. J., M. B. Cardenas, and K. M. Befus, Seasonal shifts in soil moisture throughout a semi-arid hillslope ecotone during drought: a geoelectrical view, Vadose Zone Journal, 16(2), doi:10.2136/vzj2016.11.0108, 2017.

Befus, K. M., S. Jasechko, E. Luijendijk, T. Gleeson, and M. B. Cardenas, The rapid yet uneven turnover of Earth’s groundwater, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(11), 5511-5520, doi:10.1002/2017GL073322, 2017.

Ferencz, S. B., and M. B. Cardenas, Diel stream temperature regimes of Bukovsky regions of the conterminous United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(5), 2264–2271, doi:10.1002/2017GL072641, 2017.

Gomez-Velez, J. D., J. L. Wilson, M. B. Cardenas, and J. W. Harvey, Flow and residence times of dynamic river bank storage and sinuosity-driven hyporheic exchange, Water Resources Research, 53(10), 8572–8595, doi:10.1002/2017WR021362, 2017.

Guiltinan, E. J., M. B. Cardenas, P. C. Bennett, T. Zhang, and D. N. Espinoza, The effect of organic matter and thermal maturity on the wettability of supercritical CO2 on organic shales, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 65, 15-22, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.08.006, 2017.

Hester, E. T., M. B. Cardenas, R. Haggerty, and S. Apte, The importance and challenge of hyporheic mixing, Water Resources Research, 53(5), 3565–3575, doi:10.1002/2016WR02000, 2017.

Jasechko, S., D. Perrone, K. M. Befus, M. B. Cardenas, G. Ferguson, T. Gleeson, E. Luijendijk, J. J. McDonnell, R. G. Taylor, Y. Wada, and J. W. Kirchner, Global aquifers dominated by fossil groundwaters but vulnerable to modern contamination, Nature Geoscience, 10, 425–429, doi:10.1038/ngeo2943, 2017.

Kaufman, M. H., M. B. Cardenas, J. Buttles, A. J. Kessler and P. L. M. Cook, Hyporheic hot moments: dissolved oxygen dynamics in the hyporheic zone in response to surface flow perturbationsWater Resources Research, 53(8), 6642-6662, doi:10.1002/2016WR020296, 2017.

Shuai, P., P. S. K. Knappett, S. Hossain, A. Hosain, K. Rhodes, K. M. Ahmed, and M. B. Cardenas, The impact of the degree of aquifer confinement and anisotropy on tidal pulse propagation, Groundwater, 55(4), 519-531, doi:10.1111/gwat.1250, 2017.

Shuai, P., M. B. Cardenas, P. S. K. Knappett, P. C. Bennett, and B. T. Neilson, Denitrification in the banks of fluctuating rivers: the effects of river stage amplitude, sediment hydraulic conductivity and dispersivity, and ambient groundwater flow, Water Resources Research, 53(9), 7951–7967, doi:10.1002/2017WR020610, 2017.

Tenney, C. M., T. A. Dewers, K. Chaudhary, E. N. Matteo, M. B. Cardenas, and R. T. Cygan, Experimental and simulation study of carbon dioxide, brine, and muscovite surface interactions, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 155, 78-88, doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2016.10.010, 2017.

Wang, L., and M. B. Cardenas, Linear permeability evolution of expanding conduits due to feedback between flow and fast phase-change, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(9), 4116–4123, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073161, 2017.

Wang, L., and M. B. Cardenas, Transition from Non-Fickian to Fickian longitudinal transport through 3-D rough fractures: Scale-(in)sensitivity and roughness dependence,  Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 198, 1-10, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2017.02.002, 2017.

Zamora, P. B., M. B. Cardenas, R. Lloren, and F. P. Siringan, Seawater-groundwater mixing in and fluxes from coastal sediment overlying discrete fresh seepage zones: a modeling studyJournal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 122(8), 6565-6582, doi:10.1002/2017JC012769, 2017.


Briody, A. C., M. B. Cardenas, P. C. Bennett, P. Shuai, and P. S. K. Knappett, Groundwater flow, nutrient, and stable isotope dynamics in the parafluvial-hyporheic zone of the regulated Lower Colorado River (Texas) over the course of a small flood, Hydrogeology Journal, 24(4), 923-935, doi: 10.1007/s10040-016-1365-3, 2016.

Cardenas, M. B., A. E. Ford, M. H. Kaufman, A. J. Kessler, and P. L. M. Cook, Hyporheic flow and dissolved oxygen distribution in fish nests: the effects of open channel velocity, permeability patterns, and groundwater upwellingJournal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 121(12), 3113–3130, doi:10.1002/2016JG003381, 2016.

Gleeson, T., K. M. Befus, E. Luijendijk, S. Jasechko, and M. B. Cardenas, The global volume and distribution of modern groundwater, Nature Geoscience, 9, 161–167, doi:10.1038/ngeo2590, 2016.

Wang, L., and M. B. Cardenas, Development of an empirical model relating permeability and specific stiffness for rough fractures from numerical deformation experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research- Solid Earth, 121(7), 4977-4989, 10.1002/2016JB013004, 2016.

Zheng, L., M. B. Cardenas, and L. Wang, Temperature effects on nitrogen cycling and nitrate removal-production efficiency in bed form-induced hyporheic zones, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 121(4), 1086-1103, doi:10.1002/2015JG003162, 2016.


Cardenas, M. B.Hyporheic zone hydrologic science: a historical account of its emergence and a prospectus,  Water Resources Research,  51, 3601–3616, doi:10.1002/2015WR017028, 2015.

Cardenas, M. B., P. C. Bennett, P. B. Zamora, K. M. Befus, R. S. Rodolfo, H. B. Cabria, and M. R. Lapus, Devastation of aquifers from tsunami-like storm surge by super typhoon Haiyan, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(8), 2844–2851, doi:10.1002/2015GL063418, 2015.

Chaudhary, K., E. J. GuiltinanM. B. Cardenas, J. A. Maisano, R. A. Ketcham, and P. C. Bennett, Wettability measurements under reservoir conditions using X-ray imaging with application to the brine-supercritical CO2 system, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 2858-2864, doi:10.1002/2015GC005936, 2015.

Chen, X., M. B. Cardenas, and L. Chen, Three-dimensional versus two-dimensional bedform-induced hyporheic exchangeWater Resources Research, 51, 2923–2936, doi:10.1002/2014WR016848, 2015.

Deng, W., M. A. Balhoff, and M. B. Cardenas, Influence of dynamic factors on non-wetting fluid snap-off in pores, Water Resources Research, 51, 9182–9189, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017261, 2015.

Gomez-Velez, J. D., J. W. Harvey, M. B. Cardenas, and B. A. KielDenitrification in the Mississippi River network controlled by flow through river bedforms, Nature Geoscience, 8, 941–945doi:10.1038/ngeo2567, 2015.

Kessler, A. J., M. B. Cardenas, and P. L. M. Cook, The negligible effect of bed form migration on denitrification in hyporheic zones of permeable sediments, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 120(3), 538–548, doi:10.1002/2014JG002852, 2015.

Marshall, J. A., A. J. Castillo, and M. B. Cardenas, The effect of modeling and visualization resources on student understanding of physical hydrology, Journal of Geoscience Education, 63, 126-139, doi:10.5408/14-057.1, 2015.

Partin, J.W., T. M. Quinn, C.-C. Shen, Y. Okumura, M. B. Cardenas, F. P. Siringan, J. L. Banner, K. Lin, H.-M. Hu and F. W. Taylor, Gradual onset and recovery of the Younger Dryas abrupt climate event in the tropics, Nature Communications, 6:8061, doi:10.1038/ncomms9061, 2015.

Wang, L., M. B. Cardenas, D. T. Slottke, R. A. Ketcham, and J. M. Sharp, Jr., Modification of the Local Cubic Law of fracture flow for weak inertia, tortuosity and roughness, Water Resources Research, 51, 2064–2080, doi:10.1002/2014WR015815, 2015.

Wang, L., and M. B. CardenasAn efficient quasi-3D particle tracking-based approach for transport through fractures with application to dynamic dispersion calculation, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 179, 47-54, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2015.05.007, 2015.

Zlotnik, V. A., D. Toundykov, and M. B. Cardenas, An analytical approach for analysis of flow in aquifers with spatially varying top boundary, Ground Water, 53(2), 335-341, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12205, 2015.


Altman, S. J., B. Aminzadeh, M. T. Balhoff, P. C. Bennett, S. L. Bryant, M. B. CardenasK. Chaudhary, R. T. Cygan, W. Deng, T. Dewers, D. A. DiCarlo, P. Eichhubl, M. A. Hesse, C. Huh, E. N. Matteo, Y. Mehmani, C. M. Tenney, and H. Yoon, Chemical and hydrodynamic mechanisms for long-term geological carbon storageJournal of Physical Chemistry C,  118 (28), 15103–15113, doi: 10.1021/jp5006764, 2014.

Befus, K. M.M. B. Cardenas, D. R. Tait, and D. V. Erler, Geoelectrical signals of geologic and hydrologic processes in a fringing reef lagoon setting, Journal of Hydrology, 517, 508-520, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.070, 2014.

Cardenas, M. B., M. Doering, D. S. RivasC. Galdeano, B. T. Neilson, and C. T. Robinson, Analysis of the temperature dynamics of a proglacial river using time-lapse thermal imaging and energy balance modelingJournal of Hydrology, 519, 1963–1973, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.079, 2014.

Cardenas, M. B. and M. R. KanarekSoil moisture variation and dynamics across a wildfire burn boundary in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) forestJournal of Hydrology, 519, 490–502, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.016, 2014.

Deng, W., M. B. Cardenas, and P. C. Bennett, Extended Roof snap-off for a continuous nonwetting fluid and an example case for supercritical CO2, Advances in Water Resources, 64, 34-46, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.12.001, 2014.

Kessler, A. J.M. B. Cardenas, I. R. Santos, and P. L. M. Cook, Enhancement of denitrification in permeable carbonate sediment due to intra-granular porosity: a multi-scale modelling studyGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141, 440-453, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.06.028, 2014.

Kessler, A. J., L. A. Bristow, M. B. Cardenas, R. N. Glud, B. Thamdrup, P. L. M. Cook, The isotope effect of denitrification in permeable sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 133, 156-167, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.02.029, 2014.

Kiel, B. A., and M. B. Cardenas, Lateral hyporheic exchange throughout the Mississippi River network, Nature Geoscience, 7, 413-471, doi:10.1038/ngeo2157, 2014.

Norman, F. A., and M. B. Cardenas, Heat transport in hyporheic zones: an experimental study, Water Resources Research, 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014673, 2014.

Wang, L., and M. B. Cardenas, Non-Fickian transport through two-dimensional rough fractures: Assessment and prediction, Water Resources Research, 50(2), 871–884, doi: 10.1002/2013WR014459, 2014.


Bardini, L., F. Boano, M. B. Cardenas, A. H. Sawyer, R. Revelli, and L. Ridolfi, Small-scale heterogeneity has negligible effects on nutrient cycling in streambeds, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50224, 2013.

Befus, K. M., M. B. Cardenas, D. V. Erler, I. R. Santos, and B. D. Eyre, Heat transport dynamics at a sandy intertidal zone, Water Resources Research, 49(6), 3770-3786, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20325, 2013.

Chaudhary, K., M. B. Cardenas, W. Deng, and P. C. Bennett, Pore geometry effects on intra-pore viscous to inertial flows and effective hydraulic parameters, Water Resources Research, 49(2), 1149-1162, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20099, 2013.

Chaudhary, K., M. B. Cardenas, W. W. Wolfe, J. A. Maisano, R. A. Ketcham, and P. C. Bennett, Pore-scale trapping of supercritical CO2 and the role of grain wettability and shape, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50658, 2013.

Deng, W., and M. B. Cardenas, Dynamics and dislodgment from pore constrictions of a trapped nonwetting droplet stimulated by seismic waves, Water Resources Research, 49(7), 4206–4218, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20335, 2013.

Deng, W., M. B. Cardenas, M. F. Kirk, S. J. Altman, and P. C. Bennett, The effect of permeable biofilm on micro- and macro-scale flow and transport in bioclogged pores, Environmental Science & Technology, 47(19), 11092–11098, doi: 10.1021/es402596v, 2013.

Kessler, A. J., R. N. Glud, M. B. Cardenas, and P. L. M. Cook, Transport zonation limits coupled nitrification-denitrification in permeable sediments, Environmental Science & Technology, 47(23),  13404–13411, doi: 10.1021/es403318x, 2013.

Marshall, J. A., A. J. Castillo, and M. B. Cardenas, Assessing student understanding of physical hydrology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 829-836, doi:10.5194/hess-17-829-2013, 2013.

Smith, V. B., C. H. David, M. B. Cardenas, and Z.-L. Yang, Climate, river network, and vegetation cover relationships across a climate gradient and their potential for predicting effects of decadal-scale climate change, Journal of Hydrology, 488, 101–109, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.02.050, 2013.

Tait, D.R., I. R. Santos, D. V. Erler, K. M. Befus, M. B. Cardenas, and B. D. Eyre, Estimating submarine groundwater discharge in a South Pacific coral reef lagoon using different radioisotope and geophysical approaches, Marine Chemistry, 156, 49-60, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2013.03.004, 2013.

Wolaver, B. D., L. J. Crossey, K. E. Karlstrom, J. L. Banner, M. B. Cardenas, C. Gutiérrez Ojeda, and J. M. Sharp, Jr., Identifying the origins of and pathways for spring waters in a semi-arid basin using He, Sr, and C isotopes: Cuatrociénegas Basin, Mexico, Geosphere, 9(1), 113-125, doi:10.1130/GES00849, 2013.

Wong, W. W., M. R. Grace, I. Cartwright, M. B. Cardenas, P. B. Zamora, and P. L. M. Cook, Dynamics of groundwater-derived nitrate and nitrous oxide in a tidal estuary from radon mass balance modeling, Limnology and Oceanography, 58(5), 1689-1706, doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.5.1689, 2013.


Bardini, L., F. Boano, M. B. Cardenas, R. Revelli and L. Ridolfi, Nutrient cycling in bedform induced hyporheic zones, Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 84, 47-61, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.01.025, 2012.

Befus, K. M., M. B. Cardenas, J. B. Ong, and V. A. Zlotnik, Classification and delineation of groundwater-lake interactions in the Nebraska Sand Hills (USA) using electrical resistivity patterns, Hydrogeology Journal, 20(8), 1483-1495, doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0891-x, 2012.

Bingham, Q. G., B. T. Neilson, C. M. U. Neale, and M. B. Cardenas, Application of high resolution remotely sensed data for transient storage modeling parameter estimation, Water Resources Research, 48, W08520, doi:10.1029/2011WR011594, 2012.

Cardenas, M. B., A. M. F. Lagmay, B. J. Andrews, R. S. Rodolfo, H. B. Cabria, P. B. Zamora, and M. R. Lapus, Terrestrial smokers: thermal springs due to hydrothermal convection of groundwater connected to surface water, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L02403, doi:10.1029/2011GL050475, 2012.

Gomez, J. D., J. L. Wilson, and M. B. Cardenas, Residence time distributions in sinuosity-driven hyporheic zones and their biogeochemical effects, Water Resources Research, 48, W09533,, 2012.

Janssen, F., M. B. Cardenas, A. H. Sawyer, T. Dammrich, J. Krietsch, and D. de Beer, A comparative experimental and multiphysics computational fluid dynamics study of coupled surface-subsurface flow in bedforms, Water Resources Research, 48, W08514, doi:10.1029/2012WR011982, 2012.

Kessler, A. J., R. N. Glud, M. B. Cardenas, M. Larsen, M. Bourke, and P. L. M. Cook, Quantifying denitrification in rippled permeable sands through combined flume experiments and modelling, Limnology and Oceanography, 57(4), 1217-1232, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.4.1217, 2012.

Nowinski, J. D., M. B. Cardenas, A. F. Lightbody, T. E. Swanson, and A. H. Sawyer, Hydraulic and thermal response of groundwater-surface water exchange to flooding in an experimental aquifer, Journal of Hydrology, 472–473, 184–192, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.09.018, 2012.

Sawyer, A. H., and M. B. Cardenas, Effect of experimental wood addition on hyporheic exchange and thermal dynamics in a losing meadow stream, Water Resources Research, 48, W10537, doi:10.1029/2011WR011776, 2012.

Sawyer, A. H., M. B. Cardenas, and J. Buttles, Hyporheic temperature dynamics and heat exchange near channel-spanning logs, Water Resources Research, 48, W01529, doi:10.1029/2011WR011200, 2012.

Wang, L.M. B. Cardenas, W. Deng, and P. C. Bennett, Theory for dynamic longitudinal dispersion in fractures and rivers with Poiseuille flow, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L05602, doi:10.1029/2012GL051169, 2012.


Andrews, B. J., M. B. Cardenas, and P. C. Bennett, Analysis of turbulent non-isothermal mixing between a jet and cooler ambient water using thermal imagery, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12, Q07022, doi:10.1029/2011GC003530, 2011.

Cardenas, M. B., C. M. U. Neale, C. Jaworowski, and H. Heasler, High-resolution mapping of river-hydrothermal water mixing: Yellowstone National Park, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(10), 2765 – 2777, doi: 10.1080/01431161003743215, 2011.

Cardenas, M. B., and H. S. Jiang, Wave-driven porewater and solute circulation through rippled elastic sediment under highly transient forcing, Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments, 1, 23-37, doi: 10.1215/21573698-1151658, 2011.

Cardenas, M. B., and M. S. Markowski, Geo-electrical imaging of hyporheic exchange and mixing of river water and groundwater in a large regulated river, Environmental Science and Technology, 45, 1407–1411, doi:10.1021/es103438a, 2011.

Chaudhary, K., M. B. Cardenas, W. Deng, and P. C. Bennett, The role of eddies inside pores in the transition from Darcy to Forchheimer flows, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L24405, doi:10.1029/2011GL050214,  2011.

Gerecht, K. E., M. B. Cardenas, A. J. Guswa, A. H. Sawyer, T. E. Swanson, and J. D. Nowinski, Dynamics of hyporheic flow and heat transport across a bed-to-bank continuum in a large regulated river, Water Resources Research, 47, W03524, doi:10.1029/2010WR009794, 2011.

Nowinski, J. D., M. B. Cardenas, and A. F. Lightbody, Evolution of hydraulic conductivity in the floodplain of a meandering river due to hyporheic transport of fine materials, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L01401, doi:10.1029/2010GL045819, 2011.

Sawyer, A. H., M. B. Cardenas, and J. Buttles, Hyporheic exchange due to channel-spanning logs, Water Resources Research, 47, W08502, doi:10.1029/2011WR010484, 2011.

Senal, M. I. S., G. S. Jacinto, M. L. San Diego-McGlone, F. P. Siringan, P. B. Zamora, L. Soria, M. B. Cardenas, C. Villanoy, and O. Cabrera, Nutrient inputs from submarine groundwater discharge in Santiago Reef Flat, Bolinao, Northwestern Philippines, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 63(5-12), 195-200, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.05.037, 2011.

Swanson, T. E., and M. B. Cardenas, Ex-Stream: A MATLAB® program for calculating fluid flux through sediment-water interfaces based on steady and transient temperature profiles, Computers & Geosciences, 37, 1664-1669, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.12.001, 2011.

Zlotnik, V. A., M. B. Cardenas, and D. Toundykov, Effects of multi-scale depth-dependent anisotropy on hyporheic and regional groundwater flow, Ground Water, 49(4), doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00775.x, 2011.


Cardenas, M. B., Lessons from and assessment of Boussinesq aquifer modeling of a large fluvial island in a dam-regulated river, Advances in Water Resources, 33(11), 1359-1366, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2010.03.015, 2010.

Cardenas, M. B., and X. W. Jiang, Groundwater flow, transport and residence times through topography-driven basins with exponentially decreasing permeability and porosity, Water Resources Research, 46, W11538, doi:10.1029/2010WR009370, 2010.

Cardenas, M. B., P. B. Zamora, F. P. Siringan, M. R. Lapus, R. S. Rodolfo, G. S. Jacinto, M. L. San Diego-McGlone, C. L. Villanoy, O. Cabrera, and M. I. Senal, Linking regional sources and pathways for submarine groundwater discharge at a reef by electrical resistivity tomography, 222Rn, and salinity measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L16401, doi:10.1029/2010GL044066, 2010.

Cardenas, M. B., Thermal skin effect of pipes in streambeds and its implications on groundwater flux estimation using diurnal temperature signals, Water Resources Research, 46, W03536, doi:10.1029/2009WR008528, 2010.

Francis, B. A., L. K. Francis, and M. B. Cardenas, Water table dynamics and groundwater-surface water interactions during filling and draining of a large fluvial island due to dam-induced river stage fluctuations, Water Resources Research, 46, W07513, doi:10.1029/2009WR008694, 2010.

Jiang, X. W., L. Wan, M. B. Cardenas, S. Ge, and X. S. Wang, Simultaneous rejuvenation and aging of groundwater in topography-driven basins due to depth-decaying poromechanical properties, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L05403, doi:10.1029/2010GL042387, 2010.

Swanson, T. E., and M. B. Cardenas, Diel heat transport within the hyporheic zone of a pool-riffle-pool sequence of a losing stream and evaluation of models for fluid flux estimation using heat, Limnology and Oceanography, 55(4), 1741-1754, doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.4.1741, 2010.


Cardenas, M. B., Direct simulation of pore-level Fickian dispersion scale for transport through dense cubic packed spheres with vortices, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10, Q12014, doi:10.1029/2009GC002593, 2009.

Cardenas, M. B., Stream-aquifer interactions and hyporheic exchange in gaining and losing sinuous streams, Water Resources Research, 45, W06429, doi:10.1029/2008WR007651, 2009.

Cardenas, M. B., D. T. Slottke, R. A. Ketcham, and J. M. Sharp, Jr., Effects of inertia and directionality on flow and transport in a fracture, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 114, B06204, doi:10.1029/2009JB006336, 2009.

Cardenas, M. B., A model for lateral hyporheic flow based on valley slope and channel sinuosity, Water Resources Research, 45, W01501, doi:10.1029/2008WR007442, 2009.

Dunckel, A. E., M. B. Cardenas, A. H. Sawyer, and P. C. Bennett, High-resolution in-situ thermal imaging of microbial mats at El Tatio Geyser, Chile shows coupling between community color and temperature, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L23403, doi:10.1029/2009GL041366, 2009.

Sawyer, A. H., and M. B. Cardenas, Hyporheic flow and residence time distributions in heterogeneous cross-bedded sediment, Water Resources Research, 45, W08406, doi:10.1029/2008WR007632, 2009.

Sawyer, A. H., M. B. Cardenas, A. Bomar, and M. Mackey, Impact of dam operations on hyporheic exchange in the riparian zone of a regulated river, Hydrological Processes, 23(15), 2129-2137, doi:10.1002/hyp.7324, 2009.


Cardenas, M. B., The effect of river bend morphology on flow and timescales of surface water-groundwater exchange across pointbars, Journal of Hydrology, 362, 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.08.018, 134-141, 2008.

Cardenas, M. B., P. L. M. Cook, H. Jiang, and P. A. Traykovski, Constraining denitrification in permeable wave-influenced marine sediment using linked hydrodynamic and biogeochemical modeling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275(1-2), 127-137, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.08.016, 2008.

Cardenas, M. B., Three-dimensional vortices in single pores and their effects on transport, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L18402, doi:10.1029/2008GL035343, 2008.

Cardenas, M. B., J. L. Wilson, and R. Haggerty, Residence time of bedform-driven hyporheic exchange, Advances in Water Resources, 31(10), 1382-1386, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.07.006, 2008.

Cardenas, M. B., Surface water-ground water interface geomorphology leads to scaling of residence times, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L08402, doi:10.1029/2008GL033753, 2008.

Cardenas, M. B., and M. N. Gooseff, Comparison of hyporheic flow under uncovered and covered channels based on linked surface-ground-water simulations, Water Resources Research, 44, W03418, doi:10.1029/2007WR006506, 2008.

Cardenas, M. B., J. W. Harvey, A. I. Packman, and D. T. Scott, Ground-based thermography of fluvial systems at low and high discharge reveals complex thermal heterogeneity driven by flow variation and bioroughness, Hydrological Processes, 22, 980-986, 2008.

Vivoni, E. R., A. J. Rinehart, L. A. Méndez-Barroso, C. A. Aragón, G. Bisht, M. B. Cardenas, E. Engle, B. A. Forman, M. D. Frisbee, H. A. Gutiérrez-Jurado, S.-H. Hong, T. H. Mahmood, K. Tai, and R. L. Wyckoff, Vegetation controls on soil moisture distribution in the Valles Caldera, New Mexico, during the North American Monsoon, Ecohydrology, 1(3), 225-238, doi:10.1002/eco.11, 2008.


Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, Thermal regime of sediments in channels under gaining and losing conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research -Biogeosciences, 112, G04013, doi:10.1029/2007JG000485, 2007.

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, Exchange across a sediment-water interface with ambient groundwater discharge, Journal of Hydrology, 346, 3-4, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.08.019, 69-80, 2007.

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, The effects of current-bedform induced fluid flow on the thermal regime of sediments, Water Resources Research,43, W08431, doi:10.1029/2006WR005343, 2007.

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, Dunes, turbulent eddies, and interfacial exchange with permeable sediments, Water Resources Research, 43, W08412, doi:10.1029/2006WR005787, 2007.

Cardenas, M. B., D. T. Slottke, R. A. Ketcham, and J. M. Sharp, Jr., Navier-Stokes flow and transport simulations using real fractures shows heavy tailing due to eddies, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L14404, doi:10.1029/2007GL030545, 2007.

Cardenas, M. B., Potential contribution of topography-driven regional groundwater flow to fractal stream chemistry: residence time distribution analysis of Toth flow, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L05403, doi:10.1029/2006GL029126, 2007.

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, Hydrodynamics of coupled flow above and below a sediment-water interface with triangular bed forms: underflow case, Advances in Water Resources, 30, 301-313, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.06.009, 2007.

2006 and prior

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, The influence of ambient groundwater discharge on exchange zones induced by current–bedform interactions, Journal of Hydrology, 331, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.05.012, 103-109, 2006.

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, Comment on “Flow resistance and bed form geometry in a wide alluvial channel” by Shu-Qing Yang, Soon-Keat Tan and Siow-Ying Lim, Water Resources Research, 42, W06601, doi:10.1029/2005WR004663, 2006.

Cardenas, M. B., J. L. Wilson, and V. A. Zlotnik, Impacts of heterogeneity, bed forms, and stream curvature on subchannel hyporheic exchange, Water Resources Research, 40, W08307, doi: 10.1029/2004WR003008, 2004.

Cardenas, M. B., and V. A. Zlotnik, Three-dimensional model of modern channel bend deposits, Water Resources Research, 39(6), 1441, doi:10.1029/2002WR001383, 2003.

Cardenas, M. B., and V. A. Zlotnik, A simple constant-head injection test for streambed hydraulic conductivity estimation, Ground Water, 41(6), 867-871, 2003.

Book chapters

Lawler, D., M. B. Cardenas, G. Old, and D. Sear, Geomorphology and Sediments of the Hyporheic Zone, In The Hyporheic Handbook: A handbook on the groundwater–surface water interface and hyporheic zone for environment managers, UK Environment Agency, pp 16-47, 2009.

Cardenas, M. B., and J. L. Wilson, Driving while under the influence: pumping-driven circulation under the influence of regional groundwater flow, in A New Focus on Groundwater–Seawater Interactions (Proceedings of Symposium HS1001 at IUGG2007, Perugia, July 2007), edited by Ward Sanford, Christian Langevin, Maurizio Polemio & Pavel Povinec. IAHS Publ. 312, 229-236, 2007.

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