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Selected Journal Publications:

J. Niu and M.S. Phanikumar, Modeling Watershed-Scale Solute Transport Using an Integrated, Process-Based Hydrologic Model with Applications to Bacterial Fate and Transport, J. Hydrology, vol. 529(1), pp. 35-48, doi: 10.1016 / j.jhydrol.2015.07.013 (2015) PDF

J. Niu, C. Shen, S.G. Li and M.S. Phanikumar, Quantifying Storage Changes in Regional Great Lakes Watersheds Using a Coupled Subsurface - Land Surface Process Model and GRACE, MODIS products, Water Resources Research, vol. 50(9), pp. 7359-7377, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015589 (2014) PDF

R.M. Maxwell, M. Putti, S. Meyerhoff, J.-O. Delfs, I.M. Ferguson, V.Y. Ivanov, J. Kim, O. Kolditz, S.J. Kollet, M. Kumar, S. Lopez, J. Niu, C. Paniconi, Y. -J. Park, M.S. Phanikumar, C.P. Shen, E.A. Sudicky and M. Sulis, Surface-Subsurface Model Intercomparison: A First Set of Benchmark Results to Diagnose Integrated Hydrology and Feedbacks. Water Resources Research, vol. 50(2), pp. 1531 - 1549, doi: 10.1002/2013WR013725 (2014) PDF

M.M. Meerschaert, F. Sabzikar, M.S. Phanikumar and A. Zeleke, Tempered Fractional Time-Series Model for Turbulence in Geophysical Flows, J. Statistical Mechanics: Theory & Experiment, No. 9 (September 2014), P09023 (2014) PDF

T.D. Nguyen, P. Thupaki, E.J. Anderson and M.S. Phanikumar, Summer Circulation and Exchange in the Saginaw Bay - Lake Huron System, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, Vol. 119, No. 4 (April), pp. 2713-2734, doi: 10.1002/2014JC009828 (2014) PDF

P. Thupaki, M.S. Phanikumar, D.J. Schwab, M.B. Nevers and R.L. Whitman, Evaluating the Role of Sediment-Bacteria Interactions on Escherichia coli Concentrations at Beaches in Southern Lake Michigan, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, Vol. 118, No. 12 (December), pp. 7049-7065, doi: 10.1002 / 2013JC008919 (2013) PDF

P. Thupaki, M.S. Phanikumar and R.L. Whitman, Solute Dispersion in the Coastal Boundary Layer of Southern Lake Michigan, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, vol. 118, No. 3 (March), pp. 1606-1617, doi: 10.1002 / jgrc.20136 (2013) PDF

L.M. Fry, T.S. Hunter, M.S. Phanikumar, V. Fortin and A.D. Gronewold, Identifying Streamgage Networks for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Regional Water Balance Modeling, Water Resources Research, vol. 49, pp. 2689 - 2700, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20233 (2013) PDF

C. Shen, J. Niu, M.S. Phanikumar, Evaluating Controls on Coupled Hydrologic and Vegetation Dynamics in a Humid Continental Climate Watershed Using a Subsurface - Land Surface Processes Model, Water Resources Research, vol. 49, pp. 2552 - 2572, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20189 (2013) PDF

H. Zhang, F. Liu, M.S. Phanikumar and M.M. Meerschaert, A Novel Numerical Method for the Time Variable Fractional Order Mobile-Immobile Advection-Dispersion Model, Computers & Mathematics with Applications, Special Issue: Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications, doi: 10.1016/ j.camwa.2013.01.031, vol. 66, No. 5, pp, 693 - 701 (2013) PDF

I. Mendoza-Sanchez, M.S. Phanikumar, J. Niu, J.R. Masoner, I. M. Cozzarelli and J.T. McGuire, Quantifying Wetland-Aquifer Interactions in a Humid Subtropical Climate Region: An Integrated Approach, J. Hydrology, vol. 498, pp. 237-253, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.06.022 (2013) PDF

Z. Ge, R.L. Whitman, M.B. Nevers and M.S. Phanikumar, Wave-induced Mass Transport Affects Daily Escherichia coli Fluctuations in Nearshore Water, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46(4), doi: 10.1021 / es203847n, pp. 2204-2211 (2012)PDF

Z. Ge, R.L. Whitman, M.B. Nevers, M.S. Phanikumar and M.N. Byappanahalli, Nearshore Hydrodynamics as Loading and Forcing Factors for Escherichia coli Contamination at an Embayed Beach, Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 57(1), pp. 362-381, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.1.0362 (2012)PDF

E.J. Anderson and M.S. Phanikumar, Surface Storage Dynamics in Large Rivers: Comparing Three-Dimensional Particle Transport, 1D Fractional Derivative and Multi - Rate Transient Storage Models, Water Resources Research, Vol. 47(9), W09511, doi: 10.1029/2010WR010228 (2011) PDF

C. Shen, J. Niu, E.J. Anderson and M.S. Phanikumar, Estimating Longitudinal Dispersion in Rivers Using Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, Advances in Water Resources, 33(6), pp. 615-623, doi:10.1016 / j.advwatres.2010.02.008 (2010)PDFpdf

C. Shen and M.S. Phanikumar, A Process-Based, Distributed Hydrologic Model Based on a Large-Scale Method for Surface - Subsurface Coupling, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 33(12), pp. 1524 - 1541, doi: 10.1016 / j.advwatres.2010.09.002 (2010)PDFpdf

P. Thupaki, M.S. Phanikumar, D. Beletsky, D.J. Schwab, M.B. Nevers and R.L. Whitman, Budget Analysis of Escherichia coli at a Southern Lake Michigan Beach, Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 1010-1016, doi: 10.1021/es0902232a (2010) PDFpdfSup. Information (3.2 MB)

T. Fong, M.S. Phanikumar, I. Xagoraraki and J.B. Rose, Quantitative Detection of Human Adenoviruses in Wastewater and Combined Sewer Overflows Influencing a Michigan River, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, vol. 73(3), pp. 715 - 723, doi: 10.1128 / AEM.01316-09 (2010)PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar and J.T. McGuire, A Multi-Species Reactive Transport Model to Estimate Biogechemical Rates Based on Single-Well Push-Pull Test Data, Computers & Geosciences, 36(8), pp. 997-1004 (2010)PDFpdf

G.J. Larson, D.E. Lawson, E.B. Evenson, O. Knudsen, R.B. Alley and M.S. Phanikumar, Origin of Stratified Basal Ice in Outlet Glaciers of Vatnajökull and Öræfajökull, Iceland, Boreas, vol. 39, pp. 457-470, doi: 10.1111 / j.1502-3885.2009.00134.x (2010) PDFpdf

C. Shen and M.S. Phanikumar, An Efficient Space-Fractional Dispersion Approximation for Stream Solute Transport Modeling, Advances in Water Resources, 32(10), pp. 1482-1494, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2009.07.01 (2009)PDFpdf

M. Wong, L. Kumar, T.M. Jenkins, I. Xagoraraki, M.S. Phanikumar, and J. B. Rose, Evaluation of Public Health Risks at Recreational Beaches in Lake Michigan via Detection of Enteric Viruses and a Human-Specific Bacteriological Marker, Water Research, 43(4), p. 1137-1149, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2008.11.051 (2009)PDFpdf

C. Shen, M.S. Phanikumar, T.T. Fong, I. Aslam, S.L. Molloy and J.B. Rose, Evaluating Bacteriophage P22 as a Tracer in a Complex Surface Water System: The Grand River, Michigan, Environmental Science & Technology , Vol. 42, No. 7, pp. 2426 - 2431, doi: 10.1021/es02317t (2008) PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar, I. Aslam, C. Shen, D.T. Long and T.C. Voice, Separating Surface Storage from Hyporheic Retention in Natural Streams Using Wavelet Decomposition of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiles, Water Resour. Res., 43(5), W05406, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005104 (2007)PDFpdf

L. Liu, M.S. Phanikumar, S.L. Molloy, R.L. Whitman, M.B. Nevers, D.A. Shively, D.J. Schwab, J.B. Rose, Modeling the Transport and Inactivation of E. coli and Enterococci in the Nearshore Region of Lake Michigan, Environmental Science & Technology , Vol. 40, No. 16, pp. 5022-5028, doi: 10.1021/es060438k (2006) PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar and J.T. McGuire, A 3D Partial Equilibrium Model to Simulate Coupled Hydrogeological, Microbiological and Geochemical Processes in Subsurface Systems, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, No. 11, L11503, doi: 10.1029 / 2004GL019468 (2004)   PDF pdf

R.L. Sutka, N.E. Ostrom, P.H. Ostrom and M.S. Phanikumar, Stable Nitrogen Isotope Dynamics of Dissolved Nitrate in a Transect from the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre to the Eastern Tropical North Pacific, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 68, No. 3, doi:10.1016/S0016-7037(00)00483-6, pp. 517-527 (2004) PDFpdf

S.E. Biteman, D.W. Hyndman, M.S. Phanikumar, and G.S.Weissmann, Integration of Sedimentologic and Hydrologic Properties for Improved Transport Simulations, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary  Geology) Special Publication on Aquifer Characterization, pp. 3-13 (2004) PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar, D.W. Hyndman, X. Zhao and M.J. Dybas, A Three-Dimensional Model of Microbial Transport and Bioremediation at the Schoolcraft, Michigan Site, Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, W05011, doi: 10.1029 / 2004WR003376 (2005)   PDF pdf

M.S. Phanikumar and D.W. Hyndman, Interactions between Sorption and Biodegradation: Exploring Bioavailability and Pulsed Nutrient Injection Efficiency, Water Resources Research, Vol. 39, No. 5, doi:10.1029/2002WR001761, pp. 8(1:13) (2003)  PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar, D.W. Hyndman, D.C. Wiggert, M.J. Dybas, M.E. Witt and C.S. Criddle, Simulation of Microbial Transport and Carbon Tetrachloride Biodegradation in Intermittently-Fed Aquifer Columns, Water Resources Research, Vol. 38, No. 4, doi:10.1029/2001WR000289, pp. 4-1:4-13 (2002) PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar, D.W. Hyndman and C.S. Criddle, Biocurtain Design Using Reactive Transport Models, Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 113-123 (2002) PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar and R.L. Mahajan, Non-Darcy Natural Convection in High-Porosity Metal Foams, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 45, No. 18, pp. 3781-3793  (2002)    PDFpdf

D.W. Hyndman, M.J. Dybas, L. Forney, R. Heine, T. Mayotte, M.S. Phanikumar, G. Tatara, J. Tiedje, T. Voice, R. Wallace, D. Wiggert and C.S. Criddle, Hydraulic Characterization and Design of a Full-Scale Biocurtain, Ground Water, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 462-474 (2000)   PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar and R.L. Mahajan, Numerical Analysis of Unsteady Thermosolutal Convection Over a Horizontal Isothermal Circular Cylinder, Numerical Heat Transfer - Applications, Vol. 33, pp. 673-700 (1998)   PDFpdf

M.S. Phanikumar, Thermosolutal Convection in a Rectangular Enclosure with Strong Side-Walls and Bottom Heating, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 15, No.4, pp. 325-336 (1994)

M.S. Phanikumar and A.N. Bhaskarwar, On the Enhancement in Heat Transfer Through the Use of Slurries, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 36, No.3, pp. 735-741 (1993)

A.N. Bhaskarwar and M.S. Phanikumar, On Heat Transfer Augmentation Using Dilute Gas-Solid Suspensions, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 117, No. 4, pp. 1091-1094 (1995)  

K.S. Yajnik and M.S. Phanikumar, A Generalized Conservation Law and Integral Approach for Boundary Layers, Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics, Vol. 317 (Integral Methods in Science and Engineering), Longman Scientific & Technical, New York, pp. 202-214 (1994)

Selected Proceedings and Other Publications:

C. Dang, A. Safaie, M.S. Phanikumar and H. Radha, Wind speed and direction estimation using manifold approximation, The 14th ACM International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 13-16, Seattle, Washington (2015)

P. Thupaki, M.S. Phanikumar, M. B. Nevers and R.L. Whitman, Modeling the effects of hydrologic separation on the Chicago area waterway system on water quality in Lake Michigan, Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Report, Appendix F. pp. F639 - F743, US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago (2013)

R.M. Maxwell, M. Putti, S. Meyerhoff, J.-O. Delfs, I.M. Ferguson, V. Ivanov, J. Kim, O.Kolditz, S.J. Kollet, M. Kumar, C. Paniconi, Y.-J. Park, M.S. Phanikumar, E. Sudicky, and M. Sulis, Surface-subsurface model intercomparison: A first set of benchmark results to diagnose integrated hydrology and feedbacks, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-6641-1, 2012 pdf PDF

J. Niu, C. Shen and M.S. Phanikumar, Quantifying Water Budgets in Regional Great Lakes Watersheds Using a Process-Based, Distributed Hydrologic Model, International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Conference, Duluth, MN (May 30 - June 3, 2011) PA-14 (Session: Assessing Dynamics of the Great Lakes Water Budget)

C. Shen and M.S. Phanikumar, A Process-Based, Distributed Hydrologic Model Based on a Large-Scale Method for Surface - Subsurface Coupling, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2010, Poster: H43F-1312

E.J. Anderson and M.S. Phanikumar, Surface Storage Dynamics in Large Rivers, AGU Fall Meeting, December 13-17, San Francisco, CA Poster: H43F-1322 (2010)

Baas, D.G., Long, D.T., and Phanikumar, M.S., Identifying Seasonal Trends In Dissolved Phosphorus In a Mixed Land Use Watershed Using a Mixed Linear Model Approach, Paper # 272-6 (L.Munk, W.B. Lyons and D.T. Long (conveners): T139. Sources, Transport, Fate, and Toxicology of Trace Elements in the Environment II), 2008 Joint Meeting, Geological Society of America), Houston, Texas, 7 October 2008

Thupaki, P., M.S. Phanikumar, D.J. Schwab, R.L. Whitman, M.B. Nevers and D.A. Shively, Sensitivity Analysis of Factors Influencing the Fate and Transport of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Southern Lake Michigan, American Geophysical Union 2007 Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico (Alexandria Boehm and Mantha Phanikumar (conveners), Special Session on Coastal Processes and Human and Ecosystem Health) Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract OS23G-03 (2007)

S.L. Molloy, L. Liu, M.S. Phanikumar, T.M. Jenkins, M. Wong, R.L. Whitman, D.A. Shively, M.B. Nevers, and J.B. Rose, The Presence and Near-Shore Transport of Human Fecal Pollution in Lake Michigan Beaches, Marine Technology Society (MTS) and IEEE Oceans 2005 Conference, Washington, D.C. (2005)

M.S. Phanikumar, H.M. Halbeisen, and M.J. Dybas, Multicomponent Reactive Transport Modeling of Microbial Transport and pH Adjustment at the Schoolcraft, Michigan, Site, AGU Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, EOS (Earth, Oceans and Space) Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 87(36), Paper # H25B-02, Beijing, China, July 24-27 (2006)

R. P. Navaneethakrishnan, M. S. Phanikumar, T. A. Kneeshaw, E. W. Smith, J. T. McGuire, Numerical Analysis of Push-Pull Test Data Including the Effects of Sorption and Reaction Lag Time, AGU 2006 Joint Assembley, B32A-06, EOS Trans. AGU, 87(36), paper # B32A-06, Baltimore, MD (2006)

J.B. Rose , S.L. Molloy, L. Liu, T.M. Jenkins, M. Wong, T.T. Fong, R.L. Whitman, D.A. Shively, M.B. Nevers, and M.S. Phanikumar, Characterization of Fecal Pollution and Human Health Risks in the Waters of the Great Lakes, Estuarine Interactions: Biological-Physical Feedbacks and Adaptations, Estuarine Research Federation (ERF 2005) Conference, Norfolk, Virginia (2005)

T. Fong, R. Ives, S. Singh, S. L. Molloy, M.S. Phanikumar, and J. B. Rose, Impacts of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Accumulation in Sediments on Water Quality and Public Health in the Great Lakes, Estuarine Interactions, ERF 2005, Norfolk, Virginia (2005)

M.S. Phanikumar, D. W. Hyndman and  M. J. Dybas, Multi-Component Reactive Transport Modeling of Field-Scale Bioremediation: The Schoolcraft, Michigan Site, Invited Lecture, American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting, San Francisco , California (2003)

G.S. Weissmann, R. Trahan, M.S. Phanikumar and D.W. Hyndman, What do pumping tests mean? Evaluation of a heterogeneous alluvial aquifer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California , Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs (2004)

A.D. Kendall, D.W. Hyndman, M.S. Phanikumar and B.C. Pijanowski, Using Spectral Analysis to Relate Climate and Land-Use Changes to Processes Influencing Stream Flow, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H21F-1095 (2004)

S.P. McElmurry, I. Aslam, A.U. Syed, T.C. Voice, D.T. Long, M.S. Phanikumar, D.P. Lusch, W.J. Northcott, Determining the effects of various land uses within Michigan State University's watershed on water quality in the Red Cedar River, 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Lemnos Island, Greece, Proceedings CEST2003: pp. 558-565 (2003)

J.T. McGuire and M.S. Phanikumar,  Redox zonation and biogeochemical cycling in contaminated subsurface systems: Application of a new 3D partial equilibrium model. Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference, Copenhagen , June 5-11 (2004)

R.L. Sutka, N.E. Ostrom, P.H. Ostrom and M.S. Phanikumar, Origins of isotopically light nitrate in the water column of the Eastern Tropical North Pacific, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Session 178 (On the Forefront of Terrestrial and Marine Organic Geochemistry: A Tribute to John I. Hedges), Paper No. 178-15 (2003)

R.S. Trahan, M.S. Phanikumar, D.W. Hyndman, and G.S. Weissmann, Evaluating pumping tests with geologically-constrained models in a heterogeneous alluvial aquifer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California . AGU National Meeting, San Francisco , CA , December 6-10 ( 2002)

J.T. McGuire, M.S. Phanikumar, D.T. Long, D.W. Hyndman, Integrating Hydrogeological, Microbiological, and Geochemical Data Using a Multi-Component Reactive Transport Model: Quantifying the Biogeochemical Evolution of Redox Zones in a Contaminated Aquifer  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 84 (46) B31F-02 (2003)

D.W. Hyndman, M.J. Dybas, A. Chan, R. Heine, M.S. Phanikumar, T.C. Voice, R. Wallace, D.C. Wiggert, X. Zhao, and C.S. Criddle, The role of heterogeneous aquifer properties in remediation design, EOS 80(14), p. S115 (1999)

M.S. Phanikumar and R.L. Mahajan, Non-Darcy natural convection in a high porosity medium heated from below: Effects of thermal dispersion and local thermal non-equilibrium- Part 1. Problem Formulation; Part 2. Experimental and numerical results. Proceedings ENCIT 2000, Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Science, October 2-5, Porto-Allegre , Brazil (2000)

M.S. Phanikumar and K.S. Yajnik, Numerical Simulation of Tidally-induced Circulation and Pollutant Transport in the Bombay Harbor Region, 5th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Sendai, Japan, Proceedings (Ed. Prof. H. Daiguchi), Volume 3, pp. 434-439 (1994)  

M.S. Phanikumar, Development of Numerical Models for the Coastal Marine and Estuarine Environments, International Oceanographic Commission ( IOC) Training Program in Coastal Marine Sciences, IIT, New Delhi, Proceedings (Eds. P. C. Sinha and Raj Murthy), Invited Lecture,  pp. 401-418 (1994)

K.S. Yajnik and M.S. Phanikumar, On the Application of Integral Transforms to Boundary Layer Problems, Proc. Fourth International Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of California, Davis, CA , Volume 2, pp. 1250-1255 (1991)