Research Results of the
Department of Hydrogeology and Environment

Institute of Geology at the University of Würzburg, Germany
   
 

Main Fields of Research


Overview

Areas of interest (thematically)
Regions of interest
Research projects and theses
Publications since 1997




Areas of interest (thematically)

- Water budget / water balances
- Groundwater recharge
- Groundwater flow and particle tracking models
- Grundwater quality / chemistry
- Protection of groundwater
- Landfill sites



Regions of interest

- Generally all semiarid and arid areas
- Franconia (Bavaria/Germany)
- Mediterranean (especially eastern Mediterranean: Cyprus, Jordan, Greece)
- Namibia, Botswana
- Central Africa
- Brasil, Bolivia/Paraguay (Chaco)




Research projects and theses (since 2000)


GRC-Project: Re-evaluation of the Groundwater Resources of Cyprus
(since 2001)
Prof. P. Udluft, Prof. J. Schaller, Dr. C. Kuells, A. Dünkeloh, J. Mederer


BayFORREST (Bavarian landfill site project):
Projekt F153 - Methods of measuring the water-budget in landfill coverages. P.Udluft, B. Schäfers, J. Widmann. (since 1998)
Projekt F151 - Long term behaviour of bottom ash from MSW incineration in natural environment. P. Udluft, G. Kus, M. Wimmer. (duration: 1998-2001)
Projekt F22(F) - Physical, geochemical and mineralogical investigations on selected clay-deposits in northern Bavaria. P. Udluft, U. Kackstaetter, D. Pötzl. (duration: 1995-1999)


GREM - Groundwater Recharge in the Eastern Mediterranean

INCO-DC Projekt (1997-2001)
P. Udluft, C. Külls, E. Zagana


Hydrogeological projects in Namibia/Botswana supported by the Postgraduate Research Program 'Geoscience Research in Africa'
P. Udluft, J. Wrabel, H. Mainardy, C. Kuells, H. Klock, A. Eizenhammer


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Balanced groundwater flow models of the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus
J. Mederer (running) - within the frame of the GRC-Project


Recent water balance dynamics of Cyprus and the potential impacts of climate change.
A. Dünkeloh (running) - within the frame of the GRC-Project


Capacitive hygrometry - a competitive and approved method for the accurate determination of soil moisture
[Original title: Kapazitive Feuchtigkeitsmessung - ein preisgünstiges und bewährtes Verfahren zur Bestimmung der Bodenfeuchte]

M. Mentele (running)


Hydrogeology of the Kalahari in north-western Botswana
[Original title: Hydrogeologie der Kalahari im Nordwesten Botswanas]
A. Eizenhammer (running)

Methods of measuring the water-budget in landfill coverages
[Original title: Methoden zur Bestimmung des Wasserhaushalts von Deponieabdeckungen]
B. Schäfers (running)

Genesis and hydrochemical evolution of the groundwater of the Chaco Tarijeño, Bolivia

[Original title: Genese und hydrochemische Entwicklung des Grundwassers im Chaco Tarijeño, Bolivien]
R. Pasig (2005)

Contaminant diffusion and sorption of an artificial leachate in selected geologic barriers of Frankonia, Bavaria, Germany
U. Kackstätter (2005)
- OPUS online publication

Environmental assessment, documentation and spatial modeling of heavy metal pollution along the Jordan Gulf of Aqaba using coral reefs as environmental indicator
N. Al Ouran (2005)
- OPUS online publication

Groundwater resources in the catchment area of Ouham / Central African Republic
[Original title: Grundwasserneubildung im Einzugsgebiet des Ouham, Zentralafrikanische Republik]
A. Borgstedt (2004) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 32

Hydrogeo-Eco-Systems in Aqaba/Jordan – Coasts and Region; Natural Settings, Impacts of Land Use, Spatial Vulnerability to Pollution and Sustainable Management
M. Al Farajat (2003) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 30


Dynamics of groundwater recharge in the triassic Bunsandstein formation, Spessart/Germany - determination of the flow rate in the unsaturated zone
[Original title: Grundwasserneubildungsdynamik im Buntsandstein des Spessarts - Ermittlung über die Durchströmung der ungesättigten Zone]
E. Harzer (2003) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 29

A groundwater flow and particle tracking model for the Iraíbasin, Paraná, Brazil

J. Wijnen (2002) - OPUS online publication

Hydrogeology of the Kalahari in north-eastern Namibia with special emphasis on groundwater recharge, flow modelling and hydrochemistry
H. Klock (2002) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 31

G.I.S based site analysis with regard to a potential deposition of Bottom Ash in the area of Unterfranken (Lower Frankonia, Bavaria, Germany)
[Original title: GIS-gestützte Standortanalyse zur Differenzierung der Ablagerungseignung verschiedener Naturräume Unterfrankens gegenüber Müllverbrennungsschlacken]
G. Kus (2001) - OPUS online publication


Schwachstellengenese an Erddämmen als Resultat sedimentär/diagenetischer Alterungsprozesse: Ursachenforschung und Möglichkeiten der zerstörungsfreien Erkundung
A. Sackmann (2001) - German abstract and publication in OPUS online publication

MVA-Schlacke - ein anthropogenes Sediment; bodenphysikalische und hydrochemische Untersuchungen
M. Wimmer (2001)
- published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 23

Groundwater of the North-Western Kalahari, Namibia. Estimation of Recharge and Quantification of the Flow Systems
C. Külls (2000) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 28

Development and Validation of MODTRANS - A Software to Calculate the Solute Transport in the Unsaturated Zone
[Original title: Entwicklung und Validierung des Computerprogramms MODTRANS - Ein Computerprogramm zur Berechnung des Stofftransports in der ungesättigten Bodenzone]
S. Weigand (2001) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 25


Using geographic information systems (GIS) for site assessment and the analysis of the regional potential for heat extraction and heat storage in shallow underground up to depths of 200m in Lower Franconia, Northern Bavaria, Germany
[Original title: Einsatz von Geoinformationssystemen (GIS) zur Standortbewertung und Potentialanalyse für die thermische Nutzung des flachen Untergrundes bis 200m Tiefe als Wärmequelle und Wärmespeicher in Unterfranken/Bayern]
R. Barthel (2000) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 27

Hydrochemistry and Isotope Hydrology of Groundwater Resources in the Hammad Basin (Jordan)

M. Obeidat (2000) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 26

Water Budget and Solute Transport in the Aliakmonas Area (North Western Greece)
[Original title: Wasserhaushalt und Stofftransport im Aliakmonasgebiet (Nordwest-Griechenland)]
E. Zagana (2000) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 24


Effects of Brackish Irrigation Water on Soil Properties in the Jordan Valley/Jordan
B. Meier (2000) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 21

Geothermal Properties of the Franconian Basin (Northern Bavaria, Southern Thuringia/Germany)
[Original title: Geothermische Verhältnisse des Fränkischen Beckens]
W. Bauer (2000)
- German abstract and publication in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 22

Environmental Assessment and Optimization of Groundwater Resources Using Integrated Finite Element Flow and Solute Transport Modeling Combined with G.I.S. Technique
T. Al-Zabet (1999) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 19

Groundwater Recharge in the Transition Zone between Solid Rock Ridges and the Cover of Loose Kalahari Sediments (Namibia)
[Original title: Grundwasserneubildung in der Übergangszone zwischen Festgesteinsrücken und Kalahari-Lockersedimentüberdeckung (Namibia)]

H. Mainardy (1999) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 17

Watershed Management In Wadi Hadi (Jordan)
H. Al-Alami (1999) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 18

Estimation of Groundwater Recharge in Semiarid Namibia Using the Chloride-Mass-Balance-Approach
[Original title: Bestimmung der Grundwasserneubildung im semiariden Bereich Namibias mittels der Chlorid-Bilanz-Methode]

J. Wrabel (1999) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 16

Conductivity of Undisturbed Mesozoic Claystones to Organic and Anorganic Liquids
[Original title: Durchfluß- und Sorptionsverhalten ausgewählter geologischer Einheiten gegenüber organischen und anorganischen Modellsubstanzen - Untersuchung an ungestörten Proben]
D. Pötzl (1997) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 15

Determination of Natural Groundwater Composition
[Original title: Ermittlung geogener Stoffkonzentrationen im Grundwasser]
H. Gattenlöhner (1996) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 14

Natural Arsenic Concentrations in Groundwaters of the Frankonian Keuper/Bavaria (Germany)
[Original title: Geogene Arsenkonzentrationen in Keupergrundwässern Frankens/Bayern]
G. Heinrichs (1996)
- published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 12

The Pore Geometry of Rotliegend Sandstones from Northern Germany
[Original title: Porenraumuntersuchungen ausgewählter Rotliegend Sandsteinproben Norddeutschlands unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Porengeometrie]
C. Bärle (1996) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 11

Possibilities of Artificial Groundwater recharge in the Azraq Basin: Potential Surface Water Utilization of Five representative Catchment Areas (Jordan)
A. Al-Kharabsheh (1995) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 10


The Hydrogeology of the Tenerife Island in Special Consideration on Isotope Hydrology
[Original title: Zur Hydrogeologie der Insel Teneriffa unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Isotopenhydrogeologie]
J. Hoppe (1994) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 9

Groundwater recharge in semiarid and arid areas of Jordan calculated on the base of halogen distribution in the unsaturated zone
[Original title: Grundwasserneubildung in semiariden und ariden Gebieten Jordaniens berechnet mit Hilfe der Halogenverteilung in der ungesättigten Zone]
R.W. König (1994) - Ph.D. Thesis, Institute of Geology, University of Würzburg, Germany

Hydrogeological Investigations in the Catchment Areas of Grünbach, Gerchsheimer Graben and Rödersteingraben on sheet 6324 Tauberbischofsheim-Ost (Germany)
[Original title: Hydrogeologische Untersuchungen in den Einzugsgebieten des Grünbaches, Gerchsheimer Grabens und Rödersteingrabens auf Blatt 6324 Tauberbischofsheim-Ost]
K. Albert (1993)
- published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 8

Quantification of Soil Water Flow with Regard to the Groundwater Recharge using Soil-Physical Data
[Original title: Quantifizierung der Bodenwasserbewegungen im Hinblick auf die Grundwasserneubildung mit Hilfe deckschichtenphysikalischer Kenngrößen]
R. König (1993) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol.
6

The Influence of Fracture Joints on Groundwater Flow in Fissured Rock Aquifers
[Original title: Der Einfluß des Trennfugengefüges auf die Grundwasserströmung in Kluftgrundwasserleitern]
B. Huber (1992) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol.
5

Behavior of Volatile Hydrocarbons in the Unsaturated Zone
[Original title: Ausbreitungsverhalten von leichtflüchtigen Chlorkohlenwasserstoffen (LCKW) in der ungesättigten Zone]
J. Straub (1992) -
published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 4

Groundwater Resources of the Deep Aquifer Systems in NW-Jordan: Hydrogeological and Hydrogeochemical Quasi 3-Dimensional Modelling
H. El-Naser (1991) - published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol.
3

Umweltgeologische Untersuchungen und Hydrogeologische Modellrechnungen im Einzugsgebiet der Trinkwassertalsperre Passaúna (Curitiba, Paraná, Brasilien)
E.F. da Rosa Filho (1991) - Ph.D. Thesis, Institute of Geology, University of Würzburg, Germany


Modelling of the Hydrogeochemical and Hydrodynamical Genesis and Distribution of the Lower Franconia Deep Groundwater
[Original title: Hydrochemische und hydrodynamische Modellrechnungen zur Genese und Verbreitung von Tiefengrundwässern Unterfrankens]
M. Hofmann (1990)
- published in J. of Hydrogeology and Environment, Vol. 1




Note: Research results and theses are published in our Journal of Hydrogeology and Environment (HU)



Selected Publications since 1997 (not updated!):


MEIER B. & UDLUFT P. (1997): Irrigation Management and Salinity Problems in the Eastern Jordan Valley. - TERRA NOSTRA; Schriften der Alfred-Wegener-Stiflung 4/97, The 13' GIF Meeting on The Dead Sea Rift as a Unique Global Site; Jerusalem

UDLUFT P. & KUELLS C. (1998): Groundwater Recharge in the Eastern Mediterranean (GREM) - A comparative study on integrated Evaluation Techniques for Groundwater Resources. (Project ERRIC18-CT97-0143, first annual scientific report to EU Commission).

KUELLS C, ZAGANA E. & UDLUFT P. (1998): Integrated evaluation of quantitative and qualitative groundwater potential in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.- Proc. Groundwater Sustainable Solutions, Melbourne (ed. T.R. Weaver, C.R. Lawrence): 683-688

UDLUFT P. & KUELLS C. (1999): Groundwater Recharge in the Eastern Mediterranean (GREM) - A comparative study on integrated Evaluation Techniques for Groundwater Resources. (Project ERBIC18-CT97-0143, second annual scientific report to EU Commission)

KLOCK H. & UDLUFT P. (1999): Makgadigadi: Vom See zur Pfanne -Tektonik oder Klimaveränderung - Terra Nostra 89, 201 -205

ZAGANA E., KUELLS C. & UDLUFT P. (1999): Hydrochemie und Wasserhaushalt des Aliakmonas, Nordgriechenland.- Vom Wasser, 93

KUELLS C., ADAR E., GEYH M. & UDLUFT P. (1999): Identification of Subsurface Fluxes into the North-Western Kalahari Basin Using Environmental Tracers.- J. Conf Abstr. 4(l): 584

KUELLS C., ADAR E. & UDLUFT P. (1999): Recharge mechanisms related to surface runofr along the North-Western Kalahari, Namibia. - Drainage basins dynamics and morphology Conference; Jerusalem

SALAMEH E. & UDLUFT P. (1999): Towards a Water D`Strategy fpr Jordan.- Hydrogeologie und Umwelt, 18, 6-1/ 6-19, Würzburg

UDLUFT P. & KUELLS C. (2000): Mapping the availability and dynamics of groundwater recharge - Part 1: Modelling techniques (submitted for the Congress on Regional Geological Cartography and Information Systems, Munich 2000)

KLOCK H. & UDLUFT P. (2000): Regionalisierung der Grundwasserneubildung für die Kalahari im semi-ariden Norden Namibias unter Berücksichtigung fernerkundlicher Daten.- Schriftenreihe dt. Geol. Ges., 12:52 Hannover

KUELLS C. & UDLUFT P. (2000): Mapping the availability and dynamics of groundwater recharge - Part H: Case studies (submitted for the Congress on Regional Geological Cartography and Information Systems, Munich 2000)

KUELLS C., SALAMEH E. & UDLUFT P. (2000): Assessing water supplies for irrigation - availability of netural resources and sustainability indices.- Deutscher Tropentag - International Agricultural Research, 94-98

KLOCK H., KUELLS, C. & UDLUFT, P. (2001): Estimating Recharge Values by the use of Hydrochemical and Geological Data: A Case study from the semarid Kalahari catchment of northern Namibia.- IHAS Red Book Series, 269: 25-31

UDLUFT P. (2002): Groundwater Recharge in the Eastern Meditaerranea (GREM) - A comperative study on Intergrated Evaluation Techniques for Groundwater Resources.- Final Report. - Science Research Development, European Comission, Office for Official Publications, Luxembourg (in Press)

KUELLS C., ADAR E, & UDLUFT P. (2002): Resolving patterns of groundwater distribution by the conjunctive use of stable isotopes and inverse hydro-chemical modelling in a large scale, semi-arid Kalahari basin.- Tram 2000 conference, Liege, (IAHS Publ., in Press)





 



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