Select Publications

Journal articles

Rau GC;Halloran ;Cuthbert M;Andersen M;Acworth ;Tellam JH, 2017, 'Characterising the dynamics of surface water-groundwater interactions in intermittent and ephemeral streams using streambed thermal signatures', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 107, pp. 354 - 369,

Halloran LJ S;Andersen MS;Rau GC, 2017, 'Investigation of the thermal regime and subsurface properties of a tidally affected, variably saturated streambed', Hydrological Processes, vol. 31, pp. 2541 - 2555,

Acworth RI;Rau GC;Halloran LJ S;Timms WA, 2017, 'Vertical groundwater storage properties and changes in confinement determined using hydraulic head response to atmospheric tides', Water Resources Research, vol. 53, pp. 2983 - 2997,

Acworth RI;Halloran LJ S;Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Bernardi TL, 2016, 'An objective frequency domain method for quantifying confined aquifer compressible storage using Earth and atmospheric tides', GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, vol. 43, pp. 11671 - 11678,

Coleborn K;Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Baker A;Navarre O, 2016, 'Solar-forced diurnal regulation of cave drip rates via phreatophyte evapotranspiration', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 20, pp. 4439 - 4455,

Acworth RI;Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Jensen E;Leggett K, 2016, 'Long-term spatio-temporal precipitation variability in arid-zone Australia and implications for groundwater recharge', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 24, pp. 905 - 921,

Cuthbert MO;Acworth RI;Andersen MS;Larsen JR;McCallum AM;Rau GC;Tellam JH, 2016, 'Understanding and quantifying focused, indirect groundwater recharge from ephemeral streams using water table fluctuations', Water Resources Research, vol. 52, pp. 827 - 840,

Halloran LJ S;Rau GC;Andersen MS, 2016, 'Heat as a tracer to quantify processes and properties in the vadose zone: A review', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 159, pp. 358 - 373,

McDonough LK;Iverach CP;Beckmann S;Manefield M;Rau GC;Baker A;Kelly BF J, 2016, 'Spatial variability of cave-air carbon dioxide and methane concentrations and isotopic compositions in a semi-arid karst environment', Environmental Earth Sciences, vol. 75,

Baker A;Jex CN;Rutlidge H;Woltering M;Blyth AJ;Andersen MS;Cuthbert MO;Marjo CE;Markowska M;Rau GC;Khan SJ, 2016, 'An irrigation experiment to compare soil, water and speleothem tetraether membrane lipid distributions', Organic Geochemistry, vol. 94, pp. 12 - 20,

Halloran LJ S;Roshan H;Rau GC;Andersen MS;Acworth RI, 2016, 'Improved spatial delineation of streambed properties and water fluxes using distributed temperature sensing', Hydrological Processes, vol. 30, pp. 2686 - 2702,

Halloran LJ S;Roshan H;Rau GC;Andersen MS, 2016, 'Calculating water saturation from passive temperature measurements in near-surface sediments: Development of a semi-analytical model', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 89, pp. 67 - 79,

Markowska M;Baker A;Andersen MS;Jex CN;Cuthbert MO;Rau GC;Graham PW;Rutlidge H;Mariethoz G;Marjo CE;Treble PC;Edwards N, 2016, 'Semi-arid zone caves: Evaporation and hydrological controls on δ18O drip water composition and implications for speleothem paleoclimate reconstructions', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 131, pp. 285 - 301,

Acworth RI;Timms WA;Kelly BF J;Mcgeeney DE;Ralph TJ;Larkin ZT;Rau GC, 2015, 'Late Cenozoic paleovalley fill sequence from the Southern Liverpool Plains, New South Wales—implications for groundwater resource evaluation', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 62, pp. 657 - 680,

Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Andersen MS;Baker A;Rutlidge H;Markowska M;Roshan H;Marjo CE;Graham PW;Acworth RI, 2015, 'Controls on cave drip water temperature and implications for speleothem-based paleoclimate reconstructions', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 127, pp. 19 - 36,

Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Mccallum AM;Halloran LJ S;Andersen MS, 2015, 'Assessing the accuracy of 1-D analytical heat tracing for estimating near-surface sediment thermal diffusivity and water flux under transient conditions', Journal of Geophysical Research F: Earth Surface,

Rutlidge H;Andersen MS;Baker A;Chinu KJ;Cuthbert MO;Jex CN;Marjo CE;Markowska M;Rau GC, 2015, 'Organic characterisation of cave drip water by LC-OCD and fluorescence analysis', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 166, pp. 15 - 28,

Turner IL;Rau GC;Austin MJ;Andersen MS, 2014, 'Groundwater fluxes and flow paths within coastal barriers: Observations from a large-scale laboratory experiment (BARDEX II)', Coastal Engineering, vol. 113, pp. 104 - 116,

Acworth RI;Rau GC;McCallum AM;Andersen MS;Cuthbert MO, 2014, 'Understanding connected surface-water/groundwater systems using Fourier analysis of daily and sub-daily head fluctuations', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 23, pp. 143 - 159,

Cuthbert MO;Rau GC;Andersen MS;Roshan H;Rutlidge H;Marjo CE;Markowska M;Jex CN;Graham PW;Mariethoz G;Acworth RI;Baker A, 2014, 'Evaporative cooling of speleothem drip water', Scientific Reports, vol. 4,

Rutlidge H;Baker A;Marjo CE;Andersen MS;Graham PW;Cuthbert MO;Rau GC;Roshan H;Markowska M;Mariethoz G;Jex CN, 2014, 'Dripwater organic matter and trace element geochemistry in a semi-arid karst environment: Implications for speleothem paleoclimatology', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 135, pp. 217 - 230,

McCallum AM;Andersen MS;Rau GC;Larsen JR;Acworth RI, 2014, 'River-aquifer interactions in a semiarid environment investigated using point and reach measurements', Water Resources Research, vol. 50, pp. 2815 - 2829,

Rau GC;Andersen MS;McCallum AM;Roshan H;Acworth RI, 2014, 'Heat as a tracer to quantify water flow in near-surface sediments', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 129, pp. 40 - 58,

Kelly BF J;Timms WA;Andersen MS;McCallum AM;Blakers RS;Smith R;Rau GC;Badenhop A;Ludowici K;Acworth RI, 2013, 'Aquifer heterogeneity and response time: The challenge for groundwater management', Crop and Pasture Science, vol. 64, pp. 1141 - 1154,

Unland NP;Cartwright I;Andersen MS;Rau GC;Reed J;Gilfedder BS;Atkinson AP;Hofmann H, 2013, 'Investigating the spatio-temporal variability in groundwater and surface water interactions: a multi-technique approach', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 17, pp. 3437 - 3453,

Turner IL;Rau GC;Andersen MS;Austin M;Puleo J;Masselink G, 2013, 'Coastal sand barrier hydrology - observations from the BARDEX II prototype-scale laboratory experiment', Journal of Coastal Research, pp. 1886 - 1891,

Rau GC;Andersen MS;Acworth RI, 2012, 'Experimental investigation of the thermal dispersivity term and its significance in the heat transport equation for flow in sediments', WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, vol. 48,

Rau GC;Andersen MS;Acworth RI, 2012, 'Experimental investigation of the thermal time-series method for surface water-groundwater interactions', Water Resources Research, vol. 48,

Roshan H;Rau GC;Andersen MS;Acworth IR, 2012, 'Use of heat as tracer to quantify vertical streambed flow in a two-dimensional flow field', Water Resources Research, vol. 48,

McCallum AM;Andersen MS;Rau GC;Acworth RI, 2012, 'A 1-D analytical method for estimating surface water-groundwater interactions and effective thermal diffusivity using temperature time series', Water Resources Research, vol. 48,

Rau GC;Andersen MS;McCallum AM;Acworth RI, 2010, 'Analytical methods that use natural heat as a tracer to quantify surface water-groundwater exchange, evaluated using field temperature records', Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 18, pp. 1093 - 1110,


Rau GC;Acworth ;Halloran L;Cuthbert M, 2017, Squeezed by gravity: how tides affect the groundwater under our feet,

Rau GC;Baker A;Cuthbert MO;Andersen MS, 2015, Delving deep into caves can teach us about climate past and present, The Conversation,

Rau GC;Kelly B;Timms W;Acworth RI, 2015, New research identifies a gap in sediments and questions simple groundwater models on the Liverpool Plains, NSW, Australia, AlphaGalileo,

Conference Posters

Halloran LJ;Rau GC;Kennedy JP;Li CP;Roshan H;Andersen MS, 2016, 'Applied thermal methods in unsaturated zone hydrology', Sydney, NSW, presented at International Conference on Porous Media & First Annual Meeting of Australian Chapter of InterPore, Sydney, NSW, 30 November - 02 December 2016

Baker AB;treble ;Coleborn ;Mahmud ;Markowska ;Flemons, 2015, 'Hundreds of automatic drip counters reveal infiltration water discharge characteristics in Australian caves', San Francisco, presented at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14 - 18 December 2015,

Halloran LJ;Rau GC;Andersen MS;Roshan H;Acworth, 2015, 'Natural temperature variations and soil moisture content in the vadose zone', Canberra, ACT, Australia, presented at Australian Groundwater Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 03 - 05 November 2015,

Halloran LJ S;Roshan H;Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Andersen MS;Acworth I, 2015, 'Soil moisture content estimation from passive temperature measurements', Vienna, pp. 1312, presented at EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 12 - 17 April 2015,

Rau GC;Rutlidge H;Andersen MS;Unland NP;Hofmann H;Gilfedder BS;Atkinson A;Cartwright I;Baker A;Acworth RI, 2015, '222-Rn and hydrochemical parameters reveal natural and induced surface groundwater exchange pathways', Vienna, Austria, presented at International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology, Vienna, Austria, 11 - 15 May 2015,

Rutlidge HT;Andersen MS;Rau GC;Cuthbert MO;Graham PW;Unland NP;Hofmann H;Gilfidder BS;Atkinson A;Cartwright I;Halloran L;Baker A, (eds.), 2014, 'Use of fluorescence in conjunction with radon activity to monitor groundwater-surface water interactions in a system under stress', Sacramento, presented at Goldschmidt2014, Sacramento, 08 - 13 June 2014

Keshavarzi M;Graham P;Baker A;Kelly BF;Andersen M;Rau G;Acworth RI;Smithson A, 2014, 'Understanding River - Groundwater Interactions in a Karst System, Wellington, NSW', Newcastle, Australia, presented at Sustainable Australia, Australian Earth Science Convention 2014, Newcastle, Australia, 07 - 10 July 2014,

Roshan H;Young M;Andersen MS;Halloran L;McCallum AM;Rau GC;Acworth RI, 2013, 'Evaluating thermal response of Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing', Perth, Australia, presented at 40th IAH International Convention, Perth, Australia, 15 - 20 September 2013

Rau GC;Andersen MS;McCallum AM;Acworth RI, 2008, 'Field and Numerical Investigation of Surface Water Groundwater Interactions Using Natural Heat as a Tracer – Deviation from the 1D Flow Assumption', Carins, Australia, presented at Western Pacific AGU Meeting, Carins, Australia, 28 July - 01 August 2008

Theses / Dissertations

Halloran LJ S, 2016, Heat tracing in the variably saturated shallow subsurface, UNSW,

Rau GC, 2012, Experimental Analysis of Heat as a Tracer for the Quantfication of Thermal Dispersion and Water Flow in Sand, University of New South Wales,

Rau GC, 2008, The Use of Natural Heat as a Tracer to Quantify Groundwater Surface Water Interactions: Maules Creek, New South Wales, Australia, Universität Stuttgart, Department of Hydromechanics and Modeling of Hydrosystems,

Conference Presentations

Cuthbert ;Rau GC;Halloran ;Andersen ;Acworth ;Tellam JH, 2017, 'A new approach to using streambed thermal signatures to charaterise spatio-temporal patterns of transitory groundwater-surface water interactions', presented at HydroEco 2017, University of Birmingham, UK, 18 - 23 June 2017

Rau GC;Acworth ;Halloran ;Timms ;Cuthbert ;Andersen, 2017, 'Using atmospheric and Earth tides as a natural tracer to hydraulically characterise groundwater systems', presented at Australasian Groundwater Conference, UNSW Sydney, Australia, 11 - 13 July 2017

Rau GC;Turner IL;Austin M;Andersen MS, 2016, 'Experimental investigation of the flow dynamics within sandy coastal barriers under different water level and wave conditions', presented at Salt Water Intrusion Meeting & Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting, Cairns, Australia, 04 - 08 July 2016,

Markowska M;Baker A;Andersen M;Cuthbert M;Rau G;Jex C;Graham P;Rutlidge H;Hua Q;Mariethoz G;Marjo C;treble P;Adler L, 2015, 'Cave stalagmites as recorders of past recharge frequency and changes in aridity', presented at Australian Groundwater Conference, Canberra, 03 - 05 November 2015

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