Frederick D Day-Lewis


Ph.D.       Hydrogeology, Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 1/2001
B.S.         Hydrology, Summa Cum Laude, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire, 12/1994
B.A.         English, Summa Cum Laude, English Dept., University of New Hampshire, 12/1994
  • Research Hydrologist, Earth System Processes Division, Hydrogeophysics Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, Storrs CT, 2010 - present
  • Research Faculty (gratis), U. Connecticut, Center for Integrative Geosciences and Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 7/2012 - present
  • Hydrologist , Office of Ground Water, Branch of Geophysics, U.S. Geological Survey,Storrs, CT, 2003-2010
  • Assistant Professor       Dept. of Geology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2001 - 2005
  • President, American Geophysical Union Near Surface Geophysics Focus Group, 2014 - 2016
  • Council Member, American Geophysical Union, 2012-2016
  • Vice President, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, 2013 - 2014
  • Board Member, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, 2012-2014
  • Associate Editor, Ground Water Journal, 2003-2008, 2013-present
  • Associate Editor, Geosphere, 2009 - present
  • Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 2007-2012
  • Associate Editor, Hydrogeology Journal, 2002 - 2006 
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2015
  • USGS Water Mission Area Research Lecturer, 2011
  • Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Water Resources Research, 2008
  • EPA STAR Fellowship, 1997-2000



Koch, F.W., Voytek, E.B., Day-Lewis, F.D., Healy, R.W., Briggs, M.A., Lane, J.W., and Werkema, D., in press, 1DTempPro V.2: New Features for Inferring Groundwater/Surface-Water Exchange, Groundwater. 

Roubinet, Delphine, Irving, J., and Day-Lewis, F.D., 2015, Development of a new semi-analytical model for cross-borehole flow experiments in fractured media, Advances in Water Resources, vol. 76 , pp. 97-108, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.12.002.

Singha, K., Day-Lewis, F.D., Johnson, T., and Slater, L.D., 2015, Advances in interpretation of subsurface processes with time-lapse electrical imaging, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10280, 28 p.

Robinson, J., Slater, L., Johnson, T., Shapiro, A., Tiedeman, C., Ntarlagiannis, D., Johnson, C., Day-Lewis, F., Lacombe, P., Imbrigiotta, T. and Lane, J., 2015, Imaging Pathways in Fractured Rock Using Three-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12356. 

Swanson, R.D., Binley, A., Keating, K., France, S., Osterman, G., Day-Lewis. F.D., and K. Singha, 2015, Anomalous solute transport in saturated porous media: Relating transport model parameters to electrical and nuclear magnetic resonance properties, Water Resources Research, 51, 1264–1283, doi:10.1002/2014WR015284.

Briggs, M. A., Day-Lewis, F.D., Zarnetske, J.P., and Harvey, J.W., 2015, A physical explanation for the development of redox microzones in hyporheic flow, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL064200. 

Johnson, T.C., Versteeg, R.J., Day-Lewis, F.D., Major, W. and Lane, J.W., 2015, Time-Lapse Electrical Geophysical Monitoring of Amendment-Based Biostimulation. Groundwater. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12291.

Briggs, M.A., Day-Lewis, F.D., Ong, J.B., Harvey, J.W., and Lane, J.W., 2014, Dual-domain mass-transfer parameters from electrical hysteresis: Theory and analytical approach applied to laboratory, synthetic streambed, and groundwater experiments, Water Resources Research, 50, 8281–8299, doi:10.1002/2014WR015880.

Anderson, B. Naftz, D.L., Day-Lewis, F.D., Henderson, R., Rosenberry, D.O., Jewell, P., 2014, Quantity and Quality of Groundwater Discharge in a Hyper-Saline Lake Environment, J. Hydrology, Journal of Hydrology, 512 (2014) 177–194. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.040.

Briggs, M.A., Walvoord, M.A., McKenzie, J.M., Voss, C.I., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Lane, J.W., 2014, New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes, but will it last?, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 1585–1592, doi:10.1002/2014GL059251.

Voytek, E.B., A. Drenkelfuss, F.D. Day-Lewis, R. Healy, D. Werkema, and J.W. Lane, Jr., 2014, 1DTempPro: Analyzing Temperature Profiles for Groundwater/Surface-Water Exchange, Ground Water, doi:10.1111/gwat.12051.

Briggs, M.A., Day-Lewis, F.D., Ong, J.B.T., Curtis, G.P., and J.W. Lane, 2013, Simultaneous estimation of local-scale and flow path-scale dual-domain mass transfer parameters using geoelectrical monitoring, Water Resources Research, 49, 5615–5630, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20397.

Briggs, M.A., Voytek, E.B., Day-Lewis, F.D., Rosenberry, D.O., and Lane, J.W., 2013, Understanding Water Column and Streambed Thermal Refugia for Endangered Mussels in the Delaware River, Environmental Science & Technology, vo. 47, no. 20, 11423-11431, DOI: 10.1021/es4018893

Mwakanyamale, K., Day-Lewis, F.D., Slater, L.D., 2013, Statistical mapping of zones of focused groundwater/surface-water exchange using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing, Water Resources Resarch, 49, 6979–6984, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20458.

Swanson, R.D., Singha, K., Day-Lewis, F.D., Binley, A.M, Keating, K., and Haggerty, R., 2012, Direct Geoelectrical Evidence of Mass Transfer at the Laboratory-Scale, Water Resources Research. Vol. 48, No. 10, DOI: 10.1029/2012WR012431.

Johnson, T.C., Slater, L.D., Ntarlagiannis, D., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Elwaseif, M., 2012, Monitoring groundwater/surface-water interaction using time-series and time-frequency analysis of transient three-dimensional electrical resistivity changes, Water Resources Research, vol. 48, W07506, doi:10.1029/2012WR011893.

Mwakanyamale, K., Slater, L., Day-Lewis, F.D., Elwaseif, M., Ntarlagiannis, D., and Johnson, C.D., 2012, Spatially variable stage-driven groundwater-surface water interaction inferred from time-frequency analysis of distributed temperature sensing data, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2011GL050824.

Pidlisecky, A., Singha, K., and Day-Lewis, F.D., 2011, A Novel Parameterization for Improved Time-Lapse Tomographic Imaging of Hydrologic Processes, Geophysical Journal International, vol. 187, no. 1, 214-224, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05131.x

Brosten, T.R., Day-LewisF.D., Schultz, G.M.,Curtis, G.P., and Lane, J.W., Jr., 2011, Using frequency-domain electromagnetic surveys to characterize a former uranium mill site, Naturita, CO, Journal of Applied Geophysics, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.02.004.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Johnson, C.D., and Paillet, F.L., 2011, FLASH: A Computer Program for Flowmeter Log Analysis for Single Holes, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00798.x.

Singha, K., Li L., Day-Lewis, F.D., Regberg, A.B., 2011, Quantifying Transport Processes: Are Chemically Conservative Tracers Geophysically Conservative?, Geophysics., vol. 76, no. 1, doi: 10.1190/1.3511356.

Slater, L.D., Ntarglagiannis, D., Day-LewisF.D., Mwakyanamale, K., Versteeg, R.J., Ward, A., Strickland, C., Johnson, C.D., and Lane, J.W., Jr., 2010, Use of electrical imaging and distributed temperature sensing methods to characterize surface water–groundwater exchange regulating uranium transport at the Hanford 300 Area, Washington, Water Resources Research, 46, W10533, doi:10.1029/2010WR009110. (WRR Editor’s ‘Featured Article’)

Johnson, T.C., Versteeg, R.J., Ward, A., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Revil, A., 2010, Improved hydrogeophysical characterization and monitoring through parallel modeling and inversion of time-domain resistivity and induced polarization data, Geophysics, vol. 75, no. 4, 27-41. 

Henderson, R.D., Day-Lewis, F.D., Harvey, C.F., Abarca, E., Karam, H.N., Liu, L. and Lane, J.W., Jr., 2010, Marine Electrical Resistivity Imaging of Submarine Ground-Water Discharge: Sensitivity Analysis and Application in Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts, USA, Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, 10.1007/s10040-009-0498-z, 173-185. (HJ ‘Editor’s Choice Article’)

Cohen, Denis, Person, Mark., Wang, Peng, Gable, C.W., Hutchinson, Deborah, Marksamer, Andee, Dugan, Brandon, Kooi, Henk, Groen, Koos, Lizarralde, Daniel, Evans, R.L., Day-Lewis, F.D. , and Lane, J.W., 2010, Origin and Extent of Fresh Paleowaters Beneath the Atlantic Continental Shelf, New England, Ground Water, DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00627.x.  

Slater, L., Day-Lewis, F.D., Ntarlagiannis, D., O’Brien, M., and Yee, N., 2009, Geoelectrical measurement and modeling of biogeochemical breakthrough behavior during microbial activity, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L14402, doi:10.1029/2009GL038695.

Henderson, R.D., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Harvey, C.F, 2009, Investigation of aquifer-estuary interaction using wavelet analysis of fiber-optic temperature data, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L06403, doi:10.1029/2008GL036926.

Singha, K., Pidlisecky, A., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Gooseff, M.N., 2008, Electrical characterization of non-Fickian transport in groundwater and hyporheic systems, Water Resources Research, 44, W00D07, doi:10.1029/2008WR007048.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Singha, K. 2008, Geoelectrical Inference of Mass Transfer Parameters Using Temporal Moments, Water Resources Research, Vol. 44, W05201, doi:10.1029/2007WR006750, 6p.

Culkin, S.L., Singha, K., and Day-Lewis, F.D., 2008, Implications of Rate-Limited Mass Transfer for Aquifer Storage Recovery Efficiency, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2008.00435.x, 15p.

Robinson, A.A., Binley, A., Crook, N., Day-Lewis, F.D., Ferre, T.P.A., Grauch, V.J.S., Knight, R., Knoll, M.,  Lakshmi, V., Miller, R., Nyquist, J., Pellerin, L., Singha, K., and Slater, L., 2008, A Vision for, and review of, electrical and magnetic geophysical instrumentation for advancing process-based watershed hydrological research, Hydrologic Processes, DOI:10.1002/hyp.6963, 32p. 

Hyndman, D.W., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Singha, K. (editors), 2007, Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes, Geophysical Monograph Series Vol. 171, American Geophysical Union: Washington DC, ISBN 978-0-87590-437-5, 253 p.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Chen, Y., and Singha, K., 2007, Moment Inference from Tomograms, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, L22404, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031621, 6p.

Singha, K., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Lane, J.W., Jr., 2007, Geoelectrical Evidence for Bicontinuum Transport in Ground Water, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34 L12401, doi:10.1029/2007GL030019, 5p.

Marksamer, A.J., Brown, K., Person, M.A., Bish, D., Sauer, P., Krothe, N., Day-Lewis, F.D., Lane, J.W., Jr., Licht, K., Kooi, H., Dugan, B., and Willett, M., 2007, Integrating Geophysical, Hydrologic, Geochemical and Isotopic Data with Numerical Modeling to Understand the Freshwater-Saltwater Interface on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, in Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes, American Geophysical Union: Washington DC, p. 143-159. 

Singha, K., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Moysey, S., 2007, Accounting for Tomographic Resolution in Hydrogeophysical Data Integration, in Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes, American Geophysical Union: Washington DC, p. 227-241.

Lane, J.W., Jr., Day-Lewis, F.D., and Joesten, P.K., 2007, Monitoring Engineered Remediation with Borehole Radar, The Leading Edge, Vol. 26, No. 8, 1032-1035. 

Kemna, A., Binley, A.M., Day-Lewis, F.D., Englert, A., Tezkan, B., Vanderborght, J., and Vereecken, H., 2006, Solute and contaminant transport monitoring, in Applied Hydrogeophysics, Vereecken, H. (ed.): NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences, , Vol. 71, Springer Netherlands, 395 p. ISBN: 978-1-4020-4912-5. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4912-5_1, p. 117-159.

Lane, J.W., Jr., Day-LewisF.D., and Casey, C.C., 2006, Geophysical  Monitoring of Field-Scale Vegetable Oil Injections for Biostimulation, Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2005.00134.x, 14p.

Day-Lewis, F.D., White, E.A., Belaval, M., Johnson, C.D., and Lane, J.W., Jr., 2006, Continuous Resistivity Profling to Delineate Submarine Ground-Water Discharge—Examples and Limitations, The Leading Edge, Vol. 25, No. 6, 724-728.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Gray, M.B., Garfield, R.L., and Day-Lewis, A.D.F., 2006, An on-campus well field for hydrogeophysics education and undergraduate research, Journal of Geoscience Education, vol. 54, No. 4, 480-486. 

Day-Lewis, F.D.,Singha, K., and Binley, A. M.,  2005, Applying Petrophysical Models to Radar Traveltime and Electrical Resistivity Tomograms: Resolution-Dependent Limitations, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 110, B08206, doi:10.1029/2004JB005369, 17p.

Day-Lewis, F.D.,and Lane, Jr., J. W., 2004, Assessing the Resolution-Dependent Utility of Tomograms for Geostatistics, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, L07503, doi:10.1029/2004GL019617, 4p.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Lane, J.W., Jr., and Gorelick, S.M., 2004, Combined Interpretation of Radar, Hydraulic and Tracer Data from a Fractured-Rock Aquifer, Hydrogeology Journal, doi: 10.1007/s10040-004-0372-y, Vol. 14, No. 1-2, 1-14.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Lane, J.W., Jr., Harris, J.M., and Gorelick, S.M., 2003, Time-Lapse Imaging of Saline Tracer Tests Using Cross-Borehole Radar Tomography, Water Resources ResearchVol. 39, No. 10, 14 p.,1290, doi:10.1029/2002WR001722.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Harris, J.M., and Gorelick, S.M., 2002, Time-lapse Inversion of Crosswell Radar Data, Geophysics, Vol. 67, No. 6, 1740-1752.

Day-Lewis, F.D., Hsieh, P.A., and Gorelick, S.M., 2000, Identifying fracture-zone geometry using simulated annealing and hydraulic-connection data, Water Resources Research, Vol. 36, No. 7, 1707-1721.