Jeremy White

Biography

Dr. Jeremy White is a hydrologist and groundwater specialist with the Texas Water Science Center in Austin, Texas.  He completed his B.S. in computer science at West Texas A&M, and M.S. and Ph.D. in geology at the University of South Florida.  Dr. White has extensive experience with parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification in environmental and geophysical models, as well as simulation of surface water and groundwater interactions and density-dependent groundwater flow.  Dr. White also has experience using high-performance computing systems to solve massively and embarassingly parallel problems. 

 

Publications

Bakker, M., Post, V., Langevin, C. D., Hughes, J. D., White, J. T., Starn, J. J. and Fienen, M. N. (2016), Scripting MODFLOW Model Development Using Python and FloPy. Groundwater. doi:10.1111/gwat.12413

Hughes, J.D., Sifuentes, D.F., and White, J.T., 2016, Potential Effects of Alterations to the Hydrologic System on the Distribution of Salinity in the Biscayne Aquifer in Broward County, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5022,

White, J.T, Karakhanian, A., Connor, C.B., Connor, L., Hughes, J.D., Malservisi, R., and Wetmore, P., 2015 Coupling geophysical investigation with hydrothermal modeling to constrain the enthalpy classification of a potential geothermal resource. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol 298, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.03.020.

Hughes, J.D., Bakker, Mark, White, J.T., Langevin, C.D., Post, Vincent, Fienen, M.N., and Starn, J.J., 2015, FloPy Version 3 – a Python package for MODFLOW-based models: MODFLOW and More 2015: Modeling a Complex World, Golden, Colorado, May 31-June 3, 2015.

White, J.T., Welter, D.E., Hunt, R.J., and Doherty, J.E., 2015, Integrating linear-based uncertainty analyses into PEST++: MODFLOW and More 2015: Modeling a Complex World, Golden, Colorado, May 31-June 3, 2015.

Brakefield, L.K. and White, J.T., 2015, Uncertainty of groundwater movement in the brackish-water zone of the Edwards aquifer during drought conditions: MODFLOW and More 2015: Modeling a Complex World, Golden, Colorado, May 31-June 3, 2015.

Welter, D.E., White, J.T., Hunt, R.J., and Doherty, J.E., 2015, Approaches in highly parameterized inversion— PEST++ Version 3, a Parameter ESTimation and uncertainty analysis software suite optimized for large environmental models: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 7, chap. C12, 54 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/tm7C12.

Brakefield, L.K., White, J.T., Houston, N.A., and Thomas, J.V., 2015, Updated numerical model with uncertainty assessment of 1950–56 drought conditions on brackish-water movement within the Edwards aquifer, San Antonio, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5081, 54 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ sir20155081.

White, J.T., Doherty, J.E., and Hughes, J.D., 2014, Quantifying the predictive consequences of model error with linear subspace analysis: Water Resources Research, DOI: 10.1002/2013WR014767

Jurado, Jennifer, Decker, J.D., Hughes, J.D., Powell, Barbara, White, J.T., and Zygnerski, Michael, 2014, Linking climate vulnerability and inundation modeling to decision-making in Broward County, Florida, 2014 AMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2-6, 2014

Hughes, J.D., White, J.T., and Langevin, C.D., 2014, Use of high-resolution tidal data and highly-parameterized inversion in managed coastal aquifers: Proceedings of the 23rd Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, Husum, Germany, June 16-20, 2014.

Hughes, J.D., Langevin, C.D., and White, J.T., 2014, MODFLOW-based coupled surface-water routing and groundwater flow simulation: Ground Water, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12216

Hughes, J.D., and White, J.T., 2014, Hydrologic conditions in urban Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the effect of groundwater pumpage and increased sea level on canal leakage and regional groundwater flow: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5162, 175 p., DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145162.

White, J.T. 2014. Computer model inversion and uncertainty quantification in the geosciences. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Florida.

White, J.T., 2014. pyEMU: a python-based framework for linear-based model uncertainty analysis. AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Fransisco California, December 15-19, 2015

White, J.T., 2014, Computer model inversion and uncertainty quantification in the geosciences. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South Florida.

Hughes, J.D., and White, J.T., 2013, Use of general purpose graphical processing units with MODFLOW: Ground Water, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12004.

Hughes, J.D., and White, J.T., 2013, Development of conceptual benchmark models to evaluate complex hydrologic model calibration in managed basins using Python, AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, California, December 9-13, 2013.

Bakker, M., Post, V., Hughes, J.D., Langevin, C.D., Frances, A., White, J.T., 2013. Enhanced FloPy scripts for constructing and running MODFLOW-based models. MODFLOW and More 2013: Translating Science Into Practice, Golden, Colorado, June 2-5, 2013

Hunt, R., Fienen, M., White, J.T., and Welter, D. 2013. Flight of the Condor: High Performance Computing for Model Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis. MODFLOW and More Conference 2013 Proceedings. Golden, Colorado

Hughes, J.D., Langevin, C.D., Chartier, K.L., and White, J.T., 2012, Documentation of the Surface-Water Routing (SWR1) Process for modeling surface-water flow with the U.S. Geological Survey Modular Ground-Water Model (MODFLOW–2005): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. A40 (Version 1.0), 113 p.

Hughes, J.D., Lohmann, M.A., and White, J.T., 2012, Effective use of surface-water management to control saltwater, AGU Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, California, December 3-7, 2012.

Hughes, J.D., White, J.T., and Lohmann, M.A., 2012, The effects of surface-water management and groundwater withdrawals on saltwater intrusion in the karst Biscayne aquifer, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44(7), National Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 4-7, 2012.

White, J.T. 2012. Quantifying Simplification-Induced Bias Using Subspace Techniques. SIAM Uncertainty Quantification 12. April 2-5 2012, Raleigh, North Carolina

Hughes, J.D., White, J.T., Brakefield-Goswami, L., Walsh, V.M., and Langevin, C.D., 2011, Simulating surface-water management and surface-water/groundwater interactions in Miami-Dade County, Florida using the Surface-Water Routing Process for MODFLOW-2005: MODFLOW and More 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, Golden, Colorado, June 5-8, 2011.

White, J.T., Hughes, J.D., and Doherty, J.E., 2011, Using a paired simple-complex model approach to quantify predictive bias in variable density groundwater modeling, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California, December 5-9, 2011.

Hughes, J.D., White, J.T., and Doherty, J.E., 2011, Use of linear prediction uncertainty analysis to guide conditioning of models simulating surface water/groundwater interactions, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California, December 5-9, 2011.

White, J.T., and Hughes, J.D., 2011, An unstructured GPGPU preconditioned conjugate gradient solver for MODFLOW 2005: MODFLOW and More 2011: Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, Golden, Colorado, June 5-8, 2011.

Hughes, J.D., Langevin, C.D., and White, J.T., 2010, Use of time series and harmonic constituents of tidal propagation to enhance estimation of coastal aquifer heterogeneity: Proceedings of the 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, June 21-26, 2010.

Langevin, C.D., Zygnerski, M.R., White, J.T., and Hughes, J.D., 2010, Effect of sea-level rise on future coastal groundwater resources in southern Florida, USA: Proceedings of the 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, June 21-26, 2010.

White, J.T., Langevin, C.D., and Hughes, J.D., 2010, Evaluating the effect of Tikhonov regularization schemes on predictions in a variable-density groundwater model: Proceedings of the 21st Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, June 21-26, 2010.

White, J.T. and Hughes, J.D., 2010, On the Inclusion of Surface Water Observations into the Ground Water Model Calibration Process, AGU Fall Meeting 2010, San Francisco, California, December 13-17, 2010.