Jesse Dickinson, PhD

Biography

Dr. Dickinson is a PI and groundwater specialist for hydrologic and climate research in the Southwest Region. Jesse's research focus is the impacts of climate change and variability on hydrologic systems and water resources nationwide. He develops and applies novel modeling and statistical approaches to develop physically-based understanding of how climatic forcings are damped or amplified through feedback processes in hydrologic systems. Jesse also develops and distributes modeling and statistical software for assessing statistical relations between climatic and hydrologic variability, and for the groundwater modeling software Modflow.

Education

PhD Hydrology, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

MS Hydrology, University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources

BS Geology, Oregon State University, Department of Geosciences

Refereed Publications

Dickinson, J.E., and Ferré, T.P.A., 2018, Filtering of periodic infiltration in a layered vadose zone: 2. Applications and a freeware screening tool, Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180048. doi: 10.2136/vzj2018.03.0048

Dickinson, J.E., and Ferré, T.P.A., 2018, Filtering of periodic infiltration in a layered vadose zone: 1. Approximation of damping and time lags, Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180047. doi: 10.2136/vzj2018.03.0047

Corona, C.R., Gurdak, J.J., Dickinson, J.E., Ferre, T.P.A., and Maurer, E.P., 2018, Climate variability and vadose zone controls on damping of transient recharge fluxes, Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.08.028

Dudley, R.W., Hodgkins, G.A., Dickinson, J.E., 2017, Forecasting the probability of groundwater levels declining below specified low thresholds for the U.S., Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12582

Velasco, E.M, Gurdak, J.J., Dickinson, J.E., Ferre, T.P.A, and Corona, C.R., 2017, Interannual to multidecadal climate forcings on important groundwater reservoirs of the west coast of the U.S., Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.11.018.

Dickinson, S.E., Janda, J., Criswell, J., Bolhm-Mangone K., Olson, E., Liu, Z., Barber C., Rusche, J.J., Petricoin, E.F., Calvert, V.S., Einspahr, J., Dickinson, J.E., Stratton, S.P., Curiel-Lewandrowski, C.C., Saboda, K., Hu, C., Bode, A.M., Dong, Z., Alberts, D.S., and Bowden, T., 2016, Inhibition of Akt enhances the chemopreventive effects of tropical rapamycin in mouse skin, Cancer Prevention Research, doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-15-0419

Dickinson, J.E., Ferré, T.P.A., Crompton, B., Bakker, M., 2014, A screening tool for delineating subregions of steady recharge within groundwater models, Vadose Zone Journal, v.13, no. 6, doi:10.2136/vzj2013.10.0184

Adkins, C.B, McIntosh, J.C., Eastoe, C., Dickinson, J.E., Meixner, T., 2014, Evaluation of the importance of clay confining units on groundwater flow in alluvial basins using solute and isotope tracers, Hydrogeology Journal, v. 22, no. 4, pp 829-849, doi: 10.1007/s10040-013-1090-0

Senay, G.B., Leake, S., Nagler, P.L., Artan, G., Dickinson, J., Cordova, J.T., and Glenn, E.P., 2011, Estimating basin scale evapotranspiration (ET) by water balance and remote sensing methods, Hydrological Processes, 25, 4037–4049, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8379.

Dickinson, J.E., Pool, D.R., Groom, R., and Davis, L.J., 2010, Inference of lithologic distributions in an alluvial aquifer using airborne TEM surveys, Geophysics, v.75, no. 4, pp WA149–WA161.

Leake, S.A., Reeves, H.W., and Dickinson, J.E., 2010, A new capture fraction method to map how pumpage affects surface water flow, Groundwater, v. 48, no. 5, pp 690–700, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00701.x.

Dickinson, J.E., S.C.James, S.W.Mehl, M.C.Hill, S.A.Leake, G.A.Zyvoloski, C.C.Faunt, A.A.Eddebbarh, 2007, New ghost-node method for linking different models with varied grid refinement and initial investigations of heterogeneity and nonmatched grids, Advances in Water Resources, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2007.01.004.

Dickinson, J.E., R.T. Hanson, T.P.A. Ferré, S.A.Leake, 2004, Inferring time-varying recharge from inverse analysis of long-term water levels, Water Resources Research, 40, W07403, doi:10.1029/2003WR002650.

Government Publications

Dudley, R.W., Hodgkins, G.A., and Dickinson, J.E., 2017, Generalized linear models for forecasting the probability of groundwater levels declining below specified low thresholds for selected wells in the conterminous U.S.: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F798856Z.

Gungle, Bruce, Callegary, J.B., Paretti, N.V., Kennedy, J.R., Eastoe, C.J., Turner, D.S., Dickinson, J.E., Levick, L.R., and Sugg, Z.P., 2016, Hydrological conditions and evaluation of sustainable groundwater use in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed, Upper San Pedro Basin, southeastern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5114, 90 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165114.

Cordova, J.T., Dickinson, J.E., Beisner, K., Adkins, C.B., Kennedy, J.R., Pool, D.R., Glenn, E., Nagler, P., and Thomas, B., 2015, Hydrology of the middle San Pedro watershed, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5040, 77 p., http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20135040

Dickinson, J.E., Kennedy, J.R., Pool, D.R., Cordova, J.T., Parker, J.T., Macy, J.P., and Thomas, B., 2010, Hydrogeologic framework of the middle San Pedro watershed, southeastern Arizona, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5126, 36 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5126/.

Tillman, F.D., Leake, S.A., Flynn, M.E., Cordova, J.T., Schonauer, K.T., and Dickinson, J.E., 2008, Methods and indicators for assessment of regional ground water conditions in the southwestern United States, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5209, 22 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5209/.

Pool D.R., and Dickinson, J.E., 2007, Ground Water Flow Model of the Sierra Vista Subwatershed and Sonoran Portions of the Upper San Pedro Basin, Southeastern Arizona, United States, and Northern Sonora, Mexico, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5228, 49 p., http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/sir/sir20065228/.

Dickinson, J.E., Land, M., Faunt, C.C., Leake, S.A., Reichard, E.G., Fleming, J.B., and Pool, D.R.,  2006, Hydrogeologic framework refinement, ground water flow and storage, water chemistry analyses, and water budget components of the Yuma area, southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5135, 88 p. , http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/sir/sir20065135

Leake, S.A., Hoffmann, J.P. and Dickinson, J.E., 2005, Numerical ground water change model of the C aquifer and effects of ground water withdrawals on stream depletion in selected reaches of Clear Creek, Chevelon Creek, and the Little Colorado River, northeastern Arizona, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5277, 39 p., http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/sir/sir20055277

Software Development

Dickinson, J.E., 2018, Code for use within Matlab for computing the damping and lag time of responses to cyclical infiltration in a layered vadose zone in Central Valley, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BHD74M

Dickinson, J.E., Hanson, R.T., and Predmore, S., 2014, HydroClimATe—Hydrologic and Climatic Analysis Toolkit, U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 4-A9, 49p, http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm4a9/.

Hanson, R.T., Kauffman, L.K., Hill, M.C., Dickinson, J.E., and Mehl, S.W., 2013, Advective transport observations with MODPATH-OBS—Documentation of the MODPATH observation process: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods book 6–chap. A42, 94 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/06/a42/.

Dickinson, J.E., Hanson, R.T., Mehl, S.W., and Hill, M.C., 2011, MODPATH-LGR; documentation of a computer program for particle tracking in shared-node locally refined grids by using MODFLOW-LGR: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 6-A38, 42 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm6a38/.

Proceedings Papers

Dickinson, J.E., T.P.A. Ferré, and D.R. Pool, 2011, Using electromagnetic data to generate multiple hydrogeologic frameworks, In: Proceedings of Modflow and More—Integrated Hydrologic Modeling, Golden CO June 6-8, 2011, pp. 469.

Dickinson, J.E., James, S.C., Mehl, S.W., Hill, M.C., Leake, S.A., Zyvoloski, G.A. and, Eddebbarh, A.A., 2006, New ghost-node method for linking different models with varied grid refinement, In Proceedings of MODFLOW and More 2006 Conference, Golden, CO, May 21-24, vol II, 732-736.

James S.C., Dickinson, J.E., Mehl, S.W., Hill, M.C., Leake, S.A., Zyvoloski, G.A., and Eddebbarh, A.A., 2006, New ghost-node method  for linking different models with varied grid refinement. In Proceedings of the  11th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference,  Las Vegas, NV, 338-344, April 30-May 4, 2006.

Dickinson, J.E., 2004, Investigating the effects of climate variations on groundwater levels and recharge rates in southwestern basins, The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, Arizona Water Resource Supplement, July-August 2004, S3-S4.