Justin Kulongoski

Biography

Justin T. Kulongoski, PhD

Research Hydrologist
U.S. Geological Survey

California Water Science Center

San Diego, CA 92101; 619.225.6100

kulongos@usgs.gov

 

Publications

2018 

Kulongoski, J.T., McMahon, P.B., Land, M., Wright, M.T., Johnson, T.A., Landon, M.K., 2018, Origin of Methane and Sources of High Concentrations in Los Angeles Groundwater. J. of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 123, 3, doi.org/10.1002/2017JG004026

McMahon, P.B., Kulongoski, J.T., Vengosh, A., Cozzarelli, I.M., Landon, M.K., Kharaka, Y.K., Gillespie, J.M., Davis, T.A., 2018. Regional patterns in the geochemistry of oil-field water, southern San Joaquin Valley, California, USA. Appl. Geochem. 98, 127-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.09.015

Barry, P.H, Kulongoski, J.T., Landon, M.K., Tyne, R.L., Gillespie, J.M., Stephens, M.J., Hillegonds, D.J., Byrne, D.J., Ballentine, C.J., 2018, Tracing enhanced oil recovery signatures in casing gases from the Lost Hills oil field using noble gases, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 496, p. 57-67. doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.028

Saraceno, J., Kulongoski, J.T., Mathany, T.M., 2018. A novel high-frequency groundwater quality monitoring system. Environ. Monit. Assess. 190, 477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-018-6853-6

Gannon, R.S., Saraceno, J.F., Kulongoski, J.T., Teunis, J.A., Barry, P.H., Tyne, R.L., Kraus, T.E.C., Hansen, A.M., and Qi, S.L., 2018, Produced water chemistry data for the Lost Hills, Fruitvale, and North and South Belridge study areas, Southern San Joaquin Valley, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7X929H9

Arnold, T.L., Bexfield, L.M., Musgrove, M., Stackelberg, P.E., Lindsey, B.D., Kingsbury, J.A., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, K., 2018, Groundwater-quality and select quality-control data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2015, and previously unpublished data from 2013 to 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1087, 68 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1087

Teague, N.F., Izbicki, J.A., Borchers, J., Kulongoski, J.T., Jurgens, B.C., 2018, Hydrogeologic controls and geochemical indicators of groundwater movement in the Niles Cone and southern East Bay Plain groundwater subbasins, Alameda County, California, Scientific Investigations Report 2018-5003, Reston, VA, p. 76. https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185003

2017 

McMahon, P.B., Kulongoski, J.T., Wright, M.T., Land, M.T., Landon, M.K., Cozzarelli, I.M., Vengosh, Avner, and Aiken, G.R., 2017, Preliminary results from exploratory sampling of wells for the California oil, gas, and groundwater program, 2014–15 (ver 1.1, January 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1100, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161100

Arnold, T.L., Bexfield, L.M., Musgrove, MaryLynn, Lindsey, B.D., Stackelberg, P.E., Barlow, J.R., DeSimone, L.A., Kulongoski, J.T., Kingsbury, J.A., Ayotte, J.D., Fleming, B.J., and Belitz, Kenneth, 2017, Groundwater-quality data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2014 and select quality-control data from May 2012 through December 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1063, 83 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1063

2016 

Davis, T.A., and Kulongoski, J.T., Status of groundwater quality in the Santa Barbara Study Unit, 2011: California GAMA Priority Basin Project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5112, 70 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165112

Mace, E., Aalseth, C., Brandenberger, J., Day, A., Hoppe, E., Humble, P., Keillor, M., Kulongoski, J., Overman, C., Panisko, M., Seifert, A., White, S., Wilcox Freeburg, E. and Williams, R. Methods for using argon-39 to age-date groundwater using ultra-low-background proportional counting. Appl Radiat Isot., vol 126, p 9-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2016.12.037

Davis, T.A., Kulongoski, J.T., McMahon, P.B., Produced water chemistry data for samples from four petroleum wells, Southern San Joaquin Valley, California, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release 2016–70176618, 70 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7XG9P83

Arnold, T.L., DeSimone, L.A., Bexfield, L.M., Lindsey, B.D., Barlow, J.R., Kulongoski, J.T., Musgrove, MaryLynn, Kingsbury, J.A., and Belitz, Kenneth, 2016, Groundwater quality data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, May 2012 through December 2013 (ver. 1.1, November 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 997, 56 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds997.

Dillon, D.B., Davis, T.A., Landon, M.K., Land, M.T., Wright, M.T., and Kulongoski, J.T., Data from exploratory sampling of groundwater in selected oil and gas areas of coastal Los Angeles County and Kern and Kings Counties in southern San Joaquin Valley, 2014–15: California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater Project: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1181, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161181

Goldrath, D.A., Kulongoski, J.T., and Davis, T.A., Groundwater-quality data in the Monterey–Salinas shallow aquifer study unit, 2013: Results from the California GAMA Program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 987, 138 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds987

McMahon, P.B.,  Kulongoski, J.T., Wright, M.T., Land, M.T., Landon, M.L., Cozzarelli, I.M., Vengosh, A., Aiken, G.R., Preliminary results from exploratory sampling of wells for the California oil, gas, groundwater program, 2014-15; USGS Open-File Report: 2016-1100, 8p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161100

Visser, A., Moran, J. Hillegonds, D. Singleton, M. Kulongoski, J.T., Belitz, K., Esser, B. 2016, Geostatistical analysis of tritium, groundwater age and other noble gas derived parameters in California, Water Research, 91, p 314-330.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135416300045

2015 

Deeds, D.A., Kulongoski, J.T., Muhle, Weiss, R.F., Tectonic activity as a significant source of crustal tetrafluoromethane emissions to the atmosphere: Observations in groundwaters along the San Andreas Fault, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 412, pp.163-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.016

2014 

Parsons, M.C., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, Kenneth, Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the South Coast Interior groundwater basins, 2008—California GAMA Priority Basin Project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5023, 68 p.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5023/

Parsons, M.C., Hancock, T.C., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, Kenneth, Status of groundwater quality in the Borrego Valley, Central Desert, and Low-Use Basins of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts study unit, 2008–2010—California GAMA Priority Basin Project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5001, 88 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5001/

2013 

Hendriksson, N., Kulongoski, J.T., Massmann, G., and Newman, B., Using isotopes for design and monitoring of artificial recharge systems. Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-TECDOC series, ISSN 1011-4289; no. 1723), ISBN 978-92-0-163613-3, 59p. http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/10510/Using-Isotopes-for-Design-and-Monitoring-of-Artificial-Recharge-Systems

Kulongoski, J.T., Fram, M., and Belitz, K., California Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program Priority Basin Project—Shallow aquifer assessment: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3136, 2 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3136/

Parsons, M.C., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, Kenneth,  Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the San Francisco Bay groundwater basins, 2007—California GAMA Priority Basin Project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5248, 76 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5248/

Davis, T.A., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, K., Ground-water quality data in the Santa Barbara study unit, 2011: Results from the California GAMA program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 742, 72 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/742/

Forrest, M. J., Kulongoski, J.T., Edwards, M., Farrar, C.D., Belitz, K., and Norris, R.D.,  Hydrothermal contamination of public supply wells in Napa and Sonoma Valleys, California, Applied Geochemistry, v. 33, pp 25-60. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883292713000206

Parsons, M.C., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, Kenneth, 2013, Groundwater quality in the San Francisco Bay groundwater basins, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3111, 4 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3111/

Hilton, D.R., Fisher, T., and Kulongoski, J. T., Introduction to the special issue on 'Frontiers in Gas Geochemistry; Chemical Geology, v. 339, pp 1-3.

Kulongoski, J. T., Barry, P., Hilton, D.R., Esser, B., Hillegonds, D., and Belitz, K., Volatile fluxes through the Big Bend section of the San Andreas Fault, California: helium and carbon-dioxide systematics; Chemical Geology, 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.09.007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.09.007

2012 

Deeds, D.A, Belitz, K., and Kulongoski, J.T., Assessing California Groundwater Susceptibility Using Screened Trace Concentrations of Halogenated Volatile Organic Compounds, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46 (24), pp 13128-13135. https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/gama/pdfs/DEEDS_EST303546b.pdf

Kulongoski, J.T., Christensen, A., and Martin, P., Preliminary Assessment of the Source and Age of Groundwater in the Big Bear Valley, p. 88-105, in eds: Flint, L.E., and Martin, P., Geohydrology of Big Bear Valley, California: Phase 1—Geologic Framework, Recharge, and Preliminary Assessment of the Source and Age of Groundwater: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5100, 112 p.

Land, M.T., Kulongoski, J.T. and Belitz, Kenneth, Status of groundwater quality in the San Fernando-San Gabriel groundwater basins, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-5206, 74 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/5206

Kulongoski, J.T. and Belitz, Groundwater quality in the San Fernando-San Gabriel groundwater basins, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3139, 4 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3139

2011

Kulongoski, J.T. and Belitz, Kenneth, Groundwater quality in the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley groundwater basins, California: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3089, 4 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3089

Kulongoski, J.T., and Hilton, D.R., Applications of Groundwater Helium. Chapter-15 in Baskaran, M., ed., Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 1, p. 285-304. https://ca.water.usgs.gov/pubs/2011/KulongoskiHilton2011.pdf

Kulongoski, J.T. and Belitz, K., Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley Basins, 2005—California GAMA Priority Basin Project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5058, 84 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5058

2010

Kulongoski, J.T., Belitz, K., Landon, M.K., and C. Farrar., Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the North San Francisco Bay Region, 2004: California GAMA Priority Basin Project, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, 107 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5089/

Landon, M.K., Belitz, Kenneth, Jurgens, B.C., Kulongoski, J.T., and Johnson, T.D., Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the Central–Eastside San Joaquin Basin, 2006: California GAMA Priority Basin project: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5266, 97 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5266

Kulongoski, J.T. and Belitz, Kenneth, Status and understanding of groundwater quality in the North San Francisco Bay Groundwater Basins, 2004: California GAMA Priority Basin Project: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3060, 4 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3060

2009 

Mathany, T.M., Kulongoski, J.T., Ray, M.C., and Belitz, Kenneth. Groundwater quality data in the South Coast Interior Basins study unit, 2008: Results from the California GAMA program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 463, 82 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/463/

Ray, M.C., Kulongoski, J.T., and Belitz, K., Ground-water quality data in the San Francisco Bay study unit, 2007: Results from the California GAMA program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 396, 92 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/396/

Kulongoski, J. T., Hilton, D.R., Izbicki, J.A., and Belitz, K., Evidence for prolonged El Nino-like conditions in the Pacific during the Late Pleistocene: A 43 ka noble gas record from California groundwaters, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28: 2455-2473. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027737910900167X

Barry, P.H., Hilton, D.R., Tryon, M.D., Brown, K.M., and Kulongoski, J. T. A new syringe pump apparatus for the retrieval and temporal analysis of helium in groundwaters and geothermal fluids; Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (G-cubed), v. 10, no. 5: Q05004. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2009GC002422/full

2008

Kulongoski, J.T., and J.A. Izbicki. Simulation of Fluid, Heat Transport to Estimate Desert Stream infiltration, Groundwater, v. 46, no. 3: 462-474. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2007.00403.x/abstract

Deeds, D.A., Vollmer, M.K., Kulongoski, J.T., Miller, B.R., Muhle, J., Harth, C.M., Izbicki, J.A., Hilton, D.R., and R.F. Weiss. Evidence for crustal degassing of CF4 and SF6 in Mojave Desert groundwaters, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 72: 999-1013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703707006850

Kulongoski, J.T., Hilton, D.R., Cresswell, R.G., Hostetler, S., and G. Jacobson. Comparative chronology with chlorine-36 and carbon-14 dating techniques, Journal of Hydrology, 348: 1176-194. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169407005550

Izbicki, J.A., Johnson, R.U., Kulongoski, J.T., and S. Predmore. Ground-water recharge from small intermittent streams in the western Mojave Desert, CA, USGS Professional Paper 1703: Chapter G.

2007 

Kulongoski, J.T., and K. Belitz. Ground-water quality data in the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley basins, California, 2005- Results from the California Ground-Water Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 258, 84 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2007/258

2006 

Kulongoski, J.T., Belitz, K., and B.J. Dawson. Ground-water quality data in the North San Francisco Bay Hydrologic Provinces, California, 2004: Results from the California Ground-Water Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series Report 167, 100 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/ds167

2005 

Forrest, M.J., Ledesma-Vázquez, J.J., Ussler W. Kulongoski, J.T., Hilton, D.R., and H.G. Greene, Gas geochemistry of a shallow submarine hydrothermal vent associated with the El Requesón fault zone, Bahía Concepción, Baja California Sur, México, Chemical Geology, 224: 82-95. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009254105003037

Kulongoski, J. T., D. R. Hilton, and J.A. Izbicki. Source and movement of helium in the eastern Morongo groundwater basin: the influence of regional tectonics on crustal and mantle helium fluxes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69: 3857-3872. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2005.03.001

2004 

Kulongoski, J.T. and K. Belitz. Ground-water ambient monitoring and assessment program: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet-2004-3088, 2 p. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2004/3088/

Kulongoski, J.T., Hilton, D.R., and E.T. Selaolo, Climate variability in the Botswana Kalahari through the Last Glacial Period, Geophysical Research Letter, 31: L10204. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2003GL019238/full

2003 

Kulongoski, J.T., Hilton, D.R., and J.A. Izbicki. Helium isotope studies in the Mojave Desert, California: Implications for groundwater chronology and regional seismicity, Chemical Geology, 202: 95-113.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2003.07.002

Izbicki, J.A., Borchers, J.W., Leighton, D.A., Kulongoski, J.T., Fields, L. and D.L. Galloway. Hydrogeology and geochemistry of aquifers underlying the San Lorenzo and San Leandro areas of the East Bay Plain, Alameda County, California, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4259, Sacramento, 71 p.

Kulongoski, J.T. Noble gases dissolved in groundwater: Techniques for exploring groundwater dynamics and paleoclimate variability, Ph. D. thesis, UCSD, 197 p.

2002 

Kulongoski, J.T. and D.R. Hilton. A quadrupole-based mass spectrometric system for the determination of noble gas abundances in fluids, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 3: U1-U10. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2001GC000267/pdf

2000 

Kulongoski, J. T., and B. Eakins, 2000, Earth Sciences 150: Environmental Hazards in San Diego: Lab Manual: La Jolla, UCSD Soft Reserves.

1998 

Kulongoski, J. T., and B. Eakins, 1998, Earth Sciences 50: Environmental Perils around San Diego Laboratory Manual: La Jolla, UCSD Soft Reserves.

 

 

Short Biography       

B.A. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA

B.S. Chemistry, minor Geology, University of Oregon, Eugene

M.S. Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA     

Ph.D. Earth Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Research Hydrologist, CA Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, San Diego, CA

Research Associate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U.C. San Diego, CA

 

 

Post Doctorate Researchers Mentored

Mathew Forrest

Daniel Deeds

Peter Barry

Riley Gannon

 

Profiles

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Justin_Kulongoski

GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PUpZCz8AAAAJ&hl=en

Goldschmidt: https://goldschmidt.info/2017/userView?userId=13488

Deep Carbon Observatory:  https://info.deepcarbon.net/vivo/display/n3029

Rapid Fluctuations in Groundwater Quality