Philip T Harte, P.G.

My research incorporates the development of novel tools and methods to address important societal questions related to fate and transport of contaminants in complex groundwater systems to help safequard our natural resources.  


Research Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey focusing on the study of groundwater flow and contaminant transport in natural and remediated settings with complex, hetereogeneous formations. Experience includes over 30 years of work on the national and international arena studying the occurrence, distribution, and fate of natural and anthropogenic contamination problems.  Research includes the development of new tools and methods that provide new insight into contaminant occurrence. An important component of my work is the new insight provided through the identification of new findings related to the unique linkage between physical flow processes and water chemistry results. This work requires multidiscipline application and a comprehensive understanding of groundwater hydraulics, geophysics, and geochemistry.