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FLUID DYNAMICS AND GROUNDWATER FLOW SYSTEMS

"Hydraulic forces in permeable media"
-  © 1978, K.U.Weyer. Mémoires du B.R.G.M., vol 91, p.285-297, Orléans, France, 1978.
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"Hydrogeology of shallow and deep seated groundwater flow systems"
-  © 2006, Weyer, K. U. and WDA Consultants Inc.
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CSPG Course: "Dynamics of the Flow of Groundwater, Hydrocarbons, and Sequestered CO2: Physics and Field Examples"
-  © 2014, Weyer, K. U.
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FLUID DYNAMICS WITHIN CARBON SEQUESTRATION

"Applying Gravitational Forces to the Weyburn CO2 Sequestration: Expanding Hydraulic Research and Applications for the Benefit of Future Generations"
-  © 2012, Weyer, K. U.  Text version of poster presented at the IEA GHG Joint Network Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, June 19-21, 2012. 7 pages.
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"Association between discharge areas of groundwater and volcanic CO2"
-  © 2012, Weyer, K. U.  Text version of poster presented at the Third EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, March 26-27, 2012. 4 pages.
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"Tademait Plateau: A regional groundwater recharge area in the centre of the Algerian Sahara"
-  © 2012, Weyer, K. U., and James C. Ellis.  Text version of poster presented at the Hydrogeology of Arid Environments 2012 conference, Hannover, Germany, March 14-17, 2012. 4 pages.
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"Differing physical processes in off-shore and on-shore CO2 storage"
-  © 2010, Weyer, K. U.  Text version of poster presented at the GHGT-10 conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2010. 8 pages.
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Physical Processes in Geological Carbon Storage
-  © 2010, Weyer, K. U.  An introduction to the application of Hubbert's Force Potential and Groundwater Flow Systems to the long-term migration of sequestered CO2, 47 pages.
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Review of "Physical Processes in Geological Carbon Storage" by Udo Weyer
-  © 2010, E. O. Frind, and J. W. Molson.  Jan. 11, 2010 review of the above paper (Dec. 21st, 2009 version), 16 pages. Distributed with permission of the authors.
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"Applying Hydrogeological Methods and Hubbert’s Force Potential to Carbon Storage: A Primer" - Part 1: Introduction and Explanations
-  © 2009, Weyer, K. U.  A 23-page PDF file containing introduction and explanations on the application including 12 Key Points (in colour) listing changes necessary to improve current methods of selecting sites for carbon storage and of monitoring. Part 1 also points to the relevant sections in the Slideshow (Part 2).
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"Applying Hydrogeological Methods and Hubbert’s Force Potential to Carbon Storage: A Primer" - Complete Version (Parts 1 + 2)
-  © 2009, Weyer, K. U.  Combined file containing both the introduction and more comprehensive 135 slide presentation (2 slides per page, in colour) in PDF format.
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"Buoyancy, Pressure Potential and Buoyancy Reversal"
-  © 2009, Weyer, K. U.  Extended abstract for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 2009 Summer Research Workshop, CO2 Sequestration Geophysics, 23-27 August 2009, Banff, AB.
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HYDROGEOLOGY

"Revisiting the ‘Henry Problem’ of density-driven groundwater flow: A review of historic Biscayne aquifer data"
-  © 2017, K.U. Weyer  Oral presentation at the IAH Commission on Regional Groundwater Flow, Calgary, AB, Canada, June 26 - 28, 2017.
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"Variable Density Groundwater Flow: Are equivalent freshwater heads necessary or misleading?" / "Dynamics of Subsurface Flow of Fluids of Different Densities"
-  © 2017, K.U. Weyer  Poster presentation at the IAH Commission on Regional Groundwater Flow, Calgary, AB, Canada, June 26 - 28, 2017.
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"Variable density groundwater flow: are equivalent freshwater heads necessary or misleading?"
-  © 2016, K.U. Weyer, and J.C. Ellis  Oral presentation at NGWA Groundwater Week, Las Vegas, NV, Dec 8, 2016
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"Free convection or variable density flow within groundwater flow systems?"
-  © 2015, K.U. Weyer, and J.C. Ellis  Paper prepared to accompany a poster presented at IAH-CNC Waterloo, ON, Canada, Oct. 27 - 30, 2015.
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"Long range regional groundwater flow systems in the Northern Great Plains:
(1) Groundwater flow directions within the Midale Formation at the Weyburn carbon sequestration site, Saskatchewan, Canada"

-  © 2013, K.U. Weyer, and J.C. Ellis  Paper prepared to accompany a poster presented at IAH-CNC GeoMontreal 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 2013.
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"Long range regional groundwater flow systems in the Northern Great Plains:
(2) Physics of regional groundwater flow in Alberta"

-  © 2013, K.U. Weyer, and J.C. Ellis  Paper prepared to accompany an oral presentation at IAH-CNC GeoMontreal 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 2013.
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"Practical Application of Buoyancy, Pressure Potential and Buoyancy Reversal within the Context of Regional Groundwater Flow"
-  © 2013, WDA Consultants Inc. Extended abstract, Proceedings, IAH/CGS International Symposium on Regional Groundwater Flow: Theory, Applications and Future Development, Xi'an, China, June 21-23, 2013
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"Long Range Groundwater Flow in the Northern Great Plains of America"
-  © 2013, WDA Consultants Inc. Extended abstract, Proceedings, IAH/CGS International Symposium on Regional Groundwater Flow: Theory, Applications and Future Development, Xi'an, China, June 21-23, 2013
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"Karst and Regional Groundwater Dynamics at Pine Point MVT Lead-Zinc Deposits, NWT, Canada"
-  © 2013, WDA Consultants Inc. Extended abstract, Proceedings, IAH/CGS International Symposium on Regional Groundwater Flow: Theory, Applications and Future Development, Xi'an, China, June 21-23, 2013
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"Yellowstone National Park: Regional Groundwater Dynamics in High-Temperature Geothermal Areas"
-  © 2013, WDA Consultants Inc. Extended abstract, Proceedings, IAH/CGS International Symposium on Regional Groundwater Flow: Theory, Applications and Future Development, Xi'an, China, June 21-23, 2013
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"Karstic Devonian Limestone as a Transmitter of Groundwater Flow from Overlying Oil Sands"
-  © 2012, K.U. Weyer, J. Molson, and J. Ellis  Text version of a poster presented at the International Association of Hydrogeologists' 39th IAH Congress, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, 16-21 September, 2012.
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"Effect of groundwater dynamics on the occurrence of thermal areas and geysers in Yellowstone National Park"
-  © 2012, Weyer, K. U.  Abstract of presentation at the McConnell Club of the Geological Survey of Canada, Calgary, AB, December 19, 2012. 2 pages.
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"Introducing GASSYS: A unique in-situ and passive gas sampling system for soil and groundwater."
-  © 2008, Weyer, K. U.  Powerpoint Presentation (41 slides) in PDF format showing an explanation of the setup, installation, and sampling methodology for the GASSYS system.
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"GASSYS: A unique in-situ and passive gas sampling system from unsaturated soil and from groundwater."
-  © 2001, Weyer, K. U., M. Hamann, and H. Kaiser. Paper presented at the International Oil and Gas Conference, Zadar, Croatia, October 2-5, 2001.
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"Monitoring piezometers in recharge areas: Is one 'upstream' and two 'downstream' adequate?"
-  © 1995, K.U.Weyer and D.A. van Everdingen, May 1995. Paper for Solutions '95, International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 4-10, 1995.
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"Industrial waste disposal site Munchehagen: Confinement of dissolved contaminants by discharging saline water"
-  © 1995, K.U.Weyer and D.A. van Everdingen, May 1995. Paper for Solutions '95, International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 4-10, 1995.
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"Investigation of Regional Geohydrology South of Great Slave Lake, Canada, Utilizing Natural Sulphur and Hydrogen Isotope Variations"
-  © 1979, K.U. Weyer, H.R. Krouse and W.C. Horwood. Paper from "Isotope Hydrology 1978", Vol. I. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1979.
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RESEARCH REPORTS

"Physics of groundwater flow and its application to the migration of dissolved contaminants. [Darlegung und Anwendung der Dynamik von Grundwasserfließsystemen auf die Migration von gelösten Schadstoffen im Grundwasser.]"
-  © 1996, K.U.Weyer. Final Research report (in German) to the Federal Environmental Office of the German Government [Umweltbundesamtes, Berlin].
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PH.D. THESIS

"The amount of groundwater in fractured rocks of hilly country deducted from measurements of low flow in creeks. [Ermittling der Grundwassermengen in den Festgesteinen der Mittelgebirge aus Messungen des Trockenwetterabflusses.]"
-  © 1971, K.U.Weyer. University of Bonn, Ph.D. Thesis (in German). Published in 1972 in Geologisches Jahrbuch.
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WDA TECHNICAL NOTES

"Technical Note 1: Application of 2D-Vertical Groundwater Flow Models to the Interpretation of Measured Field Data from the Athabasca Oil Sands."
-  © 2006, WDA Consultants Inc.
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"Technical Note 2: Determination of hydrogeological parameters from pumping of water wells in Alberta"
-  © 2003, Weyer, K. U.
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