Dr Tim Peterson
- Geostatistics (mapping, statistics, water table, aquifer)
- Hydrological resilience (hydrology, resilience, catchment modelling)
Dr Tim Peterson has over 14 years experience in hydrological and hydrogeological research and consulting. He completed his Phd in 2009 on pioneering work on catchment resilience and multiple steady states (http://hdl.handle.net/11343/35439) and was subsequently awarded an Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship to continue this research.
More recently, he's been researching the use of statistics to identify catchments with multiple steady states. This research has also allowed considerably greater quantitative value to be derived from groundwater monitoring. Specifically, he's developed nonlinear groundwater time-series approaches for extrapolating and decomposing hydrographs and probabilistic geostatistical methods for mapping groundwater elevation. These tools have considerable practical outcomes and, in collaboration with himself, these tools have been utilised by The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic.), Power and Water Corporation (N.T.), W.A. Water Corporation and the Bureau of Meteorology - with the latter adopting the mapping techniques for the National Water Accounts.
In funding this research, Tim has been well supported by the following Australian Research Council Grants:
- ARC Linkage Project 0991280. Western; Peterson; Frost; Cheng; McAuley : "A new paradigm for catchment management: detection, forecasting and management of water catchments with multiple steady states"
- ARC Discovery Project 120100253. Western : "A new method for identifying groundwater contributions to stream baseflow". http://apps.eng.unimelb.edu.au/research-projects/index.php?r=site/webView&id=203
- ARC Linkage Project 130100958. Western : "Automated groundwater level mapping: a tool for catchment scale estimation of aquifer storage changes, fluxes and hydrogeological properties".
- Dr. Vahid Shapoori: Statistical decomposition of groundwater hydrographs into climate and pumping impacts. (completed)
- Ms. Emma White: Numerical evaluation of the effectiveness of groundwater management plans.
- Mr. Sina Khatami: Quantifying equifinality in conceptual rainfall-runoff modelling.
- Ms. Silwati Womera: Statistical estimation of flood recharge.
- Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tim_Peterson7
- Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=kkYJLF4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
- HydroSight -A toolbox for data-driven hydrogeological insights at http://peterson-tim-j.github.io/HydroSight/
- Catchment Resilience Model at https://github.com/peterson-tim-j/Catchment_Resilience_Model
- Benke, KK.; Norng, S.; Robinson, NJ.; Benke, LR.; Peterson, TJ. Error propagation in computer models: analytic approaches, advantages, disadvantages and constraints. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 2971-2985. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-018-1555-8
- Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW. Statistical Interpolation of Groundwater Hydrographs. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2018, Vol. 54, Issue 7, pp. 4663-4680. DOI: 10.1029/2017WR021838
- Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW.; Cheng, X. The good, the bad and the outliers: automated detection of errors and outliers from groundwater hydrographs. Hydrogeology Journal. SPRINGER. 2018, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 371-380. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-017-1660-7
- Stewart, I.; Aye, L.; Peterson, T. Global optimisation of chiller sequencing and load balancing using Shuffled Complex Evolution. . International Building Performance Simulation Association & AIRAH. 2017, pp. 1-9.
- Arora, M.; Casas-mulet, R.; Costelloe, JF.; Peterson, TJ.; Mccluskey, AH.; Stewardson, MJ. IMPACTS OF HYDROLOGICAL ALTERATIONS ON WATER QUALITY. . ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017, pp. 101-126. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803907-6.00006-1
- Su, C-H.; Peterson, TJ.; Costelloe, JF.; Western, AW. A synthetic study to evaluate the utility of hydrological signatures for calibrating a base flow separation filter. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 8, pp. 6526-6540. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018177
- White, EK.; Peterson, TJ.; Costelloe, J.; Western, AW.; Carrara, E. Can we manage groundwater? A method to determine the quantitative testability of groundwater management plans. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 6, pp. 4863-4882. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018474
- Khatami, S.; Peel, MC.; Peterson, .; Western, . Equifinality: what could it mean?. . European Geophysical Society. 2016, Vol. 18.
- Su, C-H.; Costelloe, JF.; Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW. On the structural limitations of recursive digital filters for base flow estimation. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 6, pp. 4745-4764. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018067
- Fowler, KJA.; Peel, MC.; Western, AW.; Zhang, L.; Peterson, TJ. Simulating runoff under changing climatic conditions: Revisiting an apparent deficiency of conceptual rainfall-runoff models. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2016, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 1820-1846. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018068
- Womera, SA.; Costelloe, JF.; Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW. A synthetic study to characterize alluvial groundwater responses to overbank flood recharge. 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2015). MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC. 2015, pp. 2241-2247.
- Shapoori, V.; Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW.; Costelloe, JF. Decomposing groundwater head variations into meteorological and pumping components: a synthetic study. Hydrogeology Journal. SPRINGER. 2015, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1431-1448. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-015-1269-7
- Shapoori, V.; Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW.; Costelloe, JF. Estimating aquifer properties using groundwater hydrograph modelling. Hydrological Processes. WILEY. 2015, Vol. 29, Issue 26, pp. 5424-5437. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10583
- Costelloe, JF.; Peterson, TJ.; Halbert, K.; Western, AW.; Mcdonnell, JJ. Groundwater surface mapping informs sources of catchment baseflow. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH. 2015, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 1599-1613. DOI: 10.5194/hess-19-1599-2015
- Shapoori, V.; Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW.; Costelloe, JF. Top-down groundwater hydrograph time-series modeling for climate-pumping decomposition. Hydrogeology Journal. SPRINGER. 2015, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 819-836. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-014-1223-0
- Costelloe, J.; Halbert, K.; Peterson, T.; Western, A.; Mcdonnell, J. Can Seasonal groundwater level rises explain non-linear increases in Baseflow?. Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, HWRS 2014 - Conference Proceedings. 2014, pp. 1080-1087.
- Latu, K.; Malano, HM.; Costelloe, JF.; Peterson, TJ. Estimation of the environmental risk of regulated river flow. Journal of Hydrology. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2014, Vol. 517, pp. 74-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.023
- Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW. Multiple hydrological attractors under stochastic daily forcing: 1. Can multiple attractors exist?. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2014, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 2993-3009. DOI: 10.1002/2012WR013003
- Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW.; Argent, RM. Multiple hydrological attractors under stochastic daily forcing: 2. Can multiple attractors emerge?. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2014, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 3010-3029. DOI: 10.1002/2012WR013004
- Peterson, TJ.; Western, AW. Nonlinear time-series modeling of unconfined groundwater head. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2014, Vol. 50, Issue 10, pp. 8330-8355. DOI: 10.1002/2013WR014800
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