School of Earth and Environment

Jared West Dr Jared West

Associate Professor: Hydrogeology

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 35253
Email address: L.J.West@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 9.151

Geomechanics Research Group

IMVUL Marie Curie ITN

Biography

Leader of Geomechanics Research Group in School of Earth and Environment.

Programme Manager for MSc in Engineering Geology (from Sept 2013)

My research addresses physical and geophysical approaches to the characterization of fluid flow (groundwater, hydrocarbons) and contaminant movement in the subsurface, utilising hydraulic (pumping) and tracer tests, ground penetrating radar and geoelectrical techniques. Laboratory studies are conducted to characterise fundamental physico-chemical mechanisms underlying field-scale hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical responses, and relate geophysical properties with hydrological, petrophysical, geotechnical or geochemical variables.

Research funding: NERC, European Commission and private sector.

Teaching Interests

Over 20 years experience teaching Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, covering groundwater and ground contamination topics, field teaching and MSc dissertation project supervision.

Publications

  • Kana AA; West LJ; Clark RA (2013) Fracture aperture and fill characterization in a limestone quarry using GPR thin-layer AVA analysis, Near Surface Geophysics, . doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2012066
  • Odling NE; West LJ; Hartmann S; Kilpatrick A (2013) Fractional flow in fractured chalk; a flow and tracer test revisited., Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 147, pp.96-111. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.02.003
  • West LJ (2013) Interactive comment on ?Monitoring water accumulation in a glacier using magnetic resonance imaging? by A. Legchenko et al., The Cryosphere Discuss., 7, pp.C1272-C1274. doi: 10.5194/tcd-7-2119-2013
  • West LJ (2013) Interactive comment on ?Influence of aquifer heterogeneity on karst hydraulics and catchment delineation employing distributive modeling approaches? by S. Oehlmann et al., Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, 10, pp.C4672-C4674. doi: 10.5194/hessd-10-9027-2013
  • West LJ; Odling NE (2013) Groundwater, In: Holden J (Ed) Water Resources, Routledge, pp.123-160.
  • Keim DM; West LJ; Odling NE (2012) Convergent Flow in Unsaturated Fractured Chalk, Vadose Zone Journal, 11, . doi: 10.2136/vzj2011.0146
  • Hubbard CH; West LJ; Morris K; Kulessa B; Kountcheva D; Lloyd JR; Shaw S (2011) In search of experimental evidence for the biogeobattery, Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 116, . doi: 10.1029/2011JG001713
  • Hubbard CG; West LJ; Kulessa B; Morris K; Shaw S (2010) Self potential - In search of the biogeobattery, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 74, pp.A432-A432.
  • Parker AH; West LJ; Odling NE; Bown RT (2010) A forward modeling approach for interpreting impeller flow logs, Ground Water, 48, pp.79-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00600.x
  • Catt LML; West LJ; Clark RA (2009) The use of reference models from a priori data to guide 2D inversion of electrical resistivity tomography data, Geophysical Prospecting, 57, pp.1035-1048. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2008.00774.x
  • Endres AL; Murray T; Booth AD; West LJ (2009) A new framework for estimating englacial water content and pore geometry using combined radar and seismic wave velocities, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, . doi: 10.1029/2008GL036876
  • Murray T; Booth AD; Endres AL; West LJ (2009) A new framework for estimating englacial water content and pore geometry using combined radar and seismic wave velocities, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, . doi: 10.1029/2008GL036876
  • Holden J; Howard AJ; West LJ; Maxfield E; Panter I; Oxley J (2009) A critical review of hydrological data collection for assessing preservation risk for urban waterlogged archaeology: A case study from the City of York, UK, Journal of Environmental Management, 90, pp.3197-3204. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.04.015
  • West LJ; Kana AA; Worthington MH (2008) Estimating fracture aperture using GPR: comparison with hydraulic aperture, Eos Trans. AGU 89, .
  • Parker AH; West LJ; Odling NE; Bottrell SH (2007) Analyzing pumped-well impeller logs to ascertain vertical hydraulic conductivity variations, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2007 88, .
  • Parker AH; West LJ; Odling NE; Bottrell SH (2007) Combining Impeller Logging and Borehole Dilution to Characterize a Fractured Aquifer: A Case Study on the Chalk of East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2007 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting .
  • West LJ; Rippin DM; Murray T; Mader HM; Hubbard B (2007) Dielectric permittivity measurements on ice cores: Implications for interpretation of radar to yield glacial unfrozen water content, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOPHYSICS, 12, pp.37-45.
  • West L; Odling N (2007) Characterization of a Multilayer Aquifer Using Open Well Dilution Tests, Ground Water, 45, pp.74-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2006.00262.x
  • Allshorn SL; Bottrell SH; West LJ; Odling NE (2007) Rapid karstic bypass flow in the unsaturated zone of the Yorkshire chalk aquifer and implications for contaminant transport, In: Parise M; Gunn J (Ed) Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Karst Areas: Recognition, Analysis and Mitigation, Geological Society Special Publications, Geological Society of London, pp.111-122.
  • Hartmann S; Odling NE; West LJ (2007) A multi-directional tracer test in the fractured Chalk aquifer of E. Yorkshire, UK, J CONTAM HYDROL, 94, pp.315-331. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2007.07.009
  • West LJ; Odling NE (2007) Characterization of a multilayer aquifer using open well dilution tests, GROUND WATER 45, pp.74-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2006.00262.x
  • Payne SS; Worthington MH; Odling NE; West LJ (2007) Estimating permeability from field measurements of seismic attenuation in fractured chalk, GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING, 55, pp.643-653.
  • Truss SW; West LJ (2006) Borehole-Based TDR Probes in a Layered Sandstone Aquifer: Optimising Data Quality, TDR 2006: 3rd International Symposium and Workshop on Time Domain Reflectometry for Innovative Soils Applications .
  • Endres A; West LJ; Murray T (2006) Coupled Petrophysical Relationships for the Dielectric and Elastic Properties of Glacial Ice, AGU Joint Assembly 2006 .
  • Bottrell SH; West LJ; Yoshida K (2006) Combined isotopic and modelling approach to determine the source of saline groundwaters in the Selby Triassic sandstone aquifer, UK, In: Barker RD; Tellam JH (Ed) 263, pp.325-338.
  • Holden J; West LJ; Howard AJ; Maxfield E; Panter I; Oxley J (2006) Hydrological controls of in situ preservation of waterlogged archaeological deposits, EARTH-SCI REV, 78, pp.59-83. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2006.03.006
  • West LJ; Rippin DM; Murray T (2006) TDR Probes for Measuring Dielectric Permittivity of Glacial Ice Cores: Design and Performance, TDR 2006: 3rd International Symposium and Workshop on Time Domain Reflectometry .
  • Pokar M; West LJ; Odling NE (2006) Petrophysical characterization of the Sherwood Sandstone from East Yorkshire, UK, In: Barker RD; Tellam JH (Ed) 263, pp.103-118.
  • West LJ; Endres A (2006) Quantifying water content using GPR: impact of petrophysical variability, AGU Joint Assembly 2006 .
  • Parker AH; West LJ; Odling NE; Bottrell SH (2006) Influences on spatial transmissivity variations in the Chalk Aquifer in East Yorkshire, Cave and Karst Science, 33, pp.91-92.
  • West LJ; Truss SW (2006) Borehole time domain reflectometry in layered sandstone: Impact of measurement technique on vadose zone process identification, J HYDROL, 319, pp.143-162. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.06.033
  • Catt LM; West LJ; Clark RA (2006) Using Resistivity Cone Penetrometry (RCPT) to Constrain 2D and 2.5D Inversion of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) Field Data, AGU Joint Assembly 2006: Eos Trans. AGU 87, .
  • Catt LM; West LJ; Clark RA (2006) Fusion of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and Resistivity Cone Penetrometry (RCPT) Data for Improved Hydrogeophysical Characterisation, In: Engesgaard PJBP; Dahle H; Pinder GF; Gray WG (Ed) XVI International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources .
  • Catt LM; West LJ; Clark RA; Murray T (2005) Electrical resistivity inversion constrained by resistivity cone penetrometry (RCPT): application to landfill site characterisation, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly Meeting Supplement 86, .
  • West LJ; Rippin DM; Endres A; Murray T (2005) Dielectric properties of ice-water systems: laboratory characterisation and modeling, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement 86, .
  • Payne SS; Worthington MH; Odling NE; West LJ (2005) A field investigation of the permeability dependence of seismic amplitudes, 67th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE Conference and Exhibition, incorporating SPE EUROPE2005 - Extended Abstracts, pp.3065-3068.
  • Kilner M; West LJ; Murray T (2005) Characterisation of glacial sediments using geophysical methods for groundwater source protection, J APPL GEOPHYS, 57, pp.293-305. doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2005.02.002
  • Holden J; West LJ; Howard AJ; Maxfield E (2005) Predicting impacts of environmental change on subsurface-surface hydrological interactions in sensitive urban environments where in situ archaeological preservation is a key issue. , European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2005. 7, .
  • Rippin DM; West LJ; Murray T; Endres A (2005) Dielectric permittivity measurements on glacier ice cores using TDR, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement 86, .
  • West LJ; Truss SW (2004) Borehole time domain reflectometry in layered sandstone: impact of measurement technique on vadose zone process identification, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting supplement 85, .
  • Kilner M; West LJ; Murray T (2004) Combining core and geophysical data using spatial statistics to inferthe permeability structure of glacial sediments, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting supplement 85, .
  • Payne SS; Worthington MH; West LJ; Odling NE (2004) A field experiment to study wave propagation in gas-saturated and fractured rocks, 66th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris pp.344-347.
  • Rippin DM; West LJ; Murray T (2004) A time domain reflectometry system for characterizing the dielectric constant versus unfrozen water content of glacial ice, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting supplement 85, .
  • Odling NE; West LJ; Hartmann S (2003) Modelling advective and diffusive transport in fractured chalk, In: Krasny; J; Hrkal; Z; Bruthans; J (Ed) Proceedings of the International Conference on 'Groundwater in fractured rocks', extended abstracts, Prague. IHP-VI, Series on Groundwater 7, pp.413-414.
  • West LJ; Handley KN; Endres A (2003) An analysis of dielectric constant-water content relationship for granular media: a combined laboratory and modelling study, Proceedings of the Symposium Applications of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP2003), Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, San Antonio, Texas pp.949-960.
  • Hartmann S; Odling NE; West LJ (2003) Radially convergent tracer test in the chalk, In: Krasny; J; Hrkal; Z; Bruthans; J (Ed) Proceedings of the International Conference on 'Groundwater in fractured rocks', extended abstracts, Prague. IHP-VI, Series on Groundwater 7, pp.255-256.
  • West LJ; Handley K; Huang Y; Pokar M (2003) Radar frequency dielectric dispersion in sandstone: Implications for determination of moisture and clay content, WATER RESOUR RES, 39, . doi: 10.1029/2001WR000923
  • West LJ; Handley KN (2002) Influence of clay content, mineralogy and fabric on radar frequency response of aquifer materials, 27th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice. European Geophysical Society Geophysical Research Abstracts 4, .
  • Kilner M; West LJ; Murray T (2002) Pollution vulnerability assessment of aquifers overlain by glacial sediment using electrical methods, 27th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice. European Geophysical Society Geophysical Research Abstracts 4, .
  • Binley A; Winship P; West LJ; Pokar M; Middleton R (2002) Seasonal variation of moisture content in unsaturated sandstone inferred from borehole radar and resistivity profiles, J HYDROL, 267, pp.160-172.
  • Hartmann S; Odling NE; West LJ (2002) Permeability distribution in a confined fracture flow aquifer using hydraulic testing and borehole geophysics, 27th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice, France .
  • Truss SW; West LJ; Best JL (2002) Effect of sedimentary structure on unsaturated flow in sandstone using geophysical techniques, 27th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, Nice. European Geophysical Society Geophysical Research Abstracts 4, .
  • Wu J; West LJ; Stewart DI (2002) Effect of humic substances on Cu(II) solubility in kaolin-sand soil, J HAZARD MATER, 94, pp.223-238.
  • Hartmann S; West LJ; Odling NE (2002) Borehole measurements for hydrogeological investigations, 8th Meeting EEGS-ES Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Aveiro, Portugal .
  • Deakin D; West LJ; Stewart DI; Yardley BWD (2001) The leaching characteristics of chromite ore processing residue, ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH, 23, pp.201-206.
  • West LJ; Huang Y; Handley KN (2001) Dependence of sandstone dielectric behaviour on moisture content and lithology, Proceedings of the Symposium on Applications of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Denver pp.1-10.
  • Deakin D; West LJ; Stewart DI; Yardley BWD (2001) Leaching behaviour of a chromium smelter waste heap, WASTE MANAGEMENT, 21, pp.265-270.
  • Binley AM; Winship P; Middleton RT; Pokar M; West LJ (2001) High resolution characterization of vadose zone dynamics using cross-borehole radar, Water Resources Research, 37, pp.2639-2652. doi: 10.1029/2000WR000089
  • Pokar M; West LJ; Loke MH (2001) Time lapse resistivity imaging on the Sherwood Sandstone, 7th Meeting of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (European Section), Birmingham pp.206-207.
  • Binley AM; Winship P; Middleton RT; Pokar M; West LJ (2001) Observations of seasonal dynamics in the vadose zone using borehole radar and resistivity, Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Denver pp.1-11.
  • Truss SW; West LJ; Winship P; Nakhkash M; Huang Y (2001) A time domain reflectometry borehole packer for use in rock, In: Dowding CH (Ed) Second International Symposium and Workshop on Time Domain Reflectometry for Innovative Geotechnical Applications pp.1-12.
  • Zaidman M; West LJ (2001) Improved interpretation of 2D resistivity data using resistivity modelling techniques, Proceedings of the 7th meeting on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Birmingham pp.110-111.
  • Pokar M; West LJ; Winship P; Binley AM (2001) Estimating petrophysical data from borehole geophysics, Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Denver pp.1-10.
  • Wu J; West LJ; Stewart DI (2001) Copper(II) humate mobility in kaolinite soil, ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 60, pp.275-284.
  • Binley AM; Winship P; Middleton RT; Pokar M; West LJ (2000) Monitoring moisture migration in the unsaturated zone of the Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer, UK, using cross-borehole radar tomography, European Geophysical Society XXV General Assembly Scientific Programme, .
  • Deakin D; West LJ; Stewart DI; Yardley BWD (2000) Leaching behaviour of a chromium smelter waste heap, In: Woolley; R G; Goumans; J JJ; Wainwright; J P (Ed) Waste Materials in Construction WASCON 2000. Proceedings of the international conference on the science and engineering of recycling for environmental protection, Harrogate, England pp.392-401.
  • Deakin D; West LJ; Stewart DI; Yardley BWD (2000) The leaching characteristics of chromite ore processing residue, Environmental Chromium Contamination and Remediation, Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Glasgow pp.11-12.
  • Pokar M; West LJ; Bolton AJ; Winship P; Binley AM (2000) Hydrogeophysical study of vadose zone flow in the Sherwood Sandstone, UK: Lithological interpretation, European Geophysical Society XXV General Assembly Scientific Programme pp.pp.134.
  • Huang Y; Zhang YT; West LJ (1999) A large one-port co-axial dielectric line system for dielectric property measurement, Ninth International Conference on Electromagnetic Measurement, Brighton, National Physical Laboratories, pp.pp.31-1-31-4.
  • Zaidman MD; Middleton RT; West LJ; Binley AM (1999) Geophysical investigation of unsaturated zone transport in the Chalk in Yorkshire, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 29, pp.185-198.
  • West LJ; Stewart DI; Binley AM; Shaw B (1999) Resistivity imaging of soil during electrokinetic transport, Engineering Geology, 53, pp.205-215.
  • Binley AM; Winship P; Middleton RT; Pokar M; West LJ (1999) Monitoring moisture migration in the unsaturated zone of the Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer, UK, using cross-borehole radar tomography, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1999 Fall Meeting Supplement 80, pp.pp.303.
  • Wu J; West LJ; Stewart DI (1999) Influence of humic acid on the electromobility of copper in contaminated soil, Geoenvironmental engineering - ground contamination: pollutant management and remediation, pp.326-333.
  • West LJ; Zaidman MD; Middleton RT; Binley AM (1999) Field studies of fissure transport in unsaturated chalk, 24th General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society, The Hague .
  • West LJ; Stewart DI; Duxbury JR; Johnston SR (1999) Toxic metal mobility and retention at industrially contaminated sites, In: Metcalfe R; Rochelle CA (Ed) Chemical containment of wastes in the Geosphere, Geological Society Special Publication, 157, Bath: Geological Society Publishing House, pp.241-264.
  • Hobbs P; Omar H; West LJ (1998) Mini-pressuremeter for measuring the strength of weak rocks, International Society for Rock Mechanics. News Journal, 5, pp.13-17.
  • Wu J; West LJ; Mannings S (1998) Sequential extractions on metal contaminated sediments for risk assessment, Polluted and Marginal Land - 98, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Re-use of contaminated land and landfills pp.93-96.
  • West LJ; Condliffe E; Stewart DI (1998) Geochemical characterisation of a chromium smelter waste site, In: Pinto SE; P (Ed) Environmental Geotechnics, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp.837-842.
  • Stewart DI; West LJ; Binley AM; Johnson SR (1998) Electrokinetic treatment of chromium contaminated waste, In: Inyang; Ogunro (Ed) Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Boston, Mass. pp.1001-1010.
  • Johnston SR; West LJ; Stewart DI (1997) Microscope spectroscopy on contaminated soil, In: Yong RN; Thomas HR (Ed) Geoenvironmental engineering pp.91-98.
  • Stewart DI; West LJ; Johnston SR; Binley AM (1997) Electrokinetic transport in natural soil cores, In: Goumans; M JJJ; Senden; J G; Sloot VD; A H (Ed) Waste materials in construction: putting theory into practice 71, pp.689-698.
  • West LJ; Stewart DI; Binley AM (1997) Resistance tomographic imaging of ionic transport through soil in an electric field, In: Yong RN; Thomas HR (Ed) Geoenvironmental engineering pp.565-574.
  • Slater L; Zaidman MD; Binley AM; West LJ (1997) Electrical imaging of saline tracer migration for the investigation of unsaturated zone transport mechanisms, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 1, pp.291-302.
  • West LJ (1997) Geophysical investigations, Ground Engineering, 30, pp.33-34.
  • Stewart DI; West LJ (1996) Electrokinetic soil decontamination: effect of local resistivity variations, In: Kamon M (Ed) 2nd Int. Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, IS Osaka'96 2, pp.1101-1106.
  • West LJ; Stewart DI (1995) The use of electrokinetic transport as part of site decontamination, Symposium on Natural Hazards and Environmental Geotechniques, Bankok, November .
  • West LJ; Stewart DI (1995) Electrokinetic processing of sewage sludge contaminated with phytotoxic metals, Symposium on Natural Hazards and Environmental Geotechniques, Bangkok pp.27-36.
  • West LJ; Stewart DI (1995) Effect of Zeta Potential on Soil Electrokinesis, Geoenvironment 2000, ASCE Special Publickation 46 pp.1535-1549.