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Rosemary Knight

Rosemary Knight
Title:George L. Harrington Professor; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geophysics
Other Affiliations:Earth Systems
Office Location:Mitchell Bldg  321
Research Group:Environmental Geophysics
Phone:650-736-1487
Fax:650-725-7344
E-mail:rknight@stanford.edu

Research

I am working with my students to find ways of using geophysical methods to understand the processes occurring in the top 100 meters of Earth. With geophysical methods we can non-invasively acquire images of this near-surface region, allowing us to monitor systems and extract information that cannot be obtained using more traditional methods of drilling and direct sampling. One of our specific interests is the use of geophysical imaging for the evaluation and management of our groundwater resources. Through lab and field experiments, and computer modeling, we are developing new methods for acquiring, processing, and interpreting geophysical data. We are also conducting the laboratory and field experiments needed to determine the link between our geophysical images and subsurface properties and processes.

Teaching

An interest of mine in teaching is ensuring that all university graduates are "geo-literate." Thus a focus of my teaching has always been the education of those who are not Earth science majors. In 2000 I developed and now teach The Water Course, where students complete projects with web posters (http://pangea.stanford.edu/GP/courses/GP104/waterscape/) that describe the source, quantity, and quality of water in their hometowns. Through this course students gain a perspective on water-related issues around the world. I am now leading an effort at Stanford, referred to as I-Earth (Introduction to Planet Earth), where our objective is to offer a set of courses that explore the intersection between natural and human systems. My ultimate goal is to have one of these courses required for all students, so that an understanding of planet Earth is recognized as essential to education in the 21st century.

Professional Activities

Chair, Stanford Faculty Senate (2011-12); Chair, US Dept of Energy Earth Science Council (2010-); Chair, Organizing Committee AGU-SEG Hydrogeophysics Workshop (2011-12); Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment (2005-present); Co-founder and Chair, Near-Surface Geophysics Focus Group, American Geophysical Union (2005-2007); Stanford Budget Group (2004-); Stanford Faculty Senate (2002-06); Chair, Stanford Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (2004-06); PI, CUAHSI Hydrologic Measurement Facility-Geophysics (2005-); co-organizer, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Research Workshop on Hydrogeophysics (2006); U.S. Dept. of Energy Earth Sciences Council (2001-); associate editor, Water Resources Research (2004); vice-president, SEG (2001-02); Frank Frischknecht Award, SEG (2002); editorial board, The Leading Edge (1996-2000); distinguished lecturer, SEG (1998); National Academy of Sciences Committee on Non-Invasive Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface for Environmental and Engineering Applications (1995-99); distinguished lecturer, Canadian Geophysical Union (1994-95); founding member, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (1991)

Education

  • 1985 | Ph.D. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1978 | M.Sc. Geological Sciences Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada
  • 1976 | B.Sc. Geological Sciences Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada

Professional Experience

  • 2005 - Present | Senior Fellow Stanford Institute for the Environment
  • 2000 - Present | Professor Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 1998 - 2000 | Professor University of British Columbia
  • 1993 - 1998 | Associate Professor University of British Columbia
  • 1988 - 1993 | Assistant Professor University of British Columbia
  • 1987 - 1988 | NSERC University Research Fellow University of British Columbia
  • 1984 - 1987 | Acting Assistant Professor Geophysics, Stanford University

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 | Honorary Life Membership Award, Near-Surface Geophysics Section, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2009 | Life Membership Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2002 | Frank Frischknecht Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Near Surface Section
  • 1998 | Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 1997 | Best Paper Award, Honorable Mention, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 1996 | Charles McDowell Medal, for excellence in pure and applied research, University of British Columbia
  • 1996 | Killam Research Prize for research excellence, University of British Columbia
  • 1996 | Best Paper Award, Honorable Mention, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 1995 | Distinguished Lecturer, Canadian Geophysical Union
  • 1992 | University of British Columbia Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1991 | Best Paper Award, MGLS/KEGS Symposium on Borehole Geophysics for Minerals, Geotechnical and Groundwater Applications, Toronto
  • 1991 | Distinguished Speaker Award, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts
  • 1987 | NSERC University Research Fellowship
  • 1976 | Gold Medal in Geological Sciences, Queen's University

University Service

  • 2011-present | Member, Stanford Undergraduate Advisory Committee
  • 2006 - present | Faculty Lead, Introduction to Planet Earth, Stanford-wide educational initiative
  • 2004 - present | University Budget Group
  • 2011-12 | Chair (elected) Stanford University Faculty Senate
  • 2011-2013 | Member (elected) Stanford University Faculty Senate
  • 2011 | Member, DARE Fellowship Advisory Committee, Office of Graduate Education
  • 2010 - 2012 | Earth Sciences Council, School of Earth Sciences
  • 2010-11 | Seminar Co-ordinator, Department of Geophysics
  • 2009 - 2011 | Coursework Advisory Committee (Stanford committee)
  • 2008 - 2011 | Faculty Lead, Shared Field Measurement Facility, School of Earth Sciences
  • 2008 | Co-Organizer (with P Kitanidis): Uncommon Dialogue: Comprehensive Studies of Aquifer Depletion and Desalinization, Woods Institute for the Environment, Dec. 4-5, 2008, Stanford University
  • 2007 - 2009 | Faculty Lead (with R. Luthy), Freshwater Initiative, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford
  • 2007 - 2008 | Co-Organizer  (with R. Luthy), The Water Seminar, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford
  • 2006 - 2010 | Steering Committee, Stanford K-12 Initiative
  • 2005 - 2008 | Chair, Department of Geophysics
  • 2005 - 2008 | Faculty Lead, Stanford Syllabus Project
  • 2004 - 2005 | Undergraduate Advisory Committee (University Committee)
  • 2004 - 2006 | Area 1 (Intro to the Humanities) Governance Board (University Committee)
  • 2004 - 2006 | Chair, University Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (C-USP)
  • 2003 - 2004 | Chair, School of Earth Sciences Sub-Committee on Academic Programs
  • 2002 - 2004 | Member, School of Earth Sciences Diversity Committee
  • 2002 - 2004 | C-USP Liason to Area 1 (Intro to the Humanities) Governance Board (University Committee)
  • 2002 - 2004 | Member, University Committee on Undergraduate Standards and Policy (C-USP)
  • 2002 - 2005 | Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Geophysics Dept.
  • 2002 - 2006 | Member (elected), Academic Senate, Stanford University
  • 2001 - 2003 | Sexual Harrassment Officer, School of Earth Sciences
  • 2001 - 2002 | Member, Computer Committee, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford Unversity.
  • 1999 - 2000 | Member of Dean's Advisory Committee for Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia.
  • 1998 - 2000 | Faculty Advisor for Student Chapter of Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society. University of British Columbia.
  • 1998 - 1999 | Chair, Appointment Committee for Lecturer. University of British Columbia.
  • 1998 - 1999 | Member, Re-appointment Committee, University of British Columbia.
  • 1998 - 2000 | Member, Space Committee, University of British Columbia.
  • 1998 - 2000 | Member of Executive Committee for Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia.

Professional Activities

  • 2012-2014 | Special Editor for issue on Magnetic Resonance of the Subsurface, Near-Surface Geophysics Journal
  • 2011-2012 Scientific Organizing Committee, Workshop on Magnetic Resonance of the Subsurface,Hannover, Germany, Sept. 2012
  • 2010-2012 | Chair, Dept of Energy Earth Sciences Council
  • 2001 - 2012 | Member, Dept of Energy Earth Sciences Council
  • 2011-12 | Chair, Organizing Committee, SEG-AGU Hydrogeophysics Workshop, Boise ID, July 2012.
  • 2011 | Invited Presentation; American Geophysical Union: The Sensitivity of Dielectric and NMR Measurements to Sorption at the Solid/Water Interface
  • 2011 | Invited Presentation; Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: From Pore-Scale Physics to Field-Scale Hydrogeophysics
  • 2011 | Co-organizer, Session Chair, The Use of Geophysical Methods for Evidence-Based Groundwater Management, Symposium for the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Charleston, S.C., April 10-14, 2011
  • 2009 | Invited Presentation & Panel Discussion: Society of Exploration Geophysicists SEG Forum Managing Our Groundwater Resources 
  • 2009 | Invited Presentation: American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly: The Use Of Geophysical Methods To Characterize Hydrogeologic Systems Across Multiple Scales
  • 2009 | Invited Presentation: University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, The Use of Geophysical Methods for Groundwater Evaluation and Management
  • 2009:  B.C. Geophysical Society: The Use of Geophysical Methods for Hydrogeologic Applications
  • 2008-09 American Geophysical Union Future Focus Task Force
  • 2008 | Invited Presentation: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Boston, MA: I-Earth – Introduction to Planet Earth
  • 2007 | Speaker, Arthur Walker Seminar Series, Stanford University, (Spring) | 2007
  • 2007 | Invited Keynote Speaker: The Geological Society of London, Bicentennial Conference, London, England, 10-12 September 2007: The Development of Geophysical Methods for Hydrogeologic Applications
  • 2007 | Invited Presentation: Workshop on Three-dimensional Geologic Mapping for Groundwater Applications, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado: The Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar Data in the Development of Facies-Based Hydrogeologic Models.
  • 2007 | Invited Presentation: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Integration of Remote Sensing, Hydrologic, and Geophysical Data to Determine the Time-Varying Behavior of a Hydrogeologic System
  • 2006 | Co-organizer, Session Chair, Watershed Geophysics, Symposium for the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Seattle, WA, April 2-6, 2006
  • 2006 | Invited Union Lecture, American Geophysical Union: Near-Surface Geophysics: Advancing Earth Sciences Through Advances in Imaging
  • 2006 | Invited Lecture, American Geophysical Union: The Support Volume of Geophysical Measurement: How and Why to Define It
  • 2006 | Invited lecture, U.C. Berkeley: Near-Surface Geophysics: Electromagnetic Experiments in the Laboratory and Into the Field
  • 2006 | Invited lecture, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia: Characterizing Hydrogeologic Heterogeneity Using Geophysical Methods: From Laboratory-Scale Observations to Field-Scale Applications
  • 2006 | Invited presentation: National Ground Water Assoc. Ground Water Expo, Las Vegas NV, Dec 5-8, 2006: Knight, R.J., Hydrogeophysics Overview: The Use of Geophysics in Groundwater Evaluation and Management.
  • 2006 | Co-Organizer Research Workshop on Hydrogeophysics, July 2006, Vancouver Canada
  • 2005 | Invited lecture, MIT, Dept of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences: Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Quantify Spatial Variation in Water Content. 2005 Invited lecture, Oregon State University, Corvallis: The Use of Geophysical Methods for Quantifying the Spatial Distribution in Water Content
  • 2005 | Steering Committee of the Instrumentation Working Group of the future National Center for Hydrologic Synthesis (NCHS)
  • 2005 | Invited lecture, American Geophysical Union: An Emerging Role for Geophysics in Watershed Scale Hydrology, Rosemary Knight and David Robinson
  • 2005 | Invited Lecture, Sandia National Lab Geosciences Distinguished Lecture Series: An Emerging Role for Geophysics in the Evaluation and Management of Water Resources
  • 2005 - 2008 | Chairperson, Near-Surface Geophysics Focus Group, American Geophysical Union
  • 2005 - 2007 | SAGE ((Summer) | of Applied Geophysical Experience) Advisory Committee
  • 2004 - 2005 | Associate Editor, Water Resources Research
  • 2004 | Academic Review Committee, Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona
  • 2004 | Member, Geophysics Dept. Review Committee, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2004 | Invited lecture - Engineers without Frontiers: Groundwater Geophysics - Finding New Ways to See Into the Earth.
  • 2003 | Organizer DOE Workshop: Geophysical Images of the Near-Surface: What are we really measuring?; Dec 4-7, 2003, Berkeley, CA
  • 2003 | Invited Plenary Speaker: Inland Northwest Research Alliance Subsurface Science Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah: Geophysical Images of the Near-Surface -- What are We Really Seeing?
  • 2003 | Invited lecture San Diego State: The Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for Near-Surface Studies
  • 2003 | Visiting Scholar, University of Victoria: Public Lecture: Geophysical Images of Water, New Ways to See into the Earth; Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences Lecture: The Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for the Development of Hydrogeologic Models; Dept. of Physics Lecture: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Environmental Applications
  • 2003 - 2008 | Director, Hydrologic Measurement Facility for Geophysics, NSF-supported Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences
  • 2003 | Invited speaker, Stanford Physics Dept.: Environmental Geophysics
  • 2002 | Keynote speaker, Inland Northwest Research Alliance Subsurface Science Symposium, Boise Idaho: From the Laboratory to the Field: Spatial Heterogeneity in Geophysical Data
  • 2002 - 2004 | Co-organizer Near-Surface Geophysics Sessions, AGU-CGU-SEG Assembly, Montreal
  • 2002 - 2004 | Inter-Society Committee for the Advancement of Near-Surface Geophysics: After many years of service within the various professional societies that represent near-surface geophysics, I formed a committee that worked between societies to promote and advance the science of near-surface geophysics.
  • 2001 | Invited presentation: The Use of Ground Penetrating Radar Data for the Development of Hydrogeologic Models, American Geophysical Union, Dec 2001.
  • 2001 - 2002 | Vice-President, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2000 | Invited speaker, Workshop on Subsurface Flow and Transport Phenomena, Technical University of Delft, Holland: The use of ground penetrating radar data to quantify the scale-dependent spatial heterogeneity of the subsurface
  • 2000 | Organizing Committee for Gordon Conference: Transport in Permeable Media, August 2000
  • 1999 - 2005 | Visiting Advisory Committee, Dept. of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1998 | Invited speaker, Gordon Conference on Modeling of Flow in Permeable Media, New Hampshire
  • 1998 - 1999 | Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (invited to give 15 lectures)
  • 1998 - 1999 | Technical Organizing Committee for Symposium on Applications of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems (annual conference), Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
  • 1997 | Member, scientific program review panel, U.S. Dept. of Energy's Environmental Management Science Program
  • 1997 | Guest editor, special issue on Near-Surface Geophysics, The Leading Edge
  • 1997 | Invited speaker, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Lecture, U.C. Berkeley, Dept of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering
  • 1996 - 2000 | Member, Lithoprobe Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 1996 - 2000 | Editorial board, The Leading Edge
  • 1995 - 1999 | Member, U.S. National Research Council Committee on Non-Invasive Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface for Environmental and Engineering Applications
  • 1995 | NSERC-sponsored Canada-Mexico Workshop on the Applications of the Physics of Porous Media, PuertoVallerta, Mexico: Elastic Wave Velocities and Fluid Distribution: at the Laboratory and Reservoir Scale
  • 1995 | Keynote Speaker: BHP Workshop on Women in Science, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1995 | Keynote Speaker: Canadian Geotechnical Society 48th Conference, Vancouver: An Assessment of Geophysical Techniques for the Direct Detection of Groundwater Contaminants: A Rock Physics Perspective
  • 1994 - 1995 | Vice President of Near-Surface Geophysics Section, American Geophysical Union
  • 1994 - 1995 | Distinguished Lecturer, Canadian Geophysical Union (13 lectures given) 1993 | Member, Scientific Program Review Panel, U.S. Department of Energy’s Program on Basic Research
  • 1993 - 2000 | Faculty founder and advisor of UBC student chapter of Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
  • 1993 - 1995 | Conference Steering Committee for Symposium on the Applications of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
  • 1993 | IIMS, U. Manitoba Conference on Porous Media and the Environment: The Link Between Geophysical Data and Pore-Scale Fluid Distribution
  • 1992 - 1995 | Co-chair of Research Committee, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
  • 1992 - 1993 | Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, Soc. Professional Well Log Analysts
  • 1992 - 1993 | Public Relations Committee member, Soc. Professional Well Log Analysts
  • 1992 - 1993 | Scholarships and Grants Committee member, Soc. Professional Well Log Analysts
  • 1990 - 1993 | Publications Committee member, Soc. Professional Well Log Analysts
  • 1990 | Workshop Technical Committee, Workshop on the Physics of Laboratory and Borehole Rock Measurements, August
  • 1990 | Dallas, Texas, Society of Core Analysts
  • 1989 - 1992 | Technology Committee member, Soc. Professional Well Log Analysts
  • 1988 | Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Conference on Electrical Properties, Kerrville Texas

Courses Taught

  • 2013-14 (Winter) | Electromagnetic Properties [Enrolled 8]
  • 2012-13 (Spring) | Thinking Matters: The Water Course [Enrolled 58]
  • 2012-13 (Winter) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys. 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2012-13 (Fall) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys. 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011-12 (Spring) | Near-Surface Geophysics (Geophys. 190) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2011-12 (Spring) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys. 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011-12 (Fall) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys. 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2011-12 (Winter) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys. 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010-11(Spring) | Near-Surface Geophysics (Geophys. 190, undergrad class), [Enrolled 7]
  • 2010-11(Spring) | Hydrogeophysics (Geophys. 284, grad class) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2010-11(Spring) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys. 385B) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2010-11(Winter) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys 385B) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2010-11(Fall) | Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys 385B) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2009-10 (Spring) | The Water Course (GP104/ES104, undergrad class) [Enrolled 30]
  • 2009-10 (Spring) |Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009-10 (Winter) | GP190 Electromagnetic Properties [Enrolled 7]
  • 2009-10 (Winter) |Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009-10 (Fall) |Environmental Geophysics Research Seminar (Geophys 385B) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008-09 (Spring) | 399 Teaching Experience In Geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Spring) | EEES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Summer) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Summer) | EEES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Fall) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008-09 sabbatical for year
  • 2008 (Winter) | 185B/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | EEES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2008 (Fall) | EEES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 185B/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 400 Research in EEES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | 201 Frontiers of Geophysical Research at Stanford [Enrolled 11]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 185B/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 3]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 400 Research in EEES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 270 Electromagnetic Properties [Enrolled 6]
  • 2007 (Spring) | ES 104 The Water Course [Enrolled 16]
  • 2007 (Spring) | 104 The Water Course [Enrolled 8]
  • 2006 (Spring) | 297 Directed Individual Study [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | 400 Research in EEES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2006 (Winter) | 400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 3]
  • 2006 (Winter) | 400 Research in EEES [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GEOPHYS 185/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GEOPHYS 185/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 4]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GP190 Near-Surface Characterization [Enrolled 7]
  • 2005 (Winter) | ESys 104/GEOPHYS 104 The Water Course [Enrolled 22]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GEOPHYS 185/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GP120 Frontiers of Geophysical Research at Stanford [Enrolled 11]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GEOPHYS 185/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2005 (Spring) | GEOPHYS 185/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2004 (Spring) | GP270 Electromagnetic Properties of Geological Materials [Enrolled 6]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GEOPHYS 185/385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 7]
  • 2004 (Winter) | ES104/GEOPHYS104 The Water Course [Enrolled 24]
  • 2004 (Spring) | GP 385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 5]
  • 2003 | GP 385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 3]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GP104 / ES104 The Water Course [Enrolled 18]
  • 2003 | GP 190 Near Surface Geophysics [Enrolled 7]
  • 2002 | GP 385B Environmental Geophysics [Enrolled 11]
  • 2002 | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 8]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research in Geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP190 Environmental Geophysics (with Fraser-Smith and Harris) [Enrolled 9]
  • 2001 | SME005 Water Course (with Zebker) [Enrolled 9]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2000 (Fall) | -- Introduction to Experimental Geophysics (Univ. of B.C.) [Enrolled 20]
  • 2000 (Fall) | -- Rock Physics (Univ. of B.C.) [Enrolled 10]
  • 2000 | -- Imaging the Earth (Univ. of B.C.) [Enrolled 18]
  • 1999 | -- Introduction to Experimental Geophysics (Univ. of B.C.) [Enrolled 0]
  • 1999 | -- Rock Physics (Univ. of B.C.) [Enrolled 0]
  • 1999 | -- Imaging the Earth (Univ. of B.C.) [Enrolled 0]

Publications

    *after year denotes reviewed publication *before name denotes student advisee in author list; **before name denotes postdoctoral advisee 
  • 2014*| Pidlisecky, A., Moran, T., Knight R., Hanson, B., Basin scale geophysical imaging of saltwater intrusion, Monterey County, CA, submitted to Nature Geoscience.
  • 2014* | *Reeves, J.A., R. Knight, H.A. Zebker, An analysis of the uncertainty in InSAR deformation measurements for groundwater applications, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in revision.
  • 2014* |**Nenna,V., Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R. : Monitoring managed aquifer recharge with electrical conductivity probes, Geophysics, in revision.
  • 2014*| *Grombacher, D., **Walbrecker, J., and Knight, R, Imparting a Phase During Excitation for Improved Resolution in Surface NMR, Geophysics, in revision.
  • 2014*| *Reeves, J., R. Knight, H. Zebker, W. Schreuder, P. Kitanidis, Using Interferometric Synthetic aperture radar data to improve estimates of hydraulic head in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, Water Resources Research, in revision.
  • 2014*| **Walbrecker, J.O., Knight, R., **Grunewald, E., The impact of prepolarization on Earth field laboratory NMR experiments, Geophysics, accepted for publication.
  • 2014* | **Nenna, V., and R. Knight, Demonstration of a value of information metric for assessing the use of geophysical data for a groundwater application, Geophysics, accepted for publication.
  • 2014*|** Walbrecker, J., Kalisky, B., *Grombacher, D., Kirtley, J., Moler, K., Knight, R., Direct measurement of internal magnetic fields in natural sands using scanning SQUID microscopy, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, in press.
  • 2014*|**Parsekian, A.D., K. Dlubac, E. Grunewald, J.J. Butler, R. Knight, and D.O. Walsh. Bootstrap calibration of downhole nuclear magnetic resonance hydraulic conductivity estimates in an unconsolidated aquifer, Groundwater, in press.
  • 2014*| *Dlubac, K., and Knight, R, A numerical study of the relationship between NMR relaxation and permeability in sands and gravels, Near Surface Geophysics, in press.
  • 2014*| **Grunewald, E., Knight, R., Walsh, D., Advancement and validation of surface nuclear magnetic resonance spin-echo measurements of T2. Geophysics, 79(2), EN15–EN23. doi: 10.1190/geo2013-0105.1
  • 2014* | *Grombacher, D., **Walbrecker, J., and Knight, R, Quantifying background magnetic field inhomogeneity for improved interpretation of free induction decay measurements, Geophysics, 79 (1), E11-E21. 10.1190/geo2012-0488.1.
  • 2013* | Mueller-Petke, M., **Walbrecker, J., and Knight, R., The inversion of surface-NMR T1 data for improved aquifer characterization, Geophysics, EN83–EN94, doi: 10.1190/geo2013-0035.1
  • 2013* | *Dlubac, K., R., Knight, Y-Q. Song, N. Bachman, B. Grau, J. Cannia, J. Williams, The use of NMR logging to obtain estimates of hydraulic conductivity in the High Plains aquifer, Water Resources Research, 49, 1-16.
  • 2013* | **Parsekian, A.D., G. Grosse, **J. O. Walbrecker, M. Müller-Petke, K. Keating, L. Liu, B. M. Jones, and R. Knight, Detecting unfrozen sediments below thermokarst lakes with Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, p. 1-6. doi:10.1002/grl.50137
  • 2013* | **Nenna, V., D. Herckenrath, R. Knight, N. Odlum, and D. McPhee, Sentinel geophysics for coastal aquifers in northern California: Application and evaluation of electromagnetic methods, Geophysics, 78, B77-B88, 10.1190/GEO2012-0004.1. 
  • 2012* | *Mawer, C., Kitanidis, P., Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R., Electrical resistivity for characterization and infiltration monitoring of a managed aquifer recharge pond, Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0203.
  • 2012* | *Trainor-Guitton, W., Mukerji, T., and Knight, R., A methodology for quantifying the value of spatial information for dynamic earth problems, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 10.1007/s00477-012-0619-4.
  • 2012* | Herckenrath, D., Odlum, N., **Nenna, V., Auken, E., Knight, R., and Bauer-Gottwein, P.,  Calibrating a saltwater intrusion model with time domain electromagnetic data, Groundwater, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00974.
  • 2012* | Pidlisecky, A., Cockett, R., and Knight, R., The development of electrical conductivity probes for studying vadose zone processes: Advances in data acquisition and analysis, Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0073
  • 2012 * | Keating, K. and Knight, R., The effect of spatial variation in surface relaxivity on nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation rates, Geophysics,77, E365-377, 10.1190/GEO2011-0462.1.
  • 2012 * | Knight, R., **E. Grunewald, T. Irons, *K Dlubac., Y-Q Song, H. Bachman, B. Grau, D. Walsh, J. Abraham, J.Cannia, Field experiment provides ground truth for surface NMR measurement, Geophy. Res.Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL050167
  • 2012 * | *Grunewald, E. and R. Knight, Conditions leading to non-exponential T2* relaxation and implications for surface NMR measurements, Geophysics, 77 (1), doi: 10.1190/GEO2011-0160.1, 2012.
  • 2011 * | Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R., The use of wavelet analysis to derive infiltration rates from time-lapse one-dimensional resistivity records, Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0049.
  • 2011 * | *Grunewald, E. and R. Knight, The effect of pore size and magnetic susceptibility on the surface NMR relaxation parameter T2*, Near Surface Geophysics, 9 (2), 169-178 doi:10.3997/1873-0640.2010062.
  • 2011 * | *Grunewald,E., and Knight, R., A laboratory study of the NMR relaxation times in unconsolidated heterogeneous sediments, Geophysics, 76, No. 4 G73–G83, doi: 10.1190/1.3581094.
  • 2011 | Mitchell, V., Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R., Inversion of time-lapse electrical resistivity imaging data for monitoring infiltration, The Leading Edge, 30(2), 140-144, doi:10.1190/1.3555323.
  • 2011 * | *Reeves, J.A., Knight, R., Zebker, H.A., Schreüder, W.A., Agram, P.S., Lauknes, T.R.,  Linking interferometric synthetic aperture radar data and seasonal head change for an agricultural area in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, Water Resour. Res., 47, W12510, doi:10.1029/2010WR010312.
  • 2011 * | *Nenna, V., A. Pidlisecky, and R. Knight, Application of an extended Kalman filter approach to inversion of time-lapse electrical resistivity imaging data for monitoring infiltration, Water Resources Research, 47, W10525, doi: 101029/2010WR010120.
  • 2011 * | *Mitchell, V., Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R., Informed experimental design for electrical resistivity imaging, Near-Surface Geophysics, doi:10.3997/1873l0604.2011027.
  • 2010 * | Knight, R., L. J. Pyrak-Nolte, L. Slater, E. Atekwana, A. Endres, J. Geller, D. Lesmes, S. Nakagawa, A. Revil, M. M. Sharma, C. Straley, Geophysics at the interface: The response of geophysical properties to solid-fluid, fluid-fluid and solid-solid interfaces, Reviews of Geophysics, 48, RG4002, 30 pp., doi:10.1029/2007RG000242.
  • 2010 * | *Keating, K. and Knight, R., A laboratory study of the effect of Fe(II)-bearing minerals on NMR relaxation measurements, Geophysics 75, F71 (2010), DOI:10.1190/1.3386573 
  • 2010 | *Dlubac, K.I. and R.J. Knight (2010) An assessment of the use of the Kozeny-Carman equation to estimate permeability in anisotropic materials from NMR data, Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention, October 2010, 29, 2644-2648, doi:10.1190/1.3513390, 2010.
  • 2010 | *Grunewald, E.D. and Knight, R.J., Conditions leading to non-exponential decay of the surface-NMR signal and implications for water content estimation, Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention, October 2010, 2010.
  • 2010 | *Mitchell, V., A. Pidlisecky, Knight, R., Inversion of time-lapse electrical resistivity imaging data for monitoring infiltration, Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention, October 2010, 29, 1950, DOI:10.1190/1.3513225, 2010.
  • * Dlubac, K.I. and R.J. Knight (2010) An assessment of the use of the Kozeny-Carman equation to estimate permeability in anisotropic materials from NMR data, Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention, October 2010, 29, 2644-2648, doi:10.1190/1.3513390, 2010.
  • *Grunewald, E.D. and Knight, R.J., Conditions leading to non-exponential decay of the surface-NMR signal and implications for water content estimation, Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention, October 2010, 2010.
  • *Mitchell, V., A. Pidlisecky, Knight, R., Inversion of time-lapse electrical resistivity imaging data for monitoring infiltration, Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention 29, 1950, DOI:10.1190/1.3513225, 2010.
  • 2009 * | Irving, J., Holliger, K., and Knight, R., Estimation of the lateral correlation structure of subsurface water content from surface-based ground-penetrating radar reflection images, Water Resour. Res., 45, W12404, doi:10.1029/2008WR007471.
  • 2009 * | Haines, S., Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R., Hydrogeologic structure underlying a recharge pond delineated with shear-wave seismic reflection and cone penetrometer data, Near Surface Geophysics, Vol 7, No. 5, pp. 329-339. Doi: 10.3997/1873-0604.2009036
  • 2009 * | *Grunewald, E., and Knight, R., A laboratory study of NMR relaxation times and pore coupling in heterogeneous media: Geophysics,71, no. 6,E215-E221; doi:10.1190/1.3223712.
  • 2009  |*Grunewald, E. and R. Knight, Interpreting Earth's field NMR measurements of T2* for hydrogeologic applications: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Magnetic  Resonance Sounding, October 20-23, Grenoble, France.
  • 2008 * | *Keating, K., and Knight, R., A Laboratory Study of the effects of magnetite on NMR relaxation rates, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 66, 188-196, 2008.
  • 2008 * | *Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R., FW2.5D: A MATLAB 2.5-D Electrical resistivity modeling code, Computers & Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.04.001, 2008.
  • 2008 * | Bryar, T.R. and R.J. Knight, NMR Relaxation Measurements to Quantify Immiscible Organic Contaminants in Sediments, Water Resour. Res., 44, W02401, doi:10.1029/2006WR005635, 2008.
  • 2008 * | Robinson D.A., Campbell C. S., Hopmans J.W., Hornbuckle B. K., Jones S.B., Knight R., Ogden F., Selker J., Wendroth O., 2007. Soil Moisture Measurement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed Scale Observatories: A Review, Vadose Zone Journal, 7(1), 358-389, doi: 10.2136/vzj2007.0143, 2008.
  • 2008 * | Crook, N., Binley, A., Knight, R., Robinson, D.A., Zarnetske, J., and Haggerty, R., Electrical resistivity imaging of the architecture of sub-stream sediments, Water Resources Research, 44, W00D13, doi:10.1029/2008WR006968, 2008.
  • 2008 * | Robinson, D.A., Abdu H., Jones S.B., Seyfried M. Lebron I., and Knight R., Eco-Geophysical imaging of watershed-scale soil patterns links with plant community spatial patterns, Vadose Zone Journal, 7 (4), 1132-1138, 2008.
  • 2008 * | *Keating, K., Knight, R., and Tufano, K., Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation measurements as a means of monitoring iron mineralization processes, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L19405, doi:10.1029/2008GL035225, 2008.
  • 2007 * | *Pidlisecky, A., E. Haber, and R. Knight, RESINVM3D: A MATLAB 3-D Resistivity Inversion Package, Geophysics, 72(2), H1-H10, 2007.
  • 2007 * | *Keating, K., and R. Knight, A laboratory study to determine the effect of iron-oxides on proton NMR measurements, Geophysics, 72(1), E27-E32, 2007.
  • 2007 * | Knight, R., *Irving, J., Tercier, P., Freeman, G., Murray, C., and Rockhold, M. A comparison of the use of radar images and neutron probe data to determine the horizontal correlation length of water content, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, 171: 31-44.
  • 2007 * | *Irving, J., Knoll, M., and Knight, R., Improving crosshole GPR travel-time tomography between closely spaced boreholes at the Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site, Geophysics, 72(4), J31-J41, 2007.
  • 2007 * | Robinson D.A., Binley A., Crook, N., Day-Lewis, F.D., Ferre, T.P.A., Grauch, V.J.S., Knight, R., Knoll, M., Lakshmi, V., Miller, R., Nyquist, J., Pellerin, L., Singha, K., and Slater, L., A vision for, and review of, electrical and magnetic geophysical instrumentation for advancing process-based watershed hydrological research, Hydrological Processes, 22, 3604-3635, 2007.
  • 2006 * | *Irving, J.D., and Knight, R. J., Numerical simulation of antenna transmission and reception for crosshole ground-penetrating radar, Geophysics, 71(2), K37-K45, 2006.
  • 2006 * | *Irving, J. and Knight, R. Numerical modeling of ground-penetrating radar in 2-D using MATLAB. Computers and Geosciences, 32, pp. 1247-1258, 2006.
  • 2006 * | *Pidlisecky, A., R. Knight, and E. Haber, Cone-based electrical resistivity tomography, Geophysics, 71(4), G157-G167, 2006
  • 2006 * | *Moysey, S., R.J. Knight, and H.M. Jol, Texture based classification of ground-penetrating radar images, Geophysics, 71(6), K111-K118, 2006.
  • 2006 | Robinson D.A., Binley A., Crook N., Day-Lewis F.D., Ferre T.P.A., Grauch V.J.S. Knight R., Knoll M., Lakshmi V., Miller R., Nyquist J., Pellerin L., Singha K., and Slater L., 2006. A vision for geophysics instrumentation in watershed hydrological research. A report to the consortium of universities for the advancement of hydrologic sciences Inc, Washington, US.
  • 2006 | Moysey, S., R.J. Knight, and K. Singha, Relating geophysical and hydrologic properties using field-scale rock physics, CMWR XVI -- Computational Methods in Water Resources Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 p., 2006.
  • 2006 | Slater, L., Knight, R., Singha, K., Binley, A., and Atekwana, E., Near-Surface Geophysics: A New Focus Group, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(25), 249, 2006
  • 2006 | Robinson, D., Selker, J., Bowden, B., Duncan, J., Durant, J., Hooper, R., Jacobs, J., and Knight, R., Survey Provides Guidance for Consortium's Hydrologic Measurement Facility, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(23), 222, 2006.
  • 2006 | Robinson D.A., Selker J., Bowden W.B., Jacobs J., and Knight R., Hydrologic Science Instrumentation, Crops, Soils, Agronomy News, March V51 (3): 24, 2006.
  • 2005 | Knight, R.J. and *Pidlisecky,A., Cone-based geophysical imaging: A new solution to a challenging problem, The Leading Edge.
  • 2005 * | *Moysey S., K. Singha, and R. Knight, A framework for inferring field-scale rock physics relationships through numerial simulation, Geophysical Research Letters , 32, DOI 10.1029/2004GRL022152, 2005.
  • 2005 * | *Irving, J.D., and Knight, R. J., Effect of antenna length on velocity estimates obtained from crosshole GPR data. Geophysics, 70(5): K39-K42, 2005.
  • 2005 | *Irving, J. and Knight, R.  Accounting for the effect of antenna length to improve crosshole GPR velocity estimates.  Proceedings Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Convention, Houston, TX, November 2005.
  • 2005 * |Irving, J. and Knight, R. Accounting for the effect of antenna length to improve crosshole GPR velocity estimates. Proceedings of the SEG 75th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, November 2005.
  • 2004 * | Knight, R. and Endres, A. E., An Introduction to Rock Physics for Near-Surface Applications in Near-Surface Geophysics, Volume 1: Concepts and Fundamentals, D. Butler (ed.), Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
  • 2004 * | *Moysey S. and R.J. Knight, Modeling the field-scale relationship between dielectric constant and water content in heterogeneous systems, Water Resources Research , 14, DOI 10.1029/2003WRR002589, 2004.
  • 2004 * | Knight, R., Tercier, P., and *Irving, J. The effect of vertical measurement resolution on the correlation structure of a ground-penetrating radar reflection image. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L21607, doi:10.1029/2004GL021112, 2004.
  • 2003 * | *Taylor, R., and Knight, R., Incorporating mechanisms of fluid pressure relaxation into inclusion-based models of elastic wave velocities, Geophysics, 68, 1173-1181.
  • 2003 * | Bryar, T.R. and R.J. Knight, Laboratory studies of the detection of sorbed oil with proton nuclear magnetic resonance, Geophysics, 68, 942-948.
  • 2003 * | *Irving, J. and Knight, R., 2002, Removal of wavelet dispersion from ground-penetrating radar data, Geophysics, 68, 960-970.
  • 2003 | Knight, R. J., *Irving, J., Freeman, E., and Tercier, P., The use of ground penetrating radar for site characterization at Hanford, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, April 6-10, 2003, San Antonio, TX, 2003.
  • 2003 * | Irving, J.D., and Knight, R.J., Saturation-dependent anisotropy in borehole radar data, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, April 6-10, 2003, San Antonio, TX, 2003.
  • 2003 | Bryar, T.R. and R.J. Knight, Detection limits for immiscible liquid organic contaminants using proton nuclear magnetic resonance, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, April 6-10, 2003, San Antonio, TX, 2003.
  • 2003 * |Pidlisecky, A., Haber, E., Knight, R. J., Assessment of the Use of Cone-Based Resistivity Imaging, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, April 6-10, 2003, San Antonio, TX, 2003.
  • 2003 * | *Taylor, R., and Knight, R., An inclusion-based model of elastic wave velocities incorporating patch scale fluid pressure relaxation, Geophysics, 68, 1503-1509.
  • 2003 * | *Moysey S., J. Caers, R.J. Knight, R.M. Allen-King, Stochastic estimation of facies using ground penetrating radar data, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 17, 306318.
  • 2002 * | *Jarvis, K., and R.J. Knight, Aquifer heterogeneity from SH-wave seismic impedance inversion, accepted for publication, Geophysics, 67, 1548-1557.
  • 2002 * | Bryar, T.R. and R.J. Knight, Sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation measurements to changing soil redox conditions, Geophys. Res. Let., 29(#24), 2197-2200, (doi:10.1029/2002GL016043)
  • 2002 | Moysey, S., R.J. Knight, R.M. Allen-King and J. Caers, The construction of stochastic facies-based models conditioned to ground penetrating radar images, 4th International Conference on Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling, Universita Karlova, Prague, Czech Republic, ModelCARE2002 Proceedings, 344-348, 2002.
  • 2001 * | *Li, C., Tercier, P., Knight, R., The effect of adsorbed oil on the dielectric properties of sand and clay, Water Resources Research, 37, 1783-1793.
  • 2001 * | *C.Y. Chan and R.J. Knight, Laboratory measurements of electromagnetic wave velocity in layered sands, Water Resources Research, 37, 1099-1105.
  • 2001 * | invited: Knight, R., Ground penetrating radar for environmental applications, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 29, 229-55.
  • 2000 | *Irving, J. and R.J. Knight, Estimation and correction of wavelet dispersion in GPR Data. In: GPR 2000, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 123-129.
  • 2000 * | **Bryar, T., **C. Daughney, and R.J. Knight, Effects of paramagnetic iron (III) species on nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation of saturated sands. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, v. 142, pp. 74-85.
  • 2000 * | **Daughney, C., T. **Bryar, and R.J. Knight, Detecting sorbed hydrocarbons in a porous medium using proton nuclear magnetic resonance. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 34, pp. 332-337.
  • 2000 * | Tercier, P., R.J. Knight, and H. Jol, A comparison of the correlation structure in GPR images of deltaic and barrier spit depositional environments. Geophysics, v. 65, pp. 1142-1153.
  • 2000 * | Knight, R., Environmental applications of ground penetrating radar. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 29, in press.
  • 2000 * | *Jarvis, K., and R.J. Knight, Near-surface VSP surveys using the seismic cone penetrometer. Geophysics, v. 65, pp. 1048-1056.
  • 2000 * | National Research Council, Seeing into the Earth: Noninvasive characterization of the shallow subsurface for environmental and engineering applications, 269 pp., National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.
  • 1999 | *Chan, C. and R.J. Knight, Accounting for saturation heterogeneity in obtaining estimate of water content from dielectric data. Conference Proceedings from The Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Oakland CA., pp. 435-444.
  • 1999 | *Jarvis, K., R.J. Knight, and J. Howie, Geotechnical applications of VSP surveys using the seismic cone penetrometer. Conference Proceedings from Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Oakland CA , pp.11-20.
  • 1999 *| Turner, R.J.W., R.J. Knight, and J. Rick, Geological landscape of the pre-Inca archeological site at Chavin de Huantar, Peru. Current Research 1999-D, Geological Survey of Canada, pp. 47-56.
  • 1999 * | Rust, A.C., J.K. Russell, and R.J. Knight, Dielectric constant as a predictor of porosity in dry volcanic rocks. Journal of Volcanology and Geophysical Research, v. 91, pp. 79-96.
  • 1999 * | *Chan, C.Y. and R.J. Knight, Determining water content and saturation from dielectric measurements in layered materials. Water Resources Research, v. 35, pp. 85-93.
  • 1998 * |Rea, J. and Knight, R.J., Characterization of the Brookswood aquifer using ground penetrating radar. In Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin: Aquifer Delineation, Fraser Lowlands and Delta, B.C.: Mapping, Geophysics, and Groundwater Modeling, B.D. Ricketts (ed.)
  • 1998 * | *Kanters, W., R.J. Knight, and A. Mackay. Effects of wettability and fluid chemistry on the proton NMR T1 in sands. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, v. 3, pp. 197-202.
  • 1998 * | *Rea, J. and R.J. Knight. Geostatistical analysis of ground penetrating radar data: a means of describing spatial variation in the subsurface. Water Resources, v. 34, pp. 329-339.
  • 1998 * | *Butler, D. and R.J. Knight. The electrical conductivity of steam-flooded, clay-bearing sands. Geophysics, v. 63, pp. 1137-1149.
  • 1998 * | Knight, R.J., J. Dvorkin, and A. Nur. Seismic signatures of partial saturation. Geophysics, v. 63, pp. 132-138.
  • 1998 * | *Goertz, D. and R.J. Knight. Elastic wave velocities during evaporative drying. Geophysics, v. 63, pp. 171-183.
  • 1997 * | *Endres, A.L., and R.J. Knight, Incorporating pore geometry and fluid pressure communication into modeling the elastic behavior of porous rocks, Geophysics, 61, 106-117, (1997).
  • 1997 * | Suman, R., and R.J. Knight, Effects of pore structure and wettability on the electrical resistivity of partially saturated rocks--A network study, Geophysics, 62, 1151-1162, (1997).
  • 1997 | Knight, R., Tercier, P., and Jol, H., The role of ground penetrating radar and geostatistics in reservoir description, The Leading Edge, 16, 1576-1581, (1997).
  • 1996 * | Knight, R.J., P. Tercier, and D. Goertz, A laboratory procedure for estimating irreducible water saturation from cuttings, The Log Analyst, The Log Analyst, 37, 18-24, (1996).
  • 1995 * | Knight, R.J., and *A. Abad, Rock/water interaction in dielectric properties: Experiments with hydrophobic sandstones, Geophysics, 60, 431-436, (1995).
  • 1995 * | *Butler, D.B. and R.J. Knight, The effect of steam quality on the electrical behavior of steam-flooded sands: A laboratory study, Geophysics, 60, 998-1006, (1995).
  • 1995 * | Berkowitz, B. and Knight, R.J., Continuum percolation conductivity exponents in restricted domains, J. Statistical Physics, 80, 1415-1423, (1995).
  • 1995 | Knight, R.J., An Assessment of Geophysical Techniques for the Direct Detection of Groundwater Contaminants: A Rock Physics Perspective, Proceedings Canadian Geotechnical Society 48th Conference, Vancouver, September, 1995.
  • 1995 | Knight, R.J., *Tercier, P., and *Goertz, D., A laboratory procedure for estimating irreducible water saturation from cuttings, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts 36th Annual Symposium Transactions, 1995.
  • 1995 |Rea, J., and Knight, R.J., The use of ground penetrating radar for aquifer characterization: an example from southwestern British Columbia, Proceedings, Symposium for Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, 23-26 April, Orlando, FL, 10 pages (1995).
  • 1995 | *Knoll, M.D., Knight, R.J. and *Brown, E., Can accurate estimates of permeability be obtained from measurements of dielectric properties? Proceedings, Symposium for the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Orlando, FL, (1995).
  • 1994 | *Knoll, M.D., and Knight, R.J., Dielectric and hydrogeologic properties of sand-clay mixtures, Proceedings of the Fifith International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, Kitchener, Canada, (1994).
  • 1994 | *Rea, J., Knight, R. and Ricketts, B.D., Ground-penetrating radar survey of the Brookswood aquifer, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Current Research 1994-A, Geological Survey of Canada, 211-216, 1994.
  • 1994 | *Rea, J., Knight, R. and Ricketts, B.D., Compilation of ground-penetrating radar data from the Brookswood aquifer, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File Report, 1994.
  • 1993 * | *Hedberg, S. A., R.J. Knight, A.L. MacKay, and K.P. Whittall, The use of nuclear magnetic resonance for studying and detecting hydrocarbon contaminants in porous rocks, Water Resources Research, 29, 1163-1170, (1993).
  • 1993 * | *Endres, A. L., and R.J. Knight, A model for incorporating surface phenomena into the dielectric response of a heterogeneous medium, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 157, 418-425, (1993).
  • 1993 |*Endres, A.L. and Knight, R.J., Incorporating pressure communication into models for the elastic wave velocities of porous rocks: Connecting the borehole to laboratory measurements, Trans. SPWLA 34nd Annual Logging Symposium, Paper JJ, 1-16, (1993).
  • 1993 | *Gerlitz, K., *Knoll, M. D., Cross, G. M., Luzitano, R. D., and Knight, R., Processing ground penetrating radar to improve resolution of near-surface targets, Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, San Diego, Ca., (1993).
  • 1992 * | *Endres, A.L. and R.J. Knight, A theoretical assessment of the effect of microscopic fluid distribution on the dielectric response of partially saturated rocks, Geophysical Prospecting, 40, 307-324, (1992).
  • 1992 * | Knight, R.J. and J. Dvorkin, The seismic and electrical properties of sandstones at low saturations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 97, 17425-17432, (1992).
  • 1991 * | *Endres, A.L., and Knight, R.J., The effects of pore scale fluid distribution on the physical properties of partially saturated tight sandstones, Journal of Applied Physics, 69, 1091-1098, (1991).
  • 1991 * | Knight, R., Hysteresis in the electrical resistivity of partially saturated sandstones, Geophysics, 56, 2139-2147, (1991).
  • 1991 | *Chapman, A. and Knight, R.J., The characterization of pore geometry with nuclear magnetic resonance, Canadian Well Logging Society Transactions, (1991).
  • 1991 | Knight, R.J., The effect of saturation history on electrical measurements, in Proceedings of the 4th International MGLS/KEGS Symposium on Borehole Geophysics for Minerals, Geotechnical, and Groundwater Applications, Toronto, 18-22 August (1991).
  • 1991 | *Knoll, M., Haeni, P., and Knight, R.J., Characterization of a sand and gravel aquifer using ground penetrating radar, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in Proceedings of USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Technical Meeting, Monterey, Ca., March (1991).
  • 1991 | Knight, R.J. and *Endres, A., Surface conduction at the hydrocarbon/water interface, Trans. SPWLA 32nd Annual Logging Symposium, Paper I, 1-10, (1991).
  • 1990 * | Knight, R.J. and A. Endres, A new concept in modeling the dielectric response of sandstones: Defining a wetted rock and bulk water system, Geophysics, 55, 586-594, (1990).
  • 1990 * | Knight, R.J., *A. Chapman, and *M. Knoll, Numerical modelling of microscopic fluid distribution in porous media, Journal of Applied Physics, 68, 994-1001. (1990).
  • 1990 * | Knight, R.J. and R. Nolen-Hoeksema, A laboratory study of the effect of pore scale fluid distribution on elastic wave velocities, Geophysical Research Letters, 17, 1529-1532, (1990).
  • 1990 | Knight, R.J. and Nolen-Hoeksema, R.A., Laboratory study of the dependence of acoustic properties on microscopic fluid distribution, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts 31st. Annual Logging Symposium, Paper DD, 1-9, (1990).
  • 1990 | Endres, A. and Knight, R.J., Hysteresis in the dielectric response of partially saturated sandstones: The importance of microscopic fluid distribution, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts 31st Annual Logging Symposium, Paper CC, 1-23, (1990).
  • 1989 * | *Endres, A. and R.J. Knight, The effect of microscopic fluid distribution on elastic wave velocities, The Log Analyst, 30, 437-445, (1989).
  • 1989 | *Endres, A. and Knight, R.J., The effect of microscopic fluid distribution on elastic wave velocities, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts 30th Annual Logging Symposium, Paper, (1989).
  • 1989 | Knight, R.J. and *Endres, A., The effect of rock/water interaction in modelling the dielectric response of sandstones, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts 30th Annual Logging Symposium, Paper JJ, 1-20, (1989).
  • 1987 * | Knight, R.J. and A. Nur, The dielectric constant of sandstones, 60 kHz to 4 MHz, Geophysics, 52, 644-654, (1987).
  • 1987 * | Knight, R.J. and A. Nur, Geometrical effects in the dielectric response of partially saturated sandstones, The Log Analyst, 28, 513-519, (1987).
  • 1986 | Knight, R.J. and Nur, A., Dielectric enhancement due to the presence of thin gas pockets, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Twenty Seventh Annual Logging Symposium, Paper JJ, 1 11 (1986).
  • 1985 | Knight, R.J. and Nur, A., The effect of surface area to volume ratio on the dielectric response of sandstones, in The Physics and Chemistry of Composite Media, Electrochem. Soc. Am. Proc. Vol. 85 8, 336 345 (1985).
  • 1985 | Knight, R.J., Nur, A. and Raistrick, I.D., Modelling the electrical response of sandstones with an equivalent electrical circuit, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Twenty Sixth Annual Logging Symposium, Paper M, 1 17 (1985).
  • 1984 * | Knight, R.J., The use of complex plane plots in studying the electrical response of rocks, Journal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity, 35, 767 776 (1984).
  • 1984 | Knight, R.J. and Nur, A., The effect of level of water saturation on the dielectric constant of sandstones, Trans. Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Twenty Fifth Annual Logging Symposium, Paper MM, 1 16 (1984).
  • 1975 * | Farrar, E. and R.J. Knight, K Ar and fission track geochronometry of an Eocene thermal event in the Kettle River (West Half) Map Area, Southern British Columbia: Discussion, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 13, 182 183 (1975).

Advisee Degrees

  • 2013 | Katherine Dlubac: The Relationship Between NMR Relaxation and Permeability in Near-Surface Unconsolidated Materials, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee
  • 2011 | Jessica Reeves: Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Improve Estimates of Hydraulic Head in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee (now Teaching Fellow, Stanford University)
  • 2010 | Vanessa Mitchell: Informed Electrical Resistivity Imaging for Monitoring Infiltration Dynamics in the Near Surface, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee (now Senior Geoscientist, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company)
  • 2010 | Elliot Grunewald: Characterization of Near-Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxation Measurements for Hydrogeologic Applications, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee (now Vista Clara, Inc.)
  • 2010 | Whitney Trainor: Stanford Univ. M.S. advisee (now Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • 2009 | Kristina Keating: Monitoring Iron Mineralization Processes Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee (now Asst. Professor Rutgers University)
  • 2006 | Adam Pidlisecky: Cone-Based Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Stanford Univ. Ph.D.  advisee (now Assoc. Professor University of Calgary)
  • 2006 | James Irving: Improving Tomographic Estimates of Subsurface Electromagnetic Wave Velocity Obtained from Ground-Penetrating Radar Data, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee (now Asst. Professor University of Lausanne)
  • 2005 | Stephen Moysey: A Quantitative Investigation of the Use of Ground-Penetrating Radar In Hydrogeology, Stanford Univ. Ph.D. advisee (now Assoc. Professor Clemson University)
  • 2001 | Kevin Jarvis: Shallow Seismic for Hydologic Investigations, Univ. of British Columbia Ph.D. advisee (now Senior Geophysicist, Chevron)
  • 2001 | Christina Trotter: Use of Magnetic Susceptibility in the Interpretation of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Data, Univ. of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (now Aqua Terre Solutions Inc.)
  • 2001 | Parisa Jourabchi: Theoretical Model of NMR Surface Relaxation, Univ. of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (now Environmental Scientist, Golder Associates Canada)
  • 2000 | James Irving: Estimation and Correction of Wavelet Dispersion in Ground Penetrating Radar Data, Univ. of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (now Asst. Professor Univ. of Lausanne)
  • 1999 | Christina Chan: Dielectric Properties of Layered Media, Univ. of British Columbia Ph.D. advisee (now Director Univ. of Houston Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate)
  • 1999 | Richard Taylor (UBC): Inclusion-Based Modelling of Elastic Wave Velocities in Porous Media, Univ. of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (now Assoc. Professor, Thompson Rivers University)
  • 1998 | Camille Li: The Effect of Surface Wettability on the Dielectric Properties of Contaminated Sands, University of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (now Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen)
  • 1997 | Mike Caputi (UBC): Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Porous Sands, M.Sc. thesis, University of British Columbia, M.Sc. advisee (Shell International)
  • 1996 | Michael Knoll: Petrophysical Basis for GPR and VETEM, Univ. of British Columbia Ph.D. advisee (unknown)
  • 1996 | Jane Rea: Ground Penetrating Radar Applications in Hydrology, Univ. of British Columbia Ph.D. advisee (now Senior Geophysicist, DMT Geosciences)
  • 1996 | Bill Kanters: Investigating the Dependence of Proton T1 Relaxation on Pore Size, Pore Fluid Salinity, and Pore Fluid pH in Water-Wet and Oil-Wet Sand Packs, Univ. of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (unknown)
  • 1995 | David Butler: Effects of Steam Injection on Electrical Conductivity, Univ. of British Columbia Ph.D. advisee (now TOTAL, France)
  • 1994 | David Goertz: An Experimental Study of the Effects of Partial Saturation on Elastic Wave Velocities, Univ. of British Columbia M.S. advisee (unknown)
  • 1992 | Paulette Tercier:  Electrical Resistivity of Partially Saturated Sandstones, Univ. of British Columbia M.S. advisee (now retired)
  • 1992 | Alice Chapman: The Characterization of Porous Rocks with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the Confocal Scanning Laser Microscope, Univ. of British Columbia M.Sc. advisee (now Shell Canada)
  • 1991 | Anthony Endres: A Theoretical Treatment of Microscopic Phenomena in Porous Rocks, Univ. of British Columbia Ph.D. advisee (now Assoc. Professor, University of Waterloo)

Advisee Publications

    Note: The following are advisee publications where Knight is not a co-author; advisee publications where Knight is a co-author are listed above.
  • 2004 | Singha, K. and S. Moysey, 2004, Application of a new Monte Carlo approach to calibrating rock physics relationships: examples using electrical resistivity and ground penetrating radar tomography, in Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) February 22-26, 2004, Colorado Springs, CO, Proceedings, 20 p.
  • 2004 | Shragge, J., Irving, J., and Artman, B. Shot-profile migration of GPR data. In preparation for the 10th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2004), Delft, Netherlands, June 21-24, 2004
  • 2003 * | Davis S.N., S. Moysey, L.D. Cecil, and M. Zreda, Chlorine-36 in groundwater of the United States: Empirical data, Hydrogeology Journal, 11(2), 217-227, DOI 10.1007/s10040-002-0232-6, 2003.
  • 2003 * | Moysey S., S.N. Davis, M. Zreda, and L.D. Cecil, The distribution of meteoric 36 Cl/Cl in the United States: A comparison of models,Hydrogeology Journal, 11(6), 615-627, DOI 10.1007/s10040-003-0287-z,2003.
  • 2001 * | Davis S.N., L.D, Cecil, M. Zreda, S. Moysey, 2001, Chlorine-36, bromide,and the origin of (Spring) | water, Chemical Geology, v. 179(#) pp. 3-16.

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