Applied Geosciences - Geohydromodelling



Journal articles

Delfs, J.-O., Nordbeck, J., & Bauer, S. (2016). Upward brine migration resulting from pressure increases in a layered subsurface system. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75(22), 1441 doi:10.1007/s12665-016-6245-6. Available at:
Maxwell, R. M., Putti, M., Meyerhoff, S., Delfs, J.-O., Ferguson, I. M., Ivanov, V., … Sulis, M. (2014). Surface-subsurface model intercomparison: A first set of benchmark results to diagnose integrated hydrology and feedbacks. Water Resources Research, 50(2), 1531–1549 doi:10.1002/2013WR013725. Available at:
Singh, A., Delfs, J. O., Görke, U. J., & Kolditz, O. (2014). Toward physical aspects affecting a possible leakage of geologically stored CO2 into the shallow subsurface. Acta Geotechnica, 9(1), 81–86 doi:10.1007/s11440-013-0237-4. Available at:
Walther, M., Bilke, L., Delfs, J.-O., Graf, T., Grundmann, J., Kolditz, O., & Liedl, R. (2014). Assessing the saltwater remediation potential of a three-dimensional, heterogeneous, coastal aquifer system: Model verification, application and visualization for transient density-driven seawater intrusion. Environmental Earth Sciences, 1–11 doi:10.1007/s12665-014-3253-2. Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Wang, W., Kalbacher, T., Singh, A. K., & Kolditz, O. (2013). A coupled surface/subsurface flow model accounting for air entrapment and air pressure counterflow. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(2), 395–414 doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2420-1. Available at:
Grathwohl, P., Rügner, H., Wöhling, T., Osenbrück, K., Schwientek, M., Gayler, S., Wollschläger, U., Selle, B., Pause, M., Delfs, J.-O. ... Teutsch, G. (2013). Catchments as reactors: a comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turnover. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(2), 317–333 doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2281-7. Available at:
Singh, A., Delfs, J.-O., Shao, H., & Kolditz, O. (2013). Characterization of CO2 Leakage into the Freshwater Body. Energy Procedia, 40, 481–489 doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.08.055. Available at:
Singh, A. K., Delfs, J.-O., Böttcher, N., Taron, J., Wang, W., Görke, U.-J., & Kolditz, O. (2013). A Benchmark Study on Non-isothermal Compositional Fluid Flow. Energy Procedia, 37, 3901–3910 doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.288. Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Blumensaat, F., Wang, W., Krebs, P., & Kolditz, O. (2012). Coupling hydrogeological with surface runoff model in a Poltva case study in Western Ukraine. Environmental Earth Sciences, 65(5), 1439–1457 doi:10.1007/s12665-011-1285-4. Available at:
Kalbacher, T., Delfs, J.-O., Shao, H., Wang, W., Walther, M., Samaniego, L., … Kolditz, O. (2012). The IWAS-ToolBox: Software coupling for an integrated water resources management. Environmental Earth Sciences, 65(5), 1367–1380 doi:10.1007/s12665-011-1270-y. Available at:
Kolditz, O., Bauer, S., Bilke, L., Böttcher, N., Delfs, J.-O., Fischer, T., … Zehner, B. (2012). OpenGeoSys: an open-source initiative for numerical simulation of thermo-hydro-mechanical/chemical (THM/C) processes in porous media. Environmental Earth Sciences, 67(2), 589–599 doi:10.1007/s12665-012-1546-x. Available at:
Walther, M., Delfs, J.-O., Grundmann, J., Kolditz, O., & Liedl, R. (2012). Saltwater intrusion modeling: Verification and application to an agricultural coastal arid region in Oman. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 236(18), 4798–4809 doi:10.1016/ Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Park, C.-H., Kolditz, O., & Kalbus, M. S. E. (2009). Ein physikalisch basiertes Modellkonzept zur Transportmodellierung in gekoppelten Hydrosystemen. Grundwasser, 14(3), 219–235 doi:10.1007/s00767-009-0114-0. Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Park, C.-H., & Kolditz, O. (2009). A sensitivity analysis of Hortonian flow. Advances in Water Resources, 32(9), 1386–1395 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2009.06.005. Available at:
Schneider, C. L., Attinger, S., Delfs, J.-O., & Hildebrandt, A. (2009). Implementing small scale processes at the soil-plant interface–the role of root architectures for calculating root water uptake profiles. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 6(3), 4233–4264. Available at:
Kolditz, O., Delfs, J.-O., Bürger, C., Beinhorn, M., & Park, C.-H. (2008). Numerical analysis of coupled hydrosystems based on an object-oriented compartment approach. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 10(3), 227 doi:10.2166/hydro.2008.003. Available at:
Kolditz, O., Du, Y., Bürger, C., Delfs, J., Kuntz, D., Beinhorn, M., … te Stroet, C. (2007). Development of a regional hydrologic soil model and application to the Beerze–Reusel drainage basin. Environmental Pollution, 148(3), 855–866 doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2007.01.046. Available at:

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Delfs, J. O., Gayler, S., Klein, C., Kolditz, O., Priesack, E., Singh, A., … Wang, W. (2014). A mechanistic approach towards catchment hydrology and pollutant cycling. In N. X. Thinh (Ed.), GI Tagungsband 2014. 17. Workshop: Modellierung und Simulation von Ökosystemen, Usedom, DE. Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Sudicky, E. A., Park, Y.-J., Laren, R. G., Kalbacher, T., & Kolditz, O. (2012). An inter-comparison of two coupled hydrogeological models. In Proceedings of XIX international conference on water resources CMWR. XIX International Conference on Water Resources CMWR 2012, Illinois, USA. Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Park, C.-H., & Kolditz, O. (2009). An Euler-Lagrange approach to transport modelling in coupled hydrosystems. In Calibration and Reliability in Groundwater Modelling: Managing Groundwater and the Environment (Vol. IAHS Publ. 341, pp. 166–171). ModelCARE 2009, Wuhan, China. Available at:
Park, C. H., Delfs, J. O., & Kolditz, O. (2008). Particle tracking of Cryptosporidium oocysts from surface to groundwater. In GQ07: Securing Groundwater Quality in Urban and Industrial Environments (Proc. 6th International Groundwater Quality Conference) (Vol. 324, pp. 47–54). Groundwater Quality 2007 Conference, Fremantle, AUS. Available at:


Book chapters

Walther, M., Stoeckl, L., Delfs, J.-O., & Graf, T. (2015). Density-Dependent Flow. In O. Kolditz, H. Shao, W. Wang, & S. Bauer (Eds.), Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking (pp. 205–212). Springer International Publishing doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11894-9_8. Available at:
Delfs, J.-O., Beinhorn, M., & Wu, Y. (2012). Overland Flow. In O. Kolditz, U.-J. Görke, H. Shao, & W. Wang (Eds.), Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Porous Media (pp. 143–147). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Available at:
Sun, F., Watanabe, N., & Delfs, J.-O. (2012). Groundwater Flow. In O. Kolditz, U.-J. Görke, H. Shao, & W. Wang (Eds.), Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Porous Media (pp. 107–123). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Available at:
Walther, M., Delfs, J.-O., Park, C.-H., Musuuza, J., Radu, F., & Attinger, S. (2012). Density Dependent Flow. In O. Kolditz, U.-J. Görke, H. Shao, & W. Wang (Eds.), Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Porous Media (pp. 235–245). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Available at: