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Carl Walter Gable

Carl Gable

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Phone (505) 665-3533

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Coupled multi-physics simulations
  • Algorithms
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Partial differential equations
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Applied Math
  • Mesh generation
  • Mimetic finite difference methods for PDEs
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR)
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • High performance computing
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Geophysics
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Hydrology
  • Geology
  • Earthquakes
  • PFLOTRAN

Expertise

  • Unstructured Finite Element Mesh Generation (LaGriT) for Geological Applications
  • Porous Flow Modeling
  • Discrete Fracture Network Modeling (dfnWorks)
  • Mantle Convection (MC3D), Plate Tectonics Effect on Mantle Convection, Plume Ridge Interaction
  • Hydrothermal System Heat and Mass Transport (MOR3D)
  • Geodynamics/Geophysics
 

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Education

  • B.A. (Geophysics) Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • M.S. (Applied Physics) Harvard University, 1988
  • Ph.D. (Geophysics) Harvard University, 1989
 

LANL Positions

  • Group Leader, Computational Earth Sciences EES-16,30 staff, 12 postdoc, 20 students 9/2012 - present
  • Acting Group Leader, Computational Earth Sciences EES-16, 5/2011 - 9/2012
  • Team Leader, Subsurface Flow and Transport Team, EES-16, 25 staff, 2008-5/2011
  • Acting Team Leader, Subsurface Flow and Transport Team, EES-6, 25 staff, 2008
  • Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 3/1/92 - present
  • Consultant, Rogaland Research, Stvanger Norway, Mesh Generation Geologic Applications
  • Acting Director, LANL IGPP - 2002
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard, 8/89-2/92
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 8/89-2/92
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard, 1983-1989
  • Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard, 1983-1989
  • Collaborator, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1987-1989
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Los Alamos National Lab, 6/82-9/82
 

Professional Societies

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Society of Industrial and Applied Math (SIAM)
  • Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
 

Awards

  • Fellow, Geological Society of America, 2013
  • Los Alamos Award - planning and hosting LANL Computational Infrastructure for Geody-
  • namics Workshop, 2004
  • Los Alamos Award for creation, design, oversight of EES Capability and Staff Bio web
  • database, 2004
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Large Team, Yucca Mountain Project, 2003
  • Best Mesh, 7th International Meshing Roundtable, 3rd place, 1998
  • Los Alamos Achievement Award, June 1997
  • Los Alamos Achievement Award, October 1996
 

Publications

 
Howald, T., Person, M., Campbell, A., Lueth, V., Hofstra, A., Sweetkind, D., Gable, C. W., Banerjee, A., Luijendijk, E., Crossey, L., Karlstrom, K., Kelley, S., Phillips, F. M., Evidence for long timescale (>103 years) changes in hydrothermal activity induced by seismic events, Geofluids, 15252268, 2015, DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12113.
 
Pepin, J, Person, M;,Phillips, F, Kelley, S, Timmons, S, Owens, L, Witcher, J, Gable, C, Deep fluid circulation within crystalline basement rocks and the role of hydrologic windows in the formation of the Truth or Consequences, New Mexico low‚Äźtemperature geothermal system, Geofluids, 15139160, 2014, DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12111.
 
JD Hyman, CW Gable, SL Painter, N Makedonska, Conforming Delaunay Triangulation of Stochastically Generated Three Dimensional Discrete Fracture Networks: A Feature Rejection Algorithm for Meshing Strategy, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 36 (4), A1871-A1894, 2014, DOI:10.1137/130942541.
 
Zhang,Y, Person, M, Rupp, J, Ellett, K, Celia, MA, Gable, CW, Bowen, B, Evans, J, Bandilla, K, Mozley,
P, Dewers, T, Elliot, T, Hydrogeologic Controls on Induced Seismicity in Crystalline Basement Rocks Due to Fluid Injection into Basal Reservoirs, Groundwater, Vol 51, Iss. 4, 525538, July/August 2013, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12071.
 
Painter, S.L., Gable, C.W., Kelkar, S, Pathline Tracing on Fully Unstructured Control Volume Grids, Computational Geosciences, Vol 16, iss. 4, 1125-1134, 2012, DOI:10.1007/s10596-012-9307-1.
 
Person, M, Hofstra, A, Sweetkind, D, Stone, W, Cohen, D, Gable, C, Banerjee, A, Analytical and numerical models of hydrothermal fluid flow at fault intersections, Geofluids, Vol 12, iss. 4, 312-326, 2012, DOI:10.1111/gfl.12002.
 
Person, M, Butler, D, Gable, CW, Villamil, T, Wavrek, D, Schelling, D, Hydrodynamic stagnation zones: A
new play concept for the Llanos Basin, Colombia AAPG BULLETIN Vol.96, iss.1, 23-41, 2012.
 
Blessent, D, Therrien, R, Gable, C.W., Large-scale numerical simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport in discretely-fractured crystalline bedrock, Advances in Water Resources, 34, 1539-1552, 2011.
 
Banerjee, A, Person, M, Hofstra, A, Sweetkind, D, Cohen, D, Sabin, A, Unruh, J, Zyvoloski, G, Gable C.W., Crossey, L, Karlstrom, K, Deep permeable fault-controlled helium transport and limited mantle flux in two
extensional geothermal systems in the Great Basin, United States GEOLOGY (MAR 2011) Vol.39, iss.3,
p.195-198.
 
Zhang, Y, Liu, B, Gable, C.W., Homogenization of Hydraulic Conductivity for Hierarchical Sedimentary Deposits at Multiple Scales Transport in Porous Media (2011) Vol.87, iss.3, p.717-737.
 
Zhang, Y., Gable, C.W., Sheets, B., Equivalent hydraulic conductivity of three-dimensional heterogeneous
porous media: An upscaling study based on an experimental stratigraphy Journal of Hydrology (2010)
Vol.388, iss.3-4, p.304-320.
 
Person, M, Banerjee, A, Rupp, J, Medina, C, Lichtner, P, Gable, C, Pawar, R, Celia, M, McIntosh, J, Bense,
V, Assessment of basin-scale hydrologic impacts of CO2 sequestration, Illinois basin, INTERNATIONAL
JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL (SEP 2010) Vol.4, iss.5, p.840-854.
 
Dutrow, B, Foster, CT, Gable, C, Travis, B, Time-dependent 3-D modelling of contact-regional metamorphism
suggests reactions occur in < 1 Ma, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA (JUN 2010) Vol.74,
iss.12, suppl.1, p.A254-A254.
 
Cohen, D, Person, M, Wang, P, Gable, CW, Hutchinson, D, Marksamer, A, Dugan, B, Kooi, H, Groen, K,
Lizarralde, D, Evans, R.L., Day-Lewis, F.D., Lane, J.W., Origin and Extent of Fresh Paleowaters on the
Atlantic Continental Shelf, USA, GROUND WATER (JAN-FEB 2010) Vol.48, iss.1, p.143-158.
 
Dai, ZX, Keating, E, Gable, C, Levitt, D, Heikoop, J, Simmons, A, Stepwise inversion of a groundwater flow
model with multi-scale observation data HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL (MAY 2010) Vol.18, iss.3, p.607-
624.
 
Pawar, R.J., Watson, T.L., Gable, C.W., Numerical Simulation of CO2 Leakage through Abandoned Wells:
Model for an Abandoned Site with Observed Gas Migration in Alberta, Canada Energy Procedia (2009)
Vol.1, iss.1, p.3625-3632.
 
Stauffer, PH, Vrugt, JA, Turin, HJ, Gable, CW, Soll, WE, Untangling Diffusion from Advection in Unsaturated Porous Media: Experimental Data, Modeling, and Parameter Uncertainty VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL
(MAY 2009) Vol.8, iss.2, p.510-522.
 
Zhang, Y , Gable, CW, Zyvoloski, GA, Walter, LM, Hydrogeochemistry and gas compositions of the Uinta
Basin: A regional-scale overview AAPG BULLETIN (AUG 2009) Vol.93, iss.8, p.1087-1118.

[Gait, AD * Lowman, JP * Gable, CW], "Time dependence in 3-D mantle convection models featuring evolving plates: Effect of lower mantle viscosity", JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH, Vol.113, iss.B8, B08409, AUG 19 2008.

[Zhang, Y * Gable, CW * Person, M], "Equivalent hydraulic conductivity of an experimental stratigraphy: Implications for basin-scale flow simulations", WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, Vol.42, iss.5, W05404, MAY 3 2006.

[Hutnak, M * Fisher, AT * Zuhlsdorff, L * Spiess, V * Stauffer, PH * Gable, CW], "Hydrothermal recharge and discharge guided by basement outcrops on 0.7-3.6 Ma seafloor east of the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Observations and numerical models", GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, Vol.7, Q07O02, JUL 12 2006.

[Zhang, Y * Person, M * Gable, CW], "Representative hydraulic conductivity of hydrogeologic units: Insights from an experimental stratigraphy", JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, Vol.339, iss.1-2, p.65-78, JUN 10 2007.

[Zhang, Y * Gable, CW], "Two-scale modeling of solute transport in an experimental stratigraphy", JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, Vol.348, iss.3-4, p.395-411, JAN 15 2008.

[Pawar, R.J. * Watson, T.L. * Gable, C.W.], "Numerical Simulation of CO2 Leakage through Abandoned Wells: Model for an Abandoned Site with Observed Gas Migration in Alberta, Canada", Energy Procedia, Vol.1, iss.1, p.3625-3632, February 2009.

[Lowman, JP * Gait, AD * Gable, CW * Kukreja, H], "Plumes anchored by a high viscosity lower mantle in a 3D mantle convection model featuring dynamically evolving plates", GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, Vol.35, iss.19, L19309, OCT 14 2008.

[Zhang, Y * Gable, CW * Zyvoloski, GA * Walter, LM], "Hydrogeochemistry and gas compositions of the Uinta Basin: A regional-scale overview", AAPG BULLETIN, Vol.93, iss.8, p.1087-1118, AUG 2009.

[Stauffer, PH * Vrugt, JA * Turin, HJ * Gable, CW * Soll, WE], "Untangling Diffusion from Advection in Unsaturated Porous Media: Experimental Data, Modeling, and Parameter Uncertainty", VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL, Vol.8, iss.2, p.510-522, MAY 2009.

[Cohen, D * Person, M * Wang, P * Gable, CW * Hutchinson, D * Marksamer, A * Dugan, B * Kooi, H * Groen, K * Lizarralde, D * Evans, RL * Day-Lewis, FD * Lane, JW], "Origin and Extent of Fresh Paleowaters on the Atlantic Continental Shelf, USA", GROUND WATER, Vol.48, iss.1, p.143-158, JAN-FEB 2010.

[Dai, ZX * Keating, E * Gable, C * Levitt, D * Heikoop, J * Simmons, A], "Stepwise inversion of a groundwater flow model with multi-scale observation data", HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL, Vol.18, iss.3, p.607-624, MAY 2010.

[Zhang, Y. * Gable, C.W. * Sheets, B.], "Equivalent hydraulic conductivity of three-dimensional heterogeneous porous media: An upscaling study based on an experimental stratigraphy", Journal of Hydrology, Vol.388, iss.3-4, p.304-320, 20100715.

[Person, M * Banerjee, A * Rupp, J * Medina, C * Lichtner, P * Gable, C * Pawar, R * Celia, M * McIntosh, J * Bense, V], "Assessment of basin-scale hydrologic impacts of CO2 sequestration, Illinois basin", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL, Vol.4, iss.5, p.840-854, SEP 2010.

[Dutrow, B * Foster, CT * Gable, C * Travis, B], "Time-dependent 3-D modelling of contact-regional metamorphism suggests reactions occur in < 1 Ma", GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, Vol.74, iss.12, suppl.1, p.A254-A254, JUN 2010.

[Zhang, Y. * Liu, B. * Gable, C.W.], "Homogenization of Hydraulic Conductivity for Hierarchical Sedimentary Deposits at Multiple Scales", Transport in Porous Media, Vol.87, iss.3, p.717-737, April 2011.

[Banerjee, A * Person, M * Hofstra, A * Sweetkind, D * Cohen, D * Sabin, A * Unruh, J * Zyvoloski, G * Gable, CW * Crossey, L * Karlstrom, K], "Deep permeable fault-controlled helium transport and limited mantle flux in two extensional geothermal systems in the Great Basin, United States", GEOLOGY, Vol.39, iss.3, p.195-198, MAR 2011.

[Person, M * Butler, D * Gable, CW * Villamil, T * Wavrek, D * Schelling, D], "Hydrodynamic stagnation zones: A new play concept for the Llanos Basin, Colombia", AAPG BULLETIN, Vol.96, iss.1, p.23-41, JAN 2012.

[Blessent, D. * Therrien, R. * Gable, C.W.], "Large-scale numerical simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport in discretely-fractured crystalline bedrock", Advances in Water Resources, Vol.34, iss.12, p.1539-1552, December 2011.

[Painter, SL * Gable, CW * Kelkar, S], "Pathline tracing on fully unstructured control-volume grids", COMPUTATIONAL GEOSCIENCES, Vol.16, iss.4, p.1125-1134, SEP 2012.

[Person, M * Hofstra, A * Sweetkind, D * Stone, W * Cohen, D * Gable, CW * Banerjee, A], "Analytical and numerical models of hydrothermal fluid flow at fault intersections", GEOFLUIDS, Vol.12, iss.4, NOV 2012.

[Zhang, Yipeng * Person, Mark * Rupp, John * Ellett, Kevin * Celia, Michael A. * Gable, Carl W. * Bowen, Brenda * Evans, James * Bandilla, Karl * Mozley, Peter * Dewers, Thomas * Elliot, Thomas], "Hydrogeologic Controls on Induced Seismicity inCrystalline Basement Rocks Due to Fluid Injection into Basal Reservoirs", GROUND WATER, Vol.51, iss.4, p.525-538, JUL 2013.

[Bandilla, Karl W. * Celia, Michael A. * Elliot, Thomas R. * Person, Mark * Ellett, Kevin M. * Rupp, John A. * Gable, Carl * Zhang, Yipeng], "Modeling carbon sequestration in the Illinois Basin using a vertically-integrated approach", Computing and Visualization in Science, Vol.15, iss.1, p.39-51, February 2012.