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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

  • dfnWorks Team: R&D100 Award, 2017

  • dfnWorks Team: Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid-Continent and Far West Regions No-

    table Technology Award, 2017

  • 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

See Google Scholar Citations: Carl Gable

2018

Hyman J.D., Karra, S., Carey, J.W., Gable, C.W., Viswanathan, H., Rougier, E., Lei, Z., Discontinuities in effective permeability due to fracture percolation, Mechanics of materials, Vol.119, p.25-33, 2018.

2017

Sentis, M.L., Gable, C.W., Coupling LaGrit unstructured mesh generation and model setup with TOUGH2 flow and transport: A case study, Computers & Geosciences, 2017, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2017.06.012.
 
Aldrich, G., Hyman, J., Karra, S., Gable, C.W., Makedonska, N., Viswanathan, H., Woodring, J., Hamann, B., Analysis and Visualization of Discrete Fracture Networks Using a Flow Topology Graph, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, August, 2017, Vol.23(8), pp.1077-2626, DOI:10.1109/TVCG.2016.2582174.

 

2016

Makedonska, N. ; Hyman, J.D. ; Karra, S. ; Painter, S.L. ; Gable, C.W. ; Viswanathan, H.S., Evaluating the effect of internal aperture variability on transport in kilometer scale discrete fracture networks, Advances in Water Resources, 1 August 2016, Vol.94, pp.486-497

Winslow, D.M. ; Fisher, A.T. ; Stauffer, P.H. ; Gable, C.W. ; Zyvoloski, G.A., Three-dimensional modeling of outcrop-to-outcrop hydrothermal circulation on the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 1 March 2016, Vol.121(3), pp.1365-1381

Harp, D.R. ; Pawar, R. ; Carey, J.W. ; Gable, C.W., Reduced order models of transient CO 2 and brine leakage along abandoned wellbores from geologic carbon sequestration reservoirs International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, February 01, 2016, Vol.45, pp.150-162

2015

Raduha, S. ; Butler, D. ; Mozley, P.S. ; Person, M. ; Evans, J. ; Heath, J.E. ; Dewers, T.A. ; Stauffer, P.H. ; Gable, C.W. ; Kelkar, S., Potential seal bypass and caprock storage produced by deformation-band-to-opening-mode-fracture transition at the reservoir/caprock interface Geofluids, 2016.

Hyman, J.D., Karra, S., Makedonska, N., Gable, C.W., Painter, S.L., Viswanathan, H.S., dfnWorks: A discrete fracture network framework for modeling subsurface flow and transport, Computers & Geosciences, V 84, pp. 10-19, Nov 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.08.001.

T. Howald, M. Person, A. Campbell, V. Lueth, A. Hofstra, D. Sweetkind, C. W. Gable, A. Banerjee, E. Luijendijk, L. Crossey, K. Karlstrom, S. Kelley, F. M. Phillips, Evidence for long timescale (> 103 years) changes in hydrothermal activity induced by seismic events, Geofluids, 15(1-2), 252–268, DOI: 10.1111/gfl.12113, 2015.

Zhu, L., Z. Dai, H. Gong, C. Gable, P. Teatini, Statistic inversion of multi-zone transition probability models for aquifer characterization in alluvial fans, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Vol 30(3), 1005-1016, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s00477-015-1089-2.

2014

Makedonska , N, Painter, SL, Bui, QM, Gable, CW, Karra, S, Particle tracking approach for transport in three-dimensional discrete fracture networks, Comput Geosci, 1-15, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s10596-015-9525-4.

Harp, DR, Pawar R, Gable, CW, Numerical modeling of cemented wellbore leakage from storage reservoirs with secondary capture due to thief zones Energy Procedia, Volume 63, 3532–3543, 2014.
 
Hyman, J.D., Gable, C.W., Painter, S.L Makedonska, N., Conforming Delaunay Triangulation of Stochastically Generated Three Dimensional Discrete Fracture Networks : A Feature Rejection Algorithm for Meshing Strategy, SIAM J of Sci Computing, V 36, No. 4, pp. A1871–A1894, DOI:10.1137/130942541, 2014.
 
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 Con- sequences, New Mexico low-temperature geothermal system, Geofluids, Oct. 2014, DOI:10.1111/gfl.12111
 
Harp, DH, Pawar, R, Gable, CW, Numerical modeling of cemented wellbore leakage from storage reservoirs with secondary capture due to thief zones, Greenhouse Gas Technology 12, Energy Procedia, Elsevier, 2014.
 
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, Evidence for Long-Time Scale ( > 103 years ) Changes in Hydrothermal Activity Induced by Seismic Events, Geofluids, submitted.
 
Siegel, J, Person, M, Dugan, B, Cohen, D, Lizarralde, D, Gable, C, Influence of Late Pleistocene Glaciations on the Hydrogeology of the Continental Shelf Offshore Massachusetts, USA, Geochem., Geophys, Geosyst., 15, 2014, DOI:10.1002/2014GC005569.
 
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.
 
2013
 
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.
 
2012
 
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.
 
2011
 
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.
 
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 (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.
 
2009
 
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.

2008

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.

1994
 
Buffett, B., C. W. Gable and R. J. O’Connell, Marginal Stability of a Layered Fluid with Mobile Surface Plates J. Geophys. Res., 99, 19,885-19,900, 1994.
 
1993
 
Valentine, G. A., K. R. Groves, C. W. Gable, F. V. Perry and B. M. Crowe, Effects of magmatic activity on the potential Yucca Mountain Repository: Field and computational studies Proceedings of the Topical Meeting on Site Characterization and Model Validation, Focus ’93, American Nuclear Society, 1993.
 
Busse, F. A., U. Christensen, R. Clever, L. Cserepes, C. Gable, E. Giannandrea, L. Guillou, G. Houseman, H.-C.. Natif, M. Ogawa, M. Parmentier, C. Sotin, B. Travis, 3D Convection at Infinite Prandtl Number in Cartesian Geometry - A Benchmark Comparison, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, 75, 39-59, 1993.
 
1992
 
King, S. D., C. W. Gable, S. A.Weinstein, Models of convection driven tectonic plates: A comparison of methods and results Geophys. J. Int., 109, 481-487, 1992.
 
1991
 
Gable, C. W., R. J. O’Connell and B. J. Travis, Convection in three dimensions with surface plates: Generation of toroidal flow, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 8391-8405, 1991.
 
O’Connell, R. J., C. W. Gable and B. H. Hager, Toroidal-poloidal partitioning of lithospheric plate motions, in Glacial Isostacy, Sea Level and Mantle Rheology, ed. R. Sabadini, NATO ASI series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 1991.
 
Gable, C. W., R. J. O’Connell, Tomography, the geoid and plate motions, Rev. of Geophy., U. S. National report to IUGG, 1987-1990, 776-782, 1991.
 
Travis B. J., C. J. Anderson, J. Baumgardner, C. W. Gable, B. H. Hager, R. J. O’Connell, P. Olson, A. Raefsky and G. Schubert, A benchmark comparison of numerical methods for infinite Prandtl number thermal convection in two-dimensional cartesian geometry, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, 55, 137-160, 1991.
 
1984
 
Gable, C. W., and T. J. Shankland, Radiative heat transfer in molten and glassy obsidian, J. Geophys. Res., 89, 7107-7110, 1984.