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Shaoping Chu

Shaoping Chu

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Phone (505) 667-9190

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Subsurface flow and transport
  • Ionospheric physics
  • Climate modeling
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • High performance computing
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Carbon fluxes
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate, Ocean, and Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) project
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Visualization
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Probabilistic risk analysis

Expertise

Subsurface flow and transport simulation and model development,; System level model development, application and uncertainty analysis;

CO2 sequestration and risk analysis;

Performance assessment modeling and analysis; Marine biogeochemistry, climate relevant trace gases, interactions between atmosphere-ocean-land, and their role in global climate change.

Education

Ph.D., Space Physics/Atmospheric Science, Rice University, 1994.

 

LANL Positions

Staff Scientist, 2001- present Computational Earth Science Group, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union  

 

Awards

2010, Outstanding Innovation Technology Transfer Recognition, Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008, Outstanding Innovation Technology Transfer Award (Programmatic Impact), Los Alamos National Laboratory

1991-1994, NASA Fellowship in Global Change Research

1991-1992,  Zonta Amelia Earhart Award

 

Publications

Pawar, J.R., G. Bromhal, S. Chu, R.M. Dilmore, C. Oldenburg, P. Stauffer, Y. Zhang and G. Gurthrie, 2016: The National Risk Assessment Partnership’s Integrated Assessment Model for Carbon Storage: A Tool to Support Decision Making Amidst Uncertainty.  International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGGC), Vol. 52, Pages 175–189.

Sullivan Graham, E. J., S. Chu and R. Pawar, 2015: Probabilistic cost estimation methods for treatment of water extracted during CO2 storage and EOR, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 41, Pages 316–327.

Chu, S., E.J. Sullivan-Graham, R. Pawar and P. Stauffer, 2014: Study on Increasing CO2 Storage, Recovering Extracted Water for Beneficial Use.  (LA-UR-14-27842).

Kelkar, S., K. Lewis, S. Karra, G. Zyvoloski, S. Rapaka, H. Viswanathan, P.K. Mishra, S. Chu, D. Coblentz and R. Pawar, 2014, A simulator for modeling coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in subsurface geological media.  Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., v70, p569-580, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2014.06.011.

Robinson, B.A. and S. Chu, 2013, A residence-time-based transport approach for the groundwater pathway in performance assessment models. Computers and Geosciences, 52 (2013), pp. 155-163, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.09.001

Sullivan, E. J., S. Chu, P. Stauffer, R. Middleton and R. Pawar, 2013, A method and cost model for treatment of water extracted during geologic CO2 sequestration. Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 12, p372-381, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.11.007.

Chu, S. and S. Painter, 2013, Sensitivity analysis on impact of continental glaciation on radionuclide transport, 14th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWMC 2013: Integrating Storage, Transportation, and Disposal, Vol.1, p.78-84, 2013.

Robinson, B.A. and S. Chu, 2013, New transport modeling approach for the groundwater pathway in PA models, 14th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWMC 2013: Integrating Storage, Transportation, and Disposal, Vol.1, p.451-458, 2013.

Robinson, B.A., J.E. Houseworth and S. Chu, 2012, Radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Vadose Zone Journal, v.11, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0133.

Robinson, B.A., S. Chu and Z. Lu, 2012, Simulation of radionuclide transport through unsaturated, fractured rock: Application to Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Vadose Zone Journal, v.11, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0142.

Sullivan, E. J., S. Chu, P. Stauffer and R. Pawar, 2012, A CO2-PENS model of methods and costs for treatment of water extracted during geologic carbon sequestration. Desalination and Water Treatment. DOI:10.1080/19443994.2012.714727

Middleton, R., G. Keating, P. Stauffer, A. Jordan, H. Viswanathan, Q. Kang, B. Carey, M. Mulkey, J. Sullivan, S. Chu and R. Esposito, 2012, The cross-scale science of CO2 capture and storage: From pore scale to regional scale, Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5 (6), 7328 – 7345.

Chu, S., J. Lee and Y. Wang, 2011: Monte Carlo simulations for generic granite repository studies, 13th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference 2011, IHLRWMC 2011, Vol.2, p.759-766, 2011. Kelkar, S., D. Mei, S. Chu, B. Robinson, B. Arnold and A. Meijer, 2010: Modeling solute transport through saturated zone ground water at 10km scale: Example from the Yucca Mountain License Application (LA-UR 10-00070), Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, DOI:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.05.003, Vol. 117, Issue 1-4, p7-25. Nutt, W.M., E. Morris, Y. Wang, J. Lee, C. Jove-Colon, S. Chu, 2009: Generic Repository Concept Analyses to Support the Establishment of Waste Form Performance Requirements - Generic Tuff and Salt Model Development and Results, Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy Waste Form Campaign. Kelkar, S., D. Mei, S. Chu, B. Robinson, B. Arnold and A. Meijer, 2008: An updated site scale saturated zone ground water transport model for yucca mountain, American Nuclear Society - 12th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference 2008, Vol.1, p.56-63, 2008. Chu, S., S. Elliott and D.J. Erickson, 2007: Basin scale carbon monoxide distributions in the Parallel Ocean Program, Earth Interactions, 11 (22), 1-30. Chu, S. and S. Elliott, 2007: Toward global dynamic sulfur cycle simulation in the Parallel Ocean Program. Environmental Sciences and Environmental Computing Vol. III. (Edited by P. Zannetti). The EnviroComp Institute (http://www.envirocomp.org/) and the Air & Waste Management Association (http://www.awma.org/). Elliott, S. and S. Chu, 2007: Contours of global marine dimethyl sulfide distributions under variation in a Gabric mechanism. Environ. Mod. Software (22): 349-358. Belviso, S., L. Bopp, C. Moulin, J.C. Orr, T.R. Anderson, O. Aumont, S. Chu, S. Elliott, M.E. Maltrud and R. Simó, 2004: Comparison of global climatological maps of sea surface dimethylsulfide, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18(3), GB3013. Elliott, S., S. Chu, M. Maltrud and A. McPherson, 2004: Animation of global marine chlorophyll distributions from fine grid biogeochemistry/transport modeling, in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Computing Vol. II (Edited by P. Zannetti), The EnviroComp Institute. Chu, S., S. Elliott, M.E. Maltrud, F. Chavez and F. Chai, 2004: Ecodynamics of multiple Southern Ocean iron enrichments simulated in a global, eddy permitting GCM, in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Computing Vol. II (Edited by P. Zannetti), The EnviroComp Institute. Chu, S., M. Maltrud, S. Elliott, J.L. Hernandez and D.J. Erickson, 2004: Ecodynamic and eddy resolving dimethyl sulfide simulations in a global ocean biogeochemistry/circulation model, Earth Interactions, 8(11), 1-25. Chu, S., S. Elliott and M. Maltrud, 2003: Global eddy permitting simulations of surface ocean nitrogen, iron, sulfur cycling, Chemosphere, 50(2), 223-235. Chu, S., S. Elliott, M. Maltrud, F. Chai and F. Chavez, 2003: Studies of the consequences of ocean carbon sequestration using Los Alamos ocean models. Proceedings of the DOE 2nd Annual Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Alexandria, VA, May 5-8, 2003. Chu, S. and S. Elliott, 2001: Latitude versus depth simulation of ecodynamics and dissolved gas chemistry relationships in the central Pacific, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 40(3), 305-333. Chu, S. and S. Elliott, 2000: Eddy resolving nutrient ecodynamics in the global Parallel Ocean Program and connections with trace gases in the sulfur, halogen and NMHC cycles, in proceedings of SPIE, 4172, 96-101. Chu, S., L.A. McNair, S. Elliott, C.A. Lai, O.A. Hurricane, R.P. Turco and R.C. Dugdale, 1999: Ecodynamics and dissolved gas chemistry routines for ocean circulation models, Computers and Chemistry, 23(5), 447-467. Chu, S. and T.S. Ledley, 1995: Hydrologic cycle parameterization for Energy Balance Climate Models, Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(D8), 16289-16303. Ledley, T.S. and S. Chu, 1995: The initiation of ice sheet growth, Milankovitch solar radiation variations, and the 100 ky ice age cycle, Climate Dynamics, 11(7), 439-445. Ledley, T.S. and S. Chu, 1994: Global warming and the growth of ice sheets, Climate Dynamics, 9(4-5), 213-219.