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Terry Ann Miller

Terry Miller

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Phone (505) 667-8009

Capabilities

  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Subsurface flow simulation
  • Mesh generation
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Hydrology
  • Geology

Expertise

 

Expert in mesh generation and model setup for subsurface porous flow and transport models.

Advancing next generation model integration with input data, geologic definition, model setup, and analysis of model results.

Leader and mentor of new team members and students to adapt the latest and best practices in subsurface flow and transport techniques. Reliably provide a meticulous approach to ensure accurate and quality product. 

Education

 

  • 1993 University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Degree: B.A., Computer Science with Math
 

LANL Positions

Research Technologist 2 - August 2003 to present.

Programmer and Tech (Comforce Contract) - April 1994 to August 2003.

GRA Student Intern - May 1993 - April 1994

 

 

Awards

 

  • Awarded LAAP 2013 for efforts towards standing up critical EES-16 Software Infrastructure
  • PROGRAMMATIC IMPACT AWARD as member of FEHM development and applications team 2008.
  • 2007 Water Stewardship Program awarded to team members commended for excellent work on high-profile deliverables with potential for large penalties if delivered late or incomplete. All were submitted on time and received some of the fastest approvals to date from NMED.
  • Nominated by team members for the 2007 ADLES Technician of the Year award.
  • Presented with 2007 EES SPOT award as an outstanding EES-6 Technician.
 

Publications

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Peer Reviewed Publications

Surdam, R.C., Jiao, Z., Stauffer, P., Miller, T., 2011. The key to commercial-scale geological CO2 sequestration: Displaced fluid management. Energy Procedia 4, 4246-4251.

Stauffer, P.H., Surdam, R.C., Jiao, Z., Miller, T.A., Bentley, R.D., 2009. Combining geologic data and numerical modeling to improve estimates of the CO2 sequestration potential of the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming. Energy Procedia 1, 2717-2724.

Miller, T.A., Vesselinov, V., Stauffer, P.H., Birdsell, K., Gable, C.W., 2007. Integration of geologic frameworks in meshing and setup of computational hydrogeologic models, Pajarito Plateau, 58th Fall Field Conference, New Mexico Geological Society. Geology of the Jemez Mountains Region II. Fall Field Conference Guide Book 58, 492-500.

Birdsell, K.H., Andrew V Wolfsberg, Diana Hollis, Miller/Cherry, T.,Kathleen M Bower, 2000. Groundwater flow and radionuclide transport calculations for a performance assessment of a low-level waste site. Journal of contaminant hydrology, 46, 99-129

 

Book Chapters

Gable, C.W., HE Trease, Miller/Cherry, T.A., 1996, Automated grid generation from models of complex geologic structure and stratigraphy. Proceedings volume from Third International Conference Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling

Gable, C.W., HE Trease, Miller/Cherry, T.A., 1996, Geological applications of automatic grid generation tools for finite elements applied to porous flow modeling, Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Related Fields, p 1-9

Miller/Cherry, Gable, C.W., H Trease 1996. 3-Dimensional wells and tunnels for finite element grids. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Related Fields

 

Technical Reports and Conference Proceedings

Pollack, A., Makedonska, N., Miller, T.A., Gable, C.W., 2014. Explicit Representation of Discrete Fracture Networks Together With Its Surrounding Matrix. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), LA-UR-14-22030

Birdsell, K.H., Lu, Z., Levitt, D., Kwicklis, E., Miller, T., 2013. Radionuclide Transport from the N-Tunnel and E-Tunnel Ponds at Rainier Mesa. Los Alamos National Laboratory (DOE/LANL), LA-UR-13-23070

Harp, D.R., Chu, S., Miller, T.A., Painter, S.L., 2013. Disposal System Modeling Using Amanzi: Generic Granite Repository Example. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), LA-UR-13-26043

Painter, S.L., Harp, D.R., Chu, S., Karra, S., Makedonska, N., Miller, T.A., Hadgu, T., Gardner, P., Wang, Y., 2013. Development of Integrated Modeling Tools for Used Fuel Repository Natural Barrier Evaluations. Los Alamos National Laboratory (DOE/LANL), LA-UR-13-27517

Stauffer, P.H., Chu, S., Miller, T.A., Strobridge, D.M., Cole, G.L., Birdsell, K.H., 2013. Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 54, Area G, Revision 1. DOE Report. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), LA-UR-13-24014

Birdsell, K.H., Levitt, D.G., Lu, Z., Kwicklis, E.M., Miller, T.A., Dash, Z., Becker, N.M., 2012. E- and N-Tunnel Ponds: Infiltration, and UZ Flow & Transport Models. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), LA-UR-12-21377

Reneau, S.L., Drakos, P.G., Riesterer, J.W., Goetze, P.R., Schultz-Fellenz, E.S., Miller, E.D., Katzman, D.S., Ardyth M., Los Alamos National Laboratory, E., Division, E.S., 2011. Title: Watershed-scale investigation of sediment contamination; chromium and PCBs in Sandia Canyon, Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico. 9th annual Espanola Basin workshop; Watersheds and surface water of the Espanola Basin, 20.

Vesselinov, V., Katzman, D., Birdsell, K., Broxton, D., Stauffer, P., Harp, D., Miller, T., 2010. Environmental management modeling activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), DOE Meeting Performance Assessment Community of Practice; April 13, 2010; Hansford, WA. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) LA-UR-10-026.

Stauffer, P.H., Surdam, R.C., Jiao, Z., Miller, T.A., d Bentley, R., 2008. Combining geologic data and numerical modeling to improve estimates of the CO2 sequestration potential of the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming. GHGT-9, Washington DC, 000-000.

Cole, J., Carey, W., Burnette, L., Miller, T., 2006. The 2005 three-dimensional, geologic model of the Pajarito Plateau: Los Alamos National Laboratory. Report LA-UR-06-3060.

Greg Cole, J.W.C., Laura Burnette, Terry Miller, 2006. A Three-Dimensional, Geologic Model of the Pajarito Plateau.

EDDEBBARH, A.A., ZYVOLOSKI, G.A., GABLE, C.W., Miller, T.A., ARNOLD, B.W., JAMES, S.C., REHFELDT, K.R., 2004. THE SATURATED ZONE A PART OF THE NATURAL BARRIER BELOW THE REPOSITORY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN. 2004 Denver Annual Meeting.

GABLE, C.W., CHERRY/Miller, T.A., 2004. INTERPOLATION OF MODFLOW FLUX ONTO A PIECEWISE LINEAR SURFACE.

Miller, T., 2004. Hydrogeologic Framework Model for the Saturated Zone Site Scale flow and Transport Model. Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (US).

Gable, C.W., Miller, T.A., 2007. LaGriT (Los Alamos Grid Toolbox) version 2.0.

Wolfsberg Andrew, Lee Glascoe, Gouping Lu, Alyssa Olson, Peter Lichtner, Maureen McGraw, Cherry/Miller Terry, Guy Roemer, 2002. Tybo/Benham: Model analysis of groundwater flow and radionuclide migration from underground nuclear tests in southwestern Pahute Mesa, Nevada, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM, LA-13977

Birdsell, K.H., KM Bower, AV Wolfsberg, WE Soll, Cherry/Miller, TW Orr, 1999. Simulations of Groundwater Flow and Radionuclide Transport in the Vadose and Saturated Zones Beneath Area G, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US), LA-13299-MS

Birdsell, K.H., WE Soll, KM Bower, AV Wolfsberg, T Orr, Cherry/Miller, 1997. Simulations of groundwater flow and radionuclide transport in the vadose and saturated zones beneath area G. LA-13299-MS Los Alamos Natl. Lab., Los Alamos, NM

 

Abstracts/Presentations

Larmat, C., Miller, T.A., Gable, C.W., Lee, R.C., 2014a. 3D Modeling of Full Waveform Propagation to Evaluate Site Effects on Design Ground Motions at LANL, 2014 SSA Annual Meeting; 2014-04-30 - 2014-05-02; Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) LA-UR-14-202, p. Abstract.

Larmat, C., Miller, T.A., Gable, C.W., Lee, R.C., 2014b. 3D modelling of Full Waveform Propagation to Evaluate Site Effects on Design Ground Motion at LANL, 2014 SSA annual meeting; 2014-04-30 - 2014-05-02; Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) LA-UR-14-229, p. poster.

Painter, S.L., Coon, E., Moulton, J.D., Wilson, C.J., Atchley, A.L., Gangodagamage, C., Garimella, R.V., Karra, S., Rowland, J.C., Miller, T.A., 2014. Microtopography-resolving simulations of surface and subsurface hydrology in thawing and topographically evolving permafrost regions, Science of Signatures capability review (internal); 2014-05-28 - 2014-05-29; Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) LA-UR-14-236, p. poster.

Painter, S.L., Moulton, J.D., Wilson, C.J., Atchley, A.L., Berndt, M., Coon, E., Gangodagamage, C., Miller, T.A., Garimella, R.V., Short, L.S., 2013. Microtopography-resolving simulations of surface and subsurface hydrology in thawing and topographically evolving permafrost regions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting; 2013-12-09 - 2013-12-09; San Francisco, California, United States. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) LA-UR-13-262, p. Abstract

Kwicklis, E., Viswanathan, H., Levitt, D., Dash, Z., Gable, C., Lu, Z., Dai, Z., Zyvoloski, G., Miller, T., 2011. Flow and Radionuclide Transport Models of the Unsaturated Zone at the Nevada National Security Site: Examples from Yucca Flat and Rainier Mesa. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 1384.

Mishra, P., Harp, D., Miller, T., Vesselinov, V., 2011. Data Intensive Simulation and Analysis of Groundwater Flow and Transport in the Los Alamos aquifer. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 1177.

Kwicklis, E., Dash, Z., Viswanathan, H., Levitt, D., Lu, Z., Dai, Z., Zyvoloski, G., Gable, C., Miller, T., 2010. Modeling the fate of radionuclides in the unsaturated zone at the Nevada Test Site: Examples from Yucca Flat and Rainier Mesa. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 1210.

Miller, T.A., Vesselinov, V.V., 2009, Integrated Approach for 3D Geology Rendering, Numerical Meshing and Modeling for Flow and Transport Studies, Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico. 8th Annual Española Basin Workshop, poster

Kelkar, S., Tseng, P., Miller, T., Pawar, R., Meijer, A., Robinson, B., Zyvoloski, G., Kwicklis, E., Eddebbarh, A., Arnold, B., 2003. Site/subsite scale saturated-zone flow transport models for Yucca Mountain. International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. La Grange Park, Illinois: American Nuclear Society.

Kelkar, S.M., Tseng, P.H., Sully, M., Miller, T.A., Robinson, B.A., Zyvoloski, G.A., Kwicklis, E.M., Eddebbarh, A.A., Faunt, C.C., Laboratory, L.A.N., 2002. Site/subsite scale saturated zone flow-transport models for Yucca Mountain, 2003 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, March 30-April 2, 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. LA-UR-02-5851. Los Alamos Natl Lab, Los Alamos, NM.

Gable, C.W., Zyvoloski, G.A. Eddebbarh, A.A., Chen, M., Miller, T.A., Yucca Mountain Site-scale Flow Model: Sensitivity To Hydrostratigraphy Model, Boundary Flux and Head Measurements, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, 2004.

Miller/Cherry, Gable, C.W., H Trease 1996. 3-Dimensional wells and tunnels for finite element grids. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Related Fields

Gable, C.W., Trease H., Miller/Cherry T., Automated Grid Generation From Models of Complex Geologic Structure and Stratigraphy, Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling, Santa Barbara: National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1996.

Gable, C. W., H. Trease and T. Miller/Cherry, Integration of Hydrostratigraphic and Engineering Data in Flow and Transport Calculations (poster), Technical Program Review, Yucca Mt. Project, 1995.