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Jonathan Thomle

Jonathan Thomle

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 372-4099

Biography

Jonathan Thomle has 8 years of experience as an Environmental Engineer. He supports various PNNL projects by coordinating and leading lab- and field-scale tasks that require expertise in subsurface monitoring, environmental chemistry, and soil physics. Since he started at PNNL in 2011, he has been very versatile in providing valuable support for geophysical investigation and monitoring, subsurface modeling, aquifer sampling and analysis, subsurface gas sampling, remediation technology development, optical gas imaging, and cementitious material design.

Research Interests

  • Subsurface Monitoring
  • Subsurface Hydrology
  • Pozzolanic cement chemistry
  • Sensor design and development
  • Soil Science
  • Water treatment process and implementation

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
  • B.A., Civil Engineering, Washington State University
  • A.A., Engineering, Everett Community College

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 - Best Project Award (Contributed)
  • 2018 - Exceptional Contribution Award
  • 2017 - Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2015 - Outstanding Performance Award

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications

2024

2023

  • Robinson J.L., J.T. St Clair, J.N. Thomle, J. Cambeiro, and J. Bartrand. 2023. Using Geophysical Information to Investigate Subsurface Structure within the High-Hydraulic Conductivity Analysis Zone. PNNL-34984. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Using Geophysical Information to Investigate Subsurface Structure within the High-Hydraulic Conductivity Analysis Zone
  • Robinson J.L., J.T. St. Clair, J.N. Thomle, P. Jaysaval, J. Cambeiro, K.A. Peta, and F.D. Day-Lewis, et al. 2023. "Using multiple geophysical methods to refine a stratigraphic conceptual site model at a nuclear waste site." Environmental Processes 10. PNNL-SA-177749. doi:10.1007/s40710-023-00622-1

2022

  • Johnson T.C., J.N. Thomle, C.E. Strickland, A.E. Goldman, and J.C. Stegen. 2022. "Riverbed temperature and 4D ERT monitoring reveals heterogeneous horizontal and vertical groundwater-surface water exchange flows under dynamic stage conditions." Frontiers in Earth Science 10. PNNL-SA-174005. doi:10.3389/feart.2022.910058
  • Johnson T.C., J.N. Thomle, K.A. Peta, and J. Cambeiro. 2022. Geophysical Characterization and Monitoring of the 200 Area Treated Effluent Disposal Facility to Support Permit Renewal; TEDF Geophysical Monitoring. PNNL-33428. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Geophysical Characterization and Monitoring of the 200 Area Treated Effluent Disposal Facility to Support Permit Renewal; TEDF Geophysical Monitoring
  • Robinson J.L., J.N. Thomle, D.P. McFarland, K.A. Deters, M.L. Rockhold, F.D. Day-Lewis, and V.L. Freedman. 2022. "Integration of Large-Scale Electrical Imaging into Geological Framework Development and Refinement." Environmental Processes 9, no. 2:Art. No. 21. PNNL-SA-166767. doi:10.1007/s40710-022-00570-2

2020

  • Thomle J.N., C.E. Strickland, T.C. Johnson, Y. Zhu, and J.C. Stegen. 2020. "A flux detection probe to quantify dynamic groundwater-surface water exchange in the hyporheic zone." Groundwater 58, no. 6:892-900. PNNL-SA-144934. doi:10.1111/gwat.13001

2019

  • Johnson C.M., C.E. Aalseth, T.R. Alexander, T.W. Bowyer, V. Chipman, A.R. Day, and S. Drellack, et al. 2019. "Migration of noble gas tracers at the site of an underground nuclear explosion at the Nevada National Security Site." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 208-209. PNNL-SA-143881. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106047
  • Johnson T.C., J.N. Thomle, J.L. Robinson, and D.I. Demirkanli. 2019. Electrical Resistivity Tomography of the 216-U-5 and 216-U-6 WA-1 Waste Sites. PNNL-29430. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Electrical Resistivity Tomography of the 216-U-5 and 216-U-6 WA-1 Waste Sites
  • Johnson T.C., M.J. Truex, J.N. Thomle, R.D. Mackley, S.D. Springer, S. Mehta, and D.J. Becker, et al. 2019. "Integration of Real-Time Geophysical Monitoring with In Situ Uranium Remedy Implementation." In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Waste Management Conference (WM2019): Encouraging Young Men & Women to Achieve Their Goals in Radwaste Management, March 3-7 2019, Phoenix, AZ, Paper No. 19094. Tempe, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-139290.
  • Missik J.E., H. Liu, Z. Gao, M. Huang, X. Chen, E.V. Arntzen, and D.P. McFarland, et al. 2019. "Groundwater-River Water Exchange Enhances Growing Season Evapotranspiration and Carbon Uptake in a Semiarid Riparian Ecosystem." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 124, no. 1:99-114. PNNL-SA-142097. doi:10.1029/2018JG004666
  • Thomle J.N., Z. Zhang, and G.L. Dai. 2019. "Pressure Correction in the Calibration of Heat Dissipation Sensors." Vadose Zone Journal 18, no. 1:Article No. 190052. PNNL-SA-142103. doi:10.2136/vzj2019.05.0052

2018

  • Johnson T.C., and J.N. Thomle. 2018. "3-D Decoupled Inversion of Complex Conductivity Data in the Real Number Domain." Geophysical Journal International 212, no. 1:284-296. PNNL-SA-123575. doi:10.1093/gji/ggx416
  • Johnson T.C., J.N. Thomle, and M.L. Rockhold. 2018. "3D Time-Lapse Geophysical Imaging Evaluation of Contaminant Migration at the Hanford BY Cribs Site." In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Waste Management Conference (WM2018): Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technology, March 18-22, 2018, Phoenix, Arizona, 8, 5438-5451; Paper No. 18504. Tempe, Arizona:Waste Management Symposia, Inc. PNNL-SA-131239.

2015

  • Johnson T.C., R. Versteeg, J.N. Thomle, G.E. Hammond, X. Chen, and J.M. Zachara. 2015. "Four-dimensional electrical conductivity monitoring of stage-driven river water intrusion: Accounting for water table effects using a transient mesh boundary and conditional inversion constraints." Water Resources Research 51, no. 8:6177-6196. PNNL-SA-103949. doi:10.1002/2014WR016129
  • Truex M.J., V.R. Vermeul, D. Adamson, M. Oostrom, L. Zhong, R.D. Mackley, and B.G. Fritz, et al. 2015. "Field Test of Enhanced Remedial Amendment Delivery Using a Shear-Thinning Fluid." Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation 35, no. 3:34-45. PNNL-SA-101736. doi:10.1111/gwmr.12101

2014

  • Haselbach L.M., and J.N. Thomle. 2014. "An Alternative Mechanism for Accelerated Carbon Sequestration in Concrete." Sustainable Cities and Society 12. PNNL-SA-93506. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2014.01.001
  • Szecsody J.E., L. Zhong, J.N. Thomle, V.R. Vermeul, C.E. Strickland, M.D. Williams, and J. Liu, et al. 2014. "Influence of scCO2 Injection on Precipitation and Metals Migration, and Changes in Electrical Resistivity." Energy Procedia 63. PNWD-SA-10402. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.356
  • Vermeul V.R., J.E. Amonette, C.E. Strickland, J.E. Szecsody, M.D. Williams, A. Bonneville, and T.A. Johnson, et al. 2014. FutureGen 2.0 Monitoring Systems Design Basis and Technology Selection: Geohydrologic, Geochemical and Geophysical Considerations. PNWD-4435. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. FutureGen 2.0 Monitoring Systems Design Basis and Technology Selection: Geohydrologic, Geochemical and Geophysical Considerations

2013

  • Johnson T.C., M. Oostrom, M.J. Truex, J.N. Thomle, and T.W. Wietsma. 2013. "Determination of water saturation using gas phase partitioning tracers and time-lapse electrical conductivity measurements." Vadose Zone Journal 12, no. 2. PNNL-SA-91015. doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0142

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