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Jon Thomle

Jon Thomle

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

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 Publications

2019

  • 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

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.
  • Strickland C.E., R.D. Mackley, V.R. Vermeul, R.E. Clayton, J.N. Thomle, and B.Q. Roberts. 2018. Advanced Monitoring Systems for Deep Vadose Zone Applications Interim Status Report. PNNL-28038. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Advanced Monitoring Systems for Deep Vadose Zone Applications Interim Status Report
  • Zhang Z., J.N. Thomle, and R.E. Clayton. 2018. Monitoring the Prototype Hanford Barrier - Fiscal Year 2017 Report. PNNL-27383. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Monitoring the Prototype Hanford Barrier - Fiscal Year 2017 Report
  • Zhang Z., J.N. Thomle, R.E. Clayton, S.F. Harding, and G.L. Dai. 2018. Monitoring the Prototype Hanford Barrier - Fiscal Year 2018 Report. PNNL-28039. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Monitoring the Prototype Hanford Barrier - Fiscal Year 2018 Report

2017

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
  • Mackley R.D., D.M. Anderson, J.N. Thomle, and C.E. Strickland. 2015. Technical and Economic Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic for Groundwater Extraction on the Hanford Site. PNNL-24741. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Technical and Economic Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic for Groundwater Extraction on the Hanford Site
  • Rockhold M.L., Z.F. Zhang, P.D. Meyer, and J.N. Thomle. 2015. Physical, Hydraulic, and Transport Properties of Sediments and Engineered Materials Associated with Hanford Immobilized Low-Activity Waste. PNNL-23711; RPT-IGTP-004, Rev. 0. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Physical, Hydraulic, and Transport Properties of Sediments and Engineered Materials Associated with Hanford Immobilized Low-Activity Waste
  • 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." Ground Water 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
  • Truex M.J., J.E. Szecsody, L. Zhong, J.N. Thomle, and T.C. Johnson. 2014. Scale-Up Information for Gas-Phase Ammonia Treatment of Uranium in the Vadose Zone at the Hanford Site Central Plateau. PNNL-23699. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Scale-Up Information for Gas-Phase Ammonia Treatment of Uranium in the Vadose Zone at the Hanford Site Central Plateau

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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