Tom Gleeson

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Peer-Reviewed (students are underlined)

Other Articles and Thesis

  • 8) DFO (2013). Framework for Assessing the Ecological Flow Requirements of Fisheries in Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Science Advisory Sectin Science Advisory Report 2011/nnn.
  • 7) Gleeson, T. (2009). Groundwater recharge, flow and discharge in a large crystalline watershed. PhD thesis, Civil Engineering Department, Queen's University, 251 pgs.
  • 6) Gleeson, T., Hanna, T. and Wendling, G. (2005). Squeezing a few more drops from bedrock: Using dispersant to increase the yield of hydrofractured wells. Water Works Journal, August 2005, v. 59: 16-17.
  • 5) Gleeson, T. (2004). Modern quest in an ancient world: Himalayan geology. Canadian Alpine Journal, p.69-70.
  • 4) Gleeson, T. (2003) Tectonometamorphic evolution of the lower Nar Valley, Central Nepal Himalaya. MSc. Thesis, Earth Science Department, Simon Fraser University
  • 3) Gleeson, T., Clague, J. and Jensen, B. (2003).Unraveling the rocks: earth science field trip in California, Innovation, the Journal of the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, August, 2003, p.18-21.
  • 2) Diakow, L., Mahoney, B., and Gleeson, T. (2002). Geology of Eastern Volcanic Assemblage, Bella Coola area, in Geological Fieldwork 2001, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2002-1, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, p.119-134.
  • 1) Gleeson, T., Friedman, R.M., and Wahl, K. (2000). Stratigraphy, structure, geochronology, and provenance of the Logjam area, Northwestern British Columbia (NTS 104O/14W), in Geological Fieldwork 1999, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 2000-1, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, p. 297-306.

Abstracts and Maps


  • 47) Ferguson, G. and Gleeson, T., (2012) Coastal aquifer management: climate change or too many faucets? IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 46) Malgrange, J., Gleeson, T., Larocque, M. (2012) Assessing the impact of regional faults on groundwater discharge in bedrock aquifers using chloride ions and 222Rn. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 45) Luijendijk, E., Gleeson, T., and Ferguson, G.. (2012) Estimating submarine groundwater discharge using numerical modeling and geomatics. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 44) Luijendijk, E., Gleeson, T.,et al., (2012) Using salinity and temperature data to constrain numerical models of deep topography-driven flow in sedimentary basins. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 43) Pandey, P., Gleeson, T. and Baraer, M. (2012) Frozen groundwater seeps: a new method to quantify groundwater discharge from discrete features using thermal infrared imaging. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 42) Gleeson, T., Y.Wada, Marc F.P. Bierkens, and L.P.H. van Beek. (2012) Groundwater footprint reveals the global use and abuse of a renewable resource. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 41) Gleeson, T., and Aeschbach-Hertig, W. (2012) From global depletion to sustainable use of mega-scale groundwater system. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 40) Gassiat, C., Gleeson, T., and McKenzie, J. (2012) Faults and hydrofracturing: accessing the potential for shallow groundwater contamination with numerical simulation. IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 39) Doyle, J., Gleeson, T., Manning,A.H., Mayer, U. & Gordon, S. (2012) Using environmental tracers to understand recharge processes and enable sustainable groundwater use in Gibsons, British Columbia, IAH Meeting, Niagara Falls, September 2012.
  • 38) Kotar, Y., Murphy, T., Kawamura, H. Fujima, K. Yamashiki, Y. Koshimura, S. Takahashi, T., Santiago-Fandino, V., Tan, Y.-C., Tang, D., Gusiakov, V., Ozorovich, Y. and Gleeson, T., (2012) Groundwater/surface water exchange in tsunami affected areas in Japan - ecological and societal significance, AOGS-AGU, Singapore, August 2012.
  • 37) Doyle, J., Gleeson, T., Mayer, U. & Gordon, S. (2012) Environmental tracers to delineate groundwater age and recharge processes in the Gibsons Aquifer, BC Water and Waste Association, Penticton, April 2012.
  • 36) Gleeson, T., Introducing coastal aquifer vulnerability (2012), Oral presentation at Canadian Institute for Advanced Research meeting for Junior Fellows, Banff, February 2012.
  • 35) Gleeson, T., Coastal aquifer vulnerability (2012), Oral presentation at Canadian Institute for Advanced Research meeting for Earth System Evolution, Kona, Hawaii, January 2012.
  • 34) Luijendijk, E., Gleeson, T., and Ferguson, G.. (2011) Global estimates of submarine
    groundwater discharge using numerical modeling (oral presentation), EOS Trans. AGU, 2011, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33M-07.
  • 33) Ferguson, G. and Gleeson, T., Saltwater Intrusion: Climate change mitigation or just water resources management? (oral presentation) EOS Trans. AGU, 2011, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H34E-06.
  • 32) Earman, S., Manning,A. and Gleeson, T., Stable isotope applications in a study of potential climate-change impacts on hydrologic systems – Sagehen Basin, California, oral presentation at GSA Annual meeting October 2011.
  • 31) Gleeson, T. (2011), Coastal aquifer vulnerability: Climate change mitigation or too many faucets? Oral presentation at NSF conference Dissertation Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS), Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 2011.
  • 30) Gleeson, T., Global submarine groundwater discharge (2011), Oral presentation at Canadian Institute for Advanced Research meeting for Earth System Evolution, Montreal, September 2011
  • 29) Marklund, L., Gleeson, T., Smith. L. and Manning, A.H., (2011) The water table at continental scales. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU General Assembly 2011.
  • 28) Bense, V.F., Gleeson, T., Loveless, S.E. (2011) A multidisciplinary perspective on fault zone hydrogeology. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-7938-2, EGU General Assembly 2011.
  • 27) Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Jansen, N, Hartmann, J., Dürr,H.H., Manning, A.H., van Beek, L.P.H., Jellinek, A.M. (2010) Compiling regional-scale permeability estimates for a global map of near-surface permeability. INVITED Oral Presentation at Hubbet Quorum, Menlo Park, Dec 12, 2010.
  • 26) Gleeson, T. (2010) Groundwater sustainability: critical courses of action. INVITED Oral Presentation at Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment workshop on "Groundwater Sustainability Indicators" Oct 4, 2010.
  • 25) Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Jansen, N, Hartmann, J., Dürr,H.H., Manning, A.H., van Beek, L.P.H., Jellinek, A.M. (2010) Compiling regional-scale permeability estimates for a global map of near-surface permeability. INVITED Oral Presentation at GSA Fall Meeting, Denver, Oct 31, 2010.
  • 24) Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Manning, A.H., Clark, J., Marklund, L. (2010) Multi-scalar mountain hydrogeology: from small streams to mountain ranges. INVITED Oral Presentation at GSA Fall Meeting, Denver, Oct 31, 2010.
  • 23) Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Jansen, N, Hartmann, J., Dürr,H.H., Manning, A.H., van Beek, L.P.H. (2010) Compiling regional-scale permeability estimates for a global map of near-surface permeability. Poster presented at CUAHSI Biennial Science Meeting, Boulder CO, July 19-21, 2010.
  • 22) Gleeson, T., Novakowski, K., Cook, P.G. and Kyser, T.K. (2009) Constraining groundwater discharge in a large watershed: integrated isotopic, hydraulic and thermal data. EOS Trans. AGU, 90(22), Spring Meet. Suppl., Abstract H72A-06.
  • 21) Herod, M., Jamieson, H., Gleeson, T., and Novakowski, K. (2009) The transport of radon and uranium at a low level radioactive waste site. Oral presentation at Inquiry@Queen's Undergraduate Research Conference, March 5-6, 2009.
  • 20) Gleeson, T., Novakowski, K., and Kyser, T.K. (2008) Insignificant groundwater discharge to lakes in a large fractured rock watershed. EOS Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS51D-1277.
  • 19) Gleeson, T., Novakowski, K., and Kyser, T.K. (2008) Insignificant groundwater discharge in a fractured bedrock watershed. Oral presentation at GSA 2008 Annual Meeting, Houston, October 5-9, 2008.
  • 18) Novakowski, K, Gleeson, T., Praamsma, T., and Levison, J. (2008) The limited sustainability of groundwater supplies in a gneissic terrain having minimal drift cover. IAHR International Groundwater Symposium. Istanbul, Turkey June 18-20, 2008
  • 17) Gleeson, T., Novakowski, K., Levison, J. and Kyser, T.K. (2007) Groundwater recharge in bedrock aquifers: rapid, localized and limited. Oral presentation at GSA 2007 Annual Meeting, Denver, October 28-31, 2007.
  • 16) Gleeson, T. and Manning, A.H. (2007) Extending Toth's examination of regional and local ground-water flow to rugged 3-D mountainous terrain. Oral presentation at GSA 2007 Annual Meeting, Denver, October 28-31, 2007.
  • 15) Gleeson, T., and Novakowski., K. (2007) Identifying watershed-scale barriers to groundwater flow in the Canadian Shield. Oral presentation at 8th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Ottawa, October 21-24, 2007.
  • 14) Novakowski, K, Milloy, C., Gleeson, T., Praamsma, T., Levison, J. and Hall, K. (2007) Groundwater recharge in a gneissic terrain having minimal overburden. Oral presentation at 8th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Ottawa, October 21-24, 2007.
  • 13) Gleeson, T., Novakowski, K. and Kyser, T.K. (2007) Insignificant groundwater discharge in a fractured rock watershed. Oral presentation at 2007 NGWA/U.S. EPA Fractured Rock Conference, Portland, Maine, September 24-27, 2007.
  • 12) Gleeson, T., Novakowski, K. (2006) Lineaments as recharge barriers in a fractured bedrock aquifer. Oral presentation at GSA 2006 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 23-25, 2006.
  • 11) Godin, L., Searle, M.P., Gleeson, T. (2006) Cessation of MCT-STD coupling and hinterland out-of-sequence deformation of the Greater Himalayan sequence, central Nepal. Oral presentation at 21st Himalayan-Karakoram Tibet conference, March 29-31, 2006, Cambridge, Great Britain.
  • 10) Wendling, G., Gleeson, T., Timlick, K. (2005). Groundwater - what does it mean to Grade 3 children? Oral presentation at 2005 National Groundwater Summit, April 17-20 2005, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 9) Schilleref, S., Wendling, G., Gleeson, T. (2005). Risk-based wellhead protection planning, Presented at 2005 National Groundwater Summit, April 17-20 2005, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 8) Godin, L., Searle, M. P., Gleeson, T., and Ullrich, T. D. (2004). Locking of southward extrusion in favor of rapid crustal-scale buckling of the Greater Himalayan slab, Nar valley, central Nepal. Poster presented at Geological Society of London Special Conference: "Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion and Exhumation of lower-mid crust in Continental Collision Zones".
  • 7) Gleeson, T., Godin, L., and Marshall, D. (2003). Evidence for an expanded and folded Himalayan metamorphic core, the Chako Antiform, central Nepal, Abstract and oral presentation at 18th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, Ascona, Switzerland pg.50.
  • 6) Godin, L., Gleeson, T., and Searle, M.P., (2003). A new geological map of the Nar valley, central Nepal. Abstract and poster presented at 18th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, Ascona, Switzerland. p. 51.
  • 5) Gleeson, T. and Godin, L. (2003). The Chako Antiform: new insights into the metamorphic core of the Himalayan orogen, GAC/MAC Conference Abstracts, Vancouver, BC.
  • 4) Gleeson, T. and Godin, L. (2002). The Chako Antiform: expanding our understanding of the metamorphic core of the Himalayan orogen, Canadian Structure and Tectonics Group Annual Workshop Abstracts Volume, Goldbridge, BC.
  • 3) Mihalynuk, M.G., Nelson, J.L., Gleeson, T., Roots, C.F., and de Keijzer, M. (2001). Geology of Smart River (NTS 104O/13). British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Open File 2001-6, scale 1:50 000.
  • 2) M. Mihalynuk, J. Nelson, T. Gleeson, M. de Keijzer, & C. Roots, (2001) Geology of Smart River (NTS 104O/13). B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Open File 2001-6, scale 1:50 000.
  • 1) M. Mihalynuk, T. Harms, C. Roots, J. Nelson, M. de Keijzer, R.M. Friedman, & T. Gleeson, (2001) Geology of Teh Creek Area, Northwestern British Columbia (NTS 104O/12). B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Open File 2001-17, scale 1:50 000.