Dr John Bloomfield

Dr John Bloomfield

Team Leader Groundwater Survey and Man.

Location: Wallingford

Tel: 01491 69 2310

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  •  2008 – ongoing : Team Leader of Groundwater Survey and Management
  •  1998 –2000 : Manager of the Aquifer Properties Laboratory, BGS Wallingford
  •  1993 : PhD, Imperial College London, Experimental Rock Deformation
  •  1991 – ongoing : Hydrogeologist, British Geological Survey
  •  1986 : MSc, Imperial College London, Structural Geology
  •  1985 : BSc (Hons) 1st class, Kingston Polytechnic, Geology

Professional association

Research interests

Current projects and collaboration

Published outputs

Key papers

Greene S, Johnes PJ, BLOOMFIELD JP, Reaney SM, Lawley R, Freer J, Odoni N and MacLeod CJA. 2015. Improving nutrient flux predictive capabilities using a national geospatial modelling framework. Environmental Modelling & Software, 68, 219-232.

Jackson CR, BLOOMFIELD JP and Mackay JD. 2015. Evidence for changes in historic and future groundwater levels in the UK. Progress in Physical Geography, 39(1), 49-67

Watts G, Battarbee R, BLOOMFIELD JP, Crossman J, Daccache A, Durance I, Elliot J, Garner G, Hannaford J, Hannah DM, Hess T, Jackson CR, Kay AL, Kernan M, Knox J, Mackay J, Monteith DT, Ormerod S, Rance J, Stuart ME, Wade AJ, Wade SD, Weatherhead K, Whitehead PG, Wilby RL. 2015. Climate change and water in the UK – past changes and future prospects. Progress in Physical Geography, 39(1), 6-28

Bricker SH and BLOOMFIELD JP. 2014. Controls on the basin-scale distribution of hydraulic conductivity of superficial deposits: A case study from the Thames Basin UK. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 47, 223-236.

Chiverton A, Hannaford J, Holman I, Corstanje R, Prudhomme C, BLOOMFIELD JP and Hess T. 2014. Which catchment characteristics control the temporal dependence structure of daily river flows? Hydrological Processes, 29 (6), 1353-1369. DOI:10.1002/hyp.10252

Chiverton A, Hannaford J, Holman I, Corstanje R, Prudhomme C, Hess T and BLOOMFIELD JP. 2014. Using variograms to detect attribute hydrological change. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences Discussions, 11, 11763-11795

Folland CK, Hannaford J, BLOOMFIELD JP, Kendon M, Svensson C, Marchant BP, Prior J and Wallace E. 2014. Multi-annual droughts in the English Lowlands: a review of their characteristics and climate drivers in the winter half year. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences Discussions, 11, 12933-12985

BLOOMFIELD JP and Marchant BP. 2013. Analysis of groundwater drought using a variant of the Standardised Precipitation Index. Hydrology and Earth Systems Science Discussions, 10, 7537-7574, doi:10.5194/hessd-10-7537-2013

Maurice, L and BLOOMFIELD JP. 2012 Stygobitic invertebrates in groundwater: a review from a hydrogeological perspective. Freshwater Reviews, 5(1). 51-71. DOI:10.1608/FRJ-5.1.443

Wang L, Stuart ME, BLOOMFIELD JP, Butcher AS, Gooddy DC, McKenzie AA, Lewis MA and Williams AT. 2012. Regional scale prediction of the arrival time of peak nitrate concentrations at the water table: a case study from Great Britain. Hydrological Processes, 26(2), 226-239. doi:10.1002/hyp.8164

BLOOMFIELD J P, Bricker S H and Newell A J. 2011. Some relationships between lithology, basin form and hydrology: a case study from the Thames Basin, UK. Hydrological Processes, 25(16), 2518-2530. doi:10.1002/hyp.8024

Holman IP, Rivas-Casado M, BLOOMFIELD JP and Gurdak J. 2011. Identifying non-stationary groundwater level responses to North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere teleconnection patterns using wavelet analysis. Hydrogeology Journal, 19(6), 1269-1278. doi: 10.1007/s10040-011-0755-9

Hughes AG, Vounaki T, Peach DW, Ireson AM, Jackson CR, Butler AP, BLOOMFIELD JP, Finch J and Wheater HS. 2011. Flood risk from groundwater: examples from a Chalk catchment in southern England. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 4(3), 143-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-318X.2011.01095.x

Stuart M E, Gooddy D C, Williams A T and BLOOMFIELD J P. 2011. The impact of climate change on future nitrate concentrations in groundwater: a case study from the UK. Science of the Total Environment, 409(15), 2859-2873. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.016

Adams B A, BLOOMFIELD J P, Gallagher A, Jackson C J, Rutter H and Williams A T. 2010. An Early Warning System for Groundwater Flooding in the Chalk. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 43, 185-193

Little M A and BLOOMFIELD J P. 2010. Robust evidence for random fractal scaling of groundwater levels in unconfined aquifers. Journal of Hydrology, 393, 362-369

BLOOMFIELD J P, Allen D J and Griffiths K J. 2009. Examining geological controls on baseflow index (BFI) using regression analysis: An illustration from the Thames Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 373, 164-176.

Holman I P, Rivas-Casado M, Howden N J K, BLOOMFIELD J P and Williams A T. 2009. Linking North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere teleconnection patterns and hydrogeological responses in temperate groundwater systems. Hydrological Processes, 23(21), 3123-3126.doi:10.1002/hyp.7466

BLOOMFIELD JP, Moreau MF and Newell AJ. 2007. Characterization of permeability distributions in six lithofacies from the Helsby and Wilmslow sandstone formations of the Cheshire Basin. In: Fluid flow and solute movement in sandstones: The onshore UK Permo-Triassic red bed sequence (Edited by Barker RD and Tellam JH). Geological Society Special Publication 263, Geological Society, London, UK. pp.83-102

BLOOMFIELD J P, Williams R J ,Gooddy D C, Cape J N, and Guha P. 2006. Review of the impacts of climate change on the fate and behaviour of pesticides in surface and groundwater - A UK perspective. Science of the Total Environment, 369(1-3), 163-177.doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2006.05.019

Please also see these papers in NORA.