Dr John Bloomfield

Dr John Bloomfield

Team Leader Groundwater Systems

Location: BGS Wallingford

Tel: 01491 69 2310

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Published outputs


  • 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

Current projects and collaboration

Professional association

Research interests

Key papers

Habib A, Sorensen JPR, BLOOMFIELD JP, Muchan K, Newell AJ and Butler AP. 2017. Temporal scaling phenomena in groundwater-floodplain systems using robust detrended fluctuation analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 549, 715-730

Lange B, Holman I and BLOOMFIELD JP. 2017. A framework for a joint hydro-meteorological-social analysis of drought. Science of the Total Environment, 578, 297-306

Jackson CJ, Wang L, Pachoka M, Mackay JD, BLOOMFIELD JP. 2016. Reconstruction of multi-decadal groundwater level time series. Hydrological Processes, 30(18), 3107-3120

Marchant BP, Mackay JD and BLOOMFIELD JP. 2016. Quantifying uncertainty in predictions of groundwater levels using mixed models. Journal of Hydrology, 540, 699-711

Maurice L, Robertson AR, White D, Knight L, Johns T, Edwards F, Arietti M, Sorensen JPR, Weitowitz D, Marchant B and BLOOMFIELD JP. 2016. The invertebrate ecology of the Chalk aquifer in England (UK). Hydrogeology Journal, 24(2), 459-474

BLOOMFIELD JP, Marchant BP, Bricker SH and Morgan. 2015. Regional analysis of groundwater droughts using hydrograph classification. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 4327-4344.

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

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, 19, 2395-2408

Folland CK, Hannaford J, BLOOMFIELD JP, Kendon M, Svensson C, Marchant BP, Prior J and Wallace E. 2015. 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, 19, 2353-2375

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

BLOOMFIELD JP and Marchant BP. 2013. Analysis of groundwater drought using a variant of the Standardised Precipitation Index. Hydrology and Earth Systems Science, 17, 4769-4787

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

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

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 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.