Remke van Dam

Remke van DamResearch Interests

My research interests are in the application and improvement of near-surface geophysical methods for hydrological and engineering problems, sedimentology and stratigraphy, issues of environmental change, and characterization of soils.

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  • Ph.D. VU University Amsterdam, Earth Science. 2001.
  • M.Sc. Utrecht University, Physical Geography. 1996.
  • B.Sc. Utrecht University, Physical Geography. 1992.

Recent Publications

  • Van Dam, R.L., Accepted. Landform characterization using geophysics – Recent advances, applications, and emerging tools. Geomorphology.…
  • Jayawickreme, D.H., Van Dam, R.L., and Hyndman, D.W. 2010 – In Press. Hydrological consequences of land-cover change: Quantifying the influence of plants on soil moisture with time-lapse electrical resistivity, Geophysics.
  • Van Dam, R.L., Simmons, C.T., Hyndman, D.W., and Wood, W.W. 2009. Natural free convection in porous media: First field documentation in groundwater, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11403, doi:10.1029/2008GL036906.
  • Lusch, D.P., Stanley, K.E., Schaetzl, R.J., Kendall, A.D., Van Dam, R.L., Nielson, A., Blumer, B.E., Hobbs, T.C., Archer, J.K., Holmstadt, J.L.F., and May. C.L., 2009. Characterization and mapping of patterned ground in the Saginaw Lowlands, Michigan: possible evidence for Late-Wisconsin permafrost. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 99(3).
  • Van Dam, R.L., Harrison, J.B.J., Hirschfeld, D.A., Meglich, T.M., Li, Y., and North, R.E. 2008. Mineralogy and magnetic properties of basaltic substrate soils: Kaho’olawe and Big Island, Hawaii. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 10.2136/sssaj2006.0281, 72(1), 244–257.
  • Jayawickreme, D.H., Van Dam, R.L., and Hyndman, D.W. 2008. Subsurface imaging of vegetation, climate, and root-zone moisture interactions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L18404, doi:10.1029/2008GL034690.
  • Törnqvist, T.E., Wallace, D.J., Storms, J.E.A., Wallinga, J., Van Dam, R.L., Blaauw, M., Derksen, M.S., Klerks, C.J.W., Meijneken, C., and Snijders, E.M.A., 2008, Mississippi Delta subsidence primarily caused by compaction of Holocene strata. Nature Geoscience. Published online: 17 February 2008 | doi:10.1038/ngeo129.
  • Young, R.A., Staggs, J.G., Slatt, R.M. and Van Dam, R.L. 2007. Application of 1-D Convolutional Modeling to Interpretation of GPR Profiles – Turbidite Sandstone Channel 1, Lewis Shale, Wyoming. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 12(3), 241-254. DOI: 10.2113/JEEG12.3.241