DCarlsonDouglas Carlson
Assistant Professor – Research
Email: dcarlson@lsu.edu
Telephone: 225-578-3671

Douglas Carlson received a B.S. in both Geology and Geophysics from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1981, an M.S. in Geophysics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Geosciences with a minor in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2001. Carlson worked Physics Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as a Physics Instructor at Ball State University, as Associate Lecturer and Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, and Research Hydrogeologist at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He joined the LGS in 2002. Carlson\’s areas of expertise include physical hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, groundwater surface water interactions, application of geophysical techniques to hydrogeologic studies, chemical hydrogeology and hydrology.

 

Select Publications (Present - 2000):

Global Climate Depends on More than Combustion of Fossil Fuels: Douglas Carlson, 2016, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 66, p. 63-99.                               

Influences on Water Quality of the Wilcox Aquifer in Northwestern Louisiana: Douglas Carlson, 2016, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 66, p. 701-714.

Subsidence Rate in New Orleans, Louisiana Dependence on Location and Time: Douglas Carlson, 2016, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 66, p. 101-120.

Methane and VOC concentration within southern Bossier, southern Caddo, and Northern De Soto Parish: Douglas Carlson, and M, Horn, 2014, Louisiana Geological Survey, Report of Investigations no. 14-01, 130p.

Influence of land use on total suspended solid and dissolved ion concentrations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana area in Sediment Dynamics from the Summit to the Sea: Douglas Carlson, 2014, Proceedings International of ICCE 2014, New Orleans, USA, December, 2014 Association of Hydrological Sciences, Publication, no. 367, pg. 258-264.

Is there a Significant Hydraulic Connection between the Mississippi River, Nearby Oxbow Lakes, and Groundwater within the Mississippi Alluvial Aquifer?:  Douglas Carlson, 2014, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 64, p. 81-90.

Is Public Perception of Water Quality Accurate in Northwestern Louisiana?:  Douglas Carlson, C. Carter, and M. Horn, 2014, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 64, p. 91-104.

2011 Atchafalaya Basin Inundation Data Collection and Damage Assessment Project: Douglas Carlson, M. Horn, T. Van Biersel, and D. Fruge, 2012, Louisiana Geological Survey, Report of Investigations no. 12-01, 253p.

Use of the azimuthal resistivity technique for determination of regional azimuth of transmissivity: Douglas Carlson, 2010, Environmental Geosciences, v. 17, no. 4, p. 163-174.

Application of the surface azimuthal electrical resistivity survey method to determine patterns of regional joint orientation in glacial tills: Douglas Carlson, 2010, Environmental Geosciences, v. 17, no. 4, p. 175-192.

Distribution of Chemical Agents which are Adversely Impacting Water Quality that are related to Lignite within Aquifer of Northwestern Louisiana: Douglas Carlson and T. Van Biersel, 2010, Louisiana Geological Survey, Open-File Series 10-02, 62p.

Influence of Lithology on Scaling Factors for Permeability of Louisiana Geologic Units: Douglas Carlson, 2010, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 60, p. 87-101.

Influence of Lithology on Vertical Anisotropy of Permeability at a Field Scale For Select Louisiana Geologic Units: Douglas Carlson, 2010, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 60, p. 103-118.

Monitoring Saltwater Front within Sparta Aquifer in North Central Louisiana: Douglas Carlson and T. Van Biersel, 2010, Louisiana Geological Survey, Open-File Series, no. 10-1, 40p.

Influence of Facies, Fractures, and Weathering on the Hydraulic Properties of the Monroe Gas Rock: Douglas Carlson and T. Van Biersel, 2009 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 59, p. 159-170.

Is Chloride Concentration Increasing in the Sparta Aquifer of North-Central Louisiana?: Douglas Carlson, and T. Van Biersel, 2009, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 59, p. 171-180.

Long-term Hydrogeologic Characterization of Water Supply Wells Affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita along the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain: T. Van Biersel, L. R. Milner, Douglas Carlson and E.K. Mier, 2009, Louisiana Geological Survey, Report of Investigations, no. 09-01, 56p

Distribution of Possible Disease-Causing Inorganic Tracers in Lignite in the Wilcox Aquifer in Caddo Parish, Louisiana: Douglas Carlson and T. Van Biersel, 2008, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 58, p. 149-159.

Geophysical data integration, stoachastic simulation and significance analysis of groundwater responses using ANOVA in the Chicot Aquifer System, Louisiana, USA: A. Rahman, F.T.C. Tsai, C. White, Douglas Carlson, and C.S. Willson, 2008, Hydrogeology Journal, v. 16, no. 4, p 749-764.  

Storm-damaged saline-contaminated Boreholes as a means of aquifer contamination: Douglas Carlson, T. Van Biersel, and L.R. Milner, 2008, Ground Water, v. 46. no. 1, p 69-79.

Impact of hurricanes storm surges on the groundwater resources: T. Van Biersel, Douglas Carlson, and L.R. Milner, 2007, Environmental Geology, v. 53, p. 813-826.

Systematic Variability of Hydraulic Conductivity within the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer in Northeastern Louisiana: Douglas Carlson, 2006, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 56, p 121-135.  

How Falling Groundwater Levels Influence the Water Budget of Lake Pontchartrain Watershed in Coastal Hydrology and Processes: Douglas A. Carlson, 2006, Proceedings of the American Institute of Hydrology 25th Anniversary Meeting & International Conference “Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality”, May 21-24, 2006, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Water Resources Publication LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colorado p. 273-286.

A Preliminary Examination of Geothermal Gradient Throughout Louisiana’s 64 Parishes: Douglas Carlson and R.P. McCulloh, 2005, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, v. 55, p. 57-70.

Louisiana’s Groundwater Resources: Douglas Carlson, 2005, Louisiana Geological Survey, Educational Series, no. 4, 27 p.

Evaluation of Aquifer Capacity to Sustain Short and Long Term Ground Water Withdrawal from Point Sources in the Chicot Aquifer for Southwest Louisiana: Part I: Douglas Carlson, R. Milner, and B.C. Hanson, 2003, Louisiana Geological Survey, Report of Investigations Series, no. 03-01, 90 p.