Scott Painter


  • Sjöberg, Ylva, et al. “Permafrost Promotes Shallow Groundwater Flow and Warmer Headwater Streams”. Water Resources Research, vol. 57, no. 2, 2021,


  • Coon, Ethan T., et al. “Coupling Surface Flow and Subsurface Flow in Complex Soil Structures Using Mimetic Finite Differences”. Advances in Water Resources, vol. 144, 2020, p. 103701,
  • Jan, Ahmad, et al. “Evaluating Integrated Surface Subsurface Permafrost Thermal Hydrology Models in ATS (v0.88) Against Observations from a Polygonal Tundra Site”. Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 13, no. 5, 2020, pp. 2259-76,
  • Jan, Ahmad, and Scott L. Painter. “Permafrost Thermal Conditions Are Sensitive to Shifts in Snow Timing”. Environmental Research Letters, vol. 15, no. 8, 2020, p. 084026,


  • Zheng, Jianqiu, et al. “Modeling Anaerobic Soil Organic Carbon Decomposition in Arctic Polygon Tundra: Insights into Soil Geochemical Influences on Carbon Mineralization”. Biogeosciences, vol. 16, no. 3, 2019, pp. 663-80,


  • Jan, Ahmad, et al. “A Subgrid Approach for Modeling Microtopography Effects on Overland Flow”. Water Resources Research, vol. 54, no. 9, 2018, pp. 6153-67,
  • Jan, Ahmad, et al. “An Intermediate-Scale Model for Thermal Hydrology in Low-Relief Permafrost-Affected Landscapes”. Computational Geosciences, 2018,
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  • Tang, Guoping, et al. “Addressing Numerical Challenges in Introducing a Reactive Transport Code into a Land Surface Model: A Biogeochemical Modeling Proof-of-Concept With CLM–PFLOTRAN 1.0”. Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 9, no. 3, 2016, pp. 927-46,
  • Tang, Guoping, et al. “Biogeochemical Model of Carbon Dioxide and Methane Production in Anoxic Arctic Soil Microcosms”. Biogeosciences Discussions, 2016, pp. 1-31,
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  • Atchley, Adam L., et al. “Influences and Interactions of Inundation, Peat, and Snow on Active Layer Thickness”. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 43, no. 10, 2016, pp. 5116-23,
  • Painter, Scott L., et al. “Integrated Surface Subsurface Permafrost Thermal Hydrology: Model Formulation and Proof-of-Concept Simulations”. Water Resources Research, vol. 52, no. 8, 2016, pp. 6062-77,
  • Coon, Ethan T., et al. “Managing Complexity in Simulations of Land Surface and Near-Surface Processes”. Environmental Modelling & Software, vol. 78, 2016, pp. 134-49,
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  • Atchley, Adam L., et al. “Using Field Observations to Inform Thermal Hydrology Models of Permafrost Dynamics With ATS (v0.83)”. Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 8, no. 9, 2015, pp. 2701-22,


  • Painter, Scott L., and Satish Karra. “Constitutive Model for Unfrozen Water Content in Subfreezing Unsaturated Soils”. Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 13, no. 4, 2014,
  • Karra, Satish, et al. “Three-Phase Numerical Model for Subsurface Hydrology in Permafrost-Affected Regions (PFLOTRAN-ICE v1.0)”. The Cryosphere, vol. 8, no. 5, 2014, pp. 1935-50,


  • Painter, Scott L., et al. “Modeling Challenges for Predicting Hydrologic Response to Degrading Permafrost”. Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, 2013, pp. 221-4,
  • Frampton, Andrew, et al. “Permafrost Degradation and Subsurface-Flow Changes Caused by Surface Warming Trends”. Hydrogeology Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, 2013, pp. 271-80,


  • Frampton, Andrew, et al. “Non-Isothermal, Three-Phase Simulations of Near-Surface Flows in a Model Permafrost System under Seasonal Variability and Climate Change”. Journal of Hydrology, vol. 403, no. 3-4, 2011, pp. 352-9,