Eric Petermann

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Eric Petermann

Department Environmental Informatics
Helmholtz-Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 235 1674
eric.petermann@ufz.de

Eric Petermann


Academic Career

since 2014

Doctoral Researcher at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research

Research Topic: Quantification of Groundwater Discharge into Coastal Water Bodies Using Environmental Tracers

2004 -2011

Studies at University of Leipzig

Diplom (M.Sc.) in Geography ("with distinction")

Major: physical geography; minor: geology, geophysics, medieval and modern history

Final thesis: "Application of direct current resistivity-salt tracer-tests for detecting flow characteristics in a gravel bar" (UFZ, Depts. Hydrogeology, Monitoring & Explorationtechnologies)

2008 - 2009

Semester Abroad at University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)


Professional Career

2012 - 2013

GGL Geophysik und Geotechnik Leipzig GmbH

Occupation: geophysicist (focus on ERT & gravity)

since 2011

Projektgruppe Stadt und Entwicklung - Ferber, Graumann & Partner

Occupation: scientific staff (urban and spatial research)


Research topics

  • Groundwater-Surface water interaction (sea, estuary, river, lake)
  • Isotope hydrogeochemistry (222Rn, 22xRa, 18O, 2H)
  • Statistical modelling
  • Time series analysis
  • Hydrogeophysics

PhD project

SPACES-GSI: GROUNDWATER / SEAWATER INTERACTION ALONG THE SOUTH AFRICAN SOUTH COAST AND ITS EFFECTS ON SUSTAINABLE COASTAL AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT




Publications

Conference contributions

Presentations

E. Petermann, K. Knöller, C. Rocha, J. Scholten, R. Stollberg, H. Weiß & M. Schubert: "Quantification of submarine groundwater discharge and its short-term dynamics by linking time-variant end-member mixing analysis and isotope mass balancing (222-Rn)", European Geosciences Union, 24th-28th April 2017, Vienna, Austria.

E. Petermann, J. Scholten, K. Knöller, R. Stollberg & M. Schubert: "Quantification of Submarine Groundwater Discharge into False Bay", 14th Biennial Ground Water Division Conference of the Geological Society of South Africa, 21st -23rd September 2015, Muldersdrift, South Africa.

E. Petermann & M. Schubert: "Quantification of the Response Delay of Mobile Radon Detectors Applied for Detecting Short-Term Fluctuations of Radon-In-Water Concentrations", GeoRadon´14, Workshop on Geoscience Radon Applications, 30th -31st October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

Poster

E.Petermann, J. Scholten, K. Knöller, H. Weiß & M. Schubert: "Novel Approaches in Radon Mass Balancing for Quantifying Groundwater Discharge into Surface Water Bodies". VI International Radium-Radon-Meeting, 18th-21st 2016, Girona, Spain.

E. Petermann, R. Stollberg & M. Schubert: "Determination of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in South Africa – a Contribution to Coastal (Ground)Water Management in a semi-arid area." AquaConSoil, 9th -13th June 2015, Copenhagen, Dänemark.

E. Petermann & M. Schubert: "Using Radon-in-Water Concentrations as Indicator for Groundwater Discharge into Surface Water Bodies – Enhanced Data Processing". EGU General Assembly 2015, 12th-17th April 2015, Vienna, Austria. Poster EGU (953.5 KB)

E. Petermann, C. Schmidt, U. Werban. & J.H. Fleckenstein: “Application of direct current resistivity-salt tracer-tests for detecting flow characteristics in a gravel bar”. AGU Fall Meeting, 5th -9th December 2011, San Francisco, USA.


Memberships

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften (DGG)
  • Fachsektion Hydrogeologie der DGG (FH-DGG)