Publications

You can also find my publications on my Google Scholar webpage.

Journal Articles

  1. Wen, T., Liu, M., Zheng, G., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., Applying Machine Learning to Predict Missing Methane Data and Detect Anomalous Methane in Groundwater. In preparation.

  2. Zheng, G., Liu, M., Wen, T., Wang, H., Yao, H., Brantley, S.L. and Li, Z., Targeted Source Detection for Environmental Data. Under review.

  3. Agarwal, A., Wen, T., Xue, L., Chen, A., Herman, A., and Brantley, S.L., Geonet: An Automated Geochemical Network Analysis with Application to Detecting Stream Water Contamination. In preparation.

  4. Shaughnessy, A., Wen, T., Niu, X. and Brantley, S.L., 2019. Three Principles to Use in Streamlining Water Quality Research through Data Uniformity. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  5. Wen, T., Woda, J., Marcon, V., Niu, X., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2019. Exploring How to Use Groundwater Chemistry to Identify Migration of Methane near Shale Gas Wells in the Appalachian Basin. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  6. Liu, R., Heinemann, N., Liu, J., Zhu, W., Wilkinson, M., Xie, Y., Wang, Z., Wen, T., Hao, F., Haszeldine, S.R., 2019. CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Trapping in Natural Analogues in the Yinggehai Basin, South China Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology. [download pdf]

  7. Wen, T., Agarwal, A., Xue, L., Chen, A., Herman, A., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2019. Assessing Changes in Groundwater Chemistry in Landscapes with More than 100 Years of Oil and Gas Development. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. [download pdf]

  8. Woda, J., Wen, T., Oakley, D., Yoxtheimer, D., Engelder, T., Castro, M.C. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. Detecting and Explaining Why Aquifers Occasionally Become Degraded Near Hydraulically Fractured Shale Gas Wells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [download pdf]

  9. Larson, T.E., Nicot, J.P., Mickler, P., Castro, M.C., Darvari, R., Wen, T. and Hall, C.M., 2018. Monitoring Stray Natural Gas in Groundwater with Dissolved Nitrogen. An Example from Parker County, Texas. Water Resources Research. [download pdf]

  10. Wen, T., Niu, X., Gonzales, M., Zheng, G., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. Big groundwater data sets reveal possible rare contamination amid otherwise improved water quality for some analytes in a region of Marcellus Shale development. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  11. Niu, X., Wen, T., Li, Z. and Brantley, S.L., 2018. One Step toward Developing Knowledge from Numbers in Regional Analysis of Water Quality. Environmental Science & Technology. [download pdf]

  12. Wen, T., Pinti, D.L., Castro, M.C., López-Hernández, A., Hall, C.M., Shouakar-Stash, O. and Sandoval-Medina, F., 2018. A Noble Gas and 87Sr/86Sr Study in Fluids of the Los Azufres Geothermal Field, Mexico – Assessing Impact of Exploitation and Constraining Heat Sources. Chemical Geology. [download pdf]

  13. Brantley, S.L., Vidic, R.D., Brasier, K., Yoxtheimer, D., Pollak, J., Wilderman, C. and Wen, T., 2018. Engaging over data on fracking and water quality. Science, 359(6374), pp.395-397. [download pdf]

  14. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L., Mickler, P., Darvari, R. and Larson, T., 2017. Characterizing the noble gas isotopic composition of the Barnett Shale and Strawn group and constraining the source of stray gas in the Trinity Aquifer, north-central Texas. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(11), pp.6533-6541. [download pdf]

  15. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Nicot, J.P., Hall, C.M., Larson, T., Mickler, P. and Darvari, R., 2016. Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in Shallow Groundwaters in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas - A Heavy Noble Gas Analysis. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(21), pp.12012-12021. [download pdf]

  16. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Ellis, B.R., Hall, C.M. and Lohmann, K.C., 2015. Assessing compositional variability and migration of natural gas in the Antrim Shale in the Michigan Basin using noble gas geochemistry. Chemical Geology, 417, pp.356-370. [download pdf]

  17. Wen, T., Castro, M.C., Hall, C.M., Pinti, D.L. and Lohmann, K.C., 2015. Constraining groundwater flow in the Glacial Drift and Saginaw aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios. Geofluids, 16(1), pp.3-25. [download pdf]

  18. Boucher, C., Pinti, D.L., Roy, M., Castro, M.C., Cloutier, V., Blanchette, D., Larocque, M., Hall, C.M., Wen, T. and Sano, Y., 2015. Groundwater age investigation of eskers in the Amos region, Quebec, Canada. Journal of Hydrology, 524, pp.1-14. [download pdf]

  19. Nie, Y., Liu, X., Wen, T., Sun, L. and Emslie, S.D., 2014. Environmental implication of nitrogen isotopic composition in ornithogenic sediments from the Ross Sea region, East Antarctica: Δ15N as a new proxy for avian influence. Chemical Geology, 363, pp.91-100. [download pdf]

Chapters in Books

  1. Wen, T., Data Sharing. In: Schintler L., McNeely C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Big Data. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. 5pp. In Press. Under review.

  2. Wen, T., Data Aggregation. In: Schintler L., McNeely C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Big Data. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. 5pp. In Press. Under review.

Reports and Theses

  1. Wen, T., 2017. Development of Noble Gas Techniques to Fingerprint Shale Gas and to Trace Sources of Hydrocarbons in Groundwater (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan). [download pdf]

  2. Nicot, JP., et al., 2015. Understanding and Managing Environmental Roadblocks to Shale Gas Development: An Analysis of Shallow Gas, NORM, and Trace Metals (Technical Report, http://www.rpsea.org/projects/11122-56/).

  3. Wen, T., 2014. Constraining groundwater flow in the Glacial Drift and Saginaw Aquifers in the Michigan Basin through helium concentrations and isotopic ratios (Master thesis, University of Michigan).

  4. Wen, T., 2011. Analysis on nitrogen species and isotopic composition of the ornithogenic sediments from Cape Bird, Ross Island, East Antarctica (Bachelor thesis, University of Science and Technology of China).

Preprints

  1. Zheng, G., Liu, M., Wen, T., Wang, H., Yao, H., Brantley, S.L. and Li, Z., 2019. Targeted Source Detection for Environmental Data. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.11056. [download pdf]

Open Access Datasets

  1. Wen, T., Woda, J., Marcon, V., Gonzales, M., Niu, X., Herman, A., Guarnieri, M., Li, Z., Brantley, S.L., 2019. Shale Network – Statewide Groundwater in Pennsylvania as of January 2019, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.26208/8ag3-b743.

  2. Wen, T., Gonzales, M., Niu, X., Herman, A., Guarnieri, M., Li, Z., Brantley, S.L., 2018. Shale Network – Mercer County Groundwater as of August 2018, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.18113/D3967X.

  3. Wen, T., Woda, J., Gonzales, M., Herman, A., Brantley, S.L., 2018. Shale Network – Lycoming County Groundwater as of October 2018, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.18113/D35M2X.

  4. Wen, T., Gonzales, M., Niu, X., Herman, A., Guarnieri, M., Li, Z., Brantley, S.L., 2018. Shale Network – Bradford County Groundwater as of May 2018, Data Commons, Penn State University. https://doi.org/10.26208/rj0h-qf52.

Online Educational Modules for College Teaching Posted through Carleton College

  1. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. Bromide in the Allegheny River System. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/steps/191853.html

  2. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. Earthquakes in Pennsylvania. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/steps/191859.html

  3. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. How Pennsylvania Disposes of Brines Safely. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/steps/191889.html

  4. Wen, T., Brazil, L., Brantley, S. L., Pelepko, S. and Beattie, S., 2018. Environmental Issues Related to Brine Disposal from Oil and Gas Development in Pennsylvania. https://serc.carleton.edu/hydromodules/units/191769.html