Dr. Thom Bogaard

Thom Bogaard obtained his MSc degree in 1993 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam studying surface erosion on terraced agricultural fields and sediment transport in small catchment in central-Java, Indonesia. Additionally he worked on micrometeorological research in relation to the desertification in central Spain. His PhD degree followed in 2001 at Utrecht University on the ‘Analysis of hydrological processes in unstable clayey slopes’. In 2007 he moved to Delft University of Technology to work in the group of prof. Hubert Savenije as experimental and hillslope hydrologists.

Thom’s main research interest can be summarized as the interaction between water and environmental processes and their impacts on human society. Hereto, Thom focuses on hillslope and landslide hydrology as well as on development and application of innovative measurement techniques for hydrology. His main research topics are:

  • The influence of preferential flow paths on hydrological behaviour of landslides
  • Modelling of the feedbacks between slope deformation and hydrology
  • The long-term hydrological influence of vegetation on slope stability
  • Hydrometeorological and water quality measurement networks
  • The use of volunteer information in data collection
  • Science communication, especially related to natural hazards
  • Isotope hydrology; studying hydrological processes by applying stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes
  • Applying Fibre Optic Cable for distributed temperature and strain measurements in hydrological system
  • Watertagging; developing nanoparticles with DNA-tag that can be used as water flow path tracer.

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Selected publications

Landslide hydrology
Bogaard, TA, R Greco (2015) Landslide hydrology: from hydrology to pore pressure. WIREs Water 2015. doi: 10.1002/wat2.1126
Bogaard,TA, R Greco 2014. Hillslope hydrological modeling for landslides prediction. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18:4185-4188. doi:10.5194/hess-18-1-2014

Krzeminska, DM, TA Bogaard, T-H Debieche, F Cervi, V Marc, J-P Malet (2014). On-site investigation of fissure flows with small-scale sprinkling tests on active mudslide. Earth Surf. Dynam., 2, 181–195. doi:10.5194/esurf-2-181-2014

Wei Meng, T.A.Bogaard, L.P.H. van Beek (2014). How the stabilizing effect of vegetation on a slope changes over time: a review. 3rd WLF, Beijing 2014. Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment, 363-372. Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-04999-1

Krzeminska, DM, TA Bogaard, J-P Malet, LPH. van Beek. (2013). A model of hydrological and mechanical feedbacks of preferential fissure flow in a slow-moving landslide. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 947-959, 2013

Van der Spek, JE, M Bakker, TA Bogaard (2013): Characterization of groundwater dynamics in landslides in varved clays. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci.,17, 2171-2183,. doi:10.5194/hess-17-2171-2013

van Asch, ThWJ, J-P Malet, TA Bogaard (2009): The effect of groundwater fluctuations on the velocity pattern of slow-moving landslides. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 739–749. 

de Montety, V, V Marc, Ch Emblach, J-P Malet, C Bertrand, O Maquaire, TA Bogaard (2007). Identifying origin of groundwater and flow processes in complex landslides affecting black marls in southern French Alps: insights from an hydrochemical survey. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 32, pp.32-48: DOI: 10.1002/esp.1370

Barij, N, A Stokes, TA Bogaard, LPH van Beek (2007). Does growing on a slope affect tree xylem structure and water relations? Tree Physiology, 27, pp.757-764

Van Asch, ThWJ, LPH. van Beek, TA Bogaard (2007). Problems in predicting the rate of slow moving landslides. Engineering Geology, 91, pp.46-55.

Bogaard, TA, Y Guglielmi, V Marc, Ch Emblach, C Bertrand, J Mudry (2007). Geo- and hydrochemical monitoring in landslide research: a review. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 178, No.2, pp.113-126

Bogaard, TA, ThWJ. van Asch (2002). The role of the soil moisture balance in the unsaturated zone on movement and stability of the Beline landslide, France. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol.27, pp. 1177-1188

Catchment Hydrology
Coenders-Gerrits, AMJ., RJ van der Ent, TA Bogaard, L Wang-Erlandsson, M Hrachowitz, HHG Savenije (2014). Uncertainties in transpiration estimates, Nature 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12925

Ehret,U., HV Gupta, M Sivapalan, SV Weijs, SJ Schymanski, G Blöschl, AN Gelfan, C Harman, A Kleidon, TA Bogaard, D Wang, T Wagener, U Scherer, E Zehe, MFP Bierkens, G Di Baldassarre, J Parajka, LPH van Beek, A van Griensven, MC Westhoff (2014) Advancing Catchment Hydrology to deal with Predictions under Change. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 649–671. doi:10.5194/hess-18-649-2014

Hrachowitz, M, HHG Savenije, TA Bogaard, D Tetzlaff, C Soulsby (2013). What can flux tracking teach us about water age distribution patterns and their temporal dynamics? Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 533-564, 2013

Westhoff, MC, M Gooseff, TA Bogaard, HHG Savenije (2011). Quantifying hyporheic exchange at high spatial resolution using natural temperature variations along a first-order stream. WRR Vol. 47, W10508, doi:10.1029/2010WR009767

Jongschaap, REE, RAR Blesgraaf, TA Bogaard, EN van Loo, HHG Savenije (2009). The water footprint of bioenergy from Jatropha curcas L.. Comment Letter to the editor. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106:E92. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.0907272106PNAS

Löhr, AJ, TA Bogaard, A Heikens, MR Hendriks, S Sumarti, MJ van Bergen, CAM van Gestel, NM van Straalen, PZ Vroon, B Widianarko (2005). Natural pollution caused by the extreme acid crater lake Kawah Ijen, east Java, Indonesia. ESPR Evironmetal Science and Pollution Research, vol.12, no.2, pp.89-95.

Tracer hydrology and measurement techniques
Foppen, JW, J Seopa, N Bakobie, TA Bogaard (2013) Development of a methodology for the application of synthetic DNA in stream tracer injection experiments. Water Resources Research, Vol. 49, 5369–5380, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20438, 2013

Krzeminska, DM, S Steele-Dunne, TA Bogaard, MM Rutten, P Sailhac, Y Géraud (2012) High resolution temperature observations to monitor soil thermal properties as a proxy for soil moisture condition in clay shale landslide. Hydrol. Process. 26, 2143–2156 DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7980

Penna, D, B Stenni, M Sanda, S Wrede, TA Bogaard, M Michelini, BMC Fischer, A Gobi, N Mantese, G Zuecco, M Borga,  M Bonazza, M Sobotkova, B Čejková, LI Wassenaar (2012). Technical Note: Evaluation of between-sample memory effects in the analysis of δ2H and δ18O of water samples measured by laser spectroscopes. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3925-3933, doi:10.5194/hess-16-3925-2012

Westhoff, MC, TA Bogaard, HHG Savenije (2011) Quantifying spatial and temporal discharge dynamics of an event in a first order stream, using distributed temperature sensing. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. doi:10.5194/hess-15-1945-2011

Steele-Dunne, SC, MM Rutten, DM Krzeminska, M Hausner, SW Tyler, JS Selker, TA Bogaard, NC van de Giesen (2010). Feasibility of Soil Moisture Estimation using Passive Distributed Temperature Sensing. Water Resour. Res., 46, W03534, doi:10.1029/2009WR008272, 2010

Penna, D, B Stenni, M Sanda, S Wrede, TA Bogaard, A Gobbi, M Borga, BMC Fischer, M Bonazza (2010). On the reproducibility and repeatability of laser absorption spectroscopy measurements for δ2H and δ 18O isotopic analysis. doi:10.5194/hess-14-1-2010. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1551–1566, 2010.

Bogaard, TA, JT Buma, CJM Klawer (2004).Testing the potential of geochemical techniques for identifying hydrological systems within landslides in partly weathered marls. Geomorphology 58, 323-338

Cortes Arevalo VJ, M Charrière, G Bossi, S Frigerio, L Schenato, TA Bogaard, C Bianchizza, A Pasuto, S Sterlacchini (2014). Evaluating data quality collected by volunteers for first-level inspection of hydraulic structures in mountain catchments. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2681-2698. doi:10.5194/nhess-14-2681-2014

Charrière, M.K.M., S.J. Junier, E. Mostert & T.A. Bogaard (2012). Flood risk communication - Visualization tools and evaluations of effectiveness. In F Klijn & T Schweckendiek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd European conference on floodrisk management (pp. 1-7). Boca Raton: CRC Press (ISBN 978-0-415-62144-1).

Charriere, MKM, Bogaard, TA & Mostert, E (2012). Disaster managers' perception of effective visual risk communication for general public. In S Zlatanova & R Peters (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th international conference on geo-information for disaster management Vol. WP12-04. CTIT Workshop Proceedings Series, (ISSN 0929-0672) (pp. 11-19). Enschede: Universiteit Twente.

Peters, E.T.J.-P. Malet, T.A. Bogaard (2010). Multi-sensor monitoring network for real-time landslide forecasts in early warning systems. Pp. 335-340. Proceeding conference on Mountain Risks: bringing science to society (Ed. J.-P Malet, T. Glade, N. Casagli). Florence 2010. ISBN 2-9518317-1-5

Thom Bogaard

Associate Professor