- B.S., Geological Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, 1997
- M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1998
- Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 2003
- Water Resources
- Physical Hydrogeology
- Chemical Hydrogeology
- Environmental Geology
Research Interests/Current Projects
My research specialization is hydrogeophysics, with an emphasis on collecting, processing, and interpreting ground penetrating radar (GPR) data for environmental, engineering, and agricultural applications.
Current research projects include:
- Investigation of geostatistical moments of water content as a function of space, time, vegetation cover, and measurement scale.
- Stochastic characterization of near-surface soil texture, soil water content, and atmospheric interactions.
- Non-invasive estimation of sub-asphalt water content and pavement structural failure using surface GPR.
- Water content estimation for agricultural applications using surface ground penetrating radar (GPR): Development of a vineyard precision management tool.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, J. Harvey, and Y. Rubin, Evaluation of infiltration in layered pavements using surface GPR reflection techniques, submitted to Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2004.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, and Y. Rubin, Field-scale estimation of volumetric water content using GPR groundwave techniques, Water Resources Research, 39(11), SBH5-1–SBH5-11, 2003.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, and Y. Rubin, GPR monitoring of volumetric water content in soils applied to highway construction and maintenance, Leading Edge of Exploration, 21(5), 482-485, 2002.
Hubbard, S., K. Grote, and Y. Rubin, Estimation of near-subsurface water content using high frequency GPR ground wave, Leading Edge of Exploration, Society of Exploration Geophysics, 21(6), 552-559, 2002.
Grote, K., Influence of near-surface vegetation on the values and variability of soil water content, EOS. Trans. AGU 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H32C-0591, 2003.
Hubbard, S., L. Pierce, K. Grote, and Y. Rubin, Assessing the relative importance of incorporating spatial and temporal variability of soil and plant parameters into local water balance models: investigations within a California vineyard, Fall AGU, San Francisco, Dec. 6-10, 2003.
Hubbard, S., K. Grote, I. Lunt, L. Pierce, and Y. Rubin, Spatial and temporal variability of soil moisture content obtained using GPR data: accuracy, resolution, and implications for precision viticulture, GSA annual meeting, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2003.
Rubin, Y., K. Grote, and S. Hubbard, On the combined use of surface and airborne measurements for basin-scale assessment, IUGG abstract, Sapporo, Japan, C25-005, July 4-12, 2003.
Hubbard, S., K. Grote, I. Lunt, and Y. Rubin, Near surface water content estimation using GPR data: investigations within California Vineyards, Geophysical Research Abstract, Vol 5, 02403, European Geophysical Society, Abstract Number EAE03-A-01486, 2003.
Hubbard, S., K. Grote, Y. Rubin, and M. Kowalsky, Mapping the water distribution in a California winery, Proceedings of the International Groundwave Symposium, p 169-172, Berkeley, CA, March 2002.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, and Y. Rubin, Soil water content spatial correlation estimation using GPR, EOS. Trans. AGU 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31C-0247, 2001.
Hubbard, S., K. Grote, M. Kowalsky, and Y. Rubin, Investigating temporal and spatial variations in near surface water content using GPR, Invited Abstract: EOS. Trans. AGU 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract GP11B-09, 2001.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, and Y. Rubin, Temporal monitoring of sub-asphalt water content using ground penetrating radar techniques, Proc. SAGEEP, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Denver, CO, March 2001.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, A. Lawrence, J. Harvey, M. Riemer, J. Peterson, and Y. Rubin, Non-destructive monitoring of water content using surface ground penetrating radar techniques, International Conference on Application of Geophysical Technologies to Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance of Transportation Facilities, St. Louis, MO, Dec. 2000.
Grote, K., S. Hubbard, A. Lawrence, J. Harvey, M. Riemer, and Y. Rubin, Nondestructive estimation of sub-asphalt water content using surface ground penetrating radar techniques, EOS 80(46), F303, 1999.
Rubin, Y., S. Hubbard, M. Riemer, J. Harvey, and K. Grote, Calibration of Ground penetrating radar for measuring water content using buried reflectors, Report for California Dept. of Transportation, 1999.