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Publications, Workshops, and Presentations
  1. Site Characterization and Remedial Assessment
  2. Hydrogeological Studies | Flow and Transport Modeling
  3. Soil Vapor Surveys and Vapor Intrusion Analyses
  4. Statistical and Geostatistical Analyses | Monitoring System Optimization
  5. Visualization Analysis for Site Assessment and Litigation Support
  6. Landfill Design and Permitting
  7. Workshops and Trainings
  8. Software and Others
  • Twiford, J., J. Heglie, D. Sweet, B. Mickelson, and M. Ling. 2012. “Ethanol Release and its Consequences at an Active Petroleum Terminal Site.” The 19th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, October 30 – November 1, 2012, Denver, CO.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "Understanding LNAPL Distribution – Evolution and Its Impact on 'Extent Practicable'”. 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Remediation. Click [Here] to play the presentation video on YouTube.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "LNAPL Distribution and Mobility – Identification of Non-Representative Conditions and Use of Baildown Test." 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "LIF-ROST Technology & Visualization – Facilitate Environmental Assessment, Communication, and Negotiation." 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Johnson, J., M. Ling, D. Edwards, and A. Chin. 2011. “Technical Considerations in Evaluating Seepage along a Shoreline.” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, February 7-10, 2011, New Orleans, LA. ISBN 978-0-9819730-3-6. Paper A-21, 8 pages.
  • Johnson, J. and M. Ling. 2009. “Spatial Evaluation of Contaminant Seepage Risk along a Shoreline: A Quantitative Approach.” Proceedings of the 2009 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference, November 2-3, 2009, Costa Mesa, CA, 15 pages.
  • Ling, M., J. Johnson, and X. Lin. 2007. “Contamination Distribution and Mass Estimate via Kriging: Pitfalls and Lessons.” Proceedings of the 2007 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 5-6, 2007, Houston, TX, 12 pages.
  • Johnson, J., M. Lewallen, D. Sweeten, and M. Ling. 2006. “Improving LNAPL Characterization Using Petroleum Exploration Tools.” Proceedings of the 2006 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 6-7, 2006, Houston, TX, 321-329.
  • Ling, M. and J. Johnson. 2005. “Improve Hydrocarbon Contamination Assessment and Conceptualization Using Visual Imagery Technology and LIF Data.” Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, November 8-11, 2005, Houston, TX, 14 pages.
  • Johnson, J. and M. Ling. 2005. “Evaluating the Reliability of LNAPL Thickness Measurements and the Conditions that Produce Non-Representative Values.” Proceedings of the 2005 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water, Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, August 17-19, 2005, Costa Mesa, CA, 44-56.
  • Johnson, J. and M. Ling. 2005. “Applying Visual Technology to Document Multiple Release Locations and Migration Pathways of NAPL.” Proceedings of the 2005 NGWA Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference, July 21-22, 2005, Baltimore, MD, 177-186.
  • AME and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ). 2015. Pavillion, Wyoming Area Domestic Water Wells Draft Final Report and Palability Study. December. Report prepared to address potential groundwater contamination related to oil and gas exploration involving hydraulic fracturing in the Pavillion Field.
  • Ling, M. and H. S. Rifai. 2007. “Modeling of Natural Attenuation with Source Control at a Chlorinated Solvents Dry-Cleaner Site.” Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 27(1), 108-121.
  • Johnson, J. and M. Ling. 2005. “Applying Visual Technology to Document Multiple Release Locations and Migration Pathways of NAPL.” Proceedings of the 2005 NGWA Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference, July 21-22, 2005, Baltimore, MD, 177-186.
  • Ling, M., and H.S. Rifai. 2003. "Assessing Uncertainty in Groundwater Model Predictions at a Chlorinated Solvents Contaminated Site." Groundwater Quality Modeling and Management under Uncertainty ¨C Proceedings of the Symposium, June 23-25 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 34-41.
  • Henry, D. K., Mickelson, B. J., and D. Ohnstad. 1990. "Well Logging and Depth Specific Sampling in a Producing Water Supply Well as an Aid in Identifying Contaminant Stratification." Presented at NWWA Fourth National Outdoor Action Conference.
  • Jones, M. K., Mickelson, B. J., Chamseddin, H. K., and L. R. Freeberg. 1990. "A Practical Application for Unsaturated Zone Fate and Transport Modeling Using SESOIL for Risk Assessments at Fuel-Contaminated Sites." Presented at NWWA Fourth National Outdoor Action Conference.
  • Johnson, P. C., C. C. Stanley, D. L. Byers, D. A. Benson, and M. A. Acton. 1989. "Soil Venting at a California Site: Field Data Reconciled With Theory." Presented at EPA Alternative Remedial Technology Seminars.
  • Ling, M. and J. Kuo. 2011. “Application of Statistics in the Evaluation and Optimisation of Environmental Sampling Plans.” Practical Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis. Ed. Y. Rong, ILM Publications, Hertfordshire, UK. ISBN 978-1-906799-04-5. Pages 141-162.
  • Ling, M., J. Johnson, and X. Lin. 2007. “Contamination Distribution and Mass Estimate via Kriging: Pitfalls and Lessons.” Proceedings of the 2007 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 5-6, 2007, Houston, TX, 12 pages.
  • Ling, M., J. Johnson, and J. Twiford. 2006. “Ground Water Monitoring Program Optimization at an Active Industrial Terminal.” Proceedings of the 2006 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 6-7, 2006, Houston, TX, 330-343.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, and C.J. Newell. 2005. "Optimizing Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring Networks Using Delaunay Triangulation Spatial Analysis Techniques." Environmentrics, 16(6), 635-657.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, J.R. Gonzales, and J.M. Santillan. 2004. "Strategies and Decision-Support Tools for Optimizing Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Plans ¨C MAROS 2.0." Bioremediation Journal, 8(3-4), 109-128.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, C.J. Newell, J.J. Aziz, and J.R. Gonzales. 2003. "Groundwater Monitoring Plans at Small-Scale Sites "An Innovative Spatial & Temporal Methodology." Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 5(1), 126-134.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, and J.R. Gonzales. 2003. "Groundwater Monitoring Plans for BTEX and MTBE Plumes." Proceedings of the 2003 Petroleum Hydrocarbons & Organic Materials in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation, August 20-22, 2003, Costa Mesa, CA, 328-341.
  • Aziz, J.J., M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, C.J. Newell, and J.R. Gonzales. 2003. "MAROS: a Decision Support System for Optimizing Monitoring Plans." Ground Water, 41(3), 355-367.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, C.J. Newell, J.J. Aziz, and J.R. Gonzales. 2002. "A Methodology for Groundwater Monitoring Plan Optimization at Small-Scale Natural Attenuation Sites." Proceedings of the 2002 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation, November 6-8, Atlanta, GA, 129-143.
  • Aziz, J.J., C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales. 2002. "MAROS: Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System Decision Support Tool and Application." Proceedings of the 2002 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation, November 6-8, Atlanta, GA, 283-293.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, and J.R. Gonzales. 2002. "An Integrated Optimization Methodology for Designing Groundwater Monitoring Plans." Proceedings of the Water Resources Planning & Management ¨C First Annual Symposium on Environmental & Water Resources Systems Analysis, May 19-22, 2002, Roanoke, VA, 10 pages.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, and J.R. Gonzales. 2002. "Development of An Integrated Methodology for Optimizing Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring Programs." Proceedings of the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Houston, TX, March 10-13, 2002, A104.
  • Aziz J.J., C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales. 2002. Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 2.0 Users Guide. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence.
  • Ling, M., H.S. Rifai, J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, and J.R. Gonzales. 2001. "An Integrated Sampling Optimization Methodology for Groundwater Long-Term Monitoring." Eos, Trans. AGU, 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H12D-0318.
  • Rifai, H.S., M. Ling, C.J. Newell, S. Ita, and M. Faile. 2000. "Development of Decision Support Tools for Designing Long Term Monitoring Plans (LTMPs)." Groundwater 2000 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 June 2000. Extended abstract (2 pages) in Groundwater Research, Rosbjerg et al. (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam.
  • Aziz, J.J., C.J. Newell, H.S. Rifai, M. Ling, and J.R. Gonzales. 2000. "Decision Support Software for Designing Monitoring Plans." Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, May 22-25, 2000, Monterey, CA, 319-326.
  • Aziz J.J., C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales. 2000. Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 1.0 Users Guide. Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence.
  • Ling, M. and J. Chen. 2014. “Environmental Visualization – Applications to Site Characterization, Remedial Programs, and Litigation Support.” Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(10), 3839-3846.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "LIF-ROST Technology & Visualization – Facilitate Environmental Assessment, Communication, and Negotiation." 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Ling, M., J. Johnson, and X. Lin. 2007. “Contamination Distribution and Mass Estimate via Kriging: Pitfalls and Lessons.” Proceedings of the 2007 Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference, November 5-6, 2007, Houston, TX, 12 pages.
  • Ling, M. and J. Johnson. 2005. "Improve Hydrocarbon Contamination Assessment and Conceptualization Using Visual Imagery Technology and LIF Data." Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, November 8-11, 2005, Houston, Texas, 14 pages.
  • Johnson, J. and M. Ling. 2005. “Applying Visual Technology to Document Multiple Release Locations and Migration Pathways of NAPL.” Proceedings of the 2005 NGWA Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference, July 21-22, 2005, Baltimore, MD, 177-186.
  • Johnson, J., M. Ling, and T. Maldonato. 2004. “Application of Computer Visual Technology to Improve Site Characterization and Remediation.” Proceedings of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) 2004 Environmental Conference, September 27-28, 2004, San Antonio, TX, 9 pages.
  • Johnson, J. A., M. Ling, L. Engel. 2004. "New Approaches in Data Visualization and Management." Proceedings of Southeast AWMA Conference.
  • Ling, M., J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales. 2003. "LTM: Spatial/Temporal Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization." Proceedings of the 2003 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, June 22-26, 2003 Philadelphia, PA, 10 pages.
  • Aziz, J.J., C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales. 2003. "Effective and Efficient LTM: Spatial/Temporal Data Analysis and Visualization." Proceedings of the Seventh International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, June 2-5, Orlando, FL, 8 pages.
  • Heglie, J., Bray, T., Bostrom, D., Wolff, G. 1990. "Planning for Leachate Management at a Closed South Bay Landfill." Proceedings of the Water Pollution Control Federation Conference on Solid Waste Landfills. Chicago, IL. July.
  • Fanelli, E., Lawson, P., Howard, B., Heglie, J. 1990. "Analysis of Groundwater Flow for Closure of a Municipal Landfill in Contra Costa County, California." Proceedings of the Water Pollution Control Federation Conference on Solid Waste Landfills. Chicago, IL. July.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "Understanding LNAPL Distribution – Evolution and Its Impact on 'Extent Practicable'”. 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Remediation. Click [Here] to play the presentation video on YouTube.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "LNAPL Distribution and Mobility – Identification of Non-Representative Conditions and Use of Baildown Test." 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Ling, M. 2012. "LIF-ROST Technology & Visualization – Facilitate Environmental Assessment, Communication, and Negotiation." 14th California Unified Program Annual Training Conference, February 6-9, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Track F – Clean Up; Session – Site Assessment.
  • Johnson, J., M. Ling, and R. Yilmaz. 2008. "Approaches to Predicting NAPL Behavior to Improve Characterization and Lower Remediation Costs." Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference - Post Conference Workshop, November 5, 2008, Houston, TX.
  • Johnson, J., R. Yilmaz, and M. Ling. 2006. "NAPL Environments: How Hydrogeologic Conditions Influence NAPL Distribution, Mobility, and Remediation." Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Assessment, and Remediation Conference - Post Conference Workshop, November 8, 2006, Houston, TX.
  • Johnson, J., R. Yilmaz, M. Beard, M. Ling, and Y. Zheng. 2005. "Environmental Logistics: Applying Technology to Facilitate Management of Petroleum Impacted Sites Workshop." The 12th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, November 8-11, 2005, Houston, TX.
  • Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 2.0. Developed by J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales for Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. http://www.gsi-net.com/en/software/free-software/monitoring-and-remediation-optimization-system-maros-version-2-2.html
  • Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS) Version 1.0. Developed by J.J. Aziz, C.J. Newell, M. Ling, H.S. Rifai, and J.R. Gonzales for Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence.
  • Urban Wastewater Treatment Plant Process Selection Expert System (in Chinese). 1995. Developed by M. Ling, K. Feng, S. Hang, and O. Huang for China Ministry of Construction.
  • Ling, M., and S.J. Hang. 1998. "Application of Fuzzy Decision Method for Process Selection of Urban WTP." Water & Wastewater Engineering, 24(3), 6-9 (in Chinese).