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Brady A. Flinchum

Dr. Brady FlinchumAssistant Professor
170 Rich Lab
448 Brackett Hall
864.656.5019
Email: bflinch@clemson.edu 

Ph.D. University of Wyoming, 2017, Geophysics
B.S. University of Nevada, Reno, 2012, Geophysics

Classes | Publications 

Personal Homepage: Bradyflinchum.com

Faculty Overview

Dr. Flinchum’s teaching and research focuses on creatively combining near-surface geophysical measurements to improve our understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur near Earth’s Surface (up to ~100 m depth). He is interested in using these measurements to improve our understanding of the relationships between geophysical, hydrological, and geochemical parameters, elucidate complex processes that shape and maintain the subsurface structure, and improve our understanding of the distribution of groundwater in the shallow subsurface. Dr. Flinchum’s research utilizes field-based measurement and reaches across scientific disciplines to decipher and integrate geophysical data sets with other data collected on different spatial and temporal scales.

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

GEOL 4090 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics
GEOL 4091 Environmental and Exploration Geophysics Laboratory

Selected Publications

Flinchum, B. A., Holbrook, W. S., Parsekian, A. D., Carr, B. J. (2019). Using borehole and surface nuclear magnetic resonance to characterize the deep critical zone structure of a weathered and fractured granite. Vadose Zone Journal. doi: 10.2136/vzj2018.12.0209; Date posted: June 25, 2019

Holbrook, W. S., Marcon, V., Bacon, A. R., Brantley, S. L., Carr, B. J., Flinchum, B. A., … Riebe, C. S. (2019). Links between physical and chemical weathering inferred from a 65-m-deep borehole through Earth’s critical zone. Scientific Reports, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40819-9

Flinchum, B. A., Holbrook, W. S., Grana, D., Parsekian, A. D., Carr, B. J., Hayes, J. L., & Jiao, J. (2018). Estimating the water holding capacity of the critical zone using near-surface geophysics. Hydrological Processes. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13260

Flinchum, B. A., Holbrook, W. S., Rempe, D., Moon, S., Riebe, C. S., Carr, B. J., … Peters, M. P. (2018). Critical Zone Structure Under a Granite Ridge Inferred From Drilling and Three-Dimensional Seismic Refraction Data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123(6), 1317–1343. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JF004280

Klos, P. Z., Goulden, M. L., Riebe, C. S., Tague, C. L., O’Geen, A. T., Flinchum, B. A., … Bales, R. C. (2018). Subsurface plant-accessible water in mountain ecosystems with a Mediterranean climate. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 5(3), e1277. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1277

Ohara, N., Steven Holbrook, W., Yamatani, K., Flinchum, B. A., & St. Clair, J. T. (2018). Spatial delineation of riparian groundwater within alluvium deposit of mountainous region using Laplace equation. Hydrological Processes, 32(1), 30–38. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11395

Novitsky, C. G., Holbrook, W. S., Carr, B. J., Pasquet, S., Okaya, D., & Flinchum, B. A. (2018). Mapping Inherited Fractures in the Critical Zone Using Seismic Anisotropy From Circular Surveys. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(7), 3126–3135. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL075976

Parsekian, A. D., Claes, N., Singha, K., Minsley, B. J., Carr, B., Voytek, E., … Flinchum, B. (2017). Comparing Measurement Response and Inverted Results of Electrical Resistivity Tomography Instruments. Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 22(3), 249–266. https://doi.org/10.2113/JEEG22.3.249

Parsekian, A., Grombacher, D., Davis, A., Flinchum, B. A., Munday, T., & Cahill, K. (2014). Near-surface geophysics for informed water-management decisions in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of South Australia. The Leading Edge, 33(12), 1342–1347. https://doi.org/10.1190/tle33121342.1