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Karsten Høgh Jensen


Professor, PhD


University of Copenhagen, Department of Geography and Geology


University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K.


+45 3532 2484



Research interests:

1. Unsaturated flow and transport

2. Hydrogeophysics

3. Groundwater flow and transport

4. Catchment hydrology and coupling to remote sensing

5. Climate change

6. Hydrological observatories

Involvement in research projects:

1. Measurement of water content and tracer concentrations using geophysical techniques

2. Application of remote sensing data in distributed hydrological models

3. Water balance assesment in Skjern catchment

4. Prediction of recharge in semi-arid catchments

5. Assesssent of climate change on water resources

6. Groundwater resources assessment in North China Plains

Advisor for PhD students:

1. Yunqiao Shu (Groundwater modeling of North China Plains)

2. Xin He (Rainfall estimation from wheather radar)

3. Søren Højmark Rasmussen (Coupling of climate model and hydrological model)

4. Eline Haarder (Groundwater recharge)

5. Lauren Seaby (Uncertainty in predictions of effects of climate change)

Key publications:

ISI publications (2005-2009):

Ladekarl, U.L., K.R .Rasmussen, S. Christensen, K. Høgh Jensen and B. Hansen (2005). Groundwater recharge and evapotranspiration for two natural ecosystems covered with oak and heather, Journal of Hydrology, 300, 76-99, 2005.

Gudbjerg, J., T. Heron, T.O. Sonnenborg , T. O. and K. Høgh Jensen (2005). Three-dimensional numerical modeling of steam override observed at a full-scale remediation of an unconfined aquifer, Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation 25(3), 116-127.

Illangasekare, T., S.W. Tyler, T.P. Clement, K.G. Villholth, A. Perera, J. Obeysekara, A. Gunatilaka, C.R. Panabokke, D.W. Hyndman, K.J. Cunningham, J.J. Kaluarachchi, W. Yeh, M.T. van Genuchten and K. Høgh Jensen (2006), Impacts of the 2004 tsunami on groundwater resources in Sri Lanka, Water Resources Research, 42, W05201, doi: 10.1029/2006WR004876.

Høier, C.K., T.O. Sonnenborg, K. Høgh Jensen, C. Kortegaard, M.M. Nasser (2007), Experimental investigation of pneumatic soil vapor extraction, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 89, 29-47.

Troldborg, L., J.C. Refsgaard, K. Høgh Jensen and P. Engesgaard (2007). The Importance of Alternative Conceptual Models for Simulation of Concentrations in a Multi-aquifer System, Hydrogeology Journal, 15(5), 861-876, DOI: 10.1007/s10040-007-0192-y.

Hinsby, K., A. L. Hojberg, P. Engesgaard, K. H. Jensen, F. Larsen, L. N. Plummer, and E. Busenberg (2007). Transport And Degradation Of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the Pyritic Rabis Creek Aquifer, Denmark, Water Resources Research, 43, W10423, doi:10.1029/2006WR005854.

Looms, M.C., K. Høgh Jensen, L. Nielsen and A. Binley (2008). Monitoring unsaturated flow and transport using cross-borehole geophysical methods, Vadose Zone Journal, 7(1), 227-237, doi: 10.2136/vzj2006.0129.

Looms, M.C., A. Binley, K. Høgh Jensen, L. Nielsen and T.M. Hansen (2008). Identifying unsaturated hydraulic parameters using an integrated data fusion approach on cross-borehole geophysical data, Vadose Zone Journal, 7(1), 238-248, doi: 10.2136/vzj2007.0087.

Rosenbom, A.E., V. Ernstsen, H. Flühler, K. Høgh Jensen, J.C. Refsgaard and H. Wydler (2008). Fluorescence imaging of tracer distributions in unsaturated fractured clayey till, Journal of Environmental Quality, 37, 448-458.

Stisen, S., I. Sandholt, A. Nørgaard, R. Fensholt and K. Høgh Jensen (2008). Combining the triangle method with thermal inertia to estimate regional evapotranspiration – applied to MSG-SEVIRI data in the Senegal River basin, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 1242-1255.

Stisen, S., K. Høgh Jensen, I. Sandholt and D. Grimes (2008). A remote sensing driven distributed hydrological model of the Senegal River basin, Journal of Hydrology, 354, 131-148.

Troldborg, L., K. Høgh Jensen, P. Engesgaard, J.C. Refsgaard and K. Hinsby (2008). Using environmental tracers in modeling flow in a complex shallow aquifer system, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 13(11), 1037-1048.

Rosenbom, A.E, , R. Therrien, J. C. Refsgaard, K. Høgh Jensen, V. Ernstsen and K. E. S. Klint (2009). Numerical analysis of water and solute transport in variably-saturated fractured clayey till, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 104 (1-4), 137-152.

Høier, C.K. T.O. Sonnenborg, K.Høgh Jensen and J. Gudbjerg (2009). Model analysis of mechanisms controlling pneumatic soil vapor extraction, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 103 (3/4), 82-98.

van Roosmalen, L., T. O. Sonnenborg and K. Høgh Jensen (2009). Quantifying the effects of climate change and land use change on water resources in Denmark using an integrated watershed model, Water Resources Research, 45, W00A15, doi:10.1029/2007WR006760.

Vithanage, M., K.G. Villholth, K. Mahatantila, P. Engesgaard and K. Høgh Jensen (2009). Effect of well cleaning and pumping on groundwater quality of a tsunami-affected coastal aquifer in Eastern Sri Lanka, Water Resources Research, 45, W07501, doi:10.1029/2008WR007509.

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