Andrea Popp

Postdoctoral Fellow - Section of Geology and Geophysics
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Mobile phone +47 22855936
Room 325
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

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Academic interests

  • Surface water groundwater interactions in alpine and arctic environments
  • Linking hydrological processes and greenhouse gas evasion in high-latitude catchments
  • Integrating environmental tracer data with different modelling approaches


  • Since 01/2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 09/2015–12/2019: Scientific employee, Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water, Eawag, Switzerland
  • 09/2015–10/2019: PhD, Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 10/2009–08/2015: BSc and MSc Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany


  1. Groundwater Response to Snowpack Changes
  2. Tracing groundwater recharge in a glaciated catchment (Finse, Norway)
  3. Airborne microplastics in high-latitude catchments (Finse, Norway)
  4. River discharge dynamics of major Arctic catchments and their linkage to permafrost thaw



  • Popp, A.L., Manning, C., Knapp, J.L.A., Rapid advances in mobile mass spectrometry enhance tracer hydrology and water
    management, Water Resources Research, 57, 6,
  • Ladd, B., Van De Ven, C.J.C., Chao, J., Soares, J., Cary, T., Finke, N., Manning, C., Popp, A.L., Chopra, C., Cahill, A.G., Mayer, K.U., Black, A., Lauer, R., van Geloven, C., Welch, L., Crowe, S., Mayer, B., Beckie, R.D. Assessment of Fugitive Natural Gas on Near-Surface Groundwater Quality.
    Geoscience BC Final Report, (open access link)
  • Popp, A.L., Pardo-Álvarez, Á.,  Schilling, O., Musy, S., Peel, M., Purtschert, R., Hunkeler, D., Brunner, P., Kipfer R. (2021) A framework for untangling transient groundwater mixing and travel times, Water Resources Research, 57, 4, (this article was selected as Research Highlight and has a corresponding article on Eos)
  • Biswakarma, J., Rushworth, D., Srivastava, G., Singh, G., Kang, K., Das, S., Anantharaman, S.B., Aeppli, M., Popp, A.L., Bhuyan, D.J. (2021) Organizational Level Responses to the COVID-19 Outbreak: Challenges, Strategies and Framework for Academic Institutes, Frontiers Communication,
  • Van De Ven, C.J.C., Cahill, A.G., Ladd, B., Chao, J., Soares, J., Cary, T., Finke, N., Manning, C., Popp, A.L., Chopra, C., Mayer, K.U., Black, A., Lauer, R., van Geloven, C., Welch, L., Crowe, S., Mayer, B., Beckie, R.D. (2021) A confined aquifer controlled natural gas release experiment in NE BC, Geoscience BC Summary of Activities2020: Energy and Water, Geoscience BC, Report 2021-02, 135–144 (open access link)
  • Moeck, C., Popp, A.L., Brennwald, M.S., Kipfer R., Schirmer, M. (2021) Combined method of 3H/3He apparent age and on-site helium analysis to identify groundwater flow processes and transport of perchloroethylene (PCE) in an urban area, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 238, 103773, doi.10.1016/j.jconhyd.2021.103773


  • Popp, A.L., Hall, C. and Yilmaz, Y. (2020) How to combat bullying and discrimination in the geosciences, Eos, 101, doi.10.1029/2020EO151914
  • Popp, A. L.; Manning, C. C.; Brennwald, M. S.; Kipfer, R. (2020) A new in situ method for tracing denitrification in riparian groundwater, Environmental Science and Technology, 54, 3, 1562-1572, doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b05393
  • Cahill, A.G., Ladd, B., Chao, J., Soares, J., Cary, T., Finke, N., Manning, C., Popp, A.L., Chopra, C., Mayer, K.U., Black, A., Lauer, R., van Geloven, C., Welch, L., Crowe, S., Mayer, B., Beckie, R.D. (2020) Controlled Natural Gas Release Experiment in a Confined Aquifer, Northeastern British Columbia (NTS 094A/04): Activity Report 2018–2019, Geoscience BC, ISSN 2562-2765 (open access link)


  • Popp, A. L.; Scheidegger, A.; Moeck, C.; Brennwald, M. S.; Kipfer, R. (2019) Integrating Bayesian groundwater mixing modeling with on‐site helium analysis to identify unknown water sources, Water Resources Research, 55, 12, 10602-10615, doi:10.1029/2019WR025677
  • Popp, A.L. (2019) Tracing surface water-groundwater interactions with in-situ noble gas analysis, Doctoral Thesis, Zurich, ETH Zurich, doi: 10.3929/ethz-​b-000403384
  • Lewandowski, J.; Arnon, S.; Banks, E.; Batelaan, O.; Betterle, A.; Broecker, T.; Coll, C.; Drummond, J. D.; Garcia, J. G.; Galloway, J.; Gomez-Velez, J.; Grabowski, R. C.; Herzog, S. P.; Hinkelmann, R.; Höhne, A.; Hollender, J.; Horn, M. A.; Jaeger, A.; Krause, S.; Löchner Prats, A.; Magliozzi, C.; Meinikmann, K.; Mojarrad, B. B.; Mueller, B. M.; Peralta-Maraver, I.; Popp, A. L.; Posselt, M.; Putschew, A.; Radke, M.; Raza, M.; Riml, J.; Robertson, A.; Rutere, C.; Schaper, J. L.; Schirmer, M.; Schulz, H.; Shanafield, M.; Singh, T.; Ward, A. S.; Wolke, P.; Wörman, A.; Wu, L. (2019) Is the hyporheic zone relevant beyond the scientific community?, Water, 11(11), 2230 (33 pp.), doi:10.3390/w11112230
  • Popp, A. L.; Lutz, S. R.; Khatami, S.; van Emmerik, T. H. M.; Knoben, W. J. M. (2019) A global survey on the perceptions and impacts of gender inequality in the earth and space sciences, Earth and Space Science, 6(8), 1460-1468, doi:10.1029/2019EA000706 (among the top 10% most downloaded papers in 2019)


  • van Emmerik, T.; Popp, A.; Solcerova, A.; Müller, H.; Hut, R. (2018) Reporting negative results to stimulate experimental hydrology: discussion of "The role of experimental work in hydrological sciences – insights from a community survey", Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63(8), 1269-1272, doi:10.1080/02626667.2018.1493203
  • Lutz, S. R.; Popp, A.; van Emmerik, T.; Gleeson, T.; Kalaugher, L.; Möbius, K.; Mudde, T.; Walton, B.; Hut, R.; Savenije, H.; Slater, L. J.; Solcerova, A.; Stoof, C. R.; Zink, M. (2018) HESS opinions: science in today’s media landscape – challenges and lessons from hydrologists and journalists, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(7), 3589-3599,
  • Gleeson, T.; Manning, A. H.; Popp, A.; Zane, M.; Clark, J. F. (2018) The suitability of using dissolved gases to determine groundwater discharge to high gradient streams, Journal of Hydrology, 557, 561-572, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.12.022


  • Moeck, C.; Radny, D.; Popp, A.; Brennwald, M.; Stoll, S.; Auckenthaler, A.; Berg, M.; Schirmer, M. (2017) Characterization of a managed aquifer recharge system using multiple tracers, Science of the Total Environment, 609, 701-714, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.211


  • Zingraff-Hamed, A. and Popp, A. (2011), Stadtmitte am Fluss: unvollständige Nachhaltigkeit, Garten + Landschaft, 12, 46-47


  • Hall, C.A., Saia, S.M., Popp, A.L., Dogulu, N., Schymanski, S., Drost, N., van Emmerik T. Hut, R. (2021). A Hydrologist’s Guide to Open Science. EarthArXiv Preprints,
  • Popp, A.L., Lutz, S.R., Khatami, S., van Emmerik, T., Knoben W. (2019). A global survey on the perceptions and impacts of gender inequality in the Earth and space sciences. EarthArXiv Preprints,
  • van Emmerik, T., Popp, A., Solcerova, A., Müller, H., Hut, R. (2018). Reporting negative results to stimulate experimental hydrology. EarthArXiv Preprints,

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