List of publications


[24] Klepikova, M., Méheust, Y, Roques, C., Linde, N.  Heat transport by flow through rough rock fractures: a numerical investigation. Accepted with revisions in Water Resources Research.

[23] Zappone, A., Rinaldi, A. P., Grab, M., Wenning, Q., Roques, C., Obermann, A., Bernasconi, S. M., Soom, F., Cook, P., Guglielmi, Y., Nussbaum, C., Giardini, D., & Wiemer, S. (2020). Fault sealing and caprock integrity for CO 2 storage : an in-situ injection experiment. Solid Earth Discussions, August, 1–49.

[22] Dutler, N., Valley, B., Gischig, V., Jalali, M., Brixel, B., Krietsch, H., Roques, C., & Amann, F. (2020). Hydromechanical insight of fracture opening and closure during in-situ hydraulic fracturing in crystalline rock. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 135(July), 104450.​

[21] Jachens, E. R., Roques, C., Rupp, D. E., & Selker, J. S. (2020). Streamflow Recession Analysis Using Water Height. Water Resources Research, 56(6), 1–9.

[20] Roques, C., Weber, U. W., Brixel, B., Krietsch, H., Dutler, N., Brennwald, M. S., Villiger, L., Doetsch, J., Jalali, M., Gischig, V., Amann, F., Valley, B., Klepikova, M., & Kipfer, R. (2020). In situ observation of helium and argon release during fluid-pressure-triggered rock deformation. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 6949.

[19] Hugentobler, M., Loew, S., Aaron, J., Roques, C., & Oestreicher, N. (2020). Borehole monitoring of thermo-hydro-mechanical rock slope processes adjacent to an actively retreating glacier. Geomorphology, 107190.

[18] Brixel, B., Klepikova, M., Lei, Q., Roques, C., Jalali, M. R., Krietsch, H., & Loew, S. (2020). Tracking Fluid Flow in Shallow Crustal Fault Zones: 2. Insights From Cross‐Hole Forced Flow Experiments in Damage Zones. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(4), 1–21.

[17] Brixel, B., Klepikova, M., Jalali, M. R., Lei, Q., Roques, C., Kriestch, H., & Loew, S. (2020). Tracking Fluid Flow in Shallow Crustal Fault Zones: 1. Insights From Single‐Hole Permeability Estimates. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(4), 1–18.

[16] A. Wolter, C. Roques, J. Groeble, S. Ivy-Ochs, M. Christl, S. Loew (2020). Integrated multi-temporal analysis of the displacement behaviour and morphology of a deep-seated compound landslide (Cerentino, Switzerland). Engineering Geology,

[15] N. Mehr, C. Roques, Y. Meheust, S. Rochefort and J. S. Selker (2020). Mixing and Finger Morphologies in Miscible Non-Newtonian Fluid Displacement. Experiments in fluids, 61:96 

[14] Jachens, E. R., Rupp, D. E., Roques, C., and Selker, J. S.: Recession analysis revisited: impacts of climate on parameter estimation, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1159–1170,, 2020.

[13] Roques, C., Rupp, D.E., Jachens, E., Selker, J.S., (2018). Comment on “Base Flow Recession from Unsaturated-Saturated Porous Media considering Lateral Unsaturated Discharge and Aquifer Compressibility” by Liang, X., H. Zhan, Y.-K. Zhang, and K. Schilling (2017). Water Resour. Res. 54, 3217–3219.

[12]  Klepikova, M.V., Roques, C., Loew, S., Selker, J., (2018). Improved Characterization of Groundwater Flow in Heterogeneous Aquifers Using Granular Polyacrylamide (PAM) Gel as Temporary Grout. Water Resour. Res. 54, 1410-1419.

[11] Roques, C., Aquilina, L., Boisson, A., Vergnaud-Ayraud, V., Labasque, T., Longuevergne, L., Laurencelle, M., Dufresne, A., de Dreuzy, J.-R., Pauwels, H., Bour, O., (2018). Autotrophic denitrification supported by biotite dissolution in crystalline aquifers: (2) transient mixing and denitrification dynamic during long-term pumping. Sci. Total Environ. 619–620, 491–503. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.104

[10] Aquilina, L., Roques, C., Boisson, A., Vergnaud-Ayraud, V., Labasque, T., Pauwels, H., Pételet-Giraud, E., Pettenati, M., Dufresne, A., Bethencourt, L., Bour, O., (2018). Autotrophic denitrification supported by biotite dissolution in crystalline aquifers (1): New insights from short-term batch experiments. Sci. Total Environ. 619–620, 842–853. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.079

[9] C. Roques, D. Rupp, and J.S. Selker (2017). Improved streamflow recession parameter estimation with attention to calculation of -dQ/dt, Advances in Water Resources 108, 29-43, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.07.013

[8] C. Roques, O. Bour, L. Aquilina and B. Dewandel (2016). High-yielding aquifers in crystalline basement: insights about the role of fault zones, exemplified by Armorican Massif, France. Hydrogeol. J. 24, 2157–2170. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1451-6

[7] S. Ben Maamar, L. Aquilina, A. Quaiser, H. Pauwels, S. Michon-Coudouel, V. Vergnaud- Ayraud, T. Labasque, C. Roques, B. W. Abbott, A. Dufresne (2015) - Groundwater Isolation Governs Chemistry and Microbial Community Structure along Hydrologic Flowpaths - Frontiers in microbiology, Frontiers Research Foundation, 6, pp.1457, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01457

[6] L. Aquilina, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, A. Armandine-Les Landes, H. Pauwels, P. Davy, E. Pételet- Giraud, T. Labasque, C. Roques, E. Chatton, O. Bour, S. Ben Maamar, A. Dufresne, M. Khaska, C. Le Gal La Salle and F. Barbecot (2015). Impact of climate changes during the last 5 million years on groundwater in basement aquifers. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 14132. doi:10.1038/srep14132

[5] C. Roques, L. Aquilina, O. Bour, J-C. Maréchal, B. Dewandel, H. Pauwels, T. Labasque, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, and R. Hochreutener (2015) Groundwater sources and geochemical processes in a crystalline fault aquifer. J. Hydrol. 519, 3110–328. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.10.052

[4] C. Roques, O. Bour, L. Aquilina, B. Dewandel, S. Leray, J-M. Schroetter, L. Longuevergne, T. Le Borgne, R. Hochreutener, T. Labasque, N. Lavenant, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, and B. Mougin (2014) Hydrological behavior of a deep sub-vertical fault in crystalline basement and relationships with surrounding reservoirs. J. Hydrol. 509, 42–54. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.023

[3] B. Dewandel, B. Aunay, J-C. Maréchal, C. Roques, O. Bour, B. Mougin and L. Aquilina (2014) Analytical solutions for analysing pumping tests in a sub-vertical and anisotropic fault zone draining shallow aquifers. J. Hydrol. 509, 115–131. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.014

[2] Aquilina, L., Landes, a. A.-L., Ayraud-Vergnaud, V., Labasque, T., Roques, C., Davy, P., Pauwels, H., Petelet-Giraud, E., 2013. Evidence for a Saline Component at Shallow Depth in the Crystalline Armorican Basement (W France). Procedia Earth Planet. Sci. 7, 19–22.

[1] L. Aquilina, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, T. Labasque, O. Bour, J. Molénat, L. Ruiz, V. de Montety, J. De Ridder, C. Roques and L. Longuevergne (2012) Nitrate dynamics in agricultural catchments deduced from groundwater dating and long-term nitrate monitoring in surface and groundwater. Science of the Total Environment 435-436, 167-178. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.06.028

Book Chapter

[1] C. Roques and L. Aquilina (2018) - Hydrogeology and Origin of hydrothermal fluids.  Book chapter in in Thermal medicine - Practices and indications, facts and evidences, Prs P. Queneau et C-F. Roques, Edition John Libbey, Eurotext.

International Conferences​

Alessandro Lenci, Clément Roques, Yves Méheust, Vittorio Di Federico. Non-Newtonian fluid flow in geological rough fractures: lubrication approximation versus direct 3D simulations. XXIII Computational Methods in Water Resources, Dec 2020, Stanford, United States. ⟨insu-03103462⟩ 


Maria Klepikova, Clément Roques, Yves Méheust, Niklas Linde. Sensitivity Analysis of Heat Transport in Self-Affine Rough Fractures. CMWR 2020: COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN WATER RESOURCES, Dec 2020, online, United States. ⟨insu-03079009⟩ 


MG Floriancic, C Roques, J Jimenez-Martinez. Estimating mixing processes of sources contributing to baseflow in Alpine headwater catchments - EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2020.

M Grab, A Zappone, A P Rinaldi, S Hellmann, Q Wenning, C Roques, A Obermann, C Madonna, Y Guglielmi, C Nussbaum, H Maurer, S Wiemer. Active seismic monitoring of CO2-saturated brine injection into a fault (CS-D experiment in the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory) - EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2020.

M Hugentobler, S Loew, C RoquesPore water pressure dynamics in a rock slope adjacent to a retreating valley glacier - EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2020.

Q C Wenning, A P Rinaldi, A Zappone, M Grab, C Roques, U W Webber, M Jaggi, S M Bernasconi, Y Guglielmi, M Brennwald, R Kipfer, C Madonna, A Obermann, C Nussbaum, S Wiemer. Fault hydromechanical characterization and CO2-saturated water injection at the CS-D experiment (Mont Terri Rock Laboratory) - EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 2020.

N. Oestreicher, Q. Lei, C. Roques, and S. Loew. Cyclic pore-pressure induced deformation in fractured crystalline mountain slopes: Numerical model setup and test cases. Submitted to American Rock Mechanics Association Proceedings (2020).

C. Roques, S. Lacroix, E. Jachens, D. Rupp, K. Leith, L. Longuevergne, S. Leray, G. Grant and J. Selker. Geomorphological Control on Stream Baseflow Recession. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019. Oral presentation.

C. Roques, U. W. Weber, H. Krietsch, N. Dutler, B. Brixel, L. Villiger, J. Doetsch, M. Jalali, V. Gischig, M. Klepikova, F. Amann, B. Valley, and R. Kipfer (2019). Noble Gas Release during Reservoir Stimulation. EGU General Assembly 2019, EGU2019-16923. Oral presentation.

Aquilina L., Roques C., Dufresne A., Labasque T., Vergnaud V. and Bour O. (2018). Long-term chemical evolution of hard rock aquifers related to exploitation : Anthopocene revealed from observatories. Computational Methods in Water Resources XXII 2018, Abstract 445.

Hugentobler, M., Loew, S., Roques, C., (2018) Configuration of a High-Resolution Paraglacial Borehole Monitoring System at the Great Aletsch Glacier, EGU General Assembly 2018, EGU2018-15687.

Anghileri, D.; Kaelin, A.; Peleg, N.; Fatichi, S.; Molnar, P.; Roques, C.; Longuevergne, L.; Burlando, P. (2017). Modeling the Hydrological Regime of Turkana Lake (Kenya, Ethiopia) by Combining Spatially Distributed Hydrological Modeling and Remote Sensing Datasets. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2017, abstract #H53J-1607

C. Roques, E. Jachens,  D. Rupp, J. Selker, G. Grant, S. Lewis, C. Walter and A. Nolin (2017). On the origin of low flows in alpine systems: Insights from a year without snow in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, USA. Swiss Geological Meeting 2017, Davos.

Klepikova, M. V.; Roques, C.; Selker, J. (2017). Borehole testing methods using a new temporary polyacrylamide packers technology. 19th EGU General Assembly, EGU2017, proceedings from the conference held 23-28 April, 2017 in Vienna, Austria., p.14384

C. Roques, Y. Méheust and J. S. Selker (2017). Scale Effects in the Flow of a Shear-Thinning Fluid in Rough Fractures. Interpore 2017, Rotterdam.

C. Roques, L. Aquilina, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, A. Boisson, T. Labasque, L. Longuevergne, S. Ben Maamar, A. Dufresne, and O. Bour (2017). Long-term Denitrification Processes and Kinetics in a Crystalline Aquifer subject to Pumping from 1991. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 19, EGU2017-12213, 2017. EGU General Assembly 2017

C. Roques, Y. Méheust, D. Vogler, T. Le Borgne and J. S. Selker (2016). Scale Effects in the Flow of a Shear-Thinning Fluid in Rough Fractures. AGU Fall meeting 2016, December 11-16 2016, San Francisco, USA, Poster.

C. Roques, J. S. Selker, E. Jachens, G. Grant, D. Rupp, S. Lewis and A. Nolin (2016). Low flows in alpine systems: New insights from a year without snow in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, USA. ZHydro conference 2016, Zurich, Switzerland, oral.

E. Jachens, C. Roques, J. S. Selker, D. Rupp, S. Lewis, C. Walter, G. Grant, A. Nolin (2016). 2015, a Year without Snow in the Oregon Cascades: Recession Response of Small Watersheds (H43E-1499). AGU Fall meeting 2016, December 11-16 2016, San Francisco, USA.

G. Grant, C. Roques, D. Rupp, J. S. Selker, S. Lewis, A. Nolin, E. Jachens, C. Walter (2016). No snow no flow?: New insights from a year without snow in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, 7th Annual Northwest Climate Conference, November 14-16, 2016, Skamania, WA, USA.

J. S. Selker, C. Roques, C. Higgins, S. Good, R. Hut, A. Selker. (2015) A new chapter in environmental sensing: The Open-Source Published Environmental Sensing (OPENS) laboratory. In AGU Fall meeting, December 2015, San Francisco, USA, Oral.

C. Roques, O. Bour, L. Aquilina, B. Dewandel, J-M Schroetter, H. Pauwels, J-C Maréchal, L. Longuevergne, T. Le Borgne, T. Labasque, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, S. Leray, R. Hochreutener, N. Lavenant, B. Mougin, C. Camerlynck and S. Durand (2015). The role of fault-zones on groundwater flow in crystalline basement. 20th International Association of Hydrogeologists French Chapter Technical days. “Hard-Rock Aquifers: the up to date concepts and the practical applications”; 06/2015. Invited talk.

C. Roques, J. S. Selker, T. Le Borgne, Y. Méheust, M. Abou Najm, P. Davy, O. Bour, W. Rochefort, M. Loiseau, S. Givens, B. Herring (2015) The Use of Shear-Thinning Fluids as “Smart” Tracers to Infer Fracture Network Properties. AGU 2015. Poster presentation.

A. Mc Carthy, C. Roques, J. S. Selker, J. Istok, J. Pett-Ridge (2015) Impact of Aquifer Heterogeneities on Autotrophic Denitrification. AGU 2015. Poster presentation.

G. Grant, A. Nolin, J. S. Selker, S. Lewis, L. Hempel, A. Jefferson, C. Walter, C. Roques (2015) No Snow No Flow: How Montane Stream Networks Respond to Drought. AGU 2015. Oral presentation.

M. Abou Najm, N. Atallah, J. S. Selker, C. Roques, R. Stewart, D. Rupp, G. Saad, M. El-Fadel (2015) Smart Fluids in Hydrology: Use of Non-Newtonian Fluids for Pore Structure Characterization. AGU 2015. Poster presentation.

A. Nolin, G. Grant, S. Lewis, C. Roques, T. Roth, J. S. Selker, E. Sproles. Seeing the Future? Hydrologic Impacts of a Record Warm Winter and Dry Spring in the Oregon Cascades. NW Climate Science Conference.

C. Roques, L. Aquilina, O. Bour, B. Dewandel (2014). Hydrological and hydrochemical characterization of fault zones in crystalline media: implications for groundwater fluxes. AGU Fall Meeting 2014, abstract H53D-0879. Poster presentation.

C. Camerlynck, L. Longuevergne, C. Roques (2014) TDIP imaging of watershed over crystalline basement. 3rd International Workshop on Induced Polarization, 6-9/04/2014, Ile d’Oléron, France. Poster presentation.

O. Bour, C. Roques, S. Leray, J.-R. De Dreuzy (2013). Fault zones properties and groundwater resources in crystalline rocks. GSA annual meeting & exposition, USA (2013). Oral presentation.

L. Aquilina, A. Armandine-Les Landes, V. Ayraud-Vergnaud, T. Labasque, C. Roques, P. Davy, H. Pauwels, E. Petelet-Giraud (2013). Evidence for a Saline Component at Shallow Depth in the Crystalline Armorican Basement (W France) Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI 14, France. Oral presentation.

C. Roques, O. Bour, L. Aquilina, L. Longuevergne, B. Dewandel, R. Hochreutener, J.-M. Schroetter, T. Labasque, N. Lavenant (2012). Characterization of interactions between subsurface compartments and a deep sub-vertical fault aquifer in crystalline basement (St-Brice en Coglès, French Brittany). AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 3-7 December 2012. Poster presentation.

C. Roques, O. Bour, L. Aquilina, B. Dewandel, T. Labasque, L. Longuevergne, T. Le Borgne, J-M Schroetter, R. Hochreutener, S. Leray, N. Lavenant, V. Vergnaud-Ayraud, B. Mougin (2012). Characterization of fluxes between the deep and surface compartment assessing through groundwater ages. Groundwater dating meeting, Rennes, France, 15-19 October 2012. Oral presentation.

C. Roques, L. Aquilina, O. Bour, L. Longuevergne, B. Dewandel, J-M. Schroetter, T. Le Borgne, T. Labasque, N. Lavenant, R. Hochreutener (2012). Hydrogeological and Geochemical characterization of a deep hard-rock aquifer (Saint-Brice, Brittany). Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, IAH (International Association of Hydrogeologists), Prague, Czech Republic, 21 to 24 May 2012. Oral presentation.

C. Roques, L. Ducreux, J-M. Mompelat, E. Bourdon (2011). Évolution et dynamique du trait de côte de l’archipel de la Guadeloupe de 1956 à 2004. Caribbean Geological Conference, Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France. Oral presentation.

Meeting Organization

[7] Gordon Research Conference 2020 on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media - Interactions Between Fluids, Elements, Materials, Energy and Life in Porous and Fractured Media. July 19 - 24, 2020, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Member of the organization committee.

[6] AGU 2019, H076 - Hydrogeological Controls on Groundwater Partitioning, Residence Times and Geochemical Fluxes in the Critical Zone. AGU Fall Meeting 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Convener: Sarah Leray, Co-Conveners: Clément Roques, Etienne Bresciani, Pascal Goderniaux.

[5] EGU 2019, Vienna, Austria. Innovative methods for the quantification of processes in the sub- surface. Convener: Clement Roques, Co-Conveners: Pietro De Anna and Maria V. Klepikova.


[4] Co-director of the 4th summer school entitled Flow and Transport in Porous and Fractured Media, Development, Protection, Management and Sequestration of Subsurface Fluids at the I.E.S.C. in Cargese, France (2018).

[3] EGU 2017, April 23-28 2017, Vienna, Austria. Innovative methods for the quantification of processes in the sub-surface. Convener: Maria V. Klepikova, Co-Conveners: Clément Roques, Pietro De Anna, Victor Bense and Marijke Huysmans.

[2] Interpore 2017, May 08-11 2017, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Non-Newtonian fluids in permeable media: rheology, modeling, and applications. Primary Convener: Yves Meheust. Conveners: Clément Roques, Vittorio Di Federico and Lirong Zhong.

[1] AGU Fall meeting 2016, December 11-16 2016, San Francisco, USA. H41E: Non-Newtonian Fluids in Subsurface Environments: Rheology, Modeling, and Applications Posters. Primary Convener: Yves Méheust. Conveners: Clément Roques, Vittorio Di Federico and Lirong Zhong. 

Engineering reports

Grimsel ISC Experiment description. Doetsch, J. Gischig, V., Krietsch, H., Villiger, L., Amann, F., Dutler, N., Jalali, R., Brixel, B., Klepikova, M., Roques, C., Giertzuch, P.L., Kittila, A., Hochreutener, R. (2018). ETH Zurich. doi:

The Cerentino Landslide: Final Data Synthesis and Recommendation for Mitigation Measures. Dipartimento del Territorio Sezione Forestale Stato del Canton Ticino, Switzerland (2018). S. Loew, A. Wolter and C. Roques.

Seismic hazards in deep geological repositories. Chapter Impact of Hydrologically Effective Faults. Swiss Seismological Service. C. Roques and S. Loew (2017).

Roques C., Bengoubou Valerius M., Le-Cozannet G., Bourdon E., Mompelat JM., Oliveros C. (2010). Coastline evolution and dynamics in the Guadeloupe islands (French Indies). Study from 1956 to 2004. Final report BRGM/RP-58750-FR. 93 p., 28 ill., 5 ann.

Mouvet C., Bristeau S., Roques C. (2010). Chlordecone contaminated soil remediation: physico-chemical and biological processes, study of degradation products and improvement of analytical sensitivity. Report BRGM/RP-58704-FR, 26 p., 11 fig., 6 tabl., 1 ann.

Dumon A., Roques C. (2010). Quantitative groundwater monitoring, Guadeloupe. Report BRGM/RP-58102-FR, 61 p., 37 ill., 2 ann.

Ducreux L., Bourdon E., Roques C. (2010). Regional investigation of karst cavities in the Guadeloupe islands. Report BRGM/RP-59212-FR, November 2010, 70 p., 11 ill., 4 ann.

Dumon A., Roques C. (2009) - Review of pesticide contamination in surface and ground waters in Guadeloupe: data from 1996 to 2008. Report BRGM/RP-57756-FR.

M. Saplairoles, N. Baran, L. Gourcy, C. Roques, J.F. Denux, E. Combes (2009). Study of solute transfer (nitrate and pesticides) in the Ariège alluvial system (France). Report BRGM/RP-56597-FR., 143 p., 78 ill., 17 ann.

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