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Prof. Katherine Farnsworth '93 Co-Authors River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis

April 2, 2011

92542April 2, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Katherine L. Farnsworth, assistant professor in the department of geoscience at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is co-author of River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis. A collaboration with John D. Milliman, Chancellor Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary, the book is published by Cambridge University Press.

"Rivers provide the primary link between land and sea," states a synopsis. "Utilizing the world's largest database, this book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of the processes affecting fluvial discharge of water,  sediment and dissolved solids. The ways in which climatic variation, episodic events, and anthropogenic activities -- past, present and future -- affect the quantity and quality of river discharge are 92543discussed in the final two chapters ... River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean provides an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in hydrology, oceanography, geology, geomorphology and environmental policy."

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Katie Farnsworth majored in geography and computer science at DePauw, then went on to earn an M.S. and Ph.D. in marine geology from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science/College of William and Mary.  Her previous publications include “Effects of Climatic and Anthropogenic Change on Small Mountainous Rivers: The Salinas River Example,” which was published in Global and Planetary Change and was also co-authored by Dr. Milliman.