Department of Civil, Structural
and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo
Phone: (716) 645-2088 ext. 2325
Fax: (716) 645-3667
Atkinson is currently Professor of Civil,
Structural and Environmental Engineering, Head of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory,
and Director of the Great
Lakes Program at the University
at Buffalo. He obtained
his B.S. in an independent program of studies at Harvey Mudd College
in 1973, his M.Eng. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering
at Cornell University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985. He was also
a graduate fellow at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
in 1979 - 1980 and a visiting professor there in 1991 - 1992 and
again in 1999-2000.
Dr. Atkinson teaches undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics,
hydraulic and hydrologic engineering, and numerical programming for engineers,
and graduate courses in environmental fluid mechanics and water quality
modeling. His research interests are in the areas of
environmental fluid mechanics and water quality modeling,
including the fate and transport of pollutants in surface waters,
sediment transport, particle aggregation, turbulence and mixing processes in stratified
fluids, rotating stratified flows, and integration of
mathematical simulation models with geographic information systems
(GIS). His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation,
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanographic and
Atmospheric Administration, New York Sea Grant, New York
Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Energy
Research and Development Authority, and several private firms.
Selected Recent Publications
Gardner, K.H., Atkinson, J.F. and Van Benschoten, J.E. (2003),
“Changes in Fractal Dimensions During Aggregation”, Water
Research 37 (4): 873-883.
Joseph F. (2002), “Water Resources Issues of the Laurentian
Great Lakes”, in Water Resources Quality, ed. H. Rubin, P. Nachtnebel, J. Furst, and U. Shamir, Springer, Berlin.
A.D., Li, Gary, Krishnan, Chitra and Atkinson, J.F. (2001),
“A Sediment Transport Equation for Interrill Overland Flow on
Rough Surfaces”, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Tokuzo and Atkinson, J.F. (2001), “Numerical Simulation of
Density Driven Currents and Suspended Sediment at a River
Estuary”, Japan Society of Civil Engineers 45: 955-960
H. and Atkinson, J.F. (2001), Environmental Fluid Mechanics
(textbook), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.
A.D., Li, Gary, Krishnan, Chitra and Atkinson, J.F. (2001), “A
Sediment Transport Equation for Interrill Overland Flow on Rough
Surfaces”, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
J.F., Abrahams, A.D., Krishnan, C. and Li, G. (2000), “Shear
Stress Partitioning and Sediment Transport by Overland Flow”, Journal
of Hydraulic Research 38(1):37-40.
Atkinson, J.F. and Van Benschoten, J.E. (2000),
“Characterization of Alum Floc by Image Processing”, Environmental
Science and Technology 34(18):3969-3976.
Lin, G. and
Atkinson, J.F. (2000), “Coriolis Effects on Turbulence
Structures in Free Surface Jets”, Dynamics of Atmospheres and
Lin, G. and Atkinson, J.F. (2000), “A Mechanism for Offshore
Transport Across the Gulf Stream”, " Journal of Physical
Atkinson, Joseph F.,
Sunil K. Gupta, Joseph V. DePinto and Ralph R. Rumer (1998), Linking
Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Models with Different Scales,
Journal of Environmental Engineering 124: 399-408.
Cheng, Chen-Yu, J.F.
Atkinson and Marcus I. Bursik (1997), Direct Measurement
of Turbulence in a Mixing Jar Using PIV, Journal of Environmental
Engineering 123 (2), 115-125.
Cheng, Chen-Yu, Joseph
F. Atkinson and Joseph V. DePinto (1995), "Desorption During Resuspension
Events: Kinetic vs. Equilibrium Model", Marine and Freshwater
Research 46(1), 251-256.
Atkinson, J.F., G.
Lin and M. Joshi (1994), "Physical Model of Niagara River Plume",
Journal of Great Lakes Research 20(3), 583-589.
Hoyal, D., J.F. Atkinson,
S.W. Taylor and J.V. DePinto (1995), "The Effect of Turbulence
on Sedimentation: Transition from Gravitational Settling to Turbulent
Diffusion", Journal of Hydraulic Research 33(3), 349-360.
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