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Joseph F. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Professor 
Great Lakes Program, Director

Specialty/Research Focus

Great Lakes modeling (hydrodynamic, water quality), Environmental fluid mechanics, Ecosystem restoration, Sediment transport


Referred Journals 

  1. Croley, Thomas E., Raikow, David F., He, Chansheng, and Atkinson, Joseph F. (2008), “Hydrological Resource Sheds”, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 13 (9): 873-885.
  2. Chakraborti, Rajat Kanti, Atkinson, Joseph F., and Kaur, Jagjit (2009), “Effect of Mixing on Suspended Particle Size Distribution”, Journal of Environmental Engineering 135 (5): 306-316. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2009)135:5(306).
  3. Makarewicz, Joseph C., Boyer, Gregory L., Lewis, Theodore W., Guenther, William, Atkinson, Joseph, and Arnold, Mary (2009), “Spatial and Temporal Distribution of the Cyanotoxin Microsystin-LR in the Lake Ontario ecosystem: Coastal Embayments, Rivers, Nearshore and Offshore, and Upland Lakes”, Journal of Great Lakes Research 35: 83-89.
  4. Raikow, David F., Atkinson, Joseph F, and Croley, Thomas E. II (2010), “Development of Resource Shed Delineation in Aquatic Ecosystems”, Environmental Science and Technology 44 (1): 329-334.
  5. Atkinson, Joseph F., Raikow, David F.,and Xue, Xueqin (2011), “Delineation of Resource Sheds in Large Lakes”, in revision, Limnol. Oceanog.

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Atkinson, J.F., Matsumoto, M.M., Bunn, M.D. and Hodge, D.S. (1992), "Use of Solar Ponds to Reclaim Salt Products from Brine Waters from Oil and Gas Well Operations in New York", in Produced Water, Technological/Environmental Issues and Solutions, Environmental Science Research, v. 46, edited by James P. Ray and F. Rainer Engelhardt, Plenum Press, New York.
  2. Atkinson, J.F., DePinto, J.V. and Lam, D.C.L. (1999), “Water Quality”, in Potential Climate Change Effects on Great Lakes Hydrodynamics and Water Quality, ed. D.C.L. Lam and William M. Schertzer, ASCE Task Committee on Effects of Climate Change on Lake Hydrodynamics, ASCE Publications, Reston, VA, 232 pp.
  3. Rubin, H. and Atkinson, J.F. (2001), Environmental Fluid Mechanics (textbook), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 728 pp.
  4. McCone, M., Endreny, T.A., Atkinson, J., DePinto, J. and Manno, J. (2006), “Role of International Policy and Science in Addressing Great Lakes Management and Lake Erie Eutrophication”, in Hydrology and Water Law – Bridging the Gap, ed. J. S. Wallace and P. Wouters, Title in the Water Law and Policy Series, ed. P. Wouters and S. Vinogradov, International Water Association Publishing, London UK, pp. 78-107.
  5. Atkinson, Joseph F. (2009), “Pressure”, Chapter 9 in Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, ed. Gene E. Likens, Oxford: Elsevier.