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Katie Farnsworth

Katie Farnsworth

Associate Professor

Education:

  • B.S., DePauw University—Geography and Computer Science
  • M.S., Virginia Institute of Marine Science/College of William and Mary—Marine Geology
  • Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science/College of William and Mary—Marine Geology

Courses Taught:

GEOS 103/104 Oceans and Atmospheres
GEOS 203 Surficial Processes
GEOS 354 Geomorphology
GEOS 355 Sedimentary Petrology
GEOS 470 Research Methods in the Geosciences
GEOS 481 Coastal Geology and Processes

Professional Interests:

Coastal sedimentary processes; flux and fate of fluvial sediment in the shallow ocean; global flux of sediments

Selected Publications:

  • Kniskern T., J.A. Warrick, K.L. Farnsworth, R.A. Wheatcroft, and M.A. Goñi, 2011, Coherence of River and Ocean Conditions along the U.S. West Coast during Storms: Continental Shelf Research, vol. 31, no. 7-8, pp. 789-805
  • Kansou, K., T. Nuttle, K.Farnsworth and B. Bredeweg, 2011, Qualitative Model of the Long-Term Carbon Cycle: The Rise of the Vascular Plant during the Paleozoic Period and its Dramatic Effect on our Atmosphere, Proceedings of the 25th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning, Barcelona
  • Milliman, J.D. and K.L. Farnsworth, 2011, River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean: A Global Synthesis, Cambridge University Press, 392 p.
  • Warrick JA and KL Farnsworth, 2009, Chapter 2.2 - Sources of Sediment to the Coastal Waters of the Southern California Bight. In: Lee, H and Normark, B (Eds). Earth Science in the Urban Ocean: The Southern California Continental Borderland. Geological Society of America Special Paper Number 454.
  • Warrick JA and KL Farnsworth, 2009, Chapter 2.3 - Dispersal of River Sediment in the Southern California Bight. In: Lee, H and Normark, B (Eds). Earth Science in the Urban Ocean: The Southern California Continental Borderland. Geological Society of America Special Paper Number 454.
  • J.D. Milliman, K.L. Farnsworth, P.D. Jones, K.H. Xu and LC. Smith, 2008, Climatic and Anthropogenic Factors Affecting River Discharge to the Global Ocean, 1951-2000, Global and Planetary Change, 62:3-4, p. 187-194.
  • Farnsworth, Katherine L., Warrick, Jonathan A., 2007, “Sources, Dispersal, and Fate of Fine Sediment Supplied to Coastal California:” U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5254, 77 p.
  • Farnsworth, K.L. and J.D. Milliman, 2003, “Effects of Climatic and Anthropogenic Change on Small Mountainous Rivers: The Salinas River Example,” Global and Planetary Change, 39:1-2, p. 53-64.
  • Geoscience Department
  • Walsh Hall, Room 111
    302 East Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2379
  • Fax: 724-357-6208
  • Office Hours
  • Mon.–Fri.: 8:00 a.m.–noon
  • No afternoon hours