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Another Global Change Education Program Success Story!
Published: October 24, 2001
Posted: November 02, 2001

Marcia Branstetter, one of the first ten Fellows appointed to the Global Change Education Program (GCEP) Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship (GREF) in 1999, has completed all requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Marcia majored in Geological Sciences-Hydrology, and the title of her dissertation is "Development of a Parallel Algorithm for Land Surface Hydrology and River Transport in Coupled Climate System Models." Her Faculty Advisor was Dr. James S. Famiglietti, and her Research Mentor was Dr. Warren Washington at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO. Marcia has accepted a post-doctoral appointment with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, working with Dr. John Drake in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. A version of Marcia's river transport model is being used at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). At ORNL she will apply this river transport model to John Drake's carbon/climate modeling efforts.

Contact: Peter Lunn, SC-74, 3-4819
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling
  • Cross-Cutting: Education

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-74 Environmental Sciences Division, OBER)


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