Hydrodynamic Modeling at the University of Oklahoma
Dr. John Atkinson

Dr. Atkinson is a research associate at the University of Oklahoma. His current project is called "Prognostic Baroclinic Computations of 3D Flow in Coastal Seas," which is a fancy way of saying that he is incorporating transport capabilities into a three-dimensional version of ADCIRC.

Below is an abbreviated version of his research and academic histories; for an extended version, please see his Resume.

Contact Information:

John H. Atkinson

School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
University of Oklahoma
202 W. Boyd Street, Room 312
Norman, OK 73019-1024

Voice: (405) 325-8529
Fax: (405) 325-4217

Research Interests:

Dr. Atkinson's research focuses on the following areas:
  • computational fluid dynamics;
  • high performance computing;
  • numerical methods and analysis;
  • estuarine and coastal ocean hydrodynamics;
  • and geophysical fluid dynamics.

He has authored three journal articles and a number of conference presentations and proceedings. His work has appeared in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids and the Monthly Weather Review.

Professional Experience:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2002 to Present

Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1996 to 2002

Research Assistant
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1993 to 1995

Dr. Atkinson has also served as a teaching assistant for classes in open channel hydraulics, numerical methods, and introduction to civil engineering.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Advisor: Joannes Westerink
October 2002

M.S., Civil Engineering
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
December 1995

B.S., Civil Engineering
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
December 1992

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