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John SwensonJohn Swenson
Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Interests: Theoretical modeling of basin filling processes, Quantitative Geomorphology, Heat and mass transport in groundwater systems
Courses taught: Applied Hydrogeology, Well Hydraulics, Regional Geomorphology, Environmental Hydrogeology, Physical Hydrogeology, Stratigraphy & Basin Analysis, Earth's Dynamic Interior, Depositional Environments & Stratal Architecture I and II
Office: HH 224
Phone: (218) 726-6844
E-mail: jswenso2@d.umn.edu

Publications:

Recent and representative peer-reviewed journal articles ( * denotes student author)

*Kim, W., Paola, C., Voller, V.R., and Swenson , J.B. (2006) Experimental measure of the relative importance of controls on shoreline migration, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 76, doi:10.2110/jsr.2006.019.

Marr, J.G., Swenson , J.B. , Paola, C. and Voller, V.R. (2000) A two-diffusion model of fluvial stratigraphy in closed depositional basins, Basin Research, 12, 381-398.

Muto, T., and Swenson , J.B. (2005) Controls on alluvial aggradation and degradation during steady fall of relative sea level: Flume experiments, in Proceedings of the 4 th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (Eds. G. Parker and M.H. Garcia), Talyor & Francis/Balkema, Leiden, pp. 665-674.

Muto, T., and Swenson , J.B. (2006) Autogenic attainment of large-scale alluvial grade with steady sea-level fall, Geology , in production (to be published in the May edition).

Muto, T., and Swenson , J.B. (2005) Large-scale fluvial grade as a non-equilibrium state in linked depositional systems: Theory and experiment, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 110, F03002, doi:10.1029/2005JF000284.

Paola, C., Mullin, J., Ellis, C., Mohrig, D.C., Swenson , J.B. , Parker, G., Hickson, T., Heller, P.L., Pratson, L., Syvitski, J.P., *Sheets, B., and *Strong, N. (2001) Experimental Stratigraphy, GSA Today, 11, 4-9.

Person, M., Dugan, B., Swenson , J.B. , Urbano, L., *Stott, C., Taylor, J., and Willett, M. (2003), Pleistocene hydrogeology of the Atlantic continental shelf, New England, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 115, 1324-1343.

Pratson, L., Wiberg, P., Steckler, M., Cacchione, D., Parsons, J., Mullenbach, B., Swenson , J.B. , Nittrouer, C., Murray, A.B., Spinelli, G., Fulthorpe, C., O'Grady, D., Parker, G., Driscoll, N., Burger, R., Paola, C., Orange, D., *Wolinsky, M., Field, M., Friedrichs, C. and Fedele, J. (2005) Seascape Evolution on Clastic Continental Shelves, in STRATAFORM Master Volume, edited by C. Nittrouer et al., American Geophysical Union, in press.

Pratson, L., Swenson , J.B. , Kettner, A., Fedele, J., Postma, G., Niedoroda, A., Friedrichs, C., Paola, C., Steckler, M., Hutton, E., Reed, C., Van Dijk, M., and Das, H. (2004), Modeling continental shelf formation in the Adriatic Sea and elsewhere, Oceanography, 17, 118-131.

Swenson, J.B. , (2005) Relative importance of fluvial input and wave energy in controlling the timescale for distributary-channel avulsion, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L23404, doi:10.1029/2005GL024758.

Swenson, J.B. (2005) Fluviodeltaic response to sea level: Amplitude and timing of shoreline translation and coastal onlap, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 110, F03007, doi:10.1029/2004JF000208.

Swenson, J.B. , and Muto, T. Response of coastal-plain rivers to falling relative sea level: Allogenic controls on the aggradational phase , submitted to Sedimentology, in review.

Swenson , J.B. , and Muto, T. (2005) Controls on alluvial aggradation and degradation during steady fall of relative sea level: Theory, in Proceedings of the 4 th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (Eds. G. Parker and M.H. Garcia), Talyor & Francis/Balkema, Leiden, pp. 675-684.

Swenson, J.B. , Paola, C., Pratson, L., Voller, V.R., and Murray, A.B. (2005) Fluvial and marine controls on combined subaerial and subaqueous delta progradation: Morphodynamic modeling of compound-clinoform development, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 110, F02013, doi:10.1029/2005JF000265.

Swenson, J.B. , Person, M., Raffensperger, J.P., Cannon, W.F., Woodruff, L.G., and Berndt, M.E. (2004) A hydrologic model of stratiform copper mineralization in the Midcontinent Rift System, Northern Michigan, USA, Geofluids, 4, 1-22.

Swenson, J.B ., Voller, V.R., Paola, C., Parker, G., and Marr, J.G. (2000) Fluvio-deltaic sedimentation: A generalized Stefan Problem, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 11, 433-452.

Swenson, J.B. and Person, M. (2000) The role of basin-scale transgression and sediment compaction in stratiform copper mineralization: implications from White Pine, Michigan, USA, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69-70, 239-243.

Tornqvist, T.E., * Wortman, S.R., * Mateo, Z., Milne, G.A., and Swenson , J.B. Does sea-level lowstand always lead to cross-shelf valley formation and a source-to-sink sediment flux?, submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, in review.

Voller, V.R., Swenson , J.B. , * Kim, W., and Paola, C. (2005) A fixed-grid method for moving boundary problems on the Earth's surface, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, in press.

Voller, V.R., Swenson , J.B. , and Paola, C. (2004) An analytical solution to the Stefan problem with variable latent heat, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47, 5387-5390.

Voller, V.R., Swenson , J.B. , * Kim, W., and Paola, C. (2004) A fixed grid method for moving boundary problems on the Earth's surface, in Proceedings of the 4th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2004), edited by P. Neittaanmäki, T. Rossi, K. Majava, and O. Pironneau, Paper 94, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.