Kathryn W. Thorbjarnarson

Associate Professor
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Graduate Advisor

Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Office: GMCS-228F
Phone: 619.594.1392
Fax: 619.594.4372
email: kthorbjarnarson@mail.sdsu.edu

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D.  (1990) UC Los Angeles
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Water resources evaluation and modeling of organic contaminant transport through   porous media
RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • Undergraduate Computational Science Modules in Environmental Science
  • Characterization of Shallow Subsurface Sediment of the Salton Sea
  • Investigation of Water Flow Rates and Velocities in Drainages of the Torrey Pines Extension Area
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Visual solute transport; a computer code for use in hydrogeology classes , Thorbjarnarson, Kathryn W. In: Journal of Geoscience Education, May 2002, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp.287-291
  • Absolute hydraulic conductivity estimates from aquifer pumping and tracer tests in a stratified aquifer , Thorbjarnarson, K. W. In: Ground Water, February 1998, Vol. 36, Issue 1, pp.87-97
  • A field test of tracer transport and organic contaminant elution in a stratified aquifer at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.) , Thorbjarnarson, Kathryn W. In: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, January 1997, Vol. 24, Issue 3-4, pp.287-312