Lee Shearer of the Athens Banner Herald reports on research by Franklin faculty on the recent drought:
But measured by its impact on people in the four counties served by the Bear Creek Reservoir, and how much it depleted water in area rivers, it was the worst on record, they say in an article published this month in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association.
“The smoking gun is pointing at population increases,” said one of the paper’s authors, UGA geography professor John Knox.
The paper’s authors also include former UGA geography graduate...
Congratulations to professor of geography Marshall Shepherd, who was recently voted president-elect of the American Meteorological Society:
Shepherd, who directs the university’s Atmospheric Sciences Program, will begin a one-year term as president-elect on Jan. 22 at the annual meeting of the society in New Orleans. In 2013, he will assume the presidency of the society, which was founded in 1919 and has a membership of more than 14,000...