October 2, 2013

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Rohit Goswami Co-Authors Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation Book Chapter on Tsunami Impacts, Rehabilitation on Groundwater

ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec staff member Rohit Goswami, PhD, is the co-author of the chapter " 2010: Tsunami Impacts and Rehabilitation of Groundwater Supply: Lessons Learned from Eastern Sri Lanka," of the recently published book Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation.

The chapter describes the impact of the 2004 tsunami on the coastal aquifers of Sri Lanka and discusses the results of studies conducted to assess those impacts by an interdisciplinary team of scientists drawn from various institutions.

Rohit also co-authored a paper, "Observer-Dependent Variability of the Thresholding Step in the Quantitative Analysis of Soil Images and X-Ray Microtomography Data," that was recently accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the journal Geoderma. In addition to his role as co-author, Rohit was one of the expert "observers" participating as a subject in the basic research for this paper.

Rohit earned his PhD and MCE in civil engineering from Auburn University and his BE in civil engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India.