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Arthur Newell Strahler

author , geology educator

Arthur Newell Strahler was a geoscience professor at Columbia University who in 1952 developed the Strahler Stream Order system for classifying streams according to the power of their tributaries.

Background

Strahler, Arthur Newell was born on February 20, 1918 in Kolhapur, India. Son of Milton W. and Harriet (Brittan) Strahler.

Education

AB, College Wooster, 1938. A.M., Columbia University, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy (University fellow), Columbia University, 1944.

Career

Faculty Columbia University, 1941-1971, professor geomorphology, 1958-1968, adjunct professor geology, 1968-1971, chairman department geology, 1959-1962.

Works

Membership

Fellow Geological Society of America, American Geography Society. Member American Geophysical Union, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Margaret E. Wanless, August 10, 1940. Children: Alan H., Marjorie E.

father:
Milton W. Strahler

mother:
Harriet (Brittan) Strahler

spouse:
Margaret E. Wanless

children:
Alan H. Strahler

Marjorie E. Strahler