John Schmelz

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W. John Schmelz
Ph.D. Student

Rutgers University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geological Sciences Lab Rm. 243C
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066 U.S.A.

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tel: (848) 445-2044

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, Ph.D. Candidate

Research Interests

  • Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
  • Oceanography
  • Geomorphology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Kenneth Miller
  • Dr. Gregory Mountain

Meetings / Abstracts

  • Schmelz, W., Miller, Kenneth G., Mountain, Gregory S. and Browning, James V. Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of Cretaceous Strata in the Southern Baltimore Canyon Trough: An Integration of Geological and Geophysical Data. Geological Society of America, GSA Annual Meeting 2017, Denver, Co. October 2017. Abstract

  • Schmelz, W., Miller, Kenneth G., Mountain, Gregory S. and Browning, James V. Cretaceous Sedimentation Patterns in the Southern Baltimore Canyon Trough: Correlating the Maryland Coastal Plain to the Continental Rise. Geological Society of America, 2017 GSA Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA. March 2017. Abstract
  • Schmelz, W., Spahn, A., Ames, K., Greenberg, J., Haussner, E., Endicott, M., and Psuty, N. P. Monitoring Coastal Geomorphology through Volumetric Quantifications of Topographical Change: Establishment of a Regional Protocol, Geological Society of America, GSA Annual Meeting 2016, Denver, Co. September 2016. Abstract
  • Schmelz, W., Greenberg, J., Beal, I., Psuty, N.P. Comparitive Analysis of Geomorphological Maps to Generate Metrics of Change Caused by Hurricane Sandy on Fire Island. 10th Biennial Science Conference, Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY. April 2016.
  • Schmelz, W., Psuty, N.P., Spahn, A., The Intersection of Measurement Accuracy and Process Scales in the LiDAR Based Quantification of Coastal Geomorphological Change. 10th Biennial Science Conference, Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, NY. April 2016.
  • Schmelz, W., Silveira, T., Beal, I., Greenberg, J., Spahn, A., Ames, K., and Psuty, N. P. Trends of Dune Crest Displacement 1976-2012, Fire Island, New York, Geological Society of America, GSA Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD. November 2015. Abstract
  • Schmelz, W., Spahn, A., Ames, K., Greenberg, J., Beal, I., and Psuty, N. P. Interactions of Sediment Supply and Coastal Topography at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. (Gateway National Recreation Area). Geological Society of America, GSA Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD. November 2015. Abstract

Publications

  • Psuty, N. P., Ames, K., Spahn, A., & Schmelz, W.J. (2017). Responding to Coastal Change:  Creation of a Regional Approach to Monitoring and Management in Federal Landholdings, Northeastern Region, U.S.A. Ocean and Coastal ManagementLink
  • Psuty, N. P., Schmelz, W. J., Spahn, A., & Greenberg, J. (2016). Geotemporal vectors of coastal geomorphological change interacting with National Park Service management policy at Great Kills Park, Gateway National Recreation Area, USA. Geomorphology, 252, 5-16. Link
  • Psuty, N. P., Spahn, A., Silveira, T. M., & Schmelz, W. (2014). Sediment budget as a driver for sediment management at plumb beach, New York, USA: vectors of change and impacts. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 18(5), 515-528. Link

Maps

  • 2016. Unpublished Digital Post-Hurricane Sandy Geomorphological Map of Fire Island National Seashore and Vicinity, New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, FIIS, FIIS post-Hurricane Sandy digital map) adapted from a Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences map by Psuty, Schmelz, Greenberg, Beal and Spahn (2015). National Park Service (NPS) Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) program. NPS download
  • 2016. Unpublished Digital Post-Hurricane Sandy Geomorphological-GIS Map of the Gateway National Recreation Area: Sandy Hook, Jamaica Bay and Staten Island Units, New Jersey and New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, GATE, GATE digital map) adapted from a Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences unpublished digital data by Psuty, N.P., Schmelz, W., Greenberg, J. and Spahn A. (2015). National Park Service (NPS) Geologic Resources Inventory Program. NPS download
  • 2016. Unpublished Digital Pre-Hurricane Sandy Geomorphological Map of Fire Island National Seashore and Vicinity, New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, FIIS, FIIS pre-Hurricane Sandy digital map) adapted from a Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences map by Psuty, Patel, Freeman, Schmelz, Robertson and Spahn (2014). National Park Service (NPS) Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) program. NPS download