People

Schmelz, John

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Office: 114 Geological Sciences Lab
Phone: (848) 445-2044
Email: wjs107@rci.rutgers.edu
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2588-7985
 

 

 

 

 

Education

  • Rutgers University, NJ, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

  • Stratigraphy/Earth History
  • Marine Geology/Geophysics
  • Oceanography/Paleoceanography
  • Coastal Geomorphology

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Kenneth Miller
  • Gregory Mountain
  • James Browning

Publications

  • Schmelz, W.J., Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., and Baldwin, K. E., (in press). Onshore-offshore correlations of Cretaceous fluvial-deltaic sequences, southern Baltimore Canyon Trough. AAPG Bulletin.
  • Schmelz, W.J. and Psuty, N.P., 2019. Quantification of Airborne Lidar Accuracy in Coastal Dunes (Fire Island, New York). Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 85(2), pp.133-144. Link
  • Miller, K.G., Lombardi, C.J., Browning, J.V., Schmelz, W.J., Gallegos, G., Mountain, G. S., & Baldwin, K. E. (2018). Back To Basics of Sequence Stratigraphy: Early Miocene and Mid-cretaceous Examples from the New Jersey Paleoshelf. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88(1), 148-176. Link
  • Psuty, N.P., Ames, K., Habeck, A., & Schmelz, W.J. (2017). Responding to coastal change: Creation of a regional approach to monitoring and management, northeastern region, USA. Ocean & 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.J (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

    Meetings / Abstracts

    • Miller, Kenneth G., Schmelz, W.J., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D. Influence of global mean sea level and mantle dynamic topography variations on passive-aggressive continental margins. Conjugate Margins Conference 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. August 2018. Abstract
    • Schmelz, W.J., Miller, K.G., and Mountain, G.S. Numerically modelling Miocene stratigraphic sequences on the New Jersey shelf. Conjugate Margins Conference 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. August 2018. Abstract
    • Schmelz, W.J., Miller, Kenneth G., Mountain, Gregory S. and Browning, James V. Revised Stratigraphic Synthesis of the Baltimore Canyon Trough: Implications for Reservoir Identification and Analysis. AAPG, AAPG ACE 2018, Salt Lake City, UT. May 2018. Abstract
    • Schmelz, W.J., 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, 2017 GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. October 2017. Abstract
    • Schmelz, W.J., 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.J., 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.J., 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.J., 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.J., 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.J., 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

    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