Models that allow for evaluation of the effects of design considerations on the performance of bestmanagement practices (BMPs) and green infrastructure (GI) to control urban and agricultural runoff and associatedcontaminants have received considerable attention in recent years. The MD-DC-DE WSC has hosted many publically-accessible seminars with wide variety of subject matter. Adam Scott Birken and Adam S Birken are some of the alias or nicknames that Adam has used. Join Facebook to connect with Michael Toomey and others you may know. Matt and Roger will provide detailed information linking this project to science support, National Geospatial Program lidar capability development, and interagency interest in topo/bathymetric data. Artificial Intelligence Applications at the USGS by Hong Jiang, Ph.D. But a study just published in Geology by Michael Toomey of the United States Geological Survey suggests, counter-intuitively, that the hurricanes which struck Florida during a … Cited by. However, Due to gathering restrictions caused by the recent Coronavirus Pandemic, all seminars taking place will occur virtually until further notice. “This was a unique interval of geologic time, and gathering data from real events allows us to ground truth and refine models, which can ultimately lead to better forecasting of future hurricane activity,” said Michael Toomey, USGS scientist and lead author of the new report. The talk will begin with a history of the USDM, detailing how it went from an experimental to operation product in the span of a couple months in 1999, and how it continues to evolve to meet user needs. The presentation will begin with a brief overview of AI history, current AI research areas, enterprise AI application categories, the benefits of AI and a framework of building up AI capabilities for organizations. Wednesday, February 21th, 2018 11:00 a.m. Sort by citations Sort by year Sort by title. Contact, chat, social media. We reconstructed the last 10,000 years of Holocene relative sea-level rise (RSLR) from sediment core records in near Chesapeake Bay, eastern U.S.A., including new marsh records from the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, Virginia. Data Source Information: Michael Toomey, USGS Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Reston, Virginia. The risks posed by infrequent, but devastating, hurricane landfalls remains largely unconstrained due to the short length of robust historic records. 2018 NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program Interns. The physiochemical properties of different pyrogenic carbon materials (coal AC, coconut hull AC, pinewood BC and graphite powder) have been demonstrated to have different effects of the dechlorination rate of PCB 61 to PCB 23 by the halorespiring bacteria Dehalobium chlorocoercia (DF-1) for in-situ treatment of PCBs by bioamended carbon. That's the finding of USGS researcher Michael Toomey and colleagues in their Geology article published online today. Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20192 The Northern Hemisphere experienced abrupt cooling during the Younger Dryas, likely in response to changes in ocean circulation. The early Holocene provides a point of comparison because it was similar to the environmental conditions of today and occurred immediately after the Younger Dryas. Please take a few minutes to look around once you've taken care of business on this page. Feel free to explore our past seminars below. Coastal Geology Coral Reefs Tropical Cyclones. Information to be Derived: Total Pb … SPARROW is structured as a network of one-dimensional stream segments and their contributing drainage areas. This includes factors that control the attenuation and delivery of contaminants to streams via surficial and subsurface pathways and the removal of contaminants in streams and reservoirs, according to first-order decay kinetics. Roger Barlow, National Map Liaison DC, DE, MD, NJ -- Roger has been the Liaison in 14 different states since 1990. SPARROW includes three major process components that explain spatial variability in stream water quality:  (1) contaminant source generation, (2) land-to-water delivery, and (3) stream and reservoir transport and decay. Start Date: 2018-08-01. The technique can utilize pre-existing lidar to look at historical changes and is also useful to establish a baseline to quantify future coastal change and event-driven beach loss. (NAGT)/U.S. RSPARROW is designed for novice and experienced modelers, water-quality managers, and R developers. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 11:00 a.m. Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry is an emerging imaging technique that is revolutionizing geomorphology and changing the paradigm in restoration and environmental monitoring. As the last ice age waned, undersea landslide deposits called turbidites captured the fury of Florida's stormy days. ALBERT - All Library Books, journals and Electronic Records Telegrafenberg SfM derives three-dimensional structure from a sequence of two-dimensional images and is capable of producing high-resolution landscape models that rival those from light detection and ranging (lidar) at a fraction of the cost. LIHUE — Ocean currents have a hand in hurricane activity, and studying the history of water circulation could lead to better forecasting, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 1 Introduction. Over the past 50 years, over 2,500 students have participated in this program, with many participants continuing on to distinguished careers with the USGS, with academia, or with industry. Hurricane Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Over the past 3000 years by Michael Toomey, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey. Therefore, the goal here was to develop asophisticated, yet flexible tool that could be used by design engineers and researchers to capture and explore theeffect of design factors and properties of the media employed in the performance of GI systems at a relatively smallscale. Only minimal knowledge of R is required to use the system. Emma Armstrong, Oregon State University Science Mentor: Michael Toomey Location: Reston, Virginia Project: Hurricane frequency near Chesapeake Bay during the past two thousand years Roger specializes in partnership formation, program coordination, and application of geospatial data to science application. The spillway of the Oroville Dam in California suffered uncontrolled erosion damage in February and March 2017, transforming a simple concrete channel into a complex one. Unless otherwise stated, all seminars normally originate from the USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Research Park at the University of Maryland's Baltimore County campus (UMBC). If you want to be included in our mailing list so you're notified when new seminars are taking place, please contact Chris Nealen at cnealen@usgs.gov or click here to have an automated message sent. Sort. According to new research by Michael Toomey and his colleagues from The Geological Society of America's Journal Geology, Category 5 hurricanes may have slammed Florida repeatedly during the chilly Younger Dryas, 12 000 years ago, as hurricane-suppressing effects of cooler sea surface were out-weighed by side effects of slowed ocean circulation. Summary: Adam Birken is 44 years old and was born on 01/19/1976. Non-Tidal Potomac River Topo/Bathymetric Lidar Coordinated With Other Sensor Platforms & Data Calibration by Roger Barlow and Matthew Cashman, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center. Michael is related to Chris J Toomey and Diane K Toomey as well as 1 additional person. While theoretical and analytical advances have been made, passive seismic methods and their potential geomorphic applications are still being developed. “This concept of using the Younger Dryas as a test for how storm activity might change in response to a sustained AMOC slowdown hadn’t been explored before,” said Toomey. Recent climate change has already led to widespread changes in phenological patterns across the globe, and more change is inevitable. The hazards posed by infrequent major floods to communities along the Susquehanna River and the ecological health of Chesapeake Bay remain largely unconstrained due to the short length of … … In addition to reducing aqueous PCB concentrations, activated carbon has also been evaluated as a possible delivery mechanism for both aerobic and anaerobic PCB degrading bacteria. Camera/In Situ Networks ‐ Summaries and Data Availability September 14, 2012 Michael Toomey*, Lars ¶Eklundh#, £Kenlo Nishida**, John Campbell , Edoardo Cremonese Stephen Klosterman*, Andrew Richardson* That’s the finding of USGS researcher Michael Toomey and colleagues in their Geology article published online today. Lillian (Lily) is a Physical Scientist with the USGS. This study presents a synthesis of century-scale hydroclimate variations in North America for the Common Era (last 2000 years) using new age models of previously published multiple proxy-based paleoclimate data. Questions were posed by Caitlin Chazen of NOVA and GWU, John Repetski of the USGS, Michael Toomey of the USGS, Brooks Hansen of AGU, 2 nd Vice President Carl-Henry Geschwind, Bill Burton of the USGS, and Dan Doctor of the USGS. Equipment Used: Vibracorer. “Future research would look at whether increased hurricane activity during the Younger Dryas was more extensive along the East Coast or limited to Florida, as well as whether cyclone activity in the North Atlantic increased during other episodes of AMOC reduction,” said Toomey. “Few currently published tropical cyclone records extend beyond the past few thousand years.”. This presentation covers how the Maryland-Delaware-DC Water Science Center has adapted the use of this new survey technique, identified relative strengths and weaknesses, conducted comparisons to traditional methods, and incorporated SfM into our targeting and monitoring workflows for recent cooperator projects. Phenology is critical to many aspects of human life and nearly all ecological relationships and processes. Michael Toomey and Lee A. Vierling Abstract: Broad-scale monitoring of varying moisture levels of leaves has ramifications for understanding fire poten-tial, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem dynamics. End Date: 2018-08-01. These results along with other developments offer a new hybrid approach for in-situ treatment of contaminated sediments and groundwater in the future.​, Link to this presentation from Trevor Needham, Hurricane Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Over the past 3000 years by Michael Toomey, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey. About. Instrumental records of past storms are relatively robust in some regions, such as the North Atlantic, but still only extend back to approximately 1850. Developer’s tools and an auto-generating workflow execution tree are included to make the code transparent and promote collaboration in the open source environment. Link to this presentation from Hong Jiang, A Flexible Framework for Process-Based Hydraulic and Water Quality Modeling of Best Management Practices by. Phone: 703-648-6505. Link to this presentation from Matthew Cashman, Microbial Interaction with Carbonaceous Material and the Implications for Environmental Remediation by Trevor Needham, USGS MD‐DE‐DC Water Science Center. In this technique, seismometers are placed safely outside the river banks. Title. Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 11:00 a.m. That's the finding of USGS researcher Michael Toomey and colleagues in their Geology article published online today. “In recent months,” said Toomey, “we’ve seen devastating hurricanes sweep through the North Atlantic and impact low-lying coastal communities. Link to the video for this presentation coming soon, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------, Latest Updates of RSPARROW by Lillian Gorman-Sanisaca, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center. They have also lived in Easton, WA and Bellevue, WA. This presentation introduces the field of fluvial seismology and shows the results of seismic monitoring of the Oroville Dam Crisis. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center. Organization, jobs, budget Photograph Credit: Dr. Thomas Marchitto, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, Photograph taken during the 2002 research cruise to collect sediment cores offshore Florida. Research was conducted by analyzing sediment cores collected offshore Florida in 2002. Seismic monitoring has the potential advantages of providing continuous reach‐scale information on difficult‐to‐observe processes, though it has the disadvantages of collecting non‐river generated signals. Then it will dive into a more detailed discussion of potential AI applications, particularly around process automation, prediction and insight discovery, in the context of the Water Science Center’s mission, current tasks and vision statements. Scientists looked back 10 to 13 thousand years to gain real-world insight into the environmental factors that influence hurricanes near Florida and, by extension, the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. to R.  Current research projects include development of RSPARROW and RSPARROW_Bayesian with Richard Alexander and of the Sediment Source Assessment Tool (Sed_SAT) with Allen Gellis. Statement of Problem: Sea-level rise and associated storm surges are major threats to low-lying areas of U.S. coastal zones, including much of the East Coast. Click on a pin on the map to see more information. Scientists found that storm activity was likely stronger during the Younger Dryas compared to the early Holocene near modern-day Florida. The centerpiece of the project was the collection of airborne topo/bathymetric lidar, with significant support from Water, Biology, and Geology Mission Areas for collecting other sensor data using GPS, lidar ground scanning, UAV borne sensors, and boat-based sonar from selected field sites during the airborne lidar collection period. Roger currently is working with partners on projects using lidar as the primary source of local scale hydrography and chairs the NJ Geospatial Forum Elevation Task Force and the similar Maryland MSGIC. Link to this presentation from Lillian Gormann-Sanisaka, Base-flow estimation using optimal hydrograph separation with applications to Chesapeake Bay watershed and the continental U.S. by Jeff Raffensperger, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center. State and local agencies can benefit from using repeated ground-based or UAS-based SfM surveys to monitor floodplains, identify erosional hotspots, and directly measure streambank erosion for stream restoration projects. Link to this presentation from Michael Toomey. Wednesday, May 22nd, 2018 11:00 a.m. His current research focuses on modeling hierarchical ecological responses, erosion and habitat mapping using Unmanned Aerial Systems, and developing tools to identify the sources of sediment degrading river habitat, including sediment fingerprinting. Hurricane Michael (2018) was the first Category 5 storm on record to make landfall on the Florida panhandle since at least 1851 CE (Common Era), and it resulted in the loss of 59 lives and $25 billion in damages across the southeastern U.S. Select this result to view Michael J Toomey's phone number, address, and more. Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology. Scientists examined the Younger Dryas and early Holocene periods. Users operate the system within RStudio from a single control script that accesses the supporting input files and functions. The code and documentation can be found here. The article, “Increased hurricane frequency near Florida during Younger Dryas Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowdown,” is authored by the USGS, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Texas A&M University, and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. Key Takeaways. No data point selected. Recent laboratory and pilot scale studies have been successful in demonstrating bioaugmented activated carbon as a viable treatment option for sediments contaminated with PCBs. This is despite the area having slightly cooler sea surface temperatures—which on their own might work to lower potential hurricane intensity—during the Younger Dryas. The hazards posed by infrequent major floods to communities along the Susquehanna River and the ecological health of Chesapeake Bay remain largely unconstrained due to the short length of streamgage records. He will also discuss the process which culminates with the release of the USDM every Thursday morning, highlighting the role of regional and local expert guidance as well as revealing who works on the map and what the deadlines are. Previously, Toomey linked turbidites in the Bahamas with modern hurricanes. Here, you will find a list of upcoming public seminars taking place** at the USGS Maryland, Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center. Adding complexity to GI modelingframeworks may preclude their use in simpler urban planning situations. Articles Cited by. Additionally, the resolution of data provided by SfM surveying has numerous secondary “value-added” applications such as understanding underlying geomorphic processes, habitat assessment, flow and habitat modeling, and vegetation density and identification. However, GI model predictions are being relied upon by many municipalities and State/Local agencies tomake decisions about gray vs. green infrastructure improvement planning. The presentation concludes with a strategy recommendation of choosing AI projects within an organization. Eric will also highlight some of the pitfalls of being an USDM author, which have resulted from the USDM tie ins with USDA Farm Bill as well as some local state drought action plans. “This was a unique interval of geologic time, and gathering data from real events allows us to ground truth and refine models, which can ultimately lead to better forecasting of future hurricane activity,” said Michael Toomey, USGS scientist and lead author of the new report. Five different shortwave infrared (SWIR)-derived spectral indices, prin- The presentation will conclude with preliminary results of this monitoring and future research directions, Link to this presentation from Phillip Goodling, Structure-from-Motion Surveying and Unmanned Aerial Systems: A new resolution of environmental data by Matthew Cashman, USGS MD‐DE‐DC Water Science Center. The risks posed by infrequent, but devastating, hurricane landfalls remains largely unconstrained due to the short length of robust historic records. Research noted that this is likely due to a dramatic reduction in AMOC, which triggered other favorable environmental conditions for hurricane development near Florida, apparently outweighing local changes in sea surface temperature. Base flow is often defined as the portion of streamflow that is maintained between precipitation events, fed to stream channels by delayed (usually subsurface) pathways. Using a single 3‐component seismometer located 2 km from the dam, we are able to seismically observe the increased turbulence and pinpoint the location of the damage. Its features include comprehensive documentation, tutorial models, error checks, interactive maps and diagnostic plots as HTML output files, as well as a built in Rshiny Decision Support System to allow on-the-fly execution of Source Change Management Scenarios. Passive seismic river monitoring has emerged as a new tool in the last decade to infer bedload transport and water turbulence mechanics during floods. RSPARROW is a system of R scripts and functions for executing and evaluating SPARROW models that generates graphical, map, and tabular output. He has lived and worked at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica and co-authored the first ever image-based geologic map. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. The model has been used to quantify the sources and transport of contaminants in watersheds of widely varying sizes, from catchment to continental scales. The new study was published in the journal Geology. Activated carbon and biochar has grown in acceptance for in-situ treatment for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and other persistent organic pollutants (POP) contaminated in sediments by reducing the freely dissolved pore water concentrations that drive aquatic food chain uptake. The nuts and bolts of the presentation will involve a brief look at the data used by USDM authors to help guide that week’s drought depiction. Adam Birken lives in Rochester, NY; previous cities include Salt Lake City UT and Boise ID. Information Specialist(s): Marci Marot. 2 nd Vice President Carl-Henry Geschwind adjourned the 1514 th meeting of the Geological Society of Washington at 21:40. Sediment plume in Chesapeake Bay following Tropical Storm Lee, NASA https://earthobservatory.n The collection of topo/bathymetric data for a 75 mile segment of the non-tidal Potomac River formed a partnership of interdisciplinary and inter-agency use cases to support USGS science applications, water supply safety, and flood prediction and modeling. Flooding rivers create small ground vibrations as bedload is transported and water turbulence applies fluctuating forces to the channel bed. Year; Climate forcing of unprecedented intense‐hurricane activity in … Over the past fifty-three years, over 2,400 Michael Toomey, USGS scientist and lead author of the new report, said: “This was a unique interval of geologic time, and gathering data from … The western North Pacific is the world’s most active zone for tropical cyclones, but has been understudied compared to the North Atlantic. Photograph Credit: Dr. Thomas Marchitto, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data, Increased hurricane frequency near Florida during Younger Dryas Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowdown. Reliable, global observations of tropical cyclones are even shorter, dating to satellite monitoring in the 1970s. River flow volume, water clarity, and the weather were ideal. Quantitative estimates of base flow are necessary to address questions of the vulnerability and response of aquatic ecosystems to natural and human-induced change in environmental conditions as well as sustainability of water resources. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Summer Field Training Program is the longest continuously running internship program in the Earth sciences. If you are new to our site, then welcome! Link to this presentation from Arash Massoudieh, U.S. Drought Monitor: A Look Behind the Scenes by Eric Luebehusen, USDA Office of Chief Economist, World Agricultural Outlook Board. This highlights the urgency of extending historic observations using geologic records to identify the full range of possible storm hazards facing the U.S East Coast.”, Comparing the Younger Dryas and Early Holocene. View the profiles of people named Michael Toomey. Welcome to the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center Seminar Series. United States Geological Survey. To fully understand how high and how fast sea level may rise and what the impacts will be, it is necessary to examine past geological sea level records. Base flow is generally not measured directly, but is estimated from observations of streamflow and/or stream-water chemistry... Link to this presentation from Jeff Raffensperger. As the last ice age waned, undersea landslide deposits … New USGS-led research shows the large role ocean circulation has played in modifying the variables—such as wind shear and humidity—that control hurricane activity in the North Atlantic. Verified email at usgs.gov. Researchers reconstructed the history of tropical cyclones in the southern Marshall Islands over the last 3,000 years. Early Holocene and Younger Dryas sections of these cores were identified and sediment-size changes were then measured to identify deposits likely derived from intense storm events. NAGT/USGS 2018 Cooperative Summer Field Training Program . As the last ice age waned, undersea landslide deposits … Matthew Cashman, PhD, Hydrologist/Geomorphologist -- Matthew's interests are in the interdisciplinary interactions between hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology. The new analytical techniques introduced in this study are being applied to ongoing fluvial seismic monitoring in Maryland streams. Filter by State in Filter by Location. While popular, the GI models are relativelysimplistic. While decreasing availability to macro-organisms, carbonaceous materials have been demonstrated to enhance microbial and redox availability to sorbed contaminates. On 21 and 22 June 1972, more than 25 cm (10 in.) The non-linear and mechanistic structure of the model includes mass balance constraints and non-conservative transport components. Office of Communications and Publishing12201 Sunrise Valley DriveReston, VA 20192United StatesPhone: 703-648-4460, Photograph taken during the 2002 research cruise to collect sediment cores offshore Florida that have been used to study hurricane activity and environmental conditions during the early Holocene and Younger Dryas periods. Michael R. Toomey. m. The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)/U.S. This ability to rapidly capture and quantify spatially-continuous, high-resolution topographic data from both ground-based and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms makes it uniquely suited to meet a variety of USGS-cooperator needs. Michael Toomey We found 239 entries for Michael Toomey in the US. While the influence of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) on hurricane activity has been previously hypothesized, former research typically relied on short-term records that don’t extend into episodes of extreme AMOC variability in the geologic past. 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