Jacquelyn R. Overbeck

Jacquelyn R. Overbeck

Geomorphology, coastal hazards, remote sensing, programming, and modeling

  • Position:

    Geologist, Engineering Geology
  • Address:

    3651 Penland Pkwy Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Phone:

    (907)451-5026
  • Fax:

    (907)451-5050
  • Email:

    jacquelyn.overbeck@alaska.gov

Education and/or Training

M.S. 2014, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geological Engineering
B.S. 2011, Oregon State University, Environmental Science

Projects and/or Research Interests

As the project manager for the Coastal Hazards Program, I perform investigations that expand our understanding of how the coastline has evolved and how it will respond to hazardous events and long-term change. I specialize in rural Alaska field investigations, remote sensing techniques, and hydro-morphodynamic coastal modeling.

Professional Experience

2015-present, Geologist Scientist/Manager, Coastal Hazards Program, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2014-2015, Researcher, Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions contracted to the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program, St. Petersburg, FL
2013-2014, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, Fairbanks, AK
2012-2014, Graduate Research Assistant, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK
2011, Undergraduate Intern, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK

Selected Professional Activities

2012-present, Member, American Geophysical Union
2012-2014, Member, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
2011-2014, Member, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
2013, Alaska Space Grant Program Graduate Research Fellowship
2013, Nortek Student Equipment Grant and Travel Scholarship
2013, Alaska Geological Society Scholarship
2012, Alaska Space Grant Program Graduate Research Fellowship
2012, University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Engineering and Mines and Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Graduate Research Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Overbeck, J.R., Kennedy, Katrina, and Heim, Rebecca, 2017, Color-indexed elevation maps for flood-vulnerable coastal communities in western Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 154 v.2, 23 p., 36 sheets. http://doi.org/10.14509/29719
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2017, Storm water level feature extraction from digital elevation models using intra-storm photographs: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2017-6, 10 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/29730
  • Overbeck, J.R., Long, J.W., and Stockdon, H.F., 2017, Testing model parameters for wave-induced dune erosion using observations from Hurricane Sandy: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL071991
  • Overbeck, J.R., Kinsman, N.E.M., and Misra, Debasmita, 2015, Coastal vulnerability of a populated arctic spit: A case study of Golovin, Alaska USA: Shore & Beach, v. 83(4).
  • Overbeck, J.R., and Doran, K.S., 2015, Beach slopes of Florida: Bradenton Beach to Clearwater Beach: U.S. Geological Survey, Data Release. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7XK8CK2
  • Overbeck, J.R., and Doran, K.S., 2015, Beach slopes of Florida: Miami to Jupiter: U.S. Geological Survey, Data Release. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F72805P1
  • Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., and Overbeck, J.R., 2015, Beach slopes of North Carolina: Salvo to Duck: U.S. Geological Survey, Data Release. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7M906Q6
  • Doran, K.S., Long, J.W., and Overbeck, J.R., 2015, A method for determining average beach slope and beach slope variability for U.S. sandy coastlines: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2015-1053, 5 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151053
  • Overbeck, J.R., Long, J.W., Stockdon, H.F., and Birchler, J.J., 2015, Enhancing evaluation of post-storm morphologic response using aerial orthoimagery from Hurricane Sandy: San Diego, California, The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015, 14 p.
  • Kinsman, N.E.M., DeRaps, M.R., and Smith, J.R., 2013, Preliminary evaluation of coastal geomorphology and geohazards on 'Kigiqtam Iglua', an island northeast of Shishmaref, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2013-3, 15 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/24955
  • Smith, J.R., Gray, Glenn, and Kinsman, N.E.M., 2012, Annotated bibliography series in support of coastal community hazard planning-Northwest Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 147, 5 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/24084

Selected Presentations

  • Smith, J.R., Kinsman, N.E.M., and Misra, Debasmita, 2013, Using WorldView-2 multispectral bands for shallow water bathymetric survey near Wales, Alaska (poster): American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, March 24-28, 2013: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 1 sheet. http://doi.org/10.14509/25159