Stephen Scheidt

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Stephen Scheidt

  • ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 571.458.0133
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 698
  • COLUMBIA , MD 21044
  • Employer: HOWARD UNIV
  • Education

    Ph.D. in Geology from University of Pittsburgh, 2009

    M.S. in Geological Science from University of South Carolina, 2002

    B.S. in Environmental Science from University of Toledo, 1999

    Positions/Employment

    1/2020 - Present

    Associate Research Scientist

    Howard University, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian and volcanic systems utilizing remote sensing, computer vision, stereophotogrammetry and field methods. Utilization of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the production of digital terrain models and orthoimage mosaics. 

    8/2018 - Present

    Associate Research Scientist

    Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ

    Geological mapping of Alba Mons, focusing on vocanic tube systems and valley networks. Geological field work to map lava flows utilizing unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Geological fieldwork and computer vision applications to tracking dust devils in the field utilizing stereophotogrammetry.

    6/2019 - 12/2019

    Consultant

    Southeastern University Research Association Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian and volcanic systems utilizing remote sensing, computer vision, stereophotogrammetry and field methods. Utilization of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the production of digital terrain models and orthoimage mosaics. 

    1/2019 - 12/2019

    Adjunct Instructor

    Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

    Taught introductory courses on 3D design and digital fabrication methods, such as laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC milling. Supervised activities in the Fab Lab part time.

    10/2015 - 8/2018

    Associate Staff Scientist

    Lunar and Planetary Laboratory University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian and volcanic systems utilizing remote sensing, computer vision, stereophotogrammetry and field methods. Utilization of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the production of digital terrain models and orthoimage mosaics. 

    10/2014 - 10/2015

    Postdoctoral Scientist

    Lunar and Planetary Laboratory University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian and volcanic systems utilizing remote sensing, computer vision, stereophotogrammetry and field methods. Utilization of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the production of digital terrain models and orthoimage mosaics. 

    9/2010 - 9/2014

    Postdoctoral Scientist

    Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian and volcanic systems utilizing remote sensing, computer vision, stereophotogrammetry and field methods. Geological mapping of the Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars. 

    8/2013 - 5/2014

    Adjunct Geology Instructor

    Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

    Taught introductory and historical geology courses.

    7/2012 - 2/2013

    Lead Imagery Scientist

    BAE Systems, Inc, McLean, VA

    Analyzed and reported findings on hyperspectral remote sensing image data in a production environment.

    1/2010 - 9/2010

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian systems utilizing thermal infrared remote sensing methods.

    6/2004 - 12/2009

    Research and Teaching Assistant

    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Conducted fundamental research on aeolian systems utilizing thermal infrared remote sensing, laboratory and field methods. Taught laboratory courses for introductory geology and advance remote sensing laboratories. 

    3/2002 - 4/2004

    Geoscientist

    Shield Environmental, Monroeville, PA

    Conducted fieldwork for hydrologic groundwater contamination monitoring and compliance.

    8/2002 - 3/2003

    Geologist

    Research Planning, Inc, Columbia, SC

    Filled a variety of roles on a field team conducting shoreline surveys (littoral zone) in the Persian Gulf. These included GPS technician, biologist, geology and field team supervisor.

    8/1999 - 8/2002

    Research and Teaching Assistant

    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

    Conducted fundamental research on the environmental impact of atmospheric mercury deposition in the southeastern U.S. Taught laboratory classes for introductory geology courses.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Bonnefoy, L., C. Hamilton, S. Scheidt, et al. S. Duhamel, Á. Höskuldsson, I. Jónsdottir, T. Thordarson, and U. Münzer. 2019. "Landscape evolution associated with the 2014–2015 Holuhraun eruption in Iceland." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 387: 106652 [10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.07.019]

    Young, K. E., J. E. Bleacher, A. D. Rogers, et al. H. H. Schmitt, A. C. McAdam, W. B. Garry, P. L. Whelley, S. P. Scheidt, G. Ito, C. A. Knudson, T. G. Graff, L. V. Bleacher, N. Whelley, C. A. Evans, J. M. Hurtado, and T. D. Glotch. 2018. "The Incorporation of Field Portable Instrumentation Into Human Planetary Surface Exploration." Earth and Space Science, 5: 24 [10.1029/2018ea000378]

    Hamilton, C. W., P. J. Mouginis-Mark, M. M. Sori, S. P. Scheidt, and A. M. Bramson. 2018. "Episodes of Aqueous Flooding and Effusive Volcanism Associated With Hrad Vallis, Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123 (6): 1484-1510 [10.1029/2018je005543]

    Palafox, L. F., C. W. Hamilton, S. P. Scheidt, and A. M. Alvarez. 2017. "Automated detection of geological landforms on Mars using Convolutional Neural Networks." Computers & Geosciences, 101: 48-56 [10.1016/j.cageo.2016.12.015]

    Zimbelman, J., S. Scheidt, S. de Silva, et al. N. Bridges, M. Spagnuolo, and E. Neely. 2016. "Aerodynamic roughness height for gravel-mantled megaripples, with implications for wind profiles near TARs on Mars." Icarus, 266: 306-314 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.008]

    Lorenz, R. D., and S. P. Scheidt. 2014. "Compact and inexpensive kite apparatus for geomorphological field aerial photography, with some remarks on operations." GeoResJ, 3-4: 1-8 [10.1016/j.grj.2014.06.001]

    Zimbelman, J. R., and S. P. Scheidt. 2014. "Precision topography of a reversing sand dune at Bruneau Dunes, Idaho, as an analog for Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars." Icarus, 230: 29-37 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.004]

    Scheidt, S. P., and N. Lancaster. 2013. "The application of COSI-Corr to determine dune system dynamics in the southern Namib Desert using ASTER data." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38 (9): 1004-1019 [10.1002/esp.3383]

    Zimbelman, J. R., and S. P. Scheidt. 2012. "Hesperian Age for Western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars." Science, 336 (6089): 1683-1683 [10.1126/science.1221094]

    Scheidt, S., N. Lancaster, and M. Ramsey. 2011. "Eolian dynamics and sediment mixing in the Gran Desierto, Mexico, determined from thermal infrared spectroscopy and remote-sensing data." Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123 (7-8): 1628-1644 [10.1130/b30338.1]

    Scheidt, S., M. Ramsey, and N. Lancaster. 2010. "Determining soil moisture and sediment availability at White Sands Dune Field, New Mexico, from apparent thermal inertia data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 115 (F2): [10.1029/2009jf001378]

    Katra, I., S. Scheidt, and N. Lancaster. 2009. "Changes in active eolian sand at northern Coachella Valley, California." Geomorphology, 105 (3-4): 277-290 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.10.004]

    Scheidt, S., M. Ramsey, and N. Lancaster. 2008. "Radiometric normalization and image mosaic generation of ASTER thermal infrared data: An application to extensive sand sheets and dune fields." Remote Sensing of Environment, 112 (3): 920-933 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.06.020]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Bonnefoy, L., C. Hamilton, S. Scheidt, et al. S. Duhamel, Á. Höskuldsson, I. Jónsdottir, T. Thordarson, and U. Münzer. 2019. "Landscape evolution associated with the 2014–2015 Holuhraun eruption in Iceland." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 387 106652 [10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.07.019]

    Young, K. E., J. E. Bleacher, A. D. Rogers, et al. H. H. Schmitt, A. C. McAdam, W. B. Garry, P. L. Whelley, S. P. Scheidt, G. Ito, C. A. Knudson, T. G. Graff, L. V. Bleacher, N. Whelley, C. A. Evans, J. M. Hurtado, and T. D. Glotch. 2018. "The Incorporation of Field Portable Instrumentation Into Human Planetary Surface Exploration." Earth and Space Science 5 24 [10.1029/2018ea000378]

    Hamilton, C. W., P. J. Mouginis-Mark, M. M. Sori, S. P. Scheidt, and A. M. Bramson. 2018. "Episodes of Aqueous Flooding and Effusive Volcanism Associated With Hrad Vallis, Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123 (6): 1484-1510 [10.1029/2018je005543]

    Palafox, L. F., C. W. Hamilton, S. P. Scheidt, and A. M. Alvarez. 2017. "Automated detection of geological landforms on Mars using Convolutional Neural Networks." Computers & Geosciences 101 48-56 [10.1016/j.cageo.2016.12.015]

    Zimbelman, J., S. Scheidt, S. de Silva, et al. N. Bridges, M. Spagnuolo, and E. Neely. 2016. "Aerodynamic roughness height for gravel-mantled megaripples, with implications for wind profiles near TARs on Mars." Icarus 266 306-314 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.008]

    Lorenz, R. D., and S. P. Scheidt. 2014. "Compact and inexpensive kite apparatus for geomorphological field aerial photography, with some remarks on operations." GeoResJ 3-4 1-8 [10.1016/j.grj.2014.06.001]

    Zimbelman, J. R., and S. P. Scheidt. 2014. "Precision topography of a reversing sand dune at Bruneau Dunes, Idaho, as an analog for Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars." Icarus 230 29-37 [10.1016/j.icarus.2013.08.004]

    Scheidt, S. P., and N. Lancaster. 2013. "The application of COSI-Corr to determine dune system dynamics in the southern Namib Desert using ASTER data." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38 (9): 1004-1019 [10.1002/esp.3383]

    Zimbelman, J. R., and S. P. Scheidt. 2012. "Hesperian Age for Western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars." Science 336 (6089): 1683-1683 [10.1126/science.1221094]

    Scheidt, S., N. Lancaster, and M. Ramsey. 2011. "Eolian dynamics and sediment mixing in the Gran Desierto, Mexico, determined from thermal infrared spectroscopy and remote-sensing data." Geological Society of America Bulletin 123 (7-8): 1628-1644 [10.1130/b30338.1]

    Scheidt, S., M. Ramsey, and N. Lancaster. 2010. "Determining soil moisture and sediment availability at White Sands Dune Field, New Mexico, from apparent thermal inertia data." Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 115 (F2): [10.1029/2009jf001378]

    Katra, I., S. Scheidt, and N. Lancaster. 2009. "Changes in active eolian sand at northern Coachella Valley, California." Geomorphology 105 (3-4): 277-290 [10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.10.004]

    Scheidt, S., M. Ramsey, and N. Lancaster. 2008. "Radiometric normalization and image mosaic generation of ASTER thermal infrared data: An application to extensive sand sheets and dune fields." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (3): 920-933 [10.1016/j.rse.2007.06.020]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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