Michael A. O’Neal, Ph.D.  Department of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware

 



Research

My research involves directly measuring properties of the Earth's surface and trying to understand how those properties are affected by climatic, geologic, and anthropogenic processes. Me and my students collect data using a very wide range of techniques, including remote sensing and traditional instrument surveys. The basic research questions I address can be posed in many different settings. As a result, my publications encompass a wide spectrum of surficial environments including icy landscapes, river channels, earthworks, and beaches.

 



Contact Information

203 Penny Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

302.831.8273
oneal@udel.edu


Recent Manuscripts

O’Neal M.A. et al.  (in review) Detecting Changes in the Areal Extent of North Cascade Glaciers from Regional Inventories.  Submitted to Quaternary Research

O’Neal M.A. (2015) Fjords/Geomorphic Mapping/Glaciated Estuaries. Encyclopedia of Estuaries. Springer.

O’Neal M.A. (2014) Terrestrial Laser Scanner Survey Design and Data Analysis in Above-Water Coastal Settings. In Remote Sensing and Modeling, Coastal Research Library. Springer.  pp. 65-76.

Stotts, S., M.A. O’Neal, and J.E. Pizzuto (2014) Exposed tree root analysis as a dendrogeomorphic approach to estimating bank erosion at the South River, VA. Geomorphology 223, pp. 10-18.

Pizzuto et al. (2014) Characteristic Length Scales and Time-Averaged Transport Velocities of Suspended Sediment In the Mid-Atlantic Region, U.S.A. Water Resources Research.

Stotts, S., M.A. O’Neal, and J.E. Pizzuto (2014) Observations of riparian trees and bank characteristics along a bank stability gradient at South River, Va. River Research and Applications.

O’Neal et al. (2013) Lichenometric Dating of Rock Surfaces in the northern Cascade Range, USA. Geografiska Annaler.  Vol.95, No. 3. pp. 241-248.

Danilina, I. A.R. Gillespie, L.K. Balick, A. Mushkin, M.A. O'Neal. (2012) Performance of a thermal-infrared radiosity and heat-diffusion model for estimating sub-pixel radiant temperatures over the course of a day. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 124, pp. 492-501.

O’Neal, M.A. (2012) An Objective Approach to Defining Earthwork Geometries Using Sub-Decimeter Digital Elevation Models. Geoarchaeology. Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 157-165.

O’Neal, M.A. and J.E. Pizzuto (2011) The Rates and Spatial Patterns of Annual Riverbank Erosion Revealed Through Terrestrial Laser Scanner Surveys of the South River, VA. ESPL. Vol. 36, No. 5, pp 695-701.

Lowery, D., M.A. O’Neal, et al. (2010) Late Pleistocene Upland Stratigraphy of The Western Delmarva Peninsula, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol. 29, pp. 1472-1480.

O’Neal. M.A. (2010) Identifying lichenometrically datable, glacierized terrains: A case study in the Cascade Range of western North America. Geocarto International. Vol. 25, No.4, pp. 315-325.