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

Jacquelyn Overbeck manages the State of Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Coastal Hazards Program responsible for coastal mapping and data collection along Alaska's 34,000 miles of coastline. Jacquelyn conducts investigations of coastal hazards at Alaska's northern and western coastal communities, coordinates coastal mapping priorities and projects for the state, creates online tools to communicate coastal vulnerability, and provides scientific guidance to federal and state agencies, non-profits, Native corporations to inform hazard mitigation, community planning, and relocation strategies. Jacquelyn uses a variety of tools including remote sensing, GNSS surveying, and community-based monitoring to improve the State's understanding of coastal hazards while facing reductions in sea ice cover and concentration during fall storms and thawing permafrost of ice rich coastlines.

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

2015-Present Steering Committee Member, Alaska Silver Jackets
2018-Present Steering Committee Member, NSF Arctic Coastal Risk Research Coordination Network
2019-Present Affiliate Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Contributor

Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM), 2018, Alaska State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Chapter 6 - Natural Hazards (coastal flood, erosion, and Usteq sections), DHSEM. https://ready.alaska.gov/Plans/mitigationplan

Selected Publications

  • Overbeck, J.R., and Kennedy, K.S., 2018, Channel migration study of Emmonak, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2018-1, 14 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:5,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/30114
  • Buzard, R., Maio, C., Overbeck, J., Lujan, E., Flensburg, S., Holen, D., and Dunham, G., 2018, Dobbyn, P. (ed), Montano, D. (design), Laying the foundation for resilient coastal communities: case studies—Port Heiden and Goodnews Bay: Alaska Sea Grant, 14 p. https://adaptalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Resilient-Coastal-Communities-bulletin_lowres.pdf
  • Overbeck, J.R., ed., 2018, Alaska coastal mapping gaps & priorities: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular 72, 34 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/30096
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Coastal flooding & erosion in Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular 68, 2 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/30057
  • Overbeck, J.R., Hendricks, M.D., and Kinsman, N.E.M., 2017, Photogrammetric digital surface models and orthoimagery for the continuous coastline, Wales to Platinum, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Raw Data File 2017-8, 21 p. http://doi.org/10.14509/29744
  • 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
  • DeRaps, M.R., Kinsman, N.E.M., Stevens, D.S.P., and Overbeck, J.R., 2017, Surficial geologic map of the Shaktoolik area, Norton Bay Quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2017-5, 1 sheet, scale 1:50,000. http://doi.org/10.14509/29723
  • 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

  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Alaska coastal flood and erosion hazards: Interagency Hydrology Committee for Alaska Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, November 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Alaska coastal mapping and monitoring activities to support inter-governmental decision making on flood and erosion hazards: community planning, disaster preparation, mitigation, and relocation: NSF Permafrost Coastal Erosion RCN Meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska, October 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, DGGS Geologic Hazard Research: Coastal erosion and flooding: Community Resilience Working Group Meeting of the Alaska Joint Resources Committee, Anchorage, Alaska, September 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Coordination of integrated and inter-agency water level observations for Alaska: NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting, Juneau, Alaska, August 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Introduction to the 2018 Alaska Water Level Watch: Alaska Water Level Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Coastal hazard mapping: flooding and erosion: Climate Change Impacts to Infrastructure Group of the Governor's Climate Action Leadership Team, Anchorage, Alaska, February 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Alaska coastal mapping gaps and priorities for the assessment of coastal flood and erosion hazards: Alaska Coastal Mapping Summit, Anchorage, Alaska, February 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Public-private solution for collecting datum referenced storm surge water level data in coastal communities: Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, February 2018.
  • Overbeck, J.R., 2018, Coastal hazards 2012 five year report card: Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, January 2018.