Steven Deignan-Schmidt

M.S., University of Connecticut (Oceanography)
M.A., Western Connecticut State University (Earth & Planetary Science)
B.S., Western Connecticut State University (Meteorology)
A.A., Mathematics/Sciences; A.S., Aviation Science, Naugatuck Valley Community College

Hello! Welcome to my UConn profile. I’m a physical oceanographer. The research that I’m currently working on uses the USGS coupled-Groundwater and Surface-water Flow model (GSFLOW) and the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). I use GSFLOW (a watershed) to estimate river discharge for non-gaged rivers along the Connecticut shoreline. I use these estimates in conjunction with ROMS (a hydrodynamic model) to study freshwater pathways in Long Island Sound (LIS). I also use these models to study the influence of coastal islands on freshwater and heat exchange. I have included a list of recent presentations below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the best!

 

PUBLICATIONS

Schmidt, S. R., 2016: Partners in Environmental Protection, Over the Bow – USCG Auxiliary First District Southern Region, Vol. 74, Issue 1, Spring 2016

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2013: A Comparative Analysis of Direct Precipitation Input into Long Islands Sound, LIS Research Conference Proceedings 2013. Extended Abstract.

Schmidt, S. R., 2012: Estimating Cloud Fraction over Long Island Sound using Satellite Derived Estimates of Surface Solar Irradiance, Master’s Thesis

 

PRESENTATIONS

Schmidt, S. R., 2016: Stratification and Wind Driven Mixing, Franklin Academy Summer Marine Science Experience, Invited Guest Lecturer

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, J. Jia, 2016: An Investigation into the Influence of Coastal Islands on River Water Distribution and Mixing in Western Long Island Sound, 14th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling.

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, J. Jia, 2016: Investigating the Influence of Coastal Islands on River Water Distribution and Mixing in Western Long Island Sound, 2016 Long Island Sound Research Conference

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, J. Jia, 2016: Investigating the Influence of Coastal Islands on River Water Distribution and Mixing in Western Long Island Sound, 11th Biennial Feng Colloquium

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, J. Jia, 2016: Investigating the Influence of Coastal Islands on River Water Distribution and Mixing in Western Long Island Sound, New England Estuarine Research Society Spring 2016 Conference

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2015: Distribution and Influence of Rivers in Long Island Sound and Preliminary Measurements around the Norwalk Islands, USCG Flotilla 72 November 2015 Meeting, Invited Guest Speaker

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2015: Distribution and Mixing of River Water in Long Island Sound and Its Influence on Stratification: June 2013, Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology & Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Fall 2015 Conference

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2015: Distribution of River Water and Its Influence on Stratification in Long Island Sound: June 2013, Early College Experience, Invited Guest Speaker

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2015: Distribution of River Water and Its Influence on Stratification in Long Island Sound: June 2013, New England Estuarine Research Society Spring 2015 Conference

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2014: Modeling the Influence of Coastal Rivers Distributed along Long Island Sound, OCEAN Sciences 2014 Conference

 Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2013: A Comparative Analysis of Direct Precipitation Input into Long Island Sound, 2013 Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Conference

 

POSTERS

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, J. Jia, 2016: Investigating the Influence of Coastal Islands on River Water Distribution and Mixing in Long Island Sound during June 2015, 2016 OCEAN Sciences Conference.

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2016: Engaging Local Organizations in Science-Driven Data Collection in the Ocean Sciences: Summer 2015 in Norwalk, CT. 2016 OCEAN Sciences Conference.

Schmidt S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2014: Distribution of River Water in Long Island Sound and its Influence on Stratification: June 2013, Gordon Ocean Modeling Research Conference

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2014: Investigating the Effect of Andrea (2013) on Small Coastal River Discharge into Long Island Sound and Resultant Coastal Salinities, 2014 Northeastern Storm Conference

Schmidt, S. R., M. M. Whitney, 2013: A Comparative Analysis of Direct Precipitation Input into Long Island Sound, 2013 Long Island Sound Research Conference