Naomi S. Bates joined the Delaware Geological Survey as a GIS/LiDAR Analyst in November of 2015. Dr. Bates' primary responsibilities at the DGS is the processing, visualization and mapping, maintenance, and distribution of lidar point cloud data, digital elevation models (DEMs) and elevation model derivatives for the State of Delaware. Her current work involves the QA/QC analysis and contour generation of the recent 2014 lidar dataset of Delaware, collected as part of the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Fund in partnership with USGS, DNREC, and DelDOT. Dr. Bates' background includes compilation, management, and GIS processing of land use and lidar data products, field survey work, streamflow hydrology, and water quality analysis. She has taught workshops, presented at scientific conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Before joining the DGS, Dr. Bates worked as an Environmental Engineer/GIS Specialist at Landmark Science & Engineering, and as a Hydrologic/GIS Consultant for the Stroud Water Research Center, where she was in charge of processing the 2010 LiDAR data collected as part of the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CZO).
Princeton University, 2002, M.A., Civil and Environmental Engineering
Princeton University, 2000, B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bates, N. S., J. A. Smith, and G. Villarini. 2015. Flood response for the watersheds of the Fernow Experimental Forest in the central Appalachians, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR015871
Hicks, N.S., J.A. Smith, A.J. Miller, and P.A. Nelson. 2005. Catastrophic Flooding from an Orographic Thunderstorm in the Central Appalachians, Water Resources Research, 41, W12428, doi:10.1029/2005WR004129
Invited Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:
Hicks, N.S. 2002. Appalachian flood hydrology: Hillslope scale studies at the Fernow Experimental Forest. Invited talk, Shenandoah Watershed Study Seminar, University of Virginia
Hicks, N.S., A.K. Aufdenkampe, S.D. Hicks. 2011. Applications of High-Resolution LiDAR Data for the Christina River Basin CZO, Abstract EP41A-0585 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.
Contributed Conference Presentations:
Ding L., E.J. List, N. Hicks, I. Hannoun, and A. Steele. 2008. Joint Water Pollution Control Plant Outfall Modeling, In the Proceedings of the MWWD 5th International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges and Coastal Environment, October 27 – 31, 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Hicks, N.S., J.V. Bonta, M.A. Morrison, W. Gburek. 2006. The influence of record length and averaging time on flow duration curves, EOS Transactions AGU, American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly Meeting Supplement. 87(36). Abstract H23D-08.
Bonta, J.V., N.S. Hicks, M. Morrison, M.J. Shipitalo, L.B. Owens. 2006. Potential use, limitations, and research needs for duration curves for evaluating the effectiveness of land management practices. Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting, "Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality - Strengthening the Science Base". Oct. 11-13, 2006, Kansas City, MO.
Bonta, J.V., Y. Zhang, W. Shuster, N.S. Hicks. 2005. Detectability and uncertaintites in the interpretation of the impacts of land disturbances on catchment runoff. EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement. 86(52). Abstract H41D-0451
Hicks, N.S., J.A. Smith, A.J. Miller. 2005. Streamflow generation on small forested central Appalachian watersheds, EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement. 86(52). Abstract H23C-1443.
Hicks, N.S. and J.A. Smith. 2004. Appalachian Flood Hydrology in Headwater Watersheds: Hillslope Scale Studies at the Fernow Experimental Forest, EOS Trans. AGU, 85(47), Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13F-0471
Smith, J.A., A.J. Miller, N.S. Hicks, P.A. Nelson, M.L. Baeck. 2004. Hydraulics of a Catastrophic Flood in a Small Central Appalachian Watershed, EOS Trans. AGU, 85(47), Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13F-0472
Hicks, N.S., J.A. Smith, A.J. Miller. 2003. Catastrophic Flooding from an Orographic Thunderstorm in the Central Appalachians, EOS Trans. AGU, 84(46), Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31C-0481
Hicks, N.S. and J.A. Smith. 2002. Appalachian Flood Hydrology on Multiple Scales: The Fernow Experimental Forest and the Tygart Valley River, EOS Trans. AGU, 83(47), Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51B-0798
Hicks, N.S. and J.A. Smith. 2002. Modeling Flood Response to Orographic Thunderstorms in the Central Appalachians Using Radar Rainfall Estimates, EOS Trans. AGU, 83(19), Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41A-14
Hicks, N.S. and J.A. Smith. 2001. Radar Rainfall Estimates for Modeling Flood Response to Orographic Thunderstorms in the Central Appalachians, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H11A-0222
Hicks, N.S. and J.A. Smith. 2001. Determining Factors of Flood Response to Orographic Thunderstorms in the Central Appalachians, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on State-of-the-Art Hillslope Hydrology
Smith, J.A., M.L. Baeck, N.S. Hicks, and Y. Zhang, 2001. Orographic Thunderstorms and extreme floods along the western margin of the central Appalachians, 81st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Bates, N.S. and R.J. Maddalena. A Survey to Detect Galaxies with High-Velocity Gas, Bull. American Astronomical Society, 28, 838, 1996
Ghigo, F., D. Balser, N. Bates, W. Grammer, S. Heatherly, G. Langston, D. Emerson, Repeating Jansky's Experiment. Bull. American Astronomical Society, 28, 906, 1996