University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

Neil Coleman, M.S.

M.S. Geology, 1979, University of South Florida
B.S. Natural Sciences, 1977, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

 Course Taught :  Geophysics 

Research Interests:  Siting of nuclear facilities, geophysics,surface-water hydrology, hydrogeology, Mars hydrology 

Email:  Mars4neil@yahoo.com     Phone:  717-328-3106 



Recent Papers, Abstracts, and Major Reports     

Coleman, N. M. and V. Baker, 2009. Surface morphology and origin of outflow channels in the Valles Marineris region, in "Megaflooding on Earth and Mars" (Eds. D. Burr, P. Carling, V. Baker), Cambridge University Press, p. 172-193.

Coleman, N. M., C. Davis Todd, R. A. Myers, and U. Kaktins, 2009. Johnstown Flood of 1889 - Destruction and Rebirth. Paper No. 76-9, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 216.

Davis Todd, C., N. M. Coleman, R. A. Meyers, and U. Kaktins, 2009. A Determination of Peak Discharge Rate and Water Volume from the 1889 Johnstown Flood. Paper No. 76-10, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 216.

Petrowsky, M. J., R. Jones, and N. Coleman, 2009. Structural Deformation and Surface Properties of a Martian Crater - Insights from THEMIS Infrared Images. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXX, Abstract # 1213, League City, TX: (March, 2009).

Karmanocky, F. J. III and N. Coleman, 2009. Gravity studies - Establishment of reference base stations in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Paper No. 7-1, GSA Northeastern Section - 44th Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 3, p. 11.

Marsh, B. D. and N. M. Coleman, 2008. Magma flow and interaction with waste packages in a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 182, p. 76-96.

Coleman, N. M., 2008.  Round mesas on the floor of Ravi Vallis, Mars: Are they igneous intusives?  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXIX, Abstract # 2154, League City, TX: (March, 2008). 

Weiner, R. And N. Coleman, 2008.  Factors Affecting Radiation Dose from a Hypothetical Extrusive Volcanic Event at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.  Proceedings, Waste Management 2008 Conference, Feb. 24-28, 2008, Phoenix, AZ. 

Hinze, W. J., B. D. Marsh, R. F. Weiner, and N. M. Coleman, 2008.  Evaluating Igneous Activity at Yucca Mountain. Eos (lead article), Vol. 89, No. 4, 22 Jan 2008, p. 29-30. 

Hinze, W., B. Marsh, R. Weiner, and N. Coleman, 2008.  Evaluating Igneous Activity at Yucca Mountain:  Technical Basis for Decisionmaking, NUREG-1890, A Report Prepared by the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC., 285 pp. 

Hinze, W. J., B. D. Marsh, R. F. Weiner, and N. M. Coleman, 2007.  Igneous Activity at Yucca Mountain: Technical Basis for Decisionmaking, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V11D-0810. 

Coleman, N. and B. Marsh, 2007.  Evaluating Consequences of Volcanism for Spent Nuclear Fuel at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V11D-0811.  

Coleman, N. and B. Marsh, 2007, Reduced likelihood of volcanic disruption of a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Paper No. 3-1, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 18. 

Coleman, N. M., C. L. Dinwiddie, and K. Casteel.  High outflow channels on Mars indicate Hesperian recharge at low latitudes and the presence of Canyon Lakes.  Icarus, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.01.020, 2007. 

Coleman, N. M. and C. L. Dinwiddie, 2007.  Hydrologic analysis of the birth of Elaver Vallis, Mars by catastrophic drainage of a lake in Morella Crater.  7th International Conference on Mars, Abstract # 3107, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (July 9-13, 2007).  

Coleman, N. M. and V. R. Baker, 2007.  Evidence that a paleolake overflowed the rim of Juventae Chasma, Mars.  Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVIII, Abstract # 1046, League City, TX: (March 12-16, 2007).  

Coleman, N. M., C. L. Dinwiddie, and V. R. Baker, 2007.  Evidence that floodwaters filled and overflowed Capri Chasma, Mars.  Geophysical Research Letters, v. 34, L07201, doi:10.1029/2006GL028872.