Ph.D., Marine Science. May 2014. VIMS, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
Dissertation Title: Development of a Large-Scale Storm Surge and High-Resolution Sub-Grid Inundation Model for Coastal Flooding Applications: A Case Study During Hurricane Sandy
Thesis Title: Acid-Free Electrochemistry Techniques Using an Ionic Liquid
Minors: Chemistry and Leadership Studies
I'm generally interested in hydrodynamic modeling applications related to inundation caused by storm surge or heavy precipitation events, and the geospatial analysis methods involved with statistically evaluating model flood predictions. I also evaluate the impacts of point source and non-point source nutrient loading and pollution using water quality models to evaluate their implications for the health of coastal bays of the United States including the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries. More information is available in my CV.
Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., Hamilton, S.E., and Forrest, D.R. (2014). Combination of Lidar Elevations, Bathymetric Data, and Urban Infrastructure in a Sub-Grid Model for Predicting Inundation in New York City during Hurricane Sandy. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems. (Submitted). Preprint PDF
Loftis, J.D., Wang, H.V., DeYoung, R.J., and Ball, W.B. (2014). Integrating Lidar Data into a High-Resolution Topobathymetric DEM for Use with Sub-Grid Inundation Modeling at Langley Research Center. Journal of Coastal Research, SI. (In Review). Preprint PDF
Loftis, J.D. (2014). Development of a High-Resolution Large-Scale Storm Surge and Sub-Grid Inundation Model Coupled with Lidar Topography for Coastal Flooding. Ph.D. Dissertation. College of William & Mary. PDF
Wang, H., Loftis, J.D., Liu, Z., Forrest, D., and Zhang, J. (2014). Storm Surge and Sub-Grid Inundation Modeling in New York City during Hurricane Sandy. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. PDF
Loftis, J.D., Wang, H., and DeYoung, R. (2013). Storm Surge and Inundation Modeling in the Back River Watershed for NASA Langley Research Center. NASA Technical Report: NASA/TM-2013-218046. PDF