Stefanie J. Baxter joined the Delaware Geological Survey in 1994, after obtaining a B.S. in Geology from Kean College and an M.S. in Marine Geology from the University of Delaware. Prior to starting work at the DGS, Stefanie worked for the Ocean Drilling Program, East Coast Repository at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
As manager of the DGS Seismic Network, Ms. Baxter collaborates and consults with researchers at other institutions (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University, Center for Earthquake Research and Information/University of Memphis) involved in recording and reporting on seismic events and investigating and conducting seismic research. She analyzes seismic events in Delaware and nearby areas, prepares press releases, and coordinates with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.
As a hydrogeologist, Ms. Baxter is responsible for updating and maintaining the information that goes into the monthly updates of the Summary of Water Conditions in Delaware. This involves collecting precipitation, water-level, and streamflow data from various sources, recording information, analyzing data, updating spreadsheets, updating graphs, and finally converting the information into a web-appropriate format. Her primary responsibilities include representing the State Geologist on the Regulated Flow Advisory Committee of the Delaware River Basin Commission and on the Decree Parties Work Group that is associated with the Office of the Delaware River Master.
As DGS Editor and Publications Coordinator, Ms. Baxter is responsible for maintaining a high degree of professionalism in all print material that the DGS publishes and is responsible for First State Geology newsletter which the DGS mails to its stakeholders twice a year.
River Master Decree Party Work Group
DRBC Regulated Flow Technical Advisory Committee - Chairperson
Association of Earth Science Editors
New Castle County Resource Protection Area Technical Advisory Committee
2004, Sugarman, P. J., Miller, K. G., McLaughlin, P. P., Jr., Browning, J. V., Hernandez, J., Monteverde, D., Uptegrove, J., Baxter, S. J., McKenna, T. E., Andres, A. S., Benson, Rn N., Ramsey, K. W., Keyser, T., Katz, M. E, Kahn, A., Friedman, A., Wojtko, M., Feigenson, M. D., Olsson, R. K., Brenner G., Self-Trail, J. M., and Cobbs, G., III, Fort Mott Site. In Miller, K. G., Sugarman, P. J., Browning, J. V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.), 1-50.
2003, Miller, K. G., McLaughlin, P. P., Browning, J. V., Benson, R. N., Sugarman, P. J., Hernandez, J., Ramsey, K. W., Baxter, S. J., Feigenson, M. D., Aubry, M P., Monteverde, D. H., Cramer, B. S., Katz, M. E., McKenna, T. E., Strohmeier, S. A., Pekar, S. F., Uptegrove, J., Cobbs, G., Cobbs, G., III, and Curtin, S. E. Bethany Beach Site. In Miller, K. G., Sugarman, P. J., Browning, J. V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.), 1-84.
2002, McLaughlin, P.P., Baxter, S. J., Ramsey, K. W., McKenna, T. E., Strohmeier, S. A., Results of Trenching Investigations along the New Castle Railroad Survey-1 Seismic Line, New Castle, Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Open File Report No. 43, 19 p.
2001, Miller, K. G., Sugarman, P. J., Browning, J. V., Pekar, S. F., Katz, M. E., Cramer, B.S., Monteverde, D., Uptegrove, J., McLaughlin, Jr., P. P., Baxter, S. J., Aubry, M. -P., Olsson, R. K., Van Sickel, B., Metzger, K., Feigenson, M. D., Tiffin, S., and McCarthy, F., Ocean View Site. In Miller, K. G., Sugarman, P. J., Browning, J. V., et al., Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 174AX (Suppl.).
2000, Baxter, S. J., Catalog of Earthquakes in Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Open File Report No. 42, 6 p.
2000, Baxter, S. J., Earthquake Basics: Delaware Geological Survey Special Publication No. 23, 14 p.
2000, T. E. McKenna, and Baxter, S. J., Investigating the causes of earthquakes in Delaware, A photo essay of geologists and geophysicists from the Delaware and United States Geological Surveys conducting a seismic reflection survey near the city of New Castle, DE in the summer of 1998: http://www.udel.edu/ds/pub/seismic_photo_essay_2000/index.htm
2000, Blaier, S. C, and Baxter, S. J., The Occurrence and Distribution of Several Agricultural Pesticides in Delaware's Shallow Ground Water: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 61, 23 p.
1999, McKenna, T. E., Baxter, S. J., Catchings, R. D., and Goldman, M. R., High Resolution Seismic Reflection/Refraction Imaging of Shallow-Depth Faults in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Delaware; EOS, v. 80, n. 17, p. S223.
1999, McKenna, T. E., Baxter, S. J., Catchings, R. D., Goldman, M. R., and Benson, R. N., Investigation of shallow-depth faults in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Delaware, USA; EOS, v. 80, no. 46, p. 1050-1051.
1998, Baxter, S. J., and McKenna, T, E., Catchings, R. D., Goldman, M. R., Benson, R. N., and Strohmeier, S. A., Preliminary Results of a High-Resolution Reflection and Refraction Survey in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of Delaware, 4 Kilometers South of the Fall Line, Program and Abstracts for the 70th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America, p. 18.
1997, Talley, J. H., Baxter, S. J., Dworsky, B. L., and Mills, D. M., Utilization of Geology and Hydrology in Land Use Management and Decision Making in New Castle County, Delaware, Spring AGU Meeting.
1997, Baxter, S. J., and Talley, J.H, Design, Development, and Implementation of a Ground-Water Quality Monitoring Network for Southern New Castle County, Delaware, Northeast GSA Annual Meeting
1997, Baxter, S. J., and J. H. Talley, Design, development, and implementation of a ground-water quality monitoring network for southern New Castle County, Delaware - Phase IV - continued implementation results of second, third and fourth quarters of year 1: unpublished contract report prepared for New Castle County Department of Public Works and Water Resources Agency for New Castle County, Newark, Delaware, 55 p.
1996, Hall, F. R. and S. J. Reed, Rock (mineral)-magnetic properties of post-glacial (16-0.5 ka) sediments from the Emerald Basin (Scotian Shelf), Canada from Andrews, J. T., Austin, W. E. N., Bergsten, H. & Jennings, A. E. (eds), 1996, Late Quaternary Palaeoceanography of the North Atlantic Margins, Geologi