Geology-Paleontology

The Geology/Paleontology faculty are exploring processes recorded in the rock record, including sedimentary, structural, igneous, marine, planetary and glacial geology; paleontology and geobiology. Research is process-oriented and interdisciplinary, with a strong field component. Active areas of research include faulting and crustal deformation within the lithopshere and along tectonic plate boundaries, the sedimentary record of climate and sea-level change, tectonic drivers of magmatism, volcanic systems, the evolution of the crust and mantle in the context of seafloor spreading, subduction zone processes, arc magmatism and ocean island volcanoes, glacial and landslide geomorphology, the structure and evolution of deeply exhumed rocks, and the evolution of life. Many of these topics include both terrestrial and marine approaches. The faculty has developed strong collaborations with scientists at the American Museum of Natural History.

Steven L. Goldstein
Personal Information
Steven
L.
Goldstein
Associate Director - Geochemistry
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geochemistry
Higgins Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact Information
213 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
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(845) 365-8787

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(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Geochemistry, isotope geology, how the earth works

The Earth is an incredibly dynamic planet. Throughout its four and a half billion year history, magmas generated in the mantle have been creating crust, which in turn has been mixed back into the mantle by subduction. Formation of the continents and the core have resulted major chemical differentiation of the planet. The combination of chemical fractionations and the decay of radioactive elements in rocks impart "fingerprints" that we use to understand how these processes work, and to determine the timing of events.

These fingerprints are among the most versatile geological tracers. Their applicability extends across the spectrum of the Earth sciences and is limited only by our creativity and imagination. Among the most exciting aspects of isotope geochemistry is that we are neither "hard-" nor "soft" rockers, neither "Quaternary-" nor "Archean" geologists.

At Lamont, we are using chemical and isotopic tracers in studies ranging from deep Earth processes and evolution to Quaternary climate change. Our igneous studies include the history of continental growth as well magma formation processes at ocean ridges, ocean islands, and island arcs. Low-temperature studies include tracing element fluxes in the present-day oceans and through time, and quantifying the timing of climate change through dating of sediments only thousands of years old. The next decade promises to be the most exciting yet as new analytical techniques will extend our arsenal of isotopic tracers.

I found Lamont to be an amazingly exciting place to be a Ph.D. student, and this is why I returned as a faculty member when the opportunity arose. Its combination of great intellectual breadth and range of resources and friendliness make a great environment for research and education.

 

Education
Ph.D.
Columbia University
1986
MA
Harvard University
1978
BA
Columbia University
1976
no degree
McGill University, University of Maryland
Randye Rutberg, faculty, Hunter College, CUNY
Alexandra LaGatta, faculty, St. Mary's College of California
Alexander Piotrowski, faculty, U of Cambridge
William Thompson, scientist, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kevin Jones, Exxon-Mobil
Kyla Simons, Exxon Mobil
Jason Jweda, ConocoPhillips
Yue Cai, Associate Research Scientist, LDEO
Selected Publications:
High precision Sr-Nd-Hf-Pb isotopic compositions of USGS Standard Reference Material BCR-2, Jweda, J., Bolge, L., Class, C., Goldstein, S.L. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research (2015)
Biogeochemical cycling of Nd along the eastern margin of the North Atlantic, Stichel, T.; Hartman, A.E.; Duggan, B.; Goldstein, S.L.; Scher, H.D.; Pahnke, K. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 412 p.: 245-260 (2015)
Dead Sea drawdown and monsoonal influences in the Levant during the last interglacial, Torfstein, A.; Goldstein, S.L.; Stein, M.; Kushnir, Y.; Enzel, Y.; Haug, G. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 412 p.: 235-244 (2015)
A comparison of detrital U-Pb zircon, 40Ar/39Ar hornblende, and 40Ar/39Ar biotite ages in marine sediments off East Antarctica: implications for the geology of subglacial terrains and provenance studies, Pierce, E.L.; Hemming, S.R.; Williams, T.W.; van de Flierdt, T.; Brachfeld, S.A.; Gehrels, G.; Goldstein, S.L.; Reiners, P.W.; Thompson, S.N. Earth Science Reviews (2014)
Hafnium isotope evidence for slab melt contributions in the Central Mexican Volcanic Belt and implications for slab melting in hot and cold slab arcs, Cai, Y.; LaGatta, A.; Goldstein, S.L.; Langmuir, C.H.; Gómez-Tuena, A.; Martín-del Pozzo, A.-L.; Carrasco-Núñez, G. Chemical Geology, Volume: 377 p.: 45-55 (2014)
Biological response to millennial variability of dust supply in the Subantarctic South Atlantic Ocean, Anderson, R.F.; Barker, S.; Fleisher, M.; Gersonde R.; Goldstein, S.L.; Kuhn G.; Mortyn, P.G.; Pahnke, K.; Julian P. Sachs, J.P. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Lond. Ser. A., Volume: 372 (2014)
Meter-scale Nd isotopic heterogeneity in pyroxenite-bearing Ligurian peridotites encompasses global-scale upper mantle variability, Borghini, G.; Rampone, E.; Zanetti, A.; Class, C.; Cipriani, A.; Hofmann, A.W.; Goldstein, S.L. Geology, Volume: 41 p.: 1055-1058 (2013) 10.1130/g34438.1
Dust transport and synoptic conditions over the Sahara-Arabia deserts during the MIS6/5 and 2/1 transitions from physical, chemical and isotopic properties of Red Sea cores, Palchan, D.; Stein, M.; Almogi-Labin, A.; Erel, Y.; Goldstein, S.L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters , Volume: 382 p.: 125-129 (2013)
Rapid Changes in Meridional Advection of Southern Ocean Intermediate Waters to the Tropical Pacific During the last 30 kyr, Pena, L.D.; Goldstein, S.L.; Hemming, S.R.; Jones, K.M.; Calvo, E.; Pelejero, C.; Cacho, I. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 368 p.: 20-32 (2013)
An integrated multi-site U-Th chronology of last glacial Lake Lisan, Torfstein, A.; Goldstein, S.L.; Kagan, E.; Stein, M. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 104 p.: 210-231 (2013)
Li/Mg systematics in scleractinian corals: Calibration of the thermometer, Montagna, P.; McCulloch, M.; Douville, E.; Correa, M.L.; Trotter, J.; Rodolfo-Metalpa, R.; Dissard, D.; Ferrier-Pages, C.; Frank, N.; Freiwald, A.; Goldstein, S.; Mazzoli, C.; Reynaud, S.; Ruggeberg, A.; Russo, S.; Taviani, M. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 132 p.: 288-310 (2013)
Dust transport and synoptic conditions over the Sahara-Arabia deserts during the MIS6/5 and 2/1 transitions from physical, chemical and isotopic properties of Red Sea cores, Palchan, D.; Stein, M.; Almogi-Labin, A.; Erel, Y.; Goldstein, S.L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters , Volume: 382 p.: 125-129 (2013)
Inter-laboratory study for coral Sr/Ca and other element/Ca ratio measurements, Hathorne, E.C.; Gagnon, A.; Felis, T.; Adkins, J;, Ryuji, A.; Boer, W.; Caillon, N.; Case, D.; Cobb, K.; Douville, E.; deMenocal, P.; Eisenhauer, A.; Garbe-Schönberg, C.-D.; Geibert, W.; Goldstein, S.; Hughen, K.; Inoue, M.; Kawahata, H.; et al. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Volume: 14 p.: 3730-3750 (2013)
Radiocarbon reservoir ages as freshwater-brine monitors in Lake Lisan - Dead Sea system, Stein, M.; Lazar, B.; Goldstein, S.L. Radiocarbon, Volume: 55 p.: 1050-1057 (2013)
Rapid Changes in Meridional Advection of Southern Ocean Intermediate Waters to the Tropical Pacific During the last 30 kyr, Pena, L.D.; Goldstein, S.L.; Hemming, S.R.; Jones, K.M.; Calvo, E.; Pelejero, C.; Cacho, I. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 368 p.: 20-32 (2013)
Impacts of abrupt climate changes in the Levant from last glacial Dead Sea levels, Torfstein, A.; Goldstein, S.L.; Stein, M.; Enzel, Y. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume: 69 p.: 1-7 (2013)
An integrated multi-site U-Th chronology of last glacial Lake Lisan, Torfstein, A.; Goldstein, S.L.; Kagan, E.; Stein, M. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 104 p.: 210-231 (2013)
GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth element concentrations in seawater and suspended particles - Part 2: systematic tests and baseline profiles, Pahnke, K.; van De Flierdt, T.; Jones, K.M.; Lambelet, M.; Hemming, S.R.; Goldstein, S.L. Limnology and Oceanography - Methods, Volume: 10 p.: 253-269 (2012)
Sources and transport routes of fine detritus material to the Late Quaternary Dead Sea basin, Haliva-Cohen, A.; Stein, M.; Goldstein, S.L.; Sandler, A.; Starinsky, A. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume: 49 p.: 1-16 (2012)
GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth elements in seawater and marine particulates – Part 1: international intercomparison, van de Flierdt, T.; Pahnke, K.; Amakawa, H.; Andersson, P.; Basak, C.; Colin, C.; Crocket, K.; Frank, M.; Frank, N.; Goldstein, S.L.; Goswami, V.; Haley, B.A.; Hathorne, E.C.; Hemming, S.R.; Henderson, G.M.; Jeandel, C.; Jones, K.; Kreissig, K.; et al. Limnology and Oceanography-Methods, Volume: 10 p.: 234-251 (2012)
Preboreal onset of cold-water coral growth beyond the Arctic Circle revealed by coupled radiocarbon and U-series dating and neodymium isotopes, López Correa, M.; Montagna, P.; Joseph, N.; Rüggeberg, A.; Fietzke, J.; Dorschel, B.; Goldstein, S.L.; Wheeler, A.; Freiwald, A. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume: 34 p.: 24-43 (2012)
Enriched basalts at segment Centers: the Lucky Strike (37º 17' N) and Menez Gwen (37º 50' N) segments of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Gale, A.; Escrig, S.; Gier, E.J.; Langmuir, C.H.; Goldstein, S.L. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Volume: 12 p.: Q06016 (2012)
Characterizing the sediment provenance of East Antarctica's weak underbelly: The Aurora and Wilkes sub-glacial basins, Pierce, Pierce, E.L.; Williams T.; van de Flierdt, T.; Hemming, S.R.; Goldstein, S.L.; Brachfeld, S.A. Paleoceanography, Volume: 26, Issue: PA4217 p.: 10.1029/2011PA002127 (2011)
Enriched basalts at segment Centers: the Lucky Strike (37º 17' N) and Menez Gwen (37º 50' N) segments of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Gale, A.; Escrig, S.; Gier, E.J.; Langmuir, C.H.; Goldstein, S.L. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Volume: 12 p.: Q06016 (2011)
Crystal growth during dike injection of MOR basaltic melts: evidence from preservation of local Sr equilibria in plagioclase, Zellmer, G.F.; Rubin, K.H.; Dulski, P.; Lizuka, Y.; Goldstein, S. L.; Perfit, M.R. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Volume: 161 p.: 153-173 (2011)
Magmatic Diversity of western Mexico as a function of metamorphic transformations in the subducted oceanic plates, Gómez-Tuena; A., Mori, L.; Goldstein, S.L.; Pérez-Arvizu, O. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 75 p.: 213-241 (2011)
Slab and mantle controls on the Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf isotope evolution of the post-42 Myr Izu Bonin volcanic arc, Straub, S M; Goldstein, S L; Class, C; Schmidt, A; Gomez-Tuena, A Journal of Petrology (2010)
Evidence for iceberg armadas from East Antarctica in the Southern Ocean during the late Miocene and early Pliocene, Williams, T; van de Flierdt, T; Hemming, SR; Chung, E; Roy, M; Goldstein, SL Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 290 p.: 351-361 (2010)
Lithium isotopes in Guatamalan and Franciscan HP-LT rocks: insights into the role of sediment-derived fluids during subduction, Simons, K.K.; Harlow, G.E.; Brueckner, H.K.; Goldstein, S.L.; Sorensen, S.S.; Hemming, N.G.; Langmuir, C.H. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 74 p.: 3621-3641 (2010)
Contrasting compositions of Saharan dust in the eastern Atlantic Ocean during the last deglaciation and African Humid Period, Cole, J. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; deMenocal, P. B.; Hemming, S. R.; Grousset, F. E. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 278, Issue: 3-4 p.: 257-266 (2009) doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.011
Mid-ocean-ridge basalt of Indian type in the northwest Pacific Ocean basin, Straub, S. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; Class, C.; Schmidt, A. Nature Geoscience Apr, Volume: 2, Issue: 4 p.: 286-289 (2009) Doi 10.1038/Ngeo471
Comprehensive refertilization of lithospheric mantle beneath the North China Craton: further Os-Sr-Nd isotopic constraints, Zhang, H.F.; Goldstein, S.L.; Zhou, X.H.; Sun, M.; Cai, Y. Journal of the Geological Society 03/2009, Volume: 166 p.: 11 (2009)
Osmium isotopes in Grande Comore lavas: constraints on EM-type mantle components, Class, C; Goldstein, S L; Shirey, S B Earth and Planetary Letters, Volume: 284 p.: 219-227 (2009)
Use of strontium isotopes in detrital sediments to constrain the glacial position of the Agulhas Retroflection, Franzese, A. M.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L. Paleoceanography, Volume: 24 (2009) 10.1029/2008PA001706
Lithospheric removal as a trigger for flood basalt magmatism in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, Mori, L.; Gómez-Tuena, A.; Schaaf, P.; Goldstein, S.L.; Pérez-Arvizu, O.; Solís-Pichardo, G. Journal of Petrology, Volume: 50 p.: 2157-2186 (2009)
Mantle source variations beneath the Eastern Lau Spreading Center and the nature of subduction components in the Lau basin-Tonga arc system, Escrig, S.; Bézos, A.; Goldstein, S.L.; Langmuir, C.H.; Michael, P.J. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Volume: 10 p.: Q04014 (2009)
Evolution of subcontinental lithospheric mantle beneath eastern China: Re-Os isotopic evidence from mantle xenoliths in Paleozoic kimberlites and Mesozoic basalts, Zhang, H. F.; Goldstein, S. L.; Zhou, X. H.; Sun, M.; Zheng, J. P.; Cai, Y. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Mar, Volume: 155, Issue: 3 p.: 271-293 (2008) DOI 10.1007/s00410-007-0241-5
Origin of a 'Southern Hemisphere' geochemical signature in the Arctic upper mantle, Goldstein, S. L.; Soffer, G.; Langmuir, C. H.; Lehnert, K. A.; Graham, D. W.; Michael, P. J. Nature May 1, Volume: 453, Issue: 7191 p.: 89-U5 (2008) Doi 10.1038/Nature06919
Modeling the marine nd isotope variability with an offline ocean general circulation model, Jones, K. M.; Khatiwala, S.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R.; van de Flierdt, T. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Jul, Volume: 72, Issue: 12 p.: A439-A439 (2008)
Abrupt changes in Antarctic Intermediate Water circulation over the past 25,000 years, Pahnke, K; Goldstein, S.L.; Hemming, S.R. Nature Geoscience, Volume: 1 p.: 870-874 (2008)
Towards explaining the Nd paradox using reversible scavenging in an ocean general circulation model, Siddall, M.; Khatiwala, S.; van de Flierdt, T.; Jones, K.; Goldstein, S.L.; Hemming, S.R.; Anderson, R.F. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 274 p.: 448-461 (2008)
A Pan-African Origin of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, Antarctica, van de Flierdt, T.; Hemming, S.R.; Goldstein, S.L.; Gehrels, G.E.; Cox, S.E. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 35 p.: L21303 (2008)
Ar-40/Ar-39 ages of hornblende grains and bulk Sm/Nd isotopes of circum-Antarctic glacio-marine sediments: Implications for sediment provenance in the Southern Ocean, Roy, M.; van de Flierdt, T. V.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L. Chemical Geology Oct 15, Volume: 244, Issue: 3-4 p.: 507-519 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.07.017
Effects of prolonged flat subduction on the Miocene magmatic record of the central Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, Mori, L.; Gomez-Tuena, A.; Cai, Y.; Goldstein, S. L. Chemical Geology Oct 15, Volume: 244, Issue: 3-4 p.: 452-473 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.07.002
Geochemical evidence for slab melting in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, Gomez-Tuena, A.; Langmuir, C. H.; Goldstein, S. L.; Straub, S. M.; Ortega-Gutierrez, F. Journal of Petrology Mar, Volume: 48, Issue: 3 p.: 537-562 (2007) DOI 10.1093/petrology/egl071
Global neodymium hafnium isotope systematics - Revisited, Van De Flierdt, T.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R.; Frank, M.; Halliday, A. N. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Aug, Volume: 71, Issue: 15 p.: A1053-A1053 (2007)
Global neodymium-hafnium isotope systematics - revisited, van de Flierdt, T.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R.; Roy, M.; Frank, M.; Halliday, A. N. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Jul 30, Volume: 259, Issue: 3-4 p.: 432-441 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.05.003
Late Quaternary changes in desert dust inputs to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden from Sr-87/Sr-86 ratios in deep-sea cores, Stein, M.; Almogi-Labin, A.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemleben, C.; Starinsky, A. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Sep 15, Volume: 261, Issue: 1-2 p.: 104-119 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.06.008
Strontium isotope tracing of terrigenous sediment dispersal in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current: Implications for constraining frontal positions, Hemming, S. R.; van de Flierdt, T.; Goldstein, S. L.; Franzese, A. M.; Roy, M.; Gastineau, G.; Landrot, G. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Jun 13, Volume: 8 p.: - (2007) Doi 10.1029/2006gc001441
The co-evolution of Black Sea level and composition through the last deglaciation and its paleoclimatic significance, Major, C. O.; Goldstein, S. L.; Ryan, W. B. F.; Lericolais, G.; Piotrowski, A. M.; Hajdas, I. Quaternary Science Reviews Sep, Volume: 25, Issue: 17-18 p.: 2031-2047 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.01.032
Radiogenic isotope fingerprint of Wilkes Land - Adelie Coast Bottom Water in the circum-Antarctic Ocean, van de Flierdt, T.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L.; Abouchami, W. Geophysical Research Letters Jun 24, Volume: 33, Issue: 12 p.: - (2006) Doi 10.1029/2006gl026020
The radiogenic isotope fingerprint of Wilkes Land-Adelie Coast Bottom Water in the Circum-Antarctic Ocean, van de Flierdt, T.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L.; Abouchami, W. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Aug-Sep, Volume: 70, Issue: 18 p.: A665-A665 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.1243
A radiometric calibration of the SPECMAP timescale, Thompson, W. G.; Goldstein, S. L. Quaternary Science Reviews Dec, Volume: 25, Issue: 23-24 p.: 3207-3215 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.02.007
Reduced Agulhas Leakage during the Last Glacial Maximum inferred from an integrated provenance and flux study, Franzese, A. M.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L.; Anderson, R. F. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Oct 15, Volume: 250, Issue: 1-2 p.: 72-88 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.07.002
Temporal stability of the neodymium isotope signature of the Holocene to glacial North Atlantic, van de Flierdt, T.; Robinson, L. F.; Adkins, J. F.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L. Paleoceanography Nov 25, Volume: 21, Issue: 4 p.: - (2006) Doi 10.1029/2006pa001294
Evolution of helium isotopes in the Earth's mantle, Class, C.; Goldstein, S. L. Nature Aug 25, Volume: 436, Issue: 7054 p.: 1107-1112 (2005) Doi 10.1038/Nature03930
Grand Comore Island: A well-constrained "low He-3/He-4" mantle plume, Class, C.; Goldstein, S. L.; Stute, M.; Kurz, M. D.; Schlosser, P. Earth and Planetary Science Letters May 15, Volume: 233, Issue: 3-4 p.: 391-409 (2005) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.02.029
Open-system coral ages reveal persistent suborbital sea-level cycles, Thompson, W. G.; Goldstein, S. L. Science Apr 15, Volume: 308, Issue: 5720 p.: 401-404 (2005) DOI 10.1126/science.1104035
Sr isotope evidence for sources of terrigenous sediment in the southeast Atlantic Ocean: Is there increased available Fe for enhanced glacial productivity?, Rutberg, R. L.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R.; Anderson, R. F. Paleoceanography Mar 30, Volume: 20, Issue: 1 p.: - (2005) Doi 10.1029/2003pa000999
Temporal relationships of carbon cycling and ocean circulation at glacial boundaries, Piotrowski, A. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R.; Fairbanks, R. G. Science Mar 25, Volume: 307, Issue: 5717 p.: 1933-1938 (2005) DOI 10.1126/science.1104883
Intensification and variability of ocean thermohaline circulation through the last deglaciation, Piotrowski, A. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R.; Fairbanks, R. G. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Aug 30, Volume: 225, Issue: 1-2 p.: 205-220 (2004) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.06.002
Origin of enriched ocean ridge basalts and implications for mantle dynamics, Donnelly, K. E.; Goldstein, S. L.; Langmuir, C. H.; Spiegelman, M. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Oct 15, Volume: 226, Issue: 3-4 p.: 347-366 (2004) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.07.019
U-Th dating of Lake Lisan (late Pleistocene Dead Sea) aragonite and implications for glacial East Mediterranean climate change, Haase-Schramm, A.; Goldstein, S. L.; Stein, M. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Mar, Volume: 68, Issue: 5 p.: 985-1005 (2004)
Catastrophic arid episodes in the Eastern Mediterranean linked with the North Atlantic Heinrich events, Bartov, Y.; Goldstein, S. L.; Stein, M.; Enzel, Y. Geology May, Volume: 31, Issue: 5 p.: 439-442 (2003)
Catastrophic flooding of the Black Sea, Ryan, W. B. F.; Major, C. O.; Lericolais, G.; Goldstein, S. L. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Volume: 31 p.: 525-554 (2003) DOI 10.1146/annurev.earth.31.100901.141249
Magmatic and amagmatic seafloor generation at the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean, Michael, P. J.; Langmuir, C. H.; Dick, H. J. B.; Snow, J. E.; Goldstein, S. L.; Graham, D. W.; Lehnert, K.; Kurras, G.; Jokat, W.; Muhe, R.; Edmonds, H. N. Nature Jun 26, Volume: 423, Issue: 6943 p.: 956-U1 (2003) Doi 10.1038/Nature01704
An open-system model for U-series age determinations of fossil corals, Thompson, W. G.; Spiegelman, M. W.; Goldstein, S. L.; Speed, R. C. Earth and Planetary Science Letters May 15, Volume: 210, Issue: 1-2 p.: 365-381 (2003) Doi 10.1016/S0012-821x(03)00121-3
Temporal control of subduction magmatism in the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: Mantle sources, slab contributions, and crustal contamination, Gomez-Tuena, A.; LaGatta, A. B.; Langmuir, C. H.; Goldstein, S. L.; Ortega-Gutierrez, F.; Carrasco-Nunez, G. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Aug 9, Volume: 4 p.: - (2003) Doi 10.1029/2003gc000524
Standards for publication of isotope ratio and chemical data in Chemical Geology, Goldstein, S. L.; Deines, P.; Oelkers, E. H.; Rudnick, R. L.; Walter, L. M. Chemical Geology Dec 15, Volume: 202, Issue: 1-2 p.: 1-4 (2003) DOI 10.1016/j.chemgo.2003.08.003
Long-lived isotopic tracers in oceanography, paleoceanography, and ice-sheet dynamics, Goldstein, SL; Hemming, S. The Oceans and Marine Geochemistry, Volume: 6 p.: 453-489 (2003) 10.1016/BO-08-043751-6/06179-X
The control of lithium budgets in island arcs, Tomascak, P. B.; Widom, E.; Benton, L. D.; Goldstein, S. L.; Ryan, J. G. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Mar 15, Volume: 196, Issue: 3-4 p.: 227-238 (2002) Pii S0012-821x(01)00614-8
Sulfur and strontium isotope composition of the Llobregat River (NE Spain): Tracers of natural and anthropogenic chemicals in stream waters, Soler, A.; Canals, A.; Goldstein, S. L.; Otero, N.; Antich, N.; Spangenberg, J. Water Air and Soil Pollution May, Volume: 136, Issue: 1-4 p.: 207-224 (2002)
Calibration of the C-14 time scale to > 40 ka by U-234-Th-230 dating of Lake Lisan sediments (last glacial Dead Sea), Schramm, A.; Stein, M.; Goldstein, S. L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Jan 30, Volume: 175, Issue: 1-2 p.: 27-40 (2000)
Composition and processes of the mantle lithosphere in northeastern Brazil and Fernando de Noronha: evidence from mantle xenoliths, Rivalenti, G.; Mazzucchelli, M.; Girardi, V. A. V.; Vannucci, R.; Barbieri, M. A.; Zanetti, A.; Goldstein, S. L. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Apr, Volume: 138, Issue: 4 p.: 308-325 (2000)
Radiocarbon calibration beyond the dendrochronology range, Stein, M.; Goldstein, S. L.; Schramm, A. Radiocarbon, Volume: 42, Issue: 3 p.: 415-422 (2000)
Reconstructing low levels of Lake Lisan by correlating fan-delta and lacustrine deposits, Machlus, M.; Enzel, Y.; Goldstein, S. L.; Marco, S.; Stein, M. Quaternary International, Volume: 73-4 p.: 137-144 (2000)
Reduced North Atlantic Deep Water flux to the glacial Southern Ocean inferred from neodymium isotope ratios, Rutberg, R. L.; Hemming, S. R.; Goldstein, S. L. Nature Jun 22, Volume: 405, Issue: 6789 p.: 935-938 (2000)
Distinguishing melt and fluid subduction components in Umnak volcanics, Aleutian Arc, Class, C.; Miller, D. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; Langmuir, C. H. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Volume: 1, Issue: 6 (2000) 10.1029/1999GC000010
The process of plume-lithosphere interactions in the ocean basins - the case of Grande Comore, Class, C.; Goldstein, S. L.; Altherr, R.; Bachelery, P. Journal of Petrology May, Volume: 39, Issue: 5 p.: 881-903 (1998)
Plume-lithosphere interactions in the ocean basins: constraints from the source mineralogy, Class, C.; Goldstein, S. L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Aug, Volume: 150, Issue: 3-4 p.: 245-260 (1997)
Temporal evolution of the Kerguelen plume: Geochemical evidence from approximate to 38 to 82 Ma lavas forming the Ninetyeast ridge - Discussion, Class, C.; Goldstein, S. L.; Galer, S. J. G. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology Jun, Volume: 124, Issue: 1 p.: 98-103 (1996)
Cerium Lead and Lead-Isotope Ratios in Arc Magmas and the Enrichment of Lead in the Continents, Miller, D. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; Langmuir, C. H. Nature Apr 7, Volume: 368, Issue: 6471 p.: 514-520 (1994)
The Importance of Parental Magma Composition to Calc-Alkaline and Tholeiitic Evolution - Evidence from Umnak Island in the Aleutians, Miller, D. M.; Langmuir, C. H.; Goldstein, S. L.; Franks, A. L. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth Jan 10, Volume: 97, Issue: B1 p.: 321-343 (1992)
A Sm-Nd Isotopic Study of Atmospheric Dusts and Particulates from Major River Systems, Goldstein, S. L.; Onions, R. K.; Hamilton, P. J. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 70, Issue: 2 p.: 221-236 (1984)
Nd and Sr Isotopic Study of a Mafic Layer from Ronda Ultramafic Complex, Zindler, A.; Staudigel, H.; Hart, S. R.; Endres, R.; Goldstein, S. Nature, Volume: 304, Issue: 5923 p.: 226-230 (1983)
Nd, Sr and Pb Isotopic Systematics in a 3-Component Mantle - a New Perspective, Zindler, A.; Jagoutz, E.; Goldstein, S. Nature, Volume: 298, Issue: 5874 p.: 519-523 (1982)
Nd and Sr Isotopic Relationships in Pelagic Clays and Ferromanganese Deposits, Goldstein, S. L.; Onions, R. K. Nature, Volume: 292, Issue: 5821 p.: 324-327 (1981)
Maureen Raymo
Personal Information
Maureen
Raymo
Bruce C. Heezen/Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
Adjunct Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Director - Core Repository
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Contact Information
105E Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8801

Fax: 

(845) 365-8150
Selected Publications:
Departures from eustasy in Pliocene sea-level records, Raymo, Maureen E.; Mitrovica, Jerry X.; O'Leary, Michael J.; DeConto, Robert M.; Hearty, Paul L. NATURE GEOSCIENCE MAY, Volume: 4 p.: 328–332 (2011)
Diachronous benthic delta O-18 responses during late Pleistocene terminations, Lisiecki, Lorraine E.; Raymo, Maureen E. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY SEP 23, Volume: 24 p.: PA3210 (2009)
Plio-Pleistocene Ice Volume, Antarctic Climate, and the Global δ18O Record, Raymo, M. E., L. E. Lisiecki, and K. H. Nisancioglu Science, Volume: 313 p.: 492 (2006)
A Pliocene-Pleistocene stack of 57 globally distributed benthic delta O-18 records, Lisiecki, L. E.; Raymo, M. E. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY JAN 18, Volume: 20 p.: PA1003 (2005)
The 41 kyr world: Milankovitch's other unsolved mystery, Raymo, M. E.; Nisancioglu, K. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY MAR 6, Volume: 18 p.: 1011 (2003)
The timing of major climate terminations, Raymo, M. E. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY AUG, Volume: 12 p.: 577–585 (1997)
THE HIMALAYAS, ORGANIC-CARBON BURIAL, AND CLIMATE IN THE MIOCENE, RAYMO, ME PALEOCEANOGRAPHY JUN, Volume: 9 p.: 399–404 (1994)
Tectonic forcing of late Cenozoic climate, Raymo, M.E. and W.F. Ruddiman Nature, Volume: 359 p.: 117-122 (1992)
Evolution of Atlantic Pacific Delta-C-13 Gradients over the Last 2.5 My, Raymo, M. E.; Ruddiman, W. F.; Shackleton, N. J.; Oppo, D. W. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Mar, Volume: 97, Issue: 3-4 p.: 353-368 (1990)
Peter B. deMenocal
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Peter
B.
deMenocal
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
207 Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8483

Fax: 

(845) 365-8150

Fields of interest: 

Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

I study marine sediment to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate. Our group primarily uses stable isotopic and trace metal (Mg/Ca) analyses of foraminifera and terrigenous sediment geochemistry to investigate how and why climates have changed in the past. Recent research projects include: Holocene climate and ocean circulation variability

Some of my projects include:

  • African climate change and Human evolution ( details )
  • Holocene climate variability ( details )
  • Abrupt onset and termination of the African Humid Period ( details )
  • Cultural responses to Holocene climate changes ( details )
  • Mollusc geochemistry and reconstructing seasonal to multiannual records of coastal oceean temperatures ( details)

 

 

Education
Ph.D. (Geology)
Columbia University
1991
M.S. (Oceanography)
University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
1986
B.S. (Geology) cum laude
St. Lawrence University
1982
Steven Boswell
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Steven
Boswell
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
Contact Information
215 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8302

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(845) 365-8155
William D'Andrea
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William
D'Andrea
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
205D Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964
US
(845) 365-8654

Fax: 

(845) 365-8150

My research is geared toward understanding global climate change, including current anthropogenic driven changes and past changes to the Earth System.  I investigate the natural modes and underlying forcing mechanisms of past climate variability, with the goal of developing a better understanding of how the Earth System responds to natural and human-induced perturbations.

Education
PhD
Brown University
05/2008
MSc
Brown University
05/2005
BS/BA
Binghamton University
05/2002
Thesis committee member of Laura B. Levy (Dartmouth College)
Thesis committee member of David Vaillencourt (Northern Arizona University)
Selected Publications:
Biogeochemical evidence for hydrologic changes during the Holocene in a lake record from southeast Greenland, Balascio, N.L.; D'Andrea, W.J.; Bradley, R.S.; Perren, B.B. The Holocene, Volume: 23 p.: 1428-1439 (2013) 10.1177/0959683613493938
The influence of 14C reservoir age on interpretation of paleolimnological records from the Tibetan Plateau, Hou, J; D'Andrea, W.J.; Liu, Z. Quaternary Science Reviews 07/2012, Volume: 48 p.: 13 (2012)
Proxy-to-proxy calibration: Increasing the temporal resolution of quantitative climate reconstructions, von Gunten, L; D'Andrea, W.J.; Bradley, R.S.; Huang, Y. Scientific Reports 08/2012, Volume: 2, Issue: 609 p.: 6 (2012) 10.1038/srep00609
Mild Little Ice Age and unprecedented recent warmth in an 1800 year lake sediment record from Svalbard, D'Andrea, W.J.; Vaillencourt, D.A.; Balascio, N.L.; Werner, A.; Roof, S.R.; Retelle, M.; Bradley, R.S. Geology, Volume: 40, Issue: 11 p.: 1007-1010 (2012) 10.1130/G33365.1
Abrupt Holocene climate change as an important factor for human migration in West Greenland, D'Andrea, William J.; Huang, Yongsong; Fritz, Sherilyn C.; Anderson, N. John PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA JUN 14, Volume: 108 p.: 9765–9769 (2011)
Phylogenetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of alkenone-producing haptophyte algae in lakes: Implications for continental paleotemperature reconstructions, Theroux, Susanna; D'Andrea, William J.; Toney, Jaime; Amaral-Zettler, Linda; Huang, Yongsong EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS DEC 1, Volume: 300 p.: 311–320 (2010)
Holocene carbon burial by lakes in SW Greenland, Anderson, N. J.; D'Andrea, W.; Fritz, S. C. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY NOV, Volume: 15 p.: 2590–2598 (2009)
Can sedimentary leaf waxes record D/H ratios of continental precipitation?: Field, model, and experimental assessments, Hou, Juzhi; D'Andrea, William J.; Huang, Yongsong GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA JUL 15, Volume: 72 p.: 3503–3517 (2008)
Evidence for water use efficiency as an important factor in determining the delta D values of tree leaf waxes, Hou, Juzhi; D'Andrea, William J.; MacDonald, Dana; Huang, Yongsong ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, Volume: 38 p.: 1251–1255 (2007)
Hydrogen isotopic variability in leaf waxes among terrestrial and aquatic plants around Blood Pond, Massachusetts (USA), Hou, Juzhi; D'Andrea, William J.; MacDonald, Dana; Huang, Yongsong ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, Volume: 38 p.: 977–984 (2007)
An efficient method for isolating individual long-chain alkenones for compound-specific hydrogen isotope analysis, D'Andrea, William J.; Liu, Zhonghui; Alexandre, Marcelo Da Rosa; Wattley, Sarah; Herbert, Timothy D.; Huang, Yongsong ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY MAY 1, Volume: 79 p.: 3430–3435 (2007)
Alkenone producers inferred from well-preserved 18S rDNA in Greenland lake sediments, D'Andrea, William J.; Lage, Melissa; Martiny, Jennifer B. H.; Laatsch, Abby D.; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Sogin, Mitchell L.; Huang, Yongsong JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES SEP 19, Volume: 111 p.: G03013 (2006)
Long chain alkenones in Greenland lake sediments: Low delta C-13 values and exceptional abundance, D'Andrea, W. J.; Huang, Y. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, Volume: 36 p.: 1234–1241 (2005)
Timothy Crone
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Timothy
Crone
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Contact Information
303D Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8687

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(845) 365-8156

I am a marine geophysicist interested in the interplay between relatively large-scale geophysical processes and the microbial biosphere.I am currently studying the tidal modulation of aqueous fluid flow within mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems, with the hope of understanding how such flow variations can affect subseafloor primary production. I also study spatial variations in the tidal triggering of microearthquakes within ridge systems, and I study problems in acoustics associated with high-temperature hydrothermal vents and seafloor seismic networks.

Ultimately my work has implications for theories about the origins and evolution of life on this planet, and for theories regarding life elsewhere in the universe. I use numerical models to investigate these processes, and I develop new observational techniques and seafloor instrumentation to verify model predictions.

Education
Ph.D. Oceanography
University of Washington
2007
M.S. Oceanography
University of Washington
2004
B.S. Oceanography
University of Washington
1999
Selected Publications:
Mantle helium reveals Southern Ocean hydrothermal venting, Winckler, G.; Newton, R.; Schlosser, P.;Crone, T Geophysical Research Letters (2010) 10.1029/2009GL042093
Flow rate perturbations in a black smoker hydrothermal vent in response to a mid-ocean ridge earthquake swarm, Crone, T J; Wilcock, W S D; McDuff, R E Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume: 11 p.: Q03012 (2010)
Broadband calibration of the R/V Marcus G. Langseth four-string seismic sources, Tolstoy, M.; Diebold, J; Doermann, L.; Nooner, S.; Webb, S.C.; Bohnenstiehl,D.R.; Crone, T.J.; Holmes,z t.C. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Volume: 10, Issue: Q08011 (2009) 10.1029/2009GC002451
Systematic along-axis tidal triggering of microearthquakes observed at 9-50'N East Pacific Rise, Stroup, D F; Tolstoy, M; Crone, T J; Malinverno, A; Bohnenstiehl, D R; Waldhauser, F Geophys Res Lett, Volume: 36, Issue: L18302 (2009)
Broadband calibration of the R/V four‐string seismic source, Tolstoy, M; Diebold, J; Doermann, L; Nooner, S; Webb, S C; Bohnenstiehl, D R; Crone, T J; Holmes, R C Geochem Geophys Geosys, Volume: 10, Issue: 8 p.: doi (2009)
Optical plume velocimetry: a new flow measurement technique for use in seafloor hydrothermal systems, Crone, T. J.; McDuff, R. E.; Wilcock, W. S. D. Experiments in Fluids Nov, Volume: 45, Issue: 5 p.: 899-915 (2008) DOI 10.1007/s00348-008-0508-2
Robin E. Bell
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Robin
E.
Bell
Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Contact Information
107A Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8827

Fax: 

(845) 365-8156

Fields of interest: 

Ice Sheet Dynamics and Mass Balance, Continental Dynamics, Estuarine Processes, Linkages between ice sheet processes and subglacial geology. Interaction of ecosystems and geologic systems from microbes to benthic habitats. Tectonic uplift and feedback mechanisms, Interaction of tectonics and ice sheet dynamics. Gravity and magnetic measurement techniques for marine and airborne applications. Gravity gradiometry.
  • Study of Subglacial Environments ( details )
  • Process Based Studies of Estuaries & Rivers; The Hudson River ( details )
  • Women in Science ( details )
Education
M.S., M. Phil, Ph.D.,
Columbia University, New York
1989
B.A. (magna cum laude), Geology,
Middlebury College, Vermont
1980
Selected Publications:
Process-related classification of acoustic data from the Hudson River Estuary, Nitsche, F. O.; Bell, R.; Carbotte, S. M.; Ryan, W. B. F.; Flood, R. Marine Geology Aug 30, Volume: 209, Issue: 1-4 p.: 131-145 (2004) DOI 10.1016/j.margeo.2004.05.023
Estimating the depth and shape of subglacial Lake Vostok's water cavity from aerogravity data, Studinger, M.; Bell, R. E.; Tikku, A. A. Geophysical Research Letters Jun 19, Volume: 31, Issue: 12 p.: - (2004) Doi 10.1029/2004gl019801
Righting the Balance: Gender Diversity in the Geosciences, Bell, R. E.; Kastens,KA; Cane,MA; Miller, RB; Mutter, JC; Pfirman,S EOS Transactions, Volume: 84, Issue: 31 p.: 292 (2003)
Origin and fate of Lake Vostok water frozen to the base of the East Antarctic ice sheet, Bell, R. E.; Studinger, M.; Tikku, A. A.; Clarke, G. K. C.; Gutner, M. M.; Meertens, C. Nature Mar 21, Volume: 416, Issue: 6878 p.: 307-310 (2002)
Influence of subglacial geology on the onset of a West Antarctic ice stream from aerogeophysical observations, Bell, R. E.; Blankenship, D. D.; Finn, C. A.; Morse, D. L.; Scambos, T. A.; Brozena, J. M.; Hodge, S. M. Nature Jul 2, Volume: 394, Issue: 6688 p.: 58-62 (1998)
Donna Shillington
Personal Information
Donna
Shillington
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Lecturer
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Contact Information
303C Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8818

Fax: 

(845) 365-8156

Fields of interest: 

Rifted margins, subduction zones, wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology, multi-channel seismic reflection data
Education
Ph.D. (geophysics)
University of Wyoming
2004
BS (geology)
University of Georgia
1998
ABJ (journalism)
University of Georgia
1998
Selected Publications:
Constraints on the composition of the Aleutian arc lower crust from VP/VS, Shillington, D.J., Van Avendonk, H.J.A.; Behn, M.D., Kelemen, P.B.; Jagoutz, O. Geophysical Research Letters, Volume: 40 p.: 2579–2584 (2013) 10.1002/grl.50375
Evidence for wide-spread creep on the Sea of Marmara transform basin from marine geophysical data, Shillington, D.J., Seeber, L., Sorlien, C.C., Steckler, M.S., Kurt, H., Dondurur, D., Çifci, G., Imren, C., Cormier, M.-H., McHugh, C.M.G, Gurcay, S., Poyraz, D., Okay, S., Athin, O., Diebold, J.B. Geology, Volume: 40 p.: 439-442 (2012)
Abrupt transition from magma-starved to magma rich rifting in the eastern Black Sea, Shillington, D.J.; Scott, C.L.; Minshull, T.A.; Edwards, R.A.; Brown, P.J.; White, N.J. Geology, Volume: 37, Issue: 1 p.: 7-10 (2009) 10.1130/G25302A.1
Wide-angle seismic data reveal extensive overpressures in the Eastern Black Sea Basin, Scott, C. L.; Shillington, D. J.; Minshull, T. A.; Edwards, R. A.; Brown, P. J.; White, N. J. Geophysical Journal International Aug, Volume: 178, Issue: 2 p.: 1145-1163 (2009) DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04215.x
Extension of continental crust at the margin of the eastern Grand Banks, Newfoundland, Van Avendonk, H. J. A.; Lavier, L. L.; Shillington, D. J.; Manatschal, G. Tectonophysics Apr 1, Volume: 468, Issue: 1-4 p.: 131-148 (2009) DOI 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.05.030
Cenozoic evolution of the eastern Black Sea: A test of depth-dependent stretching models, Shillington, D. J.; White, N.; Minshull, T. A.; Edwards, G. R. H.; Jones, S. A.; Edwards, R. A.; Scott, C. L. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Jan 30, Volume: 265, Issue: 3-4 p.: 360-378 (2008) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.033
Seismic signal penetration beneath post-rift sills on the Newfoundland rifted margin, Shillington, D.J.; Hopper, J.R.; Holbrook, W.S. Geophysics, Volume: 73, Issue: 5 p.: B99-B107 (2008) doi:10.1190/1.2972131
Michael Kaplan
Personal Information
Michael
Kaplan
Lamont Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geochemistry
Contact Information
429 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8646

Fax: 

(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Glacial geology, paleoclimatology, glacier and ice sheet dynamics, geomorphology, geochronology, limnogeology, cosmogenic surface exposure dating

* Glacier and climate history of southern South America, New Zealand, Antarctica, and eastern North America. Whether past climate changes are in phase around the globe at low and high frequency timescales * Quantifying rates of landscape change in southern South America using cosmogenic nuclide measurements and understanding these changes in relation to development of the Andes

Education
B.A. summa cum laude
SUNY Buffalo
1992
M.S.
University of Maine-Orono
1994
Ph.D.
University of Colorado-Boulder
1999
Selected Publications:
Late Pleistocene glacial fluctuations in Cordillera Oriental, subtropical Andes, Martini, Mateo A.; Kaplan, Michael R.; Strelin, Jorge A.; Astini, Ricardo A.; Schaefer, Joerg M.; Caffee, Marc W.; Schwartz, Roseanne Quaternary Science Reviews (2017)
Recent climate warming and the Varas rock glacier activity, Cordillera Oriental, Central Andes of Argentina, Martinia, Mateo A.; Strelin, Jorge A.; Flores, Eliseo; Astinia, Ricardo A.; Kaplan, Michael R. GeoResJ (2017)
Regional mid-Pleistocene glaciation in central Patagonia, Hein, Andrew S.; Cogez, Antoine; Darvill, Christopher M.; Mendelova, Monika;. Kaplan, Michael R.; Herman, Frédéric; Dunai, Tibor J.; Norton, Kevin; Xu, Sheng, Marcus Christl, Marcus; Angel Rodés, Angel Quaternary Science Reviews (2017)
Glacial/interglacial changes of Southern Hemisphere wind circulation from the geochemistry of South American dust, Gili, Stefania; Gaiero, Diego M.; Goldstein, Steven L.; Chemale, Farid; Jweda, Jason; Kaplan, Michael R.; Becchio, Raúl A.; Koester, Edinei Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2017)
High particulate iron(II) content in glacially sourced dusts enhances productivity of a model diatom, Shoenfelt, Elizabeth M.; Sun, Jing; Winckler, Gisela; Kaplan, Michael R.; Borunda, Alejandra L; Farrell, Kayla R.; Moreno, Patricio I.; Gaiero, Diego M.; Recasens, Cristina; Sambrotto, Raymond N.; Bostick, Benjamin C. Science Advances (2017)
Geomorfología Y Cronología Glaciar Del Cuaternario En El Noroeste Argentino, Martini, Mateo A.; Strelin, Jorge A.; Astini, Ricardo A.; Kaplan, Michael R. Muruaga, C.M. and Grosse, P. (Eds.), Ciencias de la Tierra y Recursos Naturales del NOA. Relatorio del XX Congreso Geológico Argentino, San Miguel de Tucumán: 825-846. (2017)
Patagonian and southern South Atlantic view of Holocene climate, Kaplan, M.R., Schaefer, J.M., Strelin, J.A., Denton, G.H., Anderson, R.F., Vandergoes, M.J., Finkel, R.C., Schwartz, R., Travis, S.G., Garcia, J.L., Martini, M.A., Nielsen, S.H.H. Quaternary Science Reviews 2016 (2016)
Changing influence of Antarctic and Greenlandic temperature records on sea-level over the last glacial cycle, Siddall, M.; Kaplan, M.R.; Schaefer, J.M.; Putnam, A.; Kelly, M.A.; Goehring, B. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume: 29, Issue: 3-4 p.: 410-423 (2010) 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.11.007
A beryllium-10 production-rate for the Southern Hemisphere middle latitudes, Putnam, A E; Schaefer, J M; Vandergoes, M; Barrell, D; Kaplan, M; Goehring, B; Schwartz, R; Finkel, R; Kelley, S; Denton, G H Journal of Quaternary Geochronology (2010)
The chronology of the Last Glacial Maximum and Late-glacial events in central Argentine Patagonia, Hein, AS; Hulton, NRJ; Dunai, T; Sugden, D; Kaplan, MR; Xu, S Journal of Quaternary Geochronology (2010)
Glacier retreat in New Zealand during the Younger Dryas stadial, Kaplan, M. R.; Schaefer, J.M., Denton, G.H.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Chinn, T.J.H.; Putnam, A.E.; Andersen, B.G.; Finkel, R.C.; Schwartz, R.; Doughty, A. Nature (2010)
Surface exposure dating in the Holocene - Precise Be-10 technique for very young surfaces, Finkel, R.; Schaefer, J. M.; Barrell, D.; Brown, T. A.; Denton, G.; Kaplan, M.; Putnam, A.; Rood, D.; Schluchter, C.; Schwartz, R. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Jun, Volume: 73, Issue: 13 p.: A377-A377 (2009)
Cosmogenic dating of 'old' glacial events in Patagonia,, Hein, A. S.; Hulton, N. R. J.; Dunai, T. J.; Schnabel, C.; Kaplan, M. R.; Xu, S. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Jun, Volume: 73, Issue: 13 p.: A513-A513 (2009)
Can glacial erosion limit the extent of glaciation?, Kaplan, M. R.; Hein, A. S.; Hubbard, A.; Lax, S. M. Geomorphology Jan 15, Volume: 103, Issue: 2 p.: 172-179 (2009) DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.04.020
Renewed glacial activity during the Antarctic cold reversal and persistence of cold conditions until 11.5 ka in southwestern Patagonia, Moreno, P. I.; Kaplan, M. R.; Francois, J. P.; Villa-Martinez, R.; Moy, C. M.; Stern, C. R.; Kubik, P. W. Geology Apr, Volume: 37, Issue: 4 p.: 375-378 (2009) Doi 10.1130/G25399a.1
High-Frequency Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in New Zealand Differ from the Northern Signature, Schaefer, J. M.; Denton, G. H.; Kaplan, M.; Putnam, A.; Finkel, R. C.; Barrell, D. J. A.; Andersen, B. G.; Schwartz, R.; Mackintosh, A.; Chinn, T.; Schluchter, C. Science May 1, Volume: 324, Issue: 5927 p.: 622-625 (2009) DOI 10.1126/science.1169312
Southern mid-latitude terminations of MIS-4, the Last Glacial Maximum and the Late Glacial period in the New Zealand moraine record, Schaefer, J. M.; Kaplan, M.; Putnam, A.; Finkel, R.; Barrell, D.; Denton, G.; Schluchter, C. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Jun, Volume: 73, Issue: 13 p.: A1167-A1167 (2009)
Middle Pleistocene glaciation in Patagonia dated by cosmogenic-nuclide 2 measurements on outwash gravels, Hein, AS; Hulton, NRJ; Dunai, T; Schnabel, C; Kaplan, MR; Naylor, M; , Xu, S Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume: 286 p.: 184-197 (2009)
Chronologies of the LGM and its Termination in the Andes based on Surface Exposure Dating, Zech, R; Smith, J; Kaplan, M , Springer Netherlands (2009)
Climate Change in Southern South America during the last two Millennia, Moy, CM; Moreno, PI; Dunbar, RB; Francois, J-P; Kaplan, MR; Villalba, R; Haberzettle, T , Springer Netherlands (2009)
Southern Patagonian glacial chronology for the Last Glacial period and implications for Southern Ocean climate, Kaplan, M. R.; Fogwill, C. J.; Sugden, D. E.; Hulton, N.; Kubik, P. W.; Freeman, S. P. H. T. Quaternary Science Reviews Feb, Volume: 27, Issue: 3-4 p.: 284-294 (2008) DOI 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.09.013
Glacial dynamics in southernmost South America during Marine Isotope Stage 5e to the Younger Dryas chron: a brief review with a focus on cosmogenic nuclide measurements, Kaplan, M. R.; Moreno, P. I.; Rojas, M. Journal of Quaternary Science Sep-Oct, Volume: 23, Issue: 6-7 p.: 649-658 (2008) Doi 10.1002/Jqs.1209
Climate science - A tale of two ice sheets, Siddall, M.; Kaplan, M. R. Nature Geoscience Sep, Volume: 1, Issue: 9 p.: 570-571 (2008) Doi 10.1038/Ngeo286
Cosmogenic nuclide measurements in southernmost South America and implications for landscape change, Kaplan, M. R.; Coronato, A.; Hulton, N. R. J.; Rabassa, J. O.; Kubik, P. W.; Freeman, S. P. H. T. Geomorphology Jul 1, Volume: 87, Issue: 4 p.: 284-301 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.10.005
Major ice sheet response in eastern New England to a cold North Atlantic region, ca. 16-15 cal ka BP, Kaplan, M. R. Quaternary Research Sep, Volume: 68, Issue: 2 p.: 280-283 (2007) DOI 10.1016/j.yqres.2007.06.003
Cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating of boulders on last-glacial and late-glacial moraines, Lago Buenos Aires, Argentina: Interpretive strategies and paleoclimate implications, Douglass, D. C.; Singer, B. S.; Kaplan, M. R.; Mickelson, D. M.; Caffee, M. W. Quaternary Geochronology Feb, Volume: 1, Issue: 1 p.: 43-58 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.quageo.2006.06.001
Comment on: Cosmogenic nuclide chronology of pre-last glacial maximum moraines at Lago Buenos Aires, 46 degrees S, Argentina (Quaternary Research 63/3, 2005, 301-315) - Reply, Kaplan, M. R.; Singer, B. S.; Douglass, D. C.; Ackert, R. P.; Caffee, M. W. Quaternary Research Sep, Volume: 66, Issue: 2 p.: 367-369 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.yqres.2006.06.002
Spatial and temporal variability of Holocene temperature in the North Atlantic region, Kaplan, M. R.; Wolfe, A. P. Quaternary Research Mar, Volume: 65, Issue: 2 p.: 223-231 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.yqres.2005.08.020
Cosmogenic nuclide chronology of pre-last glacial maximum moraines at Lago Buenos Aires, 46 degrees S, Argentina, Kaplan, M. R.; Douglass, D. C.; Singer, B. S.; Caffee, M. W. Quaternary Research May, Volume: 63, Issue: 3 p.: 301-315 (2005) DOI 10.1016/j.yqres.2004.12.003
Cosmogenic nuclide chronology of millennial-scale glacial advances during O-isotope stage 2 in Patagonia, Kaplan, M. R.; Ackert, R. P.; Singer, B. S.; Douglass, D. C.; Kurz, M. D. Geological Society of America Bulletin Mar-Apr, Volume: 116, Issue: 3-4 p.: 308-321 (2004) Doi 10.1130/B25178.1
David S. Goldberg
Personal Information
David
S.
Goldberg
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Associate Director - Marine/Large Programs
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Contact Information
109 Borehole
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8674

Fax: 

(845) 365-8777

Fields of interest: 

Borehole Geophysics, Methane Hydrates, CO2 sequestration
Education
Ph.D.
Columbia University
1985
MBA
Columbia University
1989
MS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981
BS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981

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