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Earth and Atmospheric Science

Facilities

Geochemistry
  • Phillips x-ray fluorescence station
  • Thermo X-series2 ICP-MS
  • Thermo flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer

Contaminant Hydrology

  • Thermo Finnigan Trace DSQ Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectromery system with chemical ionization and autosampler
  • Glas-Col Soxhlet extraction system
  • Dionex Summit HPLC/Ion Chromatography with gradient pump and UV detector
  • Kodak Image Station 2000MM Multi-Modal high performance digital imaging system and related equipment

High Pressure Laboratory

  • 0-100,000 PSI Harwood intensifier, a Honeywell temperature-regulating system
  • Petrographic microscope laboratory.
  • Access to CORE Facilities: X-Ray Diffraction, ZEISS Supra 55VP SEM, EDAX, Transmission Electron Microscopy

Geophysics

  • 24-channel Strataview engineering seismography
  • EM-31 electromagnetic ground conductivity meter
  • Syscal Kid Switch 24 automated resistivity system
  • Soiltest resistivity meter
  • Worden student gravimeter
  • GSM-19T proton precession magnetometer

Remote Sensing Laboratory

  • Field gear supporting ground measurements for validation of remote sensing datasets concerning terrestrial ecosystem dynamics and the carbon and water cycles
  • HP XW9400 Workstation
  • Draganfly remotely controlled helicopter, Ocean Optics and ASD Fieldspec spectrometers
  • Valeport Moel 106 Current Meter
  • Hobo ater Level Data Logger
  • Radiometer

Research

Qualified students are encourage to become research assistants to faculty and must complete a capstone research project as part of the major requirements sequence. Many are assisted in their research with support from the CCNY National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative for Remote Sensing Science and Technology (CREST) Center and the CUNY-GISS REU: Global Climate Change. Through an exciting research program with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), up to ten students per summer are supported to perform fieldwork under the direct supervision of USGS scientists. Student fieldwork under this program has been carried out from New Jersey to Massachusetts, with new possibilities being created throughout the United States. Internships are also available in a variety of earth science disciplines with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.