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J. C. Steiner

Professor Geochemistry
EAS Chair
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EAS 106
EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE:    syllabus      supplement

EAS 426
Remote Sensing and Image Analysis.  Syllabus





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Dr. Jeffrey Steiner
Chair, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Earned Degrees:
-B.S. in Geology, 1966 Washington State University
-Ph.D. Geochemistry, 1970 Stanford University

Research:
Characterization and evolving properties of solid PM2.5 aerosol particulates with special attention given to the detection of spores and bacteria; experimental studies of bacteria-clay interactions emphasizing conditions favorable to the production of bio-mineral phases. Experiments use light scattering and auto-fluorescence to characterize assemblages.  Assays of aerosols include SEM/EDS, GC/MS. FTIR, AA, and related instruments.

Dynamic models for the intrusion of large igneous structures, particularly the Palisades diabase of New York and New Jersey.

Gothermometry and geobarometry of granultes.

                                                                                                        

Select Recent Publications/Conferences

    • Katz, A., Alimova, Alexandra, Xu, Min, Gottlieb, Paul, Rudolph, Elizabeth, Steiner, J. C., and Alfano, R. R., “Changes in refractive index and size of Bacillus subtilis spores during activation measured by light transmission,” Optical Society of America, (in review).

  • Katz, A., Alimova, A., Xu, M., Gottlieb, P., Rudolph, E., Steiner, J. C., and Alfano, R. R., 2004, “In situ determination of refractive index and size of Bacillus spores by light transmission,” Optics Letters (in press)

  • Steiner, J., Rudolph, E., Cesaire, M., Lakhankar, A., “Scanning Electron Microscope Evaluation of Aerosol Speciation in New York City: Metal Content in Sulfate Aerosols Relative to Total Suspended Particulates,” American Geophys. Union Conference , December 13-17, 2004

  • Rice, A., van Wyk, S., Block, K., Steiner, J., “ The Possible Effect of Benches and Convective Flow Segregation in Creating Mineral Layers in Intrusive Sheets: A Model for the Palisades Sill,” American Geophys. Union Conference , December 13-17, 2004

  • Steiner, J., Rudolph, E., Katz, A., Alimova, A., PM 2.5 sourcing: A multi-system geochemical approach for improving aerosol tracking algorithm, NOAA-CREST Joint Symposium Modeling and Measuring Aerosols, University Maryland Baltimore County, June 14-16, 2004.

  • Steiner, J. C., Rudolph, E., Jans, U., Cai, J., and Guaraca, A., 2002, Organic and inorganic chemistry profiles of air-masses over New York City: Initial attempts at source recognition, NOAA-CREST/NASA EPSCOR Joint Symposium for Climate Studies Forum , Mayguez, Puerto Rico, Jan 10-11, 2002.

  • Steiner, J. C., Rudolph, E., and Wright, T., Tracing ambient air geochemistry using a modified x-ray fluorescence filter method, EOS Trans AGU , 83(47) Fall Meet. Suppl. A52B-0114 (2002).

  • Steiner, J. C., Rudolph, E., Jans, U., Cai, J., and Guaraca, A., 2002, Organic and inorganic chemistry profiles of air-masses over New York City: Initial attempts at source recognition, NOAA-CREST/NASA EPSCOR Joint Symposium for Climate Studies Forum , Mayguez, Puerto Rico, Jan 10-11, 2002.

  • Bykov, V. Petricevic, J. Steiner, Di Yao, L. L. Isaac, M. R. Kokta, and R. R. Alfano, “Flux growth and characterization of Cr 4+ :Ca 2 GeO 4 crystals as a new near infrared tunable laser materials”, Journal of Crystal Growth , 211 , 295-301 (2000).

  • Lin, W., Steiner, J. C., Tamargo, M. C., and Fitzpatrick, "Growth of ZnCdSe/ZnSe QW structures on hexagonal (Zn,Mg)(S,Se) bulk substrate", Journal of Crystal Growth , 212 , 83-91 (2000)

  • Chesman, S. C., and Steiner, J. C., "Microstructural study of tonalitic gneisses exposed by TBM-mining of New York City's third water tunnel", in International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences Special Issue , eds. J. A. Hudson and K. Kim, v. 34, No. 52, 850-863 (1997).

  • Thompson, L., Steiner, J. C., and Whitney, G., "Biomineralization of Summitville spent ore: SEM investigation of biomineralized metallic films", in New Remediation Technology in the Changing Environmental Arena , B. J. Scheiner, T. D. Chatwin, H. El-Shall, S. K. Kawatra, and A. E. Torma (eds.), SME Publisher, Littleton, CO, 63-71 (1995).

  • Steiner, J. C., Walker, R. J., Warner, R. D., and Olson, T. R., AA cumulus- transport-deposition model for the differentiation of the Palisades Sill, in Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism , J. H. Puffer and P. C. Ragland, eds., Geological Society of America Special Paper 268 , 193-218, 1992.




Selected Grants

  • Complexity Issues in the Modeling of the Transport of Aerosol Aggregates; Co-PI, Rockefeller Foundation.
  • NOAA Research Center for Remote Sensing Science and Technology (CREST), Co-PI , NOAA
  • NASA Research Center for Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI)
  • Environmental Earth System Science Engineering: A syntergistic STEM pathway, PI, NASA
  • NASA New York City Space Science Research Alliance, Co-PI , NASA
  • Urban Collaboration for Networks Connectivity, Co-PI,  NASA-MUSPIN

Synergistic Activities

    • Implement the new Environmental Earth System Science Curriculum: a newly established multi-disciplinary program that links coursework across the Sciences and Engineering - Program new for Fall, 2005.

    • Contributing member of the NASA/NYC Space Science Alliance: Create new CUNY BA/BS in Space Science.

    • As co-PI for NASA-MUSPIN (Urban Collaboration for Networks Connectivity) established network of weather stations in NYC High Schools, & weather courses for teachers; contribute to creation of METNET website.
    • Affiliation with Centers:  NASA - Center for Optic Sensing and Imaging (NASA-COSI).
    • Affiliation with Centers:  NOAA - Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology (NOAA-CREST)