Steven L Goldstein

Steven L Goldstein
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Rt 9W
Fields of interest
geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, sea level history, ocean-continent climate connections
Description of scientific projects
Recent and ongoing projects focus on the connection between late Quaternary ocean circulation and climate changes (our group pioneered the application of Nd isotopes as a high resolution ocean circulation tracer); climate change in the Levant climate based on the sediments deposited through time by the Dead Sea, including the recently recovered cores from the ICDP Dead Sea Deep Drilling Project; dust records (West Antarctica, Dead Sea, Red Sea – Gulf of Aden dust sources, Saharan dust in the Atlantic) to trace atmospheric circulation. Also, we are involved in trace element and isotope studies of present-day ocean circulation, mainly using Nd isotopes and REE, and are participants in the US Atlantic and Pacific GEOTRACES zonal transects.