Geosciences Research Laboratories
GIS and Remote Sensing Research Lab (Room 507)
Professor Wei "Wayne" Ji
The Lab supports research activities of faculty and graduate students
involving geographic focuses on studying GIS/remote sensing-based methods
for ecological assessment and biogeographic studies. The faculty and
students with the Lab also conduct studies in relation to bioinformatics and
urban issues. Recent and current projects have been funded by U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. The Lab also supports international
research collaboration. For additional information on research conducted in
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Laboratory for Climate Analysis and Modeling (Room 506)
Professor Jimmy Adegoke
The Laboratory for Climate Analysis and Modeling (LCAM) is Dr. Jimmy
Adegoke’s research laboratory. Advanced computing resources available at
LCAM include 2 Sun Blade 2000 Unix workstations and a 24-node Linux
PC-cluster running the parallel version of the Colorado State University
(CSU) Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) code. The lab also has a
suite of satellite image processing/GIS software and additional software for
model output analysis/visualization, including GRADS and McIDAS.
Mineral Resources and Fluid Inclusion Laboratory (Room 401)
Professor Raymond M.Coveney, Jr.
The lab is utilized for research on mineral deposits and for environmental
investigations. Equipment includes a gas-flow hot/cold microscope stage
capable of temperatures between –190 and +700°C. Dr. Coveney, Ph.D.
Michigan, has special interests in the environmental geochemistry of black
shales and associate mineral deposits.
Geotechnical Lab Testing Facilities (Room 402)
Syed E. Hasan
Equipment for graduate student projects on geotechnical testing of
Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geoarcheology (Room 406)
Tina M. Niemi
Resources for studies of active earthquake zones and archeologic sites under
the supervision of Dr. Tina Niemi, Ph.D. Stanford, author of “The Dead Sea,”
Oxford University Press, 1997.
Hydrogeology and Environmental Geophysics Laboratory (Room 111)
Professor Jejung Lee
The laboratory has Linux-based and Window-based computers for numerical
simulation of groundwater and contaminant transport, hydro-geospatial data
analysis, and geophysical modeling to characterize groundwater contaminant
plumes. Groundwater sampling tools and geophysical exploration equipments
such as ground penetrating radar are provided to acquire field data.
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectography (ICPMS) Lab(Room
Professor James B. Murowchick
A Varian UltraMass 600
ICPMS is used for minor to trace level elemental analyses of a wide range of
materials, including rocks, soils, waters, biological materials, and
synthetic substances. A Cetac Ultrasonic nebulizer in the lab can also
be used with the ICPMS for increased sensitivity. The lab also
includes a Thermo ICAP 61e optical ICP for analysis of elements of
environmental interest at per cent to parts per million concentrations. The
adjoining sample preparation lab includes a CEM MARS microwave digestion
system, analytical balances, high purity water, and a full range of
standards and supplies.
Paleoclimatology Laboratory (Room 505)
The Paleoclimatology Laboratory (PAL) in the Department of Geosciences features a wide variety of field equipment for the collection of environmental samples. It also has a full range of instrumentation suitable for complete characterization of sediment and biotic specimens in the analysis and reconstruction of past and present environments.
Coulter LS200 laser sediment analyzer.
coulometer for analysis of TC/TOC/TIC
drying oven and large muffle furnace
Several research grade microscopes with digital imaging
plates, magnetic stirrers, analytical balances
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