The Cape Verde Archipelago - the type-example of a hotspot in a stationary plate environment with respect to its melting source - exhibits ubiquitous evidence for quaternary uplift.
Centers, Projects & Initiatives
The Argon Geochronology for the Earth Sciences (AGES) lab is located at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory along the Palisades Parkway in Rockland County, New York. Our lab measures Argon isotope compositions and concentrations, mainly of single mineral grains, on a VG5400 noble gas mass spectrometer to determine the age of mineral formation. Our research subjects include paleocllmate provenance studies, volcanoes and deep earth time.
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Gary Mesko||Graduate Research Fellow|
|Jennifer Cole||Adjunct Associate Research Scientist||geochronology, paleoclimatology, human evolution|
|Sidney R. Hemming||Professor||geochronology, sedimentary geochemistry, paleoclimate, continental crust evolution|
|Yue Cai||Associate Research Scientist||Isotope geochemistry (Pb, Sr, Nd, Hf, Li isotopes), submarine geology (mid-ocean ridge system), convergent margin processes, mantle evolution, paleoclimate, geochronology|