Damon Chaky

Adjunct Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Dept of Math & Science
200 Willoughby Ave.
(718) 636-3762
(845) 365-8155
Fields of interest: 
Contaminant transport and fate, Sediment transport, Tracer geochemistry
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D. Geology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MS Geology
Mississippi State University
BS Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Selected Publications: 
Elemental and molecular evidence of soot- and char-derived black carbon inputs to New York City's atmosphere during the 20th century, Louchouarn, P.; Chillrud, S. N.; Houel, S.; Yan, B. Z.; Chaky, D.; Rumpel, C.; Largeau, C.; Bardoux, G.; Walsh, D.; Bopp, R. F. , Environmental Science & Technology, Jan 1, Volume 41, Issue 1, p.82-87, (2007), Doi 10.1021/Es061304+

Combined application of delta C-13 and molecular ratios in sediment cores for PAH source apportionment in the New York/New Jersey harbor complex, Yan, B. Z.; Abrajano, T. A.; Bopp, R. F.; Benedict, L. A.; Chaky, D. A.; Perry, E.; Song, J.; Keane, D. P. , Organic Geochemistry, Volume 37, Issue 6, p.674-687, (2006), DOI 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2006.01.013

An approach to interpreting contaminant deposition fluxes from dated sediment cores, Chaky, D. A.; Bopp, R. F.; Chillrud, S. N. , Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, May, Volume 69, Issue 10, p.A761-A761, (2005)

Molecular tracers of saturated and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon inputs into Central Park Lake, New York City, Yan, B. Z.; Abrajano, T. A.; Bopp, R. F.; Chaky, D. A.; Benedict, L. A.; Chillrud, S. N. , Environmental Science & Technology, Sep 15, Volume 39, Issue 18, p.7012-7019, (2005), Doi 10.1021/Es0506105

Levels and Patterns of PAH Distribution in Sediments of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Complex, Yan, B.; Benedict, L. A.; Chaky, D. A.; Bopp, R. F.; Abrajano, T. A. , Northeastern Environmental Science, Volume 26, p.113-122, (2004)

Radiogenic Lead Isotopes and Time Stratigraphy in the Hudson River, New York, Chillrud, S. N.; Bopp, R. F.; Ross, J. M.; Chaky, D. A.; Hemming, S.; Shuster, E. L.; Simpson, H. J.; Estabrooks, F. , Water, Air, Soil, Pollution: Focus, Volume 4, p.469-482, (2004)

Stable lead isotopes, contaminant metals and radionuclides in upper Hudson River sediment cores: implications for improved time stratigraphy and transport processes, Chillrud, S. N.; Hemming, S.; Shuster, E. L.; Simpson, H. J.; Bopp, R. F.; Ross, J. M.; Pederson, D. C.; Chaky, D. A.; Tolley, L. R.; Estabrooks, F. , Chemical Geology, Aug 30, Volume 199, Issue 1-2, p.53-70, (2003), Doi 10.1016/S0009-2541(03)00055-X

World Trade Center Environmental Contaminant Database: A publicly available air quality dataset for the New York City area., Chillrud, S. N.; Geyh, A. S.; Levy, D. K.; Chettiar, E. M.; Chaky, D. A. , Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society Symposium Series, Sep, Volume 226, p.U490-U490, (2003)

Twentieth century atmospheric metal fluxes into Central Park Lake, New York City, Chillrud, S. N.; Bopp, R. F.; Simpson, H. J.; Ross, J. M.; Shuster, E. L.; Chaky, D. A.; Walsh, D. C.; Choy, C. C.; Tolley, L. R.; Yarme, A. , Environmental Science & Technology, Mar 1, Volume 33, Issue 5, p.657-662, (1999)

Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination of the New York / New Jersey Metropolitan Area: The Urban Atmospheric Influence, Chaky, D. A.; Chillrud, S. N.; Bopp, R. F.; Shuster, E. L.; Estabrooks, F. D.; Swart, J. , EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, Volume 78, Issue S86, (1998)