Jeffrey K. Weissel

Personal Information
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact Information
305 Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8156

Dr. Weissel has worked at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University since receiving his Ph.D. in 1972. His research interests focus on the evolution of landscapes and seascapes, with a particular emphasis on slope failure and landslide hazards. Application of remote sensing techniques to the detection and mapping of landslides and other natural hazards is an important element of this research. NASA supports Dr. Weissel's work through its Solid Earth and Natural Hazards research program, and NSF provides support through its Marine Geology & Geophysics program. He regularly co-teaches one of two courses on remote sensing applications with Departmental Lecturer Christopher Small.

Some of my projects include:

  • NASA: Landslide Mechanisms and Hazard Assessment in Mountain Regions of the Pacific Rim (2003 - 2006).
  • NSF: An AUV Investigation of Fluid Expulsion (Past and Present) in the Large-scale Elongated Gas Blowouts, Offshore Virginia/North Carolina (2003 - 2005).
  • Italian Government: Project to combat dust storms in northern China (Alashan region) and in the Beijing arae (WINDUST 2005)