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Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
West Los Angeles College
Science Division
9000 Overland Ave
Culver City
(310) 287-4231


Fields of interest: 
geochronology, paleoclimatology, human evolution
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Stony Brook University
Rutgers University
Honors & Awards: 
Columbia Science Fellowship 2005
Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship 2003

Selected Publications:

Contrasting compositions of Saharan dust in the eastern Atlantic Ocean during the last deglaciation and African Humid Period Cole, J. M.; Goldstein, S. L.; deMenocal, P. B.; Hemming, S. R.; Grousset, F. E. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volume: 278 Issue: 3-4 p.: 257-266 (2009) doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.011
Directly dating geologic events: U-Pb dating of carbonates Rasbury, E. T.; Cole, J. M. Reviews of Geophysics Volume: 47 (2009) doi:10.1029/2007RG000246
Terrigenous evidence from marine sediments for deglacial climate variability in Africa Cole, J. M.; deMenocal, P. B.; Goldstein, S. L.; Hemming, S. R. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Aug-Sep Volume: 70 Issue: 18 p.: A107-A107 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.128
Calcite cement stratigraphy of a nonpedogenic calcrete in the Triassic New Haven Arkose (Newark Supergroup) Rasbury, E. T.; Gierlowski-Kordesch, E. H.; Cole, J. M.; Sookdeo, C.; Spataro, G.; Nienstedt, J. Geological Society of America Special Paper Volume: 416 p.: 203-222 (2006) 10.1130/2006.2416(13)
Using U-Pb ages of Miocene tufa for correlation in a terrestrial succession, Barstow Formation, California Cole, J. M.; Rasbury, E. T.; Hanson, G. N.; Montanez, I. P.; Pedone, V. A. Geological Society of America Bulletin Mar-Apr Volume: 117 Issue: 3-4 p.: 276-287 (2005) Doi 10.1130/B25553.1
Petrographic and trace element analysis of uranium-rich tufa calcite, middle Miocene Barstow Formation, California, USA Cole, J. M.; Rasbury, E. T.; Montanez, I. P.; Pedone, V. A.; Lanzirotti, A.; Hanson, G. N. Sedimentology Jun Volume: 51 Issue: 3 p.: 433-453 (2004) DOI 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2004.00631.x