EAES is housed in Mallory Hall on the northern campus. Most of our laboratories, offices, and classrooms are found on all 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of Mallory Hall. Our laboratories may be grouped into the following suites: Sedimentology, Soils, and Sample Preparation Laboratories suite, Geochemistry and environmental chemistry laboratory suite, Hydrology, geohydrology, and sedimentology physical modeling suite, Environmental and Urban Systems Computer Modeling laboratory suite, Microscopy and x-ray diffraction laboratory suite, Rock and soil preparation laboratory suite, Gamma detector laboratory suite, and Field equipment storage suite. Our research facilities may be grouped into analytical, and computational and modeling as listed in ---- (provide link to what we have below):
Our analytical research facilities include:
- Electron microscopy laboratory, housing a Hitachi 2460N variable pressure SEM and a Hitachi 7500 TEM (currently located in the Department of Biology), and ancillary sample preparation equipment. An NSF-MRI grant to EAES faculty members enabled the purchase of a new Hitachi 3400N SEM with Bruker X-ray microanalysis system and a Denton Desk IV turbo sputter coater, which was installed in late summer 2008.
- Geochemistry laboratories, housing a JY-Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer, a Thermo-Electron Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer, a Thermo-Electron Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer, a Dionex Ion Chromatograph, a Canberra Gamma detector, and ancillary equipment including water purification systems, furnaces, ovens, and balances
- Sedimentology Laboratory housing a Malvern Mastersizer 2000 laser particle size analyzer and sediment flume, water purification system, oven and balance
- Rock magnetism laboratory housing a KLY-4 Kappabridge, a Princeton Measurements Corp. 3900-04C Vibrating Sample Magnetometer, a Bartington susceptibility meter with MS2C and MS2E sensors, and a Geometrics G858 portable field magnetometer.
- X-ray Diffraction Laboratory housing a Phillips X-Pert PRO powder diffractometer and rock crusher.
- Optical microscopy laboratory, housing a Leica DMLP transmitted light microscope, an Olympus BX40 transmitted light microscope, and an Olympus SVZ-12 stereomicroscope. A Zeiss Akioskop reflected/transmitted microscope with imaging system has been ordered and will be installed in early Spring 2008.
- Sample preparation laboratories, housing furnaces, ovens, balances, rock saws, grinder/polishers, thin sectioning equipment, sieves and a sieve shaker.
- Field sampling equipment including a Marsh Mcbirney Digital Flow Meter for streams, Solinst pressure sensors for in-stream depth measurements, ISCO automatic water samplers, 1 total surveying station,10 GPS devices, stadia rods, tape measures, brunton compasses, and soil sampling equipment.
Our GIS, computational and modeling facilities include:
- A Remote Sensing Laboratory (http://csam.montclair.edu/~chopping/RSLAB/), housing powerful Sun and Macintosh workstations and peripherals, with both proprietary and in-house software including Leica Geosystems' ERDAS Imagine Professional image processing/GIS package, ITT Visual Information Solutions/Research Systems' Interactive Data Language (IDL), AMBRALS, 6S, SMAC, SGM-praxis, ImageJ, ISEE Systems Stella, ArcGIS 9, and Hypercube.
- A GIS Laboratory housing 14 modern PCs. Software available includes ArcGIS, Leica Geosystems' ERDAS Imagine Professional image processing/GIS package, ImageJ, GMS, Matlab by Mathworks, Google Earth, and Statistics packages such as SPSS and JMS. Hours for the lab are available at GIS Lab Hours.
- An Environmental Modeling Laboratory, housing PC platforms for GIS and hydrological modeling applications