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Denton S. Ebel

Denton Ebel

Division Chair and Curator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences
Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Phone:
212-769-5381

Education

  • Purdue University, Ph.D., 1993
  • Purdue University, M.S., 1988
  • Harvard College, B.A., 1982

Research Interests

Dr. Ebel is a geologist specializing in meteorites: pieces of planets and "left-overs" from the formation of the solar system. The distant, resource-rich asteroid belt is his field area. He develops thermodynamic models describing the outcomes of condensation, evaporation, and crystallization processes. Dr. Ebel is a leader in combining electron beam image analysis of surface chemistry (2D) with x-ray CAT-scan 3-dimensional imaging to obtain comprehensive information about extraterrestrial samples that yield clues to the origin of the solar system. His group analyzes data from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, comet samples from the Stardust mission, and the geochemistry of samples from the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary.

Links

Division of Physical Sciences

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Richard Gilder Graduate School

Denton Ebel Website

Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites

Publications

Ebel, D.S., C.M. O’D. Alexander, and G. Libourel. 2018. Vapor-melt exchange - Constraints on chondrule formation conditions and processes. In Chondrules: Records of Protoplanetary Disk Processes. Eds. S. Russell, A. Krot and H. C. Connolly Jr. Cambridge U. Press. pp. 151-174.

Hubbard, A. and D.S. Ebel. 2018. Evaluating non-shock, non-collisional models for chondrule formation. In Chondrules: Records of Protoplanetary Disk Processes. Eds. S. Russell, A. Krot and H. C. Connolly Jr. Cambridge U. Press. pp. 400-427.

Hubbard, A., M-M. Mac Low, and D.S. Ebel. 2018. Dust concentration and chondrule formation. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 53: 1507-1515.

Ruzicka, A.M., M. Hutson, J.M. Friedrich, M.L. Rivers, M.K. Weisberg, D.S. Ebel, K. Ziegler, D. Rumble, and A.A. Dolan. 2017.  Petrogenesis of Miller Range 07273, a new type of anomalous melt breccia: Implications for impact effects on the H chondrite asteroid. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52: 1963-1990.

Sears, D.W.G., H. Sears, D.S. Ebel, S. Wallace and J.M. Friedrich. 2016.  X-ray computed tomography imaging: A not-so-nondestructive technique. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 51: 833-838.

Ruzicka, A.M., M. Hutson, J.M. Friedrich, M.L. Rivers, M.K. Weisberg, D.S. Ebel, K. Ziegler, D. Rumble, and A.A. Dolan. 2017.  Petrogenesis of Miller Range 07273, a new type of anomalous melt breccia: Implications for impact effects on the H chondrite asteroid. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52: 1963-1990.

Sears, D.W.G., H. Sears, D.S. Ebel, S. Wallace, and J.M. Friedrich. 2016.  X-ray computed tomography imaging: A not-so-nondestructive technique. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 51: 833-838.

Teaching Experience

Faculty Appointments

  • AMNH Masters of Arts in Teaching Program
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Ph.D. Program in Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Courses Taught

Graduate Advisees

  • A. Ansari, Columbia U. (Earth & Environ. Sci.)
  • E. Crapster-Pregont, Columbia U. (Earth & Environ. Sci.)
  • J. Bigolski, CUNY (Earth & Environ. Sci.)

Graduate Committees

  • C. McNally, Columbia U. (Astronomy)
  • A. Buono, Columbia U. (Earth & Environmental Sci.)