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Borenstein, Samuel

Borenstein, Samuel

Curriculum Vitae

Earth and Physical Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2000
Office Location: AC-2F09A

Office Hours  
Mon and Wed  2:00pm 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Imperial College, London  Elementary Particle Physics   
BE  McGill University  Physics   
Since June of 1994, I have been involved in a NASA/AMP (Alliance for Minority Participation) grant to bring students from the high schools and colleges of New York City into a mainstream research environment, as well as to afford the faculty members involved an opportunity to embark in a new field of research. This has been an exciting and rewarding experience, in that it has allowed me to interact with earth scientists at GISS, as well as faculty members and students in the local urban environment. I have participated in the PINATUBO group of the Institute on Climates and Planets ICP where the nature of the research is to evaluate the relative success or skill of the GISS General Circulation Model of the atmosphere GCM, by comparing its prediction with ground based and remotely sensed observations of climate parameters such as temperature, precipitation, wind velocities, geopotential heights etc.

Areas of Expertise

Particle Physics
Climate Studies

Articles in Field Of Expertise

J.A. Knox & S.R. Borenstein. "Unphysical Descriptions of the Approach to Geostrophic Equilibrium." Journal of Geoscience Education. Vol. 46, No. 2 March 1998: .