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Byron Steinman

Assistant Professor

Large Lakes Observatory
University of Minnesota Duluth
2205 E. 5th St.,
Research Laboratory Building
Duluth, MN 55812

Fax: (218) 726-6979

email: bsteinma at d.umn.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Isotope geochemistry of lake water and sediment for application to paleoclimatology.
  • Numerical modeling of lakes.
  • Ancient pollution and land use in lake / catchment systems.
  • Climate dynamics and internal climate variability.

EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
Harvard University, A.B.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Mihindukulasooriya, L.N., J.D. Ortiz, D.P. Pompeani, B.A. Steinman, and M.B. Abbott. Reconstruction of Late Quaternary paleohydrologic conditions in southeastern British Columbia using visible derivative spectroscopy of Cleland Lake sediment. Quaternary Research, 2015.

Steinman, B.A., M.E. Mann, and S.K. Miller. Atlantic and Pacific multidecadal oscillations and northern hemisphere temperatures. Science 347: 988991, 2015.

Hillman, A., J.Q. Yu, M.B. Abbott, C.A. Cooke, D.J. Bain, and B.A. Steinman. Rapid environmental change during dynastic transitions in Yunnan Province, China. Quaternary Science Reviews 98: 2432, 2014.

Bird, B.W., P.J. Polissar, Y. Lei, L.G. Thompson, T. Yao, B.P. Finney, D.J. Bain, D.P Pompeani, and B.A. Steinman. A Tibetan lake sediment record of Holocene Indian Summer Monsoon variability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 399: 92102, 2014.

Mann, M.E., B.A. Steinman, and S.K. Miller. On forced temperature changes, internal variability and the AMO. Geophysical Research Letters, Frontier Article, 41: 32113219, 2014.

Steinman, B.A., M.B. Abbott, M.E. Mann, J.D. Ortiz, D.P. Pompeani, N.D. Stansell, L. Anderson, B.P. Finney, and B.W. Bird. Ocean-atmosphere forcing of centennial hydroclimate variability in the Pacific Northwest. Geophysical Research Letters 41: 25532560, 2014.

Stansell, N.D., P.J. Polissar, M.B. Abbott, M. Bezada, B.A. Steinman, and C. Braun. Proglacial lake sediment records reveal Holocene climate changes in the Venezuelan Andes. Quaternary Science Reviews 89: 4455, 2014.

Finkenbinder, M.S., M.B. Abbott, M.E. Edwards, C.T. Langdon, B.A. Steinman, and B.P. Finney. A 31,000 year record of paleoenvironmental and lake-level change from Harding Lake, Alaska, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 87: 98113, 2014.

Pompeani, D.P., M.B. Abbott, B.A. Steinman, and D.J. Bain. Lake sediments record prehistoric Pb pollution related to early copper production in North America. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 55455552, 2013.

Steinman, B.A., and M.B. Abbott. Isotopic and hydrologic responses of small, closed lakes to climate variability: Hydroclimate reconstructions from lake sediment oxygen isotope records and mass balance models. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 105: 342359. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.11.027, 2013.

Steinman, B.A., M.B. Abbott, D.B. Nelson, N.D. Stansell, and M.F. Rosenmeier. Isotopic and hydrologic responses of small, closed lakes to climate variability: Comparison of measured and modeled lake level and sediment core oxygen isotope records. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 105: 455471. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.11.026, 2013.

Stansell, N.D., B.A. Steinman, M.B. Abbott, M. Rubinov, and M. Roman-Lacayo. A lacustrine stable isotope record of climate change in Nicaragua during the Little Ice Age and Medieval Climate Anomaly. Geology 41: 151154, 2013.

Steinman, B.A., M.B. Abbott, M.E. Mann, N.D. Stansell, and B.P. Finney. 1500 year quantitative reconstruction of winter precipitation in the Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 1161911623, 2012.

Pompeani, D.P., B.A. Steinman, and M.B. Abbott. A sedimentary and geochemical reconstruction of water level changes from Rantin Lake, Yukon, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 48: 147158, 2012.

Nelson, D.B., M.B. Abbott, B.A. Steinman, P.J. Polissar, N.D. Stansell, J.D. Ortiz, M.F. Rosenmeier, B.P. Finney, and J. Riedel. A 6,000 year lake record of drought from the Pacific Northwest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 38703875, 2011.

Steinman, B.A., M.F. Rosenmeier, and M.B. Abbott. The isotopic and hydrologic response of small, closed-basin lakes to climate forcing from predictive models: Simulations of stochastic and mean state precipitation variations. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 22462261, 2010.

Steinman, B.A., M.F. Rosenmeier, M.B. Abbott, and D.J. Bain. The isotopic and hydrologic response of small, closed-basin lakes to climate forcing from predictive models: Application to paleoclimate studies in the upper Columbia River basin. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 22312245, 2010.

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