Stephen Howe

Stephen S. Howe

Mineralogy, fluid inclusions, and stable isotope geochemistry of hydrothermal mineral deposits to construct genetic deposit models.

The World Within Reach
Stephen S. Howe
Research Geochemist
 

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Address:
ES 352B
Phone:
518-442-5053

 

Education

M.S., Geochemistry and Mineralogy, 1981, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Geology with High Distinction, 1976, University of Rochester

Research Interests

Mineralogy, fluid inclusions, and stable isotope geochemistry of hydrothermal mineral deposits to construct genetic deposit models.

Bulk and compound-specific stable isotope geochemistry of modern and ancient biogenic materials, soils, sediments, and rocks from terrestrial, lacustrine, and marine settings to evaluate global climate and environmental change.

Publications

Langton, S. J., Linsley, B. K., Robinson, R. S., Rosenthal, Y., Oppo, D. W., Eglinton, T. I., Howe, S. S., Djajadihardja, Y. S., and Djajadihardja, F., 2008, 3500 yr record of centennial-scale climate variability from the Western Pacific Warm Pool: Geology, v. 36, p. 795-798. [PDF file, full text]

Linsley, B. K., Zhang, Peipei, Kaplan, Alexey, Howe, S. S., and Wellington, G. M., 2008, Interdecadal-decadal climate variability from multi-coral oxygen isotope records in the South Pacific Convergence Zone region since 1650 A.D.: Paleoceanography, v. 23, PA2219, doi:10.1029/2007PA001539, 16 p. [PDF file, full text]

Ivanova, E. V., Murdmaa, I. O., Chepalyga, A. L., Cronin, T. M., Pasechnik, I. V., Levchenko, O. V., Howe, S. S., Manushkina, A. V., and Platonova, E. A., 2007, Holocene sea-level oscillations and environmental changes on the Eastern Black Sea shelf: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 246, p. 228-259. [PDF file, full text]

Yuan, Fasong, Linsley, B. K., Howe, S. S., Lund, S. P., and McGeehin, J. P., 2006, Late Holocene lake level fluctuations in Walker Lake, Nevada, USA: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 240, p. 497-507. [PDF file, full text]

Yuan, Fasong, Linsley, B. K., and Howe, S. S., 2006, Evaluating sedimentary geochemical lake-level tracers in Walker Lake, Nevada, over the last 200 years: Journal of Paleolimnology, v. 36, no. 1, p. 37-54. [PDF file, full text]

Linsley, B. K., Kaplan, A., Gouriou, Y., Salinger, J., deMenocal, P. B., Wellington, G. M., and Howe, S. S., 2006, Tracking the extent of the South Pacific Convergence Zone since the early 1600s: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 7, no. 4, Q05003, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001115, 15 p. [PDF file, full text]

Lim, Chul, Kidd, W. S. F., and Howe, S. S., 2005, Late shortening and extensional structures and veins in the western margin of the Taconic orogen (New York to Vermont): Journal of Geology, v. 113, p. 419-438. [PDF file, full text]

Bagnato, Stefan, Linsley, B. K., Howe, S. S., Wellington, G. M., and Salinger, J., 2005, Coral oxygen isotope records of interdecadal climate variations in the South Pacific Convergence Zone region: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 6, no. 6, 06001, doi:10.1029/2004GC000879, 8 p. [PDF file, full text]

Bagnato, Stefan, Linsley, B. K., Howe, S. S., Wellington, G. M., and Salinger, Jim, 2004, Evaluating the use of the massive coral Diploastrea heliopora for paleoclimate reconstruction: Paleoceanography, v. 19, PA1032, doi:10.1029/2003PA000935, 12 p. [PDF file, full text]

Elliot, M., deMenocal, P. B., Linsley, B. K., and Howe, S. S., 2003, Environmental controls on the stable isotopic composition of Mercenaria mercenaria: Potential application to paleoenvironmental studies: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 4, no. 7, 1056, doi: 10.1029/2002GC000425, 16 p. [PDF file, full text]

Linsley, B. K., Ren, L., Dunbar, R. B., and Howe, S. S., 2000, El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and decadal-scale climate variability at 10°N in the eastern Pacific from 1893 to 1994: A coral-based reconstruction from Clipperton Atoll: Paleoceanography, v. 15, p. 322-335.[PDF file, full text]

Shields, G. A., Strauss, H., Howe, S. S., and Siegmund, H., 1999, Sulphur isotope compositions of sedimentary phosphorites from the basal Cambrian of China: Implications for Neoproterozoic-Cambrian biogeochemical cycling: Journal of the Geological Society, London, v. 156, p. 943-957. [PDF file, full text]

Nattis, Randy, Lapenis, Andrei, and Howe, Stephen, 1998, Loss of soil organic carbon during the last 100 years from the pasture in the collective farm KIM, Russia [abs.]: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, March 25-29, 1998, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Abstracts, one CD-ROM.

Howe, S. S., Theodore, T. G., and Arehart, G. B., 1995, Sulfur and oxygen isotopic composition of vein barite from the Marigold mine and surrounding area, north-central Nevada: Applications to gold exploration [abs.]: Geology and Ore Deposits of the American Cordillera Symposium, Reno/Sparks, Nevada, April 10-13, 1995, Geological Society of Nevada, Program with Abstracts, p. 39.

Howe, S. S., Arehart, G. B., Nielsen, P. A., and Perkowski, Robert, 1995, Rift-related fluorite–quartz–barite–base-metal deposits in southwestern New Hampshire [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 27, no. 1, p. 55.

Howe, S. S., and Theodore, T. G., 1993, Sulfur isotopic composition of vein barite—a guide to the level of exposure of disseminated gold–porphyry copper systems in north-central Nevada? [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, no. 6, p. 162-163.

Theodore, T. G., Howe, S. S., and Blake, D. W., 1990, The Tomboy-Minnie gold deposits at Copper Canyon, Lander County, Nevada, in Shawe, D. R., and Ashley, R. P., eds., Geology and resources of gold in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1857-E, p. 43-55. [PDF file, full text]

Howe, S. S., 1988, Locations and descriptions of mineralized rock samples from Mississippi Valley-type lead-zinc occurrences in central Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-250, 37 p. [PDF file, full text]

Huber, D. F., Page, N. J, Howe, S. S., and Solano, Christina, 1987, Mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in Costa Rica, in United States Geological Survey, Direccion General de Geologia, Minas, e Hidrocarburos, and Universidad de Costa Rica, Mineral resource assessment of the Republic of Costa Rica: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1865, p. 18-33.

Theodore, T. G., Howe, S. S., Blake, D. W., and Wotruba, P. R., 1986, Geochemical and fluid zonation in the skarn environment at the Tomboy-Minnie gold deposits, Lander County, Nevada: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 25, p. 99-128.

Howe, S. S., and Hall, W. E., 1985, Light-stable-isotope characteristics of ore systems in central Idaho, in McIntyre, D. H., ed., Symposium on the geology and mineral deposits of the Challis 1° x 2° quadrangle, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1658-P, p. 183-192.

Howe, S. S., 1985, Mineralogy, textures, and relative age relationships of massive sulfide ore in the West Shasta district, California: Economic Geology, v. 80, p. 2114-2127. [PDF file, full text]

Koski, R. A., Lonsdale, P. F., Shanks, W. C., Berndt, M. E., and Howe, S. S., 1985, Mineralogy and geochemistry of a sediment-hosted hydrothermal sulfide deposit from the Southern Trough of Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 90, p. 6695-6707.

Howe, S. S., 1984, Formation of Mississippi Valley-type lead-zinc deposits by periodic expulsion of basin brines—an example from central Pennsylvania [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 16, no. 6, p. 544-545.

Hall, W. E., Schmidt, E. A., Howe, S. S., and Broch, M. J., 1984, The Thompson Creek, Idaho, porphyry molybdenum deposit—an example of a fluorine-deficient molybdenum granodiorite system, in Janelidze, T. V., and Tvalchrelidze, A. G., eds., Proceedings of the Sixth Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium, Tbilisi, USSR, September 6-12, 1982, International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits: Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Nagele u. Ober-miller), v. 1, p. 349-357.

Keith, T. E. C., Bargar, K. E., Howe, S. S., Carothers, W. W., and Barnes, Ivan, 1984, Mineralogical studies of the hydrothermal system in Newberry Volcano drill hole 2, Oregon: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 8, p. 125-128. [PDF file, full text]

Thompson, J. M., Howe, S. S., and Hall, W. E., 1983, Chemical analysis of fluid inclusions by ion chromatography [abs.]: Rocky Mountain (Spectroscopy) Conference, 25th annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 14-17, 1983, abstracts and meeting program, p. 108.

Howe, S. S., 1982, Model of central Pennsylvania lead-zinc mineralization, in Erickson, R. L., ed., Characteristics of mineral deposit occurrences: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-795, p. 175-182.

Gordon Research Conference Participation

Howe, S. S., Bourgon, G. R., Hollander, D. J., Seagren, E. A., Gong, Changrui, Stahl, D. A., and Rittmann, B. E., 1996, New insights into evaluating bioremediation: An integrated geochemical and microbiological approach [abs.]: Gordon Research Conference on Organic Geochemistry, Holderness, New Hampshire, August 11-16, 1996.

Hollander, D. J., Howe, S., Werne, J., MacGregor, B., Stahl, D. A., Ringelberg, D., White, D. C., Nealson, K., and Moser, D., 1996, Nucleic acid and lipid chemical indicators of archaeal activity and their contribution to sedimentary organic carbon in anaerobic sediment, Lake Michigan [abs.]: Gordon Research Conference on Organic Geochemistry, Holderness, New Hampshire, August 11-16, 1996.