American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011

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The Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco, is the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists. Scores of researchers from the Earth Institute will give presentations. Read about it here.
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Explore the Arctic Ocean With ‘IceTracker’

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:46
pfirman icetrackerThis week, we are launching a test of “IceTracker”—a tool that allows users to see the trajectories of Arctic sea ice forward or backward from any day between 1981 and 2012, as well as sea-ice speed, air temperature, water depth and the age of the sea ice.

AGU 2013: Social Science Perspectives on Natural Hazards

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:16
//www.flickr.com/photos/tree_trunks/Learn about improving communication of and planning for natural hazards from a social science perspective at AGU2013.

The R/V Marcus G. Langseth: Ocean Explorer

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:41
R/V Marcus G. LangsethThe Marcus G. Langseth, a research vessel operated by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, traverses the world’s oceans conducting marine seismic studies that contribute to new understanding of Earth systems. The ship typically spends half the year or more on research expeditions led by Lamont-Doherty scientists and colleagues from other research institutes. Mentions of cruises may conjure up [...]

AGU 2013: Key Events From the Earth Institute

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:11
dsc_0040 BangladeshScientists from Columbia University’s Earth Institute will present important research results and special events at the Dec. 9-13 San Francisco meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists. Here is a guide in rough chronological order.

IRI@AGU: Schedule of Events + Q&As

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:11
IRIatAGUFour scientists and one PhD student from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society are attending the 2013 American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting. Below are links to Q&As with each of the presenters and the schedule of their posters and presentations.

Role-Reversal (and Some Fun) at AGU

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 10:31
francesco-aguFrancesco Fiondella is normally behind the scenes writing web stories, developing audio slideshows and videos for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). But at this year’s annual American Geophysical Union (AGU), the tables were turned for a brief moment. He was video ambushed by climate scientist Andrew Robertson and forced to explain [...]

A River Runs Through It: Predicting Floods in the Midwest

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:58
Andy1Focusing on the American Midwest, Andrew Robertson analyzes the relationships between floods, weather and climate patters throughout the 20th century.

Clues from Last Ice Age May Hint at Drying Ahead for Some Regions

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 20:16
Aaron Putnam sampling a boulder rooted in the Tachanggay Tso moraine. Drukso Gangri is in the background. (David Putnam)In the spectacular collapse of ice sheets as the last ice age ended about 18,000 years ago scientists hope to find clues for what regions may grow drier from human caused global warming. In a talk Thursday at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting, Aaron Putnam, a postdoctoral scholar at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, painted a picture of earth’s dramatic transformation as seen in climate records extracted from ancient cave formations, ice cores, lake shorelines and glacial moraines.

Huge Landslide Linked to Glacier Surge in Tajikstan’s Pamir Mountains

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:51
A view of Tajikstan's Pamir Mountains from air. (Irene2005)Glaciers advance in colder temperatures, but sometimes a big rock avalanche can also make a glacier grow, new research results presented at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting suggests.

Tree Rings and Teachable Moments

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 15:42
Nicole Davi, Post Doctoral Researcher at IRI and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory's Tree Ring LabNicole Davi, a postdoctoral scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, thinks tree rings are an ideal way to motivate students to collect and analyze data as well as to learn about climate change.

Improving the Water Outlook in the Himalayas

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:49
Kullu, IndiaAndrew Robertson, a climate scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, discusses his research on helping reservoir managers in northern India make better planning decisions by improving their ability to predict how climate change will influence water availability.

Managing Hazard Risk and Weather Extremes at AGU

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:04
Researchers from the Earth Institute's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions will present their work at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco this week. Psychology doctoral candidate Katherine Thompson will present a poster entitled “The Psychology of Hazard Risk Perception”; and visiting research scholar Diana Reckien will present a poster entitled “Realities of Weather Extremes on Daily Life in Urban India—How Quantified Impacts Infer Sensible Adaptation Options.”

Predicting the Future of Soy in South America

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 10:10
Arthur FeaturedIn this Q&A, Arthur M. Greene discusses improving climate and agricultural modeling in South America using a new stochastic simulation of future climate.

Visualizing Malaria from Space

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:42
PietroPublic health professionals are increasingly concerned about the impact climate variability and change can have on infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and bacterial meningitis. However, in order to study the relationships between climate and ...

If You’re Not Going to San Francisco

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 12:08
Golden Gate BridgeKeep an eye on State of the Planet over the next week for updates on the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

American Geophysical Union Dec. 3-7: Key Talks From the Earth Institute

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 14:51
Scientists from Columbia University’s Earth Institute will present important new studies at the Dec. 3-7 meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists. Below: a chronological guide. Most researchers are at our Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO).More info: http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/ Reporters may contact scientists directly at any time, or call [...]