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Much of the raw data that goes into a weather forecast is automated, but you need experts to interpret the results and turn them into a prediction that people can understand, says Lamont atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel.
Lamont climate scientist Richard Seager says the recent California drought may be due more to natural climate variation than a warming climate.
Cites horn and tusk-dating work of Lamont postdoctoral researcher Kevin Uno.
Lamont geophysicist Heather Savage explains the mechanics of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami off Japan that swamped a power station and led to a partial nuclear meltdown.
Did a meteor strike in Canada 215 million years ago trigger a mass extinction in North America? Lamont scientist Paul Olsen is working in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona to find out.
Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim attributes shaking near Ocean City, Md. on Thursday afternoon to supersonic jets passing overhead.
Lamont seismologist Won-Young Kim attributes shaking near Ocean City, Md. on Thursday to supersonic jets passing overhead.
"To have a Winter Olympics, you need a place with snow," said Lamont's Richard Seager. "In the Southern Hemisphere, that would pretty much limit you to the Andes."
Tree-ring records show that at least two megadroughts hit the West during Medieval times, with one dry spell lasting 29 years and the other 28 years, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.