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North Korea's first test is largely believed to have fizzled, with a yield of less than 1 kiloton, and the second was between 2 and 7 kilotons. "The first test almost failed. The second one showed they could basically do it. The third one showed that this is really working," said Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim.
Lamont-Doherty seismologist Paul Richards calls North Korea's nuclear blast on Tuesday "a serious explosion."
Significant snow is expected in our area between today and tomorrow. Lamnont's Adam Sobel explains what makes Blizzard "Nemo" different from Hurricane Sandy.
Scientists are calling for an increase in tree-ring samples from eastern hemlocks before the trees succumb to climate change and an invasive insect; Hemlocks are one of the most important recorders of year to year climate fluctuations in eastern North America, writes Lamont scientist Neil Pederson.
New York officials are studying the link between shale drilling and wastewater disposal and earthquakes, despite past assurances that natural gas production poses no seismic risk. Lamont seismologist Geoff Abers raised concerns about the risk of earthquakes in an op-ed last month in the Albany Times Union.
An ice-imaging instrument designed by Lamont scientists Robin Bell and Nick Frearson and bound for Greeland is discussed, along with Lamont Michael Kaplan's fieldwork in Antarctica.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane discusses a new study in Nature that finds that global warming from greenhouse gases produces less rainfall than solar heating.
A study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane suggests that human-caused and natural global warming episodes affect rainfall rates differently. The finding could help scientists better forecast what's ahead.
When it comes to how climate change influences rainfall, temperature may be only part of the puzzle. In a new study co-authored by Lamont's Mark Cane, scientists report that warming spurred by greenhouse gases causes less overall precipitation than similar warming caused by solar heating, such as what occurred hundreds of years ago.
New York officials have dismissed the threat of earthquakes from drilling activities as they develop state rules for shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, but Lamont-Doherty seismologist Geoff Abers says that's a bad idea.
Compared to global warming caused by solar radiation, global warming caused by greenhouse gases results in less rainfall, a new study co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Mark Cane suggests.
Replacing waterfront buildings with parks is one way cities can adapt to climate change, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob.
In this latest in a series of profile on Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, NY 1 visits with Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob who warned for years of a storm like Sandy.