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A new study indicates that the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park is far larger than scientists previously believed. Lamont-Doherty postdoctoral researcher David Ferguson explains what the findings mean.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Robin Bell will lead a U.S. team of researchers in mapping one of the least explored regions of Antarctica - the East Antarctic Ice Sheet's Recovery Catchment.
Lamont-Doherty researcher Nina Keul's work to measure changing ocean chemistry by analyzing the shells of tiny marine creatures known as pteropods is discussed.
The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the past 13 years could be a multi-decade dry spell, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Edward Cook.
Work by Lamont-Doherty seismologists in 2012 that linked earthquakes in Ohio to underground wastewater injection wells cited.
Climate models! A bad pun becomes bright new way to talk about climate change.
Though average temperatures may slowly creep higher over the coming century, changes in some places may come faster than societies can adapt. Lamont's Jerry McManus comments on a new National Research Council Report.
"We really wanted to push the climate models pun and have them modeling," said Lamont's Rebecca Fowler. "We just felt like that would be a more effective means of communication, and they were all happy to do it."
A new study in Science attributes declines in mountain stream flow in the Pacific Northwest to a slowing of the westerly winds but Lamont's Richard Seager says the decline might also be due to greater evaporation.
Lamont-Doherty's permeable paving, which absorbs rainwater where it falls, cited.
The author measures her exposure to black carbon using a portable air-monitoring device developed by Lamont-Doherty environmental geochemist Steven Chillrud.
"I was realistic enough not to have unrealistic expectations," said Lamont's Klaus Jacob, the geophysicist who served on the city's climate panel and saw his own home flooded by Sandy. "Engineered measures such as sea walls, berms, levees, and raising of structures ... take many years if not decades to finance and implement."
What will New York City be like 400 years from now? That's the city we should plan for Lamont's Klaus Jacobs tells PBS Nova.
In a new study in the Journal of Climate, Lamont's Ben Cook, Jason Smerdon, Richard Seager and Ed Cook find that multi-year, widespread droughts in North America like the one that extended through several regions of the U.S. last year may be more common than we thin.k
Climate scientists at Lamont-Doherty and the IRI took a break from their research to be fashion models, and you can hang the results can on your wall in 2014.
Typhoon Haiyan represents a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action; uncertainty is not an excuse for inaction, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel and Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes.
Sorry shirtless firemen, climate scientists could take over the sexy calendar market in 2014, a project conceived by Lamont's Rebecca Fowler and the IRI's Francesco Fiondella.
In the last century cyclone-related damages have risen dramatically as population grows on vulnerable coastlines, writes Lamont's Adam Sobel in this op-ed. As climate warms, storms may also become more intense.
A profile of work by Lamont's Colin Stark and Göran Ekström to detect landslides in remote places using satellite images and seismic data.
Lamont's Klaus Jacob praises efforts by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to protect critical infrastructure well before Hurricane Sandy struck.