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Lamont's Aaron Putnam comments on new results showing that warmer temperatures, more than reduced snowfall, are responsible for the spectacular retreat of tropical glaciers in recent centuries.
New images confirm the location of a landslide detected by Lamont geophysicists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom last week in southeastern Alaska.
Lamont's Jerry McManus comments on new results suggesting that overturning currents in the North Atlantic slowed or even stopped during a warm period 100,000 years ago.
West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier may continue thinning at a high rate based on new results of the glacier's past behavior published in Science by Lamont geochemist Joerg Schaefer and colleagues.
Lamont-Doherty seismologists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom discuss a massive landslide that shook the Alaska panhandle on Feb. 14 and was detected by the global seismic network.
Lamont postdoctoral researcher Nicholas van der Elst says that the recent uptick in small earthquakes in Oklahoma may be due to the disposal of wastewater in underground injection wells.
Lamont-Doherty researcher Bob Newton explains the origins and chemistry of road salt.
Work of Lamont-Doherty climate scientist Richard Seager cited.
The long-lasting drought affecting Texas and California could be due to natural climate variation, not climate change, says Lamont tree-ring scientist Edward Cook.
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."
When viewed in a regional context over the last 13 years, California's dry spell may qualify as a mega-drought, says Lamont climate scientist Benjamin Cook.
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.