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Lamont's Klaus Jacob comments on the Indian Point nuclear power plant's vulnerability to the combination of sea level rise and severe storms.
Lamont's Robin Bell explains what the subsurface of the Hudson River bottom looks like.
Coverage of a recent study in Science on north Africa climate change by Lamont's Peter deMenocal and former Lamont postdoctoral researcher Jessica Tierney.
“It’s a giant, beautiful logistical dance, and now NSF is trying to figure out how to do the dance with less time,” said Lamont's Robin Bell, who is part of Operation IceBridge, an aerial NASA campaign to map ice sheets in remote parts of Antarctica that was originally scheduled to begin next week.
Lamont's Bob Newton and Dorothy Peteet will talk about their research at Piermont Marsh in a public lecture on Saturday, Nov. 2, sponsored by the new Piermont Marsh Conservancy.
The government may finally be on a path to reopening, but the shutdown's effects will linger. Lamont's Hugh Ducklow comments on the impact to a long-term research project studying climate change on the West Antarctic peninsula.
Lamont climate scientist Peter deMenocal discusses new results in Science suggesting that north Africa's transition from grasslands to barren desert happened rapidly--in a few hundred years--about 5,000 years ago.
In WAMC's Academic Minute, Lamont's Cornelia Class explains the importance of rare earth elements in the manufacture of electronics.
A research expedition to the Gulf of Mexico on the Lamont-operated research ship, the Marcus Langseth, is on hold until the U.S. National Science Foundation can approve money for minor repairs to the ship.
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the impact of stalled research in Antarctica due to the partial government shutdown.
“In the past, bad weather might have meant we lost days or weeks of data,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow. “But we’ve never had an entire year’s interruption.”
Lamont's Peter Kelemen and Juerg Matter carbon sequestration work in Oman featured.
Margie Turrin discusses research activities at Piermont Pier geared toward school children at the state's annual "Day in the Life of the Hudson River" program.
How can cities prepare for rising seas and raging storms? Lamont's Klaus Jacob weighs in with lessons from New York.
“If we lose a year of observations, they are gone forever,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow, a biological oceanographer who is working on a 20-year-old project to monitor the ecosystem near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
A lost field season in Antarctica due to the government shutdown will mean that ice changes over the last year go unmeasured, says Lamont's Robin Bell.
"My fear is that the government will stay closed so long that all weather windows will close," said Lamont's Robin Bell, "and that the Antarctic science wouldn't happen this year."
Most scientists are in agreement that the 2010 BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana released 4.2 million barrels of oil--not the 2.4 million barrels BP has claimed, says Lamont's Timothy Crone.
Second in a two-part profile of Lamont scientist Wallace Broecker.
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the potential evacuation of US research stations in Antarctica where IceBridge is now based.