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A study in Science on remote triggering of induced earthquakes led by Lamont's Nicholas van der Elst cited.
"The Atlantic and the Pacific were in a good state to promote drought in the 1950s," said Richard Seager, a scientist at Lamont-Doherty. "They've now gone back to the same phase. Because there is this background global warming signal, it is easier and easier to go past these temperature records, especially in the West."
Low-lying Bangladesh is prone to monsoon flooding and devastating earthquakes. Yet these powerful natural forces are little understood in the region. Lamont's Michael Steckler, Leonardo Seeber and Chris Small.
In today’s Academic Minute, Lamont-Doherty scientist Andrew Juhl explains why when it comes to pollution, the extremes are more important than the mean.
A technique co-developed by Lamont researcher Kevin Uno could combat the illegal trade of elephant ivory.
Lavas from the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, where three tectonic plates are spreading apart, have given scientists a new insight into how ocean basins form. "Afar is the best example we currently have of advanced continental rifting – where flowing magma is forcing its way upwards causing the continents to break apart." explains Lamont postdoctoral researcher David Ferguson.
“There’s some connection between humans and elephants that would be a really sad thing to lose,” says Lamont-Doherty postdoctoral researcher Kevin Uno.
A new technique for dating elephant ivory, described in a study led by Lamont's Kevin Uno, could help crackdown on poaching of African elephants.
Fallout from long-ago Cold War explosions is now a forensic tool in the illegal ivory trade. The tool is described in a study led by Lamont's Kevin Uno in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Nuclear testing from the 1950s and 60s may have inadvertently led to a new way to curb ivory poaching. The new method is described in a new study led by Lamont-Doherty postdoctoral researcher Kevin Uno in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Over the next century, global warming will push the monsoon season in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico later in the year, resulting in the heaviest precipitation falling in September and October, rather than July and August, according to a study led by Lamont-Doherty scientist Ben Cook.
Today's heavy rains and flooding in the Northeastern U.S. are a reminder of where this region's climate is headed: toward a wetter future. Tree-ring evidence collected by Lamont-Doherty scientist Neil Pederson discussed.
Former Lamont-Doherty director Peter Eisenberger has developed a technology to draw carbon dioxide out of the air and potentially use the captured greenhouse gas for other purposes. Earth Institute scientist Klaus Lackner also cited.
A magnitude 2.1 earthquake struck Rockaway Township, N.J. just before noon, according to a regional seismic network operated by Lamont-Doherty.
“It’s a race against time,” said Klaus Jacob, a research scientist at Lamont-Doherty and member of the City’s Panel on Climate Change that came up with the data underlying Mayor Bloomberg's report. “It’s a race of good will against lethargy and complacency. The mayor is certainly gung-ho for this but we have to see what happens after his term is over.”
A international team of scientists has sequenced the genomes for 14 strains of a ubiquitous algae, paving the way for potential breakthroughs in everything from dentistry to orthopedics to control of carbon dioside. “It’s still very rare to have a whole genome sequence for any marine phytoplankton,” said study co-author Sonya Dyhrman, a professor of microbial oceanography at Lamont-Doherty.
The first comprehensive survey of all Antarctic ice shelves by researchers at NASA and Lamont-Doherty have found that it is actually a warmer ocean — and not icebergs — that is responsible for the loss of ice-shelf mass that other ongoing research is documenting.
A new study in Science co-authored by Lamont-Doherty scientist Stan Jacobs finds that East Antarctic ice shelves are also losing mass, which can accelerate the flow of continental ice to the sea, contributing to sea-level rise.
A warmer climate leads to drier soils, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Richard Seager, raising the chances that a devastating Dust Bowl-like drought could happen again.
Klaus Jacob, a member of New York City's Panel on Climate Change and a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty, says the city needs to plan for as much as six feet of sea level rise by 2100.