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Lamont-Doherty scientist Jason Smerdon weighs in on megadroughts and projections for the future under climate change.
A fortuitous shift in weather patterns fueled the Mongol Empire's explosive growth 800 years ago. Today, a less favorable change is underway, as work by Lamont-Doherty researchers shows.
Working with researchers, doctors, and immunologists from several organizations, including Lamont-Doherty, the designers are studying the relationship between pathogens in the indoor environment and biodiversity to try to bring fresh outdoor air in.
To Grasp What We're Doing to the Planet, You Need to Understand this Gigantic Measurement - Washington Post
Measuring ice loss in gigatons. Includes glacial earthquake research by Lamont-Doherty's Meredith Nettles.
Lamont-Doherty scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles offers a new explanation for Greenland’s glacial earthquakes, which have become increasingly frequent in recent years.
Lamont-Doherty's Christine McCarthy discusses some of the ways scientists study what is inside the Earth.
The stunning science behind why Greenland is having so many earthquakes. Features research by Meredith Nettles.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles explains how glacial earthquakes happen and how that knowledge could be used to monitor glacier changes in Greenland and Antarctica.
Lamont-Doherty's Robin Bell and other scientists describe how rapid changes at Earth’s poles could impact every region of the globe.
Features an audio interview with Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel.
Discusses research by Wade McGillis.
"We are going into unprecedented territory," said Michela Biasutti, an associate research professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Interview with EI researcher Darby Jack and Lamont-Doherty geochemist Steve Chillrud on new air-quality research cosponsored by WNYC.
Almost 20 years ago, NASA researchers began developing the Messenger probe, which would photograph the entire surface of Mercury. Lamont-Doherty Director Sean Solomon discusses the mission he led.
Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation for NBC News.
Fog and clouds play a vital role in keeping coastal temperatures down. But that benefit could be disappearing. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains.
In a new study, Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen assesses how much carbon is taken up by the Earth’s crust during hydrothermal processes at or near mid-ocean ridges, and how much carbon is released into the atmosphere through volcanic degassing and diffuse venting.
"It's the least known piece of ocean floor on our planet," says Robin Bell, a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Frank Nitsche, of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leads expeditions to map the seafloor, from the Hudson River to the ocean around Antarctica. "We have better maps of the moon and Mars than we have of the seafloor," he said.