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In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dorothy Peteet of Columbia University reveals what the Hudson River has to say about the climate of the past.
Science on the iciest continent sometimes requires high-tech equipment. Other times, just an old time geology tool like a rock hammer will do. "Things that were done in the Appalachians 100 years ago are still needing to be done in Antarctica," said David Barbeau, a geologist at University of South Carolina and currently a visiting scientist at Lamont-Doherty.
During the last ice age, deep Arctic Ocean waters still flowed and flushed sediment out of the basin, a new study co-authored by Lamont's Sharon Hoffmann and Jerry McManus finds, showing that sea ice likely formed and melted like it does today.
Small earthquakes brought on by the Earth's tides could help scientists forecast the next large, destructive earthquake, said Lamont-Doherty geophysicist Maya Tolstoy at a public lecture in Manhattan.
Carbon-dioxide levels have increased every year, and earlier this month they reached the milestone of four hundred parts per million. "It feels like the inevitable march toward disaster," Lamont-Doherty scientist Maureen Raymo told the Times.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Richard Seager expresses doubt that record sea ice loss in the Arctic is responsible for unusually warm and unusually cold winters in parts of North America and Europe.
Rockland County could save 1 to 3 million gallons of water a day simply through better conservation methods, Lamont-Doherty researcher Stuart Braman has found.
Could past periods of warming, which melted back Earth's ice sheets, have triggered volcanic eruptions? Lamont postdoctoral researcher David Ferguson is analyzing rocks from Chile's volcanic rim to find out.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel comments on state of tornado prediction.
The type of tornado that hit Oklahoma could become more common as the atmosphere warms. Or maybe not. Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel comments on the state of tornado prediction.
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Ontario, Canada, was felt early Friday from upstate New York to the Vermont border and recorded on the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
David Ferguson, a volcanologist at Lamont-Doherty, discusses the possibility of humans stopping massive magma flows.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob discusses the difficult choices New York City must make to confront rising sea levels.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Jason Smerdon speaks with public radio host Kathleen Dunn about C02 surpassing the 400 parts per million mark.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Klaus Jacob explains what went wrong with New Jersey's transit preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
With construction of the new Tappan Zee bridge set to begin, Dorothy Peteet, a scientist at Lamont-Doherty, worries that restoration plans for the Piermont marshlands may be moving too quickly.
The last time the carbon dioxide level was this high was at least three million years ago, during an epoch called the Pliocene. “It feels like the inevitable march toward disaster,” said Maureen E. Raymo, a scientist at Lamont-Doherty.
The last time the planet was such a greenhouse, our ancestors were climbing down from the trees—and sea level was tens of feet higher. Lamont-Doherty scientist Maureen Raymo explains what the planet was like at this time.
Cites a 2012 study on past ocean acidification events led by Lamont-Doherty scientist Baerbel Hoenisch.
In an letter to the editor of the Times, Lamont-Doherty scientist Robert Newton argues for field research opportunities for high school students.