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As climate change reshapes the Earth's polar regions, scientists turn to drone-mounted cameras to measure sea ice. Lamont-Doherty's Frank Nitsche and colleagues explain the challenges of flying drones near Antarctica. It's tougher than it looks.
Although there have been longer droughts, the 2015 water year represents the driest in the last 2,015 years, and the 2012–2015 drought represents the driest four-year period, according to a study involving tree ring research from Lamont's Ed Cook.
Lamont's Adam Sobel discusses connections between the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and this year's El Nino.
The system of sensors will allow scientists to study how the Earth continually sculpts itself. Lamont's Maya Tolstoy, who studies underwater volcanoes, describes its value to science.
Sometime in the past 8,000 years, a meteor may have hit the Indian Ocean, triggering a monster tsunami that struck Africa, new research from Lamont's Dallas Abbott suggests.
Scientists have inaugurated a major new effort to study the volcanic structures at mid-ocean ridges. Off the West Coast, they have wired up a highly active ridge with hundreds of sensors and cameras. Lamont's Maya Tolstoy discusses the project and what scientists are learning about seafloor volcanism.
The South Asian Monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s with an increased incidence of extreme rainfall events. The Hindu talks with Lamont's Deepti Singh about the causes.
Lamont's Kyle Frischkorn and Logan Brenner write about the impact of El Niño's rains on California's vintages.
The North Korean government announced a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, but some seismologists question the size of the blast. CNBC speaks with Lamont's Paul Richards and Won-Young Kim, director of the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
An actual hydrogen bomb has a seismic signature similar to an atomic weapon's, but its explosive yield is much larger, the report says. Bloomberg speaks with Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim, director of the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
For most of the U.S., the weather through mid-January will be the polar opposite of what it was in December. To what do we owe this reversal of atmospheric fortune? Andrew Freedman talks to Lamont's Richard Seager and other scientists.
A 2.1 earthquake struck northern New Jersey early Saturday. Lamont-Doherty's Leonardo Seeber spoke with the Journal News about it.
While the average global temperature has risen 1 degree Celsius since pre-industrial times, the Arctic is up 3 degrees. "The Arctic is warming much faster than we thought it would. And it's warming even faster than most of our models predict it will,” said Lamont's Bob Newton.
In this video, Lamont-Doherty's Lex van Geen discusses how agriculture and irrigation are changing underground water flows, rerouting them through contaminated ground.
Every weather event, this one included, has multiple factors that conspire to make it what it is, writes Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel.
The basic message is that we will be able to bring the ice back as long as we bring the planet’s temperature down, says Lamont-Doherty oceanographer Stephanie Pfirman.
Lamont-Doherty seismologists Colin Stark and Goran Ekstrom have discovered a massive landslide in an uninhabited area of eastern Alaska that's the largest detected in North America since the 1980 collapse at Mount St. Helens.
Lamont geologist Dallas Abbott presents evidence suggesting that an enormous space rock, possibly an asteroid, smashed into the Indian Ocean about 10,000 years ago and created a megatsunami that washed over the east coast of Africa.
More than 20,000 scientists shared their research at the fall AGU conference. Among them, Richard Seager’s team estimated that global warming has intensified the California drought by about 20 percent.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Stephanie Pfirman helped to develop a game called EcoChains to teach children about our changing planet. She explains how it's played.