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Drones in a Cold Climate - Eos

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:00
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.

California's Crop-Sustaining Kern River at Lowest in 2,000 Years - Bakersfield Californian

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:00
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.

January El Niño Update: It’s Got a Lot Going On - NOAA

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:41
Lamont's Adam Sobel discusses connections between the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and this year's El Nino.

'Internet on the Seafloor' Helps Scientists Find Underwater Volcanic Eruptions - Business Insider

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 14:02
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.

Monster Tsunami May Have Created Madagascar's Giant Sand Dunes - Live Science

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:00
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.

The 40,000-Mile Volcano - New York Times

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 09:20
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.

Aerosols, Land-Use Changes and the Weakening Monsoon - The Hindu

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:00
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.

How El Niño Is Impacting California’s Wine Industry - Vox Media

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:00
Lamont's Kyle Frischkorn and Logan Brenner write about the impact of El Niño's rains on California's vintages.

North Korea Blast: Seismic Signals for Hydrogen Should Be Bigger - CNBC

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:00
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.

How Scientists Know the North Korea Blast Probably Wasn't an H-Bomb - Bloomberg

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:00
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.

Arctic Outbreak Barreling Toward U.S. May Be Storm Frank's Revenge - Mashable

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 12:00
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.

Earthquake Shakes Parts of New Jersey & New York - Journal News

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 12:00
A 2.1 earthquake struck northern New Jersey early Saturday. Lamont-Doherty's Leonardo Seeber spoke with the Journal News about it.

Above-Freezing North Pole Caps Year of Arctic Extremes - VOA

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:00
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.

Arsenic Contaminates India's Drinking Water - Scientific American

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 09:37
In this video, Lamont-Doherty's Lex van Geen discusses how agriculture and irrigation are changing underground water flows, rerouting them through contaminated ground.

Why the Freakishly Warm December? - CNN

Fri, 12/25/2015 - 12:00
Every weather event, this one included, has multiple factors that conspire to make it what it is, writes Lamont-Doherty's Adam Sobel.

The Far North Is Melting. Will We Ever Bring It Back? - National Geographic

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 12:00
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.

Massive Landslide Detected in Alaska - ABC News

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 15:00
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.

Scientists Debate Evidence of Ancient Megatsunami - National Geographic

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 13:27
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.

The Best of Climate Science and Humanity Come Together at AGU - Guardian

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 15:00
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.

Climate Change Education With New Card Game - Live Science

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 12:00
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.