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Climate Change: The case of the Missing Heat - Nature News

Featured News - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:00
Lamont climate scientist Mark Cane discusses why global warming appears to have stalled since 1998.

USGS Says It May Learn Cause of Texas Quakes within Months - Energy Wire

Featured News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:00
The U.S. Geological Survey may know within two months whether the earthquakes around Azle, Texas, can be linked to natural gas drilling activity. Research by Lamont's Won-Young Kim and John Armbruster on induced earthquakes in Ohio discussed.

Record Cold Doesn't Disprove Global Warming - CNN

Featured News - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:51
Global warming is as real and serious as ever, writes Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel in this op-ed, it's just exceedingly gradual compared with the dramatic temperature swings that are still part of living in midlatitudes in winter.

Award Hails Efforts to Protect Endangered Geoscience Data - Eos

Featured News - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00
Commentary from Kerstin Lehnert, who heads the Integrated Earth Data Systems facility based at Lamont, and seismologist Paul Richards.

Scientists Model More Than Climate In 2014 Calendar - Weather Channel

Featured News - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:35
A group of scientists from Columbia University model more than just Earth's climate in an all-new calendar for 2014, with each month devoted to the issues around climate change that they study.

Climate Scientists Pose for Pinup Calendar - Scientific American

Featured News - Thu, 12/26/2013 - 12:00
Columbia University showcases the planet's hottest" climate science and the people behind it.

Hope in Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan - The National

Featured News - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 12:00
"Haiyan is precisely the kind of storm that we expect to become more frequent due to climate change,” Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel tells the Abu Dhabi paper, The National.

Climate Experts Turn up the Heat in 2014 Calendar - (Rockland, N.Y.) Journal News

Featured News - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 10:29
Climate scientists at Lamont-Doherty Eare featured in a 2014 Climate Models calendar, modeling in the traditional sense to highlight their climate modeling.

Halley's Comet May Be Linked to Famine 1,500 Years Ago - LiveScience

Featured News - Wed, 12/18/2013 - 09:03
A piece of Halley's comet may have intercepted Earth's orbit in A.D. 536, cooling the planet with the dust it blasted into the atmosphere, says new research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Dallas Abbott.

Supervolcano Bigger Than Previously Thought - NPR The Takeaway

Featured News - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:59
A new study indicates that the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park is far larger than scientists previously believed. Lamont-Doherty postdoctoral researcher David Ferguson explains what the findings mean.

BBC News - Data to Expose Sleeping Ice Giant

Featured News - Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:05
Lamont-Doherty scientist Robin Bell will lead a U.S. team of researchers in mapping one of the least explored regions of Antarctica - the East Antarctic Ice Sheet's Recovery Catchment.

'Butterflies of the Sea' Record Ocean Conditions - AGU Blogs

Featured News - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:58
Lamont-Doherty researcher Nina Keul's work to measure changing ocean chemistry by analyzing the shells of tiny marine creatures known as pteropods is discussed.

Is the West's Dry Spell Really a Megadrought? - Climate Central

Featured News - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:47
The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the past 13 years could be a multi-decade dry spell, says Lamont-Doherty scientist Edward Cook.

Explore the Arctic Ocean With ‘IceTracker’

pfirman icetrackerThis week, we are launching a test of “IceTracker”—a tool that allows users to see the trajectories of Arctic sea ice forward or backward from any day between 1981 and 2012, as well as sea-ice speed, air temperature, water depth and the age of the sea ice.

AGU 2013: Social Science Perspectives on Natural Hazards

//www.flickr.com/photos/tree_trunks/Learn about improving communication of and planning for natural hazards from a social science perspective at AGU2013.

The R/V Marcus G. Langseth: Ocean Explorer

R/V Marcus G. LangsethThe Marcus G. Langseth, a research vessel operated by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, traverses the world’s oceans conducting marine seismic studies that contribute to new understanding of Earth systems. The ship typically spends half the year or more on research expeditions led by Lamont-Doherty scientists and colleagues from other research institutes. Mentions of cruises may conjure up [...]

AGU 2013: Key Events From the Earth Institute

dsc_0040 BangladeshScientists from Columbia University’s Earth Institute will present important research results and special events at the Dec. 9-13 San Francisco meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists. Here is a guide in rough chronological order.

IRI@AGU: Schedule of Events + Q&As

IRIatAGUFour scientists and one PhD student from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society are attending the 2013 American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting. Below are links to Q&As with each of the presenters and the schedule of their posters and presentations.

Shaking in Texas Makes Officials Worry about Injection from Drilling - Energy Wire

Featured News - Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:00
Work by Lamont-Doherty seismologists in 2012 that linked earthquakes in Ohio to underground wastewater injection wells cited.

From Computer Models to Calendar Models, These Climate Scientists Are Workin' It - Tree Hugger

Featured News - Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:00
Climate models! A bad pun becomes bright new way to talk about climate change.
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