“If we lose a year of observations, they are gone forever,” said Lamont's Hugh Ducklow, a biological oceanographer who is working on a 20-year-old project to monitor the ecosystem near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
A lost field season in Antarctica due to the government shutdown will mean that ice changes over the last year go unmeasured, says Lamont's Robin Bell.
"My fear is that the government will stay closed so long that all weather windows will close," said Lamont's Robin Bell, "and that the Antarctic science wouldn't happen this year."
Most scientists are in agreement that the 2010 BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana released 4.2 million barrels of oil--not the 2.4 million barrels BP has claimed, says Lamont's Timothy Crone.
Second in a two-part profile of Lamont scientist Wallace Broecker.
Lamont's Robin Bell comments on the potential evacuation of US research stations in Antarctica where IceBridge is now based.
The partial government shutdown is just a few days old, but scientific and medical researchers say the closure has already badly disrupted their work. Lamont's deputy director Arthur Lerner-Lam comments.
Lamont's Paul Olsen will drill for rocks in Arizona's Petrified Forest to learn more about the period leading up to the mass extinctions at the end of the Triassic 201 million years ago.
Methane gas and water released during Pakistan's magnitude 7.7 earthquake last week forced up sediment from the bottom of the Arabian Sea creating a temporary island, said Lamont's Michael Steckler.
Lamont's David Goldberg discusses the potential for Newark Basin rock to be used for storing away carbon dioxide underground.
Video journalists follow Lamont-Doherty scientists Leonardo Seeber and Michael Steckler, and graduate student Eleanor Ferguson, to Bangladesh where the scientists are working to understand the region's tectonics and vulnerability to earthquakes.
A new study by Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam suggests how understanding past hemispheric heat differences may help us adapt in the future.
First in a two-part profile of Lamont science Wallace Broecker.
Lamont director and planetary scientist Sean Solomon comments on the idea that Earth's moon came from Venus.
Drought prediction remains unreliable because we still don't fully understand the mechanisms underlying ENSO or other long-term natural variations that affect weather, says Lamont's Richard Seager.
Lamont researchers David Goldberg, Dennis Kent and Paul Olsen are overseeing the deep drilling into rock that underlies the New York City area to see if they could be used for storing carbon dioxide.
Coverage of study in PNAS by Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam.
Lamont seismologist John Armbruster explains how a mud volcano likely created the island that suddenly appeared after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck western Pakistan on Tuesday.
Cores of rock pulled from under the Lamont-Doherty campus are providing a glimpse into a geological formation known as the Newark Basin. The scientists want to know whether the formation — or similar ones elsewhere — could be used to store carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other industrial sources.
In a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam find a worrying similarity between the modern climate and one that existed 15,000 years ago, when Earth was emerging from the last ice age.