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Study Reveals What Happens During a 'Glacial Earthquake' - NPR

Featured News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty scientist Meredith Nettles explains how glacial earthquakes happen and how that knowledge could be used to monitor glacier changes in Greenland and Antarctica.

Climate Change and Geopolitical Pressures Threaten Antarctica - AAAS

Featured News - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Robin Bell and other scientists describe how rapid changes at Earth’s poles could impact every region of the globe.

Adam Sobel on the Madden-Julian Oscillation - Academic Minute

Featured News - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:00
Features an audio interview with Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel.

Study: Green space around schools may boost mental abilities - Associated Press

Featured News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:00
Discusses research by Wade McGillis.

Pope's warning on climate change stirs controversy -

Featured News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:00
"We are going into unprecedented territory," said Michela Biasutti, an associate research professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Biking and Breathing - The Brian Lehrer Show - WNYC

Featured News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:00
Interview with EI researcher Darby Jack and Lamont-Doherty geochemist Steve Chillrud on new air-quality research cosponsored by WNYC.

“Faux pause”

Geopoetry - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:30
 Maintenance workers on an ocean buoy, NOAA.

The global ocean buoy network has been expanding in recent years. Accounting for small, consistent offsets between temperatures measured by buoys and by ships reveals a greater global warming trend than previously calculated for the past 15 years. Image: Maintenance workers on an ocean buoy, NOAA.


New data support the conclusion

The “hiatus” was mostly illusion.

They say that the keys

Are the poles and the seas …

The next job: reduce the confusion.



Further reading:

Global warming “hiatus” never happened, study says, Wendel (2015) EOS

Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatus, Karl et al. (2015) Science

This is one in a series of posts by Katherine Allen, a researcher in geochemistry and paleoclimate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University.

The True Face of Mercury - BBC

Featured News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:00
Almost 20 years ago, NASA researchers began developing the Messenger probe, which would photograph the entire surface of Mercury. Lamont-Doherty Director Sean Solomon discusses the mission he led.

How Does Oil Form? - NBC News

Featured News - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation for NBC News.

California's Vanishing Clouds Could Intensify Drought - KQED

Featured News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:00
Fog and clouds play a vital role in keeping coastal temperatures down. But that benefit could be disappearing. Lamont-Doherty's Park Williams explains.

New Estimates of the Deep Carbon Cycle - Deep Carbon Observatory

Featured News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:00
In a new study, Lamont-Doherty's Peter Kelemen assesses how much carbon is taken up by the Earth’s crust during hydrothermal processes at or near mid-ocean ridges, and how much carbon is released into the atmosphere through volcanic degassing and diffuse venting.

Polar Scientists to Peer Beneath Largest Ice Shelf - Science Magazine (subscription)

Featured News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:00
"It's the least known piece of ocean floor on our planet," says Robin Bell, a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

New Yorkers Set Sail on the 'Mystic Whaler' Schooner - Live Science

Featured News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:00
Frank Nitsche, of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leads expeditions to map the seafloor, from the Hudson River to the ocean around Antarctica. "We have better maps of the moon and Mars than we have of the seafloor," he said.

The Upper Crust in a Tectonic Plate Collision - New York Times

Featured News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Colin P. Stark, an associate research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Trees and Megadroughts - WAMC Academic Minute

Featured News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:51
Audio essay by Lamont scientist A. Park Williams.

LDEO's H. James Simpson, A Pioneer on PCBs in the Hudson - Nyack News and Views

Featured News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:00
Obituary of Lamont scientist Jim Simpson.

Treks to the North Pole Might Be a Thing of the Past - VICE News

Featured News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:00
Features Bob Newton and Stephanie Pfirman of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Ancient dry spells offer clues about the future of drought - Bio-medicine

Featured News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:00
Dorothy Peteet, a paleoclimatologist also affiliated with NASA GISS and Columbia University, has uncovered evidence that shows far more severe droughts have occurred in the Northeast.

Stone tool discovery pushes back dawn of culture by 700,000 years - Guardian

Featured News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00
Features research done by Lamont-Doherty researcher Chris Lepre.

Scientists find world's oldest stone tools - CBS News

Featured News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:00
Features research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Chris Lepre.



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