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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

// 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.

Scientists Call for Early Warning System for Sudden Climate Change Impacts - Climate Wire

Featured News - Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:00
Though average temperatures may slowly creep higher over the coming century, changes in some places may come faster than societies can adapt. Lamont's Jerry McManus comments on a new National Research Council Report.

New Wall Calendar Humanizes Science - LiveScience

Featured News - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:00
"We really wanted to push the climate models pun and have them modeling," said Lamont's Rebecca Fowler. "We just felt like that would be a more effective means of communication, and they were all happy to do it."

Could Weakening Winds Threaten Pacific Northwest's Water? - Climate Wire

Featured News - Mon, 12/02/2013 - 12:00
A new study in Science attributes declines in mountain stream flow in the Pacific Northwest to a slowing of the westerly winds but Lamont's Richard Seager says the decline might also be due to greater evaporation.

Ways We Can Maintain Water's Integrity - Poughkeepsie Journal

Featured News - Sat, 11/30/2013 - 12:00
Lamont-Doherty's permeable paving, which absorbs rainwater where it falls, cited.

Generation Toxic - OnEarth Magazine

Featured News - Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:00
The author measures her exposure to black carbon using a portable air-monitoring device developed by Lamont-Doherty environmental geochemist Steven Chillrud.

Bloomberg's Legacy: Climate Change and NYC's Future - Inside Climate News

Featured News - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:00
"I was realistic enough not to have unrealistic expectations," said Lamont's Klaus Jacob, the geophysicist who served on the city's climate panel and saw his own home flooded by Sandy. "Engineered measures such as sea walls, berms, levees, and raising of structures ... take many years if not decades to finance and implement."

Reimagining New York - PBS Nova

Featured News - Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:00
What will New York City be like 400 years from now? That's the city we should plan for Lamont's Klaus Jacobs tells PBS Nova.
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