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Seafloor Eruptions Triggered by Tides, Ice Ages - National Geographic News

Featured News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 12:00
Even small changes in sea levels-which affect the weight sitting on top of volcanoes-are enough to influence underwater eruptions, says a new study.

Secrets in the Ice - Nautilus

Featured News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:13
Quotes glaciologist Tim Creyts of LDEO on the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains.

Investigate Fortitude: Plague Under the Ice - Pivot

Featured News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:00
Video with Lamont scientist Bob Newton comments on science behind the TV drama.

De Blasio Plans Affordable Housing in Areas Swamped by Hurricane Sandy - InsideClimate News

Featured News - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00
Klaus Jacob, a geophysicist at Columbia University who studies climate change's impact on infrastructure, said the move is risky and short-sighted.

Recurring Meteor Shower On Mercury? NASA’s MESSENGER Suggests So - Planetsave

Featured News - Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont director Sean Solomon.

Arsenic Present in Private Wells Threatens People in Many U.S. States - Medical News

Featured News - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:00
Article on study led by Lamont adjunct Yan Zheng.

Earthquakes Rattling Glaciers, Boosting Sea Level Rise - GlacierHub

Featured News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00
Quotes research conducted by Dr. Meredith Nettles.

Snow-show: Weather forecasting still an inexact science - The Journal News

Featured News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00
"It really wasn't a bad forecast, in the big picture," said Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades.

Hurricane Sandy & Climate Change: redOrbit interviews author Adam Sobel - Red Orbit

Featured News - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00
RedOrbit sits down with Columbia professor and author Adam Sobel to discuss Hurricane Sandy and the future impact of climate change on storms.

Birth of a Desert

Geopoetry - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:47

 

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About 10 thousand years ago, North Africa’s Sahara Desert was a wide, green landscape. (photo credit: apdesign)

 

North Africa once was quite green,

From ancient lakes, clues we can glean:

Earth’s orbit has changed,

And rains rearranged …

Creating a vast, desert scene.

 

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Further reading:

End of the African Humid Period, News & Views by Peter deMenocal (2015) Nature Geoscience

The time-transgressive termination of the African Humid Period, Shanahan et al. (2015) Nature Geoscience

This is one in a series of poems written 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.

La Nina Extreme Weather Pattern May Double by Century's End - Scientific America

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont scientist Park Williams

Vapor Pressure Deficit Lurking in Our Woods - High Country News

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Article on work by Lamont scientist Park Williams

Oklahoma Worries Over Earthquakes’ Connection to Oil and Gas Industry - Washington Post

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Quotes Lamont scientist John Armbruster.

Farewell to fish? - The Times of India

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:00
Discusses study by Lamont scientists Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes

La Niñas on the rise in climate change double whammy - New Scientist

Featured News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:02
"It looks like most of their extreme La Niñas are the ocean sloshing back after extreme El Niños," says Mark Cane from LDEO.

Snowstorm's Forecast Was Mostly Right, Even if It Felt Wrong in New York - New York Times

Featured News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:00
"In the big picture, this was not a bad forecast," said Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientist at Columbia University, who agreed that the meteorologists were not too far off.

Pennsylvania Quake Could Have Been Caused By Quarry - Philadelphia Inquirer

Featured News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:00
Features Lamont seismologist Leonardo Seeber.

A Blizzard Is Coming - WNYC Brian Lehrer

Featured News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:00
Interview with Lamont scientist Adam Sobel.

When the Atmosphere 'Goes Bananas,' Wildfires Do Too - High Country News

Featured News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:46
Lamont's Park Williams explains how an atmospheric parameter known as vapor pressure deficit is helping to kill off trees in the American Southwest.
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