Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Friday, September 22, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
John W. Valley Charles R. Van Hise Professor Department of Geoscience University of Wisconsin-Madison http://geoscience.wisc.edu/geoscience/people/faculty/john-valley/
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 Conference Room A
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Learn more about the program's curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this online information session. Speaker: Art Lerner-Lam, Director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Science program and Deputy Director of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Mudd Hall, 500 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027 214
Clara Orbe Johns Hopkins University/GESTAR, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center “Large-Scale Tropospheric Transport: Constraints from Models and Observations” The transport of chemicals is a major uncertainty in the modeling of tropospheric composition. A natural way to quantify tropospheric transport is in terms of the distribution of transit times from the Northern Hemisphere (NH) midlatitude surface, where various greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances are emitted. Here, we show that the transit-time distribution (TTD), as simulated by the NASA Global Modeling Initiative Chemistry Transport Model is characterized by mean transit times or “mean ages” that are significantly larger than their corresponding modal transit times. Idealized loss and mean age tracers are then used to constrain different TTD timescales both from observations (e.g. sulfur hexafluoride and chlorofluorocarbons) and from a broad range of models participating in the Chemistry Climate Modeling Initiative. A comparison of simulations using the Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry Climate Model and the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model, wherein the large-scale flow is constrained to MERRA meteorology, reveals large (30%) differences in interhemispheric transport that are related to large differences in convection over the oceans. Our results indicate that more attention needs to focus on convective parameterizations in models and the methods by which they are applied in simulations using analyzed winds. Host: Antara Banerjee
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 104
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law presents the third David Sive Memorial Lecture on Environmental Law: "The Present and Future of EPA," a presentation by Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2013-2017. 6:15pm: Wine and cheese reception 7:00pm: Lecture and Q&A session This event is co-sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and The Earth Institute, Columbia University. This program is supported by the David Sive Memorial Fund, which is generously supported by Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C.
Friday, September 29, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Elfatih A. B. Eltahir Breene M. Kerr Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology https://cee.mit.edu/people_individual/elfatih-a-b-eltahir/
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Learn more about the program's curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this online information session.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth's systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people; the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information; the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy; and the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication. During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master's program, will discuss these options and will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Mudd Hall, 500 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027 214
Prof. Edmund Chang, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University "Extratropical Cyclones and Weather Extremes" Extratropical (or mid-latitude) cyclones generate most of the high-impact weather in the mid-latitudes. In this talk, I will discuss how the variations in extratropical cyclone activity modulate weather extremes, and how the projected changes in these cyclones may impact the occurrence of these extremes. In addition, the projected change in extreme cyclones in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will be compared and contrasted. Host: Ding Ma <dm3277@columbia.edu>
Friday, October 6, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Marine A. Denolle Assistant Professor Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Harvard University https://eps.harvard.edu/people/marine-denolle
Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) presents the annual Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries. Further event information will be posted on the Open House website as it becomes available: http://openhouse.ldeo.columbia.edu/ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a core component of the Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Monday, October 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online
The Earth Institute and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) present an online information session on the M.A. in Climate and Society. The M.A. Program in Climate and Society is a 12-month interdisciplinary Master of Arts program that trains professionals and academics to understand and cope with the impacts of climate variability and climate change on society and the environment. During the online information session perspective students will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions. Call in details will be provided to those who RSVP.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth's systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people; the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information; the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy; and the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication. During this information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master's program, will discuss these options and will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Learn more about the program's curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this online information session. Speaker: Art Lerner-Lam, Director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Science program and Deputy Director of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Friday, October 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Satow Room
Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion of the IEA Renewable Energy Market Report 2017 with Heymi Bahar, Renewable Energy Markets Analyst at the International Energy Agency and Project Manager of the Report. Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow will moderate the discussion following Mr. Bahar's presentation. This report examines how renewable energy in the power, heat and transportation sectors will evolve over 2017-22 in the context of global decarbonization goals. It explores recent renewable deployment, policy, market and cost trends across different regions and countries, particularly as costs for wind and solar PV continue to fall. This year’s report includes additional analysis on renewable consumption of electricity vehicles and off-grid solar PV segment. The Renewable Energy Market Report 2017 also assesses the potential impact of enhanced policy action for the electricity and transport sector under its accelerated case, which would position the world firmly on a path to a more sustainable and secure energy system. Registration is required. Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch. A podcast of this event will be available ~5 days after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann (jas2453@sipa.columbia.edu) For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu
Friday, October 13, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Randall Martin Professor Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science,Department of Chemistry Dalhousie University https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/chemistry/faculty-staff/our-faculty/randall-martin.html
Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
This Earth2Class workshop will feature Lamont researchers exploring past, present, and future interactions between the oceans and atmosphere with regard to carbon dioxide, a driving force behind Ice Ages and global warming. Free to members of the Columbia University Community.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online
Harnessing the expertise of the Earth Institute's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a world leader in earth sciences, Columbia University's Master of Science in Sustainability Science develops the skills of full-time and aspiring sustainability professionals in Earth systems observation, analysis, projection, and environmental remediation. The program focuses on the scientific methods and tools that can be used to observe, monitor, and respond to environmental impacts, enabling a practical application of science to address the critical sustainability issues of our time. Learn more about the program's curriculum, faculty, experience, and outcomes during this online information session.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Monday, October 23, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
The Earth Institute and Columbia University's School of Professional Studies co-sponsor four programs in sustainability: the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, which emphasizes sustainability that prioritizes the protection of Earth's systems and resources as well as the spread of social and economic opportunities for all people; the Certification in Sustainability Analytics, which provides the technical and quantitative skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information; the Certification in Sustainable Water Management, which focuses on water issues at the nexus of natural science, social science, and public policy; and the Certification in Sustainable Finance, which combines training in sustainability and financial management through the concepts of sustainability economics, investment, accounting, risk management, and communication. During this online information session, Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia and Director of the Sustainability Management master's program, will discuss these options and will be joined by program administrators and admissions representatives.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Rotunda
Sustainable living is a way of life that sees material consumption as a means rather than as an end, and attempts to use as few resources as possible to reduce carbon footprint and environmental damage. Consumption patterns are changing, and the sustainable lifestyle is playing a key role in the movement toward a sustainable economy. This panel will provide a broad discussion of the sustainable lifestyle, and look specifically at the growth of the sharing economy to demonstrate the changes in the how we consume and use goods and services. Sharing has always been a part of urban life, but in the past few years, cities have seen a significant revival and acceleration in sharing activity and innovation. Around the world, people are now welcoming guests into spare rooms, sharing clothes and equipment, and paying for rides in cars of people they don’t know. This panel will look at how the sharing economy is starting to change our cities, from innovative technologies and business models to redefined concepts of equity and safety. The event will look at how the sharing economy can lead to more sustainable consumption while remaining compatible with continued economic growth. Panelists will also discuss some of the policy and regulatory challenges facing these new types of companies, and will look at the future of the sharing economy in today’s cities. Moderator: Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute Panelists include: • William Eimicke, Director, Picker Center for Executive Education and Professor of Practice, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) • Sarah Flint Stender, Quality Assurance and Sustainability Manager, Rent the Runway • Jason Post, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Uber This event is free and open to the public. The panel will be followed by a reception with food and drink.
Friday, November 10, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Laure Zanna Associate Professor Department of Physics The University of Oxford https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/zanna
Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Maureen Raymo (Bruce C Higgins Professor) will discuss the causes of climate change and actions that people can take to mitigate impacts. Nichole Anest (Curator) and staff members will share learning activities that utilize resources from the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository. Free to members of the Columbia University Community.
Friday, December 1, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Raymond S. Bradley University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences Director of the Climate System Research Center University of Massachusetts, Amherst https://www.geo.umass.edu/faculty/bradley/
Friday, December 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Eric M. Dunham Associate Professor Department of Geophysics Stanford University https://pangea.stanford.edu/~edunham/
Friday, December 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Eric M. Durham Associate Professor Department of Geophysics Stanford University https://pangea.stanford.edu/~edunham/
Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Ajit Subramaniam will share results of research into the impacts that nutrients in the world's great rivers, such as the Amazon and Mekong, have on ocean plankton. Free to members of the Columbia University Community
Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Alexey Kaplain shares research results investigating ocean dynamics and the El Nino Southern Oscillation, especially impacts on global climates.
Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
The Maurice Ewing Research Professor, Dr. Taro Takahashi, will discuss recent investigations into the global carbon cycle and identify some of the challenges facing the next generations.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Chris Zappa will describe research discoveries achieved by the Observatory for Air-Sea Interaction Studies (OASIS). Exploration of the ocean-atmosphere boundary layers provides new insights into such fields as sea-air carbon dioxide exchange, wave dynamics, non-satellite remote sensing, and boundary-layer processes.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The briefing, delivered by the IRI's Chief Climate Forecaster Tony Barnston, explains the upcoming IRI ENSO forecast and seasonal climate (precipitation, temperature) forecast. Tony will also discuss the implications of the forecast on society around the globe, and the probabilities and skills of the current forecast.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seismology Seminar Room
Dr. Dallas Abbott shares results of recent research studies she and colleagues have been conducting into a variety of environmental problems identified in the Hudson River.