Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 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.
Monday, April 23, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Biology and Paleo Environment Division Spring Seminar Series presents Trevor Porter, Assistant Professor, Geograpy, University of Toronto, Mississauga,
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W. 115 St., New York, NY 10025 Rennert Hall
The Integrative Capstone Workshop serves as the culminating educational experience for students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. Students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client. This semester, students have undertaken the following projects: Westport Climate Action Plan Client: Westport Green Task Force Trash Talks: Defining the Next Generation of Sustainable Sanitation Services for Union Square Partnership and the Public Realm Client: Union Square Partnership Bringing Electric Vehicles, EV Ride Sharing & Community Solar to Target senior citizen and low-income Populations in Westchester County, New York Client: Sustainable Westchester Protect Giant Manta Rays by Enhancing Planeta Océano’s Community-Based Marine Conservation and Ecotourism/Voluntourism Alternative Livelihoods Program Client: Planeta Océano Coordinating Off-grid Infrastructure for Resilience in Mexico City Client: Ashoka Mexico Please bring your ID and arrive by no later than 6:10 p.m. so as not to disrupt the presentations.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monell Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Room 205
The Earth Institute's International Research Institute for Climate and Society presents a seminar by V. Balaji, head of the Modeling Systems Group at Princeton University's Cooperative Institute on Climate Sciences. Conventional computational hardware has reached some physical limits: the phenomenon known as 'Dennard scaling' gave rise to Moore's Law, and many cycles of exponential growth in computing capacity. The consequence is that we now anticipate a computing future of increased concurrency and slower arithmetic. Earth system models, which are weak-scaling and memory-bandwidth-bound, face a particular challenge given their complexity in physical-chemical-biological space, to which mapping single algorithms or approaches is not possible. A particular aspect of such 'multi-scale multi-physics' models that is under-appreciated is that they are built using a combination of local process-level and global system-level observational constraints, for which the calibration process itself remains a substantial computational challenge. In this talk, we examine approaches to Earth system modeling in the post-Dennard era. The possibilities include following the industry trend toward machine learning and build models that learn; stochastic methods and emulators for fast exploration of uncertainty; using fewer bits of precision, among others. The talk will present ideas and challenges and the future of Earth system models as we prepare for a post-Dennard future.
Friday, April 27, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Ocean and Climate Physics Division Spring Seminar Series presents Gijs De Cort, Belgian American Educational Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Smerdon PaleoDynamics Lab, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Friday, April 27, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Rachel Ignotofsky RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is an illustrator and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art's graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as Babble, The Huffington Post, Scientific American, and Buzzfeed. She is the author of Women in Science and Women in Sports.
Monday, April 30, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Biology and Paleo Environment Division Spring Seminar Series presents Erika Wise, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Head, Climate and Tree Ring Environmental Science (C-TRĒS) Research Group.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Satow Room
The Earth Institute's Office of Academic and Research Programs, Columbia College and the School of General Studies present the Spring 2018 final Workshop Briefings for the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development.
Friday, May 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Ocean and Climate Physics Division Spring Seminar Series presents Clara Deser, Senior Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research|National Center for Atmospheric Research, UCAR|NCAR.
Friday, May 4, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Biology and Paleo Environment Division Spring Seminar Series presents T. Michael O'Connor, Research Associate, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University.
Friday, May 4, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
Jacquelyn Gill Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology Climate Change Institute The University of Maine https://climatechange.umaine.edu/people/profile/jacquelyn_gill
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.
Monday, May 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Biology and Paleo Environment Division Spring Seminar Series presents Adriane Lam, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Friday, May 11, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Ocean and Climate Physics Division Spring Seminar Series presents Sonali Shukla McDermid, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, New York University.
Friday, May 11, 2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
David Biello Science Curator, TED Conferences https://ideas.ted.com/author/dbiello/ David Biello is an award-winning journalist writing most often about the environment and energy. His book "The Unnatural World" published November 2016, it's about whether the planet has entered a new geologic age as a result of people's impacts and, if so, what we should do about this Anthropocene. He also hosts documentaries, such as "Beyond the Light Switch" and the forthcoming "The Ethanol Effect" for PBS. He is the science curator for TED.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, May 17, 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.
Friday, May 18, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Comer Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Ocean and Climate Physics Division Spring Seminar Series presents James Kossin, Atmospheric Research Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, June 21, 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.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, July 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.
Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, August 16, 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.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.