The first global digital-elevation model of Mercury reveals a striking landscape of basins and lava plains. Lamont Director Sean Solomon was principal investigator on the MESSENGER mission and discussed the data MESSENGER captured.
Slow-motion earthquakes or "slow-slip events" can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes. A new study involving Lamont's Spahr Webb examines a slow-slip event off New Zealand.
Marine geologist and paleoceanographer Maureen Raymo was among 84 scientists elected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to engineers and scientists in the United States.
In a coal state struggling with environmental regulations and a fiscal crisis, teaching climate science has hit a nerve. Climate Wire spoke with Lamont Special Research Scientist Kim Kastens.
Climate change dramatically upped the odds of severe coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, researchers say. Lamont's Adam Sobel discussed the findings with the Washington Post.