Marine scientists are now aboard the research ship Atlantis to study the East Pacific Rise, an actively volcanic undersea mountain range some 500 miles off Mexico and thousands of feet underwater. Some will descend in the submersible Alvin. Oceanographer Tim Crone of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is on the team. Follow his reports here.
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Climate change has weakened the ice sheets of western Antarctica. Scientists from Lamont-Doherty are flying over the region on a NASA-led mission called Ice Bridge to understand what's happening on and below the ice. What they find may help predict future sea level rise.