Projects and Initiatives

3D MCS investigation of the East Pacific Rise 9° 50’N

In summer 2008 we conducted the first multi-streamer Multi-Channel Seismic program of Lamont’s new national marine seismic facility, the R/V Langseth.

4D Technology

Our 4D seimic monitoring technique gives a volumetric 3D view of the drainage within each reservoir over time.

ADGRAV

PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell

The U.S. National Science Foundation has agreed to support the development of a next-generation gravity map of Antarctica (ADGRAV - Antarctic Digital Gravity Synthesis).

Location

United States
76° 35' 54.762" S, 14° 3' 45" E

AGAP: Exploring the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains in Antarctica during the International Polar Year

PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell

Scientists from several nations are working together to launch a flagship program to explore a major mountain range buried by a large continental ice sheet and bounded by numerous subglacial lakes.

Alaska/Aleutian megathrust project

Our project will focus on the subduction zone off southern Alaska, which produces large and destructive earthquakes.

Analysis of 9°50'N East Pacific Rise Seismicity: Insight into Hydrothermal and Magmatic Processes

OBS stuck in fresh lava flow in 2006.
PI(s): 
Maya Tolstoy
PI(s): 
Felix Waldhauser

This project is the continued analysis of seismic data collected on a 4x4 km array of ocean bottom seismometers (OBSs) deployed at the Ridge 2000 Integrated Study Site at 9°50'N on the East Pacific Ri

Location

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
United States

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Portal

The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Portal provides access to geoscience data, primarily marine, from the Antarctic region.

Location

United States
81° 20' 5.4384" S, 97° 12' 25.3116" W

Borehole Research Group

The Borehole Research Group (BRG) uses downhole geophysical measurements in a wide variety of scientific investigations including sea level variations, paleoceanography, flow of fluids through fractured rock

Calibration of R/V Langseth Seismic Sources

PI(s): 
Maya Tolstoy
PI(s): 
John B. Diebold
PI(s): 
Spahr C. Webb

This projects aims to calibrate the seismic sources to be used by the R/V Marcus Langseth to better understand and quantify the safety radii that should be used for permitting purposes when conduct

Location

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
United States

GAMBIT: Gamburtsev Aerogeophysical Mapping of Bedrock and Ice Targets

PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell

Using geophysical instruments, GAMBIT will peal back more than 600 meters of ice to explore the last hidden mountain range on Earth.

Haiti Offshore : A Rapid Response Expedition

A multidisciplinary team of scientists undertook a 20-day research cruise on the Research Vessel Endeavor to map the effects of the Haitian earthquake offshore.

Hudson River Research

PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell

The Center for River and Estuaries is an association of scientists from Columbia University that study various aspects of rivers and estuaries world wide including the distribution of sediments, th

ICE Bridge

airborne geophysics image
PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell
PI(s): 
James R. Cochran

 The Ice Sheets at both poles are changing - shrinking at increasing rates - rates that are faster than was ever expected by scientists.

icePod: Development of an Ice Imaging System for Monitoring Changing Ice Sheets Mounted on the NYANG LC-130

icepod arm

 This project will develop an integrated ice imaging system capable of measuring in detail both the ice surface and the ice bed. TheicePod system will be installed and operated on New York Air National Guard LC-130 aircraft during routine and targeted missions across Antarctica and Greenland as a shared community research facility providing data to scientists and educators globally. The fundamental data sets produced by the icePod system are necessary to support the development of accurate ice sheet models to predict sea level rise. The icePod system will consist of a suite of imaging sensors mounted in an external pod carried on New York Air National Guard LC-130’s to map the surface and subsurface ice topography of ice sheets, ice streams and outlet glaciers. 

Lake Vostok

PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell

Lake Vostok: A Curiosity or a Focus for Interdisciplinary Study?   A workshop sponsored by  U.S. National Science Foundation. 

Location

United States
78° 27' 0" S, 106° 47' 60" W

LDEO Surface Processes Group

PI(s): 
Colin P. Stark

LDEO surface processes (geomorphology & remote sensing) group web server, in order to disseminate our work to the geomorphology and hydrology research communities and beyond. 

Lean Energy

Lean Management for Oil and Gas in the Ultra Deep Gulf of Mexico.

LODOS

LODOS: Laboratory for Ocean Drilling, Observation, and Sampling. The purpose of LODOS is to expand and facilitate drilling-related science and education at Lamont.

MB-System

PI(s): 
Dale N. Chayes

MB-System is an open source software package for the processing and display of bathymetry and backscatter imagery data derived f

MGDS: MARGINS Data Portal

Continental margins are the Earth's principal loci for producing hydrocarbon and metal resources, for earthquake, landslide, volcanic and climatic hazards, and for the greatest population density.

MGDS: Marine Geoscience Data System

Unified data portal for the NSF Ridge 2000 program, MARGINS program, Marine Seismic Reflection data, Antarctic Multibeam Bathymetry Synthesis, and RIDGE Multibeam Bathymetry Synthesis; includes Geo

MGDS: Ridge 2000 Data Portal

Access cruise information and data collected during Ridge2000 funded projects.

Mountains Under the Sea

PI(s): 
Timothy Crone

In December 2009, Marine scientists set off on the research ship Atlantis to study the East Pacific Rise, an actively volcanic undersea mountain range some 500 miles off Mexico and thousands of fee

Newark Rift Basin Coring Project

PI(s): 
Paul E. Olsen

Wireline logs were acquired at seven sites in the Newark Rift basin using dipmeter, gamma ray, resistivity, ve

Operation Ice Bridge Web Logs

In October 2009, a giant NASA DC-8 aircraft was loaded with geophysical instruments and scientists will buzz at low level over the coasts of West Antarctica, where ice sheets are collapsing at a pa

Passive Hydroacoustics Research Group

Underwater acoustic studies related to undersea earthquakes, marine mammals, Antarctic ice-sheets, ocean noise and explosion monitoring.

PetDB

PetDB archives and serves analytical data for whole rocks, glasses, minerals, melt inclusions, with emphasis on basalts and abyssal peridotites.

PETRO

PETRO is the new oil and gas division of Lamont's corporate affiliates program.

Quantitative Basin Analysis

PI(s): 
Garry Karner

Methodology for simulating basin stratigraphy and structure.

Ridge Multibeam Bathymetry Synthesis

Mutibeam Bathymetry data from the global Mid-Ocean Ridge with access to related data.

SCAMP (Seafloor Characterization And Mapping Pods)

PI(s): 
Dale N. Chayes

Welcome to the presense of the SCAMP component of the SCICEX program on the World Wide Web. An underway geophysical survey from nuclear submarines in the Arctic.

SCICEX

SCICEX
PI(s): 
Dale N. Chayes

SCICEX was a 5 year program (1995-1999) in which the Navy has made available a Sturgeon-class, nuclear powered, attack submarine for unclassified science cruises to the Arctic Ocean.

SedDB - Data Collection for Marine Sediment Geochemistry

SedDB complements current geological data systems (PetDB, EarthChem, NavDat and GEOROC) with an integrated compilation of geochemistry of marine

Seismic Reflection Field Data Center

Seismic Reflection Field Data Center

Access to marine seismic reflection images, navigation, acquisition parameters and field data.

TAMAM : Turkish-American MArmara Multichannel

TAMAM

A project using multichannel seismic reflection data collected on research cruises in the Marmara Sea to study the earthquake hazard and basin growth along a continental transform fault, the North

Location

Marmara Sea
Turkey

Turkish-American MArmara Multichannel (TAMAM)

 This project is a collaboration between several US and Turkish research institutes to study the tectonics of the Marmara Sea.

Location

Marmara Sea
Turkey

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Airborne Gravimetry

PI(s): 
Robin E. Bell

An airborne geophysical program over West Antarctica was designed to study the linkage between the West Antarctic Rift System and the dynamic evolution of the overlying West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Location

Antarctica
Antarctica
83° 49' 47.802" S, 85° 4' 41.25" E