Projects and Initiatives
Our 4D seimic monitoring technique gives a volumetric 3D view of the drainage within each reservoir over time.
In this annual fall event school groups all along the Hudson River estuary go down to the river's edge to collect scientific information and share it to creat
We all know that climate is either going to change, or is already doing so, as a result of human activities changing the atmosphere's composition and its land surface.
A detailed (ca. 100 yr resolution) and well-dated (31 AMS 14C dates to 24 cal.
Environmental hypotheses of African faunal evolution propose that major faunal speciation, extinction, and innovation events during the Pliocene-Pleistocene were mediated by
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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.
Exposure to airborne particulate matter (PM) has been shown to consistently correlate with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease.
Our project will focus on the subduction zone off southern Alaska, which produces large and destructive earthquakes.
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
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Portal provides access to geoscience data, primarily marine, from the Antarctic region.
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Antarctic sea ice seasonal forecasts based on a linear Markov model are in high demand for both observational and climate communities. They are provided by Xiaojun Yuan and Dake Chen.
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Global warming is abruptly redrawing parts of Antarctica’s coastline, as ice shelves collapse into the sea.
The proposed research will document the circulation, variability, and driving mechanisms of the upper ocean in the “freshwater switchyard of the Arctic Ocean.” This unexplored reg
The "Bridging the Poles" workshop brought educators, scientists and media specialists together to focus on building stronger partnerships between Arctic and Antarctic communities, and bet
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
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
We propose a passive broad-band seismic experiment in northwestern Canada, a setting in which fundamental questions regarding the structure and dynamics of the mantle's upper and lower boundary lay
Sequestration of CO2 generated by power plants by injection into deep aquifers (geological sequestration) has been proposed as a possible alternative for the reduction of excessive green
Mineral carbonation in peridotite for CO2 capture and storage (CCS).
Project Website for CAT/SCAN: Calabria-Apennine-Tyrrhenian/Subduction-Collision-Accretion Network
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Seismic imaging of active UHP exhumation in eastern Papua New Guinea
The mission of the Columbia Center for Hazards and Risk Research is to advance the predictive science of natural and environmental hazards and the integration of science with hazard ri
Activities and Links for K-12 children interested in oceanography and the climate
Oceanic Volcanic Plateaus are a submarine form of Large Igneous Provinces.
CCORC - Consortium on the Ocean's Role in Climate
ARCHES - AbRupt climate CHangE Studies
Columbia University offers a dual master's degree program in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism.
EarthView Explorer computer software was designed as supplemental material for teaching and learning in the Earth Sciences for students in grades 6-12.
Members of our group work on a variety of projects including studies of water movement in natural systems (ocean, groundwater), reconstruction of continental paleotemperature
Interests, resumes, bibliographies and pdfs of recent papers for experimental petrology group
Fairbanks' Lab is a list of Richard Fairbanks' Research Pages with Radiocarbon Calibration
Increased wildfires are predicted to accompany ongoing climate change. Yet, little evidence exists supporting this hypothesis.
Using geophysical instruments, GAMBIT will peal back more than 600 meters of ice to explore the last hidden mountain range on Earth.
We think that learning from data is an inherently rewarding activity, and a habit of mind that is ke
GEOTRACES is an international study of the global marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes. Its mission is:
During the summer of 2006, the main activities of the research project known as the Harvard Centroid-Moment-Tensor (CMT) Project moved with Principal Investigator Göran Ekström from Harv
GloDecH is a research program funded by the NOAA Climate Variability and Predictability Program and conducted at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The research program involves a la
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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.
Two questions about learning that are central to, and characteristic of, geoscience education are: 1)How do people learn by direct observation of Nature in the field?
A monitoring program was initiated in 2001 to monitor the Hudson River's basic state variables of salinity, temperature and density along transects from New York Harbor to Troy.
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
Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but still today we do not know the true death toll. Just how many people lost their lives as a result of that tragic event?
The Ice Sheets at both poles are changing - shrinking at increasing rates - rates that are faster than was ever expected by scientists.
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.
Integrated reconnaissance of the physical and biogeochemical characteristics of Jamaica Bay, New York.
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LACOP measures levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at several observation sites.
Lake Vostok: A Curiosity or a Focus for Interdisciplinary Study? A workshop sponsored by U.S. National Science Foundation.
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Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN) monitors earthquakes which occur primarily in the Eastern United States.
The Lamont-Doherty Core Repository is both an archive of sediment (some terrestrial), rocks and coral from beneath the ocean floor, and an archive of the digital data pertaining to the material. They are used for research in climate, environment, many other studies, and for education.
Please click below to be taken directly to the Repository site.
Monthly forecasts of tropical Pacific SST and wind anomalies.
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 Management for Oil and Gas in the Ultra Deep Gulf of Mexico.
LODOS: Laboratory for Ocean Drilling, Observation, and Sampling. The purpose of LODOS is to expand and facilitate drilling-related science and education at Lamont.
In December of 2009, nearly a dozen earthquakes of magnitude 5 or greater rattled the southeast African nation of Malawi, killing four, injuring hundreds, and making thousands homeless.
MB-System is an open source software package for the processing and display of bathymetry and backscatter imagery data derived f
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.
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
Access cruise information and data collected during Ridge2000 funded projects.
Long term monitoring of the Indonesian ThrouFlow (ITF):
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
The MOOS experiment seeks to understand the structure and dynamics of subduction in the region of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, one of the three largest recorded (Mw 9.2), where terrane collision is
Inter-division Event for International Polar Year.
How can you make glacier goo?
How can you make a snow shelter?
Look for fossils in your own yard!
New York, NY
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Wireline logs were acquired at seven sites in the Newark Rift basin using dipmeter, gamma ray, resistivity, ve
Research led by Richard Seager describes a modeling and paleoclimate perspective on the causes of North American droughts.
Writing in July 2010 when the eastern U.S. has been having one heat wave after another, it is easy to forget the winter just past, but winter 2009/10 was one of record snow in much of the mid-Atlantic region and very cold conditions across eastern North America. There was also widespread cold and snow in northwestern Europe. At the time, as record snowfall hit Washington D.C., this was a big deal much exploited by climate deniers and others to ridicule global warming and climate science.
Lamont-Doherty Nuclear Test Ban Monitoring Research.
How much CO2 from human activity enters the ocean?
Dust influences climate by altering the radiation budget of the atmosphere, and influences marine biogeochemistry by providing a source of essential micronutrients such as iron.
Describes global research using vegetation shifts to reconstruct local and regional changes in the landscape due to climate and/or anthropogenic influence.
Underwater acoustic studies related to undersea earthquakes, marine mammals, Antarctic ice-sheets, ocean noise and explosion monitoring.
PetDB archives and serves analytical data for whole rocks, glasses, minerals, melt inclusions, with emphasis on basalts and abyssal peridotites.
PETRO is the new oil and gas division of Lamont's corporate affiliates program.
Students often wonder how local planning issues can be of concern to them. They don't own property, they don't pay property taxes, most don't yet vote...isn't this someone elses issue? The truth is this issue is very much connected to young people. The P.L.U.S. program is designed to show students why, and how to take advantage of this connection to offer their input. Students work in teams with students from other schools in their community to examine important land planning questions.
Methodology for simulating basin stratigraphy and structure.
This project develops and implements real-time, high-precision earthquake location algorithms for use in operational seismic monitoring procedures.
Mutibeam Bathymetry data from the global Mid-Ocean Ridge with access to related data.
Rocks and ice are slip-sliding away in the LDEO Rock Mechanics lab.
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 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.
Deployment of a wide-band OBS in the Gulf of California from the R/V New Horizon in Oct 2005. Seismometer is housed in the green sphere, while recording, power, and communications devices are
Lamont Doherty's Secondary School Field Research Program engages High School teachers and students as science interns, working with Lamont scientists. We operate a 6-week full-time summer int
SedDB complements current geological data systems (PetDB, EarthChem, NavDat and GEOROC) with an integrated compilation of geochemistry of marine
Access to marine seismic reflection images, navigation, acquisition parameters and field data.
The ring of deep water around Antarctica not only links the major ocean [Atlantic/Pacific/Indian] , but also produces dense waters along the continental margins of the frozen continent, which sinks
A US-led program to use process studies to improve quantification of air-sea CO2 fluxes and the gas transfer velocity was initiated in 1998. So far, two large-scale studies have been conducte
Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean.
What is a plate? We undertake a comprehensive analysis designed to significantly advance our understanding of the structure and evolution of oceanic plates.
This project will synthesize existing knowledge and articulate unanswered questions in critical areas of research on cognition and learning relevant to the Geosciences.
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
A truly unique part of the ocean’s geography is the seas of Southeast Asia: the Java Sea, the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea. Stretching more than 2800 miles from Australia to southeast Asia, with more than 20000 islands, the constraints of narrow passages and seas, with varied sizes and depths, represents an interesting challenge to our understanding of ocean processes. Through these southeast Asian seas tropical Pacific water weaves its way into the Indian Ocean which affects the characteristics of such well known climate phenomena as El Niño and the Asian monsoon.
The Gulf Stream-European climate myth
The Ecophysiology group studies the physiological mechanisms underlying plant responses to environmental conditions and the influence these responses have on ecological pa
Tree-Ring Lab (TRL) scientists are dedicated to expanding the use and application of tree-ring research around the world to improve our understanding of past climate and environmental history. Current research concentrates on the use of tree-ring data networks to study regional climate, global climate teleconnections and anthropogenic impacts on forest growth.
Exploring new species in new regions, building collaborations around the world, and developing new quantitative techniques, TRL researchers are committed to advancing dendrochronology and paleoclimatology, as well as the ethic of good science
This project is a collaboration between several US and Turkish research institutes to study the tectonics of the Marmara Sea.
In collaboration with colleagues at Teachers College, Lamont scientists developed the Where Are We? software and associated curriculum materials to help elementary school childre
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.
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The Cape Verde Archipelago - the type-example of a hotspot in a stationary plate environment with respect to its melting source - exhibits ubiquitous evidence for quaternary uplift.
Cape Verde Islands