After less than a month in operation, a new NASA satellite has produced the first map showing how saltiness varies across the surface of the world’s oceans. Until now, salt measurements came only from ships, moorings and buoys floating at sea; NASA says its Aquarius satellite will capture in three years as much data as those earlier methods did in 125 years.
Centers, Projects & Initiatives
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Adam||Professor||Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology.|
|Jacob Scheff||Postdoctoral Research Scientist|
|A. Park Williams||Lamont Assistant Research Professor|
|Ryan Abernathey||Assistant Professor||physical oceanography, ocean circulation, climate dynamics, mesoscale eddies, mixing and transport|
|Nandini Ramesh||Graduate Student|
|Harald Rieder||Adjunct Associate Research Scientist|
|Elizabeth Barnes||Postdoctoral Research Scientist|
|Catherine Pomposi||Graduate Research Fellow||Regional Climate Variability, Predictability, and Change; West African Monsoon Dynamics; Climate Services and Food Security; Science Education and Outreach|
|Tiffany Shaw||Assistant Professor||Atmospheric and climate dynamics; wave mean-flow interaction; transport and mixing; general circulation dynamics; stationary-transient interactions|
|Daehyun Kim||Lamont Assistant Research Professor|
|Samar P. Khatiwala||Adjunct Senior Research Scientist|
|Richard Seager||Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor||My interests are in climate variability and change on timescales of seasons to millennia and in particular the causes of multiyear droughts around the world and how climate change will impact global hydroclimate. I analyze observations, proxy climate rec|
|Naomi Henderson||Research Scientist||Ocean Modeling, Model Data Management|
|Michael Kaplan||Lamont Associate Research Professor||Glacial geology, paleoclimatology, glacier and ice sheet dynamics, geomorphology, geochronology, limnogeology, cosmogenic surface exposure dating|
|Yochanan Kushnir||Lamont Research Professor||Diagnostic analysis of climate variability; Climate impacts; Climate predictability; Ocean-Atmosphere interaction.|
|Dake Chen||Special Research Scientist|
|Michela Biasutti||Lamont Associate Research Professor||Tropical Climate: dynamics of ITCZs and monsoons. Past and future anthropogenic climate change, especially over Africa. Adaptation to climate change in developing countries.|
October 03, 2011
September 27, 2011
As it moves across the Indian Ocean, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) can bring torrential rains to California and add power to hurricanes forming in the Gulf of Mexico. Yet after 30 years of studying this cyclical weather pattern scientists are no closer to understanding how it works.
December 22, 2010
In the first project of its kind, scientists are drilling deep into the bed of the fast-shrinking Dead Sea, searching for clues to past climate changes and other events that may have affected human history back through Biblical times and before.
January 26, 2010
O. Roger Anderson is a microbiologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who studies bacteria, amoebas, fungi and other microorganisms. Lately he has been thinking about how tiny organisms that inhabit the vast northern tundra regions could contribute to changing climate, since, like humans, they breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.
December 14, 2009
Selected posts from a continuing series of essays and interviews from LDEO scientists on the prospects for a global climate-change treaty.
November 16, 2009
The oceans play a key role in regulating climate, absorbing more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide that humans put into the air. Now, the first year-by-year accounting of this mechanism during the industrial era suggests the oceans are struggling to keep up with rising emissions...
April 09, 2009
Four current and former researchers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will receive honorary degrees from their alma mater, St. Lawrence University, this spring. The degrees will be awarded at May graduation to paleoclimatologist Peter deMenocal; engineer Dale Chayes; paleoceanographer Miriam Katz; and oceanographer Richard Fairbanks.
July 15, 2007
July 15, 2007 - The 11th Hour is a 2007 feature film documentary created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio on the state of the natural environment.
Lamont’s own Associate Professor Peter deMenocal is one the climate change experts interviewed in the film.
May 26, 2004
Two centuries since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the human population has increased six-fold, and economic activity an estimated fifty-fold. The sheer number of people on the planet and the intensity of economic activity are having profound effects on the long-term global climate, threatening to disrupt vast biological, geochemical, and social systems in future decades. This is fact.