A climate scientist who has suggested how mountain building can lower Earth’s thermostat and why ice ages sometimes wax and wane at different speeds has been awarded one of geology’s oldest and most coveted prizes: the British Wollaston Medal. The first woman to win a Wollaston in the prize's183-year history, Maureen Raymo, a researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, joins the company of Victorian giants Charles Darwin and Louis Agassiz, and major 20th-century figures including climatologist Sir Nicholas Shackleton and James Lovelock, originator of the Gaia hypothesis. Raymo, 54, will receive the medal, cast in the platinum-like metal palladium discovered by Henry Wollaston in 1803, at the Geological Society of London’s annual meeting in June.
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.
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|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Paul E. Olsen||Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor||paleontology, stratigraphy, Evolution of continental ecosystems (climate change, mass extinctions)|
|Plumbing the Deep Ocean Floor|
|Up From the Briny Deep: Collecting Deep-Sea Sediment Cores|
|A Breadth of Expertise, A Pioneering Spirit|
|A Library of Mud||NPR Science Friday, Jan. 31, 2009|