Kenneth Hunkins, an oceanographer who made many key 20th-century observations about the Arctic Ocean, often while camping for months on its frozen surface, died in his sleep at his home in Tappan, N.Y., on Sept. 2. He was 86. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he had spent his entire career, confirmed his death.
|Name||Title||Fields of interest|
|Arnold L. Gordon||Professor||My research is directed at the ocean's stratification, circulation and mixing and its role in Earth's climate system.|
|Ajit Subramaniam||Adjunct Research Scientist||Oceanography, Remote sensing, Bio-Optics, Coastal Water Quality|
|Bruce A. Huber||Senior Staff Associate|
|William B. Ryan||Special Research Scientist||Ocean Floor and Sediments|
|Ronny Friedrich||Senior Staff Associate||Noble gases, groundwater, paleoclimate, mass spectrometry, vacuum, cryogenic physics, data acquisition, database design, software development (LabView)|
|Samar P. Khatiwala||Adjunct Senior Research Scientist|
|Steven L. Goldstein||Professor||Isotope Geology|
September 03, 2014
January 31, 2013
An oceanographer who has painstakingly collected measurements from each of the world’s oceans to understand how the oceans move heat and freshwater around the planet to influence climate is the winner of the 2013 Prince Albert 1 Medal for outstanding contributions to oceanography, given by the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO).
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.
September 14, 2011
Readers can follow a New York Times blog from the arctic as the U.S. flagship vessel for charting geology under the seabed sails the Chukchi Sea, north of Alaska and Siberia. By sending sound pulses to the seabed and reading the echoes, scientists conducting the Chukchi Edges project aboard the Marcus G. Langseth hope to understand the structure and history of the continental shelves running underwater off Asia and North America, and the Chukchi Borderland, an adjoing region of dramatic deep-sea plateaus and ridges some 800 miles from the North Pole.
June 08, 2011
Starting today, armchair explorers will be able to view parts of the deep ocean floors in far greater detail than ever before, thanks to a new synthesis of seafloor topography released through Google Earth. Developed by oceanographers at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory from scientific data collected on research cruises, the new feature tightens resolution in covered areas from the former 1-kilometer grids to just 100 meters.
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...
|Ken Hunkins Memorial|
|Oceanographer Studies Clues to Global Warming, Develops Educational Tools for Science|
|Ships, Scientists and the Sea: Exploring Earth's Last Frontier|
|Marie Tharp: Portrait of a Scientist||Earth Science Colloquium|
|Oxygen in the Ocean||Dynamics, Trends and New Observational Approaches|
|The Global Influence of the Southern Ocean||2010 W.S. Jardetzsky Lecture|
|The Ocean Floor||What We Know and How We Know It|