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Earth's Temperature Rises, Again - WNYC

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00
Jason Smerdon, a climate scientist with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, said the record temperature rise — for the third year in a row — is confirmation the earth is warming, and humans are causing it.

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year - New York Times

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
Quotes Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Green Sahara's ancient rainfall regime revealed - Phys.org

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
Cites Peter deMenocal of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Lamont-Doherty Professor to Head Science Organization - The Journal News

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:00
Video interview with Robin Bell who was recently elected president of the American Geophysical Union.

More Frequent Glacial Quakes on Greenland Signal Ice Retreat - Eos

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:00
Lamont graduate student Kira Olsen and Meredith Nettles report that glacial earthquakes in Greenland, a measure of ice loss from the leading edges of glaciers, increased in frequency by a factor of four over the period 1992-2013.

Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds - New York Times

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 12:00
Suzana Camargo comments on a report that during times of frequent Atlantic hurricanes, climate conditions tend to weaken storms that approach the U.S. east coast, whereas during times of less frequent tropical storms, major hurricanes approaching the U.S. are likely to intensify before making landfall.

2016 to Break Heat Records - The Mercury News

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 09:26
Scientists are expected to announce that 2016 was the hottest year on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880 ​— news that will test national, state and economic leadership on climate change. “The climate system gives not a hoot about politicians in Washington denying the reality of human-driven climate change — but it does respond to decisions on energy, fuels and the environment those politicians make,” Lamont's Richard Seager said.

With Enough Evidence, Even Skepticism Will Thaw - Washington Post

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:00
Greenland's Petermann Ice Shelf has lost huge ice islands since 2010. The question is no longer whether it is changing — it’s how fast it could give up still more ice to the seas. Chris Mooney talks with scientists, including Lamont's Marco Tedesco, about what they're seeing.

The R/V Langseth Is Helping Uncover Clues to Chile's Offshore Earthquakes - El Mercurio (in Spanish)

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 09:36
The Lamont-operated R/V Marcus G. Langseth is in Chile with teams of scientists studying the region's offshore seismicity. El Mercurio wrote about the work as a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the Chilean coast. The article is in Spanish.

Nukes or Quakes? Scientists Decipher Tiny Tremors in North Korea - Christian Science Monitor

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 18:11
Researchers including Lamont's Paul Richards say a 2010 event previously thought to be a small nuclear test in North Korea was actually just a small earthquake – a finding that could have implications for monitoring the regime's nuclear tests.

North Korea Nuclear Tests: 2010 ‘Explosion’ Was Just An Earthquake, Study Finds - International Business Times

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 09:19
A new report by seismologists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory concluded that the tremors were much more like that of an earthquake than an explosion.

How Bias Undermines Women's Access to Scientific Careers - Science Friday

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:00
What will it take to bring true equity to research labs? Science Friday talks with Lamont's Kuheli Dutt and others (segment begins at 17:40).

Scientists Study Chemical Signatures Left by the Frictional Heat of Past Earthquakes - UPI

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:00
By tracking heat-induced chemical signatures, researchers can determine where an earthquake began and ended, using a method created by Lamont scientists Heather Savage and Pratigya Polissar.

A Quest to Put Sea Level Rise Data in Your Pocket - Eos

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:00
A new climate change app created by scientists at Lamont uses interactive data maps to engage users and prompt the exploration of questions related to changing sea levels and climate vulnerability.

Where Does Oil Come From? - NBC News

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:00
Lamont Professor Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation.

Spy Satellites Reveal Himalayan Melt - BBC News

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 14:18
Lamont grad student Josh Maurer has used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.

Arctic Is Warming At 'Astonishing' Rates, Researchers Say - NPR All Things Considered

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 12:00
Scientists issue their 2016 Arctic Report Card finding that the Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and it is getting progressively worse. The cause of the warming is in part due to feedback loops, as Lamont's Marco Tedesco explains.

The Meeting that Fueled a Global Plate Tectonics Revolution - Eos

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 19:54
Fifty years ago, scientists began to connect details of an idea with profound implications: Earth's ocean crust recycles itself on a global scale, and continents move across the face of the planet. Scientists from Lamont brought the key evidence together.

Frontiers in Cryoseismology - Eos

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00
Since the discovery by Lamont's Göran Ekström and Meredith Nettles of glacial earthquakes caused by Greenland’s short-term ice movements, the flourishing field of cryoseismology has proved to be a powerful tool for studying a variety of glaciological phenomena, including crevasse formation, basal shear sources, iceberg calving, the rifting process in ice shelves, sea ice dynamics, precursory signs of unstable glaciers in real time, and beyond.

Greenland Once Lost Nearly All Its Ice and Could Again - Scientific American

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:26
Evidence buried in Greenland's bedrock shows the island's massive ice sheet melted nearly completely at least once in the last 2.6 million years. The findings from a study led by Lamont's Joerg Schaefer suggest that Greenland's ice may be less stable than previously believed.

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