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Although there have been longer droughts, the 2015 water year represents the driest in the last 2,015 years, and the 2012–2015 drought represents the driest four-year period, according to a study involving tree ring research from Lamont's Ed Cook.
Lamont's Adam Sobel discusses connections between the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and this year's El Nino.
The system of sensors will allow scientists to study how the Earth continually sculpts itself. Lamont's Maya Tolstoy, who studies underwater volcanoes, describes its value to science.
Sometime in the past 8,000 years, a meteor may have hit the Indian Ocean, triggering a monster tsunami that struck Africa, new research from Lamont's Dallas Abbott suggests.
Scientists have inaugurated a major new effort to study the volcanic structures at mid-ocean ridges. Off the West Coast, they have wired up a highly active ridge with hundreds of sensors and cameras. Lamont's Maya Tolstoy discusses the project and what scientists are learning about seafloor volcanism.
The South Asian Monsoon has been weakening since the 1950s with an increased incidence of extreme rainfall events. The Hindu talks with Lamont's Deepti Singh about the causes.
Lamont's Kyle Frischkorn and Logan Brenner write about the impact of El Niño's rains on California's vintages.
The North Korean government announced a successful test of a hydrogen bomb, but some seismologists question the size of the blast. CNBC speaks with Lamont's Paul Richards and Won-Young Kim, director of the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
An actual hydrogen bomb has a seismic signature similar to an atomic weapon's, but its explosive yield is much larger, the report says. Bloomberg speaks with Lamont-Doherty seismologist Won-Young Kim, director of the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network.
Lamont-Doherty scientist Stephanie Pfirman helped to develop a game called EcoChains to teach children about our changing planet. She explains how it's played.
Lamont-Doherty's Richard Seager says if this El Niño is similar to 1997-98, be prepared for dry conditions following. With warming temperatures, future El Niño will look much different, he says.