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What's Behind the Disappearance of Antarctic Snow? - Christian Science Monitor

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00
A new study led by Lamont's Indrani Das shows that strong winds are shifting vast amounts of Antarctica’s snow into the sea or the atmosphere.

Air Guard's IcePod Aircraft Departs for ‘Deep Freeze’ - Air National Guard

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 07:00
The takeoff of the New York Air National Guard’s LC-130 ski-equipped aircraft on Oct. 16 marks the official start of the 109th Airlift Wing’s 28th season of support to science research at the South Pole. It carries the Lamont-built IcePod for exploring under the Antarctic ice.

Climate Cycles Didn’t Shape Ocean’s Abyssal Hills - Science

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 19:32
A new study led by Lamont-Doherty's Jean-Arthur Olive says faulting, not sea level rise and fall due to climate change, shaped the texture of the sea floor.

The Mystery of Antarctica's Strange Disappearing Snow - Live Science

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00
New research led by Lamont-Doherty's Indrani Das has found that current regional climate models don't take into account how wind affects snow accumulation in Antarctica.

3 Years After Hurricane Sandy, Is New York Prepared for the Next Great Storm? - The Nation

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:00
New York is spending $20 billion to protect its shores from sea-level rise, but that may not be enough. The Nation talked to Lamont's Klaus Jacob.

Forecast for East Africa: Dry, With a Chance of Pirates - On Earth

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:00
A new study from Lamont's Peter deMenocal and colleagues finds the Horn of Africa is drying and will continue to get drier. That's likely to drive poverty and piracy.

Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea - NASA

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:00
Lamont's Joaquim Goes and Helga do Rosario Gomes have been studying blooms in the Arabian Sea, where a tiny organism and its tenants have made an unexpected appearance that could harm other marine life that the region depends on for food.

Hurricane-Like Antarctic Winds May Contribute to Sea Level Rise - Europa Press

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 12:00
Hurricane-force winds remove large amounts of snow in Antarctica, which might increase the estimates of how much the frozen continent contributes to sea level rise. Cites research by Lamont-Doherty's Indrani Das.

Severe Drought Threatens Millions of Ethiopians - RFI

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 12:00
Recent figures reveal that the number of Ethiopians in need of food has risen sharply because of the lack of rain, combined with the El Nino weather phenomenon. A new study involving Lamont-Doherty's Peter deMenocal suggests that the region is growing drier.