Lamont Weekly Report, January 14, 2022

    Hello Friends,  I write this newsletter with a heavy heart. As many of you have likely already heard, our colleague and friend Dr. Lisa Goddard passed away on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Lisa joined the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) as an Associate Research Scientist in 2000. She rose through the ranks, serving as Director of IRI from 2012 through 2020. In addition, she was an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. As a longtime member of the Lamont community, Lisa was a force in campus decision-making. Her leadership has ensured both the strength of IRI and the Lamont campus for years to come. 

    As a scientist, Lisa was a pioneer in applying climate science to societal needs—climate services. Her work on seasonal prediction and near-term climate forecasting has both moved the scientific conversation forward and improved the lives of millions of people around the world. She developed the Post-docs Applying Climate Expertise Program (PACE), a national program that connects recent climate Ph.D. recipients with decision-making institutions. In addition to her service at Lamont, Lisa took a leadership role in national and international scientific initiatives and institutions, including the National Academies of Sciences Board of Atmospheric Sciences Committee. 

    Our campus has lost a champion, a visionary, a leader and a friend. My deepest sympathies go out to her husband David, her sons Sam and Matthew, and to the many people whose lives she touched as a mentor, a colleague and a friend.  

    Sadly, Mo








Extreme Rainfall Driven by Climate Change Hampering Global Economy: Research

IANS (India)

January 12, 2022

Article on a study co-authored by Lamont adjunct Anders Levermann.


Rainy Days Harm the Economy

Science Daily

January 12, 2022

Article on a study co-authored by Lamont adjunct Anders Levermann.


More rainy days from climate change could dampen economic growth: Study

ABC News

January 12, 2022

Article on a study co-authored by Lamont adjunct Anders Levermann; comment by EI postdoc Kai Kornhuber.


Humans Reached Faroe Islands Centuries Earlier Than Thought

National Science Foundation

January 12, 2022

Settlement of Faroe Islands Study by Lorelei Curtin, William D’Andrea


Irish Monks Could Have Been First Settlers on North Atlantic Faroe Islands

Gript (Ireland)

January 11, 2022

Settlement of Faroe Islands Study by Lorelei Curtin, William D’Andrea.


‘Sticky’ Ice Sheets May Have Led to More Intense Glacial Cycles


January 5, 2022

Article on research by Lamont scientists Steven Goldstein and Maayan Yehudai.




From Barisal to Khulna

By Mike Steckler

January 13, 2022

“We continued to service our GNSS and RSET-MH equipment measuring land subsidence in coastal Bangladesh. Long distances, poor roads and slow ferries made for very long days, but we were able to complete the work at the sites.”


Dhaka and Beyond

By Mike Steckler

January 11, 2022

“After a week of meetings and a wedding in Dhaka, we headed back to the field to service equipment measuring land subsidence in Bangladesh.”