Events

Monday, June 1, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Presenters: Ann Fridlind, Adjunct Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, and Kyle Fitch, PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah Description: The shapes of a snowflakes can tell us a lot about how much we can expect the planet to warm or how much snow we can expect from an approaching snowstorm. Through a presentation and hands-on demonstration*, students will learn how ice particles are born in “cold” clouds, how they grow, and how they eventually fall out of clouds as snow. We will also discuss how these tiny, complicated snowflake shapes are tied to larger global climate and weather patterns. RSVP above.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Presenters: Margie Turrin, Director of Educational Field Programs, and Laurel Zaima, Education Program Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Description: Data visualizations such as interactive maps help us to understand the drives and impacts of sea level changes, both locally and globally. Using the Polar Explorer web-based app (http://www.polar-explorer.org), join us on an investigation to understand sea level, why it changes, how it is changing in different parts of the world, and what are the impacts. RSVP above on Eventbrite.
Monday, June 8, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Presenter: Kyle Fitch, PhD Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah Description: Machine learning is being used to make advances in just about every industry today. In this session, we will introduce you to the three components of machine learning and show you how they come together to automatically classify images of snowflakes. This introduction will include a description of up to four different machine learning algorithms, which are different ways of applying mathematical and statistical techniques to find the best solution. RSVP above on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Presenter: Janine Birnbaum, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University Description: Students will learn key definitions and the processes that lead to volcanic eruptions. We will cover questions such as, what are the different types of volcanoes? What are the different kinds of volcanic eruptions? And what is the relationship between volcanoes and plate tectonics? RSVP above on Eventbrite.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Monday, June 22, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Presenters: Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education, Center for Sustainable Development, and Lex van Geen, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Description: The workshop will take a case study from India on fluoride detection in water and how citizen science efforts were utilized to contribute to scientific research. The case study will help students to understand the fluoride problem in a rural setting and will broadly discuss an example of how citizen science can be used on a large scale for important research purposes. RSVP above on Eventbrite.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Presenter: Laurel Zaima, Education and Outreach Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Description: In this demo, Laurel will help you explore how glaciers flow in your home kitchen! While they may look like solid blocks of ice up close, glaciers are so heavy that gravity causes the ice that makes up glaciers to ooze, like honey. Together, you’ll cook up some goo* and get a feeling for how glaciers actually move. RSVP above on Eventbrite.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell 137 Conference Room
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (part of the Earth Institute) presents its monthly climate forecast briefing. The IRI's seasonal climate forecasts and ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) forecasts are discussed in this briefing by IRI's chief forecaster, Tony Barnston.