Research News 1999

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Open House, Reunion State of the Planet Conference


Monell Building Opening

Headquarters for the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) and Lamont Directorate.


Chris Scholz at AGU: "San Andreas not a cool and weak fault."

Concludes general law of earthquake mechanics, "Constitutive Law of Rock Friction," does apply in California. Opens way for improved prediction in the next decade.

Lynch-Stieglitz team in "Nature"

Novel methodology quantifies ice age flow rate of Gulf Stream. Oxygen isotope data from sedimentary deposits of shells show ocean conveyor virtually stopped 10,000 years ago.


Wallace Broecker Article in Nov. 5 "Science"

Ozone-depleting pollutant to shed light on deep ocean mystery that could affect our understanding of global warming.