January 24, 2017

Two Who Enabled El Niño Forecasts Win 2017 Vetlesen Prize

The 2017 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in earth sciences will go to S. George Philander of Princeton University and Mark A. Cane of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
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January 18, 2017

Green Sahara’s Ancient Rainfall Regime Revealed

What is now the Sahara Desert was the home to hunter-gathers who made their living off the animals and plants that lived in the region’s savannahs and wooded grasslands 5,000 to 11,000 years ago.
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January 5, 2017

Radar Reveals Meltwater’s Year-Round Life Under Greenland Ice

Meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet can travel through channels to reach bedrock; a new study led by a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory graduate student shows where the water goes.
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December 13, 2016

State of the Arctic: Longer Melting Seasons, Thinning Sea Ice

Marco Tedesco, a glaciologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the lead author of the Arctic Report Card chapter on Greenland, discusses some of the changes he has been seeing in Greenland.
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December 12, 2016

New Project Puts Drones to Work Studying Sea Ice Change

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will support research by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists on the changing patterns of Arctic ice and other physical characteristics in Kotzebue Sound and the Chukchi Sea, using a combination of remote sensing technologies and indigenous knowledge.
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