September 20, 2018

Hurricane Florence, ‘Just a Cat 1,’ Reveals Flaw with Saffir-Simpson Scale

Chia-Ying Lee, a scientist at Columbia's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, comments on the pros and cons of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, a tool used to measure storm intensity.
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September 17, 2018

The Latest Course Catalog Trend? Blockchain 101

Columbia began offering a handful of courses in blockchain a few years ago, although they were one-off classes, said Jeannette Wing, a computer science professor and director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute.
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September 17, 2018

Columbia University Launches Carbon Management Initiative

Housed in Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy, the new initiative will be led by Julio Friedmann, a former top Energy Department official under President Obama.
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September 14, 2018

How Climate Change is ‘Loading the Dice’ for More Perilous Hurricanes

Radley Horton, a climate scientist at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, explains the role of climate change in today's weather patterns, and how it may be intensifying Florence and other past hurricanes.
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September 13, 2018

Winds Confound Scientists’ Ability to Predict Hurricane Florence

Unusual weather patterns are making it difficult to predict how Hurricane Florence will move toward the Carolinas, explains Suzana Camargo, executive director for Columbia University’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate.
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September 6, 2018

NASA’s New Space Laser Will Track Earth’s Vanishing Ice

Indrani Das, a glaciologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is hoping to take advantage of ICESat-2's green-colored laser light to measure the depth of meltwater ponds that form on the surface of ice sheets during the summer months.
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September 4, 2018

A Murdered Teen, Two Million Tweets and an Experiment to Fight Gun Violence

Desmond Upton Patton, an associate professor of social work and member of Columbia's Data Science Institute, is using artificial intelligence to provide a way for community organizations to intervene before digital fights turn deadly.
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