July 31, 2020

Africa’s Skies are Badly Polluted

About the lack of data, Columbia University atmospheric scientist Dan Westervelt said, “Many governments are simply worried that better data will lead to more criticism of them."
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July 23, 2020

Dueling Cyclones Brew in the Atlantic and Pacific

Suzana Camargo, a research professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, discusses the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and the breakneck pace of storms so far this summer.
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July 10, 2020

She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.

The climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.
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July 8, 2020

In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of ‘Megadrought’

Park Williams, a bioclimatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, was the lead researcher on a study published in April that found that conditions in the Southwest from 2000 to 2018 were comparable to several megadroughts since A.D. 800.
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July 2, 2020

Greenland Drilling Campaign Aims for Bedrock to Trace Ice Sheet’s Last Disappearance

n 2021, a $7 million U.S. campaign will begin to drill four sites in northern Greenland. Co-led by Columbia scientists, the team seeks bedrock cores that could reveal when Greenland's ice disappeared in the past million years.
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June 30, 2020

Earth’s Final Frontier: The Global Race to Map the Entire Ocean Floor

Vicki Ferrini, a geoinformatics researcher at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is part of an ambitious project to chart the seabed by 2030.
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June 23, 2020

The Big Science Moments of 2020 (So Far)

"This current drought is on par with the megadroughts of the Medieval Era," said Benjamin Cook, a research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
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