The surprising finding suggests that future hurricanes stoked by warming climate may be even more destructive to forests than scientists have already projected.
NASA and Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society partner with humanitarian organizations to provide near real-time data on land use, rainfall, and elevation.
A new study led by Columbia University scientist Maria Uriarte shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times.
Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.
Hurricane and disaster experts within the Earth Institute are closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and recently weighed in on some of the biggest questions about the storm.