Research led by Robin Bell, a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory polar scientist, examines the melting of ice surrounding Antarctica and identifies key gaps in scientists’ understanding of how the continent is changing.
Using sediment cores to trace the evolution of Jamaica Bay’s wetlands, a team of researchers found urbanization is weakening the shoreline and starving the marshes of vital mineral sediment, causing their gradual but dramatic erosion.
Scientists at Columbia’s Earth Institute are using simulations to test how well different methods protect coastal areas from hurricanes and sea level rise.
To help predict the future of sea level rise, scientists from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are studying ancient corals on the island of Barbados.
Climate scientist Radley Horton is bringing the effects of sea level rise to the attention of decision-makers and fostering discussions to help society more effectively confront climate change.