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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution, and future of the natural world.

LAMONT BY THE NUMBERS

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Acres of Campus with Sanctuary Forests on NY's Hudson River

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PhD-Level Researchers

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PhD Students Involved in Research

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National Academy of Sciences Members

Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House! Join us for lab tours, participate in hands-on earth science activities with our scientists, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries. Please note: Primary COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all eligible individuals. Visitors must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination at event check-in.

Earth Science News

Changing temperatures and precipitation can affect when the leaves change and how vibrant their colors blaze.

Our expert says: Although carbon dioxide levels have been much higher in the past, they generally increased slowly, giving plants and animals time to adapt. When the rate of climate change was staggeringly fast, like today, there were big problems.

Diary entries from a research expedition that deployed seismometers on the ocean floor in hopes of recording the next eruption of a submarine volcano.

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5 Ways Columbia Climate School Is Working Toward a Better Planet

UPCOMING EVENTS

Geochemistry Seminar

Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Seminar Room
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
America/New_York

Lamont researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Journalists may join and cover expeditions when possible. Learn more about this essential fieldwork.

Lamont Features Map
Lamont Features Map

Discover the who and where of special places named for Lamonters in our interactive map.

Milestones in Climate Science
Milestones in Climate Science

See our timeline of pioneering Lamont studies underpinning the modern understanding of climate change.

Lamont Newsletter
Lamont Newsletter

Get the latest news and updates about Lamont science in this month's newsletter. Subscribe to receive in your inbox.

In a year of opportunity and discovery, we have embraced our role as the scientific research heart of the newly created Columbia Climate School. Our 2021 Annual Report highlights our accomplishments from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Since our founding in 1949, Lamont-Doherty has been a leader in the Earth sciences, with many scientific firsts. Learn more about our history.