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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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300

PhD-Level Researchers

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90

PhD Students Involved in Research

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National Academy of Sciences Members

Earth Science News

Several weeks during summer 2021 saw heat records in the western United States and Canada broken not just by increments, but by tens of degrees, an event of unprecedented extremity. To what degree was it climate change, bad luck, or a combination?

Dust from the land that gets blown into the ocean appears to influence natural climate swings. A new study looks into where much of that dust came from in the past 260,000 years.

Delegates from Columbia Climate School discuss the achievements and shortfalls of COP27, as well as what took place outside the negotiation room.

LAMONT IN THE MEDIA

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5 Ways Columbia Climate School Is Working Toward a Better Planet

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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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.