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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

Earth Science News

Along the Enriquillo fault, large-scale submarine landslides provide possible evidence of earthquakes.

Lisa Goddard, longtime director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has died.

A launch event will include clips from the film; discussion by Iñupiaq elders, scientists and the filmmaker; and audience Q&A.

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.

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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Solid Facts & Missing Pieces: What Rocks Can Tell Us About Sea Level Change with Jacky Austermann

Education News

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