Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution, and future of the natural world.
LAMONT BY THE NUMBERS
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.
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.
LAMONT IN THE MEDIA
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People Need to Think Bigger About Volcanic Catastrophes
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How the South Asian Monsoon Is Changing in a Warming Climate
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The Centuries-Long Quest to Map the Seafloor’s Hidden Secrets
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.
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.