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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

When the wind can produce more power than is needed, that unused power could be used to remove carbon from the air and lock it away.

The professor of earth and environmental sciences is one of five Columbia faculty recently recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

While elevated levels of CO2 can help plants grow, the impacts of climate change mean it’s not all good news for the plant world.

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.