September 2012

A Breadth of Expertise, A Pioneering Spirit

Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty’s new director, shares his vision for the Observatory and what makes it a national treasure.
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Climatologist Peter deMenocal talks with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour about a groundbreaking study that ties human behavior to the global rise in extreme weather.
Dry with a Chance of Drought
On National Public Radio, climate scientist Richard Seager discusses current conditions in the American West and whether hot, dry summers are here to stay.
Outstanding in the Field
Each summer, research scientist Bob Newton engages New York City students and teachers in an environmental education program that yields excellent results.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Observatory scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity.

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Open House 2012
Saturday, October 6
10:00am - 4:00pm

Science enthusiasts of all ages can tour a lab, participate in hands-on activities, and learn about recent discoveries.
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