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Deploying in the Mangrove Forest

We continued our electromagnetic expedition to image fresh and saline groundwater into the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, the world’s largest. While guards protected us from tigers, it was a wild boar that dug up some of our equipment.

by |March 18, 2022

Sailing Around the Bangladesh Coastal Zone

I am back in Bangladesh to explore the distribution of fresh and saline groundwater in the coastal zone, needed for drinking in the dry season.

by |March 12, 2022

Into the Sundarban Mangrove Forest and Back

For the last week of our trip, we traveled by boat to reach the sites where we are measuring subsidence in the Sundarban Mangrove Forest and nearby embanked islands.

by |January 18, 2022

Dhaka and Beyond

After a week of meetings and a wedding in Dhaka, we headed back to the field to service equipment measuring land subsidence in Bangladesh.

by |January 11, 2022

Back to Bangladesh at Last

I am finally back in Bangladesh after a pandemic hiatus. I need to repair precision GPSs that failed over the last few years. They are measuring tectonic movements for earthquake hazard and land subsidence, which exacerbates sea level rise.

by |January 2, 2022

Arctic Sea Ice May Make a Last Stand in This Remote Region. It May Lose the Battle.

Researchers have zeroed in on what they call the Last Ice Area, where the last year-round Arctic ice, and associated ecosystems may–or may not–survive in a warmer future.

by |October 12, 2021

Whole-Earth Systems Initiative Is Needed, Says Report to National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) should create an initiative to explore the interactions between human society and the systems of the natural world, says a new report.

by |September 23, 2021

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2021 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |August 24, 2021

Study Locates Origins of Glacier Soot Pollution in Northern India

By sampling snow from glaciers and tracking pollutants back to their source, the study reveals pathways to reduce harmful pollution in the Indian Western Himalayas.

by |February 3, 2021

Some Amazon Regions May Resist Climate-Driven Drying Better Than Thought

New research suggests that trees may handle predicted drier conditions better than current models suggest.

by |November 20, 2020