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Tag: Geochemistry

  • Meet Steve Goldstein, Interim Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

    Meet Steve Goldstein, Interim Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

    Steve Goldstein, interim director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, talks about his long history with Columbia, and why the geosciences have such an important role to play in the climate crisis.

  • Understanding Earth’s Geologic History to Predict the Future

    Understanding Earth’s Geologic History to Predict the Future

    Organic geochemist Pratigya Polissar is developing new tools to look at the history of plants and ecosystems on Earth over the past 20 million years.

  • Project Maps the Chemistry of the World’s Oceans

    Project Maps the Chemistry of the World’s Oceans

    Until recently, too little data existed about the distribution of trace elements and nutrients in the oceans to provide a global picture. In 2002, a group of scientists connected with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory set out to fill those gaps.

  • Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

  • Melting Ice, Suntanned Rocks and an Award-Winning Postdoc

    Melting Ice, Suntanned Rocks and an Award-Winning Postdoc

    Nicolás Young was just named a winner of a 2015 Blavatnik Award for his work measuring ice sheets in changing climates of the past. His new projects are taking glacier tracking to the next level.

  • Lamont-Doherty Dedicates New Geochemistry Facility

    Lamont-Doherty Dedicates New Geochemistry Facility

    In late 2013, the dream of creating a uniquely powerful facility for the Lamont-Doherty Geochemistry Division became a reality upon completion of the Comer Building’s Ultra Clean Laboratory. On the afternoon of November 20th, this new laboratory was dedicated in front of an audience of Observatory Advisory Board members, donors, scientists and other members of…

  • Exploring New Zealand Climate Change in Groundwater

    Exploring New Zealand Climate Change in Groundwater

    Alan Seltzer, a senior at Columbia University, traveled to New Zealand this past summer to work on field experiments aimed at reconstructing temperatures in the region over the last 20,000 years. His adviser, geochemist Martin Stute, is working closely with colleagues at Lamont-Doherty to understand how the southern hemisphere came out of the last ice…

  • A Talk with Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty’s New Director

    A Talk with Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty’s New Director

    “The Observatory has remained a powerhouse in Earth science research and a very special place. The scientists here are true explorers—creative and fiercely independent.”

  • Science Education with Trees and Canoes

    Science Education with Trees and Canoes

    Students from New York City, Singapore and the Netherlands test their skills this weekend in the woods and on the water near Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in the International Student and Teacher Exchange Program.

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • Meet Steve Goldstein, Interim Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

    Meet Steve Goldstein, Interim Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

    Steve Goldstein, interim director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, talks about his long history with Columbia, and why the geosciences have such an important role to play in the climate crisis.

  • Understanding Earth’s Geologic History to Predict the Future

    Understanding Earth’s Geologic History to Predict the Future

    Organic geochemist Pratigya Polissar is developing new tools to look at the history of plants and ecosystems on Earth over the past 20 million years.

  • Project Maps the Chemistry of the World’s Oceans

    Project Maps the Chemistry of the World’s Oceans

    Until recently, too little data existed about the distribution of trace elements and nutrients in the oceans to provide a global picture. In 2002, a group of scientists connected with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory set out to fill those gaps.

  • Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    Spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunities

    The Earth Institute will offer nine research assistant opportunities for undergraduate students during the Spring 2016 semester.

  • Melting Ice, Suntanned Rocks and an Award-Winning Postdoc

    Melting Ice, Suntanned Rocks and an Award-Winning Postdoc

    Nicolás Young was just named a winner of a 2015 Blavatnik Award for his work measuring ice sheets in changing climates of the past. His new projects are taking glacier tracking to the next level.

  • Lamont-Doherty Dedicates New Geochemistry Facility

    Lamont-Doherty Dedicates New Geochemistry Facility

    In late 2013, the dream of creating a uniquely powerful facility for the Lamont-Doherty Geochemistry Division became a reality upon completion of the Comer Building’s Ultra Clean Laboratory. On the afternoon of November 20th, this new laboratory was dedicated in front of an audience of Observatory Advisory Board members, donors, scientists and other members of…

  • Exploring New Zealand Climate Change in Groundwater

    Exploring New Zealand Climate Change in Groundwater

    Alan Seltzer, a senior at Columbia University, traveled to New Zealand this past summer to work on field experiments aimed at reconstructing temperatures in the region over the last 20,000 years. His adviser, geochemist Martin Stute, is working closely with colleagues at Lamont-Doherty to understand how the southern hemisphere came out of the last ice…

  • A Talk with Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty’s New Director

    A Talk with Sean Solomon, Lamont-Doherty’s New Director

    “The Observatory has remained a powerhouse in Earth science research and a very special place. The scientists here are true explorers—creative and fiercely independent.”

  • Science Education with Trees and Canoes

    Science Education with Trees and Canoes

    Students from New York City, Singapore and the Netherlands test their skills this weekend in the woods and on the water near Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in the International Student and Teacher Exchange Program.