Earth Institute 2017 Calendar Now Available

by |December 14, 2016
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International Research Institute for Climate and Society / Photo: Catherine Vaughan. Joaquín Díaz –left—and Ángel Muñoz –right— attach weather sensors and a camera to a tethered balloon near Ologá. The Catatumbo region, located in Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo Basin, is the place with the highest lightning density rate in the entire planet, threatening lives and livelihoods, and routinely resulting in large economic losses for the national oil, gas and electric companies. We are providing a better understanding of the weather and climate drivers of lightning-related hazards by using models and analyzing new data from a real-time lightning detector network and several field campaigns.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we asked members of the Earth Institute community to submit photographs for a 2017 wall calendar highlighting the global, interdisciplinary, and real-world impact of our work. The response was overwhelming, with submissions coming from faculty, staff, and students from across our centers and programs. This slideshow includes a sampling of the many submissions we received.

The 2017 calendar is available now with a $25 donation, while supplies last.

For more than one calendar, please contact Samantha O’Brien at



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