Gisela Winckler, Author at State of the Planet - Page 3 of 3

I am a Lamont Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. My research focuses on unraveling the basic processes and principles driving climate and environmental change in the past, the present and the future.

Recent Posts

Survival training in Antarctica – aka Happy Camper

Mike Kaplan and Nicole Bader, first-timers in Antarctica, report from taking their basic survival training at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, aka ‘Happy Campers’

by |January 20, 2011

Antarctic Impressions

Kathy Licht, an “old hat” of Antarctic field research and part of the Antarctica’s Secrets team, shares her impressions how it feels to be back on the ice.

by |January 3, 2011

A beautiful day in Antarctica

Having picked up their extreme weather gear in New Zealand, our Antarctica’s Secrets team lands on Antarctica and settles in McMurdo station where they will be trained and prepared for their camping trip to the Transantarctic mountains.

by |December 28, 2010

Gearing up in New Zealand

After months of waiting, our Antarctica’s Secrets team leaves Los Angeles on a non stop 12 hour flight to New Zealand. Their first stop is Christchurch, New Zealand, where they pick up their extreme weather clothing for the trip to Antarctica.

by |December 25, 2010

Antarctica’s Secrets

Understanding the historical context and dynamics of Antarctica’s massive ice sheets is critical for modeling future changes that have the potential to impact the globe, including significant contributions to sea level rise.

by |December 19, 2010

Dust and its Impact on Earth’s Climate System

Last month, Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory hosted a conference on dust in the climate system as part of the NOAA funded Abrupt Climate Change in a Warming World (ACCWW) project. Most often, we think of dust simply as the stuff that accumulates on our windowsills, but those fine particles floating in the air play an… read more

by |June 17, 2010