An Earth Institute climate researcher breaks down why our atmosphere is the way it is, how it’s changed over time, and what the future may hold.
Earth Sciences Archives - State of the Planet
The new findings offer clues about how the solar system formed and how rocky planets change over time.
Despite some unpredictable Antarctic weather, the final G-055 team member makes it off the ice.
The paleoclimatologist and marine geologist talks about why the miles and miles of marine sediment samples in Lamont’s Core Repository are so important.
New method helps determine how quickly silicates wear down over time, which is key to understanding natural processes that remove CO2 from air.
The Antarctic field team returns to humanity, showers, and hot breakfasts.
A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. Scientists have long suspected that this was connected to the slowdown of a key Atlantic Ocean current system that today once again is slowing. A new study of sediments from the Atlantic bottom directly links this slowdown with a massive buildup of carbon dragged from the air into the abyss.
A team of scientists working in Antarctica faces a host of new challenges.
Scientists are sailing to remote areas of the Southern Ocean to drill cores from the bottom that they hope will contain clues to past rapid changes in the Antarctic ice, and how it may react to warming climate today.