International Research Institute for Climate and Society Archives - State of the Planet

Nachiketa Acharya

Subseasonal Forecasting for the Indian Monsoon

Climate scientist Nachiketa Acharya uses medium-term forecasts to help Indian farmers with planning and decision-making.

by |December 10, 2019
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Spring 2020 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by January 29, 2019.

by |December 9, 2019
Example map of a subseasonal rainfall forecast from IRI’s experimental maproom

Q&A: Andrew Robertson on Crossing the ‘Predictability Desert’

New subseasonal forecasting capabilities pave the way toward forecasts that fill in the gaps between short-term weather and long-term climate.

by Jacqueline Turner |December 9, 2019
beth tellman

Focusing on Floods

Beth Tellman is developing new ways to assess how well remote sensing algorithms identify flooding. It could help to enable better flood protection.

angel munoz

Can We Predict ‘Climate Migrations’?

A prototype model considers climate and socioeconomic factors to see if displacements of people can be predicted and better explained.

by |December 5, 2019

Climate and Society Posters and Presentations at AGU 2019

A range of areas of expertise from Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society will be represented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

American Geophysical Union 2019: Key Events From the Earth Institute

A chronological guide to key talks and other events at the Dec. 9-13 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

by |December 2, 2019
Refugee camps built in the Bangladeshi hillside

Assessing Landslide Risk in Rohingya Refugee Camps

NASA and Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society partner with humanitarian organizations to provide near real-time data on land use, rainfall and elevation.

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Alum Becomes Director of Senegal’s National Meteorological Service

Ousmane Ndiaye, an adjunct research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, will oversee all matters related to climate services in Senegal.

Farmers looking at a graph

Ten Years of Collaborating on Climate and Food Security

An event this week will celebrate a partnership that has helped to make farmers and food systems more climate-resilient, and will discuss what comes next.

by |September 24, 2019