Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Archives - State of the Planet

Treading on Shrinking Ice

In a new book, glaciologist Marco Tedesco takes the reader on a personal journey through his sometimes dangerous work.

by |August 11, 2020

Stronger Rains in Warmer Climate Could Lessen Heat Damage to Crops, Says Study

Intensified rainstorms predicted for many areas in the United States as climate warms could more efficiently water some major crops, which would at least partially offset projected yield declines caused by rising heat itself.

by |August 10, 2020
wall of ice with water flowing through

Summer Stars Lecture Series Begins With a Message of Hope

In a talk last week, celebrated conservationist and photographer Cristina Mittermeier shared her quest to save the sea.

by |August 3, 2020
maps showing heat wave trends

The Planet Has a Fever

A recent study shows heat waves are growing longer and more frequent in almost every part of the world. The findings emphasize the need to take action against climate change.

by Marco Tedesco |July 31, 2020

Pod of the Planet Ep. 8: Marie Tharp’s Girl Talk

In this episode of Pod of the Planet, we celebrate the life of Marie Tharp and the inspiration she has been and continues to be to many scientists today.

by |July 30, 2020
marie tharp sits in front of a globe and map

8 Surprising Facts About Marie Tharp, Mapmaker Extraordinaire

Maybe you already know that she created some of the first maps of the ocean floor and helped discover plate tectonics. Here are some lesser-known facts about this history-making cartographer.

by |July 29, 2020

Lamont’s Marie Tharp: She Drew the Maps That Shook the World

On the 100th anniversary of her birth, her grit and brilliance are as legendary as her work.

by |July 27, 2020
Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp’s Adventures in Mapping the Seafloor, In Her Own Words

The pioneering mapmaker explains how she and colleagues discovered underwater mountain ranges 40,000 miles long, and helped to prove that the continents move.

by |July 24, 2020
Marie Tharp with one of her maps

Join Us in Celebrating #MarieTharp100

July 30 marks 100 years since the birth of Marie Tharp, a pioneering geologist who created some of the first maps of the ocean floor. We’re celebrating her achievements and legacy with blog posts, giveaways, and more.

by |July 23, 2020

Lamont-Doherty Program Aims to Bring More Diversity to Earth Science

The Secondary School Field Research Program offers a diverse group of young people a unique opportunity to do field and laboratory research.

by |July 22, 2020