Tag: sea level rise

May 14th, 2018|

How High Can Seas Rise? On a Tropical Isle, the Answers Are Not Always Obvious.

To help predict the future of sea level rise, scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are studying ancient corals on the island of Barbados.

April 30th, 2018|

Collaborative Planning to Save Coastal Property from Rising Seas

Climate scientist Radley Horton is bringing the effects of sea level rise to the attention of decision-makers and fostering discussions to help society more effectively confront climate change.

April 23rd, 2018|

Climate Impacts on Coastlines: Rising Tides, Increasing Risks

Marco Tedesco and Robin Bell, polar scientists at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory polar scientists, provide a primer for non-scientists on the study of climate change as it relates to sea level changes.

February 28th, 2018|

Dying Reefs Bigger Threat to Coasts Than Rising Seas, Study Says

The death of coral reefs is a more significant factor in the erosion of tropical coastlines than rising sea levels, says research by Lamont’s Alessio Rovere and an international team of scientists.

January 23rd, 2018|

Climate Science and Investment Conference

On May 4, 2018, the dialogue among climate scientists, engineers, and business and finance leaders will focus on “Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: Implications for Coastal Property.”

December 11th, 2017|

Tiny Losses of Ice at Antarctica’s Fringes May Hasten Declines in Interior

A new study shows that even minor deterioration of ice shelves can instantaneously hasten the decline of ice hundreds of miles landward.

November 1st, 2017|

Giant Boulders on Bahamas Coast Are Evidence of Ancient Storms and Sea Level, Says Study

Storms of intensities seen today, combined with a few meters increase in sea level, were enough to transport massive coastal boulders more than 100,000 years ago.

October 24th, 2017|

Ice Sheets May Melt Rapidly in Response to Distant Volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions have been known to cool global climate, but they can also exacerbate the melting of ice sheets, says a new study.

August 18th, 2017|

Study Finds Most of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Should Remain Stable

A new study validates that the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the western ice sheet melts.

August 13th, 2017|

How Will Climate Change Impact Shelter?

Robin Bell, Radley Horton, and Adam Sobel explain how their research helps make communities more resilient to extreme weather and sea level rise.

August 9th, 2017|

Analyzing Winter Storm Risk and Resilience in a Changing Climate

A new study found that the northeastern U.S. is at particular risk for physical and economic effects of climate hazards.

June 26th, 2017|

Christine McCarthy: A Cheerleader for the Physics of Ice

Research by geophysicist Christine McCarthy reveals how glaciers move, what makes them speed up, and how they are contributing to sea level rise as the climate warms.

June 23rd, 2017|

Announcing the 2017 Center for Climate and Life Senior Fellows

The Center has awarded nearly $1 million to four scientists whose research will improve understanding of how climate change impacts the essentials of human sustainability.

May 25th, 2017|

Lamont Scientists Are Focus of New York Times Series

Last winter, reporters from The New York Times joined Lamont scientists as they flew their mission of discovery over Antarctica.

May 18th, 2017|

Researchers Model Differences in East Coast Sea Level Rise

New research offers the first comprehensive model for understanding differences in sea level rise along North America’s East Coast.

April 19th, 2017|

Study Finds Water Streaming Across Antarctica

The widespread presence of seasonally flowing streams signals that the ice may be more vulnerable to melting than previously thought.

December 7th, 2016|

Most of Greenland Ice Melted to Bedrock in Recent Geologic Past

Evidence buried in Greenland’s bedrock shows that the Greenland Ice Sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so.

November 1st, 2016|

How Far Did Sea Level Rise in the Past?

Figuring out how far sea level rose during past warm periods in Earth’s history starts with a walk on the beach, a keen eye for evidence of ancient shorelines, and a highly accurate GPS system.

October 31st, 2016|

Monitoring Coastal Erosion in West Africa

Geologist Alessio Rovere and Trinity Mensah-Senoo walk along a beach in Ghana gathering data that will be used to monitor coastal erosion.

October 7th, 2016|

Sea Change in South Africa

Lamont marine geologist and paleoclimatologist Maureen Raymo studies ancient shorelines to understand how high seas rose in the past, and how high they might climb in the future.

August 24th, 2016|

By Mid-Century, More Antarctic Snowfall May Partially Offset Sea-Level Rise

In a new study, Lamont’s Michael Previdi and Lorenzo Polvani found that the effect of rising temperatures on snowfall in Antarctica has so far been overshadowed by the frozen continent’s large natural climate variability.

Glacier loss. (USGS)
February 24th, 2016|

Climate Change Isn’t Just a 21st Century Problem

Humans have been burning fossil fuels for only about 150 years, yet that has started a cascade of changes that will still be felt 10,000 years from now.

December 7th, 2015|

Greenland Glaciers Retreating Faster than Any Time in 9,500 Years

A new study uses sediment cores to track the expansion and retreat of glaciers through time and finds they are more sensitive than realized.