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The Paleo Hydrodynamics Data Assimilation product (PHYDA) is the first global reconstruction of hydroclimate and associated dynamical variables. It uses a novel data assimilation method and the largest multiproxy database assembled to date by combining several community-complied proxy datasets. The reconstructions, code, and proxy data were all made public upon publication and are available through the NOAA NCEI data pages and through th
The amount of greenhouse gases being emitted into Earth's atmosphere has reached such a high level that it will take major changes around the world to mitigate the effects on climate change, experts say.
Greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide, which trap the sun's heat, are the "most significant driver of observed climate change since the mid-20th century," according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More
With experts warning that the global climate crisis is becoming more and more dire, scientists and environmental activists say they are turning to the public to help effect change before it's too late.
Sloan Coats visited Lamont to give the OCP Seminar on September 20th. The title of his talk was A Story of Mega Droughts: New methods that highlight novel pathways for solid earth-climate coupling (see his talk abstract below). Sloan finished his PhD in the PaleoDynamics Lab in 2015 and is starting a tenure track faculty position at the University of Hawaii this fall (he was previously a Staff Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution). Sloan's visit was an occasion to gather lab members and collaborators for an evening din