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Data: A reconstruction of global hydroclimate and dynamical variables over the Common Era

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

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September 29, 2019

The Earth is warming. Here are the top warning signs, according to experts

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

September 23, 2019

Lab Alumnus, Sloan Coats, Visits Lamont to Give OCP Seminar

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