Natalie Mahowald, Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell, has been quoted in many news stories covering the recently-released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The 728-page report detailed how Earth’s weather, health and ecosystems would be in better shape if the world’s leaders could somehow limit future human-caused warming to just 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit (a half degree Celsius) from now, instead of the globally agreed-upon goal of 1.8 degrees F (1 degree C). Mahowald, first author on the report, has made it clear in interviews that the...
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences professor Sara C. Pryor has been selected to receive the 2018 CALS Research and Extension Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research. Professor Pryor is being recognized this year for her work in monitoring wind turbines using seismometers as revolutionary, innovative, and potentially transformative. Her research shows the potential to have far-reaching influence not only in New York, but nationally and globally as well. The value and relevance of Pryor's research is also reflected in her contributions to international debates on renewable energy and...
Cornell will conduct a survey of the sub-terrain on campus and in the towns of Ithaca and Dryden Sept. 21-25, the next step in its plan to implement Earth Source Heat.
Innovative methods inspire interest in the sciences.
Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, Encyclopedia of Geochemistry: A Comprehensive Reference Source on the Chemistry of the Earth just published by Springer.
The book illustrates the use of these methods in several important applications including weather, hydrological and climate forecasts, and renewable energy forecasting.
The New Yorker science journalist Peter Brannen's trek across state of New York provides him with glimpses of past historical period mass extinction.