Club Visit to Lamont-Doherty Earth Science Laboratory

Lamont-Doherty is a Columbia owned Earth Science Laboratory in Palisades, New York. We got an overview of Lamont and it its mission from Robert Buck, Associate Director. He outlined all of the various research projects underway at the facility which include seismology, worldwide oceanic core sampling, studies of the earth’s magnetic field, atmospheric and cloud physics, geochemistry, geology, volcanic activity, plate tectonics, and paleontology among others. His introductory remarks were followed by a lecture on volcanoes and volcanic activity from Professor Terry Plank of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences. We visited the core laboratory which contains over 20,000 samples dating back to 1949 and which looks at the earth’s history for at least 100,00 years. We also visited the seismology museum and concluded with a tour of the 125 acre facility. It was an unusual and fantastic day that we will probably repeat next year with hopefully more of you attending.

June 16, 2012 at 12:00pm - 3pm


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