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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observation

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observation

Columbia University is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting pathbreaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education. Columbia University has more than a hundred departments of research and more than a hundred research institutes and centers.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) is the center of Earth Science research at Columbia, where more than 200 research scientists seek fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. LDEO scientists observe Earth on a global scale, from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean. They decipher the long record of the past, monitor the present, and seek to foresee Earth's future. From global climate change to earthquakes, volcanoes, non-renewable resources, environmental hazards and beyond, the Observatory's fundamental challenge is to provide a rational basis for the difficult choices faced by humankind in the stewardship of this fragile planet.