Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

The consortium is part of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a research unit of Columbia University.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world. Its scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean, providing a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humanity.

The 157-acre Lamont campus is located in Palisades, New York, about 18 miles north of Manhattan on the Hudson River.