Bärbel Hönisch Wins Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award From Columbia University

Bärbel Hönisch Wins Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award From Columbia University

Congratulations to Bärbel Hönisch for winning the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award from Columbia University.  Professor Barbel Honisch is the fifth Earth and Environmental Sciences professor to be honored with a this distiguished award....

Professor Joel E. Cohen & Professor Christopher Small Awarded Golden Goose Award

Professor Joel E. Cohen & Professor Christopher Small Awarded Golden Goose Award

For their visionary interdisciplinary research on the altitudes where people live, and their work's wide-ranging impacts on society, Drs. Joel E. Cohen and Christopher Small have been selected as the third winners of the 2015 Golden Goose Award.

Xiaoqiong Li
Personal Information
Xiaoqiong
Li
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
Contact Information
103B Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US

Fax: 

(845) 365-8157

Fields of interest: 

Climate variability and change, climate modeling, Asian monsoon
Education
M.A. Atmospheric Science
Columbia University
05/2015
M.A. Climate and Society
Columbia University
08/2013
B.S. Environmental Science
Peking University
07/2012
B.A. Economics
Peking University
07/2012
Selected Publications:
Mechanisms of Asian summer monsoon changes in response to anthropogenic forcing in CMIP5 models, Li, X.; Ting, M.; Li, C.; Henderson, N. J. Climate, Volume: 28, Issue: 10 p.: 4107-4125 (2015) 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00559.1
Recent and future changes in the Asian monsoon - ENSO relationship: Natural or forced?, Li, X.; Ting, M. Geophy. Res. Lett., Volume: 42, Issue: 9 p.: 3502-3512 (2015) 10.1002/2015GL063557
Colin Raymond
Personal Information
Colin
Raymond
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
Contact Information
205E Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(607) 279-2752

Fax: 

(845) 365-8157

Fields of interest: 

regional climate, urban climate, extreme heat, statistical downscaling, climate modeling

My research interests lie in exploring how to best capture the spatiotemporal complexity of climate extremes and in characterizing the meteorological patterns on local to regional scales that produce them. I have a particular focus on how geography -- coastlines, urban areas, land cover -- modulates heat waves. I approach these questions with a variety of tools, ranging from station observations to reanalysis to GCM output to new RCM simulations, and like to have an awareness of the associated impacts shape my research strategy for each project.

Education
M.S.
Columbia University
05/2016
B.S.
Cornell University
05/2014
Mukund Rao
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Mukund
Rao
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biology and Paleo Environment
Contact Information
Tree Ring Lab
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(917) 834-5543

Fax: 

(845) 365-8150

- Using tree-rings to understand long-term climate and streamflow variability.
- Climate, ecosystem, and societal interactions, focussing on pastoral nomadic herding communities in the Mongolian forest-steppe.
- Statistical methods of reconstructing past climate.

Complete list of publications:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sJ8d66gAAAAJ&hl=en

Education
M.A. Climate and Society
Columbia University, USA
08/2013
B.Tech Chemical Engineering
Amrita School of Engineering, India
07/2012
Selected Publications:
Six Centuries of Upper Indus Basin Streamflow Variability and Its Climatic Drivers, Rao, M. P.; Cook, E. R.; Cook, B. I.; Palmer, J.; Uriarte, M.; Devineni, N.; Lall, U.; D’Arrigo, R. D.; Woodhouse, C.A.; Ahmed, M.; Zafar, M.U.; Khan, N.; Khan, A.; Wahab, M. Water Resources Research (2018) https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023080
European and Mediterranean hydroclimate responses to tropical volcanic forcing over the last millennium, Rao, M. P.; Cook, B. I.; Cook, E. R.; D'Arrigo, R. D.; Krusic, P. J.; Anchukaitis, K. J.; LeGrande, A. N.; Buckley, B. M.; Davi, N. K.; Leland, C; Griffin, K. L. Geophysical Research Letters (2017) 10.1002/2017GL073057
Karakorum temperature out of phase with hemispheric trends for the past five centuries, Zafar, M. U.; Ahmed, M.; Rao, M. P.; Buckley, B. M.; Khan, N.; Wahab, M.; Palmer, J. Climate Dynamics 06/2015 p.: 1-10 (2015) 10.1007/s00382-015-2685-z
A long-term context (931–2005 CE) for rapid warming over Central Asia, Davi, N. K.; D'Arrigo, R.; Jacoby, G. C.; Cook, E. R.; Anchukaitis, K.; Nachin, B.; Rao, M. P., Leland, C. Quaternary Science Reviews 08/2015, Volume: 121 p.: 89-97 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.05.020
Dzuds, droughts, and livestock mortality in Mongolia, Rao, M. P.; Davi, N. K.; D'Arrigo, R. D.; Skees, J.; Nachin, B.; Leland, C.; Lyon, B.; Wang, S. Y.; Byambasuren, O. Environmental Research Letters 07/2015, Volume: 10, Issue: 7 p.: 074012 (2015) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/074012
Kassandra Costa
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Kassandra
Costa
Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
Contact Information
107 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
(845) 365-8454

Fax: 

(845) 365-8155

Fields of interest: 

Isotope geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, marine biogeochemistry

My research interests involve the application of major elements, trace elements and isotopes to investigate the interface between climate, biogeochemistry, and the environment. I am particularly interested in the tropics, and my recent projects have included stable isotope (dD) geochemistry in Ethiopia, redox (Fe, Cr, U) variability in Indonesia, and productivity and dust (231Pa/230Th, 232Th, d15N) fluctuations in the Central Equatorial Pacific. In my upcoming work, I will investigate the relationship between volcanism and global climate change at orbital timescales by tracking changes in hydrothermal vent activity as recorded in marine sediment cores from the Juan de Fuca Ridge.

Education
Sc. B.
Brown University
05/2012
Selected Publications:
Isotopic reconstruction of the African Humid Period and Congo Air Boundary migration at Lake Tana, Ethiopia, Costa, K.; Russell, J.; Konecky, B.; Lamb, H. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume: 83 p.: 58-67 (2014)
Glacial forcing of central Indonesian hydroclimate since 60,000 yr B.P, Russell, J.M.; Vogel, H.; Konecky, B.L.; Bijaksana, S.; Huang, Y.; Melles, M.; Wattrus, N.; Costa, K.; King, J.W. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science p.: 2-7 (2014)
Hydrological connectivity and mixing of Lake Towuti, Indonesia in response to paleoclimatic changes over the last 60,000 years, Costa, K.; Russell, J.; Vogel, H.; Bijaksana, S. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2014)

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