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Hudson River Research at Columbia University

Hudson River Research at Columbia University
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Although renowned for more than 50 years of pioneering ocean research the world over, the scientists of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have always maintained a keen interest in their own backyard - the Hudson River and Estuary. In fact, one of the first major projects undertaken at Lamont involved using the newly created tools of seismology to survey the riverbed prior to construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge in the early 1950s. Since then, a steady stream of Columbia research has delved into a wide range of river issues - from sediment transport to PCB contamination to carbon and nutrient cycles to the myriad effects of global climate change. Over the last 15 years in particular, the breadth and pace of Hudson River research at Columbia has accelerated in step with the ever-increasing development pressures born of an economic boom and a burgeoning population. With no fewer than the six major research initiatives currently underway within the Hudson River watershed, Columbia is striving to create a knowledge base that will enable more effective long-term management of this vital natural resource.
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