Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Aaron Putnam’s research focuses on the history of mountain glacier and ice sheet activity. to enhance understanding of Earth’s climate and provide a framework for assessing the response of climate and glaciers to rising greenhouse gas concentrations.

About the Prize

Vetlesen Foundation Prize

The Vetlesen Prize was established in 1959 by the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation. The prize is awarded for scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe. Designed to be the Nobel Prize of the earth sciences, the prize is administered by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Competition for the Vetlesen Prize is open to any individual anywhere in the world. The prize consists of a cash award of $250,000 and a medal. For additional information please visit the link below:



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