Jennifer Chu | MIT News OfficeTo track the changes in ocean color, scientists analyzed measurements of ocean color taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, which has been monitoring ocean color for 21 years.
Molly Chase | Climate and Sustainability ConsortiumWith the support of each other and MIT faculty, students in the MCSC’s Climate and Sustainability Scholars Program are making their impact on real-world climate challenges.
“As a species and as a society we really want to understand the planet that we live on and our place in it,” says Professor Michael Follows. Since 1968, the MIT-WHOI Joint Program has provided research and educational opportunities for PhD students seeking to explore the marine world.
Paige Colley | EAPS NewsThe lectureship recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have made “significant contributions to the understanding of atmospheric and ocean fluid dynamics, the circulation of the middle atmosphere, or the dynamics of climate”.
Alice Dragoon, MIT Technology ReviewGrad student Joanna Millstein is tackling big questions about glacier dynamics that will help us understand how changing—and in some cases disappearing—ice sheets will affect the planet.
EAPSWith over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach.
Paige Colley | EAPS NewsEach year, graduating seniors majoring in EAPS present a thesis in completion of their Bachelor of Science Degree. This year we had a class of seven students specializing in areas across the Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. We asked them about their research, experience in EAPS, and advice for incoming students interested in the geosciences.
Molly Chase | Climate and Sustainability ConsortiumTwenty winning projects, including one led by Earth, Atmopsheric and Planetary Science (EAPS) Prinicpal Research Engineer Chris Hill, will link industry member priorities with research groups across campus to develop scalable climate solutions.
Babbin and Fournier Promoted
Paige Colley | EAPS NewsThe Executive Committee of the Corporation has approved the promotion of Andrew Babbin to Associate Professor and granted tenure to Greg Fournier, effective 1 July 2022.
Shaking up earthquake research at MIT
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS NewsGeophysicists Camilla Cattania and William Frank team up to explore the tectonics and fault mechanics behind earthquakes, and their associated hazards.
Amy Phung: Automating exploration
Elise Hugus/WHOIFor Phung, virtual reality and robotics are a natural pairing that will accelerate exploration and facilitate human connection, opening up the door to profound new ways of problem-solving.
Predicting building emissions across the US
Andrew Logan | MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Each region of the United States has unique characteristics that will cause building emissions to vary widely across the entire nation. An MIT team sought to understand — and respond to — these regional variations.
Taking on the stormy seas
Michaela Jarvis | MIT News Office Themistoklis Sapsis tackles engineering problems associated with the unpredictable ocean environment and its effects on ships and other structures.