May 10 2019
Norman A. Phillips, former meteorology department head, dies at 95
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News A pioneer in theoretical meteorology, Phillips demonstrated that numerical models could predict the weather and developed the first general circulation model of Earth’s climate.
May 3 2019
Tropical Pacific is the major player in global ocean heat transport
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate A recent study authored by Gael Forget demonstrates the overwhelming predominance of the tropical Pacific on global ocean heat transport.
April 30 2019
Celebrating Graduate Women of Excellence
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News EAPS graduate students Christina Hernandez, Gabriela Serrato Marks, and Maya Stokes honored for their leadership, contributions to the institute, and outstanding accomplishment.
April 29 2019
Study: For Low-Income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
IFPRI / MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Economic benefits of mitigation arrive much sooner than previously thought.
April 23 2019
Tracking Radium in the Arctic
Hannah Piecuch | Oceanus Magazine A conversation with Jessica Dabrowski, second-year graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, who recently travelled to the Arctic to study the impact of climate change.
April 22 2019
Letter Regarding MIT's Upcoming Climate Change Symposia MIT News Office The following letter was sent to the MIT community on April 23, 2019, by President L. Rafael Reif.
April 21 2019
A Steward for Ocean Research and Climate Health
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News Raffaele Ferrari honored with School of Science Ally of Nature Fund Award.
April 15 2019
TESS Discovers its First Earth-Sized Planet
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission.
April 12 2019
Earliest Life may have Arisen in Ponds, not Oceans
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Study finds shallow bodies of water were probably more suitable for Earth’s first life forms.
April 12 2019
In Exchange of Ideas
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate The MIT-Imperial Academic Exchange offers undergraduates like Matthew Cotton a chance to expand their cultural and scientific interests.
April 9 2019
Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet PBS A new PBS documentary explores how scientists, including Susan Solomon, worked together to prevent an environmental catastrophe.
April 3 2019
Podcast: Kerry Emanuel on the science of hurricanes
TILclimate Scientists predict that hurricanes will hit us harder in the future—but why? Kerry Emanuel breaks down the science in this episode of #TILclimate.
April 1 2019
Lighting up Exoplanets
Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News The Heising-Simons Foundation selects Clara Sousa-Silva and Benjamin Rackham for 51 Pegasi b Fellowships at MIT.
April 1 2019
Babbin, Rothman, Bosak, and Woosley Awarded mTerra Catalyst Funding
Brandon Milardo | EAPS News PAOC members forge new pathways in oceanic and atmospheric research.
April 1 2019
Who’s Who? Who’s New? Lauren Hinkel | EAPS News This April, EAPS welcomes two new members to the department, postdoctoral associates Xiaozhou Ruan and Justin Jacquot.
March 27 2019
Leading The Way
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate In honor of Women’s History Month, three prominent female scientists who made departmental history.
March 26 2019
Environmental Journals Recognize Contributions from MIT Early Career Scientists ACS Publications Noelle Eckley Selin's research on mercury pollution and mitigation was highlighted in virtual issue of outstanding scientists.
March 24 2019
The Seafaring Scientist
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate In his 20s, Janni Yuval sailed across the Pacific. Today, his research focuses on using data-driven approaches to build better, ‘smarter’ climate models.
March 20 2019
Podcast: Dan Cziczo on the complexity of cloud formation
TILclimate Dan Cziczo talks to #TILClimate on how humans have changed clouds, from where they form to how much precipitation they produce.
March 18 2019
MIT Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office The Apollo 50+50 symposium, featuring former astronauts and current PAOC members, examined a historic program’s legacy.
March 14 2019
Remembering Wallace Broecker
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate Associate Professor David McGee recounts his time with Wally Broecker, a climate science giant who passed away in February.
March 6 2019
Machine Learning Identifies Links Between World’s Oceans
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate Postdoc Maike Sonnewald adapted a method that identifies areas of the global ocean with similar physics, revealing global dynamical regimes.
March 5 2019
Climate Change Will Change The Color Of The Ocean, Researcher Says Heather Goldstone and Elsa Partan | Living Lab Radio Stephanie Dutkiewicz talks to Living Lab Radio about how climate change will transform the color of the ocean.
February 27 2019
Nautical Day at the MIT Museum
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate PAOC members illustrated the sweeter side of ocean modeling at the MIT Museum's 2019 Nautical Day.
February 27 2019
The climate optimist Amanda Schaffer | MIT Technology Review Susan Solomon is profiled in Tech Review for her work on how CFCs caused the Antarctic ozone hole—and how we can make progress on addressing climate change.
February 19 2019
Remembering Walter Munk
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate Carl Wunsch and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli recount their time with Walter Munk, one of the most respected oceanographers of the 21st century, who passed away this month at the age of 101.
February 18 2019
Climate Change Makes Summer Weather Stormier Yet More Stagnant
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Study finds rising temperatures feed more energy to thunderstorms, less to general circulation.
February 17 2019
Tuning the Model
MIT Spectrum Meghana Ranganathan uses math and machine learning to improve how climate predictions are made.
February 15 2019
Radiation Beneath Our Feet
Jessica Dabrowski | EAPS News MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Jessica Dabrowski uses naturally-occurring radioactive isotopes to study climate change in the Arctic.
February 4 2019
Study: Much of the Surface Ocean Will Shift in Color by End of 21st Century
Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office Climate-driven changes in phytoplankton communities will intensify the blue and green regions of the world’s oceans.
February 1 2019
From the Marines to MIT
Kelsey Tsipis | Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate EAPS Assistant Professor Brent Minchew has flown presidents and foreign dignitaries on Marine One. Today, he leads Glaciers at MIT, where he searches for clues on how ice sheets evolve and respond to changing climate.
January 1 2019
Can Artificial Intelligence Help Build Better, Smarter Climate Models? Nicola Jones | Yale Environment Paul O’Gorman on how scientists are trying to utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence to advance climate modeling.
December 6 2018
How to Make Professional Conferences More Accessible for Disabled People: Guidance from Actual Disabled Scientists Gabriela Serrato Marks | The Union of Concerned Scientists Grad student Gabriela Serrato Marks writes on how conferences can do better to accommodate disabled scientists, such as herself.
November 30 2018
A Universal Law for the ‘Blood of the Earth’ Joshua Sokol | Quanta Magazine The EAPS Rothman group shows how simple physical principles can be used to describe how rivers grow everywhere from Florida to Mars.
November 19 2018
Roger Summons on 'Proof' podcast An interview with Prof. Summons on gas chromatography–mass spectrometry on "Proof, America’s Test Kitchen" podcast.
October 31 2018
The Search Continues Nicole Estvanik Taylor | MIT Spectrum MIT Spectrum on PAOC member Julien de Wit joining the TRAPPIST team.
October 17 2018
How Hurricane Michael Became a 'Worst-Case Scenario' Robinson Meyer | The Atlantic Professor Kerry Emanuel speaks on Hurricane Michael's climate-addled rapid intensification with The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and more.
October 16 2018
Climate Fortnite: An Interview with Henri Drake ClimateX Team EAPS graduate student Henri Drake combines gameplay with environmental education to increase awareness of climate change.
August 10 2018
Emanuel selected to the 2018 Class of AGU Fellows Eric Davidson and Mary Anne Holmes | EOS The elected Fellows are AGU members whose visionary leadership and scientific excellence have fundamentally advanced research in their respective fields.
August 10 2018
NASA's Planet-Hunting TESS Catches a Comet Before Starting Science Lauren Hinkel TESS observes comet and variable stars.
August 1 2018
Top Scientists Explain to Senators Why We Must Look for Aliens Ryan F. Mandelbaum | Gizmodo Sara Seager tells the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation why it's important to fund space exploration hunting for extraterrestrial life.
July 30 2018
From Simple Separations to Complex Questions Fatima Husain | Summons Lab Girls from the Circle Program in Groton, NH talk about STEM, geologic timescales, astrobiology, chromatography and pursuing STEM careers with Summons Lab member Fatima Husain.
July 27 2018
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Starts Science Operations TESS NASA’s TESS has started its search for planets around nearby stars, beginning science operations on July 25, 2018. Sara Seager is the Deputy Science Director of the MIT-led NASA Explorer-class mission.
July 11 2018
PAOC’s May and Spiro Selected as Finalists for Prestigious Knauss Fellowship Lauren Hinkel PAOC members and MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography graduate students Tyler Rohr and Gualtiero Spiro to spend a year working on critical marine policy and resource management issues in D.C.
June 27 2018
Australian Climate Policy Ignoring Billions in Potential Health Savings, Experts Say Anna Salleh | Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports that "Australia is missing out on billions in short-term health savings that could come with tougher greenhouse emission targets, experts say." Noelle Selin comments that the health savings could offset climate polices.
June 18 2018
Charting the Future of Decarbonization Mark Dwortzan | MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change MIT Joint Program workshop explores economic and environmental impacts of scaling up low-carbon energy.
June 5 2018
Meeting The Challenges of the Antarctic Ozone Hole: A Global Science and Policy Success Story EAPS News Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT, honored for her contributions to atmospheric science.
June 4 2018
Meet the School of Science’s Tenured Professors for 2018 Bendta Schroeder | School of Science Six faculty members are granted tenure in four departments, including Dan Cziczo.
May 30 2018
Carl Wunsch and the Rise of Modern Oceanography Michael White | Forecast Carl Wunsch speaks with Forecast about his experience in oceanography, the history of the field and how major science questions are conceptualized and addressed.
May 29 2018
A Proposed Global Metric to Aid Mercury Pollution Policy Noelle E. Selin | Science Noelle Selin writes about how a global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward their goals to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury in the journal Science.